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Tiger falters; Chappell, Merritt top field

Tiger falters; Chappell, Merritt top field

GAINESVILLE, Va. — Troy Merritt couldn’t miss Saturday in the Quicken Loans National. Tiger Woods couldn’t make anything. Merritt shot a tournament-record 10-under 61 to top the leaderboard even before the leading contenders teed off. It [...]

Ace propels Perry to 11-under 61

Ace propels Perry to 11-under 61

BLAINE, Minn. — Thoughts of a 59 crept into Kenny Perry’s mind early in his record-tying round Saturday at the 3M Championship. The defending champion didn’t get that low, but had a hole-in-one and matched the [...]

Another Ko shares British Open lead

Another Ko shares British Open lead

TURNBERRY, Scotland — There’s a Ko atop the leaderboard after three rounds of the Women’s British Open. Just not the one many were expecting. Jin-Young Ko, a 20-year-old South Korean with no links experience and playing [...]

PGA announces 2015-16 schedule

PGA announces 2015-16 schedule

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fl. – The PGA Tour on Thursday announced the 2015-16 season schedule of 47 FedExCup tournaments, which includes two new title sponsors and several notable date and golf course changes. The PGA Tour welcomes [...]

Rory, Kirk to miss Bridgestone

Rory, Kirk to miss Bridgestone

AKRON, OH – Rory McIlroy and Chris Kirk have informed tournament officials that they will not be playing next week’s World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club due to injury. “Unfortunately, I will not be [...]

Day’s strong finish wins Canadian Open

Day’s strong finish wins Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario – In the end, it was Jason Day’s day. The 27-year-old Australian captured his second victory of the Tour season Sunday at the RBC Canadian Open by one shot over Bubba Watson, and two [...]

Golf Bag: Lexi wins Meijer by a stroke

Golf Bag: Lexi wins Meijer by a stroke

BELMONT, Mich. —  Lexi Thompson made sure she didn’t beat herself – and ended up defeating everyone else. ”I was just trying to be patient,” Thompson said after rallying from four shots back to win the [...]

Allenby fires his caddie at the turn

Allenby fires his caddie at the turn

OAKVILLE, Ontario — Robert Allenby’s day couldn’t have gone much worse Thursday at the RBC Canadian Open. The 44-year-old fired his caddie, Mick Meddlemo, after a disagreement over club selection. Allenby, who has only made seven cuts [...]

Zach Johnson wins three-way playoff

Zach Johnson wins three-way playoff

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Zach Johnson would be the first to tell you that his win at the Masters in 2007 all but came out of the blue. After all, Johnson was barely four years into [...]

Greatest links player? Watson ends it

Greatest links player? Watson ends it

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The wind was howling, and the heavy, damp air was bitterly cold. Darkness was settling over the Old Course on this miserable Friday evening like a mystical shroud of gray. Even so, [...]