1. Rory McIlroy struggles with 74 at Barclays


    PARAMUS, N.J. — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in the Barclays with his worst start in two months.

    He could afford a day off.

    Rory McIlroy struggles in the opening round of the Barclays, finishing at 74.
  2. Seminole's Brittany Lincicome loses LPGA in playoff


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    PITTSFORD, N.Y. — It came down to fortitude.

    Brittany Lincicome misses her par putt on the first playoff hole, and Inbee Park then pars to win the LPGA Championship.
  3. Camilo Villegas wins Wyndham Championship


    GREENSBORO, N.C. — When Camilo Villegas finished his final round in the Wyndham Championship, he was hoping to get into a playoff.

  4. Seminole's Brittany Lincicome keeps lead at LPGA Championship


    PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Brittany Lincicome beamed. She had fought off jitters while leading an LPGA Tour major and it felt oh-so-good.

    EDMOND, OK - JULY 10:  Kevin Sutherland watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the first round of the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Championship at Oak Tree National on July 10, 2014 in Edmond, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
  5. Golf: Tampa Bay high school preview


    This year's high school golf season could be awfully similar to last year's golf season. Of the six 2013 Tampa Bay Times Players of the Year in the North Suncoast and Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, five return. They are Donnie Gabrelcik (Mitchell), Kelly Harris (Sunlake), Tyler Bakich (Newsome), Terese Romeo …

    Freedom’s Terese Romeo said of losing a playoff at last year’s state tourney, “All I can do is try to get back into that position and see what happens.”
  6. Seminole's Brittany Lincicome leads LPGA Championship


    PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Seminole's Brittany Lincicome opened a three-stroke lead Friday in the wind-swept LPGA Championship, the tour's fourth major championship of the season.

  7. Master of mini golf: Czech player is beating the obstacles (w/video)


    OCEANPORT, N.J. — She looked like nothing out of the ordinary, just another platinum blonde in baggy shorts hanging out at the miniature golf course. But in the rarefied, close-knit, hypercompetitive world of professional miniature golf, Olivia Prokopova is nothing short of legendary.

    Defending champion Olivia Prokopova practices at Bluegrass Mini Golf, the site of the 2014 U.S. Open Miniature Golf Tournament, in Oceanport, N.J.. In a sport dominated by middle-aged American men, Prokopova, 19, is the most feared competitor of all, and a hero in her native Czech Republic. [New York Times]
  8. Seminole's Brittany Lincicome one back at LPGA Championship; Lexi Thompson shares lead


    PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Long-hitting Lexi Thompson figured she might have an edge on the LPGA Championship's new course.

    She did.

    Seminole’s Brittany Lincicome shoots 5-under 67 and is one shot off the lead at the LPGA Championship, the tour’s fourth major.
  9. Rory McIlroy wins PGA Championship


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship.

    Rory McIlroy lets loose after a par on No. 18 gives him the win. “I played the best golf of my life,” say McIlroy, who made the turn three shots off the lead.
  10. PGA runnerup Phil Mickelson not that happy


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Phil Mickelson hardly sounded like a guy who nearly won his sixth major championship.

    Phil Mickelson has nine runnerup finishes in majors, third all time.



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