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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.

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Rose Zhang is redefining what’s possible for women’s golf

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — The grass behind the 13th green of Menlo Country Club in Woodside, Calif., is dense and gnarly, a thicket where overhit drives meet ruin. In the pivotal stages of the Big Match, the annual rivalry between the California and Stanford golf teams, Rose Zhang stood over her ball there, forced to recover after taking too much club on the drivable par-4.
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Jim Meehan: Wallace key part of Scott Almquist’s circuitous route to U.S. Senior Open

Part of the job covering golf for this newspaper is scouring results, tee times and tournament schedules at the prep, amateur and professional levels. That’s how I came across the name Scott Almquist, of Wallace, Idaho, teeing off at 10:30 a.m. PDT on Thursday and 5 a.m. on Friday at the U.S. Senior Open in an email from the United State Golf Association. Cue my double take and curiosity to learn more about another accomplished player from our region.
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Wyndham Clark outlasts Rory McIlroy to win U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club

LOS ANGELES — Brand new location. Brand new winner. Wyndham Clark, little more than a month removed from his first PGA Tour win, held off the seasoned Rory McIlroy on Sunday to clinch the first U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club. Both Clark and McIlroy shot even-par 70s, maintaining their positions at the start of the day. McIlroy, a four-time major winner, has been in the hunt for No. 5 ...
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A major drought could give way to a major breakthrough at the U.S. Open

LOS ANGELES – Golf, a concoction with a fiendish knack for saying no, might well stand ready to spend Sunday saying a mighty yes to someone who has spent recent years hearing no often. That’s because a kinetic leaderboard after three rounds of the 123rd U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club brimmed with long-familiar contenders the four major golf tournaments have snubbed, or snubbed of late.
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Rickie Fowler reserves his flash for the U.S. Open’s first round

LOS ANGELES – No golf fans followed Rickie Fowler on Thursday dressed the same as he was. That used to be a thing in 2010 when Fowler, then 22, rode his relaxed dirt-biking roots and a boy band vibe complete with a top-to-toe orange outfit and a flat-brim hat to enormous popularity.
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Twice as nice: Gamble Sands building second links course

So it’s not breaking news sand and dirt are being moved, holes are being formed and the second course has been taking shape since snow vacated the premises this spring. It is, however, welcome news for many that have grown fond of Gamble Sands, named the top new course in America in 2014 by Golf Digest.