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  1. Little time to prepare, Day set to begin defense of PGA Championship title

    Pga

    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Jason Day's plan to defend his PGA Championship took a turn he wasn't expecting.

    Jason Day practices at Baltusrol, his one chance on the course after he spent Tuesday tending to his sick family members.
  2. Tournament win makes golf career an option for former Gaither standout Jimmy Stanger

    Preps

    TAMPA — Jimmy Stanger loves business and golf so much that he works at both of them, constantly and intensely, about 16 hours a day.

    Every day.

    Jimmy Stanger, a former Gaither High standout and rising senior at the University of Virginia, recently captured the prized Southern Amateur golf tournament title with a 12-under par total that included a 6-under par 66 on the tournament’s final day.
  3. Jhonattan Vegas rallies to win Canadian Open

    Golf

    OAKVILLE, Ontario — Jhonattan Vegas birdied his way off Glen Abbey and waited to see if anyone would catch him. No one did.

    Jhonattan Vegas birdies the final three holes to complete a comeback from five strokes back at the Canadian Open.
  4. Brandt Snedeker leads Canadian amateur at Canadian Open

    Golf

    OAKVILLE, Ontario — Jared du Toit was in position to become the first Canadian to win the Canadian Open in 62 years — and the first amateur to break through on the PGA Tour in 25 seasons.

    Brandt Snedeker eagles No. 18 and has a one-stroke lead at the Canadian Open.
  5. Dustin Johnson ties for second-round lead in Canada

    Golf

    OAKVILLE, Ontario — Dustin Johnson started and finished the day tied with Luke List for the Canadian Open lead. The U.S. Open champion had to make up a lot of ground to do it.

  6. Dustin Johnson, Luke List share first-round lead at Canadian Open

    Golf

    OAKVILLE, Ontario — Dustin Johnson made a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole Thursday for 6-under 66 and a share of the Canadian Open lead with Luke List.

    World No. 2 Dustin Johnson, reading a putt on No. 16, shoots 6-under 66 in the first round.
  7. Lydia Ko wins Marathon Classic playoff for 14th LPGA title

    Golf

    SYLVANIA, Ohio — Lydia Ko outlasted Ariya Jutanugarn and Mirim Lee to win the Marathon Classic on Sunday for her fourth LPGA Tour victory of the season.

  8. Steve Stricker, 49, earns three more major shots at British Open

    Golf

    TROON, Scotland — Steve Stricker showed up at Royal Troon thinking this might be his last major championship. He can count on three more.

    Steve Stricker shoots 2-under 69 in the final round to finish fourth and get spots in the next PGA, Masters and British Open.
  9. Henrik Stenson shoots 63, wins British Open in record fashion

    Golf

    TROON, Scotland — Henrik Stenson kept hitting the best shots of his life, one after another.

    Henrik Stenson of Sweden holds up the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland, Sunday, July 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) XAG353
  10. Henrik Stenson leads Phil Mickelson by 1 at British Open

    Golf

    TROON, Scotland — Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson delivered what everyone expects out of a major championship Saturday.

    Henrik Stenson, playing out of a bunker on No. 7, shoots his third straight round in the 60s to lead Phil Mickelson by one shot. Stenson, 40, has never won a major championship.

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