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Tiger Woods posts first bogey-free scorecard in 55 rounds

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Tiger Woods left The Greenbrier Classic without his first trophy in nearly two years, but he did leave the course with renewed confidence. Woods posted his first bogey-free scorecard in 55 competitive rounds, finishing with a final-round 3-under 67. “Today was a good day,” said Woods after his round. “Best I’ve hit it in a long long time. It could have been a special round. If I ...

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Tiger Woods doesn’t care what you think about his golf game

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods shot a 4-under 66 in the first round of the Greenbrier Classic on Thursday. “I know what I am doing out here on the golf course. I know what it feels like. I know where my game is and what progress I have or haven’t made,” Woods said on Wednesday before an impressive opening round at the Greenbrier ...

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Phil Mickelson tied to $3 million illegal gambling scheme

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson, a five-time major winner and one of the PGA Tour’s wealthiest and most popular players, is linked to a $3 million sports-betting scheme tied to an “illegal gambling operation” based outside the United States, reports ESPN’s Outside the Lines. From ESPN: Mickelson, a five-time major winner and one of the PGA Tour’s wealthiest and most popular players, has not been charged with ...

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Professional golf needs Jordan Spieth

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As I sit here and, like the rest of you, take in the finish of the 2015 US Open, I wonder about the current state of professional golf. Jordan Spieth, just five weeks shy of his 22nd birthday has now taken a second major championship. Think very hard about that for a second. Not only is the young Texan, a ...

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Video: Dustin Johnson 3-putts No. 18 to lose U.S. Open

Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson needed an eagle to win the U.S. Open or a birdie to force an 18-hole playoff on Monday with Jordan Spieth. On No. 18, Johnson went for the win on his eagle putt, but the ball went past the hole by three feet.  On the come-back, Johnson pulled the ball to the right of the hole, giving Spieth the outright ...

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Jordan Spieth wins U.S. Open after Dustin Johnson three-putted

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Jordan Spieth claimed his second major of the year after Dustin Johnson three-putted on No. 18 with a chance to take the tittle. Spieth, who also won the Masters, finished the day 5-under par, one better than Johnson. Johnson and Spieth entered the day in a four-way tie for the lead with Jason Day and Branden Grace at 4-under. Johnson missed a 13 foot eagle putt ...

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Golfers rip Chambers Bay: ‘U.S. Open deserves so much better’

John David Mercer, USA TODAY Sports

Complaining about the U.S. Open course is an annual ritual, but this year the noise is deafening. From the greens to the rock hard fairways, Chambers Bay has been a disaster in the eyes of the players. “Why do they do this to the course?” Sergio Garcia told USA TODAY Sports after shooting 70-75-70. “This is a great championship with great ...

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2015 U.S. Open golf: Tee times, pairings for Sunday’s final round

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Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Branden Grace and Jordan Spieth head into the final round of the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay tied at 4-under. Day, collapsed on the final hole of the second round Friday, shot 2-under-par 68 on Saturday. “I didn’t feel that great coming out early and then felt like — I felt pretty groggy on the front nine just from ...

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2015 U.S. Open golf: Schedule, tee times, pairings for third round

Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Round 3 of the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament is Saturday, June 20, at Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, Wash., outside Tacoma. Masters champion Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed are tied afer 36 holes at 5 under par. Just 14 players are under par after two rounds. U.S. Open TV schedule: Fox, 2 pm – 8 pm ET U.S. Open 2015 ...

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Tiger Woods will miss US Open weekend for second time

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods will miss the cut in a major championship for the fifth time as a professional. Following a first round 80 at Chambers Bay, Woods shot a 6-over 76 in the second round and is 16 over for the U.S. Open. Woods last missed the cut at the U.S. Open in 2006, a moth after his father, Earl, passed away.  He has now missed ...

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