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Players laugh at Mike Davis' key to success at Chambers Bay

USGA Executive Director Mike Davis stirred the pot on Tour with his comments on Chambers Bay and the unique challenges the players will face during this year's U.S. Open. Exclusive from typical U.S. Open courses that challenge players with narrow fairways, thick rough, and firm greens, Chambers Bay takes on more of a links course feel, whose wide, dry fairways and severe undulations...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thanks but no thanks: Golfers scoff at Chambers Bay warnings

Mike Davis hasn't caused this much consternation since he spoke at a PGA Tour players meeting about the evils of the long putter. Only this time, he was extolling the virtues of Chambers Bay. Maybe to a fault. The USGA's executive director hosted a preview of the mysterious U.S. Open course south of Seattle and suggested that even the best in golf will have little chance unless they...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy's 'boring' finish good enough to win at Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Rory McIlroy had one word to his play on the back nine Sunday at the Wells Fargo Championship. ''Boring,'' the world's top-ranked golfer said with a laugh. That's sort of what it has come to when McIlroy is playing it at the top of his game. Few in the world can challenge him when he's driving the ball and putting the way he is right now. On Sunday, he became...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy finishes at 21 under, wins Wells Fargo by 7 strokes

  Rory McIlroy became the first two-time winner in the Wells Fargo Championship with a dominating seven-shot victory Sunday over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers. The top-ranked McIlory closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 21-under 267, shattering the tournament record by five strokes. He entered Sunday with a four-stroke lead over Simpson after a course-record 61 on Saturday....
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy finishes at 21 under, wins Wells Fargo Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Rory McIlroy became the first two-time winner in the Wells Fargo Championship with a dominating seven-shot victory Sunday over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers. The top-ranked McIlory closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 21-under 267, shattering the tournament record by five strokes. He entered Sunday with a four-stroke lead over Simpson after a course-record...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy shoots 31 on front, ties for lead at Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Rory McIlroy shot a 5-under 31 on the front nine Saturday to move into a tie for the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship. Phil Mickelson is just one shot behind in third-round play. McIlroy and Webb Simpson are both 12 under. Mickelson is one hole ahead of McIlroy on the course, making for some loud cheers from the crowd that others can't help but hear. McIlroy...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickelson sees results, within 3 shots of Wells Fargo lead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Phil Mickelson has been trying to tell everyone that'll listen he's not been playing poorly - he just hasn't been scoring well. ''Right now nobody is turning 66s into 71s better than me,'' Mickelson joked. That all changed on Friday as Lefty made seven birdies and got that elusive 6-under 66 to put himself in contention heading into the weekend at the Wells...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wells Fargo: Rodgers 2 back, aiming to become Tour's latest young star

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Surprised that 22-year-old sponsor exemption Patrick Rodgers is hanging around the top of the leaderboard and in contention for the weekend at one of the PGA Tour’s longest, toughest tracks? Don’t be. Rest assured, Rodgers isn’t surprised in the least to be right there at the midway point of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, trailing leaders Robert...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Simpson, Streb share lead; McIlroy, Mickelson close behind

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Webb Simpson chipped in twice for birdie and shot a 5-under 67 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead with Robert Streb in the Wells Fargo Championship. Streb had a 69 to match Simpson at 10-under 134 at Quail Hollow. Simpson knows it will take plenty more big shots over the weekend to win with some of golf's top names lurking behind him. Top-ranked Rory...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Streb races to early lead at Wells Fargo Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Robert Streb opened with a 7-under 65 for the early lead at the Wells Fargo Championship. Phil Mickelson faded after a fast start. Streb tied for 30th at The Players Championship last week. On Thursday, he played a bogey-free round on a cool morning. Top-ranked Rory McIlroy teed off as Streb was finishing his round. Charlotte resident Webb Simpson shot a 67...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Simpson gets a memory and $100 burger at Olympic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Webb Simpson returned to The Olympic Club for a memory and he wound up with so much more. It was worth every penny. Olympic is across Lake Merced from Harding Park, where the Match Play Championship is being held this week. Simpson had not been back to Olympic since he won the 2012 U.S. Open with a par save from the side of the 18th green. He wasn't about to pass...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Photos & Highlights From The 2015 Masters Par-3 Contest

The 2015 Masters Par-3 Contest is in the books and we’re now just hours away from the official start of the 79th Masters. Here’s a roundup of all the best photos, tweets and video from today’s Par-3 Contest at Augusta National Golf Club. View image | gettyimages.com View image | gettyimages.com View image | gettyimages.com View image | gettyimages...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Finchem says he 'whiffed' by not protesting Ryder Cup change

DORAL, Fla. (AP) PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said Sunday he ''whiffed'' when the PGA of America told him about changes to Ryder Cup qualifying by not protesting that the fall start to the season would not count toward the standings. The Ryder Cup Task Force, which included five active players among 11 members, decided to only count PGA Tour events that begin next January....
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Rankings - Northern Trust Open

So there I am, cruising along the winding, beautiful Pacific Coast Highway, sun setting on my right over the dirty window sill of my tiny hybrid, when it hits me. No, Californians don't all drive hybrids like some cliche, vegan stereotype - I'm just cheap. Sue me. Actually, please don't, again, the cheap thing. Anyway, have you ever been in a position to get everything you want in...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Simpson has short putter, no expectations and share of lead

HONOLULU (AP) Webb Simpson is one of those players who won't break anything that doesn't need fixing. But with change on the horizon because of a new rule that will outlaw the anchored stroke he uses for his belly putter, he opted for a radical solution. He broke his putter. ''Snapped it over my knee,'' Simpson said. ''It's a thick, heavy shaft, so I gave it all I had over my knee...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Golf Capsules

HONOLULU (AP) Webb Simpson and Matt Kuchar made enough birdies on the back nine Friday to build a little separation and share the lead in the Sony Open. Kuchar played bogey-free in a round of 7-under 63. He lost a chance to add one more birdie when he drove into a fairway bunker and narrowly cleared the lip. Simpson reached the par-5 18th green in two for a two-putt birdie with...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Weekend Watch at the Sony Open

As the second tournament of the 2015 PGA Tour season gets underway in Hawaii, many of us are wishing that we too could be playing golf in Hawaii, as most of us are stuck at work or school. However, there was whirlwind of talent that teed it up on Thursday, all chasing the same prize. Who should we consider to contend this weekend at the Sony Open? Paul Casey and Webb Simpson fired...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Simpson feels like a rookie again with short putter

HONOLULU (AP) Webb Simpson had a hard time sleeping on the eve of his first PGA Tour event of the new year. He sounded like a rookie, not a former U.S. Open champion and member of the last two Ryder Cup teams. That's about what he felt like with a conventional putter in his hand. One year from now, Simpson won't be able to play with the belly putter he has used since 2004 because...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Casey, Webb Simpson tied for early lead at calm Sony Open

  Paul Casey made nine birdies on a day that felt like paradise at the Sony Open and was tied for the early lead with Webb Simpson at 8-under-par 62. Casey is playing Waialae for the first time in a decade. He typically is in the Middle East this time of the year. But he gave up his European Tour membership and decided to start his year in Hawaii. So far, it looks like a smart choice...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

More seeds for a global tour in golf

The PGA Tour has small circuits in Latin America, Canada and China. Commissioner Tim Finchem spoke in 2010 about golf heading toward a ''world tour,'' even though he wasn't sure what it would look like or when it would all come together. It's worth paying attention to the activity of players over the last month. Brandt Snedeker was in Japan for the Bridgestone Open. Jordan Spieth...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tour Proven: Titleist Showcases Its Tour-Seeding Process

When a Titleist product hits the market, it has gone through rigorous testing from the brand’s PGA Tour professionals. From Webb Simpson and Jason Dufner to Adam Scott, Bill Haas, Jordan Spieth and many more, Titleist’s brand ambassadors put their final stamp of approval on its products before they hit retail locations for us average Joes. Talk about a Research & Development...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Shriners Open & World Match Play: 5 Things We Learned

We’re now officially two weeks into the 2014-2015 PGA Tour season and we’ve already had our first amazing Sunday battle. Ben Martin outlasted Kevin Streelman and a host of other contenders — including U.S. Ryder Cup players Jimmy Walker and Webb Simpson — for the title at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Memorial at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.  Add in the Volvo World...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Martin takes Las Vegas lead

LAS VEGAS (AP) Ben Martin birdied five straight holes on the back nine Saturday and finished with a 9-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Winless in 55 career starts on the PGA Tour, the 27-year-old former Clemson player matched his best score on the tour - set last year in the Zurich Classic - to get to 17-under 196 at TPC Summerlin....
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Putnam, Knox top Las Vegas leaderboard after 2nd round

  Andrew Putnam birdied two of the last three holes Friday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the second-round lead with Russell Knox in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Putnam is played his fourth PGA Tour event. He earned his tour card this year through the Web.com Tour. ''It was a good round,'' said Putnam, who birdied all three par 5s. ''I started off slow, one bogey,...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Putnam, Knox top Las Vegas leaderboard

LAS VEGAS (AP) Andrew Putnam birdied two of the last three holes Friday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the second-round lead with Russell Knox in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Putnam is played his fourth PGA Tour event. He earned his tour card this year through the Web.com Tour. ''It was a good round,'' said Putnam, who birdied all three par 5s. ''I started off slow...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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