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Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Gal leads LPGA Tour event in Michigan

BELMONT, Mich. - Sandra Gal made six consecutive birdies on her back nine Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic, while Michelle Wie withdrew because of a wrist injury.

Dufner, Kuchar withdraw from the PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Defending champion Jason Dufner and Matt Kuchar, who is the highest-ranking American in the field, both withdrew from the PGA Championship on Thursday.

McIlroy one back in final major

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy opened the PGA Championship with 5-under-par 66, living up to the hype as a big favorite to win the final major of the year.
By Paul Newberry

Woods struggles to 74 at PGA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Tiger Woods made only one birdie at Valhalla and shot 3-over-par 74 in the first round of the PGA Championship.
By Doug Ferguson

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Howell makes his return at the PGA

Partially by design and partially by circumstance, Charles Howell believes he’s never been more rested and prepared to take on his lone major opportunity of the season.
By Scott Michaux

Garcia could be near major breakthrough

The only thing worse than being mentioned as the best player without a major is not being mentioned at all. Sergio Garcia is back in the conversation.

Valhalla has history of providing great theatre

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Valhalla has staged three big events, all of them providing great theater.
By Doug Ferguson

Paine golf tournament seeks entries

Paine College is making a late push to fill spots in its annual golf event.
By David Westin

Woods ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship

Barely able to tie his shoes three days ago, Tiger Woods is ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship.
By Doug Ferguson

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Kaymer had a shoulder issue before British Open

Martin Kaymer revealed that he was coping with a sore shoulder that kept him from proper practice in the days leading up to the British Open.

Michaux: McIlroy, not Woods, is now man to beat in majors

There's a new narrative that Rory McIlroy has overtaken Tiger Woods as golf's most dominant player - and the facts support it.
By Scott Michaux

Mickelson is back in the conversation at the PGA

Phil Mickelson is being mentioned as one of the favorites at the PGA Championship after his final-round 62 at the Bridgestone.
By Paul Newberry

Woodland wins long drive contest

Gary Woodland, one of the tour's biggest hitters. won the PGA Championship's long drive contest with a blow of 330 yards.
By Jim Litke

Watson catches grief at PGA

Bubba Watson catches grief over refusal to participate in long driving contest.
By Doug Ferguson

Monday, Aug 4, 2014

Caddie prepares as if Woods will play

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Joe LaCava, the caddie, was awaiting word on whether his boss - Tiger Woods - would be healthy enough to play the final major of the year.
By Doug Ferguson

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Back pain knocks Woods out of Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods was stricken with more back pain and withdrew after eight holes at the Bridgestone Invitational. He struggled to even take off his golf shoes.
By Doug Ferguson

Ogilvy earns first win since 2010

RENO, Nev. - Geoff Ogilvy won the Barracuda Championship after nearly skipping the event following another disappointing finish last week in the Canadian Open.

McIlroy wins and goes back to No. 1

AKRON, Ohio - Rory McIlroy rallied from a three-shot deficit to win the Bridgestone Invitational and return to No. 1 in the world.
By Doug Ferguson

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Ogilvy leads in Reno

RENO, Nev. - Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy got up-and-down for birdie from a greenside bunker on the par-5 closing hole to take a three-stroke lead Saturday.

Garcia stretches his lead at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio - Sergio Garcia shot 3-under-par 67 in the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational and has a three shot lead over Rory McIlroy, who had 66.
By Doug Ferguson

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