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James Morrison of England Wins Spanish Open by 4 Shots

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 May 2015 21:24 Sunday, 17 May 2015 20:25

James MorrisonCanadian Press

TERRASA, Spain (AP) — James Morrison of England won the Spanish Open by four shots shooting a 3-under 69 in the final round.

Morrison entered the day tied for the lead with David Howell and pulled away by hitting three birdies while not dropping a shot at the Real Club de Golf El Prat. He finished the tournament on a total of 10-under 278.



Henderson Gets Exemption to Another LPGA Major

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 01:18 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 01:12

Brooke HendersonCanadian Press

RYE, New York (AP) — Canadian teen Brooke Henderson will play her first LPGA major as a pro in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

The tournament announced the 17-year-old Henderson has received a sponsor’s exemption. The major will be played June 11-14 at Westchester Country Club.



Fowler’s Game Catching Up to the Quality of the Person

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:43 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:30

Rickie FowlerCanadian Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Rickie Fowler walked into a restaurant wearing a beanie pulled down over his ears. The look was not unusual for someone his age.

It was the location. He was in the tropical warmth of Hawaii.

All eyes were on him — especially the young people — when he removed his cap and all that hair spilled out. After dinner, he stopped by to chat with a PGA Tour rules official and was introduced to the others at the table, including a teenage girl. Too shy to ask for a photo, the girl tweeted about her chance meeting. Moments later, her eyes widened as she stared at her phone.

Fowler had replied to her tweet.

He had another fan for life. There are countless others.



The Bubble Watch Begins for Summer Opens

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 22:13 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 22:09

Luke DonaldCanadian Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The U.S. Open is a month before the British Open.

Qualifying through the world ranking is in a different order.

The British Open takes the top 50 in the world ranking that is published after next week, and with two tournaments left, a few players have some work to do.



Golf’s New Guard: Fowler’s Win Bolsters PGA Tour’s Future

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 22:08 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 21:49

Rickie FowlerCanadian Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods walked off the 18th green in his Sunday red shirt before players in the final few groups even sat down for lunch.

This constitutes progress for Woods.

And for golf.

Never mind that only four other players had a worse score than Woods in The Players Championship. It was the first time in 18 months that Woods completed 72 holes in consecutive starts, and only the sixth time during that period that he was even seen in his red shirt.

So how is this progress for golf?

Because there was a time that when Woods left the golf course, the majority of fans left with him.



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