CHAMPIONSHIP - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHAMPIONSHIP News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Golf: PGA the final test against the strongest field http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58250376-77/pga-major-won-woods.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58250376-77/pga-major-won-woods.html.csp">Golf: PGA the final test against the strongest field</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DOUG FERGUSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T09:06:05.502-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The PGA Championship might be the hardest to win of the four majors, even if it seems to play the easiest. Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh are the only multiple winners of the PGA Championship over the last 15 years, a testament to a major where every player — except for the 20 club pros — believe they have a realistic chance of hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy. Since the world ranking began in 1986, no other major has produced more champions outside the top 100 — John Daly, Shaun Micheel, Y.E. Yang an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582503762014-08-01T09:06:05.502-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-01T09:06:05.502-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58250376@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:06:05 MDT Golf: 5 things to know for the PGA Championship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58250532-77/pga-championship-won-major.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58250532-77/pga-championship-won-major.html.csp">Golf: 5 things to know for the PGA Championship</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DOUG FERGUSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T09:56:35.729-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 09:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rory McIlroy didn’t spend much time celebrating his wire-to-wire victory at the British Open. Then again, he didn’t have a lot of time. Just 18 days after the engraver etched his name into the silver claret jug, McIlroy tees off in final major of the year at the PGA Championship, which returns this year to Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. The PGA Championship used to be known as “Glory’s Last Shot” until it went away from that slogan. Now, the PGA of America promotes the final major a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582505322014-08-01T09:56:35.729-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-01T09:56:35.729-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58250532@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:56:35 MDT Friday’s sports TV/radio programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58248129-77/espn-tgc-tour-league.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58248129-77/espn-tgc-tour-league.html.csp">Friday’s sports TV/radio programming</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T18:28:03.798-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 06:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Television — Auto racing • NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for GoBowling.com 400, 9 a.m.; pole qualifying, 1:30 p.m., FS1 • ARCA, ModSpace 125, 3 p.m., FS1 Baskeball • Exhibition, United States men’s national team, 7 p.m., ESPN Boxing • Champion Thomas Williams Jr. vs. Gabriel Campillo, for NABO light heavyweight title, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Canadian Football League • B.C. at Calgary, 8 p.m., ESPNews Golf • Champions Tour, 3M Championship, 10 a.m., TGC • WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, noon, TGC • PGA Tou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58248129@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:28:03 MDT Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58247637-77/pga-johnson-tour-championship.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58247637-77/pga-johnson-tour-championship.html.csp">Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DOUG FERGUSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Golf Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T23:17:48.718-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Akron, Ohio • Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for “personal challenges,” a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup. In a statement Thursday from Hambric Sports Management, the 30-year-old Johnson said his leave of absence was effective immediately. It did not indicate how long he would be out, though agent David Winkle told the PGA of America he would not be at the PGA Championship n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582476372014-07-31T23:17:48.718-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T23:17:48.718-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Radio Minor league baseball • Tacoma at Salt Lake, 8 p.m., 1280 AM, 960 AM • Ogden at Orem, 7 p.m., 97.5 FM The Big Show • Hosted by Tribune columnist Gordon Monson, 3 p.m., 1280 AM, 960 AM, 97.5 FM</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243466@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:21:02 MDT BYU basketball: Collinsworth ‘ahead of schedule’ with ACL recovery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58237476-88/collinsworth-byu-tournament-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58237476-88/collinsworth-byu-tournament-cougars.html.csp">BYU basketball: Collinsworth ‘ahead of schedule’ with ACL recovery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T23:16:06.331-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 11:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • The devastating knee injury that Kyle Collinsworth suffered in the West Coast Conference basketball championship game last March robbed him of the opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament, ruined many of his summer plans and has meant countless hours of rehabilitation for BYU’s best playmaker in 2013-14. Yet the rising junior has a surprising description of the ordeal four and a half months into what he hopes is a six-month recovery process. “It has been a blessing in disguise,” Collin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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Desert Hills Thunder Ever since Desert Hills opened its doors in 2008, the Thunder have been a fixture in the state playoffs. The Thunder have accomplished this with hard work and discipline. They are fast and physical on offense and defense. They don’t always put up big numbers, but they usually find a w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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He brought the Southern sport to Madison Avenue and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly name-dropped Gordon in a song. Gordon won all the big races, collected four championships in seven years and had 58 victories before his 30th birthday. Then his pace began to slow, the rest of the field caught up to hi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582343152014-07-28T23:25:02.536-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T23:25:02.536-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58221522@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:45:05 MDT Golf: Rory McIlroy has silver cup, now he wants green jacket http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207270-77/mcilroy-open-british-championship.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207270-77/mcilroy-open-british-championship.html.csp">Golf: Rory McIlroy has silver cup, now he wants green jacket</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL NEWBERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:26.038-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hoylake, England • Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf’s oldest major championship. Now he’s got his eyes on a new jacket. Something in green, preferably. With a grind-it-out performance on the final day of the British Open, McIlroy checked off another requirement for joining perhaps the most exclusive club in the game. U.S. Open? He’s won that. PGA Championship? Yep, got one of those too. British Open? Took care of that on Sunday. “I’m immensely...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582072702014-07-22T17:36:26.038-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T17:36:26.038-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207270@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:26 MDT British Open: McIlroy has to get past that ‘2nd-round thing’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58186642-77/mcilroy-golf-open-round.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58186642-77/mcilroy-golf-open-round.html.csp">British Open: McIlroy has to get past that ‘2nd-round thing’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL NEWBERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T23:08:05.24-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hoylake, England • Rory McIlroy calls it his “second-round thing.” Just something in his head. Unfortunately for the two-time major champion, it’s become a very real problem. For some reason, McIlroy has struggled mightily on Fridays, a subject that came up again as he prepared for the British Open. This year, McIlroy has played the opening round at a cumulative 49-under par. On the weekends, he’s a combined 39 under. But on Fridays, for some reason, he’s at 15 over. “I have no problem shooting ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581866422014-07-15T23:08:05.24-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T23:08:05.24-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58186642@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:08:05 MDT Golf: Utah Championship may need temporary home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58183289-77/tour-utah-commission-creek.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58183289-77/tour-utah-commission-creek.html.csp">Golf: Utah Championship may need temporary home</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T22:58:26.402-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 10:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Administrators of the Utah Sports Commission and the PGA Tour may have to find an alternative site for the 2015 Utah Championship. Renovations at Willow Creek Country Club, which has hosted Utah’s Web.com Tour stop for 16 years, may create logistical issues, said Jeff Robbins, CEO of the Utah Sports Commission. The commission has two years remaining on its contract with the PGA Tour to operate the event. There is precedent both for the tour’s working around construction and for finding a tempora...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58183289@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:58:26 MDT Critics pan new college football championship trophy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58183759-77/trophy-com-twitter-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58183759-77/trophy-com-twitter-college.html.csp">Critics pan new college football championship trophy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T17:05:00.661-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; Out with the old, in with the “ew.” The new version of the College Football Playoff trophy was unveiled Monday, replacing the crystal football trophy synonymous with the BCS era of college football. The trophy weighs in at 35 pounds of gold, bronze and stainless steel, far different from the previous trophy and so far, the reviews aren’t great. &lt;script src=”http://player.espn.com/player.js?pcode=1kNG061cgaoolOncv54OAO1ceO-I&width=640&height=400&externalId=espn:11213811”&gt;...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58183759@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:05:00 MDT Golf: Gonzales still leads Utah Championship; two Utahns in top 10 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58178223-77/blair-utah-203-finau.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58178223-77/blair-utah-203-finau.html.csp">Golf: Gonzales still leads Utah Championship; two Utahns in top 10</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T23:51:58.906-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 11:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • Tony Finau could just about secure a PGA Tour card for next season with a big finish Sunday in the Utah Championship at Willow Creek Country Club. Zac Blair might become the Web.com Tour’s best story of the summer. With apologies to Andres Gonzales, who’s positioned to take all the drama out of the final round, the two Utahns are conspiring to stir local interest like never before in this tournament. Finau and Blair are unlikely to catch Gonzales, but they can make career-altering moves ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58174870@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:09:02 MDT Golf: 2nd-round jinx strikes McIlroy again in Scotland http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58174260-77/mcilroy-round-jinx-scotland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58174260-77/mcilroy-round-jinx-scotland.html.csp">Golf: 2nd-round jinx strikes McIlroy again in Scotland</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE DOUGLAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T23:17:54.16-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Aberdeen, Scotland • The second-round jinx that has afflicted Rory McIlroy this season struck once again at the Scottish Open on Friday when he followed up a course-record 64 with a 7-over 78 that left him just above the cut mark. McIlroy has failed to build on fast starts in a frustrating first half of 2014 and it is now becoming a mental issue for the former world No. 1. “Having to talk about it, it’s always being brought up, it’s sort of in your mind,” McIlroy said. “Maybe I put myself under ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581742602014-07-11T23:17:54.16-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T23:17:54.16-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58174260@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:17:54 MDT NBA: LeBron James says he will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58173743-77/james-miami-cleveland-cavaliers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58173743-77/james-miami-cleveland-cavaliers.html.csp">NBA: LeBron James says he will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WITHERS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T23:08:50.307-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cleveland • If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. Four years after he left for Miami, a widely criticized departure that damaged his image and crushed a long-suffering city’s championship hopes, James is coming back to play for the Cavaliers to try and end Cleveland’s half-century title drought. He’s returning to his basketball roots, to the people who know him best, to make ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581737432014-07-11T23:08:50.307-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T23:08:50.307-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173743@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:08:50 MDT Orem native Scott Pinckney trying to catch up with friend Rory McIlroy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58166789-77/pinckney-mcilroy-tour-orem.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58166789-77/pinckney-mcilroy-tour-orem.html.csp">Orem native Scott Pinckney trying to catch up with friend Rory McIlroy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T23:28:14.881-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • To observe the Utah Championship’s history, Willow Creek Country Club could place a marker in the No. 3 fairway, where two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson’s epic drive once landed. In Provo, Riverside Country Club could commemorate another two-time major winner’s visit by posting a sign near the pool. The warning would honor Rory McIlroy, whose stay in Utah almost ended the very first day because of discomfort caused by a severe sunburn. “He just wanted to go home,” said Scott Pinckne...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58166789@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:28:14 MDT Thursday’s TV/radio sports programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58167107-77/round-tgc-tour-espn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58167107-77/round-tgc-tour-espn.html.csp">Thursday’s TV/radio sports programming</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T23:28:14.609-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Television Boxing • Welterweights, Erickson Lubin (5-0-0) vs. Noe Bolanos (25-9-0); light heavyweights, Humberto Savigne (12-1-0) vs. Jeff Lacy (28-4-0); champion Argenis Mendez (21-1-1) vs. Rances Barthelemy (19-0-0), for IBF junior lightweight title, 8 p.m., Fox Sports 1 Cycling • Tour de France, stage 6, 6 a.m., NBCSN Golf • Women’s British Open, first round, 7 a.m., ESPN2 • PGA Tour, John Deere Classic, first round, 1 p.m., TGC • USGA, U.S. Senior Open Championship, first round, 2 p.m., TGC ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58167107@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:28:14 MDT