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Golf roundup: Joel Dahmen soars into top 10 at Mayakoba

Clarkston native Joel Dahmen shot 11-under par over his 36 holes to move into the top 10 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on Sunday


Harris English chips in and takes 1-shot lead at Mayakoba

English builds a 36-hole lead at Mayakoba by chipping in for birdie on his last hole


A Grip on Sports: No matter what food you like to pair with your Thursday, it’s comforting to know the football weekend isn’t that far away

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you ever wondered which day is the hardest to come up with a main subject in the online column world, it’s Thursday. Always Thursday. …


Golf roundup: Jeff Maggert wins tournament, Scott McCarron wins Schwab Cup

Jeff Maggert holed out from 123 yards for eagle on the third playoff hole Sunday to win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and hand Scott McCarron the season points title …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Ernie Els adds 2 more Presidents Cup rookies with captain’s picks

Ernie Els filled out his International team already loaded with newcomers by choosing two more Presidents Cup rookies with his captain’s picks Wednesday night.


Doug Ferguson: Rivalries in golf require more than a great year

The question was in Chinese, so Rory McIlroy stared aimlessly until his eyes widened suddenly upon hearing two words he could understand. Brooks Koepka.


Golf notes: Charles Howell III takes family on ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ trip

Not long after Charles Howell III finished his final round in Las Vegas, he packed up for a trip to Asia he never imagined taking. It wasn’t just for golf. …


Phil Mickelson’s streak of 26 years in the top 50 comes to an end

The streak ended with little fanfare, and that was just fine with Phil Mickelson.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 3, 2019

Rory McIlroy wins HSBC Champions in a playoff

Given another shot at winning the HSBC Champions, Rory McIlroy delivered his best of the day.


Defending champ Nelly Korda wins LPGA Swinging Skirts in playoff

Defending champion Nelly Korda birdied the first hole of a three-way playoff on Sunday to win the LPGA Swinging Skirts.


Colin Montgomerie wins PGA Tour Champions’ Invesco QQQ

Colin Montgomerie won the Invesco QQQ Championship with a par on the first hole of a playoff after Bernhard Langer took four strokes to get out of a greenside bunker.


Retief Goosen leads PGA Tour Champions’ Invesco QQQ

Retief Goosen shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over fellow Hall of Famers Fred Couples and Bernhard Langer into the final round of the Invesco …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Harry Higgs takes 2-shot lead in Bermuda Championship

Harry Higgs rebounded from his first bogey of the week to take a two-stroke lead in the PGA Tour’s inaugural Bermuda Championship.


Defending champion Nelly Korda leads in Taiwan Swinging Skirts

Defending champion Nelly Korda shot a 7-under 65 to take a three-stroke lead after Saturday’s third round of the LPGA Swinging Skirts.


Rory McIlroy takes 1-shot lead into final round in Shanghai

Rory McIlroy spun a wedge down to 3 feet for birdie on his final hole for a clean card at a 5-under 67, giving him a one-shot lead over Louis …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Miguel Angel Jimenez, Billy Mayfair, Woody Austin share lead at Invesco QQQ

Miguel Angel Jimenez birdied the final two holes Friday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the first-round lead in the Invesco QQQ Championship, the second of three events …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Brendon Todd, Harry Higgs, Scottie Scheffler share PGA Tour lead in Bermuda

Brendon Todd birdied his last four holes Friday for an 8-under 63 and a share of the lead with Harry Higgs and Scottie Scheffler after the second round of the …


Matt Fitzpatrick takes 1-shot lead over Rory McIlroy in Shanghai

Matt Fitzpatrick turned a muff into an unlikely par, closed with two straight birdies for a 5-under 67 and took a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy going into the weekend …


Golf notes: Davis Love III to make the move to broadcast booth at CBS

Peter Kostis and Gary McCord are out at CBS Sports. Davis Love III is in.


Doug Ferguson: 82 and 26, the standards of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson looked boyish in a dark suit that hung from his shoulders and appeared to be two sizes too big, the result of losing 28 pounds. He says he …


Doug Ferguson: Tiger Woods tied with Sam Snead, and no one else is close

The toughest competition for Tiger Woods has always been history. What captured the public’s attention when Woods won the first of his 15 majors, the 1997 Masters, was whether he …


A Grip on Sports: It was a lost Saturday for the Inland Northwest’s college football teams, which doesn’t happen often

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was a pretty fun day of college football yesterday for those football fans in the Inland Northwest. Well, up until the second half in …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Locally: Three area golfers earn player of the year honors

Three area golfers – Emily Baumgart, Reid Hatley and Russell Grove – have collected player of the year honors for 2019.


Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama in contention at Zozo Championship

Local favorite Hideki Matsuyama is still in contention to become the first Japanese player to win a PGA Tour event on home soil.


Tiger Woods shoots 64 to take 2-stroke lead at Zozo Championship

Tiger Woods shot a second straight 6-under 64 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the rain-hit Zozo Championship.


South Korean players lead at LPGA tournament in Busan

South Koreans Somi Lee and Seung Yeon Lee were tied for the third-round lead Saturday at the Buick Ladies Championship, the second event on the LPGA’s four-tournament Asian swing.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy lead star field in Japan

With a field that includes Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, the PGA Tour’s first tournament in Japan has plenty of star power.


Golf notes: LPGA commissioner Mike Whan sees strength in growth, not gap, of prize money

Mike Whan brought a different perspective Tuesday at the LPGA Tour’s new BMW Ladies Championship in South Korea. Prize money for the women is growing at a rate Whan didn’t …


Doug Ferguson: Patty Tavatanakit takes fast track to LPGA Tour

If everything had gone according to plan, Patty Tavatanakit would be in North Carolina this week preparing for two weeks of the LPGA Q-Series in her bid to earn status …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Jason Day beats Tiger Woods in Japan Skins – and also with quips

Not only did Jason Day win the inaugural “The Challenge: Japan Skins” game on Monday in Inzai City, Japan, beating Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama, he also won …