Past success lures Rose back to tourney

GAINESVILLE, Va. — Most of the world’s top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn’t miss it — even if he weren’t the defending champion.

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Trump expected at Turnberry

TURNBERRY, Scotland — Lizette Salas should be midway through her first round at the Women’s British Open this morning when Donald Trump arrives via helicopter to expected fanfare at his Turnberry resort.

Woods running out of chances to salvage season

GAINESVILLE, Va. — Tiger Woods knows he’s played poorly over the past two years. Now, he’s facing the prospect of an early end to his season.

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Youth movement changing face of golf

The criteria fits for the label as the best player to have never won a major.

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Day birdies to Canadian Open victory

OAKVILLE, Ontario — Jason Day birdied the final three holes to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, spoiling David Hearn’s bid to become the first Canadian winner in 61 years.

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Johnson wins British Open, stops Spieth’s historic bid

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers. Spieth was right where he wanted to be in his spirited bid for the Grand Slam — tied for the lead with two holes to go in the British Open, right after making a 50-foot birdie putt that made it feel as though he were destined to win at St. Andrews for his third straight major.

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Spieth happy with his performance

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — When it was over, Jordan Spieth stood off the 18th green and applauded the fans who had spent much of their day applauding him.

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Live updates: Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff

Zach Johnson has won his second major title at the British Open, beating Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole playoff at St. Andrews.

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Day ready to seize latest chance to win 1st major

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jason Day is tied for the lead after 54 holes of a major. Been there before. Yet, unlike at last month’s U.S. Open, Day is feeling good about his chances heading into the final round as he looks to win his first major title at the British Open.

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Spieth takes in St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — There was no escaping Jordan Spieth even before he arrived Monday at St. Andrews to resume his pursuit of the Grand Slam.

O’Meara, Davies part of class inducted into Hall

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Laura Davies was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday, even though she wasn’t around to enjoy all of it. A four-hour flight delay out of Philadelphia forced her to miss the induction.

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Spieth wins John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. — Jordan Spieth made it a lot tougher on himself than it needed to be. In the end, Spieth got exactly what he was looking for from the John Deere Classic: a win and some positive energy ahead of the British Open.

Fowler overhauls Kuchar to win Scottish Open

GULLANE, Scotland — Rickie Fowler had a season full of near misses last year. He’s finding the winner’s circle much easier to locate in 2015.

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Danny Lee wins at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Danny Lee was overcome with nerves after qualifying for a four-man playoff at The Greenbrier Classic. By the time he walked to the first playoff tee, he was ready. Lee earned...

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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.