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Dawie van der Walt Wins Tour Event

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 August 2015 22:38 Sunday, 16 August 2015 22:30

Dawie van der WaltCanadian Press

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri (AP) — South Africa’s Dawie van der Walt won the Price Cutter Charity Championship for his second Tour victory of the season.

Van der Walt closed with an even-par 72 at Highland Springs to finish at 23-under 265, two strokes ahead of tour rookie Smylie Kaufman.

“I feel very fortunate,” van der Walt said. “I didn’t think it was going to be enough. Everything was just a little bit off, but I’ll take it.”



PGA Sticking with Future Tournaments at Trump Courses

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 August 2015 22:22 Sunday, 16 August 2015 22:15

Donald TrumpCanadian Press

SHEBOYGAN, Wisconsin — (Doug Ferguson/AP) – The PGA of America has no plans to take two golf tournaments away from courses Donald Trump owns over the next seven years.

The PGA of America was the first golf organization to pull an event from a Trump property when it announced the Grand Slam of Golf would not be played in October at Trump National in Los Angeles. Still on the calendar is the 2017 Senior PGA Championship at Trump’s course outside Washington and the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey.

“Both of those are scheduled,” PGA chief executive Pete Bevacqua said.



Man Gets 5 Years for Using Golfer Allenby’s Credit Cards, ID

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 August 2015 19:47 Sunday, 16 August 2015 19:38

Owen P. HarbisonCanadian Press

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Doug Ferguson/AP) — A Hawaii man has been sentenced to five years in prison for using Robert Allenby’s credit cards after the professional golfer said he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu.

According to the Honolulu prosecutor’s office, Owen Harbison was sentenced Wednesday.



Father of Billy Hurley III Dies of Self-Inflicted Wound

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 August 2015 19:37 Sunday, 16 August 2015 19:30

Willard Hurley Jr.Canadian Press

WASHINGTON (Ben Nuckols/AP) — The father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, nearly a month after he left home, Hurley announced on Thursday.

Willard Hurley Jr., 61, killed himself Wednesday in Virginia, according to a statement released by his son’s management company. A statement from Reston Bible Church in Reston, Virginia, where the elder Hurley served as missions director, also confirmed his death.



Canadian Teen Brooke Henderson Wins Portland Classic

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 August 2015 19:04 Sunday, 16 August 2015 18:48

Brooke HendersonCanadian Press

PORTLAND, Oregon (Nick Daschel/AP) — Brooke Henderson got her breakthrough LPGA Tour victory. The Canadian teen will have to wait a little longer to become a tour member.

Henderson won the Cambia Portland Classic by eight strokes to become the third-youngest champion in LPGA Tour history at 17 years, 11 months, 6 days.

Henderson closed with a 3-under 69 at Columbia Edgewater to finish at 21-under 267, the lowest total since the event went from 54 holes to 72 in 2013.

“I was just trying to keep going low and trying to push it to get even further under par, which I wouldn’t have had that a couple months ago,” Henderson said.

Henderson earned $195,000 and has made $661,818 in 10 events this year. Last year, LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan denied Henderson’s age petition, preventing her from playing Q-school. Because she’s assured of finishing in the top 40 in earnings, Henderson will earn a tour card for 2016.



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