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Steve Prugh responded promptly that son Alex had indeed earned a berth in the U.S. Open by surviving a three-man playoff for two spots Monday at RattleSnake Point Golf Club in Ontario.
Spokane’s Alex Prugh is returning to the U.S. Open for the first time since 2007, when he competed as an amateur.
Joel Dahmen birdied five of his last six holes for a 6-under 66 and a share of the first-round lead with Matt Jones and Paul Dunne in the PGA Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship
Brandt Snedeker birdied the final two holes for a 7-under 65 and a three-stroke lead over Phil Mickelson and two others in the PGA Tour’s season-opening Safeway Open in Napa, California. Playing alongside Hall of Famer Fred Couples, Snedeker had eight birdies and a bogey on the North Course at Silverado Resort and Spa.
The Web.com Tour does a cool ceremony every year after its final regular-season event, announcing the 25 players that secured PGA Tour cards for the following season.
Clarkston’s Joel Dahmen is back for his second year on the PGA Tour, with about $4,000 to spare.
Sam Saunders, Arnold Palmer’s grandson, shot a 12-under 59 on his home course Thursday in the first round of the Web.com Tour Championship.
Alex Prugh and Joel Dahmen have been playing some of their best golf recently, so it figures both are in the mix at the Web.com Tour’s Utah Championship.
It’s that time of the year on the PGA Tour. The race is on to finish in the top 125 on the FedEx Cup points list, which guarantees entry into The Barclays in late August, the first of four tournaments that determine the Cup champion.
The race is on to finish in the top 125 on the FedEx Cup points list, which guarantees entry into The Barclays in late August, the first of four tournaments that determine the Cup champion. Spokane’s Alex Prugh entered the week at No. 130.
The Showcase is just two years old, but it’s growing up in a hurry. The Showcase, which combined a Keith Urban concert and a few days of golf and fundraisers, generated at least $1.3 million for the Community Cancer Fund, more than doubling the $550,000 check from last year’s inaugural event.
The Showcase, which combined a Keith Urban concert and a few days of golf and fundraisers, generated at least $1.3 million for the Community Cancer Fund, more than doubling the $550,000 check from last year’s inaugural event in Coeur d'Alene.
GOLF: Two albatross twos were recorded on the same hole on a memorable opening day at the Senior British Open in Sunningdale, England, where defending champion Bernhard Langer finished in an eight-way tie for the lead at 5-under-par 65 on Thursday. Langer tops the leaderboard alongside Americans Michael Allen, Bart Bryant, Marco Dawson, Jeff Sluman and Lee Janzen, Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez, and China’s Lianwei Zhang, playing in only his third senior tournament after turning 50 in May.
Golf: Tiger Woods has rebounded from a dismal U.S. Open with a 4-under-par 66 in the opening round of The Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Helped by Thursday’s morning rain that softened the Old White TPC course, Woods posted his lowest score of the season and matched his best in relation to par.
NBA: DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 99-86 victory over the visiting Miami Heat. The Hawks wrapped up the No. 1 seed and home-court advantage in the conference playoffs when Brooklyn beat Cleveland 106-98.
Brandt Snedeker broke his own scoring record and won the AT&T Pebble Beach (California) National Pro-Am for the second time in three years. Snedeker played bogey-free in the final round Sunday and left the mistakes to everyone else. He closed with a 5-under 67 and a three-shot victory over Nick Watney, and the timing could not have been better.
Golf: Enjoying the best weather Pebble Beach has to offer is one thing. Brandt Snedeker knew he had to take advantage of it with his golf clubs, too. Snedeker played bogey-free at Spyglass Hill in abundant sunshine and warmth Friday for a 5-under 67 to share the 36-hole lead with Matt Jones in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, California. Jones had a 66 at Spyglass.
Golf: Sunshine is always a pleasant surprise at Pebble Beach, California, and Thursday brought a real stunner: John Daly was near the top of the leaderboard. With his best opening round on the PGA Tour in nearly 10 years, Daly kept a clean card at Pebble Beach on a magnificent day along the Monterey Peninsula for a 7-under-par 65, leaving him one shot behind J.B. Holmes and Justin Hicks in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Two feet away from chipping into the water, Jason Day turned a good break into a big win Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open when he won a four-man playoff with a par on the second extra hole at tough Torrey Pines in San Diego. Day’s gamble in regulation looked as if it might backfire when he went long of the green on the par-5 18th, and his chip out of deep rough raced down the hill, over the front of the green and was headed for the water when it stopped at the hazard line. He got up-and-down for par and a 2-under 70.
Derek Fathauer won the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, to top the four-event Web.com Tour Finals money list and earn a full PGA Tour exemption. Fathauer finished with a 2-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Zac Blair. The 28-year-old former Louisville player earned $180,000 for his first professional victory to push his Finals total to $250,133.