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Spieth closes with a flurry to win Open

Spieth closes with a flurry to win Open

SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth is The Open champion, just like expected. Not like anyone could have imagined. On the verge of another meltdown in a major, so wild off the tee that he played one [...]

Grace’s 62 is the best in Majors history

Grace’s 62 is the best in Majors history

PGA Tour.com SOUTHPORT, England – Against the backdrop of spectacular billowing clouds off the Lancashire coast, a small plane buzzed overhead, the only significant noise as South African Branden Grace crouched over his putt at the [...]

O’Meara says goodbye to The Open

O’Meara says goodbye to The Open

SOUTHPORT, England – In 1998, Mark O’Meara walked toward the 18th green at Royal Birkdale in triumph that Sunday in mid-July, about to win his second major of the year by defeating Canadian Brian Watts in [...]

Golf Bag: Lefty’s cut streak ends at 18

Golf Bag: Lefty’s cut streak ends at 18

SOUTHPORT, England — Phil Mickelson entered this week with the longest active made cut streak on the PGA Tour at 18. The last time he missed a cut was in last season’s FedExCup Playoffs, in the [...]

DeChambeau notches first PGA win

DeChambeau notches first PGA win

SILVIS, Ill. — Third-round leader Patrick Rodgers knew that it would take a ton of birdies Sunday to win the John Deere Classic. Bryson DeChambeau took that advice to heart. DeChambeau overcame a four-stroke deficit to [...]

Golf Bag: McCarron six back, wins

Golf Bag: McCarron six back, wins

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Scott McCarron shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 on Sunday and took advantage of an uncharacteristic crash by three-time defending champion Bernhard Langer to win the Constellation Senior Players Championship. McCarron finished 18 [...]

Ex-Augusta National chair Johnson dies

Ex-Augusta National chair Johnson dies

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86. Augusta National announced [...]

Yay! Greens makeover at Chambers Bay

Yay! Greens makeover at Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE — The return of major-championship golf to the Pacific Northwest might depend on the fate of the greens at Chambers Bay. The maligned putting surfaces on the links-style layout by Puget Sound became as [...]

Schauffele another first-time winner

Schauffele another first-time winner

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — A strong finish in the U.S. Open last month helped prepare Xander Schauffele for the nerve-racking grind of chasing a title on the PGA Tour. The rookie made a 3-foot birdie [...]

Kirk captures LPGA win on final putt

Kirk captures LPGA win on final putt

ONEIDA, Wis. — Katherine Kirk won the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic on Sunday, matching Ashleigh Buhai with a birdie on the final hole for a one-stroke victory. Four strokes ahead of Buhai entering the round, Kirk [...]