McIlroy wins THE PLAYERS Championship

Shoots final-round 2-under 70 to win by one shot over Furyk in dramatic finale at TPC Sawgrass   PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy made two late birdies amid the wild theatrics of Sunday at THE PLAYERS Championship and closed with a 2-under 70. McIlroy, a former FedExCup champion, earned 600 FedExCup points, a $2.25 million check and is the proud owner of the redesigned PLAYERS trophy. McIlroy could not afford to make a mistake over the final hour because of Jim Furyk, 48, nearly pulled off a stunner. Furyk, one of the last players to get in…

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THE PLAYERS Championship, Round 1: Leaderboard, tee times, TV times

The Florida Swing continues as Round 1 gets underway today at THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach. Webb Simpson is the defending champion at TPC Sawgrass. Round 1 tee times Round 1 leaderboard HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN (ALL TIMES ET) TELEVISION: Thursday-Friday, 1-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Saturday, 2-7 p.m. (NBC). Sunday, 1-6 p.m. (NBC). PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Featured Groups). Saturday, 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Featured Groups). Sunday, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. (Featured Groups). LIVE ON TWITTER: Thursday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – approx. 8:30 a.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – approx. 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – approx. 9 a.m. RADIO: Thursday-Friday, 12-7 p.m.…

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Cougar Creek Golf Resort

Cougar Creek Golf Resort is testament to unreliability of rumours  By Gord Montgomery  PARKLAND COUNTY —With apologies to Edgar Allan Poe’s saying, “Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see (read),” you can trust everything you are about to read (see) here in regard to the Cougar Creek Golf Resort. Despite some nasty rumours floating around, this rural track west of Edmonton is in good shape and only getting better as the weather warms, says Head Golf Professional Jake Behiels. After a winter that saw the dreaded freeze-thaw-freeze cycle repeat itself a few times, Cougar Creek did…

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Jagare Ridge holds its own in war against winter

Jagare Ridge holds its own in war against winter  While Superintendent Jim Shannon won’t come right out and say that his golf course came out on top of the grass misery this past winter handed out, others at Jagare Ridge, like Head Golf Professional Tyler Rumpel aren’t hesitant about speaking to the condition of the Edmonton track this spring. “The golf course is actually really good. We do have a few greens that are a little slow in spots but overall, the course is in excellent condition for the kind of winter we had,” said Rumpel. “We’ve been lucky for…

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Rose blooms all week at Colonial Country Club

Chasing a second victory of the season Justin Rose goes low four days in a row to comfortably take care of business in the ball-striking paradise that is historic Colonial Country Club. Welcome to the Monday Finish where the former U.S. Open champion held off the challenge from the current U.S. Open champion to become the fifth multiple winner of the 2017-18 FedExCup season as he cruised to a three-shot win. FIVE OBSERVATIONS 1. Rose – when he’s got his game clicking – is both awesome and annoying to watch. Awesome because the precision and skill with which he strikes…

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Leaders preparing for poor weather conditions Saturday at Augusta

Masters 36-hole leader Patrick Reed will have to battle tough conditions ahead on Moving Day. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images) AUGUSTA, Ga. – After two days of dry conditions and pleasant temperatures, the weather for Saturday’s third round of the Masters is expected to take a turn for the worse. Scattered showers in the morning, then heavy rain and possibly thunderstorms for the leaders in the afternoon. Oh, and throw in wind gusts to 20 mph. How much that will impact the leaderboard on Moving Day at Augusta National will be one of the intriguing storylines. Patrick Reed takes a two-shot lead…

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2018 Masters Contest

    Play Golf Alberta is giving away 10 – 4somes(1 – 4some to each of our partnering courses). Pick the winner of the 2018 Masters. Selection must be made by 11:59pm MST Wednesday, April 4th, 2018. The names of the contestants who selected the winners will be drawn for the 4somes to the partnering courses. All 4somes include power cart and driving range. 4somes must be booked and played on or before June 28th, 2018. Valid Monday – Thursday excluding holidays. One selection per account.  Twitter, Facebook or email. https://twitter.com/PlayGolfdotcom https://www.facebook.com/playgolfdotcom info@playgolfalberta.com Good Luck!!! Play Golf Alberta  

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The First Look: Masters Tournament

THE TAKEAWAY Sergio gets it done, a playoff for the ages & Kuch’s ace Resurgent World Golf Championships winners Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson – both multiple Masters titleholders – join FedExCup leader Justin Thomas as the spotlight shines on Augusta National even hotter than most years. The gathering of elite names arriving off recent victories also includes Rory McIlroy, Paul Casey, Jason Day and Jon Rahm. Nor does that factor in world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, defending champion Sergio Garcia and a wild card with four green jackets – Tiger Woods. FIELD NOTES: The expected roster stands at 86…

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