Competition rule, perks draw strong field to Travelers

Competition rule, perks draw strong field to Travelers

Some of the biggest names in golf are giving up what for many is normally a week off after a major championship to play at the Travelers Championship.

Ben Clymer: Ex-Gopher, Stanley Cup champion, TV analyst ... and golf phenom

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Ben Clymer: Ex-Gopher, Stanley Cup champion, TV analyst ... and golf phenom
A self-described "golf nerd," former pro hockey player Ben Clymer got his game in shape for this season and qualified for the Minnesota State Amateur championship.

Souhan: Wisconsin's U.S. Open course did little to stir emotions

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Souhan: Wisconsin's U.S. Open course did little to stir emotions
The problem is that Erin Hills is not interesting. It doesn't challenge players off the tee, and it doesn't look interesting either from the gallery or the couch.
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Ai Miyazato relaxed on course in final season on LPGA Tour

Ai Miyazato has known for 10 months that this season would be her last on the LPGA Tour.
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Connecticut native Stegmaier takes early lead at Travelers

Connecticut native Brett Stegmaier shot a 6-under 64 to tie Johnson Wagner for the early lead on opening day of the Travelers Championship.
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Sergio Garcia 2 strokes off lead at BMW International Open

Sergio Garcia opened his first event in Europe since his Masters win by shooting a bogey-free 6-under 66 to lie two strokes off the lead at the BMW International Open on Thursday.
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A strong field at Hartford, a record at stake on LPGA Tour

As the scores kept going lower and lower at Erin Hills, more than one observer suggested the U.S. Open looked more like the Travelers Championship.There…
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June 21

Omar Uresti wins PGA Professional Championship

Former PGA Tour player Omar Uresti won the 50th PGA Professional Championship in a playoff with Dave McNabb on Wednesday to top the 20 qualifiers for the PGA Championship.
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June 20

Fowler keep glass half-full at the majors

In pursuit of his first major championship, Phil Mickelson never saw the glass as anything but half-full.
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June 20

Mickelson, longtime caddie 'Bones' Mackay to part ways

Together for 25 years and more than 600 golf tournaments, Phil Mickelson and caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay are moving on. In a surprising email just…
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June 20

Low scores at Erin Hills has traditionalists seeing red

Brooks Koepka is a modern golfer who won his first major on a modern golf course.
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June 20

ALS patients get 18th-hole vantage point at Travelers golf

Fans in wheelchairs may find attending a golf tournament challenging. A vantage point overlooking the 18th green at this week's Travelers Championship may help.
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June 20

PGA Tour to start blood testing next season

The PGA Tour is beefing up its anti-doping policy by adding blood testing and bringing its list of banned substances in line with the World…
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June 20

2017 Alfred Dunhill Championship canceled, organizers say

Organizers say the Alfred Dunhill Championship will not take place this year while improvements are being made to Leopard Creek Golf Club.South Africa's Sunshine Tour,…
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June 20

Tiger Woods receiving professional help to manage meds

"I'm currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder," Woods said in a statement on Monday night.
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June 20

Cavner says his group has submitted bid for PGA Tour stop

Hollis Cavner, executive director of the 3M Championship, said Monday his Pro Links Sports event management team has submitted a bid to the PGA Tour for an annual event at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, same site as the 3M Championship each August.
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June 19

Golfers seem to give good reviews to U.S. Open at Erin Hills

Organizers at Erin Hills are cleaning after the U.S. Open.
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June 19

Liberty National 100 days away from Presidents Cup

The trucks loaded with materials started arriving at Liberty National Golf Club a couple of weeks ago. Preparations for the Presidents Cup in late September have started.
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June 19

Iowa capital readies for Solheim Cup

LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan described the crowds for the upcoming Solheim Cup as something that might be found at a football game mixed with a soccer match and a mixed martial arts bout.
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June 19

Koepka's trip around the world leads to major title at home

Before their names shared space on the silver U.S. Open trophy, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth were together in a less attractive location.
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June 19

Minnesota contingent of volunteers helps at U.S. Open

Fun-seeking volunteers leave mark at Erin Hills.
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June 18

Steve Stricker, Jordan Spieth finish strong at US Open

Some of the loudest cheers at the U.S. Open were reserved for a guy who never really challenged the leaders.
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June 18

For Fowler and Thomas, the wait for a major title continues

Both faded in pursuit of their first major crown.
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June 18

Back-9 bogeys bog down Harman at U.S. Open

Brian Harman's chance to become the first left-hander to win the U.S. Open slipped away early on the back nine.
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June 18

Day 4 at Erin Hills

Here's a glimpse at the highlights and lowlights from Sunday's final round of the U.S. Open:
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June 18

Souhan: Powerful Koepka wins U.S. Open for first major championship

Brooks Koepka went the lowest of the low with a final-round 67 to finish 16 under par as the Erin Open became the seventh consecutive major to produce a first-time major winner.
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June 18

Koepka caps record week with U.S. Open title

Brooks Koepka received a short piece of advice from a valuable source on the eve of the final round at the U.S. Open.
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June 18

Bummer buddies: Roomies Fowler, Thomas fizzle at US Open

Rickie Fowler was hoping to wipe away the past. Justin Thomas was hoping to relive it.
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June 18

Matsuyama closes with 6-under 66 in U.S. Open

On the last day of the U.S. Open, Hideki Matsuyama was better than everyone else. Better than Brian Harman, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and the rest of the congested leaderboard.
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June 18

Canada's Henderson wins Meijer LPGA Classic

Brooke Henderson made it a special Father's Day.
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June 18

Key hole at the U.S. Open

A look at the key hole Sunday in the final round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills:
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June 18

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Brooks Koepka traveled around the world to find his game. He found stardom right at home as the U.S. Open champion.
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June 18

Chorphaka Jaengkit wins Decatur-Forsyth Classic

Thailand's Chorphaka Jaengkit won the Decatur-Forsyth Classic on Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title, beating Tiffany Chan by a stroke.
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June 18

Souhan: Pound for pound, perhaps the finest 63 in U.S. Open history

Justin Thomas' arms are the thickness of penne noodles, but he has the hip movement of an Olympic powerlifter. He overpowered Erin Hills on Saturday, breaking a U.S. Open record by recording a round of 9 under.
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June 18

The Latest: Koepka wins U.S. Open title

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June 18

The Latest: Koepka closing in on US Open title

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June 18

The Latest: Koepka closing in on US Open title

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June 18

The Latest: Koepka closing in on US Open title

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June 18

Aaron Wise wins Web.com Tour's Air Capital Classic

Aaron Wise completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Air Capital Classic to lock up a PGA Tour card with his first Web.com Tour title.
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June 18

At the turn: Koepka in control and with a one-shot lead at U.S. Open

Brooks Koepka had a birdie putt on every hole and made three of them to build a one-shot lead after nine holes Sunday in the U.S. Open.
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June 18

The Latest: Thomas struggling in US Open

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June 18

The Latest: Thomas struggling in US Open

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June 18

The Latest: Thomas struggling in US Open

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