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Making history

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Jordan Spieth loves golf history, which is appropriate for someone quickly becoming part of it. Spieth was a freshman at Texas when he first went to St. Andrews with the rest of the Walker Cup team. They played the Old Course, soaked up the vibe at the home of golf and headed north for matches at Royal Aberdeen.

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Caddie savors Jordan Spieth’s title

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Michael Greller once hauled two golf bags around Chambers Bay in the mornings, then did it again with another in the afternoon, just to make a couple hundred bucks.

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Chambers Bay makes uneven impression

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Chambers Bay got a much needed watering Sunday night and in the early hours of Monday morning after Jordan Spieth was crowned the latest U.S. Open champion.

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The future is here

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Another major for Jordan Spieth. Another stunning loss for Dustin Johnson. Chambers Bay delivered heart-stopping drama Sunday in the U.S. Open when Spieth birdied his final hole to become only the sixth player to win the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same year. The real shock was not that he won, but how he won.

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Horschel unloads on USGA

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Billy Horschel stepped to the microphone with an air of excitement. Now that his U.S. Open was complete, Horschel let loose with a string of complaints about the condition of Chambers Bay this week, specifically the quality of the putting surfaces.

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Courtship of Chambers Bay started Monday

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Robert Streb walked off the third green at Chambers Bay, looked both directions and headed left down a dirt path toward Puget Sound.

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Park wins 3rd straight PGA Champ

HARRISON, N.Y. — Inbee Park shot a final round 68 and finished at 19-under par to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship for the third consecutive year and retake the No. 1 ranking in women’s golf.

U.S. Open course gets new look

So much is brand new about America’s oldest golf championship. Not to worry. The U.S. Open hasn’t lost its reputation as the toughest test in golf. And it’s still the most democratic of the majors, with more than half the field — including a pair of two-time champions — having to go through qualifying.

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Donald back in U.S. Open

Forced back to U.S. Open qualifying for the first time in 11 years, Luke Donald responded with a 68 in his second round Monday to earn a spot at Chambers Bay next week.

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Lingmerth goes the distance to win Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio — David Lingmerth kept telling himself it was his turn to win Sunday in the Memorial, even amid so many signs that suggested otherwise.

Calcavecchia gets title at Principal Charity Classic

DES MOINES, Iowa — Wearing bacon-themed pants and using a putter he bought from an Iowa sporting goods store, Mark Calcavecchia broke through for one of his most satisfying wins.

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Bowditch rolls to take AT&T Nelson

IRVING — Steven Bowditch rode his best birdie binge on the PGA Tour to a 5-under 64 and a four-shot victory Sunday in the AT&T Byron Nelson, winning in the Australian’s adopted home for his second career title — both in Texas.

Clutch final par gives Kirk victory at Colonial, denies Spieth

FORT WORTH — Chris Kirk made a par-saving 7-foot putt after an errant tee shot at the 18th hole, avoiding a playoff at Colonial and winning by a stroke Sunday for his fourth PGA Tour victory. With a closing 4-under 66, Kirk got to 12-under 268, one ahead of Masters champion Jordan Spieth, playing partner Brandt Snedeker and Jason Bohn.

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Minjee Lee takes title at Kingsmill

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Minjee Lee didn’t get the dousing with champagne often afforded a winner on the LPGA Tour.

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Rory McIlroy finishes at 21 under, wins Wells Fargo Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rory McIlroy became the first two-time winner in the Wells Fargo Championship with a dominating seven-shot victory Sunday over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers.

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Twice-spurned Kisner looks to break through at Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kevin Kisner sees no reason he won’t be in contention to win his first PGA Tour title this week at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Men’s golf: Youngsters have UNT back at regionals

North Texas coach Brad Stracke couldn’t help but reflect on some of the high points of his past few years with the Mean Green men’s golf team this week.

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Fowler’s victory bolsters future

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Tiger Woods walked off the 18th green in his Sunday red shirt before players in the final few groups even sat down for lunch.

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Fowler celebrates Players playoff win

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Nothing was overrated about Rickie Fowler at The Players Championship. Not the way he rallied from a five-shot deficit with the greatest finish in the 34-year history of the TPC Sawgrass. Not the two tee shots he smashed down the daunting 18th fairway on Sunday when a miss to the left or right spelled trouble. And certainly not the three tee shots — yes, three — he stuffed on the island-green 17th hole for birdie each time.

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McIlroy, Spieth linked at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Rory McIlroy remembers a 19-year-old Texan who was polished for his age and didn’t appear to have a glaring weakness in his game. That was the Texas Open two years ago, the first time he played with Jordan Spieth.

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Rory still top dog in PGA

SAN FRANCISCO — Unless he changed his routine, Rory McIlroy started celebrating his 26th birthday Monday by going to the website of the Official World Golf Ranking to see where he stood. It was neither a gift nor a surprise.

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McIlroy on top of the world after win

SAN FRANCISCO — Rory McIlroy had to work harder than ever to win the Match Play Championship. No one ever had to play seven matches in five days, and McIlroy won them all in the new round-robin format. He had to beat three players on the same day, a first in the 17 years of this tournament. And three times, he stood on the 17th tee trailing.

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Inbee Park wins North Texas Shootout for second time

IRVING — Inbee Park won the LPGA Tour’s North Texas Shootout for the second time in three years Sunday, closing with a bogey-free 6-under 65 for a three stroke victory.

Golf: UNT grabs first C-USA title

TEXARKANA, Ark. — It was drama that Conference USA wanted when they went to match play to decide its golf champion, and it was drama it got.

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Spieth moves on after day one

SAN FRANCISCO — Even with a new format, the objective didn’t change in the Match Play Championship. And neither did the emotions.

Golf: Argyle boys lead after 1 round at 4A tourney, girls sit in 10th

The knot of frustration that’s been stuck in the crawl of the Argyle boys golf team after two consecutive second-place finishes in the UIL state tournament has driven the Eagles’ fivesome to continued success this season and, once again, to the cusp of a Class 4A championship.

Golf: UNT men surge to lead at C-USA golf tournament

TEXARKANA, Tex. — The North Texas men’s golf team roared into the lead of the Conference USA Championship as senior’s Jason Roets and Juan Munoz sent the Mean Green past No. 30 UAB for the overall team lead.

Updated format means more golf

SAN FRANCISCO — Rory McIlroy arrived at Harding Park on Monday knowing he will be at the Match Play Championship at least through Friday.

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Rose wins in New Orleans

AVONDALE, La. — Whatever derailed Justin Rose’s game appears long gone now. Sensing he needed to birdie the final two holes to keep the lead, Rose pulled it off with aggressive swings and clutch putts for a one-stroke victory against Cameron Tringale on Sunday in the Zurich Classic.

Golf: Roets storms to the lead at C-USA tourney

TEXARKANA — A red-hot Jason Roets matched his career-low with a 7-under 65 to take the lead at the Conference USA Championship and put the UNT men’s golf team in a prime position after the first round of play.

Golf: UNT takes fourth in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Freshman Abbi Shaddix led the North Texas women’s golf team to its best finish at a conference championship since 2011 as the Mean Green finished fourth at the Conference USA tournament.

Leishman rejoins PGA Tour in New Orleans with new outlook

AVONDALE, La. — Marc Leishman fully expects to be rusty this week in the Zurich Classic, not that he’s all that concerned.

Golf: UNT in contention after first round

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The best round of the year for the North Texas women’s golf team has it in contention for the Conference USA title after the first round of play. The Mean Green fired a first round of 6-over par 294 and is tied for third place, only seven strokes off the lead after the first 18 holes.

Jim Furyk tops Kevin Kisner in playoff to win RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Jim Furyk won his first PGA Tour event in five years, making birdies on both playoff holes to outlast Kevin Kisner at the RBC Heritage on Sunday.

Masters champion Jordan Spieth back to work at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Masters champion Jordan Spieth is back to work this week at the RBC Heritage Classic after two days celebrating his victory at Augusta National and being showered with attention....

Golf: Lady Eagles sit in second

CANTON — Argyle golf coach Sammye Townsend was proud of how his Lady Eagles finished their first round of the Class 4A Region II tournament at Van Zant Country Club on Wednesday.

Golf: Lady Wildcats mid-pack at regional tourney

ARLINGTON — The Guyer Lady Wildcats were nervous heading into Wednesday’s Class 6A Region I tournament at Rolling Hills Country Club because the team was paired with two of the top three teams in the state.

Golf: Denton’s Mercer struggles on greens

On the first day of the Class 5A Region I tournament at Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock, Denton’s Patrick Mercer had two-thirds of his game clicking — his driver and his irons.

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Spieth’s win could be start of something big

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The most important round in Jordan Spieth’s young career began with a little perspective from his caddie.

Golf: Argyle boys in position for state berth

Argyle’s Black team finished up the first day of the Class 4A Region II golf tournament sitting atop the leaderboard with a score of 292, while its Red team got off to a slower start but isn’t out of the hunt for a state tournament berth.

Golf: Guyer boys stumble at first day of regionals

Guyer head golf coach Roddy Adams and his boys team knew they would have a tough challenge in front of them during their first trip to a regional tournament at the state’s largest classification.

Golf: 5A Region I tournament suspended due to rain

The Class 5A Region I tournament at the Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock fell victim to the weather and winds as play was suspended at 2 p.m. on Monday.

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Master of the masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth got more than redemption and a green jacket Sunday. He took his place among the best in the game with a Masters victory for the ages. One year after Spieth lost a bid to become the youngest Masters champion, the 21-year-old Texan turned in one of the most dominant wins ever at Augusta National. He never let anyone get closer to him than three shots after his record start.

Golf: Guyer boys, girls set for regionals

ARGYLE — When the Guyer golf teams tee off at their respective Class 6A Region I tournaments this week in Arlington, they’ll be doing so under different circumstances but with the same goal in mind.

Golf: Denton girls look to keep level head

For the Denton girls golf team, projecting its success is a mental challenge, but head coach Mick Maxey implored his team to act as if it had already won its district tournament.

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Spieth has 64 for best opening round at Masters in 19 years

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth had everything go his way Thursday in the Masters, so he should have known how the shot would turn out without even asking. In the lead and in the trees, he slashed a 7-iron...

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2-time champ Crenshaw struggles

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The sight of former champions playing way past their prime is a familiar one at Augusta National. Ben Crenshaw did his best to keep up that tradition Thursday in his final Masters at the age of 63. The two-time winner struggled from his opening tee shot on a steamy day, capping off his round with a triple bogey 7 on the last hole for a 91 that was one of the highest recorded scores ever in the Masters.

Young and old

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods was the exception. Ben Crenshaw was closer to the rule. Woods joined up with Crenshaw to play the back nine Wednesday on the final day of practice for a Masters that is shaping up as a mystery in many ways. They are Masters champions with multiple green jackets. What separates them is how soon they got them.

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No-phone policy at Masters this year

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Derek Jensen’s profile picture features Rae’s Creek and the Ben Hogan Bridge, and a picture of the Masters logo. It’ll stay that way for several hours. No more tweets, nothing on Instagram or Facebook.

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Tiger arrives; guessing game begins

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods arrived later than usual Monday for a Masters that is different from all the others he has played. No one was sure what to expect from him.