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Brian Harman, British Open champion, wins one for the grinders

HOYLAKE, England – Not every eventual British Open champion can arrive at the 18th tee in the driving rain and gloom on Sunday and feel as if the sun is shining and the game at hand is a casual four-ball with buddies rather than the final hole of a major championship. This is a spot for tension that cripples the body and freezes the brain. When Brian Harman stepped to that tee at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, there might as well have been a welcoming sofa, a television remote control and a cold beer. That’s how comfortable it was. Forget the absolute gale.
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Conner Robbins holds off Zach Stocker for two-stroke win at Rosauers Open Invitational

onner Robbins stood on the 14th tee box at Indian Canyon with a five-stroke lead after hitting quality shot after quality shot Sunday. After a messy double bogey and Zach Stocker dropping a 20-foot birdie putt in the group ahead, Robbins’ lead was down to two on the 15th tee. Robbins' stress-free afternoon was gone, but not his poise or his smooth swing. He used two clutch shots – a delicate chip to save par on No. 17 and an 8-iron approach on the par-5 18th that led to an eagle – to hold off Stocker for a two-shot win at the 36th Rosauers Open Invitational.
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Conner Robbins fires 10-under 61, moves into tie for first with Derek Berg at Rosauers Open Invitational

Conner Robbins has put together a pair of interesting rounds at the 36th Rosauers Open Invitational. He had a hole-in-one on No. 11 while carding a 4-under 67 Friday at Indian Canyon. He came back Saturday afternoon with a fast start – 5 under through the first six holes – and six birdies on the back side for a 10-under 61, the low round of the tournament thus far.
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Pressured by U.S., PGA Tour and Saudi Fund drop key part of golf deal

The PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, facing pressure from the Justice Department about their ambitions for a new company to shape global golf, have in recent days abandoned a crucial provision of their tentative deal: A promise not to recruit each other’s players.