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    Marc Leishman gets redemption in Chicago, wins BMW Championship

    Given another opportunity to win, Marc Leishman didn’t give anyone much of a chance in the BMW Championship. Staked to a five-shot lead, Leishman made back-to-back birdies late in the final round Sunday to put away the final challenge, then closed with a birdie for a 4-under 67 to set the tournament record at Lake Forest, Illinois. The five-shot victory sends him to East Lake next week for the Tour Championship with a clear shot at winning the FedEx Cup and the $10 million...

    By The Associated Press|

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    Walker Cup: U.S. takes commanding lead behind play of Morikawa, Xiong

    U.S. captain Spider Miller was counting on local knowledge to be a must in reclaiming the Walker Cup trophy in the biennial event against Great Britain and Ireland’s greatest amateur golfers. He got it from two of the strongest Southern California reps. Collin Morikawa, the 20-year old at Cal from La Canada High in La Canada-Flintridge, and Norman Xiong, the 18-year-old freshman at Oregon who attended Lake Elsinore Temescal Valley High, had a record-setting day in the morning...

    Tom Hoffarth
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    PGA: Justin Thomas fires off a 63, shares lead with Leishman in Boston

    PGA Tour PGA champion Justin Thomas made three long birdies on a long, wet TPC Boston for a tournament-best 63, giving him a share of the lead with Marc Leishman going into a Labor Day finish in the Dell Technologies Championship at Norton, Massachusetts. Leishman also played bogey-free Sunday and had three straight birdies on the back nine for a 65. They were at 12-under 201 with no room for error on a leaderboard that was packed with some of...

    By The Associated Press|

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    Redman outlasts Ghim in 37 holes to win U.S. Amateur Championship at Riviera

    PACIFIC PALISADES >> Eddie Merrins stood just off to the side of the 18th green at Riviera Country Club late Sunday afternoon, perhaps not even noticing that Doc Redman and Doug Ghim went right behind him with a purpose toward the 10th tee box at the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship. “That’s about as strong a finish as you’d hope to see,” said the 84-year-old legendary golf pro at Bel-Air Country Club and former UCLA coach who, in 1954, made it to the...

    Tom Hoffarth
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    U.S. Amateur: Doc Redman wins a stirring West Side story

    PACIFIC PALISADES >> Doc Redman is the U.S. Amateur champion. Just like Bobby Jones, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, Mark O’Meara, Matt Kuchar, Craig Stadler and Lanny Wadkins. And just like David Gossett, Bill Sander, John Fought, John Harris, Bubba Dickerson, and Chris Patton. The guys on the first list are known for what they did after they won the Amateur. The guys on the second list are not. At Riviera on Sunday, Redman proved he...

    Mark Whicker
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    U.S. wraps up Solheim Cup in dominant style

    Lexi Thompson set the tone by rallying from four holes down. The rest of the Americans took it from there and restored their dominance in the Solheim Cup. “I was just, like, ‘I just have to go all in and go for it all,’” Thompson said. Her U.S. teammates followed her lead and the Americans finished off their most-decisive Solheim Cup victory in over 20 years, beating Europe 16 1/2-11 1/2 on Sunday at Des Moines Golf and Country Club. Cristie Kerr...

    By The Associated Press|

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    U.S. extends lead to five games over Europe in Solheim Cup

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa >> Two years ago, the United States staged the biggest singles comeback in Solheim Cup history. Only the biggest letdown the event has ever seen will keep the Americans from retaining the cup. The United States took a 10 1/2- 5 1/2 lead over Europe on Saturday, matching its biggest advantage entering the final day. The Americans took three of the four afternoon fourball matches after splitting the morning foursomes at Des Moines Golf and Country...

    By LUKE MEREDITH |

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    Doug Ghim, Doc Redman end up with a U.S. Amateur Championship faceoff

    PACIFIC PALISADES >> It might be an indication you’ve thoroughly intimidated an opponent during the 117th U.S. Amateur Championships when he concedes to you a long eagle putt, as well as the hole, on the backside of the golf course. Doug Ghim accepted that otherwise self-defeating-looking gesture from Theo Humphrey on the 11th green of Saturday’s semifinal match at Riviera Country Club. It handed Ghim a 3-up advantage, extended to 4-up on the 12th with six to...

    Tom Hoffarth
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    U.S. Amateur quarterfinals: Four American college golfers move to the final four

    PACIFIC PALISADES >> An all-American Final Four at the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship was solidified when Vanderbilt’s Theo Humphrey and Clemson’s Doc Redman took their quarterfinal match play events to the final hole before claiming victory at Riviera Country Club on Friday afternoon. Humphrey, the 21-year-old from Greenwich, Conn., converted a clutch par putt for a 1 up win moments after Chun-An Yu, the 18-year-old from Arizona State out of Taipei, made a...

    Tom Hoffarth
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    Azusa’s Lizette Salas helps U.S. take 3-point lead in Solheim Cup

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa >> The favored Americans found themselves trailing Europe after a sluggish start to the Solheim Cup. The U.S. settled down on Friday afternoon, pulling away with a record-setting fourball performance. The United States swept the afternoon fourball matches to take a 5 1/2-2 1/2 lead at Des Moines Golf and Country Club. Lizette Salas and U.S. newcomer Danielle Kang each won two matches, teaming to beat Carlota Ciganda and Caroline Masson 1 up for...

    By Luke Meredith The Associated Press |

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