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Brooke Henderson tees off pro golf career

By Gord Holder on in Golf News.

Brooke Henderson packed up her Grade 12 school books Thursday afternoon and headed off to join the LPGA tour as a professional. The pride of Smiths Falls announced Thursday that she was setting her sights on the LPGA tour. “This is a real exciting day for me. I’m turning pro and starting to live the dream… Read more »

Tiger Woods still hasn’t swung a club, but his back feels stronger

By Associated Press on in Golf News.

Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club. Woods said Monday his strength has returned from “busting my butt in the gym pretty hard” and he is on schedule to resume competition in December. But he still hasn’t hit a golf ball since… Read more »

Eighth isn’t enough for Fritsch

By Ken Warren on in Golf News.

Brad Fritsch delivered the best result of his PGA career on Sunday, but after falling just short of securing his spot on the PGA Tour next year, he couldn’t help but wonder what might have been. “I didn’t quite have it (Sunday),” the golfing pride of Manotick said in a telephone interview after shooting an… Read more »

Brooke Henderson finishes top 10 in U.S. Open; top amateur

By Gord Holder on in Golf News.

Something seems to come over Brooke Henderson in the final round of a golf tournament. She just seems able to rise to the occasion. The 16-year-old, at one point, at three under and tied for fifth, hit her only double bogey of the Open at Pinehurst, to finish at one-under, tied for 10th and the… Read more »

Martin Kaymer goes wire to wire in dominant U.S. Open win

By Associated Press on in Golf News.

The U.S. Open trophy Martin Kaymer won Sunday was all he needed to prove he was anything but a one-hit wonder in the majors and that the two years he spent trying to build a complete game were worth all the doubt that followed him. As he set it down on the table, Kaymer rubbed… Read more »

The new look at Pinehurst: Good scores as Martin Kaymer shoots 65 to seize US Open lead

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press on in Golf News.

Three days of practice at the new Pinehurst No. 2 was enough to make Martin Kaymer believe this would be the same old U.S. Open. So when he walked off the course on the eve of golf’s toughest test and was asked what he would take for a score at the end of the week,… Read more »

Robert Mustard, Tom Hossfeld win match-play golf titles

By Gord Holder on in Golf News.

Rivermead’s Robert Mustard defeated Rideau View’s Justin de Vroome 5-and-4 to claim the Ottawa Valley Golf Association men’s match-play championship at Greensmere on Wednesday. Mustard had defeated Greensmere’s Jason D’Angelo 4-and-3 in the semifinals, while de Vroome had downed Kanata’s Steve Houle 1-up. Tom Hossfeld of Hylands downed Madawaska’s Perry Freda 6-and-5 in the 55-and-older… Read more »

Tiger Woods officially pulls out of US Open at Pinehurst

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press on in Golf News.

Tiger Woods withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery that has kept him out of golf for nearly three months. It will be the second U.S. Open, and sixth major, he has missed because of injury over the last six years. The U.S. Open is June 12-15 at Pinehurst… Read more »

Crowded Colonial: Toms, Matsuyama, Campbell, Stroud share lead

By Stephen Hawkins, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on in Golf News.

David Toms felt no need to even look at the Colonial leaderboard until noticing more people with cameras suddenly watching late in his third round. “I didn’t feel like I was really relevant at the time to even look at it,” Toms said. “I knew something was going on.” Three years after the last of… Read more »

McIlroy rallies to win BMW PGA Championship

By on in Golf News.

Surrey, England ( – Rory McIlroy fired a 6-under 66 on Sunday to come from behind and win the BMW PGA Championship. McIlroy collected his sixth career title on the European Tour at 14-under-par 274. It was his first victory on tour since the 2012 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. “It’s been 18 months since… Read more »