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Kim birdied the first four holes on the back nine Thursday and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the first-round lead in the Portland Classic. The South Korean player birdied seven of the first 13 holes and closed her afternoon round with five straight pars. She won the last of her three LPGA Tour titles in 2010. Amelia Lewis and Jennifer Song were a shot back in ideal conditions at Columbia Edgewater. Anna Nordqvist, a two-time winner this year, was another stroke back at... Portland, Ore. • I.K. Kim birdied the first four holes on the back nine Thursday and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the first-round lead in the Portland Classic. The South Korean player birdied seven of the first 13 holes and closed her afternoon round with five straight pars. She won the last of her three LPGA Tour titles in 2010. Amelia Lewis and Jennifer Song were a shot back in ideal conditions at Columbia Edgewater. Anna Nordqvist, a two-time winner this year, was another stroke back at... 58349122@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:08:01 MDT Leonard finds a charity to come first before golf http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58343176-77/leonard-week-camp-alpert.html.csp Paramus, N.J. • Justin Leonard ordinarily would have played the final week of the PGA Tour’s regular season, and this is one time he probably should have gone. He likes the Wyndham Championship and typically plays well, having never missed the cut. And at No. 108 in the FedEx Cup, it would have been his last chance to improve his standing heading into the playoffs, where it’s all about moving up the list and advancing to the next week. But then he got an offer he couldn’t refuse. His wife and fo... Paramus, N.J. • Justin Leonard ordinarily would have played the final week of the PGA Tour’s regular season, and this is one time he probably should have gone. He likes the Wyndham Championship and typically plays well, having never missed the cut. And at No. 108 in the FedEx Cup, it would have been his last chance to improve his standing heading into the playoffs, where it’s all about moving up the list and advancing to the next week. But then he got an offer he couldn’t refuse. His wife and fo... 58343176@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:54:02 MDT Golf: Tiger Woods favored to return to Harmon as coach, oddsmakers say http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58339166-77/woods-harmon-coach-foley.html.csp Tiger Woods will most likely return to Butch Harmon to help him break his six-year major tournament victory drought, according to oddsmakers. Woods fired Sean Foley Monday after failing to win one of golf’s four major tournaments during their four years together, and said he has no timetable for naming a replacement. Harmon, who worked with Woods from 1996-2003 and helped him win eight of his 14 majors, is listed as an even-money favorite to be rehired by Paddy Power Plc, Ireland’s biggest bookm... Tiger Woods will most likely return to Butch Harmon to help him break his six-year major tournament victory drought, according to oddsmakers. Woods fired Sean Foley Monday after failing to win one of golf’s four major tournaments during their four years together, and said he has no timetable for naming a replacement. Harmon, who worked with Woods from 1996-2003 and helped him win eight of his 14 majors, is listed as an even-money favorite to be rehired by Paddy Power Plc, Ireland’s biggest bookm... 58339166@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:39:02 MDT Golf notes: Birthday treat for Jordan Spieth at Preston Trail http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58338671-77/cut-tour-played-preston.html.csp Paramus, N.J. • Jordan Spieth celebrated a big birthday with friends in Las Vegas, had a two-week stretch at Firestone and the PGA Championship, and then headed home to Texas to take advantage of the biggest perk to turning 21. He finally played Preston Trail. The private club in Dallas is strict about its rules, and one of them is that a player has to be at least 21. Never mind that Spieth contended at the Bryon Nelson Championship while still in high school. Or that he became the youngest Amer... Paramus, N.J. • Jordan Spieth celebrated a big birthday with friends in Las Vegas, had a two-week stretch at Firestone and the PGA Championship, and then headed home to Texas to take advantage of the biggest perk to turning 21. He finally played Preston Trail. The private club in Dallas is strict about its rules, and one of them is that a player has to be at least 21. Never mind that Spieth contended at the Bryon Nelson Championship while still in high school. Or that he became the youngest Amer... 58338671@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:15:02 MDT Golf: A timely win for Mahan at The Barclays http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58334278-77/mahan-championship-cup-tour.html.csp Paramus, N.J. • Hunter Mahan knew he was on the verge of something special, even with a record that looked ordinary by his standards. He had gone nearly 30 months and 48 tournaments worldwide without winning. He was No. 62 in the FedEx Cup, with no guarantee of lasting more than two tournaments. He finished 25th in the Ryder Cup standings and was not even part of the conversation as a potential wild-card pick. He felt great about how he was playing. The hard part was to stay calm with his emotio... Paramus, N.J. • Hunter Mahan knew he was on the verge of something special, even with a record that looked ordinary by his standards. He had gone nearly 30 months and 48 tournaments worldwide without winning. He was No. 62 in the FedEx Cup, with no guarantee of lasting more than two tournaments. He finished 25th in the Ryder Cup standings and was not even part of the conversation as a potential wild-card pick. He felt great about how he was playing. The hard part was to stay calm with his emotio... 58334278@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:38:51 MDT Golf: B.J. Staten keeps Utah Open trophy in the state http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58332668-77/staten-utah-lashley-open.html.csp Provo • The Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open is not the Utah professional golf tournament that B.J. Staten ever expected to win. He’s not giving the trophy back, either. Having lost access to the Web.com Tour that includes a stop at Willow Creek Country Club near his home in Cottonwood Heights, Staten found a place to play at Riverside Country Club and took full advantage of the opportunity Sunday. So maybe he needed three playoff holes and had to withstand Arizona pro Nathan Lashley’s last-chance p... Provo • The Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open is not the Utah professional golf tournament that B.J. Staten ever expected to win. He’s not giving the trophy back, either. Having lost access to the Web.com Tour that includes a stop at Willow Creek Country Club near his home in Cottonwood Heights, Staten found a place to play at Riverside Country Club and took full advantage of the opportunity Sunday. So maybe he needed three playoff holes and had to withstand Arizona pro Nathan Lashley’s last-chance p... 58332668@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:17:24 MDT Golf: Furyk, Day share Barclay’s lead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58329370-77/210-212-140-206.html.csp Paramus, N.J. • Jim Furyk was steady. Jason Day was wild. Both wound up with a share of the lead Saturday at The Barclays. Day lost his golf ball in a mound of high grass and took double bogey on the par-5 13th, the third-easiest hole at Ridgewood. He also took four shots to get down from a bunker on the par-5 17th for a bogey. But the Australian made enough birdies for a 3-under 68. Furyk played bogey-free for a 69 and joined Day in the lead at 9-under 204. The final round of his opening FedE... Paramus, N.J. • Jim Furyk was steady. Jason Day was wild. Both wound up with a share of the lead Saturday at The Barclays. Day lost his golf ball in a mound of high grass and took double bogey on the par-5 13th, the third-easiest hole at Ridgewood. He also took four shots to get down from a bunker on the par-5 17th for a bogey. But the Australian made enough birdies for a 3-under 68. Furyk played bogey-free for a 69 and joined Day in the lead at 9-under 204. The final round of his opening FedE... 58329370@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:10:57 MDT Golf: Local favorites chasing Arizona pro in Utah Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58329812-77/utah-lashley-pro-round.html.csp Provo • Organizers of the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open undoubtedly are thrilled to have Dean Wilson, Chris Moody, Clay Ogden and B.J. Staten tied as the golfers enter Sunday’s final round at Riverside Country Club. The problem is they’re merely part of a big group that’s tied for fourth place. Having built a four-stroke lead through two rounds by shooting 65-66 for a 13-under-par total, Arizona pro Nathan Lashley is positioned to take most of the intrigue out of Sunday’s episode at the course th... Provo • Organizers of the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open undoubtedly are thrilled to have Dean Wilson, Chris Moody, Clay Ogden and B.J. Staten tied as the golfers enter Sunday’s final round at Riverside Country Club. The problem is they’re merely part of a big group that’s tied for fourth place. Having built a four-stroke lead through two rounds by shooting 65-66 for a 13-under-par total, Arizona pro Nathan Lashley is positioned to take most of the intrigue out of Sunday’s episode at the course th... 58329812@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:10:57 MDT Golf: Ex-Colorado State star Zakhai Brown leads Utah Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58326748-77/brown-par-utah-ariz.html.csp Provo • Zakhai Brown of Arvada, Colo., is thankful that his luck at Riverside Country Club on Friday morning in the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open was much better than on the Provo River on Thursday night. Brown, who might have the most unique first name of any professional golfer this side of Eldrick “Tiger” Woods — more on that later — fired a bogey-free round of 8-under-par 64 when conditions were fairly benign at the par-72 layout with which he is surprisingly familiar. The former Colorado Sta... Provo • Zakhai Brown of Arvada, Colo., is thankful that his luck at Riverside Country Club on Friday morning in the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open was much better than on the Provo River on Thursday night. Brown, who might have the most unique first name of any professional golfer this side of Eldrick “Tiger” Woods — more on that later — fired a bogey-free round of 8-under-par 64 when conditions were fairly benign at the par-72 layout with which he is surprisingly familiar. The former Colorado Sta... 58326748@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:44:52 MDT Golf roundup: McIlroy stumbles to 74 at Barclays — his worst start in 2 months http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58323440-77/34-34-33-35-33-37-33-33.html.csp Paramus, N.J. • Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. He could afford a day off. That wasn’t the case for players like Bo Van Pelt and Paul Casey, who picked a good time to produce good scores. With no guarantee of playing beyond this week, Van Pelt opened with three straight birdies Thursday and chipped in for eagle late in his round for a 6-under 65 that gave him a one-shot lead in the opener of the FedE... Paramus, N.J. • Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. He could afford a day off. That wasn’t the case for players like Bo Van Pelt and Paul Casey, who picked a good time to produce good scores. With no guarantee of playing beyond this week, Van Pelt opened with three straight birdies Thursday and chipped in for eagle late in his round for a 6-under 65 that gave him a one-shot lead in the opener of the FedE... 58323440@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:35:02 MDT Golf: Ex-BYU stars return to Riverside in Utah Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58311952-77/utah-riverside-byu-open.html.csp Provo • Returning to Riverside Country Club for the first time since 1975, the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open will have an old-time BYU flavor. Riverside is the Cougars’ home course, and the familiar venue is among the reasons PGA Tour veterans Dean Wilson and Keith Clearwater from BYU will compete in the 54-hole event that runs Friday through Sunday. Clay Ogden, another former BYU golfer, was a two-time winner during the Utah Open’s recent seven-year run at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington and... Provo • Returning to Riverside Country Club for the first time since 1975, the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open will have an old-time BYU flavor. Riverside is the Cougars’ home course, and the familiar venue is among the reasons PGA Tour veterans Dean Wilson and Keith Clearwater from BYU will compete in the 54-hole event that runs Friday through Sunday. Clay Ogden, another former BYU golfer, was a two-time winner during the Utah Open’s recent seven-year run at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington and... 58311952@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:51:56 MDT Golf: Summerhays hopes for long run in FedEx Cup Playoffs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58311957-77/summerhays-tour-byu-championship.html.csp Daniel Summerhays thrived in last year’s FedEx Cup Playoffs, and now he’s hoping to play in this year’s full series of postseason tournaments. The former Davis High School and BYU golfer tees off Thursday in The Barclays, the first playoff event, in New Jersey. Summerhays stands 49th on the FedEx Cup points list. He’s in good position to qualify for at least the two next two events, as the fields are reduced from 125 players this week to 100 for the Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts an... Daniel Summerhays thrived in last year’s FedEx Cup Playoffs, and now he’s hoping to play in this year’s full series of postseason tournaments. The former Davis High School and BYU golfer tees off Thursday in The Barclays, the first playoff event, in New Jersey. Summerhays stands 49th on the FedEx Cup points list. He’s in good position to qualify for at least the two next two events, as the fields are reduced from 125 players this week to 100 for the Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts an... 58311957@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:07:57 MDT Golf: Holes-in-one http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58310134-77/valley-177-conlin-dick.html.csp Hidden Valley • Kevin Conlin. No. 4 (Valley), 177 yards, 8-iron. With Teach Fratto and Dick Fassio. Hidden Valley • Kevin Conlin. No. 4 (Valley), 177 yards, 8-iron. With Teach Fratto and Dick Fassio. 58310134@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:08:01 MDT Golf: Inbee Park wins LPGA Championship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58308920-77/park-lincicome-hole-major.html.csp Pittsford, N.Y. • With fireworks reverberating all around as the LPGA Tour marked the end of an era, Inbee Park soaked in the moment. “It definitely feels (like) a big honor to actually put my name on the trophy twice,” Park said Sunday night after winning the LPGA Championship in a playoff for the second straight time. “Just very happy to be part of history.” Calm under the intense pressure of a playoff at a major, Park added another title to her impressive resume as the tour bade farewell to t... Pittsford, N.Y. • With fireworks reverberating all around as the LPGA Tour marked the end of an era, Inbee Park soaked in the moment. “It definitely feels (like) a big honor to actually put my name on the trophy twice,” Park said Sunday night after winning the LPGA Championship in a playoff for the second straight time. “Just very happy to be part of history.” Calm under the intense pressure of a playoff at a major, Park added another title to her impressive resume as the tour bade farewell to t... 58308920@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:18:02 MDT Park repeats as LPGA champ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58307056-77/lincicome-park--10-270.html.csp Pittsford, N.Y. • Inbee Park successfully defended her title in the LPGA Championship, beating Brittany Lincicome on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to end the United States’ major streak at three. On the playoff hole on Monroe Golf Club’s par-4 18th, Park hit her second into the rough behind the hole. Lincicome hit her approach to the left fringe, nearly identical to her position on the final hole of regulation when she made a bogey to fall in the playoff. Lincicome chipped 6 feet past the ... Pittsford, N.Y. • Inbee Park successfully defended her title in the LPGA Championship, beating Brittany Lincicome on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to end the United States’ major streak at three. On the playoff hole on Monroe Golf Club’s par-4 18th, Park hit her second into the rough behind the hole. Lincicome hit her approach to the left fringe, nearly identical to her position on the final hole of regulation when she made a bogey to fall in the playoff. Lincicome chipped 6 feet past the ... 58307056@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:38:01 MDT Assault charges dismissed in on-course golf fight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58298566-77/charges-course-dismissed-assault.html.csp Uniontown, Pa. • Two Pennsylvania golfers accused of fighting over the rules had assault charges dismissed after they refused to testify against one another. State police say 63-year-old Roger Lee Harris and 42-year-old Bryan Bandes were playing with three others at the Springdale Golf Course near Uniontown on Aug. 3. That’s when they began arguing about rules involving “casual water” — or puddles — after it rained. The North Union Township men eventually came to blows, and police say Harris hit... Uniontown, Pa. • Two Pennsylvania golfers accused of fighting over the rules had assault charges dismissed after they refused to testify against one another. State police say 63-year-old Roger Lee Harris and 42-year-old Bryan Bandes were playing with three others at the Springdale Golf Course near Uniontown on Aug. 3. That’s when they began arguing about rules involving “casual water” — or puddles — after it rained. The North Union Township men eventually came to blows, and police say Harris hit... 58298566@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:40:21 MDT Watney takes 1-stroke lead at Wyndham http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58304153-77/203-135-watney-202.html.csp Greensboro, N.C. • Not many players birdied the tricky final hole at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday. Nick Watney did it to top the leaderboard. Watney made a 20-foot birdie putt from the right edge of the green on the par-4 18th for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke lead. The five-time PGA Tour winner had a 14-under 196 total with only one bogey through three trips around Sedgefield Country Club. “I’ve been trying to keep it pretty simple — a lot of fairways and greens, and I’ve been able to ... Greensboro, N.C. • Not many players birdied the tricky final hole at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday. Nick Watney did it to top the leaderboard. Watney made a 20-foot birdie putt from the right edge of the green on the par-4 18th for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke lead. The five-time PGA Tour winner had a 14-under 196 total with only one bogey through three trips around Sedgefield Country Club. “I’ve been trying to keep it pretty simple — a lot of fairways and greens, and I’ve been able to ... 58304153@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:58:26 MDT Golf: Slocum, Langley tied for lead at Wyndham http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58302076-77/137-136-132-135.html.csp Greensboro, N.C. • Heath Slocum needs a strong finish at the Wyndham Championship to earn a spot in the PGA Tour’s postseason. Scott Langley might not be on the playoff bubble — but he sure knows how his friend is feeling. Slocum and Langley each shot 5-under 65 for the second straight day Friday to share the lead at 10-under 130. Brian Stuard, Nick Watney, Martin Laird and Andrew Svoboda were a stroke back. Watney and Svoboda shot 64, Stuard had a 65 and Laird a 66. Ryo Ishikawa had the best ro... Greensboro, N.C. • Heath Slocum needs a strong finish at the Wyndham Championship to earn a spot in the PGA Tour’s postseason. Scott Langley might not be on the playoff bubble — but he sure knows how his friend is feeling. Slocum and Langley each shot 5-under 65 for the second straight day Friday to share the lead at 10-under 130. Brian Stuard, Nick Watney, Martin Laird and Andrew Svoboda were a stroke back. Watney and Svoboda shot 64, Stuard had a 65 and Laird a 66. Ryo Ishikawa had the best ro... 58302076@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:51:51 MDT Golf: Camilo Villegas takes 1-stroke lead at Wyndham http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58298855-77/34-35-35-34-34-34-villegas.html.csp Greensboro, N.C. • Camilo Villegas got away from golf for a little while, and his game came back. A recharged Villegas shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round at the Wyndham Championship. North Carolina natives Webb Simpson and William McGirt shot 64, and Scott Langley, Heath Slocum, Paul Casey, Andrew Loupe and Martin Laird were another stroke back in the final event before the PGA Tour’s playoffs. Villegas hasn’t won since 2010 and has only two top-10 fini... Greensboro, N.C. • Camilo Villegas got away from golf for a little while, and his game came back. A recharged Villegas shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round at the Wyndham Championship. North Carolina natives Webb Simpson and William McGirt shot 64, and Scott Langley, Heath Slocum, Paul Casey, Andrew Loupe and Martin Laird were another stroke back in the final event before the PGA Tour’s playoffs. Villegas hasn’t won since 2010 and has only two top-10 fini... 58298855@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:46:53 MDT