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FILE - In this May 2, 2008, file photo, Bruce Lietzke tees off on the first hole during the opening round of the Champions Tour's FedEx Kinko's Classic golf tournament in Lakeway, Texas. Lietzke, the fun-loving, draw-hitting PGA Tour winner whose practice regime — or lack of one — spawned an often-told spoiled banana story, died Saturday, July 28, 2018, of brain cancer. He was 67. Lietzke's family said he died at his Athens, Texas, ranch. (Larry Kolvoord/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
July 28, 2018 - 10:28 pm
ATHENS, Texas (AP) — Bruce Lietzke, the fun-loving, fade-hitting PGA Tour winner whose practice regime — or lack of one — spawned an often-told spoiled banana story, died Saturday of brain cancer. He was 67. Lietzke's family said he died at his Athens ranch. "Our PGA Tour family lost a treasured...
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July 28, 2018 - 1:27 pm
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau shared a one-shot lead with Richard McEvoy heading to the final round of the European Open on Saturday. Both golfers seek their first European Tour title. DeChambeau started the third round ahead by a shot. But McEvoy carded a 3-under 69 for the Englishman...
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July 28, 2018 - 12:26 pm
GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn and Amy Yang led the Ladies Scottish Open by one stroke after an increasingly tough scoring day in the third round on Saturday. None of the top five broke par 71, as the wind picked up in the afternoon and grew to a howling 35 mph (55 kph) at Gullane. Ariya...
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July 28, 2018 - 5:20 am
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Stephen Ames shares the lead with Miguel Angel Jimenez on 9 under at the Senior British Open after the Canadian completed his delayed second round on Saturday. Darkness had ended play early on Friday with No. 18 remaining for Ames, which he parred on the Old Course for...
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July 26, 2018 - 3:54 pm
GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Tiffany Joh credited her "hot putter" as she shot a career-best 9-under 62 at the Ladies Scottish Open to take a four-shot lead after Thursday's first round. "I pretty much kept it in play and putted amazing, that's the only way I could describe it today," said the 31-year-...
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July 26, 2018 - 1:23 pm
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — American Kirk Triplett and Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand shot 7-under 65s Thursday to lead the Senior British Open by one stroke after the opening round but both will be keeping a close eye on defending champion Bernhard Langer. Long the dominant figure in over-50s...
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Tiger Woods of the US walks onto the 18th green during the final round for the 147th British Open Golf championships in Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday, July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)
July 23, 2018 - 1:56 pm
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk says it was fun to watch Tiger Woods contend at the British Open and briefly take the lead in the final round. Whether that means Woods is a lock for the U.S. team is still to be determined. "I'm going to handle him the way I do everyone else...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, Troy Merritt celebrates with caddie Wayne Burch on the 18th green after completing the second round of the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship golf tournament at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky. Merritt shot 5-under 67 to edge three golfers by one shot on Monday, July 23, 2018, and win the rain-delayed PGA Tour Barbasol Championship. (Alex Slitz/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP, File)
July 23, 2018 - 10:56 am
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Troy Merritt shot a 5-under 67 on Monday to win the rain-delayed Barbasol Championship by one stroke. This was his second career PGA Tour victory, and it earned him a spot in next month's PGA Championship. Merritt led or shared the lead after each round. "To get a win like...
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Billy Spencer, right, a caddie for golfer Stephan Jauger, looks at the weather app on his cell phone while waiting out a rain delay during the final round of the PGA Tour Barbasol Championship on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville. (Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP)
July 22, 2018 - 5:53 pm
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A thunderstorm suspended the fourth round of the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship until Monday morning. Sunday's third stoppage of play at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came with the four leaders — Hunter Mahan, Robert Streb, Tom Lovelady and Troy Merritt at 18-...
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland on the 18th green after the final round for the 147th British Open Golf championships in Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday, July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)
July 22, 2018 - 1:44 pm
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlory spun around and let out a roar after making a 35-foot eagle putt. Justin Rose clenched his fist after taming the 18th hole for a fourth straight day. Xander Schauffele kept his composure amid the chaos of an ever-changing leaderboard. Kevin Kisner? He stuck...
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