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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Dustin Johnson handled the worst of the weather and wound up as the sole survivor to par at the U.S. Open, taking a four-shot lead into the weekend at Shinnecock Hills. Johnson dropped only one shot Friday morning in wind and two hours of light rain that made the course play … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Star group of Mickelson, McIlroy, Spieth crash at Shinnecock

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Three holes into his 27th U.S. Open, Phil Mickelson called over a rules official for a question rarely heard. “Is there a rule that allows me to see the ball when I hit it?” he asked. There was no relief for Mickelson. Not on the 12th hole at Shinnecock Hills. Not … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Star group of Mickelson, McIlroy, Spieth crash at Shinnecock

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Beep Beeeeeep! Traffic greets US Open golfers at Shinnecock

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The world’s best golfers are crossing their fingers and hoping for luck as they head to Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open this week. It’s not the pin placements or green speeds they’re worried about. Not the weather or the depth of the rough, either. It’s the Long Island traffic that … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Beep Beeeeeep! Traffic greets US Open golfers at Shinnecock

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Is this the week Rickie Fowler breaks through in a major?

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Rickie Fowler knows he can win major championships. He says everyone in golf knows that. So, Rickie, how about this week in the U.S. Open? Majors have not been kind to Fowler, who either gets teased or slammed by them. In April, he came up one shot short of Patrick Reed … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Is this the week Rickie Fowler breaks through in a major?

MEMPHIS, Tenn | Dustin Johnson shoots 7-under 63 to grab lead at St. Jude

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson wants to sharpen his game for the U.S. Open. Moving back to No. 1 in the world would just be a nice bonus because the only way he can do that before Shinnecock Hills is by winning the St. Jude Classic. Johnson knows what he wants. “I just want … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn | Dustin Johnson shoots 7-under 63 to grab lead at St. Jude

Poulter shares lead in Houston, keeps Masters hopes alive

HUMBLE, Texas /March 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Ian Poulter has played in the Masters a dozen times, never missing the cut. Beau Hossler has never played a competitive round at Augusta National. Both are in position to become the last man in the Masters field, and neither wants to think about it. The 42-year-old Poulter … Continue reading Poulter shares lead in Houston, keeps Masters hopes alive

American Stephens beats Ostapenko for Miami Open title

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla./March 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens won her hometown tournament, beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 (5), 6-1 in Saturday’s final at the Miami Open. Stephens, a South Florida native who lives in Fort Lauderdale, won the last women’s final on Key Biscayne. The tournament will move next year to the … Continue reading American Stephens beats Ostapenko for Miami Open title

Comeback kid: Stephens rallies for spot in Miami Open final

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla/March 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Sloane Stephens has a simple approach to her game these days. “Keep fighting,” she said. That was Stephens’ mantra when her U.S. Open championship last year was followed by eight consecutive losses, a staggering, frustrating and almost inexplicable freefall. And those words kept popping into her head Thursday, … Continue reading Comeback kid: Stephens rallies for spot in Miami Open final