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Dom Amore: In a wild Travelers finish, Scottie Scheffler comes out No. 1 once again

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CROMWELL, Conn. — The kind of moment conceived as ideal by the people who run these tournaments was unfolding. A dramatic confrontation on the 18th green, involving the No. 1 player in the world, surrounded by thousands of spectators packed tightly behind the ropes and in the pavilions overlooking it.

The national TV cameras were trained on ...Read more

Amy Yang holds steady to win KPMG Women's PGA Championship

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SAMMAMISH, Wash. — While those around her started flailing, South Korean Amy Yang stayed as steady as she had been all week until the final three holes Sunday at Sahalee Country Club.

Because of that, Yang extended a two-shot lead entering the final round into a seven-shot lead through her first 15 holes. It was a big enough lead to let her ...Read more

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After protestors interrupt final hole, Scottie Scheffler defeats Tom Kim in playoff to win Travelers Championship

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CROMWELL, Conn. – Approaching the 18th green in the Travelers Championship final round, Scottie Scheffler made sure to take in the scene.

Hundreds of spectators lined the final green stadium-style, ready and waiting for their next roar with his ball 26 feet, nine inches from the cup. They had their opportunity to cheer with Tom Kim, one shot ...Read more

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Tom Kim holds lead as stacked Travelers Championship leaderboard readies for final round

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CROMWELL, Conn. – Sunday’s final round of the Travelers Championship is set up to be a shootout.

With Tom Kim still in the lead at 18-under, Scottie Scheffler and Akshay Bhatia right on his tail and the course only getting softer with all of the rain it took during delays Friday and Saturday, the winning score will likely be in the 20s ...Read more

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Travelers Championship notes: Matthieu Pavon, Ludvig Aberg make up ground before delay

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CROMWELL, Conn. – It was quite the swing of emotions watching French golfer Matthieu Pavon during his third round at the Travelers Championship on Saturday.

Pavon shot 4-under 136 through the first 36 holes and entered Saturday nine shots back of Tom Kim’s lead at 13-under.

He parred the first three holes but missed the green with his ...Read more

Dom Amore: Cameron Young rises early, creates some golf history with a 59 at The Travelers

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CROMWELL, Conn. — Some days you hop out of bed ready to attack the day, some days you’d just as soon roll over and get a little more sleep.

For Cameron Young, a young father of three, more mornings may fall into the sluggish-start category, like Saturday.

“Woke up, would have preferred to go back to sleep,” Young said. “Did exactly ...Read more

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Cameron Young shoots a magic 59, one shot shy of Jim Furyk's Travelers Championship scoring record

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CROMWELL, Conn. – When Cameron Young woke up Saturday morning for the third round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands, he was 11 shots back of Tom Kim’s leading 13-under 127 through 36 holes.

When Kim tee’d off, Young’s name was right with his atop the leaderboard.

The 27-year-old from Scarborough, N.Y., scorched the ...Read more

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Following a thrilling U.S. Open, Oakmont is ready to show off its new look to the world

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PINEHURST, N.C. — The striking images of Pinehurst No. 2, the indelible memories of the 124th U.S. Open, the searing heartache of Rory McIlroy, the jubilant and endless celebration of Bryson DeChambeau. It's all over now.

Next stop: Oakmont.

The U.S. Open ended Sunday at one iconic venue and will return to another next year at the course the...Read more

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Tom Kim remains leader after rain-delayed second round at Travelers Championship

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CROMWELL, Conn. — Scottie Scheffler had just birdied three holes in a row when the horn sounded at TPC River Highlands to signify a suspension of the second round at the Travelers Championship due to lightning nearby. Shane Lowry just eagled No. 13 and improved to 8-under on the day, and Justin Thomas, the other half of his twosome, had done ...Read more

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Travelers Championship notes: 2022 champion Xander Schauffele feeling fatigue, only three shots back

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CROMWELL, Conn. — Xander Schauffele knows his way around the TPC River Highlands course, where he won the Travelers Championship in 2022.

But on Friday, with little gas left in the tank, fatigue accelerated by humidity and temperatures in the low 90s, he pushed through a bit uncomfortably.

Still, the No. 2 golfer in the world posted his ...Read more

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Dom Amore: Collin Morikawa, Olympian, PGA veteran, feeling it at Travelers

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CROMWELL, Conn. — Nobody ever knows, when it will come or where it goes, but when the feeling hits, a golfer’s got to latch on to it.

Collin Morikawa rolled in a 13 1/2-foot putt for birdie on the first hole Friday and it was on. Six birdies on the front nine, a ridiculous 29. Then as the heat of the day set in and Morikawa’s surge slowed...Read more

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Precision play puts Tom Kim atop the Travelers Championship leaderboard after first round, log-jam behind

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CROMWELL, Conn. — Most fans may not have noticed the changes to six holes on the TPC River Highlands course during the first round of the Travelers Championship on Thursday. The differences didn’t drastically affect the leaderboard, but the players noticed.

The changes were meant to prioritize precision. And Tom Kim, the leader at 8-under ...Read more

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Travelers Championship notes: Rickie Fowler's 'good mojo,' Olympians shine in scorching heat

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CROMWELL, Conn. — Rickie Fowler, No. 111 in the FedEx Cup standings, hasn’t had a great season on the PGA Tour.

His history at the Travelers Championship, where he played in his final event as an amateur in 2009, hasn’t been particularly great either. He missed the cut that year, again in 2021 and 2022, and tied for 13th in each of his ...Read more

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Dom Amore: For Tom Kim's birthday, Sally's Apizza and a round of 62 at the Travelers were in order

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CROMWELL, Conn. — Tom Kim turned his back on the hole, walked a few steps, looked up and down.

Then he walked a few more feet away, and looked up and down again.

“I do AimPoint when I putt,” Kim said. “So just to kind of make sure ... with undulation it kind of changes the direction that you’re going. So just that’s the only ...Read more

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Charlie Woods, Tiger's son, will play in U.S. Junior Amateur at Oakland Hills next month

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DETROIT — The U.S. Junior Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club just got some significant star power.

Charlie Woods, the 15-year-old son of golf legend Tiger Woods, has qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur, presented by the United States Golf Association, next month in Bloomfield Township.

Woods shot a 1-under 71 on Wednesday to win his ...Read more

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Xander Schauffele tests new-look TPC, puts himself in Rory McIlroy's shoes at Travelers Championship

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CROMWELL, Conn. — Xander Schauffele is not a big fan of course redesigns, but the No. 2 golfer in the world generally approved of the new-look TPC River Highlands.

“For the most part, it feels like most courses that have been redone are worse, to be honest,” said Schauffele, after playing the front nine in the Travelers Championship ...Read more

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CBS analyst Frank Nobilo dishes on Bryson DeChambeau, state of golf and the Travelers Championship field

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Bryson DeChambeau’s performance at the U.S. Open is a reminder of all golf can be at its finest, and also of the few missing pieces that could make it all but perfect.

Though a breakthrough could come soon, the game’s greatest are still divided between the PGA Tour and Saudi-backed LIV Golf, united only for the major ...Read more

After U.S. Open meltdown, Rory McIlroy withdraws from Travelers Championship

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HARTFORD, Conn. — One day after blowing a two-shot lead with five holes to play and storming off the course at the U.S. Open without congratulating the victorious Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy announced on social media that he was withdrawing from the Travelers Championship.

“I’m going to take a few weeks away from the game to process ...Read more

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Gerry Dulac: Neal Shipley finishes as low amateur at U.S. Open

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PINEHURST, N.C. – When he made the 36-hole cut, Neal Shipley didn’t realize he had a chance to be a part of golf history.

Now that he’s done it, the Mt. Lebanon, Pa., resident couldn’t be more thrilled.

Shipley finished his first U.S. Open on Sunday by shooting 72 to become only the sixth golfer in history – and only the second in ...Read more

Luke DeCock: The DeChambeau-McIlroy duel rekindled the aura of Pinehurst at its best

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PINEHURST, N.C. — Six minutes after Bryson DeChambeau’s winning putt dropped, Rory McIlroy had the courtesy Lexus packed and spun the wheels in the dust on his way out of Pinehurst to … anywhere. Anywhere but here.

Where there is uncommon joy there is uncommon pain, and the late Sunday drama on No. 2, where DeChambeau and McIlroy competed...Read more