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Michelle Wie drops out of U.S. Women’s Open with ailing wrist issue

Wie, who has been on the sidelines for most of the year dealing with a persistent wrist injury, has withdrawn from next week’s U.S. Women’s Open. “While I’m making progress with my recovery, I have decided to withdraw from the US Women’s Open,” Wie said in a statement. “It was a difficult decision to make because the US Open was one that I was looking forward to playing in all year, but my recovery and health is the priority.”

15 Incredible Golf Course Homes Around the World

Is your backyard currently in a state of utter disrepair because your clever idea about installing your own putting green turned into a valuable lesson about how the job of a greenskeeper is a lot harder than it looks? Whether you’re a retiree who finally has the time for nine holes a day or just the sort of enthusiast who wants to live right next to the big green spaces you love, there’s a variety of beautiful options for homes that are right on or right next to top tier golf courses — in the U.S. and abroad. New Seabury, Massachusetts, is home to two of New England’s finest golf courses — the Ocean and the Dunes — but this 13-room house is situated on the Ocean.

Game review: ‘Everybody’s Golf VR’: Franchise’s immersive debut is fun to play

Game review: ‘Everybody’s Golf VR’: Franchise’s immersive debut is fun to play Parents need to know that Everybody’s Golf VR is a virtual reality golf simulation game available exclusively for the PlayStation 4’s PSVR hardware. The game offers regular encouragement to players to continue practicing and improving their skills, including positive reinforcement when the player does well. The game does have a bit of a learning curve for both gamers and golfers alike, as both need to make adjustments for playing in a virtual environment. Parents should also make sure to take extra precautions to keep kids (or adults) from hurting themselves or damaging property while moving and swinging in a limited

Golf highlights: Jordan Spieth returns to form but it’s Tony Finau who leads the way at Charles Schwab Challenge

PGA Tour leaderboard Jordan Spieth offered further evidence that he is returning to peak form with a five under par 65 on the opening day of the Charles Schwab Challenge. Spieth, a three-time major winner, was joint third at last week’s US PGA Championship for his first top 10 since last summer’s Open at Carnoustie and his best finish in more than year. The 25-year-old is renowned for his efficiency on the greens and he put in a career-best performance in strokes gained in putting (5.5), sinking everything inside 15 feet, to sit one shot behind overnight leader Tony Finau.

Pfeifer and Lubischer medal at state golf

Humphrey St. Francis senior Gabriel Pfeifer and sophomore Jack Lubischer ended the 2019 season among the top 15 players at the state tournament on Wednesday at Lake Maloney Golf Course in North Platte. Both golfers qualified for the state tournament in…

Parel on top after first round of Senior PGA

Scott Parel, looking to shake off the disappointment of a seven-hole playoff loss last month, leads the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship by one stroke after the opening round Thursday in Rochester, N.Y. Parel opened with a 4-under-par 66 at Oak Hill Country Club, giving him a one-shot edge on Ken Tanigawa, Marco Dawson and South Africa’s Retief Goosen.

Parel shoots 66 to lead wind-altered Senior PGA Championship

Scott Parel took advantage of ideal scoring conditions Thursday morning to shoot a 4-under 66 and take the first-round lead in the weather-delayed Senior PGA Championship. The gusting afternoon wind, which buffeted flags and shook hospitality tents across Oak Hill Country Club’s East Course, hadn’t yet fully arrived when Parel closed with birdies on the par-4 17th and 18th. Retief Goosen, Marco Dawson and Ken Tanigawa were a stroke back.

Burroughs’ Melcher falls short in advancing to state tournament

It proved to be a magnificent season for Lincoln Melcher. Likely one the Burroughs High boys’ golfer won’t forget. Melcher is already looking ahead to next year after his freshman campaign culminated in an appearance in the CIF/Southern California Golf Assn. Southern California Boys’ Championship. Melcher’s bid to advance to the CIF State Championship came up short after he carded a two-over-par 72 to tie for 25th at Brookside Golf Course No. 1 on Thursday.

Song, Nordqvist, Law tied atop Pure Silk Championship

Jennifer Song, Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist and England’s Bronte Law each shot 6-under-par 65 on Thursday to share a one-stroke lead atop a crowded leaderboard at the Pure Silk Championship in Williamsburg, Va. Five players, led by world No. 8 Brooke Henderson of Canada, shot 66 at the River Course at Kingsmill Resort to share fourth place. American Angel Yin is another stroke back to hold ninth alone, with a crowd of 19 — including world No. 2 Minjee Lee of Australia and No. 5 Nasa Hataoka of Japan — tied for 10th at 3 under.

Fresh off regional drama, LSU men’s golf team heading to Arkansas for NCAA tourney

The LSU men’s golf team likes the drama. Hey, it worked for them in 2015. That year, the Tigers overcame an 11-shot deficit on the final day of their regional to snare the last transfer spot into the NCAA championship tournament. A championship the Tigers eventually won for their fifth golf national title and first since 1955. Last week at Stanford, LSU came from three back of Ole Miss on the final day of the regional to nip the Rebels by one stroke. It is the third time under coach Chuck Winstead that LSU has advanced to the NCAA Championships by a single shot. “Regionals are a challenge,” Winstead said. “But I like my guys. “If they get going, they can play with anyone.” LSU starts playing

Finau leads, Spieth one back at Charles Schwab

Tony Finau produced a blistering 6-under-par 64 on Thursday to take the early lead at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, with local favorite Jordan Spieth lurking close behind. Tied for fourth is a cluster of nine players at 3 under, including Jason Dufner and Jimmy Walker. Mexico’s Abraham Ancer is among eight others at 2 under.

Why Blessings could make Oklahoma State feel at home

Last year, Oklahoma State made the most of its home-course advantage, winning the NCAA title in front of hordes of its own fans at Karsten Creek. “It’s got some similarities to Karsten Creek, which I think is a good thing for us,” Oklahoma State junior Viktor Hovland said of Blessings Golf Club. Like Karsten Creek, Blessings is a big ballpark, a par-72 layout playing at 7,550 yards.