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UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Jon Rahm matches tour low with 62 to open WGC event in Memphis

Jon Rahm matched his career low with an 8-under 62 in the FedEx St. Jude Invitational, taking advantage of nearly perfect greens to open a three-stroke lead in the World …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

4 Americans lead Senior British Open

Americans Wes Short Jr., Scott Dunlap, Scott Parel and Ken Duke topped the Senior British Open leaderboard together with England’s Paul Broadhurst when first-round play was suspended due to fading …


Ryder Cup returning to Ireland, Adare Manor to host in 2026

The 2026 Ryder Cup will be played in Ireland, taking golf’s greatest team event to the home country of British Open champion Shane Lowry. European organizers say they picked Adare …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Paula Creamer leads Evian Championship with 1st-round 64

Paula Creamer shot a bogey-free 7-under 64 in the first round of the Evian Championship. Creamer won the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open by four strokes the last time she topped …


A Grip on Sports: There were quite a few tears of joy shed Sunday, from Ireland to Cooperstown to the Northwest

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a sense of normalcy returning to our tight little world of sports this morning. After all, the Mariners were blown out yesterday. And …


Jim Herman rides Trump’s putting advice to victory in Kentucky

Jim Herman rode President Donald Trump’s putting advice – and playing partner Kelly Kraft’s two late bogeys – to victory in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship. Herman finished with a …


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019

Scott Erdmann wins three-man playoff to capture Rosauers Open title

Scott Erdmann played the par-5 18th at Indian Canyon twice in the pro-am earlier in the week and four times during the Rosauers Open Invitational. His scores: eagle, birdie, birdie, …


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019

Irishman Shane Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

With stout nerves and a soft touch around the greens, Shane Lowry gave a sellout crowd what they wanted to see. He endured the worst weather of the week, held …


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019

Jared Lambert surges into Rosauers Open lead with 6-under 65

Jared Lambert will tee off Sunday in the final group as the leader in a PGA Pacific Northwest Section major.


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019

Helped by Trump’s putting advice, Jim Herman leads Barbasol

Helped by President Donald Trump’s putting advice, Jim Herman had two eagles in a 10-under 62 to maintain a one-stroke lead in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship. Trump’s regular golf …


British Open notebook: Xander Schauffele goes after R&A for handling of failed driver test

Xander Schauffele accuses R&A of trying to ruin his image by not keeping private that his Callaway driver failed to conform to the limits of the trampoline effect. He says …


Challenge accepted: Tommy Fleetwood out to ruin Shane Lowry’s big day

Tommy Fleetwood is looking to prevent the biggest golfing party ever seen on the Emerald Isle from exploding into life at Royal Portrush on Sunday. Fleetwood is the only player …


Tim Dahlberg: Even 7 shots back, Brooks Koepka is lurking at Open

Brooks Koepka doesn’t need to reach too far back in the memory bank to know how precarious a big lead can be. He nearly gave away his last major just …


Lee Westwood has up-and-down round at British Open

Lee Westwood’s relaxed approach to the British Open had its ups and downs. He moved up to the top of leaderboard on the front nine and down a rabbit hole …


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019

Shane Lowry builds 4-shot lead over Tommy Fleetwood in British Open

The cheers grew louder and Shane Lowry kept getting better in the British Open. He made two straight birdies around the turn at Royal Portrush to break out of a …


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019

Cydney Clanton, Jasmine Suwannapura win LPGA Tour team event

Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura ran away with the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, shooting an 11-under 59 in best-ball play for a six-stroke victory. Clanton and Suwannapura took a …


A Grip on Sports: Mike Leake nearly turned in a perfect performance in the midst of the Mariners’ less-than-perfect season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Perfection is hard to come by. Almost impossible, as Mike Leake found out to open the ninth inning Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019

Four-time champ Corey Prugh leads Rosauers Open by one stroke after first-round 65

Corey Prugh’s pursuit of a fifth Rosauers Open Invitational title is off to a good start but he has a lot of company on the leaderboard.


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019

Following Trump’s orders, Jim Herman takes Barbasol lead

Following President Donald Trump’s putting advice, Jim Herman shot his second straight 7-under 65 to take the second-round lead in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship. Trump’s regular golf partner while …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019

Cydney Clanton, Jasmine Suwannapura team to take 5-shot lead in Midland

Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura shot a 7-under 63 in alternate-shot play to open a five-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour’s first-year team event. …


British Open notebook: Graeme McDowell makes the cut before home crowd at Royal Portrush

Graeme McDowell knows pressure, from delivering the winning point for Europe in the Ryder Cup to winning the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. All he was trying to do Friday …


Rory McIlroy’s salvage operation falls just short at British Open

Rory McIlroy fell just short in his quest to make the cut at the British Open at Royal Portrush. The Northern Irishman produced a 6-under 65 that will live long …


Tim Dahlberg: Another missed cut for Tiger Woods, who’s not 23 anymore

So now we know. Tiger Woods isn’t done, no matter what it looked like on his slog through the only two rounds he’ll play in this British Open. He’s also …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019

‘I literally don’t care’: Lee Westwood back in mix at the majors

Lee Westwood is back for another shot at erasing his “nearly man” tag in the majors. The 46-year-old Englishman is on the leaderboard at his 25th British Open after shooting …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019

Shane Lowry, J.B. Holmes share British Open lead as Rory McIlroy leaves with cheers

Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy. It was the support and affection he longed for on his walk toward his …


A final Open for Tom Lehman, who won British Open 23 years ago

Tom Lehman took a final walk up the 18th hole in the British Open with his son on the bag and a few tears in his eyes. The 1996 Open …


Jordan Spieth back to playing some good golf at British Open

Jordan Spieth knows he can win the big ones. Perhaps that’s why he saves his best golf for them. The three-time major winner moved his name up the leaderboard at …


British Open notebook: J.B. Holmes makes a return visit to Royal Portrush

The strangest weather J.B. Holmes ever experienced was at Royal Portrush. Just not on Thursday in the British Open. He had his first experience in links golf in Northern Ireland …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019

The usual crowd support saw an unusual score for Tiger Woods

The excitement that always surrounds Tiger Woods even brought out the hired help near the fourth hole at Royal Portrush. They couldn’t help his sore back or his soaring score …


Tim Dahlberg: Rory McIlroy fizzles in home Open debut

A day Rory McIlroy had been anticipating for so long came apart almost before it began. A dreaded snowman on the first hole, a triple on the last and McIlroy …