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May 23, 2017DEAN & DELUCA Invitational preview

Like Ben Hogan before them, 79 PGA Tour champions look to shine bright in the Lone Star State at the 2017 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational.

May 23, 2017Two golfers taking bathroom breaks get stroke penalties at NCAA Championship

Two golfers competing in this year's Women's NCAA Golf Championship received two-stroke penalties in the team stroke play portion of the event for going to the bathroom. Northwestern's Sarah Cho and Kent State's Kelly Nielsen both erroneously took golf cart rides to the facilities during the middle of their rounds and were docked accordingly.  Here is Golfweek with the bizarre ruling. The conditions of competition for the NCAA D-I Women's Championship state that a player "must not ride on any form of transportation during a stipulated round unless authorized." A player taking a cart to go to the bathroom is not automatically "authorized." So when Cho, who started her round on No. 10 at Rich Harvest

May 23, 2017Brittany Horschel opens up about battle with alcoholism after husband's win

Billy Horschel had an emotional reaction to his Byron Nelson win on Sunday and most of us assumed it was related to the golfer breaking a three-year drought on the PGA Tour. Billy’s wife Brittany Horschel revealed on Monday that she has been battling alcoholism and recently celebrated a year of sobriety after spending time at a recovery center in Florida. Calling it a “very sad, scary and trying time,” Brittany credited Billy with being her rock.  While Brittany sought treatment, Billy took care of the couple’s 18-month-old daughter Skylar and moved the family into a new home by himself.

May 23, 2017Brian Gay receives a gift card after helping Ian Poulter keep his PGA Tour card

Brian Gay, now somewhat famously, helped Ian Poulter keep his PGA Tour card for this season when he discovered an error in the way the PGA Tour was calculating his FedEx Cup points after receiving a medical exemption. Gay's wife, Kimberly, joked on Twitter after all of this that Poulter should probably send them a gift for their efforts, especially after he got into (and nearly won) The Players Championship. So Poulter did just that. He and his wife shot over a gift card to the Waldorf Astoria spa as a nice gesture for helping him keep his status for the rest of 2017 and probably beyond with that Players finish. "I think it's time to start looking, start filling the positive thoughts back in

May 24, 2017The Latest: APNewsBreak: Auditor reviewing UNM spending

The New Mexico State Auditor's Office has confirmed that it has opened a case into the spending of public money by the University of New Mexico's athletics department on a golf trip to Scotland. Agency spokeswoman Justine Freeman said Wednesday the findings will be made public when the review is complete. Athletic director Paul Krebs continues to draw criticism as more details about the 2015 junket emerge.

May 23, 2017Jang leaving LPGA to be closer to family in S. Korea

Ha Na Jang says she wants to spend more time with family and that's the reason behind her decision to leave the American-based LPGA tour and return to playing the Korean LPGA Tour full time. "There was a void that couldn't be filled even by all the victories," Jang said in a news conference Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea. "And I made this decision because I decided to spend time with my family as this is more precious than becoming the best golfer in the world. I want to enjoy the rest of my golfing career with my parents and my loved ones around me."  Jang, 25, has won four LPGA titles since joining the American-based tour in 2015, including the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open in February.

May 23, 2017Golfer Greg Norman shows off ridiculously muscular physique

May 23 (UPI) -- Two-time major golf champion Greg Norman is still ripped, despite being 62-years-old. He showed off some impressive exercises this weekend. Norman performed some standing leg lifts while balancing himself on crutches. The golf veteran does the exercise with ease, showing off his impressive abs and biceps. "Just had to improvise," Norman wrote on Instagram. He is currently wearing a cast on his left leg. Norman wrote about the injury last month on Instagram. "What's next? After weeks of suffering MRI reveals a 2-3mm tear in my aponeurosis after playing 2 on 1 me being the 1, tennis with the hot shots @rogerrasheed and @gillyberto2017. 6 weeks of immobilization," Norman wrote. Norman

May 23, 2017Faldo's funny memory of Palmer and Nicklaus

One of Nick Faldo's favorite memories of Arnold Palmer came at the tournament Jack Nicklaus built. Faldo was the Memorial Tournament honoree two years ago, and he was touched by watching Nicklaus and Palmer sitting next to each in the clubhouse, with Nicklaus making sure Palmer was doing OK. Faldo described it as a sweet moment between two of the most revered figures in golf. And then he saw the competitive side of the two rivals. "Arnold looks out the window and says, 'Hey, Jack, it looks pretty green out there. I've never seen this place looking so green,'" Faldo said. "And Jack goes straight into it: 'We built a brand new clubhouse. We're serving Jack Nicklaus wine. We've got Jack Nicklaus

May 23, 20172017 U.S. Open sectional qualifying results

U.S. Open sectional qualifying is underway. Twelve 36-hole sectional qualifiers are being contested, with two international sites, in Japan and England, and 10 more in the U.S. For local qualifying results, click here. The process began with 9,485 players attempting to qualify for the Erin Hills Golf Course event this summer. The U.S. Open will be held June 15-18 in Erin, Wis. (a) amateur  May 22, 2017 Ono Golf Club Ono City, Japan Satoshi Kodaira, (-11) 64-69=133 Yusaku Miyazato, (-7) 66-71=137 Chan Kim, (-7) 69-68=137 Shugo Imahira, (-7) 68-69=137

May 24, 2017Watch DEAN & DELUCA Invitational featured holes live on Yahoo Sports

Jordan Spieth will look to defend his title this week at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, and you can catch action from the first two rounds live on Yahoo Sports. Yahoo will be streaming PGA Tour Live’s featured holes coverage from 4-7 p.m. ET Thursday

May 24, 2017Ballesteros was my idol and inspiration

Henrik Stenson has been crowned with the newly-named Seve Ballesteros Award -- formally known as European Tour golfer of the year -- for the second time in his career ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Thursday. Stenson won The Open Championship at Royal Troon in June 2016, the first major of his 19-year professional career, followed by the Race to Dubai title and Olympic silver in Rio. "Seve was one of my idols and it was such a shame he had to leave us early, but this award will help us remember him even more in the future," Stenson told the European Tour website. Swedish-born Stenson, 41, is the first winner of the renamed award -- which is now dedicated to legendary Spanish

May 22, 2017NCAA women's quarterfinal matchups set

The NCAA women's golf quarterfinals are set. Top seed Northwestern will face No. 8 seed Kent State on Tuesday, while No. 2 seed Stanford will face No. 7 Baylor in a rematch of the dramatic 2015 team final won by the Cardinal. The other quarterfinal matches will pit No. 3 Arizona State against No. 6 Florida and No. 4 Ohio State against No. 5 Southern California. The quarterfinals and semifinals will both be conducted Tuesday, with the top two teams facing off in the team final on Wednesday.

May 23, 2017For golfer Lizette Salas, clarity begins at home

Andrea Canales, ESPN.com A home isn't just a building with four walls. Our homes extend into the community, its people, fields, courts and courses. Even today, after six years as a professional player on the LPGA tour, Lizette Salas, 27, likes to return to where it all began at Azusa Greens, the public golf course where she grew up in Azusa, California. "That golf course is like a second home to me," Salas said. "I had my quinceañera there." Nine years before Salas was born in 1989, her father Ramon got a job at the golf course as a mechanic, fixing all the vehicles used to maintain Azusa Greens. He also befriended the resident pro, Jerry Herrera, who ran some international junior tournaments

May 22, 2017Web.com Tour completes first test of range finders

The first of four test events allowing players to use distance-measuring devices during competition on the Web.com Tour was held last week with largely positive, albeit incomplete, feedback from players and fans. The BMW Charity Pro-Am in Greenville, S.C., was shortened to 54 holes because of weather delays and the pro-am format probably didn’t give officials or players a chance to fully gauge how DMDs could impact pace of play, but the first test did provide at least partial answers to some questions. On this front, having players laser targets didn’t appear to take away from the competition for fans either on site or watching at home, although it did take some time for the players to become comfortable with the notion. “It felt strange, it didn’t look strange because we do it every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday [during practice rounds], but the first couple of times I pulled out the range finder I was like, ‘Did I do something bad?

May 23, 2017Romo returning to Tahoe Celebrity Golf Tournament in July

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will play in the annual celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe this summer for the first time in five years. The newly-retired, four-time Pro Bowler will be among more than 80 past and present sports stars and entertainers to compete for the $600,000 purse July 14-16 at the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nevada. Tournament spokesman Phil Weidinger told The Associated Press a formal statement would be issued later Tuesday announcing Romo's agreement to make his seventh appearance at the 28th annual event. Romo finished second three consecutive times from 2009-2011 and finished fifth the

May 23, 2017Stricker has Erin Hills experience, but no spot

FORT WORTH, Texas – Steve Stricker is one of the few professionals who has actually played Erin Hills, site of next month’s U.S. Open. Now, he only needs to qualify for the championship. The Wisconsin native isn’t currently exempt into the U.S. Open and his request for a special exemption into the event was denied by the USGA. He plans to play the 36-hole sectional qualifier in Memphis on June 5. “I asked for a spot and I didn’t think I would get one,” said Stricker, who played Erin Hills in Wisconsin about five years ago. “I figured I’d try to qualify and get in and I’m also playing a few [PGA Tour] events trying to get in that way [via his world ranking].” Stricker, who turned 50 in February,

May 23, 2017Locals may push back against Chicago-area course designed by Tiger Woods

When Tiger Woods announced that he would pursue a $30 million project in Chicago that included the renovation of Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses, it sounded like a great idea. Big Cat helping pump up some run-down public courses in Chicago and transform them into PGA Tour-level tracks, what could go wrong? "This project can create incredible possibilities for the community on the South Side," Woods said in a statement at the time. "We want to design a course that everyone will enjoy." That plan is still great, in theory, but on the grounds of Chicago it might not be as well received as some initially thought. Here is Julie Bosman reporting for the New York Times.  Regulars who play