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Troy Merritt wins rain-delayed Barbasol, gains spot in PGA

Troy Merritt shot a 5-under 67 on Monday to win the rain-delayed Barbasol Championship by one stroke.

Area threesome teeing it up in Morse Cup, Pacific Coast Amateur

Three of the Inland Northwest’s top amateurs will be in action this week at The Olympic Club, site of the 2012 U.S. Open, in San Francisco.

Grip on Sports: The British Open had a surprise winner who played with a surprising calm

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The drama that is a major golf tournament was on display in Scotland yesterday. Heck, even a sentimental favorite took the lead at one point. …

Tim Dahlberg: This version of Tiger Woods seems like a nostalgia act

All around him on a windy summer day on the links of Carnoustie, the leaders were imploding as Tiger Woods moved into the lead at the turn. It felt like …

Weather suspends fourth round of Barbasol Championship

A thunderstorm suspended the fourth round of the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship until Monday morning.

Francesco Molinari holds off British Open competition to become first Italian to win major

Francesco Molinari was the “other” guy, a check-your-program placeholder, somebody to watch Sunday when the wall-to-wall spectators blocked a clear vantage of the superstar in his pairing, Tiger Woods.

Brittany Lincicome shoots 71 but misses cut at Barbasol Championship

Brittany Lincicome walked off the 18th green after her first PGA Tour event to applause before stopping on the way to the clubhouse to sign autographs and acknowledge spectators’ warm …

Tiger Woods creates buzz at Carnoustie with 66 at British Open

Tiger Woods’ name was atop the leaderboard for 20 minutes in the third round of the British Open and Carnoustie was abuzz. Not much in golf compares to Woods on …

British Open notebook: Rory McIlroy loses ground with tough finish at British Open

Rory McIlroy pledged to “go down swinging” in his bid to win a major for the first time in four years. He might have to swing for the fences after …

UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Jordan Spieth part of 3-way tie for British lead as Tiger Woods lurks

Jordan Spieth set the tone pulling driver on the 396-yard opening hole and sending it bouncing and rolling to 10 feet for eagle. Moments later, Tiger Woods sent the gallery …

UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

British Open notebook: Sandy Lyle goes out with a birdie at the British Open

Sandy Lyle has a green jacket and his name on the claret jug. He might have one other thing in common with Jack Nicklaus – a birdie on what likely …

UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Cut down: 3 of top 5 players to miss weekend at British Open

Justin Rose made his only birdie of the day when he needed it the most, sinking an 18-footer on the final hole to make the cut in the British Open. …

UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

Jim Meehan: Central Valley’s Brayden Miles can’t wait to reach first tee at Pebble Beach

Brayden Miles completed the 48-page application with five separate essays and aced the interview with First Tee of the Inland Northwest’s board of directors.

UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner, housemates and British Open leaders

Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner are more than just housemates this week. They share the lead in the British Open. Playing on opposites ends of a day that started with …

UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 5:04 p.m.

Storms suspend Brittany Lincicome’s bid to make PGA Tour cut

Brittany Lincicome will have to wait until the weekend to resume her bid to make the cut in a PGA Tour event. Overnight storms delayed the start of the second …

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

The Showcase golf fundraiser at Coeur d’Alene Resort returns with long list of celebrities

The Showcase officially turns five years old next week and the celebrity-driven cancer fundraiser has grown up in a hurry. The event is back with another impressive list of celebrities, …

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:25 p.m.

British Open notebook: Sung Kang trying to put cheating accusation behind him at British

Sung Kang doesn’t plan to handle rulings any differently because he doesn’t think he did anything wrong when fellow PGA Tour player Joel Dahmen accused him of taking a bad …

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

Kevin Kisner takes first-round lead, Carnoustie holds its own at British Open

Whether the turf is sun-baked or rain-soaked, brown or green, Carnoustie shows it can hold its own. In what might be the easiest conditions of the week, Kevin Kisner took …

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

LPGA Tour’s Brittany Lincicome shoots 78 in PGA Tour debut

Brittany Lincicome has shot a 6-over 78 in the first round of the Barbasol Championship, leaving the LPGA Tour pro’s goal of making the cut likely out of reach. Lincicome …

UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

British Open at Carnoustie presents tough test with no clear answers

The eve of the British Open felt like cramming for a final exam, a multiple choice one with no obvious answers. The wind that blows off the North Sea across …

LPGA’s Brittany Lincicome prepares to chase history on PGA Tour

Brittany Lincicome hopes to get over her nervousness on the first two holes as she tees it up against men at the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship. Her goal is to …

UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Tiger Woods says British Open becomes best shot at next major victory

Back at the British Open for the first time in three years, Tiger Woods broke from his tradition on Tuesday morning. Instead of being among the first on the tee …

UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Brooks Koepka traces golfing success to Scotland, aims to win British Open

It was just five years ago that Brooks Koepka won the Scottish Hydro Challenge to earn a spot on the European Tour.

Grip on Sports: It’s hard to explain momentum in sports until the rock rolls over your playoff hopes

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Momentum is the most mercurial entity in sports, especially professional sports. And yet it’s hard to prove it even exists. Read on.

Tony Romo rallies to win Tahoe celebrity golf tournament

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo rallied from four points back to win his first American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe on Sunday.

Laura Davies cruises to victory in inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open

Laura Davies immediately recognized the significance of having her name inscribed on the first U.S. Senior Women’s Open trophy.

Thidapa Suwannapura gets first LPGA Tour win at Marathon Classic

Thidapa Suwannapura picked up her first LPGA win on Sunday, closing with a 6-under 65 and birdieing the first playoff hole to defeat Brittany Lincicome in the Marathon Classic at …

Vijay Singh tops Jeff Maggert in playoff at Senior Players Championship

Vijay Singh birdied the second playoff hole to beat Jeff Maggert and win the Constellation Senior Players Championship on Sunday.

Joel Dahmen ties for second behind Michael Kim at John Deere Classic

Michael Kim didn’t just win his first PGA Tour event on Sunday. He dominated in a fashion never seen at TPC Deere Run. Kim’s dominance overshadowed a breakout tournament by …

Grip on Sports: The rest of the world has other things on their mind today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We could wail about the Mariners again, but that seems a bit redundant. Or we could wonder what the upcoming college football season will hold, …