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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, 9:02 p.m.

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, 5:51 p.m.

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, 10:01 p.m.

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, 4:26 p.m.

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, 3:35 p.m.

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, 4:39 p.m.

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, 1:47 p.m.

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, 5 p.m.

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, 8:16 a.m.

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 …


Reid Hatley wins Washington State Amateur title with eagle on first playoff hole

Hatley birdied holes three and six on the front nine and then birdied holes 10, 11 and 12 to begin the back.


Low scoring at Liberty National, just not for Tiger Woods

Liberty National was never so susceptible to low scoring as it was Thursday, and Tiger Woods could feel it. He just couldn’t do much about it. He shot 75 for …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

Jane Park, Anne van Dam, Mi Hyang Lee share lead at Ladies Scottish Open

Jane Park, Anne van Dam and Mi Hyang Lee took advantage of calm conditions in the opening round of the Ladies Scottish Open, shooting 8-under 63s to share the lead. …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 3:46 p.m.

Troy Merritt ties course record for lead at Northern Trust

Troy Merritt took advantage of rain-softened Liberty National by tying the course record with a 9-under 62 to take a one-shot lead in The Northern Trust. Dustin Johnson ran off …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

J.T. Poston claims first PGA Tour victory at Wyndham Championship

J.T. Poston won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, shooting an 8-under 62 for a one-stroke victory.


Hinako Shibuno holds off Lizette Salas to win Women’s British Open on debut

Hinako Shibuno of Japan finished with a birdie to win the Women’s British Open by one shot over Lizette Salas as she wrapped up a stunning major championship debut on …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

Byeong Hun An, Sungjae Im share lead at 62 after 1st round of Wyndham

Byeong Hun An and Sungjae Im each shot 8-under 62 to share the lead after one round at the Wyndham Championship. Mackenzie Hughes, Rory Sabbatini, Patrick Rodgers and Johnson Wagner …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 1:18 p.m.

Ashleigh Buhai leads by 1 over Danielle Kang, Hinako Shibuno at Women’s British Open

Ashleigh Buhai of South Africa shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead in the first round of the Women’s British Open. Buhai finished just ahead of Japan’s Hinako …


Golf capsules: Brooks Koepka wins in Memphis, claims regular-season points title

Brooks Koepka turned his final-round duel with Rory McIlroy into a runaway for his first World Golf Championships title and the PGA Tour’s season points championship.