Golf: Corinth’s Goodwin advances to U.S. Junior final

Noah Goodwin of Corinth will try to become the seventh Texan to win the U.S. Junior Amateur since 1999 when he plays Min Woo Lee of Australia in today’s 36-hole final.

Golf: Kraft remains one shot behind leaders

OAKVILLE, Ontario — Dustin Johnson started and finished the day tied with Luke List for the Canadian Open lead. The U.S. Open champion had to make up a lot of ground to do it.

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Kraft one shot back at Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario — Dustin Johnson made a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole Thursday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the Canadian Open lead with Luke List.

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Mickelson chasing Nicklaus’ other mark

TROON, Scotland — Tiger Woods isn’t the only player chasing Jack Nicklaus in the majors. So is Phil Mickelson. Only one of them has been making progress over the last four years.

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Troon trumps Turnberry with better golf

TROON, Scotland — Turnberry had the bigger stars. Troon had the better golf. That, along with 20 miles of Ayrshire coastline, might be all that separates two of the most compelling duels in 156 years of the British Open.

Villegas skipping Rio, citing tour status

TROON, Scotland — Camilo Villegas of Colombia pulled out of the Olympics on Monday because he is trying to keep his job on the PGA Tour.

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Stenson outduels Mickelson for Open

TROON, Scotland — Henrik Stenson is the champion golfer of the year, thanks to a final round for the ages. He kept hitting the best shots of his life, one after another, and he needed each one to stay ahead of Phil Mickelson in a British Open duel that ranked among the best in major championship history.

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Ko outlasts Jutanugarn, Lee in Marathon playoff

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Lydia Ko outlasted Ariya Jutanugarn and Mirim Lee to win the Marathon Classic on Sunday for her fourth LPGA Tour victory of the season.

Stenson passes Mickelson by a shot at the Open

TROON, Scotland — Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson delivered what everyone expects out of a major championship. They matched birdies and improbable par saves.

Beef big hit at Open

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Where’s the beef at the British Open? On the leaderboard. Andrew Johnston, a burly, bearded Englishman who answers to “Beef,” has become the fan favorite at Royal Troon with his brilliant shots and jovial demeanor.

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Birdies give Kim LPGA lead

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Hyo Joo Kim had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and shot a 7-under 64 at Highland Meadows on Saturday to open a three-stroke lead in the LPGA Tour’s Marathon Classic.

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Lefty shines in wind, rain

TROON, Scotland — Phil Mickelson wore a black rain suit that he didn’t need until he approached the far end of Royal Troon and had stretched his lead.

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Open draw critical

TROON, Scotland — Jason Day went through four pairs of gloves, trying to stay dry in the pounding rain. At one hole, he accounted for the howling wind by aiming his shot at the Irish Sea.

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Ace helps Vegas take big lead

OPELIKA, Ala. — Jhonattan Vegas shot a course-record 11-under 60, making a hole in one, another eagle and two closing birdies Friday to take a six-stroke lead in the Barbasol Championship.

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Three lead marathon classic

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Hyo Joo Kim bogeyed her final hole for a 5-under 66 and a share of the Marathon Classic lead Thursday with fellow South Korean Mirim Lee and Japan’s Haru Nomura.

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Inch from history, Mickelson shoots 63 at British Open

TROON, Scotland — Phil Mickelson was 16 feet from a place in history he wouldn’t have to share with anyone. Fans watched from a rooftop balcony. Royal Troon members strained to see out the window from the clubhouse behind the 18th green. Jack Nicklaus usually doesn’t watch golf on TV, but he made an exception for this moment.

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Reed having quite a trip to Britain

TROON, Scotland — It’s already been quite a road trip for Patrick Reed. He’d love to return home with the claret jug.

On cusp of history, Mickelson shoots 63 at British Open

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Phil Mickelson pointed his putter toward the hole and was ready to step right into major championship history Thursday in the British Open. Instead, he endured another dose of heartache. All because of a 63.

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Enough Olympic talk: It’s Open time

TROON, Scotland — Jordan Spieth, going for the third leg of the career Grand Slam, spent more time talking about a golf course he will never see.

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Tent City: Open campground spreads golf

TROON, Scotland — Rows and rows of tents cover a smooth, grassy field. Fathers and sons kick around a soccer ball. Others are simply lounging in their folding chairs, sipping on a beer and soaking up some rays. This might pass for a NASCAR infield.

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Spieth: Skipping Games hardest choice

TROON, Scotland — Jordan Spieth said pulling out of the Olympics was the hardest decision he’s ever made, and that it likely will haunt him as he’s watching golfers compete for a gold medal in Rio de Janeiro Sumlin trying to reverse slow slide

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McIlroy still full member of Fab Four

TROON, Scotland — Rory McIlroy still considers himself a full-fledged member of the Fab Four. No chance he’ll get kicked out of the group, certainly not without putting up quite a fight.

Spieth to skip Rio Olympics

TROON, Scotland — Golf waited 112 years to get back into the Olympics. The top four players in the world are waiting a bit longer.

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Day draws motivation from his failures

TROON, Scotland — Jason Day is more motivated by failure than success, which helps explain how he reached No. 1 in the world.

Noren wins Scottish Open for 5th victory on European Tour

INVERNESS, Scotland — Alex Noren held off his pursuers in the final round Sunday to win the Scottish Open by one shot for his fifth victory on the European Tour.

Lang wins Open after Nordqvist penalized

SAN MARTIN, Calif. — Just when it seemed as if the U.S. Women’s Open would come down to the final hole of the three-hole playoff, a rules violation changed everything and helped deliver Brittany Lang her first major title.

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U.S. Women's Open: Ko takes lead by one shot

SAN MARTIN, Calif. — When Lydia Ko first came to a U.S. Women’s Open four years ago, her hands were shaking so much out of nerves. Now with two major titles under her belt by age 19, Ko is able to keep those emotions under control and project a picture of calmness on the golf course.

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The Open, or British Open?

In the foreword to a book celebrating the 150-year anniversary of the oldest championship in golf, Arnold Palmer refers to the event as “The Open Championship.”

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Johnson skipping Olympics over Zika

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of the world’s top four players for its return to the Games after a 112-year absence.

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Lee ties record with 8-under round at U.S. Women’s Open

SAN MARTIN, Calif. — When Mirim Lee walked off the course following her record-tying round, she described her day with words usually not heard when talking about the U.S. Women’s Open.

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Johnson’s game, easy smile speak volumes

AKRON, Ohio — Dustin Johnson is not one for many words, and he really doesn’t need to say much. The easy smile behind the beard says it all. If winning the U.S. Open champion wasn’t enough, Johnson added his third World Golf Championship on Sunday, the first time he has won back to back.

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Day, Piercy tied for lead at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio — Jason Day had no indication that Saturday at the Bridgestone Invitational would be such hard work until one swing. His plan was to hit a draw with his driver, and the shot started out to the right. Trouble is, it kept going to the right until he was deep in the trees.

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Jason Day takes the lead at Bridgestone Invitational

AKRON, Ohio — Jason Day’s plan for the Bridgestone Invitational was to get in the lead as quickly as possible and expand it from there. He took care of the first part Friday.

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McGirt goes low, leads at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio — Golf in Ohio must bring out the best in William McGirt. One month after his first PGA Tour victory at the Memorial, McGirt looked just as good two hours up the road at the Bridgestone Invitational.

Henderson out to defend Portland title

PORTLAND, Ore. — Brooke Henderson has come a long way since her win last year in Portland.

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Johnson equipped with major, confidence

AKRON, Ohio — The U.S. Open trophy was on the kitchen table in Dustin Johnson’s home in South Florida. That was by design. “So when I came down the next morning, it was sitting right there,” Johnson said Wednesday. “Gave me a smile a little bit.”

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Golf back in the Olympics after 112 years, but for how long?

AKRON, Ohio — For the longest time, golf’s biggest headache in preparing for a return to the Olympics was getting a new course built in Rio de Janeiro. That seems like a nuisance compared with its next major hurdle. Who’s going to play?

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Hurley III holds on for first PGA win

BETHESDA, Md. — Billy Hurley III held the club in his left hand and fist pumped with his right. The ball disappeared into the hole in front of him as the crowd roared, and Hurley let loose the emotion he’d been holding in.

Brief: McIlroy to skip Olympic Games over Zika

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is “a risk I am unwilling to take.”

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Delivery wrong for Johnson's penalty

OAKMONT, Pa. — As different as they are, the Masters and U.S. Open had two things in common this year. First, and most peculiar, is that Lee Westwood played the final round with both champions — Danny Willett at Augusta National, Dustin Johnson at Oakmont.

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Watson 100 percent committed to playing in Olympics

Bubba Watson says he’s 100 percent committed to playing in the Olympics in August, assuming he qualifies for the team.

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Dustin Johnson avoids controversy, earns 1st major

OAKMONT, Pa. — Dustin Johnson settled the score Sunday in the U.S. Open. Johnson atoned for his past mishaps in the majors by showing he had the smarts to handle the toughest test in golf, even while playing the final two hours without knowing where he stood when the USGA questioned whether he should be penalized one stroke for his ball moving on the fifth green.

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Kim needs playoff to win Meijer

BELMONT, Mich. — Sei Young Kim won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second victory of the year, beating Carlota Ciganda with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

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Johnson plays into Open lead

OAKMONT, Pa. — Dustin Johnson unleashed another powerful tee shot that got lost in the darkening sky over Oakmont.

Brief: Oritz misses cut at 12 over

North Texas product Carlos Ortiz finished 12 over par Friday and failed to make the cut at the U.S. Open. Ortiz shot 76 in both rounds of the first major of his professional career.

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Thompson fights pain, takes lead

BELMONT, Mich. (AP) — Defending champion Lexi Thompson fought through back pain Friday to take the second-round lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic.

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Trips, rain, lack of sleep mark Open

OAKMONT, Pa. — Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott went to Oakmont a week before the U.S. Open. Jason Day and Jordan Spieth arrived on the weekend. Russell Knox? He went to Maine.

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Storms delay, stop U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. — Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn’t keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration. Just not the kind anyone expected.

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Phil Mickelson keeps chasing elusive US Open

OAKMONT, Pa. — One year before Jordan Spieth was born, Phil Mickelson made his professional debut with a 68 in the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and was two shots out of the lead. The next day, he shot 81 and missed the cut.

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Golf: Mean Green major

Brad Stracke shot one of his star players of the past a text message earlier this month and waited patiently to see what would transpire when Carlos Ortiz participated in a U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Ohio. The longtime North Texas golf coach received some good news a short time later.