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Monday qualifier Yealimi Noh leads by 3 at the Portland Classic

Monday qualifier Yealimi Noh shot an 8-under 64 Saturday for a three-shot lead heading into the final round of the Portland Classic.


Steve Flesch takes 1-shot lead at Shaw Charity Classic

Steve Flesch wasn’t as sharp on the greens, yet still managed to move into first place at the Shaw Charity Classic.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Circling Raven lands Symetra Tour event starting next August

Circling Raven Golf Club will host a Symetra Tour event for three years, beginning with the inaugural Circling Raven Championship next August.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

Six injured in lightning strike at Tour Championship in Atlanta

Atlanta police say six people were injured when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship, showering the area with debris. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

Brooks Koepka leads after two rounds in Tour Championship

A storm delay at the Tour Championship slowed the momentum of Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas, right when they were starting to pull ahead in the chase for the $15 …


Annie Park grabs lead at CP Women’s Open

Annie Park shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the opening round of the CP Women’s Open.


Xander Schauffele surges into tie for lead at Tour Championship

Xander Schauffele was six shots behind before he ever hit a shot Thursday in the new scoring format for the Tour Championship. His goal was to keep his head down, …


A Grip on Sports: Spokane’s golf history has a couple major high points, including the 1944 PGA at Manito

A GRIP ON SPORTS • My book of choice this month? It’s a history of America’s presidents, put out by C-SPAN. It’s full of presidential historians and scholars sharing their …


Manito Golf and Country Club boosted spirits 75 years ago, hosting 1944 PGA Championship

Seventy-five years ago, golf’s grand stage was Spokane’s Manito Golf and Country Club and the 1944 PGA Championship, the first major held in the state of Washington.


Andy Ogletree rallies to beat John Augenstein in US Amateur final

Andy Ogletree won the U.S. Amateur, rallying to beat John Augenstein 2 and 1. Ogletree was 4 down early in the morning round of the 36-hole final at Pinehurst’s renovated …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019

Justin Thomas holds on to win BMW Championship

Justin Thomas had more stress than he needed Sunday before regaining control with four birdies on the back nine at Medinah to win the BMW Championship and claim the No. …


Monday qualifier Doug Barron beats Couples at En Joie

Doug Barron became the 13th Monday qualifier to win a PGA Tour Champions event, holing two 15-foot birdie putts after a rain delay to beat Fred Couples by two strokes …


Doug Barron leads suspended Dick’s Sporting Goods Open

Monday qualifier Doug Barron had a one-stroke lead in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open when lightning forced the suspension of play late in the second round. Making his second PGA …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

Justin Thomas crushes Medinah with 61 for 6-shot lead

Justin Thomas opens with five straight birdies, adds a pair of eagles and shatters the course record at soft, vulnerable Medinah with an 11-under 61. He has a six-shot lead …


A Grip on Sports: When old (in more ways than one) friends gather, even the Mariners future seems bright

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Memory Lane is a fun walk, especially when you are accompanied by a bunch of former friends and co-workers. Especially if there is pizza and, …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Nate Plaster edges Tommy Kimmel to win PNGA Junior Amateur in all Gonzaga Prep title match

Nate Plaster outlasted longtime friend and Gonzaga Prep teammate Tommy Kimmel to claim the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) Junior Amateur championship Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Hideki Matsuyama blisters Medinah with 63 for BMW Championship lead

Hideki Matsuyama rides a hot putter to a record score at Medinah, making five birdie putts from 15 feet or longer for a 9-under 63 that gave him a one-shot …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Miguel Angel Jimenez, Doug Barron share PGA Tour Champions lead

Miguel Angel Jimenez birdied three of the final six holes for a 7-under 65 and a share of the first-round lead with Monday qualifier Doug Barron in the PGA Tour …


A Grip on Sports: The weekend actually has a lot of different sports-viewing options, if you don’t want to risk a sunburn

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is the first thing you think about when you get up on Friday? Is it what to do on the weekend? We are here …


Gonzaga Prep’s Tommy Kimmel and Nate Plaster advance to PNGA Junior Amateur title match

Gonzaga Prep teammates Tommy Kimmel and Nate Plaster will square off Friday for the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Junior Boys Amateur title.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Justin Thomas turns it around and shares lead at Medinah

Justin Thomas goes from some of his worst golf on the range to a share of the course record at Medinah in about five hours Thursday. Thomas and Jason Kokrak …


Tiger Woods needs good week, good health to make it to East Lake

The course is familiar to Tiger Woods. The circumstances are not. Woods is playing the BMW Championship at Medinah, where he twice won the PGA Championship. But the Masters champion …


Golf notes: Tiger Woods shows up in Chicago, has work to do to reach Atlanta

The mild oblique strain that Tiger Woods cited when he withdrew after one round of FedEx Cup playoffs was feeling good enough that he flew to the Chicago area Tuesday …


Doug Ferguson: Video sheds new light on old problem of slow play

The Player Advisory Council is meeting this week during the BMW Championship, and slow play is on the agenda. The tour all along had planned on the final PAC meeting …


A Grip on Sports: Slowly and unsurely, the PGA is having to deal with a glacial-play problem

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday would have been a perfect day for the NFL to open its season. At least in Spokane. It was raining so hard at my …


Patrick Reed delivers clutch putts to win FedEx Cup opener

Patrick Reed rallies from a two-shot deficit with three straight putts on the back nine at Liberty National that allows him to win The Northern Trust and end 16 months …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Mi Jung Hur shoots 62, leads weather-delayed Ladies Scottish Open

Mi Jung Hur surged into a two-shot lead in the rain-delayed second round of the Ladies Scottish Open, getting the best of the draw and finishing in the early evening …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Dustin Johnson takes 1-shot lead over Spieth at Liberty National

Dustin Johnson is hitting the ball so well he doesn’t have to make every putt. He made enough birdies Friday for a 4-under 67 that gave him a one-shot lead …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Tiger Woods withdraws from Northern Trust, citing oblique strain

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the opening FedEx Cup playoff event with what he calls a mild oblique strain. He says he hopes to be able to play next week …