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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 04:38:23 -0400
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Meadow takes clubhouse lead at LPGA Canadian Pacific Women's Open
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:07:13 -0400
Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland fired a six-under-par 66 to take the clubhouse lead at the weather-disrupted Canadian Pacific Women's Open. Meadow, 24, on Thursday carded seven birdies and one bogey to tame the challenging par-72 layout at Calgary's Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club. Meadow said she was still buoyed after finishing in a respectable tie for 31st in Rio.
Reed, Laird grab early lead at PGA Barclays
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:16:54 -0400
Patrick Reed and Martin Laird fired five-under-par 66s to open up a one-shot lead after the first round of The Barclays Championship. Reed's impressive opening round left him sitting pretty alongside Scotland's Laird after a first round that saw Sweden's Henrik Stenson limp out injured. Reed, who teed off on the back nine, grabbed the first of his three birdies on the second, before eagling the par-five fourth hole with a 16-foot putt.
Ko starts strongly in quest for fourth Canadian Open title
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:32:01 -0400
(Reuters) - New Zealand's Lydia Ko, seeking her fourth Canadian Women's Open title before the age of 20, made a promising start when she carded a five-under-par 67 in the first round in Alberta on Thursday. The Korean-born teenager, four days after her silver medal- winning performance at the Rio Olympics, wasted no time getting back into the bread-and-butter swing of regular LPGA competition. Ko made the Canadian Women's Open her first LPGA victory when she triumphed in 2012 at the age of 15.
Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Barclays Classic scores
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:14:31 -0400
Aug 25 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Barclays Classic at the par-71 course on Thursday in Farmingdale, New York -5 Patrick Reed (U.S.) 66 Martin Laird (Britain) 66 -4 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 67 Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 67 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 67 J.B. Holmes (U.S.) 67 -3 Jhonattan Vegas (Venezuela) 68 Kang Sung-Hoon (Korea) 68 Jason Day (Australia) 68 Jonas Blixt (Sweden) 68 -2 Lucas Glover (U.S.) 69 John Huh (U.S.) 69 Adam Scott (Australia) 69 Luke Donald (Britain) 69 Scott Piercy (U.S.) 69 Billy Horschel (U.S.) 69 Sean O'Hair (U.S.) 69 Derek Fathauer (U.S.) 69 Ryan Moore (U.S. ...
Golf-Reed and Laird set pace at Bethpage, Day two back
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:57:42 -0400
(Reuters) - Patrick Reed gave his Ryder Cup hopes a timely boost as he charged into a share of the first-round lead at The Barclays on Thursday with defending champion Jason Day in hot pursuit, two strokes back. World number one Day, who triumphed by six shots last year when the tournament was held at Plainfield Country Club, returned a 68 while fellow golfing heavyweights Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy carded 71s.
Stenson out of Barclays
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:01:48 -0400
New York (AFP) - British Open champion Henrik Stenson withdrew from The Barclays Championship on Thursday after aggravating a knee injury.
Lewis flirts with a 59, settles for 62 in Denmark
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:02:37 -0400
(Reuters) - England's Tom Lewis flirted with shooting the first ever 59 on the European Tour before settling for a nine-under-par 62 and a share of the first round lead at the Made in Denmark tournament in Farso on Thursday. Lewis had got to 12 under with five holes to play and needed only pars coming in to dip under 60 but he slipped back with bogeys at the fifth (his 14th hole), eighth and ninth to finish level with Belgium's Thomas Pieters and Swede Joakim Lagergren. "It was a good round today but a disappointing one, but how many people can get disappointed with nine under?" the 25-year-old Lewis told reporters at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort.
Lewis close to history at Made in Denmark
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:23:04 -0400
Farsø (Denmark) (AFP) - Tom Lewis looked on course to complete the first 59 in European Tour history but hit three late bogeys to finish with a joint-leading 62 at the Made in Denmark open on Thursday. The Englishman had been on target for a dream 59 finish, but he eventually ended up with a shared first round lead with Thomas Pieters and Joakim Lagergren, at nine-under-par. The Made in Denmark open is the final event in the 2016 Ryder Cup qualification race and tournament co-leader Pieters made a huge statement of intent after racing into an early lead alongside Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke.
Golf-European Tour Made in Denmark scores
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:15:59 -0400
Aug 25 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Made in Denmark at the par-71 course on Thursday in Farso -9 Tom Lewis (Britain) 62 Joakim Lagergren (Sweden) 62 Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 62 -8 Bradley Dredge (Britain) 63 -6 David Lipsky (U.S. ...
Euro rookies in for star-spangled reception at Ryder Cup
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:28:24 -0400
Rory McIlroy reckons the five confirmed European Team Ryder Cup rookies will be in for a "rude awakening" when they get to Hazeltine later next month for the Ryder Cup. It's not that the rookies will have anything to fear in tackling the host course in Minnesota, McIlroy says. The big concern, according to McIlroy, will be dealing and coping with the overwhelmingly partisan American crowds each day of the three-day biennial showdown.
Day aims to defend Barclays' crown as playoffs begin
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:57:45 -0400
World number one Jason Day headlines the marquee trio at this week's The Barclays tournament which kicks off the first round of the PGA Tour playoffs. Defending champion Day is joined by Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott at the event which will cut the FedEx Cup playoff field to 100 and give others a chance to bid for spots in the Ryder Cup. Also in the field of 121 is Justin Rose who is fresh off winning the gold medal in the Rio Olympics.
McIlroy eyes FedExCup boost to transform his season
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:09:43 -0400
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has set his sights on finishing a so-so season on a strong note as he prepares this week for The Barclays, the first of four FedExCup events that conclude the 2015-16 U.S. PGA Tour. "I'm trying to judge my year on wins," McIlroy told reporters on Wednesday at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York. Obviously the two missed cuts at the majors were very disappointing, especially the way I missed the cuts." The Northern Irishman missed the cut by two strokes at the U.S. Open in June and by just one shot at the PGA Championship last month.
Day and Johnson command spotlight at Bethpage
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:07:40 -0400
(Reuters) - World number one Jason Day and second-ranked Dustin Johnson launch their title bids at The Barclays on Thursday amid longer-term hopes of securing the PGA Tour's season-ending FedExCup and Player of the Year honors. The Barclays, won last year by Australian Day, is the first of four lucrative FedExCup events that conclude the 2015-16 schedule with a playoff bonus of $10 million going to the overall champion. Once the season is over, the PGA Tour rank and file will vote for their Player of the Year where Day, a three-times winner in 2016, and American Johnson, a double champion this year, are the top two contenders.