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Arnold Palmer, ‘King’ of the PGA tour, dies at 87

Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner’s touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, “The King” died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87. Alastair Johnston, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, confirmed that Palmer died […]

Comments - 9:17 pm - updated: 7:24 am.

Jim Furyk makes PGA history, shoots 58 at Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jim Furyk set a PGA Tour record with a 58 in the final round of the Travelers Championship on Sunday, sinking a short putt on the last hole and then thrusting his arms into the air in celebration. The 46-year-old American was rolling early, making his first birdie on the second hole […]

Comments - 12:39 pm - updated: 1:28 pm.

Veterans move into Potentate semifinals

DALLAS TWP. — The teams of Jim Breck-John Mulhern and Scott Francis-Lou Belgio have teamed to win three of the last five Potentate Tournament titles at Irem Temple Country Club. They could be battling to make it four out of six, if they can first get past younger challengers in Sunday morning’s semifinal rounds. Breck-Mulhern […]

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Early birds get the lead in Potentate

DALLAS TWP. – Jim Blinn and Brian Corbett posted one of the first scores of the day Friday at Irem Temple Country Club. And, nobody went any lower. Blinn and Corbett, starting with the second tee time of the day, birdied the first two holes and four of the first six on the way to […]

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Jimmy Walker opens PGA Championship with first-round lead

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — The search for another first-time major champion in the final one of the year began Thursday with Jimmy Walker at the PGA Championship. Walker had no problem with the stifling heat at Baltusrol, and he was thrilled to see some putts finally go in. It led to six birdies on his way […]

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Stenson wins fight to the finish, captures British Open

TROON, Scotland — Henrik Stenson kept hitting the best shots of his life, one after another, because there was no other way to beat Phil Mickelson in a British Open duel that ranked among the best in golf. Stenson only cared about that silver claret jug. He wound up with so much more Sunday. His […]

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Inches from history: Mickelson just misses record round at British Open

TROON, Scotland — Phil Mickelson pointed his putter toward the hole and was ready to step right into major championship history Thursday in the British Open. Instead, he endured another dose of heartache. All because of a 63. The 16-foot putt looked good until the last turn, catching the right side of the cup. The […]

Comments - 5:02 pm - updated: 5:03 pm.

Eric Williams and Dave Kluger win second 70th annual John A. Allan Golf Tournament title

EXETER — It was such a struggle for Eric Williams and Dave Kluger to even become part of the championship field. Why would becoming John A. Allan Golf Tournament champions play out any differerntly for them? But Williams made birdie with a three-foot putt on the final hole Sunday and Williams and Kluger survived a […]

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John Mikiewicz and Tom Biscotti return to semifinals of John A. Allan Golf Invitational

EXETER — In a match filled with incredibly consistent play, the most routine of all shots sealed a victory. Except, nothing seemed normal about the four-foot par putt that sent two-time tourney champions John Mikiewicz and Tom Biscotti back to the Allan Tournament semifinals. “Absolutely,” Mikiewicz said. “Any time you have a four-foot putt you […]

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Art Brunn Jr. and Rick Berry team up for first golf title at The McCarthy

HANOVER TWP. — Through 35 years of near-misses and close finishes, Art Brunn Jr. had a whole handful of heartbreak. Rick Berry experienced so much frustration it made his head shake. Together, they raised the stakes. Teaming together for the first time, close pals Brunn Jr. and Berry won their first championship at The McCarthy, […]

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