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Smith docked 2 shots for bad drop in 3rd round at Memphis

Aug. 14, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith and his chase for No. 1 in the world got a little tougher even before he teed off Sunday in the FedEx St. Jude Championship, and it didn't get much easier from there. The PGA Tour penalized Smith two shots upon learning his...

Gov: No school vouchers approved yet for Tennessee families

Aug. 12, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Friday the state had not yet approved any school vouchers for families seeking taxpayer funds to cover private school expenses, even as students begin a new school year. The Republican governor had announced in mid-July that the...

Tennessee college's virtual Fridays cut student gas costs

Aug. 12, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Southwest Tennessee Community College has found a novel way to help cash-strapped students. The school has made all Friday classes virtual this summer, allowing students to save money on gas. Southwest is the only majority Black public community college in...

Fowler, Day make early bid in Memphis to keep season going

Aug. 11, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rickie Fowler and Jason Day faced enough stress just to make sure they got into the PGA Tour's postseason. Now that they're here, they want to keep going. Fowler had a change of caddies and putters and finally started to see some putts fall, though still not...

FedEx Cup playoffs are here and LIV Golf a lingering topic

Aug. 10, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Perhaps it was only fitting that a violent thunderstorm hit the TPC Southwind right about the time a federal judge in California ruled against a motion that would have allowed three players who cashed in on LIV Golf to play for $75 million in bonus money on the PGA Tour. ...

One of 8 students who integrated Memphis State dies at 81

Aug. 10, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ralph Prater, one of the first Black students to enroll at then-Memphis State University in 1959, has died. He was 81. “Prater’s impact on our institution and community is immeasurable, and we will forever celebrate his remarkable courage and legacy,”...

Matsuyama withdraws from Memphis with neck injury

Aug. 10, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama withdrew Wednesday from the FedEx St. Jude Championship because of a neck injury, saying he is hopeful he can return in the postseason. Matsuyama, the first Japanese man to win a major championship, is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour this...

PGA Tour postseason begins in Memphis in chase for FedEx Cup

Aug. 09, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

PGA TOUR FEDEX ST. JUDE CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Memphis, Tennessee. Course: TPC Southwind. Yardage: 7,243. Par: 70. Prize money: $15 million. Winner's share: $2.7 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel);...

PGA Tour says players knew consequences of joining LIV Golf

Aug. 08, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

The PGA Tour asked a federal judge in San Francisco to deny the appeal of three suspended players who joined Saudi-backed LIV Golf and now want to compete in the tour's lucrative postseason, arguing the players knew the consequences two months ago. Talor Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson...

Ahead of school year, judges OK rollout of voucher program

Aug. 06, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will be able to implement a contentious school voucher program while opponents continue challenging the initiative, a three-judge panel decided just days before the new school year begins. On Friday, attorneys representing Nashville, Shelby County...