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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:57 Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:22

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DEAN & DELUCA INVITATIONAL

Site: Fort Worth, Texas.

Course: Colonial CC. Yards: 7,166. Par: 70.

Purse: $6.7 million (First Prize: $1.206 million)

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Feherty to Offer Prime-Time Commentary for NBC at Olympics

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 18:50 Tuesday, 24 May 2016 18:45

David FehertyCanadian Press

STAMFORD, Connecticut (AP) — NBC Sports golf analyst David Feherty will offer commentary during the network’s prime-time coverage at this summer’s Rio Olympics and take part in the broadcast of the opening ceremony.

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Mickelson’s Gambling Earns Attention from PGA Tour

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016 05:45 Monday, 23 May 2016 05:33

Phil MickelsonCanadian Press

(Doug Ferguson/AP) — Phil Mickelson never saw a shot he didn’t think he could hit.

Part of his massive popularity in golf is the high-risk nature with which he attacks the game. When he won his third Masters in 2010, the signature shot was a 6-iron between a gap in the Georgia pines that barely cleared a tiny tributary of Rae’s creek and settled 5 feet from the hole.

It’s the high risk off the golf course that could pose problems.

Mickelson’s association with Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters brought him the wrong kind of attention.

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Garcia Beats Koepka with Par on First Playoff Hole at Byron Nelson

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016 04:48 Monday, 23 May 2016 04:17

Sergio GarciaCanadian Press

IRVING, Texas (Stephen Hawkins/AP) — Sergio Garcia shot a 62 the first round he played at the Byron Nelson and tied for third as a 19-year-old kid in 1999. He won there five years later, again with Lord Byron watching.

With another win at the Nelson, Garcia matched Seve Ballesteros for the most PGA Tour victories by a Spanish-born player.

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Ariya Jutanugran Wins 2nd in a Row on the LPGA Tour

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016 04:55 Sunday, 22 May 2016 22:45

Ariya JutanugarnCanadian Press

WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (Hank Kurz Jr./AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn quickly has made winning a habit on the LPGA Tour.

The 20-year-old shot a nearly mistake-free 4-under 67 and won the Kingsmill Championship by one shot for her second consecutive victory. The bad news for the rest of the tour is that she said this one was much easier to finish off than her first two weeks ago.

That one, she said, allowed her to accomplish her goal for the season. Everything else, it seems, is gravy.

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