June 29, 2016

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Trump heads to Scotland to tend to business — and golf courses

NEW YORK — Facing questions about meager fundraising, slipping poll numbers and campaign instability, Donald Trump is tending to business — in Scotland. In his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Trump plans to check on a pair of his championship golf resorts. Some Republicans worry that the billionaire’s attention is divided Read More…

Citing Zika virus concerns, golfer Rory McIlroy opts out of Rio Olympics

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is “a risk I am unwilling to take.” “After speaking with those closest to me, I’ve come to realize that my health and my family’s health Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, June 20

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FBI to release Orlando shooting transcripts Parts of the conversations between the gunman within the Pulse gay nightclub and police negotiators will be made public. 2. Number of refugees reaches record 65.3 million The UN blames persecution Read More…

U.S. Open: Dustin Johnson fights off tough field, possibility of a penalty hanging over his head to win his first major title

OAKMONT, Pa. — Dustin Johnson had everything going his way Sunday in the U.S. Open. He was playing the best golf on the toughest course. He had a two-shot lead on the back nine at Oakmont. He even got a huge break on a ruling that allowed him to escape deep rough, the kind of Read More…

Rain goes away, but not Shane: Non-major winner Lowry withstands weather, tough course, penalty to lead U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. — Stalled by rain, the U.S. Open is almost back on schedule. And when another marathon day finally ended Saturday with Shane Lowry of Ireland atop the leaderboard at Oakmont, it was more chaotic than ever. None of the six players who remained under par has won a major championship. Lee Westwood and Read More…

Johnson leading at U.S. Open a year after collapse

OAKMONT, Pa. — One year after Dustin Johnson let the U.S. Open slip away from him at Chambers Bay, he drove his way to the top of the leaderboard Friday at Oakmont. Immaculate from tee-to-green, Johnson endured a marathon day of 36 holes with a game that makes him look tough to beat. He didn’t Read More…

U.S. Open: Unknown Andrew Landry leads at 3 under after rain-shortened first day at Oakmont

OAKMONT, Pa. — Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn’t keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration. Just not the kind anyone expected. Defending champion Jordan Spieth, who had spent five days preparing on the firm and fiery greens of Oakmont, posed over a wedge into the 17th that landed behind the hole, Read More…

U.S. Open: Defending champ Jordan Spieth’s streak of great play in majors to be tested at difficult Oakmont

OAKMONT, Pa. — Jordan Spieth feels confident about his game, typical talk from most top players going into a major. Unlike so many others at this U.S. Open, however, Spieth speaks from experience. Not since Tiger Woods a decade ago has anyone had this kind of run in golf’s biggest events. From the time he Read More…

U.S. Open: Oakmont still scary tough, even to today’s players

U.S. Open courses have a way of getting into a player’s head before the tournament even starts. Chambers Bay was a mystery last year. The links-styled course built from a sand-and-gravel pit off Puget Sound had been open for only nine years, and no one knew what to expect. Curiosity gives way to grave concern Read More…

Jason Day shows why he’s No. 1: Wire-to-wire win at The Players Championship is his seventh title in last 10 months

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Jason Day wanted to win The Players Championship so badly that he wasn’t going to let anything stop him. Not the super slick greens that nearly derailed him Saturday. Not the three muffed chips that turned a potential birdie into an unsettling bogey as he made the turn Sunday. And Read More…