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Tiger’s Schedule Depends on PGA Championship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 20:58 Tuesday, 04 August 2015 20:49

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

(Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods took a pass on playing an opposite-field event this week in Nevada, meaning his season could end next week at the PGA Championship.

Or maybe not.

Woods floated the idea of playing the Wyndham Championship the week after the PGA Championship, which is the final regular PGA Tour event for players to get into the top 125 and qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. Woods tied for 18th at the Quicken Loans National last week, though that was only enough for him to move up a whopping 12 spots to No. 185.

“Just win. It’s not real complicated,” Woods said of his playoff prospects “I’m not playing Reno this week or Bridgestone. ... By playing well in the PGA, that determines whether or not I’ll play Wyndham, and obviously the rest of the FedEx Cup playoffs.”

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 19:36 Tuesday, 04 August 2015 19:08

Bridgestone InvitationalCanadian Press

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WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL

Site: Akron, Ohio.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Firestone Country Club, South Course (7,400 yards, par 70).

Purse: $9.25 million. Winner’s Share: $1.57 million.

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Park Wins Women’s British Open, Captures 4th Different Major

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 August 2015 20:39 Sunday, 02 August 2015 19:42

Inbee ParkCanadian Press

TURNBERRY, Scotland (Steve Douglas/AP) — As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women’s British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was the player about to add another chapter in golf’s record book.

The top-ranked Park picked up seven shots in her last 12 holes, pressured her 20-year-old protege so much she finally lost her nerve, and completed a 7-under 65 at Turnberry to capture the trophy she thought she may never win.

Park won by three shots on 12-under 276 for a seventh major title, becoming just the seventh female player to win four different majors — after Louise Suggs, Mickey Wright, Pat Bradley, Juli Inkster, Karrie Webb and Annika Sorenstam.

“I don’t know what else to go for now,” said Park, who has won six of the last 14 majors to cement her status as the best player of her generation.

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Perry Successfully Defends 3M Championship Title

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 August 2015 19:40 Sunday, 02 August 2015 19:34

Kenny PerryCanadian Press

BLAINE, Minnesota (Mike Cook/AP) — Comfortably in front, Kenny Perry felt uneasy for most of his 18 holes in the final round.

Afterward, he couldn’t have been much happier.

Perry breezed to his second straight victory in the Champions Tour’s 3M Championship, shooting a 4-under 68 for a four-stroke victory over Bernhard Langer, Scott Dunlap and Kevin Sutherland.

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Patton Kizzire Wins Web.com Tour’s Utah Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 August 2015 19:33 Sunday, 02 August 2015 19:31

Patton KizzireCanadian Press

LEHI, Utah (AP) — Patton Kizzire won the Utah Championship for first Web.com Tour title, beating South Korea’s Sung Kang with a 3-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff.

Kizzire closed with a 3-under 69 to match Kang at 19-under 269 at Thanksgiving Point. The 29-year-old former Auburn player earned $117,000 to push his tour-leading total to $391,699.

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