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Spieth Loses No. 1 Ranking with Missed Cut

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 05:17 Monday, 31 August 2015 05:08

Jordan SpiethCanadian Press

EDISON, New Jersey (Doug Ferguson/AP) — By the end of the week, Jordan Spieth might be No. 1 in just one major category — the PGA Tour money list. He has earned just under $10.4 million this year, so missing the cut at The Barclays is not likely to keep him up at night.

Rory McIlroy will get back to No. 1 in the world ranking after Spieth replaced him two weeks ago. And McIlroy wasn’t even playing this week.



Day Wins in a Blowout at The Barclays

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 02:18 Monday, 31 August 2015 02:02

Jason DayCanadian Press

EDISON, New Jersey (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The toughest challenge Jason Day faced at The Barclays was convincing his peers that golf really isn’t this easy.

He’s just making it look that way.

Fresh off his first major at the PGA Championship, the 27-year-old Australian powered and putted his way to another blowout against a world-class field, capping off an explosive weekend at Plainfield with an 8-under 62 for a six-shot victory over Henrik Stenson.

It was his third victory in his last four starts dating to another close call at the British Open, where he left a 30-foot birdie putt short on the final hole at St. Andrews and missed out on a playoff by one shot. In his mind, that’s where it all changed.



Daly Released from Hospital After Suffering from Collapsed Lung

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 August 2015 23:40 Sunday, 30 August 2015 23:33

altJACKSON, Mississippi — John Daly collapsed near the end of a round of golf Saturday and was taken by ambulance to Baptist Medical Center. He was treated and has been discharged from the hospital.

According to his agent, Bud Martin, Daly suffered from a collapsed lung.

In a statement released Sunday morning, Martin said Daly has fought a lingering rib injury since 2007 that recently has been causing severe pain and has affected his breathing.

The 49-year-old Daly was playing in a small event at Deerfield Golf Club in Jackson’s northern suburbs.



PGA TOUR Teams with Nike Oven to Create Unique Make-A-Wish Experience for Leukemia Patient

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 August 2015 23:33 Sunday, 30 August 2015 23:11

Kolby LoflinFORT WORTH, Texas — As part of the PGA TOUR’s “Together, anything’s possible” charitable mission, the TOUR partnered with Make-A-Wish to help 18-year-old cancer patient Kolby Loflin realize his dream  of visiting the Nike Oven – Nike Golf’s research, development and test facility in Fort Worth, TX.  Usually reserved only for TOUR players, Kolby was treated like a star as he and his family, including mom, Terrie, dad, Kenny, and 13-year-old sister, Kendahl, enjoyed an experience that Kolby describes as, “better than I could have ever expected.”



Trump Makes an Appearance at Barclays

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 August 2015 23:10 Sunday, 30 August 2015 22:50

Donald TrumpCanadian Press

EDISON, New Jersey (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Jim Herman played in the group in front of Tiger Woods last week on the PGA Tour, giving him a little experience in coping with gallery noise behind him. Sunday at The Barclays was slightly different. It wasn’t the size of the gallery, it was one person.

Donald Trump came out to Plainfield to watch him play.

The Republican presidential candidate marched along the ropes on the back nine with fans — including one dressed up as Santa Claus — wanting handshakes and selfies.

“They want to see our country do great again. It’s great affirmation, you’ll see it,” Trump said. “Not a heckler in the whole group.”



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