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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

Friday, May 13, 2016

Day up by three at delayed Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -Jason Day finished with two big birdies as the sky darkened Friday to reach 14-under and stay in firm control of The Players Championship.
By Doug Ferguson

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Day leads Players Championship after opening 63

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Jason Day had 9-under-par 63, a two-shot lead after the first round of The Players Championship.
By Doug Ferguson

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Reifers finally makes it to the Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Jordan Spieth referred to The Players Championship as one of the hardest tournaments to win. Kyle Reifers had no idea it would be this hard just to play in it.
By Doug Ferguson

Spieth returns from break after Masters meltdown

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Four weeks away from golf, Jordan Spieth feels like he is starting a brand new season. It's everyone else who is looking behind.
By Doug Ferguson

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

PGA Tour commissioner is expecting "superb Olympics" for golf

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem doesn't believe that five players skipping the Olympics will hurt golf's chances for staying on the program beyond 2020.
By Doug Ferguson

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Day gets the No. 1 ranking and the Match Play title

AUSTIN, Texas - Everyone around him was telling Jason Day to withdraw from the Dell Match Play and not risk further injury to his back. Day knew he was playing well enough to win and wanted to ...
By Doug Ferguson
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