12:02 PM ET Phil Mickelson will not need to qualify for the U.S. Open after all. The five-time major champion, who grew up in the San Diego area near the venue for this year’s championship, Torrey Pines, accepted a special exemption from the United States Golf Association on Friday to play in the 121st U.S.
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8:13 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. It has been 13 years since three-time U.S. Women’s Open winner Annika Sorenstam played a United States Golf Association event. But
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8:58 PM ET The women’s golf NCAA regional in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was abruptly canceled Wednesday before the tournament even started. NCAA committee representative Brad Hurlbut walked down the stairs at LSU’s University Club and announced to players and coaches that the golf course was playable, but was not championship-level playable due to rain and
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4:37 PM ET Jordan Spieth, who is making his first start since the Masters at his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson tournament this week, disclosed Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago. Spieth, who won the Valero Texas Open on April 2 for his first PGA Tour victory in three-plus years, said he
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5:19 PM ET Hideki Matsuyama is making his first start since winning the Masters last month, looking to regain the form that saw him become the first Japanese male golfer to win a major championship. There was little time for Matsuyama to work on his game as he went home to Japan immediately following his
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Amy Bockerstette became the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a national collegiate athletic championship. Bockerstette, 22, teed off Monday at the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla., representing Phoenix’s Paradise Valley Community College. A Special Olympian in Arizona, Bockerstette catapulted
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3:59 PM ET World No. 1 Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament, citing knee discomfort. Johnson made the announcement Monday. He last played in the Valspar Championship from April 29 to May 2, finishing 48th. “It is with deepest regret that I must withdraw from this week’s AT&T Byron
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8:27 PM ET Associated Press JUNO BEACH, Fla. — Austin Eckroat and Pierceson Coody got the United States off to a fast start, and Cole Hammer and Stewart Hagestad finished off Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup. Ricky Castillo won again, too, and the Americans took five of the 10 afternoon singles matches
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7:31 AM ET Ariya Jutanugarn finally got her hands on the Honda LPGA Thailand title after 14 years of trying on Sunday, beating compatriot Atthaya Thitikul by one stroke in a dramatic finish to the $1.6 million tournament. Having hit a ninth birdie at the 18th hole to sign for a flawless 63, the 25-year-old
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It’s become a theme in 2021, star players ending surprisingly long victory droughts. Jordan Spieth (Valero Texas Open), Hideki Matsuyama (Masters), Lydia Ko (Lotte Championship), Brooke Henderson (Hugel-Air Premia LA Open) and Hyo Joo Kim (HSBC Women’s World Championship) all have found themselves champions again after long waits to regain their winning form. On Sunday
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1:27 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bryson DeChambeau had an early wake-up alarm set for Saturday morning. Very early. Even by the standards of an 8:10 a.m. tee time. That’s because DeChambeau began the day in Dallas — where he went Friday afternoon after believing he had missed the 36-hole cut at the Wells Fargo
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11:32 AM ET Associated Press PATTAYA, Thailand — Patty Tavatanakit struggled on the front nine but will take a one-shot lead over fellow Thai Atthaya Thitikul and German Caroline Masson into final round of the LPGA Thailand tournament. Tavatanakit recovered from her slow start to shoot a 2-under 70 in the third round at Siam
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