Thursday, April 27, 2017

Golf

Justin Smith swinging a golf club

Justin Smith, Assistant Golf Professional at Bonita Bay Club, has qualified to play in the 2017 PGA Professional National Championship in Sunriver, Oregon from June 18-21, according to club officials ...
Dustin Johnson poses with his trophy after defeating Jon Rahm, of Spain, at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BY DOUG FERGUSON AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson has been around long enough to realize he’s not going to win every golf tournament he plays. It’s just getting harder ...
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - SEPTEMBER 10: Samuel Kodak, overall champion in the boys 12-13 division, poses with his medal, during The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at TPC Sawgrass on September 10, 2016 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images for DC&P Championship)

When even the most casual observer of golf perceives the Masters, they think years of tradition, where stars were born in April. The Augusta National Golf Club is where it ...
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his drive on the first hole during round-robin play against Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BY DOUG FERGUSON AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rory McIlroy rarely has played so well and had so little to show for it. No matter what happens Friday in the Dell ...
Jordan Spieth gestures as his tee shot goes left on the sixth hole during round-robin play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth face what could amount to elimination day at the Dell Technologies Match Play. Both lost their opening matches at Austin Country ...
Jason Day, of Australia, watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during round-robin play against Pat Perez at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Day conceded the match after the sixth hole and withdrew from the tournament. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BY DOUG FERGUSON AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course. It was the fourth time in the last three years ...
Jason Day, of Australia, watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during round-robin play against Pat Perez at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BY DOUG FERGUSON AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Defending champion Jason Day lasted only six holes at the Dell Technologies Match Play until a heavy heart forced an early departure. Rory ...
Phil Mickelson hits to the green on the second hole during round-robin play against Si Woo Kim, of South Korea, at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BY JIM VERTUNO AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — While his name has been mentioned as a pivotal figure in a federal insider trading criminal trial, Phil Mickelson shrugged off any hint ...
Defending champion Jason Day, of Australia, left, talks with Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, right, as they practice for the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament at Austin County Club, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BY DOUG FERGUSON AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Put together the top 64 players available from the world ranking, have them play 112 matches over five days, and anything can happen. ...
Charley Hoffman tees off on the 14th hole during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

BY DOUG FERGUSON ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Charley Hoffman wasn’t expecting to be at Bay Hill until he didn’t qualify for a World Golf Championship next week. The change in ...
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