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  • Mediate rides eagles to badly needed win

    SAN MARTIN, Calif. – The familiar chants of “Rocco! Rocco!” never sounded better or louder as he approached the 18th hole. Rocco Mediate holed out for eagle for the fourth …


  • Top ranking up for grabs for 1st time in 5 years

    About all anyone can say with certainty about No. 1 in the world is that it won’t be Tiger Woods at the end of October. It won’t be Phil Mickelson, …


  • Golf briefs: Hull rallies at Navistar

    Australia’s Katherine Hull rallied to win the Navistar LPGA Classic at Prattville, Ala., on Sunday for her second career LPGA Tour victory, pulling ahead with a birdie on the par-5 …


  • Europe wins Ryder Cup

    NEWPORT, Wales – Hunter Mahan kept searching for the words. All he could muster were tears. From the ecstasy of Valhalla to the despondency of Celtic Manor, Mahan was the …


  • Europe takes back Ryder Cup

    Europe reclaimed the Ryder Cup, winning a thriller that went down to the final singles match Monday.


  • Golf notes: Europe storms ahead

    Bolstered by the sight of blue on every leaderboard, the Europeans won five matches and halved the last one when Francesco Molinari knocked in a 3-foot birdie putt on Sunday, …


  • U.S. leads at Cup but trails all matches on hold

    NEWPORT, Wales – Europe had its blue numbers all over the scoreboard Saturday evening as throaty cheers rang out from every corner of Celtic Manor. All the Americans had in …


  • U.S. rallies at rain-drenched Ryder

    Workers scurried around the greens with squeegees, furiously pushing the water away before every putt. Players sloshed down soaked fairways, desperately searching for a spot to hit from that was …


  • U.S. captain slips up at Ryder Cup ceremony

    NEWPORT, Wales – Good thing for the Americans the Ryder Cup ultimately comes down to golf shots, not style points. U.S. captain Corey Pavin, his voice unsteady at the opening …


  • Clutch Furyk wins FedEx Cup

    One clutch shot gave Jim Furyk two big trophies Sunday. He sat between them Sunday afternoon after his dramatic victory in the rain at East Lake in Atlanta, the crystal …


  • Wrigley wraps up sixth straight title

    Beth Wrigley seems determined to put her record streak of victories in the Spokane Area Women’s Golf Association’s annual championship tournament out of reach of whoever eventually dethrones her. The …


  • Doug Clark: Golfer’s buddies take a chip shot

    Can anything in life be more terrifying than a bunch of practical jokers with money? Ask John Nollette. He’ll give you an answer.


  • Flu, lack of water cost Spokane native U.S. Amateur golf title

    As the match progressed, the sky cleared and the crowd grew. By noon the sun appeared. Approximately 9,000 persons crowded every vantage point. – From the Seattle Times, Aug. 24, …


  • SAWGA deadline nears

    Entry deadline for the Spokane Area Women’s Golf Association Championship Tournament is Aug. 25 and limited to the first 124 golfers. Golfers from 13 area golf courses who are members …


  • Now that spectacular Palouse Ridge has been built, will they come?

    Midway through a round at Palouse Ridge Golf Course – after you’ve already marveled at greens true and fair, cushy sand that almost makes it a pleasure to find a …


  • Langer on amazing roll

    MINNEAPOLIS — It might not be the most perfect golf swing on the Champions Tour, but whatever Bernhard Langer and longtime coach Willie Hoffman figured out during a phone call …


  • Amazing layout in Pullman takes a sizeable bite out of small golf market

    When Washington State University’s Palouse Ridge Golf Club shoved its way onto the national stage in late autumn of 2008, Inland Northwest golfers were understandably thrilled. Here was another magnificently …


  • Great views, great value at Quail Ridge

    This short, but interesting, par-71 layout features a wonderfully diverse collection of holes that, like most of the other courses in the area, play over moderately rolling terrain just a …


  • Unusual track at Bryden Canyon a joy to play

    Okay, there are some quirky holes on this 6,359-yard, par-71 course that is owned by the Lewiston airport and leased to the city. The 270-yard par-4 first, which plays downhill …


  • Plenty of risk and reward … or not

    Originally designed as a nine-hole layout by Francis L. James in 1933, this 6,602-yard, par-72 University of Idaho course was redesigned by Bob Bolduck in 1968 and expanded to 18 …


  • Annika busier than ever

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Rumor has it Annika Sorenstam is retired. Forget it.


  • Prepare for memorable experience

    Located on the eastern edge of the Washington State University campus, this John Harbottle III-designed wonder is already being hailed as one of the top college courses in existence, and …


  • Golf for Gifts registration open

    DOWNRIVER – Registration is now available for the annual VOICES “Golf for Gifts” Tournament, to be held Sept. 25 at Downriver Municipal Golf Course. Players will be entered by teams …


  • Golf scramble at Wandermere benefits schools

    WANDERMERE – Golfers can register for the Cat Scramble 2010 Golf Tournament and Silent Auction, to be held at Wandermere Golf Course Sept. 18. The tournament will begin at noon. …


  • St. Patrick Catholic School hosting golf fundraiser

    St. Patrick Catholic School will host a golf-a-thon Monday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Esmeralda Golf Course, 3933 E. Courtland Ave. The 12-hour marathon includes 54 holes of …


  • Langer pounces on Couples’ misstep

    SAMMAMISH, Wash. – Bernhard Langer was more than willing to be the villain if it meant winning the U.S. Senior Open. Playing in an atmosphere more suited for a Ryder …


  • Hometown favorite Couples tied for first

    SAMMAMISH, Wash. — Fred Couples shot a 5-under 65 on Saturday for a share of the U.S. Senior Open lead, feeding off a raucous hometown crowd hoping the native son …


  • Seniors have still got game

    REDMOND _ These fellows are a little heavier, a little grayer, and a little bit of all that other stuff that comes with age. But when it comes to hitting …


  • Couples, Benzel connect

    REDMOND _ With a touch of class, golf great Fred Couples reached out to Seattle-area pro Ryan Benzel and invited him to share the spotlight Tuesday at Sahalee Country Club. …


  • Fish outlasts Isner for Open event win

    Tennis: Mardy Fish won his second straight tournament and 10th straight match, beating John Isner 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the finals of the Atlanta Tennis Championships on Sunday. Fish, …

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