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Fassi wins NCAA women’s title; Texas grabs top seed

[ad_1] FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas senior Maria Fassi won the NCAA title on her home course Monday and gave the Razorbacks a shot at the team title as one of eight teams that advanced to match play. Fassi, the rising Mexican star who was runner-up at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, played bogey-free at Blessing Golf Club for a 5-under 68, giving her a four-shot victory over Sierra Brooks
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Koepka handles the stress and reaps rewards of another major

[ad_1] FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka should know as well as anyone that nothing in golf comes easily. His well-documented journey to the PGA Tour took him to remote outposts like Kenya and Kazakhstan. Even after Koepka won a second straight U.S. Open last summer, which no one had done in 29 years, it didn’t seem enough to be the first name mentioned among the next generation of stars.
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Varner’s 81 at PGA worst round in final group of a major

[ad_1] FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — After getting supportive messages from Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan the night before, Harold Varner III could not have had a better start to the final round of the PGA Championship. The 28-year-old birdied the first hole at Bethpage Black playing in the final pairing to draw within five strokes of eventual champion Brooks Koepka, who bogeyed the hole. It was the best thing to
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Alfredsson earns 2-stroke win at US Senior Women’s Open

[ad_1] SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) — Helen Alfredsson has won the U.S. Senior Women’s Open by two strokes. Alfredsson shot an even-par 72 at Pine Needles on Sunday to finish at 1-over 285 and earn her first USGA title. The 54-year-old Swede earned $180,000 in prize money for this victory along with a 10-year exemption into the event and an invitation to next year’s U.S. Women’s Open in Charleston, South
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A glance at the final round of the PGA Championship

[ad_1] FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A brief look at the Sunday’s final round of the PGA Championship: WINNER: Brooks Koepka shot 74 to hold onto his lead and complete the wire-to-wire victory at 8-under par 272. ALMOST: Dustin Johnson (69) cut a seven-stroke deficit to one before finishing two strokes back. MAJOR NEWS: Koepka joined Tiger Woods as the only back-to-back winners of the PGA Championship since it switched to
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Johnson 2nd at PGA Championship after late charge at Koepka

[ad_1] FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Dustin Johnson has completed the so-close slam. The former world No. 1 erased all but one stroke of a seven-shot deficit in the final round of the PGA Championship — not quite good enough to stop Brooks Koepka from winning the tournament for the second straight year. Instead, Johnson left Bethpage Black with the No. 2 ranking and another second-place finish, giving him one in
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Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard has 2019 PGA’s only hole-in-one

[ad_1] FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Lucas Bjerregaard (BEER’-gard) and playing partner Lucas Glover did the old 1-2 on No. 17 at Bethpage Black in the final round of the PGA Championship. Bjerregaard, a 27-year-old Dane, made the first hole-in-one in the tournament on Sunday, one-bouncing a 6-iron into the cup on the par-3 206-yard hole. Bjerregaard high-fived his caddie, waved to the crowd and then walked to the green. He
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Koepka wins PGA Championship at Bethpage Black

[ad_1] FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka took his place in PGA Championship history with a wire-to-wire victory, minus the style points. In a raging wind that turned Bethpage Black into a beast, Koepka lost all but one shot of his record seven-shot lead Sunday. He lost the brutal Long Island crowd, which began chanting “DJ!” for Dustin Johnson as Koepka was on his way to a fourth straight bogey.
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Gone with the wind: DJ’s chance to catch Koepka

[ad_1] FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka’s coronation in this PGA Championship nearly got blown off the golf course. It didn’t because his main competition, Dustin Johnson, had just as much trouble keeping his ball in play down the stretch. Johnson was within one stroke of his close friend after a birdie on No. 15, a hole he birdied all four rounds. The 3 added significant tension to what had