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Golf capsules: Justin Thomas wins in Firestone’s WGC finale

Justin Thomas took all the drama out of the final World Golf Championship at Firestone, in Akron, Ohio, never letting anyone closer than two shots and closing with a 1-under …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Andrew Putnam takes lead in Barracuda Championship

Andrew Putnam took the lead in the Barracuda Championship, three points ahead of playing partner Sam Saunders in the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford scoring event. Saunders, Arnold Palmer’s grandson, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Justin Thomas takes over at Firestone as Woods fades away

Justin Thomas pulls away from the crowd with five birdies in the middle of his round for a 3-under 67 and a three-shot lead going into the final round of …


Pornanong Phatlum singing to keep lead of Women’s British Open

Pornanong Phatlum has held her overnight one-shot lead of the Women’s British Open after the third round at Royal Lytham. She carded a solid 3-under 69 and dropped her first …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 1:34 p.m.

Kenny Perry shoots 12-under 60 for lead in Champions Tour event

Kenny Perry tied a tournament record with a 12-under-par 60 and has a five-shot lead after two rounds of the 3M Championship. He’s looking to become the second three-time winner …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

Aaron Baddeley takes 2nd-round lead at Barracuda

Aaron Baddeley took advantage of Ollie Schniederjans’ late double bogey to take the lead Friday in the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford scoring event. Baddeley had six …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Jerry Smith shoots 64, leads by 2 at 3M Championship

Jerry Smith made three late birdies to shoot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Friday and take a two-shot lead at the 3M Championship. Smith started on the back nine at …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Ian Poulter share lead at Firestone

Another day of soft conditions at Firestone wasn’t enough for Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy or anyone else to catch a trio of leaders going into the weekend at the Bridgestone …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Bogey-free Pornanong Phatlum leads Women’s British Open after 2nd 67

Pornanong Phatlum is standing out at the Women’s British Open for more than just her pink golf ball. The Thai player has yet to drop a shot in two straight …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Ollie Schniederjans closes with eagle to take Barracuda lead

Ollie Schniederjans scored five points with a closing eagle to take a three-point lead in the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford scoring event. Schniederjans hit a 5-iron …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

Ian Poulter leads at 62, with Tiger Woods 4 behind at Firestone

Ian Poulter has never had much success at the Bridgestone Invitational until an 8-under 62. That was four shots better than Tiger Woods, who plays well at Firestone all the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Bridgestone notes: Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson match set for Thanksgiving

Phil Mickelson confirms a report that an exhibition match against Tiger Woods is set for Thanksgiving weekend in Las Vegas. Those are about all the details he had.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

Minjee Lee shoots 7-under 65, leads Women’s British Open

Minjee Lee shot a 7-under 65 to lead by one stroke after the first round of the Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham. The highlight of the No. 8-ranked Australian’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson showdown reportedly will be Thanksgiving weekend

It’s Tiger vs. Phil – or Phil vs. Tiger, depending on your point of view – for a boatload of money, according to ESPN. The highly anticipated showdown between Tiger …


Grip on Sports: Seattle is going through another of those battles between the rich and famous

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the not-so-fun aspects of NFL camps in the summer is watching millionaires disagree with billionaires. Can’t they all get just along? Read on.


Michelle Wie withdraws from Women’s British Open with hand injury

Michelle Wie has withdrawn from the Women’s British Open midway through her first round because of a right hand injury. The American golfer was 7 over after 12 holes at …


Tiger Woods gets one last crack at Firestone for WGC final edition

This is one farewell party Tiger Woods didn’t want to miss. Firestone will host the world’s best players for the last time at the Bridgestone Invitational, and it wouldn’t be …


Golf roundup: No. 1 Dustin Johnson wins Canadian Open at Glen Abbey

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson pulled away for his third victory of the season and 19th on the PGA Tour.


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Former Spokane Chiefs great Ray Whitney wins fifth annual Showcase celebrity golf tournament

Ex-NFL stars dotted the celebrity lineup, but for the third straight year, an ex-NHL sensation took home the tournament’s plaid jacket.


Top-ranked Dustin Johnson tied for Canadian Open lead

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson used a fast start and a late eagle to grab a share of the lead Saturday in the RBC Canadian Open.


Miguel Angel Jimenez leads Senior British Open after third round

Miguel Angel Jimenez shot par 72 in blustery conditions to remain 9-under overall and two shots clear heading to the final round of the Senior British Open on Saturday.


Ariya Jutanugarn and Amy Yang share lead at Ladies Scottish Open

Ariya Jutanugarn and Amy Yang led the Ladies Scottish Open by one stroke after an increasingly tough scoring day in the third round on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Bruce Lietzke, fun-loving PGA Tour winner, dies at 67

Bruce Lietzke, the fun-loving, draw-hitting PGA Tour winner whose practice regime – or lack of one – spawned an often-told spoiled banana story, died Saturday of brain cancer. He was …


American Tiffany Joh leads Ladies Scottish Open

Tiffany Joh shot a 4-under 67 to stay in front after the second round of the Ladies Scottish Open. The 31-year-old American picked up five birdies and one bogey to …


Keegan Bradley storms to within a stroke of lead with fantastic finish

Keegan Bradley played the last four holes in 6 under, making two of his three eagles on the day, to pull within a shot of the lead in the RBC …


Robert Garrigus gets rocky break, leads Canadian Open

Robert Garrigus made a birdie after a rock saved his ball from water and had a one-stroke lead at 9-under 63 when first-round play in the RBC Canadian Open was …


Tiffany Joh shoots scorching 9-under 62, leads Ladies Scottish Open

Tiffany Joh credited her “hot putter” as she shot a career-best 9-under 62 at the Ladies Scottish Open to take a four-shot lead after Thursday’s first round.


Kirk Triplett, Thaworn Wiratchant take first-round lead at Senior British Open

American Kirk Triplett and Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand shot 7-under 65s on Thursday in St. Andrews, Scotland, to lead the Senior British Open by one stroke after the opening round …


Grip on Sports: From Hollywood to Sodo to Spokane, today’s subjects are far flung geographically – and in other ways

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Settle in folks. It may be a Thursday in late July, but it isn’t a day to relax around these parts. Way too much news, …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Spokane’s Eric Ansett helps WSGA team win Morse Cup title

Spokane’s Eric Ansett helped the Washington State Golf Association’s three-man team capture the Morse Cup, which was held concurrently with the Pacific Coast Amateur at The Olympic Club in San …