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Fabian Gomez Wins His 1st Career PGA Tour Title at St. Jude

Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2015 02:06 Monday, 15 June 2015 01:15

Fabian GomezCanadian Press

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Teresa M. Walker/ Associated Press) — Winning the first PGA Tour title of his career at the St. Jude Classic isn’t enough to earn Fabian Gomez a trip to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

Being fully exempt through the 2016-17 season is more than enough.

“Winning a tournament is a big thing because you have two-year exemption and after that probably play a little less stressful every week and not thinking too much ‘Keep your card,’ you know,” Gomez said Sunday after winning the St. Jude Classic. “Just only win another tournament.”



Kenny Perry Officially Ends PGA Tour Career

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 19:33 Tuesday, 09 June 2015 19:29

Kenny PerryCanadian Press

DUBLIN, Ohio (Doug Ferguson/AP) — One more putt would have given Kenny Perry two extra days on the PGA Tour, though it wouldn’t have changed a thing.

He wanted the Memorial to be his final PGA Tour event, and whether that ended on Friday or Sunday was irrelevant.

The Memorial was the first of his 14 career victories in 1991, and it proved that he belonged among the best players. Even so, he never imagined playing nearly 30 years without ever losing his card until he was on the Champions Tour.



Patrick Rodgers Looks to Join Spieth and Thomas on PGA Tour

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 19:28 Tuesday, 09 June 2015 19:08

Patrick RodgersCanadian Press

DUBLIN, Ohio (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Patrick Rodgers had more margin for error than he realized at the time, but his finish was no less impressive. Leaking oil on the back nine at the Memorial, and needing only nine FedExCup points for special temporary membership on the PGA Tour, he birdied the last two holes to make it easily.



15-Year-Old Hammer Will Be Fourth-Youngest to Play U.S. Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 18:55 Tuesday, 09 June 2015 18:49

Cole HammerUNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington (Art Stricklin/PGATOUR.COM) — Cole Hammer and his father Greg had planned to celebrate Father’s Day at home in Houston.

Now, though, they are headed to their first U.S. Open after the 15-year-old was among six players to advance out of Monday’s 36-hole sectional qualifier at Northwood Club in Dallas.

Cole will be the fourth-youngest player to compete in the U.S. Open at the age of 15 years, 10 months and 20 days. He is the third-youngest to qualify after shooting 64-68 to finish one stroke behind medalist Mark Silvers in the 78-man field.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 08:22 Tuesday, 09 June 2015 08:07

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Site: Harrison, New York.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Westchester Country Club, West Course (6,670 yards, par 73).

Purse: $3.5 million. Winner's share: $525,000.



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