Stories by Doug Ferguson

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Reed knows Ryder Cup will take care of itself with victory this week

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - P atrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects of winning.
By Doug Ferguson

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Reed tied for lead at Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Two days after Patrick Reed broke the gavel during the ceremonial closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, the former Augusta State star kept a clean card and shot ...
By Doug Ferguson

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

PGA Tour's playoffs begin today

The FedEx Cup, a four-tournament series, starts today at The Barclays.
By Doug Ferguson

McIlory was 'pleasantly surprised' by how well Olympic golf went over in Rio

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - This is one time Rory McIlroy says he was happy to be mistaken.
By Doug Ferguson

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Ryder Cup captains begin to consider their possible picks

Darren Clarke got an extra week to start mulling over his three captain's picks for Europe in the Ryder Cup because the top nine already are set. Matthew Fitzpatrick finished fifth in the Czech ...
By Doug Ferguson

Sunday, Aug 21, 2016

Golf leaves Rio in better shape than when it arrived

RIO DE JANEIRO - Adilson da Silva of Brazil hit the first shot that put golf back in the Olympics for the first time in more than a century. Inbee Park hit the final putt that capped off two weeks ...
By Doug Ferguson

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

Park wins women's Olympic golf gold going away

RIO DE JANEIRO - Inbee Park is taking a gold medal back to South Korea to show anyone who doubted whether she should play in the Olympics.
By Doug Ferguson

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Park is up by two in women's Olympic tournament

South Korea's Inbee Park shot 70 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the women's Olympic golf tournament.
By Doug Ferguson

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Lewis has 63, is one back in women's Olympic golf

RIO DE JANEIRO - Stacy Lewis made 11 birdies on Thursday to match the low score at Olympic Golf Course with 8-under-par 63, putting her right in the mix for a gold medal in women's golf.
By Doug Ferguson

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

Thailand's Jutanugarn leads as women's golf returns to Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand shot 6-under-par 65 to lead after the first round of the women's Olympic golf tournament.
By Doug Ferguson

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Women golfers get their turn in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO - Lydia Ko could hear the cheers as she played the Olympic Golf Course, only they weren't for her. Not yet, anyway.
By Doug Ferguson

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016

Rose earns golf's first gold medal in 112 years

RIO DE JANEIRO - From the top step of the podium, Justin Rose bowed his head as the Olympic gold medal was placed around his neck, and he stared at it for the longest time.
By Doug Ferguson

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Rose leads in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO - Justin Rose is one round away from winning golf's first Olympic gold medal in 112 years.
By Doug Ferguson

Friday, Aug 12, 2016

Stenson in hunt, Fraser out front in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO - British Open champion Henrik Stenson is close enough to think about adding an Olympic gold medal to his silver claret jug. It just required a long and wild route to get himself ...
By Doug Ferguson

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

Fraser lead a day of firsts for Olympic golf

RIO DE JANEIRO - On a day of firsts for Olympic golf, Marcus Fraser of Australia had the one that mattered the first-round lead.
By Doug Ferguson

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Golfer will try to put on good show in sport's return to Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - Men's golf gets four days to make up for four months of negative chatter about whether it even belongs in the Olympics. 
By Doug Ferguson

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

Knox trying to find his way onto European Ryder Cup team

By winning the Travelers Championship, Russell Knox moved within 6.6 ranking points of the ninth and final automatic qualifying spot for Europe.
By Doug Ferguson

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

Mickelson isn't running out of patience

Phil Mickelson is running out of time to validate what quietly has been a good year, minus only a victory. He is not running out of patience.
By Doug Ferguson

Monday, Aug 1, 2016

Walker held off the best in the game to win PGA

What made Jimmy Walker's victory in the PGA Championship even more gratifying was who he beat at Baltusrol.
By Doug Ferguson

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Walker wins PGA

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - In the longest final day at the PGA Championship in 64 years, Jimmy Walker secured a one-shot victory over Jason Day.
By Doug Ferguson
 
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