Other Sports: Local links: Jordan Spieth to open new PGA season in Las Vegas

Jordan Spieth will play in his first PGA Tour fall season event after committing to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas on Nov. 1-4. “The event has been on my radar for a while, as the course has a great reputation on Tour and I absolutely love the affiliation with the hospital,” Spieth told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It’s going to be a really fun week in a great city.” Among the other players who have committed are Ryder Cup teammates Rickie Fowler, Bryson…

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Laura Davies wins Senior LPGA Championship

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Laura Davies won the Senior LPGA Championship on Wednesday at chilly and windy French Lick Resort to sweep the two senior major events of the year. Davies birdied the final hole for a 2-under 70 and a four-stroke victory over Helen Alfredsson and Silvia Cavalleri. The 55-year-old Englishwoman won the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open in July at Chicago Golf Club. In March in Phoenix, she tied for second behind Inbee Park in the LPGA Tour’s Founders Cup. “I wish there were more of them…

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Laura Davies wins Senior LPGA Championship to sweep 2018 senior majors

Laura Davies made it a dominating sweep at the senior majors when she claimed the Senior LPGA Championship by four strokes. The World Golf Hall of Famer’s victory at the Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Ind., came four months after she won the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open by 10 strokes at Chicago Golf Club. “Oh, it’s huge,” said Davies. “It’s a golf course that I didn’t think I would ever win on. … It feels like a really big victory for me, this one really does.” Davies, 55,…

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Woods blames fatigue for Ryder Cup flop

Los Angeles (AFP) – Tiger Woods on Wednesday blamed his dismal Ryder Cup form on tiredness, citing a lack of physical preparation after a demanding comeback from injury. Woods lost all four of his Ryder Cup matches in Paris last month as the United States were crushed 17.5 to 10.5 by a rampant Europe. The 14-time major winner had forced his way back into the American playing ranks after a strong comeback season which included an emotional victory at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on September 23. However the 42-year-old…

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Tiger on Ryder Cup Struggles: “I Was Tired”

Tiger Woods confirmed what anyone who watched last month’s Ryder Cup debacle could easily see: the 14-time major champion was low on energy during the U.S.’ 17.5-10.5 loss to Europe, during which Woods himself went 0-4. “It was just a cumulative effect of the entire season,” Woods said during a Q&A session at the Tiger Woods Invitational, an elite amateur event he hosts on the Monterey Peninsula. “I was tired because I hadn’t trained for it. I hadn’t trained this entire comeback to play this much golf, and on top…

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The biggest mistake, and regret, of Johnny Miller’s career

Johnny Miller was not afraid to take a flamethrower to a field. And though his commentary could be brutal, it was often true. But—despite what his reputation conveyed—Miller was admittedly not infallible. With one error sticking out above the rest. In a retrospective interview with the Golf Channel on Tuesday night coinciding with his retirement notice, Miller recalled that miss, which came at the 1999 Ryder Cup. During the Saturday fourball session, Justin Leonard and Hal Sutton were losing their match to Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jose Maria Olazábal. Leonard…

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