Golf
September 25
Team USA’s Brooks Koepka reacts after making a putt on the 10th hole during a four-ball match Saturday at the Ryder Cup.

U.S. Ryder Cup team takes commanding 11-5 lead into singles matches

The Americans need only 3 ½ points from 12 singles matches on Sunday to win their first Ryder Cup since 2016.
Golf
September 25
Team Europe’s Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm celebrate on the 16th hole during a four-ball match the Ryder Cup

Rahm, Garcia having success, but other Europeans struggling at the Ryder Cup

Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia and Shane Lowry are the only Europeans to have won matches the first two days.
Golf
September 25
Team USA’s Dustin Johnson reacts after winning the 11th hole during a four-ball match at the Ryder Cup

U.S. Ryder Cup team takes dominant 6-2 first-day lead over Europe

The 12-man U.S. team has 10 of the world's top-13 ranked players.
Golf
September 24
Team USA’s Jordan Spieth hits a shot on the 11th hole during a foursome match at the Ryder Cup

Spieth almost had a spectacular up and up and up — and down into Lake Michigan

U.S. star Jordan Spieth on Friday morning lofted a remarkable chip from a steep, grassy bank, then nearly stumbled down into the water.
Golf
September 24
Team Europe’s Tyrrell Hatton congratulates Rory McIlroy after a putt on the ninth hole during a practice day at the Ryder Cup on Thursday.

Souhan: Americans have better Ryder Cup team, but Europe has better teamwork

The USA has entered virtually every Ryder Cup with a stronger lineup than Europe, in terms of world rankings and majors won. But the Europeans have an advantage that goes beyond the numbers.
Golf
September 23
Bryson DeChambeau, left, and Brooks Koepka

DeChambeau-Koepka feud called 'non-issue' by U.S. captain Stricker before Ryder Cup

The two players have talked together at dinners at the Tour Championship and at Whistling Straits this week. "It was fine," Bryson DeChambeau said.
Golf
September 23
Team USA’s Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth shake hands after it was announced they would play together in Fridays foursomes

Best European pair to meet best U.S. duo in first foursome match Friday

Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia to play Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth in first foursome match of Ryder Cup.
Golf
September 23
“Captain” Cal Franklin (front) leads his American Marshals cheering crew — 13 Minnesota golf fans supporting the 12-man U.S. team — in song at

Minnesota golf fans will be noticeable at Ryder Cup this weekend

The 'American Marshals' have made it to golf's marquee event for every competition since 2008.
Golf
September 22
Sergio Garcia, 41 (right) and Ian Poulter, 45 — shown after Europe won the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National outside Paris — were two of Padraig

It's U.S. power against Europe's savvy in Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits

The Wisconsin course will play host to the teams, with Europe's veterans being the defending champions.
Golf
September 18
Bryson DeChambeau

Ryder Cup preview: Americans have home soil in their favor at blustery Whistling Straits

The young American team will not have either Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson wearing the red, white and blue for the first time since 1993. Eight U.S. players are in their 20s.
Golf
August 14

Final par lifts Betsy Kelly at Women's State Open

Betsy Kelly and defending champion Kathryn VanArragon were tied going to the final hole; Kelly got a par, VanArragon a bogey.
Golf
August 12

Plymouth's Van Holmgren reaches final 16 in U.S. Amateur

Earlier in the week, Holmgren had tied for seventh in stroke play with rounds of 66 and 70 for a 135 total to make the cut for match play.
Golf
August 10

Three local golfers qualify for men's, women's U.S. Senior Amateur

Jim Lehman and Betsy Aldrich of Minnetonka and Bob Rolston of Hopkins earned spots in the national tournament.
Golf
August 8
Former PGA Tour pro Don Constable, left, and Restorers tournament director Jerry Rose.

Reusse: The Resorters lives on, as a golf tournament and in legend

The event at Alexandria Golf Club sits right in the middle of the summer Resort circuit, between the Birchmont and the Pine-to-Palm.
Golf
August 7
World Golf Hall of Famer Juli Inkster, who won the Land O’Lakes Legends Classic on Saturday, shown during the first round Friday.

Juli Inkster wins Land O'Lakes Legends Classic

The Hall of Famer closed with a 67 to win the event at the Meadows at Mystic Lake.
Golf
August 6
The gallery’s got her back World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez, foreground, was a can’t-miss sighting Friday in the 46-player field at the Land O

McGann takes lead at Land O'Lakes Legends Classic

Michelle McGann shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to take the first-day lead at the Land O'Lakes Legends Classic at The Meadows at Mystic Lake.
South Metro
August 5
Courtesy Ellickson Photo The city-run 18-hole Valleywood Golf Course in northeastern Apple Valley sees about 31,000 rounds played each year.

Apple Valley hopes new plan will help golf course turn a profit

It calls for more banquets, new irrigation, higher greens fees and even lawn bowling.
Golf
August 5
Nancy Lopez played in the Greats of Golf Challenge at the TPC Twin Cities in 2015.

Land O'Lakes Legends event features Juli Inkster, Nancy Lopez, Hollis Stacy

The two-day women's golf tournament will be played at the Meadows at Mystic Lake.
Sports
August 1

Olympic gold puts Schauffele among golf's elite players

Golf's biggest trophies tend to be silver and green. Xander Schauffele knows this as well as anyone because he has been close enough to dream of winning them.
Golf
July 28

Ledwein leads after two rounds of MGA Women's Amateur

Taylor Ledwein of New Prague Golf Club shot her second consecutive round of 2-under-par 70 to take a one-stroke lead at Island View Golf Club in Waconia.
Golf
July 26
Charl Schwartzel  played a shot on the 18th hole Sunday at the 3M Open.

3M Open headed again for post-British Open date in 2022

Signed to a seven-year deal through 2025, the Blaine event is winning over players with its hospitality despite a slot immediately after the British Open
Golf
July 26
Cameron Champ celebrated after making his final putt at the 18th hole to win the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine on Sunday.

Long-hitting Champ wins 3M Open for third PGA Tour victory

Cameron Champ, 26, got out of trouble on the final hole in a big way to escape with a par and secure a two-shot lead for the 3M Open trophy.
Golf
July 25

3M Open final results

Here are the scores and paydays after Sunday's final round of the 3M Open in Blaine:
Golf
July 25
Cameron Champ lifted the 3M Open trophy at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine on Sunday, winning the tournament by two shots.

Neal: Champ, in pursuit of work-life balance, lands a victory

3M Open champion Cameron Champ sees maturity as one building block to success.
Photography
July 25

Cameron Champ wins 3M Open

Champ, 26, won his third PGA Tour title.
Golf
July 25

3M Open final round recap

Notes, quotes and anecdotes from Sunday at TPC Twin Cities.
Golf
July 25
Austin Eckroat, one of several former Oklahoma State golfers in the field at the 3M Open, finished tied for 16th.

3M Open again attracts some of Oklahoma State's best

Two years after Matthew Wolff won and Viktor Hovland performed well at the 3M Open as sponsor exemptions, Austin Eckroat tied for 16th in only his fourth pro event.
Olympics
July 25
Patrick Reed, playing the eighth hole during the Sunday’s final round at the 3M Open in Blaine was called up to participate in the Olympics.

After unexpected call at 3M Open, 'Captain America' heads to Olympics

Patrick Reed became a last-minute replacement after Bryson DeChambeau tested positive for COVID-19 prior to competition in Tokyo.
Golf
July 25

3M Open fourth-round tee times

FIRST TEE6:55 am: Erik van Rooyen, Joel Dahmen7:05 am: Denny McCarthy, Scott Piercy7:15 am: Cam Davis, Sung Kang7:25 am: David Hearn, Michael Gligic7:35 am: Chris…
Golf
July 24
Cameron Tringale walked off after making his putt at the 18th green to finish out his third round at the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities.

Cameron Tringale leads 3M Open by a stroke with 20 pursuers within four shots

Conditions turned from benign to blustery at TPC Twin Cites and delivered a packed leaderboard headed to Sunday's final round.
Golf
July 24
Camilo Villegas hit from the rough on the 18th hole during the 3M Open on Saturday. Villegas made bogey; other golfers weren’t so lucky.

Day 3 at the 3M Open: Notes, quotes and anecdotes

The 18th hole played to the highest par-5 average to par on the PGA Tour this season.
Golf
July 24
Keith Mitchell missed his putt at the 18th hole during the third round of the 3M Open. He had birdied seven of the previous eight holes.

Mitchell's birdie streak at 3M Open ties PGA Tour record

Keith Mitchell made seven birdies in a row to begin his third round at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, a mark just three other PGA Tour players have reached.
Golf
July 24
Rickie Fowler waited to putt at the 10th hole during the third round of the 3M Open on Saturday.

Reusse: Changes made TPC Twin Cities tough enough for the PGA Tour

The course in Blaine gave up low scores when the seniors played there, but the new challenge has been seen in the 3M Open.
Golf
July 24
Grayson Murray celebrates after making a putt for birdie on the 14th green during the final round of the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

After withdrawing from 3M Open, Murray tweets PGA Tour is 'absolutely awful'

Hours after pulling out of the tournament in Blaine citing a knee injury, Grayson Murray took to his verified Twitter account to bash the PGA Tour saying it does not help players.
Golf
July 24
Fans lined up along the ninth fairway during Friday’s second round of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities.

3M Open third-round tee times

Because of weather concerns, golfers will tee off in groups of three from the first and 10th tee on Saturday at TPC Twin Cities.
Golf
July 23
Adam Hadwin made a putt at the ninth hole Friday at the 3M Open.

Canada's Adam Hadwin is 3M Open's 36-hole co-leader two years after he nearly won in Blaine

World No. 2-ranked Dustin Johnson missed the 36-hole cut. Sixteen players are within three shots of co-leaders Hadwin and Ryan Armour.
Golf
July 23
Dustin Johnson hit his second chip shot out of the bunker just off the ninth green at TPC Twin Cities on Friday. The world’s No. 2 golfer missed the

Day 2 at the 3M Open: Notes, quotes and anecdotes

Looking for Dustin Johnson this weekend? Don't bother looking at TPC Twin Cities.
Golf
July 23
Fans on the 9th hole clapped after a successful putt during the first round of the 3M Open in Blaine. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com

Golf and soccer tournaments are like Black Friday for Blaine businesses

The big events are back to boost the economy in the north metro.
Golf
July 23
Louis Oosthuizen chipped on to the ninth green Friday at the 3M Open.

Kuchar, Fowler fondly recall 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

All four of the U.S. men's golf Olympians from 2016 played this week at the 3M Open in Blaine.
Sports
July 23
Rickie Fowler adjusted his sunglasses Friday at the 3M Open at the TPC Twin Cities.

Reusse: Big names needed to pull the weight at 3M Open

The life that even a handful of big names can put into a tournament was demonstrated early on Friday afternoon in Blaine.