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Day Wins in a Blowout at The Barclays

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 02:18 Monday, 31 August 2015 02:02

Jason DayCanadian Press

EDISON, New Jersey (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The toughest challenge Jason Day faced at The Barclays was convincing his peers that golf really isn’t this easy.

He’s just making it look that way.

Fresh off his first major at the PGA Championship, the 27-year-old Australian powered and putted his way to another blowout against a world-class field, capping off an explosive weekend at Plainfield with an 8-under 62 for a six-shot victory over Henrik Stenson.

It was his third victory in his last four starts dating to another close call at the British Open, where he left a 30-foot birdie putt short on the final hole at St. Andrews and missed out on a playoff by one shot. In his mind, that’s where it all changed.

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Veteran Kris Tamulis Nabs 1st LPGA Tour Win

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 02:02 Monday, 31 August 2015 01:53

Kris TamulisCanadian Press

PRATTVILLE, Alabama (John Zenor/AP) — Kris Tamulis counted down from 29 to 1 during her final-day trek at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

One was definitely the most important number for the 34-year-old player.

Tamulis played 29 holes in the twice-delayed tournament before securing victory No. 1 in the 186th attempt of her LPGA Tour career. She finished a third-round 67 and closed with a 65 to beat Yani Tseng and Austin Ernst by a stroke.

The former Florida State player had a 17-under 271 total on The Senator Course and didn’t show the strain of being in contention with so little margin for error.

“It was amazing,” Tamulis said. “I was definitely not expecting this.”

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Dicky Pride Wins Web.com Tour’s Portland Open

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 01:53 Monday, 31 August 2015 01:47

Dicky PrideCanadian Press

NORTH PLAINS, Oregon (AP) — Dicky Pride won the Web.com Tour’s Portland Open and earned a PGA Tour card with a fifth-place finish on the regular-season money list.

The 46-year-old Pride, 40th on the money list entering the week, earned $144,000 to push his season total to $253,057. He closed with a 4-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over Tim Herron.

“I’m pretty amazed,” Pride said. “It was so tough. I’ve played the last five weeks in a row. I’m 46 and I just am so thrilled to be able to get this done.”

Pride won his first title since the 1994 St. Jude Classic in his rookie season on the PGA Tour.

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Maggert Wins Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, Takes Schwab Lead

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 01:47 Monday, 31 August 2015 01:40

Jeff MaggertCanadian Press

ENDICOTT, New York (John Kekis/AP) — Playing with the poise of a champion, Jeff Maggert chalked up yet another win on the Champions Tour.

Maggert won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open for his fourth victory of the year, closing with a 6-under 66 to beat Paul Goydos by two strokes.

Maggert started the final round two shots off the lead and had caught up at the turn after a flurry of five birdies in the first nine holes.

“A great win,” said Maggert, who finished at 14-under 202. “I played just like I wanted to on the front nine, tried to put some distance between me and the rest of the guys and let ’em try to catch me.

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Juli Inkster Wins The Legends Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 00:05 Monday, 31 August 2015 00:00

Juli InksterCanadian Press

FRENCH LICK, Indiana (AP) — U.S. Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster won The Legends Championship, finishing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Trish Johnson.

“If a 55-year-old can win, they can, too,” Inkster said about her Solheim Cup team that will face Europe in Germany on Sept. 18-20. “This has been a tough year, and I’m really tired right now. I have an outing Tuesday in Detroit, then I’ll be home for a week.”

The Hall of Famer had a 5-under 139 total after opening with a 71 on French Lick Resort’s Pete Dye Course.

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