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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Justin Thomas, Danny Lee tied for 3rd-round lead at CJ Cup

Justin Thomas was looking at a three-stroke lead at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges with only one hole to play Saturday, which would have set him up nicely for …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Justin Thomas takes 2-stroke lead after two rounds at CJ Cup

Justin Thomas shot a 9-under 63 Friday to take a two-stroke lead at the CJ Cup, putting himself in position to win his second PGA Tour event in South Korea …


Jason Day shoots 66, trails by 2 strokes at CJ Cup

Jason Day’s attempt to impress International team captain Ernie Els for a spot at the Presidents Cup took a positive turn on Thursday when the Australian shot a 6-under 66 …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 2:46 p.m.

Nasa Hataoka, Amy Yang share LPGA Tour lead in Shanghai

Nasa Hataoka birdied three of the final six holes for a 5-under 67 and a share of the first-round lead with Amy Yang on Thursday in the Buick LPGA Shanghai, …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Juggling Gary Woodland back in South Korea for CJ Cup

Gary Woodland finished runner-up to Brooks Koepka in last year’s CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. He returns this year for the first of three PGA Tour events in Asia with …


Doug Ferguson: Lanto Griffin values free golf lesson from a caring pro

Steve Prater can recall only one time in more than 30 years as a PGA professional that he refused payment for a golf lesson. Lanto Griffin doesn’t know where he …


Golf notes: Jordan Spieth returns from long break with high hopes

Jordan Spieth returns from his longest break during a calendar year hopeful that a fresh start will end his longest drought.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 8:03 a.m.

Tiger Woods to write a memoir on ups and downs of his career

Tiger Woods is writing what he describes as his definitive story in a memoir titled “Back.” HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday it has acquired rights to the first memoir written by …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

Lanto Griffin leads Houston Open after strong third round

Lanto Griffin recovered from a rain-delayed double-bogey finish to his second round earlier Saturday to post a 7-under-65 – the day’s best score – and secure a single-stroke lead through …


Change or perish: Hill’s Resort at Priest Lake transitions to next generation

“Our family goal, stated at all our meetings, has been to see Hill’s Resort stay in the family.”


Kevin Na survives mistakes to win in Las Vegas

Kevin Na wins in Las Vegas when Patrick Cantlay three-putts in a playoff


Kevin Na shoots 61 and takes lead in Las Vegas

Kevin Na matched his career-low Saturday with a 10-under 61 to build a two-shot lead in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

Locally: Mead golfer Matt Jones participates in juniors event at PGA TOUR Champions stop at Pebble Beach

Jones, 17, had rounds of 4-under-par 67 at Poppy Hills Golf Course and 1-over 73 on the Pebble Beach Golf Links in the senior tour event that included 78 juniors …


Nick Taylor shoots to top of leaderboard with 63 in Las Vegas

Nick Taylor had to scramble for par on his opening two holes Thursday, and then he couldn’t miss in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.


Doug Ferguson: The cups runneth over in golf

The next Ryder Cup starts in 360 days, the perfect occasion for the opposing captains to meet Tuesday at Whistling Straits and share absolutely nothing. That’s not entirely true.


Golf notes: Justin Leonard, Brad Faxon lead pro-am for Bahamas hurricane relief

What began as a group text in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian led to a simple question from Justin Leonard: What can we do?


MHSA Class AA State Golf Tournament Postponed

The MHSA Class AA State Golf Tournament scheduled for October 3-4 in Great Falls has been postponed.


Golf roundup: Cameron Champ birdies final hole to win Safeway Open

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Cameron Champ takes 3-shot lead in Safeway Open

Even as he bolted to the top of the leaderboard at the Safeway Open, Cameron Champ’s mind was elsewhere.


Justin Thomas ready for fresh start on PGA Tour

Justin Thomas didn’t get much rest during the four weeks between seasons. The 2017 FedEx Cup champion helped raise money for hurricane victims in the Bahamas, spent two weeks recovering …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 2:23 p.m.

Golf notes: Suzann Pettersen in rare company with winning point

Suzann Pettersen is now linked with Syd Easterbrook, an English golfer and little more than a footnote in Ryder Cup history.


Doug Ferguson: From orphan in China to playing with pros at Pebble

Kayli Lucas is headed to Pebble Beach to play in a PGA Tour Champions event, a dream week for a 17-year-old girl from Tennessee who knew nothing about golf until …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Sebastian Munoz wins Sanderson Farms in playoff for 1st PGA Tour title

Sebastian Munoz of Colombia made a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to force a playoff, and then beat Sungjae Im with a par on the first extra hole …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Rocco Mediate rallies to win Sanford International

Rocco Mediate birdied his last two holes for a 6-under 64 and won the Sanford International on Sunday when Ken Duke took double bogey on the final hole.


Sebastian Munoz shoots 63, leads Sanderson Farms by 1 shot

Sebastian Munoz made a 15-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole to take the lead and saved par with a 7-foot putt at the end of his third round Saturday …


Doug Ferguson: Suzann Pettersen achieves rare feat by retiring on top

Suzann Pettersen achieved one of the rarest feats in golf. The winning shot in the Solheim Cup? Yes, it starts there. That putt she made from just outside 6 feet …


Golf notes: Comparing streaks of sub-70 rounds for Viktor Hovland, Bob Estes

Viktor Hovland tied the PGA Tour record on Sunday at The Greenbrier with his 17th consecutive round in the 60s, closing with a 64 to tie for 10th. He matched …


Joaquin Niemann takes 2-shot lead into final round at The Greenbrier

Joaquin Niemann shot a 2-under 68 to take a two-stroke lead at the Greenbrier.


U.S., Europe tied at 8-8 after brutal Day 2 at Solheim Cup

After a day of extraordinary comebacks, tense 18th-hole finishes, and some of the most brutal weather conditions in Solheim Cup history, still nothing can separate Europe and the United States …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 8:33 p.m.

Kevin Chappell shoots 11-under 59 at The Greenbrier

Last fall, Kevin Chappell was at home recuperating from back surgery. On Friday in his first PGA Tour event since surgery, he had the 11th sub-60 round in tour history. …