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  • July07

    Soccer sidelines Rory

    Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf’s No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews. Just as excitement was building toward a potential clash at the Old Course between McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, McIlroy posted a jarring photo on Instagram showing him on crutches with a walking boot on this left ankle. The 26-year-old from Northern Ireland said it was a “total rupture” of an ankle ligament and the joint capsule that happened while he was playing soccer with friends. Sean O’Flaherty, his chief spokesman, said McIlroy has withdrawn from the Scottish Open this week at Gullane. O’Flaherty said they would not know until later in the week the extent of the injury and whether McIlroy would be able to tee it up July 16 at St. Andrews. – AP
  • July06

    Lee takes playoff for first tour win

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – Danny Lee parred the second hole of a four-man playoff to win The Greenbrier Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory. The South Korean-born New Zealander earned $1.2 million and became the ninth first-time winner on the tour this season.
  • July05

    In brief: Jason Bohn, three others tied at Greenbrier

    PGA: Jason Bohn’s main goal after barely making the cut at The Greenbrier Classic was to get some extra rest before the final round. Sweet dreams. And try not to think about being the co-leader heading into today’s round.
  • July04

    In brief: Jhonattan Vegas, Scott Langley lead at Greenbrier

    GOLF: Jhonattan Vegas shot a 5-under-par 65 to tie Scott Langley for the lead after the second round of the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. They were at 9-under 131 on the Old White TPC course.
  • Area roundup: Lia Galdeira leaving WSU to play in Europe

    Lia Galdeira will skip her final season at Washington State to pursue professional basketball opportunities in Europe, the school announced in a press release on Friday. The 5-foot-11 guard has signed a contract with an agent and plans to play this fall.
  • July03

    In brief: Tiger Woods four strokes back after shooting 66 at Greenbrier

    Golf: Tiger Woods has rebounded from a dismal U.S. Open with a 4-under-par 66 in the opening round of The Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Helped by Thursday’s morning rain that softened the Old White TPC course, Woods posted his lowest score of the season and matched his best in relation to par.
  • June29

    Maggert claims second major

    Jeff Maggert won the U.S. Senior Open on Sunday for his second major victory on the Champions Tour this year. Maggert shot a 5-under 65 at sun-drenched Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, California, edging defending champion Colin Montgomerie by two strokes. Maggert made six birdies and one bogey to finish at 10-under 270.
  • June28

    Give and Take: Sunday letters

    U.S. Open coverage on Fox just horrible Regarding the U.S. Open TV coverage, I believe Joe Buck is totally wrong to say that the traditional golf TV viewer can’t be chased away from Fox’s coverage. I’m in my 60s and have watched more golf on TV than I would like to admit, and I saw most of all four days. But if the deplorable coverage continues to the next U.S. Open, I will not watch any more than maybe the final back nine.
  • June26

    In brief: Tom Watson leads by one at Senior Open

    Golf: Tom Watson took advantage of cooler morning conditions Thursday to shoot a 4-under 66, grabbing a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open in Sacramento, California. With the temperature soaring over 100 degrees in the afternoon, Watson worked through Del Paso Country Club before the scorching heat intensified in California’s capital city. The eight-time major champion overcame a double bogey early in his round and had four birdies in a six-hole stretch after the turn.
  • Cougs, led by Alivia Brown, dominate Washington Amateur

    SEQUIM, Wash. – Washington State University golfers, led by champion Alivia Brown, dominated the Washington State Women’s Amateur Championship that concluded Thursday at The Cedars at Dungeness. Brown shot rounds of 1-under par 71 on all three days of competition in running away with the championship with a 213 total.
  • June23

    U.S. Open television ratings down

    With Tiger Woods missing the cut, the U.S. Open’s TV viewership for the final round was down 30 percent from the last time the tournament was on the West Coast. Sunday’s coverage on Fox averaged 6.7 million viewers. That was down from 9.6 million when the U.S. Open was last played on the West Coast in 2012, which allows for the final holes to be played in prime time in much of the country. Woods still had an outside chance to contend going into the fourth round that year, though he got off to a slow Sunday start and was never a factor on the last day. This was the first Open of Fox’s 12-year contract with the USGA. – AP
  • June22

    Johnson had one putt to win, two to tie, but needed three

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Dustin Johnson had his baby in his arms, a smile of sorts frozen on his face. There would be plenty of time later to sort through the pain and the what-ifs. Still in shock from the events of a few moments earlier, he walked from the 18th green, holding little Tatum, with fiancee Paulina Gretzky lending a comforting hand on his back.
  • Gunn shows his flair again

    Jimmy Gunn, who made the cut thanks to a bogey by amateur Nick Hardy on the last hole Friday, made the most of his extended stay at the U.S. Open. He shot his second 70 of the weekend on Sunday. And just like Saturday, when Gunn birdied the last three holes, Gunn closed in style with birdies at 16 and 18. Gunn, who has been sponsored on mini-tours by the Coeur d’Alene Casino, turned in 2-under 33 but opened the back side with double bogeys on 10 and 11.
  • June21

    Meehan: Local golf fans get peek at the best

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Keith Ross was on the Chambers Bay driving range at 5:45 a.m. Monday, waiting for Tiger Woods to arrive. Instead, Dustin Johnson showed up. For 10 minutes, Johnson hit balls and Ross was the only one in the grandstands to see them soar into the distance.
  • Grip on Sports: Sympathy not a word previously used in association with Tiger Woods

    Friday:  I’m not the biggest Tiger Woods fan. Arrogance turns me off. Woods was as arrogant as one could get – up until that night in Florida about seven years ago. The night his wife found out about his infidelities. Since then, the golf gods seem to have knocked the arrogance out of him. As well as the ability to compete at the majors.
  • Dwyre: Young Jordan Spieth poised to win second straight major tournament

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – As many U.S. golf fans mostly drooled and silently prayed, the boy next door, Jordan Spieth, hung tough in the U.S. Open here Saturday. You don’t play the horrors of Chambers Bay. You survive them. Whoever does that best today wins a big check, a big trophy and the title of King of Patience. If you allow yourself to be bewitched, bothered or even the slightest bit bewildered on one of these U.S. Golf Association courses designed to baffle, you won’t win.
  • U.S. Open notes: Chambers Bay greens have given Rory McIlroy fits

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Rory McIlroy won the 2011 U.S. Open by eight strokes at Congressional but he hasn’t had much success in six other Opens, including the 115th edition at Chambers Bay. McIlroy says his scores haven’t reflected his solid ball-striking, and that was the case again Saturday during an even-par 70 that had the makings of a 65. He’s at 4-over 214 through three rounds, eight strokes behind the leaders.
  • June20

    Jason Day shares U.S. Open lead with three others

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Jordan Spieth was three shots clear of the U.S. Open field after rolling in a pair of early 30-plus-foot birdie putts. About 90 minutes later, he trailed Dustin Johnson by two.
  • Meehan: Local golf fans get peek at the best

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Keith Ross was on the Chambers Bay driving range at 5:45 a.m. Monday, waiting for Tiger Woods to arrive.
  • U.S. Open notes: Chambers Bay greens have given Rory McIlroy fits

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Rory McIlroy won the 2011 U.S. Open by eight strokes at Congressional but he hasn’t had much success in six other Opens, including the 115th edition at Chambers Bay.