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Cink to Step Away from Golf as Wife Battles Breast Cancer

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:53 Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:48

Stewart CinkDULUTH, Georgia — PGA TOUR member Stewart Cink withdrew from the Wells Fargo Championship and subsequently announced he will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the PGA TOUR, as his wife Lisa has been diagnosed with breast cancer.



Spieth Refreshed, Ready to Return Following Masters Meltdown

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:31 Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:21

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(Will Graves/AP) — Jordan Spieth understands his meltdown at the end of the Masters will follow him. And three weeks later, Spieth’s not quite ready to say he’s over letting a five-shot lead in the final round morph into that awkward ceremony in the Butler Cabin that ended with him slipping the green jacket on Danny Willett following an ugly and very public collapse.

Still, let’s not get carried away.

“I’m not taking it very hard,” Spieth said, while attending a FedEx event in suburban Pittsburgh ahead of practice at Oakmont, where he will try to defend his U.S. Open title.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 07:47 Wednesday, 04 May 2016 03:44

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Site: Charlotte, N.C.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Quail Hollow Club. TPC Louisiana. Yards: 7,442. Par: 72.

Purse: $7.3 million (First Prize: $1.314 million).



NBC and Golf Channel Facing a Busy Summer of Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 02:43 Wednesday, 04 May 2016 02:19

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(Doug Ferguson/AP) — The summer schedule for NBC and Golf Channel is not finalized, though this much is clear: There won’t be another summer like this one from the number of big events to two premier tournaments that the networks have never broadcast.

“We’re fortunate enough to have a deep, talented bench,” said Mike McCarley, president of Golf for NBC Sports Group. “We’ve got a 12-week stretch of The Open Championship, the Olympics, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup. It will be the busiest time we’ve ever had.”



Brian Stuard Wins Zurich Classic In A Playoff

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 09:47 Tuesday, 03 May 2016 09:21


AVONDALE, La. — Brian Stuard made steady golf pay off on a waterlogged course in the haunting cypress swamps outside New Orleans. He birdied the final hole of a largely unspectacular final round to sneak into a three-way playoff on Monday at the Zurich Classic, then beat Jamie Lovemark on the second extra hole for his first PGA TOUR triumph.



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