August 28, 2015

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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…

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…

With grand slam shot gone, Spieth gears up for next major

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jordan Spieth headed home from a grueling week at the British Open with history on his mind and another major in his future. Next up is the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. And if the Grand Slam is no longer in play, there’s still plenty out there. “I don’t know how Read More…

Flat-out good: Former Olmsted Falls resident Jason Dufner captures PGA Championship for first major title

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Equipped with a two-shot lead at the turn, still carrying a few scars from his PGA Championship collapse two years ago, Jason Dufner never showed signs of cracking. No one expected anything else from a player whose popularity comes from his flat-line personality. He merely waved to the gallery when he shot Read More…

PGA Championship: Steady veteran shoots 68 on day course turns tough, leads Jason Dufner by one

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PITTSFORD, N.Y. — The final moments Saturday at Oak Hill brought out more emotion as big putts kept falling in the PGA Championship, with one big difference. These putts were for par. Jim Furyk, after a 3-wood struck so poorly off the 18th tee that he couldn’t have reached the green even if he had Read More…

Adam Scott, Jim Furyk go low on good-scoring day, share PGA lead after 5-under 65s; Tiger Woods stumbles in with 71

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Adam Scott began the final major of the year with a tee shot deep into the trees. He ended the opening round of the PGA Championship by having to gouge out of deep rough. It was the golf in between that was some of the best he has ever played, even for Read More…

Rory McIlroy eager to defend his PGA Championship title, despite season-long slump

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — The curls no longer spilled from under his cap, a big change for Rory McIlroy. Prompted to reveal the rest of his free haircut, he removed his hat and wild brown locks sprang to life. “Still a little bit on the top,” he said Wednesday with an easy smile. Only then did Read More…