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Jerry Kelly lead hometown PGA Tour Champions event

[ad_1] MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jerry Kelly shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take the first-round lead in his hometown American Family Insurance Championship. Kelly played the back nine at University Ridge in 5-under 31. He has three PGA Tour Champions victories after winning three times on the PGA Tour. David Frost was a stroke back, and tournament host Steve Stricker was at 67 with Kirk Triplett, David Toms,
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Hannah Green has big early lead at Women’s PGA at Hazeltine

[ad_1] CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green of Australia twice escaped trouble with par saves and shot 3-under 69, setting a daunting target at Hazeltine National with an early four-shot lead at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Green thought luck was on her side when she holed a short-sided bunker shot for birdie near the end of her opening round. Friday was even better. She holed a flop shot on
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6-way tie for first-round lead at Travelers Championship

[ad_1] CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — A week of major championship pressure at the U.S. Open and a cross-country trip made for a lot of tired players at the Travelers Championship. Greens made soft by rain on a relatively easy course helped perk up many of them Thursday. Six players shot a 6-under 64 to tie for lead, with defending champion Bubba Watson (69) , two-time winner Phil Mickelson (67) and
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Green putts her way to the lead at Women’s PGA

[ad_1] CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green of Australia got just about everything wrong in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship except what mattered: Her score. Green didn’t have wet weather gear when she teed off Thursday at Hazeltine as it started to rain — she doesn’t like rain pants, anyway, because they make too much noise. On a long, tough course at Hazeltine National, she missed nine greens and never
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Kaymer thrills fans by taking lead in BMW International Open

[ad_1] MUNICH (AP) — Former champion Martin Kaymer thrilled home fans with a 6-under 66 that gave him a two-shot lead after the second round of the BMW International Open on Friday. Kaymer, the only German to win the tournament after his triumph in 2008, had a rollercoaster start with two bogeys and two birdies in his first four holes but putted three straight birdies from holes 11-13 and ended
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Kim takes early lead ahead of the wind and rain at Hazeltine

[ad_1] CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hyo Joo Kim handled a long, tough Hazeltine with only one bogey for a 3-under 69 and a one-shot lead among the early starters at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Michelle Wie struggled to handle the pain. Icing her right wrist throughout the round, Wie shot 84 and then started crying when she wondered aloud how much time she had left. Kim birdied three of
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Ryan Armour, Bronson Burgoon take early lead at Travelers

[ad_1] CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Ryan Armour and Bronson Burgoon shot 64s to share the early first-round lead at the Travelers Championship. Burgoon birdied four of his first six holes, and Armour birdied seven of his final 14 in drizzle and fog Thursday morning at TPC River Highlands. Memorial champion Patrick Cantlay was part of a group at 66. Cantlay started on the back nine and was tied for the
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Woodland takes 1-shot lead into Sunday at Pebble

[ad_1] PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- The toughest test in this U.S. Open might be more about nerves from chasing history than Pebble Beach.Gary Woodland held it together Saturday with bold plays and two unlikely pars for a 2-under 69, giving him a one-shot lead over Justin Rose and his first appearance in the final group of a major.Lurking is Brooks Koepka, who played bogey-free for a 68 to give himself
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Henderson lead Meijer LPGA Classic; Thompson makes big move

[ad_1] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Brooke Henderson birdied the final three holes Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a two-stroke lead over Annie Park in the Meijer LPGA Classic, with Lexi Thompson three shots back after a 62. Trying to break a tie for the Canadian victory record for both women and men, the 21-year-old Henderson had a 19-under 197 total at Blythefield Country Club. She opened with consecutive
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Brooke Henderson shoots 64-64 to lead Meijer LPGA Classic

[ad_1] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Brooke Henderson opened a three-stroke lead Friday in a 30-hole day at the Meijer LPGA Classic. Trying to break a tie for the Canadian victory record for both women and men, Henderson completed an 8-under 64 in the rain-delayed first round and shot another 64 in the second round at Blythefield Country Club. Henderson finished play late Thursday with a hole-in-one on the 15th