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Jutanugarn seeking third straight win

When Ariya Jutanugarn tees it up in Thursdays start of the LPGA Volvik Championship, she will be seeking to become the first player to win three consecutive LPGA tournaments since Inbee Park pulled the trifecta in 2013.
Via CSN Chicago
6 hours ago

Kirk banking on good memories of Colonial

Chris Kirk returns this week to defend his title in the Dean & DeLuca Invitational on a Colonial CC course where he has finished T-16 or better four times since 2011.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spieth returns U.S. Open trophy, vows to get it back

After a season of winning nearly everything in sight, Jordan Spieth has spent more time this year than he would have preferred saying goodbye to trophies.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

See Thursday, Friday's tee times for the Dean & DeLuca Invitational

Thursday and Friday tee times for the Dean & DeLuca Invitational with Thursday's first round listed first.FIRST TEE, 10TH TEE7 a.m., 11:45 a.m.Martin LairdCarl Pettersson7:11 a.m., 11:56 a.m.Brendon de JongeColt KnostAdam Hadwin7:22 a.m., 12:07 p.m.Freddie JacobsonSteve MarinoGreg Owen7:33 a.m., 12:18 p.m.Jimmy WalkerMatt JonesJohn Senden7:44 a.m., 12:29 p.m.Brian StuardBen MartinVijay...
Via SportsDay
22 hours ago

Bill Nichols handicaps the Dean & DeLuca Invitational: Where is Jordan Spieth listed?

Staff writer Bill Nichols handicaps the field for this week's Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. Players are listed in projected order of finish with the last three Colonial results and comment:1. Jordan Spieth2013: T72014: T142015: T2Notable: Bounce-back is coming2. Adam Scott2013: DNP2014: Win2015: T24Notable: Two wins, T2 in last 8 events3...
Via SportsDay
22 hours ago

Golf Channel's Feherty thinks Tiger's career could be over

Tiger Woods is still working to return from multiple back procedures, and there has been no indication that he is close to resuming PGA tournament play. If you ask David Feherty, Tiger may not come back at all. Feherty, who works for the Golf Channel, was speaking at the launch of GolfNow’s “Golf for Life” campaign this week when the subject of Woods’ injury rehab came up...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russell Knox gaining confidence going into key stretch

Russell Knox needed results before he could find confidence, and now his confidence is soaring. Just over six months ago, Knox got in as an alternate for his first World Golf Championship, scrambled to secure a Chinese visa and wound up winning the HSBC Champions in Shanghai. He has become more visible since then, only partly because of his steady play. Knox had a one-shot lead...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The week in golf: Ariya Jutanugarn wins again; Wearn breaks through

LPGA Tour Roundup: Ariya Jutanugarn won her second consecutive title on the LPGA at the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, VA. Fresh off her win in Alabama, Jutanugarn went into the final round with the lead and never looked back. She shot 4-under 67 on the 6,347 yard River Course. This win moved Jutanugarn to second on the money list, with $687,820. She is only $10,000 back...
Via Excelle Sports
1 day ago

Rory McIlroy may skip Olympics due to Zika virus scare

Rory McIlroy is not preparing to sit out of the Olympics just yet because of the Zika virus, but the thought has crossed his mind. Among the growing list of concerns for those planning to travel to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer is the ongoing battle with the Zika virus, which is creating a panic just about everywhere for some. McIlroy is exactly afraid of attending...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy donates Irish Open winnings to charity

After winning his first Irish Open, Rory McIlroy donated his winnings to his charity, the Rory McIlroy Foundation. The winner’s check was for 666,000 euros, which works out to nearly $750,000, and it’s all going to the foundation, which helps children and their families, per the foundation’s official website: “This is what we do and what we stand for. It will be at...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Daly signals for drink after sinking eagle putt

John Daly officially became eligible to join the Champions Tour when he turned 50 last month, and the man already looks born again. Appearing in his first ever Champions Tour major at the Regions Tradition over the weekend, Daly had a rough final round and shot a 74 to finish tied for 15th. He did, however, end on a high note with an eagle on the 18th hole. And what did he do after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Garcia beats Koepka with par on first playoff hole at Nelson

IRVING, Texas (AP) Sergio Garcia made a par on the first playoff hole at the Byron Nelson on Sunday to beat Brooks Koepka for his ninth career PGA Tour victory, matching the late Seve Ballesteros for the most by a Spanish-born player. The 36-year-old Garcia shot 2-under 68, making six birdies and four bogeys, to get to 15-under 265. He was two groups ahead of the final pairing...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Audio: Joe Dexter and Clair Crawford talk Urban Meyer on The Bill King Show

Clair Crawford and Joe Dexter stopped by The Bill King Show on Thursday to discuss how Urban Meyer has turned things around at Ohio State when it comes to discipline and handling The post Audio: Joe Dexter and Clair Crawford talk Urban Meyer on The Bill King Show appeared first on The Buckeye Battle Cry: Ohio State News and Commentary.
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson's insider trading scandal raises troubling questions

Phil Mickelson never saw a shot he didn't think he could hit.Part of his massive popularity in golf is the high-risk nature with which he attacks the game. When he won his third Masters in 2010, the signature shot was a 6-iron between a gap in the Georgia pines that barely cleared a tiny tributary of Rae's creek and settled 5 feet from the hole.It's the high risk off the golf course...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Muirfield loses Open consideration after voting against allowing women members

It will be quite a while before Muirfield gets to host another British Open. The Scottish golf club voted Thursday against allowing women to join after failing to reach the two-thirds majority needed to change membership rules. The results of the voted prompted the Royal & Ancient, which runs The Open, to immediately remove Muirfield from the major tournament’s host venue...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Mickelson accused of insider trading

Golfer Phil Mickelson was accused of insider trading on Thursday, according to Market Watch. Mickelson is connected with a case in which two other individuals are facing criminal charges. Mickelson allegedly received a tip from gambler William “Billy” Walters, who received his information from a former Dean Foods chairman named Thomas Davis. Davis leaked that Dean Foods would...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Muirfield loses right to host The Open after controversial vote

Muirfield, one of the more storied golf clubs in the world, which has hosted The Open Championship 16 times, will now be barred from hosting another Open as long as it continues to block women golfers from becoming members, according to BBC. The Scottish golf club announced on Thursday that its members had voted against allowing women to join. Muirfield needed two thirds of its...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA considering own channel, new TV deals

Just like so many professional sports leagues before it, the PGA may be getting ready to start its own cable channel. Even though their deals with CBS and NBC run through 2021, the PGA can opt out of both in 2018 and, according to Sports Business Daily, has already begun reaching out to other potential media partners about new rights packages and potentially partnering to start...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Spieth talks Day’s dominance, pulls off great trick shot

Jordan Spieth hasn’t had his A-game ever since his Masters meltdown and said it “bothers” that his slump is helping Jason Day get out further in front in the Official World Golf Ranking. Said Spieth of Day this week ahead of the AT&T Byron Nelson about whether his rival’s dominance is serving as motivation, via ESPN: “Going back to Chicago [where Day won the BMW...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Woods says he is ‘progressing nicely,’ puts three shots in water

Tiger Woods spoke to reporters on Monday while practicing at his home golf club in Florida, and he offered some encouraging words about his rehab from back surgery. The results, however, told a slightly different story. Woods said he is “progressing nicely” and hit a few practice shots for the cameras. As Christine Brennan of USA Today noted, the 40-year-old hit three consecutive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Knox puts three shots in water at TPC Sawgrass 17th

Russell Knox took on the famous No. 17 island hole at TPC Sawgrass in the third round of the Players’ Championship on Saturday, and he lost. Knox put three of his shots into the water, creating a very frustrating moment for the Scottish pro. Russell Knox. https://t.co/cx1COrlUU6 — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 14, 2016 Knox ended up tallying nine strokes on the difficult Par...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Day chucks ball into water after 4-putt double-bogey

Jason Day’s third round has been almost as cold as his first two were hot. Okay, so maybe it hasn’t been that bad, but it sure must feel like it after Day’s four-putt double bogey on No. 6. And things could have been even worse, as his fourth putt on the sixth green almost didn’t go in. Jason Day makes double bogey on the sixth. Barely. pic.twitter.com/adTngtEKtI ...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Johnson’s brother jumps in water to retrieve ball

Dustin Johnson’s younger brother Austin, who serves as his caddie, found himself in the middle of a potentially bad situation after fumbling a ball into the water after it was tossed to him. But Austin, on the bag for brother Dustin at The Players Championship, saved the day by jumping into the water to retrieve the ball. The interesting sequence of events played out during Friday’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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