Golf

The winner of this year’s Open Championship will receive an increased pay-out of $1,935,000 after organisers announced they were upping the total prize money for the fourth major of the year. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A) has added $250,000 worth of prize money to the pot for the tournament, which
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Defending champion David Toms was looking for a good start in the U.S. Senior Open. Steve Stricker was looking for a fresh start. Both got what they wanted Thursday with rounds of 8-under 62 to share the lead in an opening round that yielded a record number of scores under par
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One of Scotland’s most famous golf clubs and the site of Phil Mickelson’s 2013 Open victory will admit its first women members next month, Muirfield announced. Muirfield, home to The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, will have women members for the first time in its 275-year history when 12 are admitted next month as part
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Tony Romo has been installed as the betting favorite to win next month’s American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Stateline, Nevada. Romo, the defending tournament champion, opened at 5-2 at Caesars Sportsbook. Former Major League Baseball pitchers Mark Mulder (3-1) and John Smoltz (5-1) are next, followed by retired NFL defensive lineman Kyle Williams
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As the first-ever PGA Tour event within the city limits of Detroit is set to begin Thursday, local union members from Teamsters Local 299 are now picketing over a contract negotiation dispute. Seven union employees at Detroit Golf Club, the host venue for the PGA tournament, including five groundsworkers and two mechanics, had been asking
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A wrongful death lawsuit no longer names Tiger Woods in a claim against a South Florida restaurant that carries the golfer’s name. Woods’ attorneys announced Monday that the estate of a bartender who crashed his car and died after leaving the restaurant in December had voluntarily dismissed Woods as a defendant. But the lawsuit filed
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CROMWELL, Conn. — Chez Reavie is a PGA Tour winner again after 11 years and 250 events. Reavie won the Travelers Championship on Sunday, closing with a 1-under 69 for a four-stroke victory over Keegan Bradley and Zack Sucher. The 37-year-old Reavie, whose first title came as a rookie at the 2008 Canadian Open, finished
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CHASKA, Minn. — Hannah Green never felt more nervous than standing over a 5-foot par putt Sunday at Hazeltine National with a chance to win her first major at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Neither did Karrie Webb, who has won seven majors in her Hall of Fame career. Webb watched from outside the ropes,
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