Koepka, a dominant force in major championship golf

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Brooks Koepka has long said he’s inspired by a lack of respect. That’s why he wasn’t bothered when the rowdy New York fans turned on the man who’d been on a virtual victory parade for the past two days. Koepka started both Saturday and Sunday with a seven-shot lead, but he was just one ahead after he bogeyed Bethpage Black’s shortest hole. The New York fans, who’d been enamored with Brooks and his muscle-bound bravado, now started chanting for the man who’d been his big brother on TOUR. Koepka was steeled by their lack of loyalty. “When…

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Lakeside Golf Club offers a close getaway to a fun, but challenging layout

Given that the Lakeside Golf Club in Chestermere is a mere drive, and OK, a wedge shot as well, from the heart of downtown Calgary, perhaps it could be your newest go-to spot for golf this year. Located just a short distance off the eastern side of Calgary’s ring road, Stoney Trail, and  mere minutes from the downtown core, the club’s Director of Golf, Glenn Carr, noted that people not familiar with his track are going to be impressed by what they find when they do get the chance to tee it up there. “I think it’ a very fun…

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Valley Ridge offering a getaway from busy, hectic world

While it’s almost impossible to escape the busy world of today, a golf course is perhaps one of the few remaining refuges to get away from the noise and confusion, if even only for a few hours. And one of those places, in Calgary, is the Valley Ridge Golf Club. Located a short distance from the heart of the city, Valley Ridge GC has lots on tap for the 2019 golf season, including some renovations to existing structures, league action, and of course, the enjoyment of a peaceful day on the links with family and/or friends. Speaking to some changes…

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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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EUROPE WIN BACK THE RYDER CUP

By Dave Clark On Sep 30, 2018, 11:20am EDT Francesco Molinari secured the winning point as Europe regained the Ryder Cup on a thrilling final day at Le Golf National. The Italian completed a perfect haul of five points with a 4 and 2 victory over Phil Mickeslon as Europe reached the 14.5 point mark. The United States won three of the top five singles matches on Sunday to close the gap on Europe to just one point. But Europe’s experienced players down the order all took a firm grip of their matches, and rookies Thorbjørn Olesen and Jon Rahm…

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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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Masters Tournament, second round: Leaderboard, tee times, TV schedule

There are currently 15 players within four shots of Jordan Spieth’s lead after Round 1 at the Masters. (Getty Images) Jordan Spieth has held at least a share of the lead at Augusta National in nine of his 17 career starts. He is tied with Tiger Woods for the most leads or co-leads at the Masters Tournament since 1992. Spieth leads by two heading into Friday’s second round. The 24-year-old is the only player in the top 10 with a Green Jacket already. Rory McIlroy is just T4 and three back after Thursday in search of the career Grand Slam.…

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