Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Golf

In this Jan. 6, 2017 file photo, Eric Trump, son of President-elect Donald Trump departs from Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

BY JULIE PACE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son denied Monday that he told a sportswriter that the family’s real estate business got money from Russia to fund golf ...
Jon Rahm putts on the ninth hole during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., Saturday, May 6, 2017. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)

BY DOUG FERGUSON WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Patrick Reed was befuddled by the wind when his golf ball was in the air, and by the book when his ball was ...
Michelle Wie of the U.S., prepares to putt on the 2nd hole during round three of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational at Mexico Golf Club in Mexico City, Saturday, May 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Michelle Wie rallied to beat Angel Yin on Saturday in the Lorena Ochoa Match Play to join Ariya Jutanugarn, Sei Young Kim and Mi Jung Hur ...
Dustin Johnson warms up on the driving range during practice rounds at the Wells Fargo Championship at Eagle Point golf course on Tuesday May 2, 2017 in Wilmington, N.C. (Ken Blevins/StarNews via AP)

BY DOUG FERGUSON WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Six weeks away from competition didn’t keep Dustin Johnson from extending one streak Thursday, with hopes of adding to another. Johnson showed more ...
Dustin Johnson warms up on the driving range during practice rounds at the Wells Fargo Championship at Eagle Point golf course on Tuesday May 2, 2017 in Wilmington, N.C. (Ken Blevins/StarNews via AP)

BY DOUG FERGUSON WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Dustin Johnson hasn’t lost his touch with his wedges. From 107 yards away on the fourth hole Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Championship, ...
State Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, wearing a football helmet, shakes hands with former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who was honored in the House Chamber at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday May 3, 2017. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

ALEDO, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo’s next pursuit of a championship will be in golf. And it’s a long shot. A month after the Dallas Cowboys quarterback retired, Romo is ...
Teammates Jonas Blixt, of Hammaro, Sweden, left, and Cameron Smith, of Brisbane, Australia, celebrate after Smith birdied the 17th hole during the final round of the PGA Zurich Classic golf tournament's new two-man team format at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La., Sunday, April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)

BY BRETT MARTEL AVONDALE, La. (AP) — The team of Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt won the Zurich Classic on the fourth playoff hole Monday, capturing a new-format tournament that ...
Lexi Thompson pauses after becoming emotional while speaking to reporters about her recent tournament loss Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

BY STEPHEN HAWKINS IRVING, Texas (AP) — Lexi Thompson paused, tears welling up in her eyes, when asked about how difficult things have been since a viewer-cited penalty cost her ...
In this July 10, 2016, file photo, Anna Nordqvist, of Sweden, walks to the green after hitting out of a bunker on the second playoff hole of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at CordeValle, in San Martin, California. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

BY DOUG FERGUSON In a swift response to increasing debates over television reviews, golf’s ruling bodies issued a new decision on the Rules of Golf that limits the use of ...
Wesley Bryan drives his ball off the 18th tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

BY PETE IACOBELLI HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Wesley Bryan hadn’t played in a PGA Tour sanctioned event 15 months ago. Now, he’s a tour winner. What’s changed? “I ...
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