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  • May19

    60-year-old Fred Funk takes Regions Tradition lead

    Fred Funk shot a 7-under 65 to take the second-round lead in the Regions Tradition. The 60-year-old Funk, seeking his first PGA Tour Champions individual title since 2012, had a one-stroke lead over Scott Parel in the first of the 50-and-over circuit’s five majors.
  • May18

    3A golf coaches miffed by WIAA’s late adjustment to state tournament berths

    Greater Spokane League 3A boys golf coaches are upset after learning of a discrepancy in the number of state berths available at Thursday’s regional tournament at MeadowWood.
  • Rats! Brooks Koepka’s late trouble leaves James Hahn, Ricky Barnes atop Nelson

    Brooks Koepka guessed it was a rat or frog that startled him in the deep rough when he ran into trouble late in his round at the AT&T Byron Nelson. A bogey-bogey finish for last year’s Nelson runner-up opened the door for James Hahn and Ricky Barnes to share the first-round lead at 6-under 64. Koepka settled for a 67, matching top-ranked Dustin Johnson. Masters and defending Nelson champion Sergio Garcia shot 73.
  • Lexi Thompson shoots 65 to lead Kingsmill Championship

    Lexi Thompson had six birdies in a seven-hole stretch and finished with a 6-under 65 to take the first-round lead in the Kingsmill Championship. She’s playing her third tournament since losing the ANA Inspiration in a playoff after being penalized four strokes for a rules violation that a TV viewer spotted.
  • Scott McCarron eagles 18th for 65, share of Tradition lead

    Scott McCarron eagled the par-5 18th hole for a 7-under 65 and a share of the first-round lead Thursday in the Regions Tradition, the first of the PGA Tour Champions’ five majors. Lee Janzen, Jeff Sluman and Miguel Angel Jimenez matched McCarron at Greystone.
  • May17

    John Daly aiming for strong follow-up at Regions Tradition

    His long victory drought over, John Daly now faces the challenge of following up a tour win for the first time in more than 13 years. Daly enters the Regions Tradition at Greystone Golf & Country Club fresh from his first PGA Tour Champions win at the Insperity Invitational.
  • Nelson finale on course where Masters champs played as teens

    The Byron Nelson is being played for the final time at TPC Four Seasons, where Masters champs Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth played as teenagers. The Nelson this week ends a 35-year run in Irving, Texas, before the event moves to a course south of Dallas next year. Defending champion Garcia was only 19 when he tied for third at the 1999 Nelson in his first PGA Tour event as a pro. Spieth was a 16-year-old sophomore when he teed up as an amateur there in 2010. The tournament begins Thursday.
  • May16

    Jordan Spieth will soon join long list of Wheaties athletes

    Jordan Spieth is joining the long list of athletes to be depicted on a Wheaties cereal box. The 2015 Masters and U.S. Open champion said Tuesday he will be on 4 million Wheaties boxes in the fall. Spieth is playing in his hometown Byron Nelson tournament this week in the Dallas area.
  • Golf notes: Final week to avoid U.S. Open qualifying

    As many as 26 players will be added to the field for the U.S. Open at Erin Hills this week, and there isn’t likely to be many surprises unless someone not already eligible wins or finishes second in the AT&T Byron Nelson.
  • On the Fringe: Horses for courses? It’s more of a lottery at TPC Sawgrass

    One of the popular adages in golf is there are horses for courses. At the TPC Sawgrass, it’s more of a lottery.
  • May14

    Si Woo Kim becomes youngest winner of Players Championship

    Si Woo Kim of South Korea became the youngest winner of The Players Championship with a game and nerves well beyond his 21 years.
  • May13

    J.B. Holmes, Kyle Stanley share lead at Players Championship

    J.B. Holmes escaped with bogey on his one big miss and scratched out a 2-under 70 in strong wind that gave him a share of the lead with Kyle Stanley going into the final round of The Players Championship. Stanley overcame three bogeys in his opening four holes by playing bogey-free the rest of the way.
  • A bad day for Jon Rahm amid a great year

    Jon Rahm hasn’t had too many bad days since he turned pro last summer and established himself as a rising star. Saturday at The Players Championship was one to forget. He shot an 82 and missed the 54-hole cut
  • Grip on Sports: It’s not sunny everywhere, including the Mariners’ injury report

    A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weekend beckons. It’s not supposed to be warm, but sunshine expected around here. None in Seattle however, especially not around the Mariners’ offices. Read on.
  • May12

    Players Notebook: A blast from the past: Vijay Singh in the hunt

    The last time Vijay Singh started this well in The Players Championship was in 2006, when he was No. 2 in the world and still adding to his record of most PGA Tour victories in his 40s. It felt like old times Friday when he got within one shot of the lead until a bogey on the 18th hole for a 68 to finish three shots out of the lead.
  • Louis Oosthuizen, Kyle Stanley share lead at Players Championship

    Louis Oosthuizen and Kyle Stanley each posted a 6-under 66 to share the lead at The Players Championship and made it more difficult for the top two players in the world to catch them. Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy scrapped it around to finish at even par in the morning, but they wound up nine shots behind.
  • Rory McIlroy dealing with sore back again

    The TPC Sawgrass is already enough of a challenge. But Rory McIlroy is dealing with another dose of back pain at The Players Championship. He’ll have it tested at the end of the week. McIlroy already missed four tournaments over seven weeks earlier this year.
  • May11

    Players notebook: No practice round is no problem for Phil Mickelson

    Phil Mickelson first competed in The Players Championship as a senior at Arizona State in 1992, the year before Justin Thomas, Daniel Berger and Jordan Spieth were even born. So his decision not to play a practice round this week at the TPC Sawgrass was really not that big of a deal.
  • The debut for Hughes: Canada rookie tied for lead at Players

    Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes played bogey-free in his debut at The Players Championship and shot a 5-under 67 to share the lead with William McGirt. Hughes already has won in his first PGA Tour season at Sea Island. He had one of only four bogey-free rounds at TPC Sawgrass.
  • May10

    Players’ notebook: More water on a new risk-and-reward hole at Sawgrass

    As if the TPC Sawgrass didn’t have enough water at The Players Championship. The biggest change to the Players Stadium Course for this year was the par-4 12th hole, which used to have trees on the right, huge mounds on the left and a flip wedge into a small green surrounded with bunkers.