Weather has made Oakmont, site of US Open, a beast

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When W.C. Fownes, son of the founder of Oakmont Country Club and an accomplished player in his day, heard complaints how difficult the course played, he sniffed at the whining with these biting words:

"Let the clumsy, the spineless, the alibi artists stand aside," Fownes said.

Those same words hang true today as Oakmont prepares to play host ...Read more

English ran out of birdie chances to hold off Spieth

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Dean & DeLuca Invitational runner-up Harris English was in position to take the tournament title in the final round Sunday.

Then a flurry of Jordan Spieth birdies took him out of contention down the stretch.

"I wish I would have had a couple more good birdie chances coming down the stretch, but that's how golf is," said ...Read more

Jordan Spieth wins Dean & DeLuca Invitational

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Timing is everything for Jordan Spieth.

Spieth made three spectacular birdies on the final three holes to win the Dean & DeLuca Invitational on Sunday at Colonial Country Club.

"I think the golf gods are certainly on our side," Spieth said. "I caught some breaks today."

Spieth made a 20-foot birdie shot on the 16th hole ...Read more

Spieth surges to lead at Dean & DeLuca Invitational

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- It was the Jordan Spieth show for most of day during Saturday's third round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial Country Club.

Spieth shot a 5-under-par 65 on Saturday to close at 12-under 198 to take a one-shot lead into Sunday's final round.

Ryan Palmer of Colleyville and Webb Simpson are tied for second at 199....Read more

Spieth in striking distance as Molder maintains lead at rain-delayed Colonial

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Mother Nature dominated the pace of play Friday at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, forcing the second round to begin with a 51/2-hour weather delay.

But when the rain clouds parted at Colonial Country Club, the leader board remained in control of Bryce Molder for a second consecutive day because of a second consecutive ...Read more

Tony Finau finds long drives work just fine at Colonial

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Tony Finau, the longest driver on the PGA Tour this season, has high praise for Colonial Country Club.

Finau's 3-under 67 in Friday's 51/2 -hour rain-delayed second round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational had him comfortably in contention at 5-under 135.

"That's the great thing about the golf course," said Finau, who ...Read more

Molder rides birdie streak to Colonial lead with Spieth lurking

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FORTH WORTH, Texas -- Bryce Molder started slowly but finished fast, with a 91-minute weather delay breaking up his round on the way to the top of the leader board at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational.

A participant in Thursday's first group off the tee, Molder closed with four consecutive birdies to post a 6-under-par 64 that no one could match ...Read more

Colonial challenging enough to keep Jason Dufner's attention

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Colonial Country Club is not a spot where Jason Dufner will be "dufnering" anytime soon.

The golfer known for his laid-back approach, something that went viral when he slouched up against an elementary school wall during a charity event a few years back, admitted that this course has his undivided attention from start to ...Read more

Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott tweak games to boost chances in Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Across the fairways and greens that comprise the playing field for Thursday's opening round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, high-profile competitors have been seeking answers to stabilize inconsistent golf games.

Dallas resident Jordan Spieth, the No. 2 player in the world golf rankings, spent Wednesday searching for his...Read more

Caddyshack star Bill Murray has fun with Jordan Spieth, crowd at Colonial Pro-Am

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Carl Spackler was out on the golf course, but this time, he wasn't trying to blow up gophers.

Bill Murray, who played the famous grounds keeper in the 1980 movie Caddyshack, joined 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth, the No. 2 player in the world, at the Colonial Country Club to take part in the 2016 Colonial Pro-Am on Wednesday.

Joining them...Read more

Brooks Koepka inconsistent, but managed to force a playoff

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IRVING, Texas -- Left in smoldering ashes Sunday afternoon was the other 15-under 265 game of Brooks Koepka, the so-called "other guy" in the sudden death playoff of the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Leading for most of the day and seemingly finding every fortunate bounce or recovery throughout his final round and most of the week, Koepka finished as ...Read more

Sergio Garcia wins playoff for Byron Nelson title; Spieth well back

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IRVING, Texas -- Sergio Garcia put two balls in the water during Sunday's final round at the AT&T Byron Nelson, not exactly the type of crunch-time ball-striking that suggests a PGA Tour winner.

But the Spaniard covered up those mistakes with six birdies, then outlasted 54-hole leader Brooks Koepka with a par on the first hole of a sudden-death...Read more

Spieth claws way into final group at Byron Nelson behind supportive crowd

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IRVING, Texas -- If ever a golf course environment was tweaked to create a home-field advantage for a competitor, Saturday was that day at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Gallery members lined the fairways at the Four Seasons Resort clutching Jordan Spieth bobbleheads. They stirred the breeze with cardboard replicas of the Dallas resident's face ...Read more

Spieth one back after 65 at Nelson, sets up 'sea of people'

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IRVING, Texas -- Hometown star Jordan Spieth put up a low number Friday morning in the second round at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship and then let the rest of the field take its best shot.

Speith, who in 2010 as a junior from Dallas Jesuit High School tied for 16th at the Nelson, on Friday shot a 5-under 65 for a 36-hole score of 11-under ...Read more

Garcia finds comfort zone at Byron Nelson, looms as title obstacle for Spieth

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IRVING, Texas -- Sergio Garcia has not answered to El Nino (the kid) for a very long time in his PGA Tour career. Nor does he still have the nickname stitched into his golf bag like he did in 1999, when the Spaniard made his professional golf debut as a brash, promising 19-year-old at the Four Seasons Resort.

Garcia, now 36, threw down a ...Read more

Mickelson not charged but asked to repay nearly $1 million in insider trading case

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The Securities and Exchange Commission wants Phil Mickelson to repay nearly $1 million he allegedly made as a result of insider trading but has not criminally charged the golfer, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.

Mickelson is named as a "relief defendant" in the U.S. District Court case involving sports gambler Billy ...Read more

Dustin Johnson has game, track record to win in Spieth's back yard

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Star-Telegram golf writer Jimmy Burch handicaps his top 10 picks, with odds, to win the 2016 AT&T Byron Nelson:

5-1, Dustin Johnson: Power player has posted scores in the 60s in his past eight rounds in Irving and should benefit from a wet, rain-softened course.

6-1, Jordan Spieth: U.S. Open champ is battling some allergies, but he still ...Read more

Spieth eager to rebound from Masters meltdown at Byron Nelson

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IRVING, Texas -- Dallas resident Jordan Spieth, the reigning U.S. Open champion and No. 2 player in the world golf rankings, is the golfer in the spotlight at this week's AT&T Byron Nelson.

Spieth, 22, has the title sponsor's logo on his golf bag. His bobblehead will be distributed to fans during Saturday's third round. He hosted Tuesday's ...Read more

Bryson DeChambeau prefers a physics approach to golf

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IRVING, Texas -- Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and TV's fictional Sheldon Cooper -- all renown physicists.

Then there's Bryson DeChambeau, the PGA Tour's resident expert on all things scientific, who's playing this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship on a sponsor's exemption.

DeChambeau, 22, turned pro after his junior year at SMU, where...Read more

In his first event since Masters meltdown, Jordan Spieth is ready for the Players

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The last three holes of TPC Sawgrass make the finishing stretch in the Players Championship among the most nerve-racking in golf.

The par-five 16th demands a pinpoint accurate approach. Any slightly pushed ball will find the water. The treachery of the famous island 17th is obvious. And more wet stuff beckons the ...Read more