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Jeannette's Miller claims another amateur golf title

Katie Miller won the Pennsylvania Women’s Amateur golf championship with come-from-behind victory; Semple Thompson add senior division

1 week ago


Aussie has clubhouse lead in U.S. Amateur qualifying

Four-time Mid-Amateur champion Nathan Smith of Pittsburgh will miss the cut.

2 weeks ago


 Jason Day celebrates with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship Sunday at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wis.

Jason Day wins 1st major with final round 67 at PGA Championship

A year of major heartache ended with Jason Day breaking through in a major way Sunday at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

2 weeks ago


 Jason Day hits off the seventh tee in the second round of the PGA Championship Friday at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wis.

PGA Championship: Day, round put on hold

A thunderstorm halts play late afternoon at Whistling Straits with two Australians tied for the lead at 9 under.

2 weeks ago


 Dustin Johnson is in a familiar position as the early round leader in a major after a 66 Thursday in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

PGA Championship: Johnson on top early again

Dustin Johnson was in the lead Thursday after the opening round of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

2 weeks ago


 United States’ Jordan Spieth, left, and his caddie Michael Greller after finishing the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Monday, July 20, 2015.

Gene Collier: Can you imagine the hype had Spieth been shooting for grand slam?

The hype meters would have gone off the charts if Jordan Spieth were in position to win golf’s first grand slam this weekend.

2 weeks ago


 Tiger Woods hits a drive on the second hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisc.

PGA Championship: He’s still Tiger

Tiger Woods knows the concept of going through a transition, just not the numbers associated with this one.

3 weeks ago


 Dustin Johnson steps up to putt in the Bridgestone Invitational last week. Johnson will not be able to ground his club in the same bunker at Whistling Straits that cost him in the 2010 PGA Championship as it has been covered up by a viewing area. The PGA Championship returns to the Wisconsin course along Lake Michigan next week.

As Dustin Johnson knows, players must watch out for bunkers at Whistling Straits

The “Dustin Johnson bunker” will be a memory when the PGA Championship returns to Whistling Straitsfor the first time in five years.

3 weeks ago


 Dustin Johnson hits off the third tee in the third round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Saturday in Akron, Ohio.

PGA Championship: Dustin Johnson returns to site of early heartbreak

The previous time Johnson played in the PGA at Whistling Straits, a 2-stroke penalty on the 72nd hole cost him chance to get into a playoff.

3 weeks ago


North/South/East/West Xtra: Rainy period hurts golf courses

From player demand to course damage, the heavy rainfall earlier this summer had its effect on play.

3 weeks ago


 In this July 20, 2015, file photo, Jordan Spieth reacts after missing with a chip shot on the 15th hole during the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. Spieth, whose Grand Slam bid ended at the British Open by one shot, wants to treat his final six events of the season as if he were starting over. He plays the Bridgestone Invitational this week in Akron, Ohio, and next week at the PGA Championship can become the first player to sweep the American majors.

A lot left for Jordan Spieth in 2015

With Grand Slam talk behind him, Spieth seeks a strong finish, eyes PGA Championship among others.

4 weeks ago


 Inbee Park picked up seven strokes in her final 12 holes to win the Women's British Open Sunday in Turnberry, Scotland.

No. 1 Park overtakes rookie for British title

Inbee Park won yet another women’s golf major Sunday in Scotland.

1 month ago


Shields overcomes heat and late-round glitches to win Tri-State PGA championship

Kevin Shields holds on to win the Tri-State PGA championship by one shot Tuesday at Valley Brook Country Club.

1 month ago


Tony Traci leads Tri-State PGA tournament after first round

Traci builds one-shot lead over five others after first first round of Tri-State PGA.

1 month ago


After concussion, Rodgers just glad to play in West Penn Open last week

Dan Rodgers couldn’t play golf for almost a month after getting struck in the head a with ball. The West Penn Open marked his return.

1 month ago


 Mike Van Sickle won the 2015 West Penn Open.

Van Sickle shows maturity in West Penn Open win

Van Sickle wins the West Penn Open for second time in the past three years..

1 month ago


 Mike Van Sickle had to overcome what he called a rocky start Tuesday at Westmoreland Country Club to take the lead in the West Penn Open.

Van Sickle claims lead in West Penn Open

Mike Van Sickle had trouble putting early on, but recovered to top the field after two rounds at Westmoreland Country Club.

1 month ago


 Zach Johnson kisses the Claret Jug after winning the British Open on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff, claims his second major title

Johnson edged Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman; Jordan Spieth missed the playoff by a stroke.

1 month ago


 Jordan Spieth hits his drive on the 18th hole in the third round of the British Open Sunday in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Spieth, amateur chase history

Jordan Spieth comes back from a frustrating start. However, a young amateur name Paul Dunne is in the lead heading to the final round.

1 month ago


 Dustin Johnson leaves the 10th tee under an umbrella Friday as rain picks back up in the second round of the British Open in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Watson departs; Johnson in lead

Tom Watson says goodbye to the British Open, while horrible weather says hello.

1 month ago


 Americans Jordan Spieth, left, and Dustin Johnson speak before playing from the 15th tee during the first round of the British Open at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Dustin Johnson leads after 1st round of British Open

Johnson finished 7-under par at St. Andrews on Thursday, but U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth is only two shots behind.

1 month ago


West Xtra: West Allegheny grad tops the field in U.S. Amateur golf qualifier

Garrett Browning’s familiarity with the Quicksilver course helped him dominate at last week’s U.S. Amateur sectional qualifier.

1 month ago


 Tom Watson signs autographs after a practice round at St. Andrews this week. Watson begins his final British Open today.

British Open: Watson feeling sad but his pride reigns

Five-time Open winner tom Watson knows end is near, reflects on people, memories.

1 month ago


 Tiger Woods drives off the 10th tee in a practice round Monday at the Old Course at St. Andrews before the start of the British Open in Scotland.

British Open: All attention on Spieth at St. Andrews

No. 2 golfer in world rankings begins preparations for quest for third major title of the year.

1 month ago


Golf notebook: Looking back on a trail blazed 25 years ago

Susan Tanto’s efforts helped form the Keystone Public Golf Association, an organization of public courses around the state.

1 month ago


 Amy Yang sank four consecutive birdies in the second round of the U.S. Women’s Open Friday in Lancaster, Pa., finishing the round with a 4-under 66.

Yang shoots 66 for 3-shot lead

Amy Yang rolled in four consecutive birdies in a round of 4-under 66 Friday for a three-stroke lead after two rounds.

1 month ago


 Ji Young Oh, left, of Korea celebrates with Inbee Park of Korea yesterday after winning the 2008 U.S. Women's Open.

Major tournaments LPGA champion's focus

South Korean Inbee Park is dialed in for the U.S. Women’s Open this weekend at Lancaster Country Club.

1 month ago


 World number one Rory McIlroy, seen here walking off the second green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament on Sun., June 21, 2015 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., has ruptured a ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer less than before the start of his British Open title defense. The Northern Irish golfer gave no indication how long he would be out in the announcement Monday, July 6, 2015, on his Instagram account, only saying that he is “working hard to get back as soon as I can.”

Rory McIlroy pulls out of British Open

Ankle injury will keep world’s top player from competing, marking the first time in 61 years the defending champion is not in the field.

1 month ago


 Rory McIlroy won the British Open by two strokes last year at Royal Liverpool.

Ankle injury will keep world No. 1 McIlroy out of golf's British Open

McIlroy will be the first player to not defend his Open title since Ben Hogan in 1954.

1 month ago


 “I have treasured Oakmont since I played there for the first time when I was just 12 years old,” Arnold Palmer said.

Palmer, Nicklaus honorary chairmen of 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont

Nicklaus was just 22 when he defeated Palmer in an 18-hole playoff at Oakmont to win the 1962 U.S. Open.

1 month ago


 Top-ranked golfer Rory McIlroy released this image of him in a walking boot after injuring his ankle playing soccer.

Rory McIlroy might miss British Open with ankle injury

Top-ranked golfer “ruptures” an ankle ligament playing soccer, defending Open title at St. Andrews next week in jeopardy.

1 month ago


 The U.S. Open last month at Chambers Bay provided a memorable win for Jordan Spieth, but also a host of complains from fans, players, followers of the game and more.

Golf notebook: U.S. Open can of worms

The USGA would make things a lot easier on itself and its players if it held the U.S. Open at storied courses, not places like Chambers Bay.

1 month ago


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.

2 months ago


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.

2 months ago


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

2 months ago


 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.

2 months ago


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.

2 months ago


 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.

2 months ago


 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

2 months ago


 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.

2 months ago


 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.

2 months ago


 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 months 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.

2 months ago


 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 months 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.

2 months ago


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.

2 months ago


 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.

2 months ago


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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago


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