National: Canadian Press
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:48 Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:39
PRIDDIS, Alberta (Bill Graveland/The Canadian Press) — Canadian golf sensation Brooke Henderson spent well over an hour hammering balls on the driving range at Priddis Greens on Monday as veterans and rookies alike marvelled at her amazing year heading into this week’s CP Women’s Open.
Henderson, just back from the Summer Olympics in Rio, signed a couple of autographs before retiring to the driving range – working out the kinks as rain started to fall and a blustery west wind continued to blow at her back.
Her success and work ethic have not gone unnoticed.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:29 Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:17
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — Darren Clarke got an extra week to start mulling over his three captain's picks for Europe in the Ryder Cup because the top nine already are set. Matthew Fitzpatrick finished fifth in the Czech Masters and locked up no worse than the final spot.
Davis Love III has a little more time, and he likely will need it.
Brandt Snedeker's tie for third in the Wyndham Championship moved him up three spots to No. 6, and it would take a peculiar set of circumstances to bump him out of the top eight. The Barclays this week at Bethpage Black is the final qualifying event.
The top five already have clinched a spot on the American team — Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker and Brooks Koepka. Snedeker is followed by Zach Johnson, who leads Patrick Reed at No. 8 by $157,602.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 02:07 Wednesday, 24 August 2016 01:38
Site: Farmingdale, N.Y.
Course: Bethpage State Park (Black Course). Yardage: 7,468. Par: 71.
Purse: $8.5 million (First Prize: $1.53 million).
Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2016 01:12 Monday, 22 August 2016 00:55
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Gregory Strong/The Canadian Press) — Brooke Henderson signed a few autographs and posed for some pictures after her final round, the frequent cheers from the grandstands behind her a reminder that others were still playing for the Olympic hardware she coveted.
She knew her 67 wouldn’t be enough to crack the top three at the Rio Games, a respectable 8-under-par 276 eventually leaving her in a tie for seventh place.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2016 00:42 Monday, 22 August 2016 00:34
HARTFORD, Connecticut (Pat Eaton-Robb/AP) — Former Travelers Group insurance company chief executive Jay Fishman, who became a national advocate for research into Lou Gehrig’s disease after being diagnosed with it, died at his home in New Jersey on Friday. He was 63.
Fishman became CEO of Travelers’ predecessor company in 1998 and assumed the same title after the merger of The St. Paul Cos. Inc. with Travelers Property Casualty Corp. in 2004.
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