Golf

June 23, 2018 - 5:59 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Esteban Toledo birdied four of the last six holes for a 6-under 66 and the second-round lead Saturday in the American Family Insurance Championship. Five strokes behind tournament host Steve Stricker after an opening 69 in rain Friday at University Ridge, Toledo had six birdies...
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FILe - In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, Gaby Lopez of Mexico tees off on the 13th hole during a practice round for the women's golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lopez shot a career-low 63 and holds a one-shot lead after the opening round of the NW Arkansas Championship. Lopez, a former three-time All-American at the nearby University of Arkansas, matched her career-best by finishing 8 under, doing so after missing the cut in her last two tournaments. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
June 23, 2018 - 9:08 am
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Since its first year on the LPGA Tour in 2007, the crowds at the NW Arkansas Championship have belonged to Stacy Lewis. Another former University of Arkansas star staked her claim as the hometown favorite Friday when Gaby Lopez shot a career-low 8-under 63 to take the first-...
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Phil Mickelson reacts after sinking a putt on the 13th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 20, 2018 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Mickelson has apologized four days after intentionally violating golf rules by hitting a moving ball on the green at the U.S. Open, saying his frustration got the best of him. The apology came Wednesday in a statement released by his representatives. "I know this should've come...
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June 18, 2018 - 11:57 am
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — In a story June 17 about Brooks Koepka winning the U.S. Open, The Associated Press reported erroneously that his winning score of 281 was 13 shots higher than last year. It was nine shots higher than last year at Erin Hills. A corrected version of the story is below: Tough...
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Tommy Fleetwood of England, waves to spectators after finishing the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 17, 2018 - 7:25 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Somehow, tying a U.S. Open record with a final-round 63 wasn't totally satisfying for Tommy Fleetwood. "Yeah," he said with a laugh, "but I wanted 62." The Englishman nearly got it: A birdie putt from 8 feet on No. 18 broke right and skidded past the hole. Still, the 12th-...
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June 17, 2018 - 5:20 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first victory of the season and sixth overall, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke margin. The 29-year-old South Korean player birdied the par-5 16th and par-4 17th and parred the par-4 18th to finish at 21-...
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Tommy Fleetwood of England hits an approach shot on the eighth hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 17, 2018 - 3:13 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on Sunday's final round of the U.S. Open (all times local): 3:10 p.m. No one is taking advantage of benign conditions at Shinnecock Hills more than England's Tommy Fleetwood. Starting the day at 9 over par, Fleetwood reeled off eight birdies to move within one...
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Phil Mickelson reacts to a shot from the fescue on the fifth hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 16, 2018 - 10:16 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Phil Mickelson intentionally hit a moving putt on the 13th green Saturday, then asked the USGA to explain the ruling after hearing suggestions he should be disqualified from the U.S. Open. His bogey putt from above the hole ran by the cup and was headed down a slope when he...
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Daniel Berger talks to an official on the first green during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 16, 2018 - 10:01 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Daniel Berger managed to hit a sweet spot that was even smaller than the target area on one of Shinnecock Hills' glassy greens: He played well enough to make the cut at the U.S. Open, but not so well that he teed off among the leaders after the course turned treacherous...
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Dustin Johnson hits out of the rough on the 15th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 16, 2018 - 9:54 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Dustin Johnson at least gets one more round to try to redeem himself in the U.S. Open. So does the USGA. The best players in the world were no match for a Shinnecock Hills course that even the USGA conceded got out of hand Saturday. Putts were rolling some 50 feet by the...
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