Gary McCord On WGC-Bridgestone: ‘Golf Course Still Holds Its Own’

By Dave Shedloski A small but extremely potent field is poised for a 72-hole slugfest when the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational begins Thursday at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Sixty-one of the world’s best, including world No. 1 Jason Day, reigning FedExCup champion, Jordan Spieth, and newly minted U.S. Open winner Dustin Johnson, will vie for the Gary...
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Omar Uresti opens 2-shot lead in PGA Professional

VERONA, N.Y. (AP) Former PGA Tour player Omar Uresti shot a 2-under 70 on Tuesday at Turning Stone to increase his lead to two strokes in the PGA Professional Championship. The top 20 after the final round Wednesday will earn spots next month in the PGA Championship at Baltusrol in New Jersey. The 47-year-old Uresti, a PGA Life Member from Austin, Texas, had an 11-under 205 total...
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Spieth facing long odds of a better year than '15

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Any other year, Jordan Spieth would feel this has been a very good season. Just not this year. At the halfway point of 2016, he already has two victories. One of them was an eight-shot runaway against a winners-only field at Kapalua. The other was even better, earning his first PGA Tour title in his home state when he birdied the last three holes at Colonial...
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Montgomerie qualifies for British Open

IRVINE, Scotland (AP) Colin Montgomerie will play at the British Open for the first time since 2010 after qualifying for golf's oldest major on Tuesday. The 53-year-old Scot shot rounds of 66 and 71 to secure one of three places available from final qualifying at Gailes Links. Three other British courses - Hillside, Royal Cinque Ports and Woburn - were also hosting final qualifying...
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Jason Day skipping Olympics due to Zika concerns

The Rio Olympics have lost yet another top competitor to Zika virus concerns, as Jason Day announced on Tuesday that he will not be taking part. Day, who is the top-ranked golfer in the world and was set to represent Australia, released a statement explaining that he does not want to put his family at risk. — Jason Day (@JDayGolf) June 28, 2016 ...
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Tiger Woods not close to return to PGA Tour, unsure if he will

It sounds as though we won’t see Tiger Woods on a PGA Tour golf course any time soon. The 14-time major winner was at the Quicken Loans National on Sunday, but he wasn’t there to compete. Instead, Woods talked about his plans for 2016 with Jim Nantz, telling the announcer the only person he probably could beat right now is his 7-year-old son. “Close to what?” Woods said...
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WATCH: Highlights | Billy Hurley III's emotional victory at Quicken Loans

In the final round of the 2016 Quicken Loans National, Billy Hurley III pushed his lead to three coming down the stretch to capture his first career PGA TOUR title.
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Bubba Watson captures footage of the flooding that caused PGA Tour to cancel event

The PGA Tour was scheduled to come to West Virginia for the annual Greenbrier Classic in early July, but the Tour was forced to cancel the event after heavy flooding has devastated the region. A number of small towns in West Virginia have suffered catastrophic damage, and at least 24 people have died according to the Weather Channel.Bubba Watson, who owns a home in Greenbrier County...
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WATCH: Highlights | Billy Hurley III shares lead with Jon Rahm at Quicken Loans

In the second round of the 2016 Quicken Loans National, Billy Hurley III went low carding a 6-under 65 and moves into a share of the lead with Jon Rahm as we continues to impress on his professional debut with a 4-under 67.
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John Daly rocking Champions Tour with inflatable Jacuzzi

John Daly knows how to enjoy himself while continuing to play professional golf on the Champions Tour. The larger-than-life golfer sent out an Instagram post on Thursday featuring his, you guessed it, inflatable Jacuzzi hot tub. Champions Tour ✔️ My Bus on site ✔️ Meet Miller Lite guy to load up ✔️ Plenty of John Daly Cocktail Bottles ✔️ Smokes ...
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WATCH: Highlights | Jon Rahm leads after a solid debut at Quicken Loans

In the opening round of the 2016 Quicken Loans National, Jon Rahm makes his professional debut a special one with a flawless 7-under 64 to grab the early lead.
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Daily Fantasy Golf Strategy: Quicken Loans Invitational

Welcome to Washington, DC (well Potomac, Maryland) and my “hometown” PGA tournament. It’s a beautiful, classic course which has hosted majors. The field is a bit weaker than normal as it’s the week after a major. But, there’s still money to be won. Our friends at DraftKings continue to roll out some fantastic contests. And I’m here to help you win some dough. It’s a...
Via The Fantasy Fix
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Tiger doubles down on criticism of Dustin Johnson fiasco

Tiger Woods on Wednesday continued to weigh in on how Dustin Johnson’s bid for his first major was nearly derailed by the “frustrating” way in which the USGA mishandled the possibility of assessing the golfer a penalty stroke during his final round of the U.S. Open. Woods first joined the chorus of fellow irate pro golfers, including Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Rickie...
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Rory McIlroy will skip Olympics due to Zika concerns

Rory McIlroy announced on Wednesday that he is withdrawing his name from consideration for the Rio Olympics. McIlroy, the No. 5 golfer in the world, has changed his mind after saying earlier this month that it would not be “the end of the world” if he contracted the Zika virus while competing in Brazil. “After much thought and deliberation, I have decided to withdraw my name...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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USGA on Dustin Johnson ruling: We 'regret the distraction'

The USGA had an embarrassing Sunday at the U.S. Open. Apparently the organization is well aware of that, based on a new statement in which it admitted mistakes regarding the uncertainty of Dustin Johnson’s penalty stroke on the fifth green. USGA issues statement on Dustin Johnson ruling. The organization "regrets the distraction" it caused. — Jason...
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Bubba Watson not afraid of Zika, looking forward to Olympics

Many golfers, and athletes in general, have backed out of the Olympics due to Zika concerns, but this has not fazed Bubba Watson. Watson is excited at the chance to represent the United States in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and he plans to participate if he qualifies, as he told the Chicago Tribune: “For me, if I get in, it’s a no-brainer.” That’s a pretty simple...
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Top 10 takeaways from 2016 U.S. Open

The 2016 U.S. Open is in the books and Dustin Johnson is the champion. Dustin Johnson is the champion of the 116th #USOpen. — U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 20, 2016 But while Johnson’s win is certainly the main takeaway from the week at Oakmont, it’s not the week’s only takeaway. Looking ahead at the rest of the golf season, what are...
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Spieth does his best to promote Steph Curry's new shoes

Stephen Curry’s new shoes have taken a beating in the court of public opinion, and we’re not sure their latest endorser will help that cause. Under Armour recently released the Curry Two Lows, which look like the shoes your dad would wear, not the Golden State Warriors guard and reigning NBA MVP. But golfer — and fellow Under Armour athlete — Jordan Spieth did his best...
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Rory McIlroy misses U.S. Open cut after double bogey on final hole

Playing some of his best golf in two years, Rory McIlroy was a huge favorite to be in the mix or the 2016 U.S. Open title this week at Oakmont Country Club. After battling the weather and himself, McIlroy finds himself on the outside looking in thanks to a heartbreaking scenario on the final hole in the second round that cost him a chance to keep playing. Coming into Saturday...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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