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At the 19th Hole: CareerBuilder Challenge

  At the 19th Hole   Well, one of my lineups saved the day and didn’t collapse my investment last week. I had four lineups and each was in four different contests, and I was spread too thinly with my picks. I should have been more heavily invested in guys I liked, but I felt it was too risky to be overexposed. Instead, it was just the opposite. Had I narrowed my focus in...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rome beats three other bidders, will host 2022 Ryder Cup

ROME -- The Ryder Cup is headed to Italy for the first time, with the Marco Simone club in Rome chosen Monday to host golf's biggest team event in 2022.Italy beat rival bids from Germany, Spain and Austria to secure hosting rights for the 44th edition of the biennial competition between Europe and the United States.It will be the third time the event is staged in continental Europe...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Golf Capsules

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Only the weather could stop Jason Day at the BMW Championship on Thursday. Day began his latest quest to reach No. 1 in the world by holing out from a fairway bunker for eagle and powering his way to nine birdies. The PGA champion was 10-under par through 17 holes when the first round at Conway Farms was halted because of approaching storms. Day had just hammered...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Colsaerts makes 8 straight birdies to take lead in Italy

MONZA, Italy (AP) Nicolas Colsaerts equaled the European Tour record of eight birdies in a row Thursday on his way to an opening-round 9-under 63 to take the clubhouse lead at the Italian Open. The Belgian made a solid start on the back nine, parring his first four holes before five consecutive birdies from the 14th to the 18th saw him make the turn in 31. Colsaerts, who is ranked...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Francesco Molinari, David Lingmerth crack field for British Open

  Francesco Molinari and Memorial winner David Lingmerth are among six players who have been added to the field for the British Open. The six players were added when it became clear the Open would not fill all the spots from remaining qualifiers for the 156-man field at St. Andrews. The British Open will be played July 16-19. Molinari is No. 43 in the world, but he was outside the...
Via AP on Fox
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Lingmerth doesn't crack and wins the Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) David Lingmerth stood over a short par putt on the third playoff hole at the Memorial and finally knew exactly what it meant. An hour earlier, he looked like a winner when he signed for a 3-under 69 and watched on TV as Justin Rose hit a shank out of a bunker that plunked a spectator in the head and left him 55 yards short of the pin in a nasty lie. Rose needed...
Via AP on Fox
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rose shoots 66, surges to three-shot lead at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Justin Rose made an early surge Saturday at the Memorial, just like so many other players. He's the only one who kept going on his way to a 6-under 66 that gave him a three-shot lead. Rose missed only one green on the back nine as he started to pull away. He was at 15-under 201. Francesco Molinari (69) and David Lingmerth (72) were tied for second. Jim Furyk had a...
Via AP on Fox
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Rose surges to 3-shot lead at Memorial; Woods with an 85

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) Justin Rose made an early surge Saturday at the Memorial, just like so many other players. He's the only one who kept going on his way to a 6-under 66 that gave him a three-shot lead. Rose missed only one green on the back nine as he started to pull away. He was at 15-under 201. Francesco Molinari (69) and David Lingmerth (72) were tied for second. Jim Furyk had...
Via AP on Fox
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

European Tour: Byeong-hun An comes out of nowhere to win at Wentworth

Byeong-hun An On both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, the world of golf is seeing a surprising dearth of first time winners. During the PGA Tour’s 2014-15 season, just four players have won a non-alternate event for their first career victory, and the most recent instance came all the way back in February when James Hahn took the Northern Trust Open. Meanwhile, the European Tour...
Via isportsweb.com
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

World Golf Rankings qualify 24 players for U.S. Open

Byeong-Hun An earned a spot in this year's U.S. Open at Chambers Bay courtesy of his victory at the BMW PGA Championship. An, who is now ranked 54th in the Official World Golf Ranking, was a semifinalist at the 2010 U.S. Amateur held at Chambers Bay. But An wasn't the only player who secured a U.S. Open berth this week. Twenty-four players punched their tickets to Chambers Bay via...
Via Fox Sports
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

An shoots 7 under, wins BMW PGA Championship by 6 shots

VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Byeong Hun An shot a 7-under 65 to win the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday with a tournament record total of 21 under. The South Korean made five birdies and an eagle in a bogey-free round to finish six strokes clear of Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand (69) and Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain (67). The 23-year-old An captured his first European Tour...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

An wins the BMW PGA Championship by 6 shots

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Byeong Hun An shot a 7-under 65 to win the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday with a tournament record total of 21 under. The South Korean made five birdies and an eagle in a bogey-free round to finish six strokes clear of Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand (69) and Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain (67). The 23-year-old An captured his first European...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Euro Tour: Molinari, An tied for lead at BMW PGA Championship

VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Byeong Hun An shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to share the lead with Francesco Molinari after the third round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The South Korean trailed by a shot at the midway stage but made seven birdies, including two in the last two holes, to equal the Italian's overall score of 14-under 202 going into the final day. Molinari, who...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Molinari, An tied for BMW PGA Championship lead

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Byeong Hun An shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to share the lead with Francesco Molinari after the third round of the BMW PGA Championship. The South Korean trailed Molinari by a shot after the second round but made seven birdies, including two in the last two holes, to equal the Italian's overall score of 14-under 202 going into the final day. Molinari, who...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Euro Tour: McIlroy misses cut at BMW PGA Championship

VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday after an erratic 6-over 78 at the European Tour's flagship event. The top-ranked Northern Irishman made six bogeys and a double bogey on the par-four 11th, leaving him at 5-over 149 and four strokes outside the cutline. He was 15 shots behind clubhouse leader Francesco Molinari...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Francesco Molinari leads by 2 after a round of 69

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Francesco Molinari recovered from two bogeys in his first three holes to shoot a 3-under 69 on Friday and retain a two-shot clubhouse lead in the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The Italian made five birdies, including three on the back nine, to reach 10-under in the European Tour's flagship event. Molinari says ''the start was...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

James Morrison of England wins Spanish Open by 4 shots

TERRASA, Spain (AP) James Morrison of England won the Spanish Open by four shots shooting a 3-under 69 in Sunday's final round. Morrison entered the day tied for the lead with David Howell and pulled away by hitting three birdies while not dropping a shot at the Real Club de Golf El Prat. He finished the tournament on a total of 10-under 278. It was the 29-year-old Morrison's second...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Injured Tim Clark withdraws from Match Play Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The PGA Tour says Tim Clark of South Africa has withdrawn from the Match Play Championship next week because he's still recovering from an elbow injury. Clark has not played since the Sony Open in early January. Luke Donald is not playing because of his brother's wedding, so Clark will be replaced by Francesco Molinari of Italy in the 64-man field. The...
Via AP on Fox
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Golf: The Valero Recap and Shell Open preview

Daily Fantasy Golf:  The Valero Recap and ScorecardCongratulations to Jimmy Walker for being the first golfer of the season to hold the 54 hole lead and complete the victory.  It was a great win in front of a home crowd for the Texan, as well as a confidence booster heading into Augusta. If you read my preview article I mentioned that the Texas weather this time of year can be...
Via Football Nation
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup director: Italy 2022 bid has 'pretty special' view

ROME (AP) Italy's bid for the 2022 Ryder Cup will require overhauling some holes on the Marco Simone club outside Rome. However, the proximity to the Eternal City could prove to be the winning putt in terms of landing golf's biggest team event. ''The thoughts of length and some of the angles on the holes is being reviewed. But we look forward to seeing what will be put forward in...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks: The Valero Open TPC San Antonio

DAILY FANTASY GOLF PICKS:  THE VALERO OPEN @ TPC SAN ANTONIOThe tour moves to Texas for the TPC San Antonio Open.  The top golfers in the field will be using this as a final brush up before the Masters in two weeks.  Others will be grinding it out to get into the OWGR top 50 to be in the field at Augusta.  Like that extra pressure isn’t enough, they will most likely have high...
Via Football Nation
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Fans shower course with beer cans after Molinari hole-in-one (VIDEO)

During the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Saturday, Francesco Molinari nailed a hole-in-one on the par-3 16th hole. Francesco Molinari cranked the volume at No. 16 to a whole new level with this ace. #pgatour #QuickHitshttps://t.co/LWRIQh34t4— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 31, 2015And the fans in the stands celebrated the ace by throwing beer cans onto the course.It's official...
Via The Other Paper
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

An ace like no other for Francesco Molinari

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Francesco Molinari of Italy had to return Saturday morning to finish his second round at the Phoenix Open, and he couldn't believe the number of people who filed into the grandstands at the par-3 16th hole just as the sun was rising over the TPC Scottsdale. A few hours later, Molinari made it worth their while. He made a hole-in-one on the largest, loudest...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Francesco Molinari Drains Ace At #16, Crowd Goes Bonkers

Francesco Molinari cranked the volume at No. 16 to a whole new level with this ace. #pgatour #QuickHits https://t.co/LWRIQh34t4 — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 31, 2015 Francesco Molinari drained a hole-in-one at #16 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the notoriously loud crowd went absolutely nuts, throwing beer bottles everywhere. Pretty epic to see someone […] The post...
Via Diehardsport
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Francesco Molinari makes it rain beer with hole-in-one on Phoenix Open's 16th hole

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open was packed around 11:30 a.m., and that's when the fans who got there early enough to grab seats got their money's worth. Italian golfer Francesco Molinari's tee shot with a pitching wedge landed on the green, then gently rolled into the cup for a hole-in-one.  At the second hole, the leading group coming into...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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