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With Mike Bicker, Donn Peters. <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57840112@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:54 MDT Golf: Luke Donald takes lead at RBC Heritage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840173-77/donald-lead-heritage-rbc.html.csp Hilton Head Island, S.C. • Luke Donald believes he’s got the right game on the right course — and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage. Donald had an eagle and six birdies to shoot 66 on Saturday and take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links. The Englishman has done just about everything on Harbour Town the past five times he’s played — except win. He fell in a playoff to Brandt Snedeker here in 2011, part of a run of four top-3... Hilton Head Island, S.C. • Luke Donald believes he’s got the right game on the right course — and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage. Donald had an eagle and six birdies to shoot 66 on Saturday and take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links. The Englishman has done just about everything on Harbour Town the past five times he’s played — except win. He fell in a playoff to Brandt Snedeker here in 2011, part of a run of four top-3... 57840173@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:54 MDT Golf: Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57838590-77/larrazabal-hornets-hole-lake.html.csp Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Pablo Larrazabal couldn’t believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets “three times the size of bees” began an assault. “They were huge and like 30 or 40 of them started to attack me big-time,” he said. “I didn’t know what to do. My caddie told me to run, so I start running like a crazy guy. But the hornets were still there, so the other players told me to jump in the lake.” Lee Westwood shot ... Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Pablo Larrazabal couldn’t believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets “three times the size of bees” began an assault. “They were huge and like 30 or 40 of them started to attack me big-time,” he said. “I didn’t know what to do. My caddie told me to run, so I start running like a crazy guy. But the hornets were still there, so the other players told me to jump in the lake.” Lee Westwood shot ... 57838590@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:54:50 MDT Golf: K.J. Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57837960-77/choi-round-rain-kuchar.html.csp Hilton Head Island, S.C. • K.J. Choi’s early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday. Choi shot a 67 to get to 5-under 137, one stroke ahead of Robert Allenby and two in front of a group led by former world No. 1 Luke Donald as the second round was suspended because of heavy storms. Allenby was among 65 players still on the course when the rain hit Harbour Town Golf Links. Officials delayed the round shortly before 3 p.m. and then sent everyone ho... Hilton Head Island, S.C. • K.J. Choi’s early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday. Choi shot a 67 to get to 5-under 137, one stroke ahead of Robert Allenby and two in front of a group led by former world No. 1 Luke Donald as the second round was suspended because of heavy storms. Allenby was among 65 players still on the course when the rain hit Harbour Town Golf Links. Officials delayed the round shortly before 3 p.m. and then sent everyone ho... 57837960@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:59:45 MDT Golf: Kuchar shares first-round lead at the RBC Heritage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57834564-77/kuchar-lead-round-heritage.html.csp Hilton Head Island, S.C. • There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday. Kuchar, who tied for fifth at Augusta National, shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 to share the first-round lead with Scott Langley and William McGirt. The 20-year-old Spieth tied for second behind Bubba Watson last Sunday and continued his strong play with a 69, part of a large group tied for fifth at Harbour Town Golf Links. Kuchar and Spieth both spent much o... Hilton Head Island, S.C. • There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday. Kuchar, who tied for fifth at Augusta National, shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 to share the first-round lead with Scott Langley and William McGirt. The 20-year-old Spieth tied for second behind Bubba Watson last Sunday and continued his strong play with a 69, part of a large group tied for fifth at Harbour Town Golf Links. Kuchar and Spieth both spent much o... 57834564@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:29:02 MDT Golf: Westwood takes early lead at Malaysian Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57831754-77/westwood-open-colsaerts-lead.html.csp Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the lead at storm-affected Malaysian Open. Westwood had a bogey at his first hole but birdied four of his closing five to take a one-shot lead ahead of Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium before play was suspended because of the risk of lightning. A tropical downpour in the afternoon had previously halted play for more than an hour, and 45 players in the 156-man field will have to comple... Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the lead at storm-affected Malaysian Open. Westwood had a bogey at his first hole but birdied four of his closing five to take a one-shot lead ahead of Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium before play was suspended because of the risk of lightning. A tropical downpour in the afternoon had previously halted play for more than an hour, and 45 players in the 156-man field will have to comple... 57831754@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:23:02 MDT Golf: Players Championship changes to 3-hole playoff http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57826590-77/players-playoff-championship-hole.html.csp Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. • The Players Championship is changing this year to a three-hole aggregate playoff involving the closing stretch at the TPC Sawgrass. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced the new format Wednesday. The Players Championship previously was a sudden-death playoff that began on the par-3 17th hole, famous for having an island green. Starting this year, a playoff would take place on the par-5 16th hole, the 17th, and the par-4 18th. If players are still tied, it would go... Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. • The Players Championship is changing this year to a three-hole aggregate playoff involving the closing stretch at the TPC Sawgrass. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced the new format Wednesday. The Players Championship previously was a sudden-death playoff that began on the par-3 17th hole, famous for having an island green. Starting this year, a playoff would take place on the par-5 16th hole, the 17th, and the par-4 18th. If players are still tied, it would go... 57826590@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:20:02 MDT Local holes-in-one http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822936-77/holes-iron-lake-yards.html.csp • Golf Holes in One Mountain Dell • Brig Wagstaff. No. 3 (Lake), 142 yards, 8-iron. With Morris Lewis. Rose Park • Jane Hughes. No. 1, 125 yards, 6-iron. With Natalie Ness, Marla Bankhead. • Golf Holes in One Mountain Dell • Brig Wagstaff. No. 3 (Lake), 142 yards, 8-iron. With Morris Lewis. Rose Park • Jane Hughes. No. 1, 125 yards, 6-iron. With Natalie Ness, Marla Bankhead. 57822936@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:11:01 MDT Golf: Green jacket and golden moment for Bubba Watson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817914-77/watson-masters-green-jacket.html.csp Augusta, Ga. • For all the crazy stunts Bubba Watson does for fun, the green jacket was off limits. When he won the Masters for the first time in 2012, he went to New York the next day for a media tour. He wore his green jacket walking the streets of Manhattan while going from one interview to the next one, and he was amazed by the attention it brought. No other piece of clothing in golf gets that kind of reaction. But that was the extent of it. Watson spoke about his year with the green jacket ... Augusta, Ga. • For all the crazy stunts Bubba Watson does for fun, the green jacket was off limits. When he won the Masters for the first time in 2012, he went to New York the next day for a media tour. He wore his green jacket walking the streets of Manhattan while going from one interview to the next one, and he was amazed by the attention it brought. No other piece of clothing in golf gets that kind of reaction. But that was the extent of it. Watson spoke about his year with the green jacket ... 57817914@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:24:02 MDT Holes-in-one http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817775-77/iron-yards-140-lakes.html.csp Hidden Valley. J.D. Johnson. Lakes Course. No. 7, 140 yards, 7 -iron. With John Snow, Jerry Belliston Fore Lakes. Delton R. Campbell. No. 17, 140 yards, 8-iron. With Ray Badovinatz. Fore Lakes. Paul Kooyman. No. 17, 140 yards, 9-iron. With Eldon Butters. Meadow Brook. Randy Boyd. No. 10, 169 yards, 7-iron. With Jake Boyd, Tom Kendrick and Karen Kendrick. Hidden Valley. J.D. Johnson. Lakes Course. No. 7, 140 yards, 7 -iron. With John Snow, Jerry Belliston Fore Lakes. Delton R. Campbell. No. 17, 140 yards, 8-iron. With Ray Badovinatz. Fore Lakes. Paul Kooyman. No. 17, 140 yards, 9-iron. With Eldon Butters. Meadow Brook. Randy Boyd. No. 10, 169 yards, 7-iron. With Jake Boyd, Tom Kendrick and Karen Kendrick. 57817775@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:44:02 MDT Three veterans add nostalgia to the leaderboard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57815534-77/masters-jimenez-langer-watson.html.csp Augusta, Ga. • Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples made the Masters one for the ages — the older ages for sure. The 50-somethings were good early and late at Augusta National, providing the leaderboard with a little nostalgia throughout golf’s first major. “I think it’s a statement,” Langer said. “There’s a lot of good over-50 players. We can compete at the highest level, even on a very, very long golf course like this one.” The 50-year-old Jimenez led the charge, shooting a 1... Augusta, Ga. • Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples made the Masters one for the ages — the older ages for sure. The 50-somethings were good early and late at Augusta National, providing the leaderboard with a little nostalgia throughout golf’s first major. “I think it’s a statement,” Langer said. “There’s a lot of good over-50 players. We can compete at the highest level, even on a very, very long golf course like this one.” The 50-year-old Jimenez led the charge, shooting a 1... 57815534@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:48:02 MDT Golf: Jordan Spieth finally looks his age at the Masters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57815357-77/spieth-shot-masters-green.html.csp Augusta, Ga. • As the errant shots began to pile up, Jordan Spieth swung his club angrily and spewed out his frustration for everyone to hear. “Dang it, Jordan!” he muttered while strolling down a fairway at Augusta National. Finally, after three brilliant days, the kid showed his age. A major championship will have to wait. “It stings right now,” Spieth conceded, showing the impatience of youth. The Texan is only 20, surely with a long career ahead of him. He was looking to become the youngest ... Augusta, Ga. • As the errant shots began to pile up, Jordan Spieth swung his club angrily and spewed out his frustration for everyone to hear. “Dang it, Jordan!” he muttered while strolling down a fairway at Augusta National. Finally, after three brilliant days, the kid showed his age. A major championship will have to wait. “It stings right now,” Spieth conceded, showing the impatience of youth. The Texan is only 20, surely with a long career ahead of him. He was looking to become the youngest ... 57815357@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:38:01 MDT Masters: 20-year-old Jordan Spieth shares lead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57811090-77/spieth-masters-shot-watson.html.csp Augusta, Ga. • Even without golf’s biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages. Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept his cool amid the chaos of Saturday at Augusta National. He was too busy trying to handle a lightning-fast golf course to even look at a leaderboard until he couldn’t avoid them over the closing holes of a wild round. His name at the top with Bubba Watson was compelling enough. It’s been 83 years since a player this... Augusta, Ga. • Even without golf’s biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages. Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept his cool amid the chaos of Saturday at Augusta National. He was too busy trying to handle a lightning-fast golf course to even look at a leaderboard until he couldn’t avoid them over the closing holes of a wild round. His name at the top with Bubba Watson was compelling enough. It’s been 83 years since a player this... 57811090@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:32:01 MDT Masters: Adam Scott flails with putter, falls off leaderboard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57813100-77/round-scott-masters-couples.html.csp Augusta, Ga. • Adam Scott lost his touch on the treacherous greens at Augusta National. Scott came up short with his long putter on Saturday, three-putting twice in the first four holes and tumbled down the leaderboard at the Masters. Scott needed 35 putts to get through the third round and finished with a 4-over 76 that left him 1 over for the tournament. He is six strokes behind co-leaders Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson heading into the final round. “It’s not the end of the world,” Scott said.... Augusta, Ga. • Adam Scott lost his touch on the treacherous greens at Augusta National. Scott came up short with his long putter on Saturday, three-putting twice in the first four holes and tumbled down the leaderboard at the Masters. Scott needed 35 putts to get through the third round and finished with a 4-over 76 that left him 1 over for the tournament. He is six strokes behind co-leaders Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson heading into the final round. “It’s not the end of the world,” Scott said.... 57813100@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:51:02 MDT Holes-in-one http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57811724-77/soifua-177-amet-asi.html.csp River Oaks. Jerry Soifua. No. 3, 177 yards, 6-iron. With Wesley Asi, Ron McBride, Canton Soifua. River Oaks. Jerry Soifua. No. 3, 177 yards, 6-iron. With Wesley Asi, Ron McBride, Canton Soifua. 57811724@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:00:01 MDT Masters: Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree, surges into lead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57807481-77/masters-watson-bubba-greens.html.csp Augusta, Ga. • Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of “Bubba golf,” producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket. Watson took over Augusta National on Friday with 75 minutes of brilliance and power. On another demanding day of crispy greens and swirling wind, he ran off five straight birdies on the back nine and wound up with a 4-under 68 for a three-shot lead over John Senden. There’s no... Augusta, Ga. • Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of “Bubba golf,” producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket. Watson took over Augusta National on Friday with 75 minutes of brilliance and power. On another demanding day of crispy greens and swirling wind, he ran off five straight birdies on the back nine and wound up with a 4-under 68 for a three-shot lead over John Senden. There’s no... 57807481@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:36:51 MDT Masters: Phil Mickelson heads home after missing cut http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57809155-77/mickelson-bogey-cut-bunker.html.csp Augusta, Ga. — Rory McIlroy took off his cap, rubbed his brow and let out a deep sigh. After rolling in a testy 4-foot putt at the 18th hole, he was one of the fortunate ones Friday. He gets to keep playing on the weekend at Augusta National. Not so for Phil Mickelson, who missed the Masters cut for the first time since 1997 after making a mess of three holes. Lefty took triple-bogey on two of them, a double-bogey on another, and wound up with one stroke too many. “I didn’t play great. I didn’t ... Augusta, Ga. — Rory McIlroy took off his cap, rubbed his brow and let out a deep sigh. After rolling in a testy 4-foot putt at the 18th hole, he was one of the fortunate ones Friday. He gets to keep playing on the weekend at Augusta National. Not so for Phil Mickelson, who missed the Masters cut for the first time since 1997 after making a mess of three holes. Lefty took triple-bogey on two of them, a double-bogey on another, and wound up with one stroke too many. “I didn’t play great. I didn’t ... 57809155@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:35:01 MDT Local holes-in-one http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806991-77/iron-yards-alleman-168.html.csp x Golf Aces Glenmoor • Joe Turnzo. No. 16, 168 yards, 8-iron. With Adam White. Riverbend • Davey Alleman. No. 15, 185 yards, 4-iron. With Raleigh Smith and Aimee Alleman. Willow Creek • Corey Olsen. No. 2, 183 yards, 5-iron. With Bob Potts. x Golf Aces Glenmoor • Joe Turnzo. No. 16, 168 yards, 8-iron. With Adam White. Riverbend • Davey Alleman. No. 15, 185 yards, 4-iron. With Raleigh Smith and Aimee Alleman. Willow Creek • Corey Olsen. No. 2, 183 yards, 5-iron. With Bob Potts. 57806991@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:09:02 MDT Golf: Scott relishes role as defending Masters champion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806483-77/scott-masters-haas-round.html.csp Augusta, Ga. • For some, the burden of defending a championship can be overwhelming. For Adam Scott, it was pure joy — at least for a day. With a green jacket already in his collection, Scott felt a sense of calm that carried over to the golf course. The result: a 3-under 69 that got the laid-back Aussie off to just the kind of start he was looking for at the Masters. Now, to keep it going for three more days. “Having won last year, in some ways, has taken a little pressure off me,” Scott said. ... Augusta, Ga. • For some, the burden of defending a championship can be overwhelming. For Adam Scott, it was pure joy — at least for a day. With a green jacket already in his collection, Scott felt a sense of calm that carried over to the golf course. The result: a 3-under 69 that got the laid-back Aussie off to just the kind of start he was looking for at the Masters. Now, to keep it going for three more days. “Having won last year, in some ways, has taken a little pressure off me,” Scott said. ... 57806483@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:24:02 MDT Masters: Rookies grab early lead, Scott in the mix http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57802357-77/round-masters-scott-augusta.html.csp Augusta, Ga. • No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable. With his green jacket upstairs in the locker room for Masters champions, Scott made only one bad swing that cost him two shots in a round of 3-under 69. It was the lowest opening score by a defending champion in 13 years, and it left Scott one shot behind leader Bill Haas on an otherwise demanding day. “It was really how you hope to come out and play at any major, and especial... Augusta, Ga. • No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable. With his green jacket upstairs in the locker room for Masters champions, Scott made only one bad swing that cost him two shots in a round of 3-under 69. It was the lowest opening score by a defending champion in 13 years, and it left Scott one shot behind leader Bill Haas on an otherwise demanding day. “It was really how you hope to come out and play at any major, and especial... 57802357@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:50:37 MDT