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Lefties seek more success at Travelers

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CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) Phil Mickelson joked Wednesday that TPC River Highlands is clearly a left-handed golf course.

Mickelson and fellow lefty Bubba Watson have combined to win five times in Connecticut since 2001. That's 28 percent of the tournaments played in Cromwell this century.

The two will be playing in the same Travelers Championship for the first time on Thursday, part of a field that includes 16 of the top 30 golfers in the world rankings.

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Hazeltine adds to Women's PGA allure

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) The LPGA Tour gets its crack at Hazeltine National, the course with a recent history of surprising outcomes.

This is where Rich Beem, a former car stereo salesman, held off a charge by Tiger Woods in the 2002 PGA Championship. It's where Y.E. Yang became the only player to come from behind and beat Woods in the final round of a major at the 2009 PGA Championship. Read More...

Korn Ferry to sponsor developmental tour

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The PGA Tour has signed a 10-year umbrella sponsorship deal for its developmental tour that provides the best path to the big leagues.

Los Angeles-based Korn Ferry takes over immediately from Web.com. Read More...

EPL exec Scudamore joins Ryder committee

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) The executive who led the extraordinary growth of the English Premier League is joining a new Ryder Cup committee aimed at enhancing the commercial value of golf's biggest team event.

Richard Scudamore was chief executive then executive chairman of the Premier League from 1999 until last year. Under his tenure, the TV rights to broadcast matches in the UK alone rose from 670 million pounds to 5.1 billion pounds per three-year cycle. Read More...

Woodland holds off Koepka to win US Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Very soon, Gary Woodland will be a father of three, and odds are he'll answer the same way about the kids as he will about the three shots that cemented him as a U.S. Open champion.

Which is his favorite? They're all perfect in their own, special way. Read More...

Woods closes strong to end at 2-under

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) The crowd was roaring, the birdies were dropping and Tiger Woods looked like his vintage self for the final 12 holes of the U.S. Open.

The problem for Woods was what happened on the first 60 holes. Read More...

Rose fizzles after soaring US Open start

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Justin Rose's final round at the U.S. Open got off a perfect start with a birdie on the first hole that moved him into a tie for the lead.

Little else went right for Rose on Sunday as he posted four bogeys in an eight-hole stretch at Pebble Beach that left him far out of contention to cap a weekend that started with a record-tying round and ended with him struggling to find his game. Read More...

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