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PGA Tour Player Ryan Palmer’s Father Killed in Traffic Accident

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 23:57 Wednesday, 19 August 2015 23:52

Ryan PalmerCanadian Press

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a traffic accident in the Texas Panhandle has killed the 71-year-old father of professional golfer Ryan Palmer.

Charles Franklin “Butch” Palmer of Amarillo died Tuesday night in the SUV rollover wreck.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the accident happened about two miles north of Amarillo. The elder Palmer was northbound on State Loop 335 when for unknown reasons his vehicle left the road.

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Woods Hopes to Push for Unlikely Playoff Spot at Wyndham

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 23:50 Wednesday, 19 August 2015 23:43

Canadian Press

Tiger WoodsGREENSBORO, North Carolina (Joedy McCreary/AP) — It’s now or never for many players at the Wyndham Championship — the last chance to qualify for golf’s postseason.

That group includes Tiger Woods.

The biggest name in the sport is playing the final event of the PGA Tour’s regular season for the first time, in an effort to get his game back on track and make a last-gasp push for the playoffs.

“I’ve started to build. I just need to get more consistent with everything, and start stringing together not just holes, not just rounds but tournaments,” Woods said. “That’s why this tournament’s important to me. Hopefully I can win it, get into the playoffs and play a bunch of golf.”

Woods, who missed the cut at the PGA Championship last week, beat last Friday’s deadline to enter the Wyndham but didn’t finalize his commitment until Monday.

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Spieth, Johnson Take Their Competition to the Ballpark

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 23:40 Wednesday, 19 August 2015 23:33

Jordan SpiethCanadian Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — This time, no clubs for Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson. Just a pair of famous diamonds.

The golfers each threw out a ceremonial first pitch at a major league game on Tuesday night. They spent much of the day trash-talking on Twitter, finally arriving at a bet of a $5,000 to the major winner with the best result at the ballpark.

“I think we might get a nice Zach Johnson check coming our way,” Spieth said after his left-handed pitch at Globe Life Park.

“As long as you don’t bounce it, I think it’s a success. And got it over the strike zone too, so that was nice.”

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Former PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman Named Recipient of the 2015 PGA Distinguished Service Award

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 23:32 Wednesday, 19 August 2015 23:00

Deane BemanPALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (PGA of America) — Former PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman, the guiding force in elevating the profile of the tour professional while expanding golf’s global charitable reach and interest in the game, has been named the recipient of the 2015 PGA Distinguished Service Award.

Beman, 77, and a 40-year PGA Life Member, will receive the PGA of America’s highest annual honor on November 13, at a ceremony in conjunction with the 99th PGA Annual Meeting in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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Canada’s Brooke Henderson Talks About LPGA Membership And CP Women’s Open

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 10:38 Wednesday, 19 August 2015 10:23

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(Coquitlam, BC, Canada) - Brooke Henderson took part in a press conference at the Vancouver Golf Club as she prepares to play in the CP Canadian Women’s Open this week to announce that she had been granted immediate membership by the LPGA Tour. Following is a transcript of that interview.

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