August 1, 2015

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British Open focus on Jordan Spieth as he goes for third leg of Grand Slam

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — There was no escaping Jordan Spieth even before he arrived Monday at St. Andrews to resume his pursuit of the Grand Slam. Behind the practice range, one British television network talked to any player willing to stop. After a few gratuitous questions about the weather (cool and cloudy) and the Old Read More…

In Gee Chun closes strong, wins U.S. Open on first try

LANCASTER, Pa. — In Gee Chun’s modest goal for her first U.S. Women’s Open was to enjoy every new experience. Boy, did she enjoy herself. The 20-year-old South Korean stormed from behind, posting birdies on four of the last seven holes to rally for an unlikely one-stroke victory Sunday. Chun shot a 4-under 66 in Read More…

Avon Lake’s Schroeder misses cut, but gains confidence at U.S. Women’s Open

It’s not often the journey between winning a high school golf state championship and beginning your collegiate career includes a stop at the U.S. Women’s Open, but Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder believes only good things can come out of the experience. “The things I learned this weekend will help me in the future,” Schroeder said. Read More…

U.S. Women’s Open: Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder birdies No. 18, shoots solid 73, looks to make cut today

Niki Schroeder hadn’t made a birdie all day — unusual for the state champion from Avon Lake who’s headed to Ohio State in the fall. “I definitely noticed,” she said. She was facing the hardest hole on the Old Course at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club, the uphill, 422-yard No. 18 that produced as many double Read More…

Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder preparing to play against best golfers in world this week at U.S. Women’s Open

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Niki Schroeder’s Monday began with a practice round alongside her favorite professional golfer, Paula Creamer, and an opening tee shot struck with some 300 fans staring at her. “I hit it down the middle,” said Schroeder, a recent Avon Lake graduate, “so I was OK.” Welcome to the U.S. Women’s Open, kid. Be sure to Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, June 22

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Greece braces for tough talks Eurozone leaders meet in Brussels, and markets surge on hopes of a deal, as the clock runs down on the nation’s chances of avoiding an exit from the euro. 2. Taliban suicide Read More…

U.S. Open: Jordan Spieth last man standing after Dustin Johnson three-putts 18, claims first two majors of season

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Jordan Spieth is halfway home to the Grand Slam, a prize only three of the biggest names in modern golf have ever chased. And he still can’t believe how he got there. Spieth won the U.S. Open in a heart-stopper Sunday with a turn of events even more wild than the Read More…

U.S. Open: Another major disappointment for Dustin Johnson

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Dustin Johnson had his baby in his arms, a smile of sorts frozen on his face. There would be plenty of time later to sort through the pain and the what-ifs. Still in shock from the events of a few moments earlier, he walked from the 18th green, holding little Tatum, Read More…

U.S. Open: Four tied for lead heading into final round

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — The toughest test in golf met one tough player Saturday at the U.S. Open. Jason Day had every reason to withdraw when he collapsed on the final hole of his second round with a nasty bout of vertigo. He gave it his best shot under the stiffest conditions yet at Chambers Read More…

U.S. Open: Jason Day fights through vertigo, shares lead

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Never has Jason Day played so well feeling so miserably. “I said to him, ‘They might make a movie about that round.’ It was pretty impressive,” Day’s caddie Colin Swatton said. “It was up there with Tiger Woods playing with a broken leg and winning the U.S. Open. It’s pretty impressive.” Read More…