Stories by Doug Ferguson

McGirt leads Bridgestone Invitational after 64

AKRON, Ohio - In his World Golf Championship debut, William McGirt opened with six birdies and finished with a 45-foot par for 6-under-par 64 and a three-shot lead in the Bridgestone Invitational.
By Doug Ferguson

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Zika keeps Day from Olympics

AKRON, Ohio - Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games.
By Doug Ferguson

Monday, June 20, 2016

Johnson finally got some breaks in winning his first major

Finally, the breaks fell Johnson's way Sunday in the U.S. Open at Oakmont, the toughest test in golf on the toughest championship course in the land.
By Doug Ferguson

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Dustin Johnson powers his way to U.S. Open title

OAKMONT, Pa. - Dustin Johnson settled the score Sunday in the U.S. Open.
By Doug Ferguson

Lowry has U.S. Open lead

OAKMONT, Pa. - Stalled by rain, the U.S. Open is almost back on schedule. And when another marathon day finally ended Saturday with Shane Lowry of Ireland atop the leaderboard at Oakmont, it was ...
By Doug Ferguson

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Mickelson's gamble falls short

OAKMONT, Pa. - Three days after Phil Mickelson said there was "zero chance" he would go for the 17th green at Oakmont, he went for the green Saturday. He just figured it was his best chance to ...
By Doug Ferguson

Friday, June 17, 2016

Dustin Johnson makes major move at US Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - One year after Dustin Johnson let the U.S. Open slip away from him at Chambers Bay, he drove his way to the top of the leaderboard Friday at Oakmont on a marathon day of 36 holes.
By Doug Ferguson

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Lack of warmup after delay at U.S. Open irks players

OAKMONT, Pa. - Golfers are used to having rain delays during tournaments. The surprise Thursday at the U.S. Open was that after waiting out the first of three storm suspensions that lasted 1 hour, ...
By Doug Ferguson

Landry leads rain-suspended U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - The first round of the U.S. Open was suspended for third and final time just as 28-year-old qualifier Andrew Landry was finishing up a dream round in his U.S. Open debut.
By Doug Ferguson

Monday, June 13, 2016

Spieth is on a roll heading into this week's U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Jordan Spieth feels confident about his game, typical talk from most top players going into a major.
By Doug Ferguson

Sunday, June 5, 2016

McGirt survives playoff for his first PGA Tour victory

DUBLIN, Ohio - William McGirt thought he hit it big when he won the Cabarrus Classic and pocketed $16,000, the second-largest prize on the Tar Heel Tour. That was in 2007, and it felt like a ...
By Doug Ferguson

McGirt gets first PGA Tour win at Memorial

William McGirt won for the first time on the PGA Tour in a sudden-death playoff over Jon Curran. It was the third straight year that a first-time PGA Tour winner won at the Memorial. The victory ...
By Doug Ferguson

Friday, June 3, 2016

Steele, Kuchar share Memorial lead

DUBLIN, Ohio - Brendan Steele had 5-under-par 67 on Friday and was tied for the lead with past Memorial champion Matt Kuchar (66) going into a wide-open weekend.
By Doug Ferguson

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Dustin Johnson leads the way at the Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio - Dustin Johnson set the pace early with 10 birdies on his way to 8-under-par 64 at the Me­morial.
By Doug Ferguson

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mickelson ready to put role in probe behind him

DUBLIN, Ohio - Phil Mickelson said he was disappointed to get caught up in a federal investigation that linked him to an insider trader scheme and that he needed to be more responsible for the ...
By Doug Ferguson

PGA Tour event leaving Trump's resort for Mexico City

The chairman of the World Golf Championship held at Donald Trump's golf resort at Doral says the tournament is moving to Mexico City.
By Doug Ferguson

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Finau visits fan that he hit with errant tee shot

Tony Finau is not the first player to hit someone in the gallery with an errant tee shot. However, he took an extraordinary step by showing up at his victim's house the next day to check on her ...
By Doug Ferguson

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Jason Day looking for long-term success

It's hard to believe Jason Day had only one victory in his first six years on the PGA Tour.
By Doug Ferguson

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Day goes wire-to-wire to win Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The best field in golf was no match for Jason Day at The Players Championship.
By Doug Ferguson

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Day survives to lead by four in Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Jason Day saw The Players Championship at its easiest and toughest, all in the span of nine hours Saturday on what felt like two golf courses.
By Doug Ferguson
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