Golf


West Xtra: A golf prodigy is developing his game at Riverside

Although he still has another year in middle school, Riverside’s Skyler Fox is already making a name for himself on the golf course.

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South Xtra: Peters junior developing his game on the links

Peters Township’s Tanner Johnson keeps working to refine his game on the golf course.

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Winner takes home Fuhrer title for second time in four years

Full-time PGA Tour Canada player David Bradshaw, 32, makes a late surge for Frank B. Fuhrer Invitational crown and $40,000 first prize

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 Former Penn State standout Robert Rohanna was able to finish his round, shooting a 3-under 67, before thunderstorms suspended play at the Frank B. Fuhrer Invitational.

Fuhrer Invitational suspended by storms in the third round

Waynesburg’s Robert Rohanna was able to finish off a 67 before delays, trails by five shots going into final day.

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Three-time Fuhrer winner Knapp, 53, showing he still has it

Three-time winner Sean Knapp trails leader by 6 shots halfway through the Frank B. Fuhrer Invitational.

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 Jordan Spieth holds up the trophy after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.

U.S. Open winner Jordan Spieth making golf history

Texan Spieth carves his name into elite company by winning the first two golf majors of the year.

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 Don't expect to see Butler Country Club pro Rob McClellan — or a slew of other top local players — at this year's Frank B. Fuhrer Invitational.

Frank Fuhrer's rule eliminates many top area golfers from competing in his golf tournament

Furrier doesn’t let former employees rejoin his company. And the same goes for his golf tournament. “I’m all about loyalty,” Fuhrer said

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 Jordan Spieth of the United States watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay Sunday in University Place, Washington.

U.S. Open: Spieth wins 2nd major in a row

Jordan Spieth was the big winner Sunday — again — while hard-luck loser Dustin Johnson saw things go someone else’s way again.

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 Jason Day hits his tee shot on the 12th tee in the third round of the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay.

Jason Day steals the show in third round of U.S. Open

After a bout with vertigo Friday in the second round, Australian Jason Day surged back to take share of the lead entering the final round.

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 Dustin Johnson hits a shot to the fifth green during the second round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on Friday in University Place, Washington.

Spieth, Reed share U.S. Open lead

Unbeaten as Ryder Cup teammates, Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth now chase a U.S. Open title this weekend at Chambers Bay.

2 weeks ago


 Henrik Stenson shot a 5-under 65 in the first round of the U.S. Open Thursday in University Place, Wash.

U.S. Open: Stenson, Johnson start fast with 65s; Woods struggles, shoots 80

Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson shared the lead at Chambers Bay, and Tiger Woods got off to his worst start at the U.S. Open.

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 Beau Hossler hits off No. 9 tee Wednesday during a final practice round at Chambers Bay.

Attention on USGA executive entering U.S. Open

Mike Davis is responsible for the major being held at unique course Chambers Bay, which could drive golfers crazy all weekend.

2 weeks ago


Tickets for 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont on sale

Tickets went on sale Monday for the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club.

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Tickets on sale for 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country club

Multiple ticket options are available for the event, which runs from June 16 to 19, 2016.

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 Rory McIlroy has been dynamite lately on the PGA Tour, but not so much in his other recent events.

10 players to watch at the U.S. Open

From Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth to relative unknown Chris Kirk, keep an eye on these guys this weekend at Chambers Bay.

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WVU's Easton Renwick pulls off wire-to-wire win in 115th West Penn Amateur

Easton Renwick masters St. Clair course’s variety of weather-related conditions to win the 115th West Penn Amateur in wire-to-wire fashion.

3 weeks ago


 Billy Horschel tries to see where his second shot landed Thursday on the 15th hole at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Horschel was in the field for the annual Memorial tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus.

Golf notebook: Nevillewood's Shields hopes this is his breakthrough year

Director of instruction at Nevillewood Kevin Shields has never made it through the sectional qualifier into the U.S. Open.

3 weeks ago


South Hills pro comes out on top at Tri-State Open

Struggling Tony Traci pulls it together down stretch for a one-shot victory at New Castle Country Club.

1 month ago


Head pro at New Castle turns things around in Tri-State Open

It was a top-notch salvage job by Ned Weaver, who goes into the final round today two shots behind leader Justin Miller.

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 The distinct look of the clubhouse as it played host to the 1937 PGA Championship.

Historic course in Fox Chapel to celebrate 100th anniversary

The person to strike the first tee shot for the second millennium will be a participant in a fundraising outing for Saint Scholastica.

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 Rob Mc Clellan, head golf professional at Butler Country Club, stands on the new Golfboard now available as an alternative to a cart at the club.

Golf notebook: Hanging ten on a par-4

Riding the waves of emotion on a course is one thing — surfing from hole to hole on a GolfBoard is a whole other experience.

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Golf classic aims to raise money for South Fayette Foundation

The foundation has brought in $23,000 since 2010. The classic will be held July 13 at Southpointe Golf Club in Cecil.

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WPGA announces hall of fame class

Amateurs Nathan Smith and Sean Knapp headline list of golfers who will be inducted in October.

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South Xtra: Two local high school athletes share South Hills caddie scholarship

Two college-bound high school seniors were awarded caddie scholarships by South Hills Country Club.

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Golf notebook: Wildwood's 18th hole a beast

Last week in the U.S. Senior Open sectional qualifier at Wildwood CC, players found out just how difficult the course’s final hole can be.

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Treesdale's Boros qualifies for U.S. Senior Open

Boros grabbed the only qualifying spot when he shot a 1-under 70 in an 18-hole sectional qualifier at Wildwood Country Club.

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Golf notebook: Winter weather unkind to some top local courses

It’s not always easy to undo some of the problems caused by winter on golf courses in the area.

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Two share medalists honors at U.S. Open qualifier

Two players who have careers other than golf are only two to break par at Willowbrook in Apollo to advance to sectional qualifying.

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 Golf Channel analyst David Feherty is sure to bring entertainment next month at Byham Theater.

Golf notebook: Feherty might be 'Off Tour' but his wit is on point

Golf Channel personality and former pro David Feherty is coming to Pittsburgh for a stand-up comedy show June 5 at Byham Theater.

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 The U.S. Open trophy is displayed on Mt. Washington. The U.S. Open Championship Trophy Tour will involve a cross-country journey from the original home of the USGA in New York City to this year’s host site at Chambers Bay in Tacoma, Wash. The 2016 U.S. Open will be played at Oakmont Country Club.

Golf notebook: U.S. Open headed to ‘one-of-a-kind site'

The best players in the world will face all kinds of challenges in June at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Tacoma, Wash.

2 months ago


Golf notebook: Local pro soaks up his Big Break

Waynesburg native and former Penn State player Robert Rohanna’s secret is finally out.

2 months ago


 A Jason Day swing last week at Augusta reveals the twists, torque and pressure on a golfer’s feet.

Golf notebook: Jason Day jumping feet first into shoe technology

Jason Day could lead the revolution of a new golf shoe made to help players with comfort, balance and stability.

2 months ago


 Jordan Spieth reacts to making his par putt on the 16th green closing in on the green jacket winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Augusta, Ga.

Masters: Spieth appears to have punched his ticket to greatness

He appears headed in that direction after what he did at Augusta National Golf Club, winning the Masters and his first major by four shots.

2 months ago


 Phil Mickelson proved he still has some good golf in him.

Masters: Mickelson proves he still has what it takes

Lefty finishes second in consecutive major championships

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 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a putt in the rain during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament .

The top contenders hit it farther, attack aggressively and are as young as ever

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, golf's two biggest stars, are slowly fading from the competitive landscape.

2 months ago


 The view of the clubhouse at Mystic Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands from the 18th green.

Some of the top golf resort courses in Western Pennsylvania

Bedford Springs, Nemacolin Woodlands, Oglebay, Stonewall Resort and Wisp are some of the best in the region.

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 Washington native Steve Wheatcroft, 37, is back on the fourth time after winning twice on the Web.com Tour.

Many pro golfers have Western Pennsylvania connections

Pennsylvania has had its share of stars and champions on the PGA Tour, none bigger, of course, than Latrobe's native son, Arnold Palmer.

2 months ago


Gerry Dulac: New shirt designed to aid posture at work, at play

Posture shirts, designed by a California company are medically approved garment worn by golfers, baseball and basketball players,

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 The 18th hole hole at Oakmont Country Club, site of the 2007 US Open.

Oakmont Country Club puts focus on 2016 U.S. Open

Oakmont's biggest project is deciding to flatten the property beyond the second green and third fairway that once was Oakmont East.

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 Jordan Spieth dons the Green Jacket after winning the 79th Masters Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.

Jordan Spieth becomes second-youngest Masters champion

Jordan Spieth tied the 72-hole Masters scoring record and became the second youngest player to win the green jacket.

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 Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the 14th hole at the Masters in Augusta, Ga.

Masters: Spieth stumbles, but leads by four shots

Young Texan led by as many as seven strokes but a late double bogey brought him back to the field.

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 Phil Mickelson celebrates a long birdie putt on the 16th hole in third round play of the Masters at Augusta, Ga.

Masters: Stars make themselves heard

Woods, Mickelson, McIlroy climb back into the picture despite Spieth setting 54-hole scoring record.

2 months ago


China rules golf courses out of bounds

Two-thirds of its fairways were allegedly built in violation of a moratorium, and Beijing is no longer willing to look the other way.

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 Jordan Spieth holds up his ball after putting out on the 18th hole after his second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday in Augusta, Ga. Spieth shot a 6-under 66 in the second round and is 14-under after two rounds.

Gerry Dulac: It's hard not to like Jordan Spieth

The best part about the 21-year-old, who is carving up the competition at the Masters, has nothing to do with his game.

2 months ago


 Jordan Spieth and Ben Crenshaw of the United States wait together during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia.

Masters: Hard not to like Jordan Spieth

He’s a genuinely nice kid. Courteous. Humble. Good-natured. Respectful. Everyone who plays with him says the same thing — a joy to be

2 months ago


 Carol Semple Thompson.

Sewickley's Carol Semple Thompson joining St. Andrews

Thompson is among 14 women who are the first females to be admitted to the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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 Tiger Woods watches his approach shot on the 10th hole in the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday in Augusta, Ga.

Gerry Dulac: Short-game yips don't trouble Tiger Woods, but problems still linger

A short game that was nothing short of spectacular wasn’t enough to save Tiger Woods from shooting 1-over 73.

2 months ago


 Jordan Spieth tees off on the 18th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday.

Spieth’s two-round total of 14-under 130 breaks tournament record

Jordan Spieth shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 and set the Masters’ 36-hole scoring record to take a five-shot lead after two rounds.

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 Jordan Spieth walks off a green during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.

Jordan Spieth, 21, steals show in first round at Masters with near-record outing

Jordan Spieth’s opening round of 8-under 64 gave him a three-shot lead on four players that includes four-time major champion Ernie Els.

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 Arnold Palmer hits on the first tee for the honorary tee off before the first round of the Masters golf tournament today in Augusta, Ga.

Arnold Palmer starts 79th Masters with opening tee shot

Palmer, a four-time Masters champion, was joined on the first tee by Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player – golf’s Big Three.

2 months ago


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GOLF 2015: THE NEW GENERATION

Jordan Spieth speaks to the media after his four-stroke victory at the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.
As Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson slip from the top of the leader boards, a new group of golfers in their 20s, who grew up watching Woods, is emerging:

2015 Western Pennsylvania golf course directory

The top contenders hit it farther, attack aggressively and are as young as ever

Many pro golfers have Western Pennsylvania connections

Oakmont Country Club puts focus on 2016 U.S. Open

Jordan Spieth becomes second-youngest Masters champion



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