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Swafford wins at Punta Cana, Catlin gets 2nd win in Europe

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Hudson Swafford stopped his slide with a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole, and he...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NHLEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are the champions of bubble hockey.Brayden Point scored his playoff-best...

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Loaded fields for Asia events now in Vegas, California

Dustin Johnson leads the top five players in the world who have committed to play the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, the...

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This Date in Baseball

Sept. 291913 — Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators finished the season with 36 victories by virtue of a 1-0 decision over...

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Sept. 291923 — Gene Sarazen beats Walter Hagen 1 up to capture the PGA championship.1941 — Joe Louis knocks out Lou Nova in the...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — All the playoff matchups in Major League Baseball have been set.The expanded 16-team field was filled out on...

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Swafford's late birdie leads to victory at Punta Cana

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Hudson Swafford lost control of the tournament without ever losing any confidence he...

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Catlin rallies at Irish Open for 2nd win on European Tour

BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland (AP) — John Catlin birdied three of his last four holes Sunday to close with a 6-under 64 and storm...

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Adam Long posts 64 to take the lead in Dominican Republic

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Adam Long went from trying to hit a fairway to a course so open it's hard to miss. He...

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Rai leads Irish Open by 1 shot after 3rd-round 67

BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland (AP) — English golfer Aaron Rai shot 3-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of...

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Friday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — The Marlins clinched an improbable playoff berth in their coronavirus-decimated season, beating the New York...

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Hornet sting, birdies take Swafford to lead at Punta Cana

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — A hornet sting early and a bunch of birdies late carried Hudson Swafford to a 5-under 67...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLA major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about...

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McCumber part of 4-way share of lead in Dominican Republic

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tyler McCumber was the only player to reach 8-under par Thursday in the Caribbean breeze...

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NBC Sports Group promotes Bevacqua to chairman

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Pete Bevacqua has been promoted to chairman of the NBC Sports Group. He succeeds Mark Lazarus, who was...

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AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

Oct. 11903 — The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Pilgrims 7-3 in the first World Series game. Jimmy Sebring hits the first...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Randy Arozarena homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched their first AL East title in 10 years...

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The Latest: Arkansas State postpones game against Tulsa

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Arkansas State postponed Saturday’s home...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBLOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager had three hits, including one of Los Angeles’ four home runs, as the Dodgers clinched the...

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Thomas delivers again with Tiger in course exhibition

RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Justin Thomas won his six-hole singles match and was closest to the pin on the decisive final hole as he...

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Mickelson and late-night range session key for DeChambeau

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Two moments were key for Bryson DeChambeau winning the U.S. Open.The first one was early in the week,...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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Column: US Open more about modern athlete than modern game

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The power grabbed everyone's attention, tee shots launched so far that it reduced a big golf course...

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Mike Davis to retire as CEO of USGA so he can build courses

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Mike Davis spent the last decade running the USGA, where he set up golf courses to provide an extreme...

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PGA Tour heads to Caribbean, Europe begins another UK swing

PGA TOURCORALES PUNTACANA RESORT & CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.Course: Puntacana Resort & Club...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

MLBOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first AL West title since 2013 on Monday night with an assist...

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DeChambeau carves up US Open one divot-sized slice at a time

Golfers like to say they win when it’s their week, when a swing adjustment suddenly clicks or because they are driving the ball...

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Analysis: DeChambeau charts path with new methods, hard work

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The road to his U.S. Open title might have been tougher than anything Bryson DeChambeau faced at Winged...

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Opinion: Bryson DeChambeau ups distance debate with U.S. Open win

If Bryson DeChambeau was looking for validation for his obsession with distance, all he had to do was glance at his reflection...

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U.S. Open: Matthew Wolff holds his head high after final-round 75, runner-up finish

Matthew Wolff should hold his head high. He shot 10 strokes higher on Sunday than he had a day earlier in his brilliant...

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Bryson DeChambeau blasts way to U.S. Open title

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — What was supposed to be a typical U.S. Open produced a most unconventional champion.Bryson DeChambeau...

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England's Georgia Hall wins Portland Classic in playoff

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Georgia Hall won the Cambia Portland Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour victory in the United...

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Jim Furyk makes it 2 for 2 on PGA Tour Champions

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jim Furyk joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two PGA...

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Bryson DeChambeau wins US Open at Winged Foot

Call him a mad scientist in a tam o’shanter cap. Call him a game-changer in golf. Any description of Bryson DeChambeau now...

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Wolff hurt by bad breaks, mistakes and DeChambeau at US Open

Matthew Wolff stood over the closest thing he'd find to an easy shot at Winged Foot: 103 yards away from the pin on a flat lie...

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Column: DeChambeau ups distance debate with Open win

If Bryson DeChambeau was looking for validation for his obsession with distance, all he had to do was glance at his reflection...

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A brief look at Sunday's final round of the U.S. Open

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — A glance at Sunday's final round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot:CHAMPION: Bryson DeChambeau won his...

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Johnson unable to keep momentum going at U.S. Open

Dustin Johnson arrived at Winged Foot playing better golf than arguably anyone in the world.A balky putter cost him any shot at...

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The Latest: DeChambeau bombs away, pulls away to win US Open

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest from the final round of the U.S. Open, golf’s second major of the year (all times...

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Bryson DeChambeau wins U.S. Open at Winged Foot for first major title

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau wins U.S. Open at Winged Foot for first major title.

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U.S. Open notebook: The conditions were right for a late charge at Winged Foot

The conditions were right for a late charge at Winged Foot MAMARONECK, N.Y. – A cool wind blew across Winged Foot until the...

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U.S. Open: Former OSU golfer Matthew Wolff takes detour to lead at Winged Foot

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Matthew Wolff might be too young to realize he's supposed to hit fairways to have a chance to win the U.S....

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Mel Reid takes 2-shot lead in Cambia Portland Classic

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mel Reid shot a 7-under 65 on her 33rd birthday Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over defending...

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Furyk falters, 2 behind Els going into Pebble Beach finale

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jim Furyk wasted a fast morning start with a dismal finish Saturday at Pebble Beach in the second...

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Column: No fans could be advantage for Wolff in US Open

Matthew Wolff deserved some cheers for the way he picked apart Winged Foot on Saturday afternoon to move into the lead of the...

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California cool, Matthew Wolff takes detour to US Open lead

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Matthew Wolff is playing his first U.S. Open and carving his own path.That starts with shots he gouges...

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Justin Thomas moves in wrong direction at US Open

After watching his 7-foot par putt skim past the edge of the cup on No. 16, Justin Thomas doubled over in frustration and then...

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A brief look at the third round of the U.S. Open

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — A glance at Saturday’s third round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot (All times EDT):LEADING: 21-year-old...

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Big-hitting DeChambeau remains in contention at U.S. Open

Bryson DeChambeau launched a towering drive on the 14th hole and watched it sail well left into Winged Foot's deep, gnarled...

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Grind turns into back-nine nightmare for Reed at US Open

Patrick Reed loves the grind.His back nine Saturday — too much of a good thing.All the patience, scrambling and short game that...

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The Latest: Matsuyama still in contention at U.S. Open

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest from the third round of the U.S. Open, golf's second major of the year (all times...

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Even without hostile NY crowds, this US Open is tough enough

It’s rare when fans wind up rooting for the golf course, even one as majestic as Winged Foot, but suddenly that’s a viable...

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Patrick Reed takes the lead as the real U.S. Open gets started

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — This was the Winged Foot everyone has heard about. This is the U.S. Open everyone expected. Patrick Reed...

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Green back on top in Portland, tied for lead with Clanton

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hannah Green had to wait an extra day to open her title defense in the Cambria Portland Classic. Once she...

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Woodland returns as wounded US Open champion

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Gary Woodland waited 15 months to return to the U.S. Open as defending champion and it turned into a...

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Trying to go 2 for 2 as senior, Furyk leads at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jim Furyk birdied four of the last six holes for an 8-under 64 and the first-round lead Friday in...

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Reed takes the lead as the real US Open gets started

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Every shot required full attention. Every hole was a test. Every par was valued.Patrick Reed embraced...

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A brief look at Friday's second round of the U.S. Open

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — A glance at Friday's second round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot (All times EDT):LEADING: Patrick Reed...

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Patience, pitching and big drives put DeChambeau in position

Bryson DeChambeau held off on shakes and steaks to work on pitches and patience.All that work from the night before made him...

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Woods, Mickelson, defending champ Woodland miss US Open cut

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are heading home, hot-footing it out of Winged Foot after missing the cut at the U.S....

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The Latest: Woods, Mickelson miss U.S. Open cut

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest from the U.S. Open (all times EDT):___7:35 p.m.Tiger Woods will not play the weekend at the...

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Column: Another major mishap by Tiger Woods at US Open

Tiger Woods has made enough double bogeys in his career to understand anything in golf is possible, especially in the U.S....

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English gives up on perfect, gets in mix at US Open

Part of what hurt Harris English was his penchant for looking around the range and seeing players who hit the driver better...

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Kokrak remains in hunt at U.S. Open with steady second round

The wind was up at Winged Foot, the greens harder, the rough still gnarly.Jason Kokrak negotiated it all after a shaky start...

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Watson rallies in US Open with home, hurricane on mind

Bubba Watson was outside New York city preparing for the first round of the U.S. Open when Hurricane Sally made landfall on the...

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Spectators to attend European Tour event in Scotland

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Spectators will attend a European Tour event for the first time since the resumption of golf...

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US Open sees red in Round 1. Will Winged Foot strike back?

We knew we were in for a treat when Zach Johnson’s birdie putt at No. 1 blew six feet past the flagstick before it gave into...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

GOLFMAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Thomas is leading the U.S. Open at 5 under par through 18 holes.Thomas arrived at No. 18...

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U.S. Open: Former OSU golfer Matthew Wolff tied for second after first round at Winged Foot

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — This wasn't the kind of fun Justin Thomas had in mind for a U.S. Open at Winged Foot. But he'll take it. For...

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A rough start and the search continues for Jordan Spieth

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Two holes into the U.S. Open, Jordan Spieth had reason to believe it might be a long day and a short...

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Thomas takes US Open lead with 65 on soft, kind Winged Foot

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — All that hype over how tough the U.S. Open can be at Winged Foot. All that history of so many scores...

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A brief look at Thursday's opening round of the U.S. Open

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — A glance at Thursday's opening round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot (All times EDT):LEADING: Justin...

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'I'm so sick of this' Mickelson in second-to-last at US Open

Phil Mickelson chose driver again on the 18th at Winged Foot.He blocked it to the left again. Made bogey instead of double...

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The Latest: Wolff shoots 66 in first U.S. Open

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest from the U.S. Open (all times EDT):7:13 p.m.Playing with a pair of fellow Oklahoma State...

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No cheers on empty course, but Reed's ace lifts him at Open

Making a hole-in-one on an empty golf course deprived Patrick Reed of the cheers that typically accompany any great shot.It...

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Woods well back at U.S. Open after opening 73

Tiger Woods hit his opening drive to the center of the first fairway, spun a short iron to 18 feet and just missed his birdie...

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Tough test for tough times: US Open at haunting Winged Foot

When golfers fall asleep imagining how they’d play this course or that, they’re almost never dreaming about Winged Foot. That...

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In the thick of it: DeChambeau ready to rip at U.S. Open

The matchup to watch at Winged Foot this week could be Bryson DeChambeau’s thick biceps against the USGA’s thick rough.Golf’s...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESBass Pro Shops Night RaceSite: Bristol, TennesseeSchedule: Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m....

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Canceling British Open helped keep US Open at Winged Foot

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The USGA considers this U.S. Open a success even before the opening tee shot, mainly because it's being...

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A tough US Open and letting 'Winged Foot be Winged Foot'

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Waiting for the green to clear ahead, Sergio Garcia looked behind him at the five holes he played...

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From a frozen forest in Finland, Valimaki makes major debut

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — His first trip to America for his first major championship came a lot sooner than Sami Valimaki would...

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Column: Tiger Woods in need of some magic at US Open

By now, Tiger Woods should have had a chance to defend his Masters title. By now, there should be an answer for his rabid fans...

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Golfers, give thanks! How Winged Foot gifted us the mulligan

Massacre. Mickelson. Mulligan.To recite the history of Winged Foot is to parade through a veritable vocabulary list of mishaps...

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Lynch: Tiger Woods' best chance to make his own history at Winged Foot? Strokes Gained: Patience

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — A man with 15 major championship victories to his credit grows accustomed to playing venues that hold...

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Australian PGA tournament postponed to February

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The Australian PGA tournament has been postponed to February because of uncertainties over...

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Another trophy for Dustin Johnson, this one without the cash

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Another week, another big trophy for Dustin Johnson, this one without any cash.One week after he...

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McIlroy shaped by perspective of fatherhood at U.S. Open

First-time fatherhood has suited Rory McIlroy. He has doted on daughter Poppy in the two weeks since she was born, and he felt...

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Woods faces chase for majors and a tough test at Winged Foot

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The older he gets, the more difficult it gets for Tiger Woods.He is one victory away from setting the...

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US Open in September as LPGA, Champions and Europe play on

UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATIONU.S. OPENSite: Mamaroneck, New York.Course: Winged Foot GC (West). Yardage: 7,477. Par: 70.Purse:...

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Column: Dustin Johnson in top shape, and so is Winged Foot

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Dustin Johnson had never been to Winged Foot until this week for the U.S. Open, or so he thought.The...

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Portland Classic cut to 54 holes because of air quality

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The LPGA Tour's Portland Classic set for this weekend has been reduced to 54 holes because of poor air...

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Georgia man gets prison for Masters golf ticket scheme

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man was sentenced Monday to more than two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a...

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Horsfield latest to withdraw from US Open with positive test

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Horsfield became the second player in two days to test positive for the coronavirus without any...

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Open season? Virus closes off U.S. Open for qualifiers

If anyone can truly appreciate the meaning of the word “open” at the U.S. Open, it's a 36-year-old father of two who might very...

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US OPEN '20: A quiz covering more than a century of US Opens

How well do you know the U.S. Open? Try this quiz:1. Phil Mickelson was one of two players who made double bogey on the final...

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47-year-old Stewart Cink rallies to win Safeway Open

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Stewart Cink’s long wait is finally over. He doesn’t have to worry about being cast as a villain, either,...

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Lee wins ANA Inspiration in playoff; Cink tops Safeway at 47

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Mirim Lee chipped in three times Sunday, the last one for eagle on the final hole that got her...

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Miguel Angel Jimenez wins Champions event in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Sanford International, the PGA...

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Scheffler out of US Open with a positive coronavirus test

Scottie Scheffler became the second player forced to withdraw from a major championship because of the coronavirus with a...