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Tony Finau leads local favorite Spieth by 1 to open Colonial

May. 23, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tony Finau shot a 6-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over local favorite Jordan Spieth and Roger Sloan at Colonial on Thursday. Defending champion Justin Rose, the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 3, shot 74 as all five of the top 10s playing Hogan's Alley finished over...

Defending champ Wallace 1 shot off lead at Made In Denmark

May. 23, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

FARSO, Denmark (AP) — Coming off his best finish at a major, Matt Wallace shot a 4-under 67 Thursday and was one stroke off the first-round lead at the start of his defense of the Made In Denmark event on the European Tour. Edoardo Molinari, Alejandro Canizares and English trio Tom Murray, Matthew...

Tiger Woods commits to play Memorial

May. 23, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods has decided to play in the Memorial next week ahead of his next chance in a major. Woods is a five-time winner at Muirfield Village. He has never missed it when healthy, except in 2006 when he took time off after his father's death. The Memorial is two weeks before the U.S....

Senior PGA Championship 1st round suspended due to weather

May. 23, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The first round of the Senior PGA Championship has been suspended due to dangerous weather conditions. A series of thunderstorms were scheduled to pass over suburban Rochester, where the major is being played at Oak Hill Country Club's East Course. The forecast on Thursday calls for...

Long-running Colonial back on solid footing with new sponsor

May. 22, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Colonial Country Club is the longest-running host of a PGA Tour event played on its original site, a fact that seemed in jeopardy not too long ago. Local companies backed the tournament last year when it was called the Fort Worth Invitational following an upscale grocer's...

Weather, Oak Hill to test field at Senior PGA Championship

May. 22, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — It didn't take long for Jay Haas to be reminded of how gusting winds can wreak havoc on players attempting to navigate the narrow fairways of Oak Hill Country Club's East Course. "Got here on Sunday night and played nine holes Monday, and it was blowing, what, 25, 30 (miles per...

Coach: Not a big deal that Cam Newton isn't throwing yet

May. 22, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton still isn't throwing a football four months after surgery on his throwing shoulder. Panthers coach Ron Rivera isn't worried. Rivera downplayed Newton sitting out of passing drills at organized team activities (OTAs) on Wednesday, saying it's a "really big...

Setbacks motivated Maria Fassi to return, win NCAA title

May. 21, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Nothing drives Maria Fassi of Mexico like failure. Fassi was the Annika Award last year as the best player in women's golf as a junior at Arkansas, only to play some of her worst golf in the NCAA championships. She returned for her senior season, motivated to atone for the way last...

Column: Why it took 4 majors for Koepka to get his due

May. 21, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Majors matter more than any other golf tournament. They are not the sole measure of greatness. And that might be one reason it took Brooks Koepka winning four majors — as many as Rory McIlroy, one more than Jordan Spieth among his contemporaries — for the 29-year-old...

Mike Weir, Brendon Todd among 10 US Open qualifiers

May. 20, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Former Masters champion Mike Weir is headed back to the U.S. Open for the first time in six years as one of 10 players who advanced Monday from the first of 12 sectional qualifiers. Brendon Todd continued his resurgence with rounds of 65-66 at Northwood Club and Bent Tree to share medalist...