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Michelle Wie enters KPMG Women’s PGA bolstered by confidence

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. – Hope never dies with Michelle Wie. She’s the great curiosity of the LPGA, mostly because no one in the women’s game has experienced more extremes. Wie comes into the year’s second major riding a subtle hot streak, with four top-4 finishes in her last five events.

David Leadbetter, Wie’s longtime swing instructor who is like a second dad, made a daring statement in the shadows of Olympia Field’s palatial clubhouse: “There’s no doubt in my mind she’s going to win soon.”……………Read More

Golf – Brilliant Ariya on top of world with Manulife Classic win

Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn drained a 25-foot birdie putt to win the Manulife LPGA Classic in a three-way playoff, guaranteeing her ascent to the world number one ranking. Her dramatic win at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ontario came after Lexi Thompson stumbled with four bogeys on the back nine which saw a four-shot lead evaporate. On the first playoff hole, Thompson looked to have recovered her composure when she crushed a long tee shot 50 yards further than Ariya and South Korea’s Chun In-Gee………….Read More

Jason Dufner dropped his putter for his caddie to pick up, and Twitter was not amused

Jason Dufner was in the mix for his first PGA Tour win since January 2016 at the CareerBuilder Challenge until his putter went cold early into Sunday’s final round of the RBC Heritage. But when he made bogey on No. 5 (the same par-5 hole on which he scored an eagle a day earlier), the stone-faced Dufner did his version of a mic drop — and it did not go over well on Twitter…………..Read More

A Load on His Mind: How will Jordan Spieth come back from last year’s Masters disaster?

Joan Chittenden has attended more than 50 Masters, but last year was the first time she cut out early. A spunky, silver-haired Augusta native, Chittenden, 80, was seated in a chair behind the 12th tee last Masters Sunday, as she has religiously done on most Masters Sundays since 1959. But last year she saw something that unnerved her. When Jordan Spieth, leading by one, splashed two balls into Rae’s Creek short of the green and carded a quadruple-bogey 7, it was too much to bear……………Read More