August 30, 2015

Elyria
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The Morning Hit–8/17/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online so you don’t have to fend for yourself. Enough with the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Finally his Day. Jason Day held off Jordan Spieth yesterday to win the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, and headline writers around the world Read More…

PGA Championship: Jason Day turns in nearly flawless round to hold off Jordan Spieth, win first major

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Given a third straight chance to finally win a major, Jason Day promised a fight to the finish in the PGA Championship. Turns out the biggest fight was to hold back the tears. Worried that this year might turn out to be a major failure, Day never gave Jordan Spieth or anyone Read More…

Day about to dawn at PGA Championship? Jason Day has lead in another major, but Jordan Spieth right there again

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Three times this year, Jason Day has gone into the final round of a major with his name atop the leaderboard. Twice this year, Jordan Spieth has posed with the trophy. The two hottest golfers face off in the final group of the final major of the year at the PGA Championship Read More…

High school golf: Demons keep rolling at Elyria Pioneer Invitational

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ELYRIA — Westlake was in a perfect position for a letdown Wednesday at the Elyria Pioneer Invitational but the Demons are determined to let that happen. Westlake senior Patrick Steffen and junior Jules Blakely led the field with 1-over 71s as the Demons finished with team score of 292 to win the 16-team event at Read More…

Boys golf: Alex Csizmadia and Zach Schuster lead way as Elyria shakes off slow start to season, wins Keystone Invite

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GRAFTON — After starting the year with a couple of underwhelming performances, Elyria was looking for a confidence boost. It found one Tuesday at Indian Hollow Lake Golf Course. Alex Csizmadia led the Pioneers with a 6-over 77 and teammate Zach Schuster shot a 79 as the Pioneers won the Keystone Invitational with a team Read More…

Boys golf: Team mentality helps Westlake get another win

OBERLIN — Westlake’s toughest competition Monday at the Amherst Comet Invitational was itself. Jules Blakely recovered from a triple bogey on his second hole of the day to shoot a 1-under 71 and take medalist honors, while Nick Wilson rebounded from five bogeys with an equal number of birdies to shoot an even-par 72 as Read More…

Rory McIlroy ready for PGA, says ankle injury not a problem

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Rory McIlroy says he’s 100 percent and his game appears to be in order. He was talking about golf, not soccer. McIlroy played another practice round Monday for the PGA Championship and declared himself ready to go at Whistling Straits. The world’s No. 1 player injured ligaments in his left ankle the Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Shane Lowry saves his best saves for last round on the way to the biggest win of his career

AKRON — Shane Lowry began daydreaming Sunday morning about lifting the Bridgestone Invitational trophy on the 18th green, and then he would quickly return to reality because he knew there was a long day ahead with world-class players all around him. Turns out he was right. He just never could have dreamed how it unfolded. Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Justin Rose ends birdie drought in big way with a 63, moves into first-place tie with Jim Furyk

AKRON — Justin Rose never lost belief that he was playing well even as he went 30 consecutive holes without making a birdie in the Bridgestone Invitational. The streak ended on his first hole Saturday. And he kept right on going. Rose had a good start and a strong closing kick with three birdies over Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Jim Furyk opens four-shot lead

AKRON — Jim Furyk is two rounds away from erasing a couple of bad memories at Firestone. Even with a bogey on his last hole for the second straight day, Furyk did plenty right Friday in the Bridgestone Invitational for another 4-under 66 that gave him a four-shot lead going into the weekend of this Read More…