Matthew Wolff wins 3M Open with final-hole eagle

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BLAINE, Minn. -- Let's hear it for the kids.

Matthew Wolff, a 20-year-old making his third career PGA Tour start on a sponsor's exemption this week at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, shot a final round 6-under 65 on Sunday to win the inaugural 3M Open at 21 under total.

Wolff, who will cash $1.152 million and earn an automatic berth into PGA Tour ...Read more

Three share lead going into final round of 3M Open

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BLAINE, Minn. -- Done matriculating and ready to embark on professional careers together, former collegiate stars differing in age and backgrounds posed for a photograph at the Travelers Championship two weeks ago.

Standing side by side, their arms latched together, that captured image just might link Matthew Wolff, Viktor Hovland, Collin ...Read more

Bryson DeChambeau shoots 9-under 62, takes lead at 3M Open at 14 under

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BLAINE, Minn. -- Like that double-deck burger's special sauce or the Colonel's 11 herbs and spices, some things just aren't meant to be known, particularly when it comes to professional golf and the science of it all.

And so it goes that brainy Bryson DeChambeau wouldn't say just what changed Friday during a season of struggle after he shot a ...Read more

Scott Piercy fires 9-under 62 to take 3M Open first-round lead

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BLAINE, Minn. -- In Thursday's slanted evening light, after an early-afternoon storm passed and many of the day's star-spangled revelers went home for barbecues and fireworks, fewer than a dozen spectators followed 3M Open first-round leader Scott Piercy home late for the final holes of his 9-under-par 62.

Even the Golf Channel coverage had ...Read more

Brooks Koepka relishes tough courses, such as a beefed-up TPC Twin Cities

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MINNEAPOLIS -- At the 18 3M Championships held on the Champions Tour, the question asked annually was "Just how low can the players go?" on the TPC Twin Cities' forgiving fairways and big greens.

The world's top-ranked player, Brooks Koepka, arrives for the PGA Tour's first 3M Open wondering optimistically just how difficult it might play ...Read more

For Bryson DeChambeau, golf is his ultimate science project

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MINNEAPOLIS -- When world eighth-ranked Bryson DeChambeau committed last December to the inaugural 3M Open, he did so saying he wanted to meet with company scientists about nanotechnology.

Of course, he did.

"That's the future," he said.

The first notable name to say he would play in the PGA Tour's regular return to Minnesota, DeChambeau ...Read more

Lawyers claim bartender's 'tragic' death not fault of Tiger Woods' restaurant

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A 24-year-old bartender who died in a car wreck after his shift ended at Tiger Woods' flagship restaurant in Jupiter was drunk, high on marijuana, not wearing a seatbelt and driving a car with faulty airbags, attorneys for the eatery said in court papers filed this week.

Turning the tables on lawyers who are suing The ...Read more

Underdog Nate Lashley still leads after 36 holes in Rocket Mortgage Classic

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DETROIT -- Nate Lashley wasn't guaranteed a spot in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. As third alternate, Lashley needed positions in the field to open up, and when one did, he seized the opportunity.

Lashley, a 36-year-old Nebraska native and Arizona resident who earned didn't earn his PGA Tour card until 2017, held serve atop the leaderboard on ...Read more

Wrongful death lawsuit against Tiger Woods dropped

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A wrongful death lawsuit no longer targets golf superstar Tiger Woods, concerning a claim against a South Florida restaurant that bears his name.

Woods' lawyers announced the development Monday. That followed a court filing Friday by attorneys for the estate of a bartender who crashed and died, reportedly after leaving the business one night ...Read more

Quite a ride to Travelers Championship title for Chez Reavie

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- Even with a never-before-done six-stroke lead after three rounds, Sunday at the Travelers Championship wasn't going to be a breeze for Chez Reavie.

That's fine, though, because nothing has been easy for the 37-year-old Kansas native, who saw much of his lead slip away before holding on for a four-stroke victory, shooting 1-...Read more

Chez Reavie makes seven birdies on back nine to overtake Zack Sucher for Travelers lead

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- As Zack Sucher's day began to take a turn for the worse on the back-nine, with a bogey and two double-bogeys to kick off his final nine holes Saturday, Chez Reavie pounced.

The 37-year-old, who had been paired with Sucher to start the day, and at one point trailed by five strokes, birdied 10, 11, 12 and 13 to overtake Sucher,...Read more

Sucher, Bradley, Reavie atop crowded leaderboard at Travelers; Mickelson, Spieth miss cut

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- The 2017 Travelers Championship was the last tournament that Zack Sucher competed in before knee surgery sidelined him for nearly two years.

This year's Travelers Championship, just his fourth event since returning from injury, has heeded some of his best results on the PGA Tour yet. His first-round score of 64 is a career ...Read more

Travelers notebook: Jason Day records seven birdies to return to contention

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- Jason Day entered the second-round of the Travelers Championship living life on the cut line at even par. With the low scores players can shoot at TPC River Highlands, par, and even 1- and 2-under, often aren't enough to make it to Saturday.

He saved himself -- and then some -- with a field-best 7-under, which catapulted him ...Read more

Travelers notebook: Patrick Cantlay, in striking distance after day one, Bubba Watson confident

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- Patrick Cantlay has every reason to feel comfortable at TPC River Highlands.

In 2011, as an amateur, he shot a then-course record 60. The following year, he played in his first tournament as a professional at the Travelers Championship.

On Thursday, he shot 4-under, putting himself in a tie for third as morning rounds ...Read more

Ryan Armour, Abraham Ancer lead six-way tie at top of crowded leaderboard at Travelers Championship

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- Ryan Armour takes pride in being a grinder, if you will. The 43-year-old has won just one PGA Tour tournament in 20 years of professional golf, and has never ranked higher than 99th in the world golf rankings. He's bounced around from the Golden Bear Tour and the Hooters Tour to the tour, and now, the PGA Tour.

That's...Read more

N.C. man reaches goal of playing on every golf course that hosted a major tournament

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SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE, Pa. -- Joey Hines' journey concluded on a rise above the Delaware River where, like some spiritual pilgrim at a mountaintop moment of awakening, he paused to contemplate the completion of a nearly 30-year journey.

After two-putting from 18 feet for par at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort's 230-yard, par-3 18th hole, the ...Read more

Mickelson falters at finish, praises USGA for Pebble Beach setup

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- With a triple bogey on the 18th hole on Saturday, Phil Mickelson finished a round of 4-over 75 that eliminated any chance he had to capture his first U.S. Open.

After receiving a standing ovation from the gallery in the packed grandstands, the San Diegan did something most unusual: He praised the U.S. Golf Association.

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Phil Mickelson's US Open drama: birdies, bogeys, seagulls, oh my!

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- The ball-hunting seagull should have been the hint for Phil Mickelson that he was going to have a wild back nine on Friday at Pebble Beach.

There were birdies all around, and bogeys, too, as Mickelson recorded only three pars on the incoming nine, and he still managed to be on the fringe of contention in the U.S. Open.

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Is dramatic comeback in Tiger Woods' weekend plans at US Open?

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Tiger Woods made his move at the U.S. Open just as the weekend rounds were coming into sight.

Woods went the wrong way.

Finishing with back-to-back bogeys Friday left Woods "a little hot" and behind a lot of truer contenders. It wasn't enough to draw a concession speech, not when his even-par total safely kept him above...Read more

US Open: Tiger Woods begins his hunt at Pebble Beach

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Tiger Woods' pumped his fist once his putt dropped. The crowd roared its approval. Then he marched to the next tee box as his playing partners cleaned up their putts.

Classic U.S. Open form by Woods at this sacred venue, right?

Not exactly. His highlight Thursday resulted in a mere yet unexpected par on the 14th hole, ...Read more