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Koepkas, Watson, Holmes commit to Zurich Classic

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The field for the 2019 Zurich Classic continues to add big names. Brooks Koepka, the world’s No. 3-ranked golfer and reigning U.S. Open champion, has committed to play the New Orleans-based tournament again this year with his brother Chase, now a member of the European Tour. Tournament officials announced the additions this week after earlier commitments from Bubba Watson and J.B. Holmes, who will team again at this year’s tournament, were revealed. Australian star Adam Scott makes his Classic debut, teamed with fan favorite, Jason Day. Both have been ranked #1 in the world and are major championship winners. Day has claimed 12 PGA Tour titles, including the 2015 PGA Championship.

Kid Rock tees it up with Trump in ridiculously patriotic gear

Kid Rock’s golf game has been on a roll lately. Earlier this month the 48-year-old musician made his first hole-in-one – while playing with Jack Nicklaus … maybe you’ve heard of him. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, that’s a pretty notable couple of rounds.

Lahiri slips as Casey and Johnson set up a thriller at Valspar

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri slid to Tied 57th after a birdie-less third round even as Paul Casey, bidding for back-to-back titles at the Valspar Championships, opened up a narrow one-shot lead. As a dramatic finish beckoned the tournament, Lahiri slipped on the third day. After grinding out 70-71 on first two days for a creditable T-23rd, he had no birdies on the third day and ended with a 4-over 75 that saw him fall to Tied-57th. Yet a solid and low final round could fetch him a finish in 30s. The world’s best player, Dustin Johnson (67) playing two groups ahead of Casey, birdied the 18th, the last of the three-hole closing stretch called the Snake Pit’, to get to eight-under. A little later

Wealthy clients like golf star Justin Rose worry about this, too

Just because Mandell Crawley’s clients may have considerable wealth, doesn’t mean they aren’t worried about the same things less well-off people are when it comes to financial planning. “Longevity risk is a big issue,” Crawley, who is head of Morgan Stanley’s private wealth management, told Yahoo Finance. Clients are most worried about ensuring their wealth survives their lifespan but also investing in a way to take care of future generations, Crawley said.

Grand Island family revives community’s golf course

It was going to take a lot of work to turn a weed-filled chunk of land back into a golf course, but it was an opportunity that Mike Wieck couldn’t pass up. The Fonner View Golf Course in Grand Island had been closed for about two years and was on the verge of being turned into a residential development when Wieck decided to buy it. Wieck, who works in land leveling, was asked by the course’s previous owner to start moving dirt to make way for houses. “It was out of the blue,” he told the Grand Island Independent about the decision to purchase the business.

Yu Liu shoots 7-under 65 to take 1-shot lead in Founder Cup

Liu shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Ciganda into the final round at low-scoring Desert Ridge, while Park struggled with bogeys and missed birdie chances to drop four shots behind, ”I’m not very comfortable and not very used to playing in the last group,” said Liu, the 23-year-old Chinese player in her second year on the tour, ”I’ve had two experiences before and I didn’t do very well. Today was definitely a turnaround. Liu played the final four holes in 4 under, making an eagle on the par-5 15th and birdieing the last two to reach 19-under 197 in the event that honors the 13 women who founded the LPGA Tour.

China’s Liu storms to one-shot lead at LPGA Founders Cup

China’s Liu Yu had seven birdies and an eagle in a seven-under par 65 on Saturday to seize a one-shot lead over Carlota Ciganda in the LPGA Founders Cup. Liu, who shared the overnight lead with world number one Park Sung-hyun, was four-under over her last four holes — with an eagle at the par-five 15th and back-to-back birdies to finish — to overtake Spain’s Ciganda with a 54-hole total of 19-under 197 at the Wildfire Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona. Ciganda had roared up the leaderboard with a blemish-free nine-under par 63 — playing her last five holes in five-under with a birdie at 14 followed by an eagle at 15 and birdies at 16 and 18.

Founders Cup personifies LPGA’s inspiring new Drive On campaign

When Shirley Spork thinks of the words “Drive On,” she first thinks about it quite literally. She thinks about the actual road trips that she and the other founders of the LPGA had to take just to participate in the sport they loved. “We drove 4,000 miles a year just to play the game,” Spork said.  Since the LPGA was founded in 1950, women’s golf has grown and progressed. The tour’s new promotion wants to highlight that, while still clearly looking to the future. The Drive On brand campaign was announced Wednesday morning, ahead of the 2019 Bank of Hope Founders Cup at the Wildfire Golf Club in Phoenix. A main part of the campaign was a 45-second video, which golfers on the tour saw twice in

Casey clings to one-shot PGA lead over No. 1 Johnson

Defending champion Paul Casey clung to a one-stroke lead over top-ranked Dustin Johnson despite a closing bogey in Saturday’s third round of the US PGA Tour Valspar Championship. The 41-year-old Englishman missed a 14-foot par putt at the par-4 18th and settled for a bogey and a three-under par 68. Casey stood on nine-under 204 after 54 holes at the Innisbrook Resort Copperhead course in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Justin Lower owns third-round lead at Louisiana Open

BROUSSARD — Justin Lower is playing some of the best golf in his life. Over his past seven competitive rounds, Lower has shot an astounding 44-under par. That includes a bogey-free, 7-under 64 to grab a two-shot lead after the third round of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open at Le Triomphe Country Club. That 7-under was tied for the day’s best with Matt Gellerman and put Lower ahead of Ben Kohles and Vince Covello, who are tied at 16-under. Vince Covello, the leader after the first round of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open, continued his success on Friday at Le Triomphe by shooting a… “I’m just trying to take it a shot at a time to be honest with you,” Lower said. “It’s the calmest I’ve ever been for

Casey holds 1-shot lead over Johnson at Innisbrook

The final hour changed the dynamics of the Valspar Championship, just not the lead. On a Saturday at Innisbrook that began with all 70 players who made the cut still very much in the mix, Casey surged to a three-shot lead until a bogey on the 18th hole…

Casey holds 1-shot lead over Johnson at Innisbrook

The final hour changed the dynamics of the Valspar Championship, just not the lead. On a Saturday at Innisbrook that began with all 70 players who made the cut still very much in the mix, Casey surged to a three-shot lead until a bogey on the 18th hole…