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Martin Kaymer topped Steve Stricker 1-up in the 11th singles match of the 39th Ryder Cup to give the European squad the 14th point they needed to retain the Ryder Cup at Medinah.

Kaymer and Stricker each entered Sunday without having earned a point, and they were all square on the 17th tee. Stricker's approach trickled just over the green on the par 3, while Kaymer found the putting surface. The German was away, and lagged his putt to around five feet and would eventually secure par. Stricker ran his chip by the hole and left himself a putt of around 10 feet for par, which he missed. With Stricker needing to win the 18th to give the U.S. squad a chance, he found the fairway after Kaymer's tee shot found a fairway bunker. Kaymer played first, and found the putting surface. The American followed with an approach to the green, but left himself a long-range birdie attempt which he would miss. Needing just two putts to secure the Ryder Cup, Kaymer ran his birdie attempt six feet by the cup. With Stricker away, the American faced a putt of around 10 feet for par which he drained. Kaymer then rolled in his par putt to start the European celebration.
Sun, Sep 30, 2012 06:14:00 PM

Branden Grace become the first golfer to shoot 62 in a major championship, firing a bogey-free, 8-under-par 29-33=62 during round three of The 146th Open, soaring up to T2 on the live leaderboard while the final five groups had yet to even tee off for the day. Grace sits at 4-under 206 after three days at Royal Birkdale.

Playing on a wet and receptive course without much wind in the air, scoring conditions were ripe today. Grace still deserves all the credit in the world, it's not like this is the first round in a major championship where Mother Nature has opened the door for scoring. The South African took full advantage as he pelted 16 greens today, the same amount as rounds one and two, combined. From there he drained eight birdies. Remarkably this could have gone even lower, as he took 28 swipes with the putter, missing on a quite few from mid-range, ones you might expect to drop during a career round. This beats Grace's best round in a major (64, R3 of the 2015 PGA Championship) and also beats his career-best round on the PGA TOUR (63, R1 of 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions). With four top 5s already on his major championship resume, he will now try to clear his emotional palate and make a Sunday run at his first major title.
Jul 22 - 10:25 AM

World No. 250 Matt Jones labored to a 1-over-par 38-34-72 in the second round of the Barbasol Championship and at 1-under 69-72=141, missed the cut by one shot.

A total of 83 players (82 pros, one amateur) made the cut of 2-under 140 so a second cut of low 70 and ties will take place after 54 holes. Jones, a pre-tourney 40/1 outright, was highest up the bookmaker's food chain to MC. After an opening five-birdie three-bogey 69, he outpaced three circles with four squares in R2 on just five (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, posting a dismal 2.000 putts per GIR and -1.686 SG: Putting. The 37-year-old, playing this season on conditional status after finishing 126th in the FedExCup standings, was 138th in the standings entering this week. Other notable early exits include: 141- Brian Stuard; Ryan Brehm ... 144- Brian Campbell ... 145- Dominic Bozzelli; Dru Love ... 147- Ryo Ishikawa.
Jul 21 - 8:41 PM

After rounds of 73-77=150 (+10), Phil Mickelson has missed the cut at The 146th Open, with 77 golfers (76 pros, 1 amateur) set to play the weekend after recording scores of 5-over 145 or better.

Playing in his first major since parting ways with long-time caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay, Mickelson opened his week with a birdie-free round. Switching up the game plan, Lefty put his driver back in the bag for round two. It looked like a good move after circling a birdie at the opening par-4 first. However, an errant tee shot led to a triple bogey at he par-4 third hole and he let the round slip away as the conditions toughened. This goes in the books as his first early exit of the season (17th start). Other notables to miss the cut include: 146- Padraig Harrington (2008 champ at Royal Birkdale), Si Woo Kim; 147- Francesco Molinari, Justin Thomas, Russell Knox, Robert Streb (8-over in last six holes); 148- Brian Harman, Kevin Chappell, Patrick Reed, Kyle Stanley, Ryan Moore, Byeong Hun An; 149- Bill Haas, Emiliano Grillo, Charles Howell III; 150- Shane Lowry 152- Louis Oosthuizen, 153- Brendan Steele, Bryson DeChambeau.
Jul 21 - 4:31 PM

Overnight co-leader Jordan Spieth grinded out a 1-under-par 35-34=69 during round two of The 146th Open, separating from the field to grab the 36-hole lead on 6-under 134, two shots clear from his closest competitor.

For a second straight day, Spieth split just five (of 14) fairways, but didn't put himself too far out of position. Struggling with his iron yardages at time, he landed just eight greens in regulation, leaning heavily on his short game. He was Signature Spieth, in that regard. The highlight came at the par-4 10th where he overshot the green but then chipped in to save par and keep the momentum rolling. His tee-to-green highlight would come five holes later when he mishit his approach at the par-5 15th but still managed to get the ball on the green. From there, he sank his eagle putt to capitalize on the lucky kick. Spieth is in familiar territory as this will be his 10th career lead/co-lead thru 36 holes. He's converted five of those into victories. As for major championships, it's the fourth time he's led after R2 (winning 2-of-3), but the first time he's been inside the top 10 after R2 at this event.
Jul 21 - 3:10 PM

With a large following cheering him on, Alfie Plant pieced together a 3-over-par 39-34=73 during round two of The 146th Open, safely making it through the cut on 4-over 144.

The Englishman had Alfie's Army providing all the support and cheering one could ask for this week. He's pleased his friends and family by trading three birdies and an eagle with seven bogeys and a double. One of five in the field, Plant is set to be the only amateur to play this weekend at Royal Birkdale. The youngster punched his ticket into this event by winning the European Amateur at Walton Heath just a few weeks ago. Regardless of how he fares over the weekend, this has been a major win for Team Alfie.
Jul 21 - 2:30 PM

World No. 392 Chad Collins painted a career-low bogey-free 11-under-par 30-30=60 in the second round of the Barbasol Championship to reach 15-under 127, good for the 36-hole clubhouse lead by six and matching the tournament and course record of Jhonattan Vegas shot in Round 2 last year. UPDATE: Collins leads by four over Grayson Murray and Cameron Tringale.

This is the 38-year-old's 177th career TOUR start and 509th career round, shattering his previous low of 64 two times, most recently at the 2016 Zurich Classic/R2. If the lead holds up, it'll be his second on TOUR after any round. The Indiana native and resident was T1 thru 36 holes at the 2010 Puerto Rico Open, eventually finishing T10. Looking to become the ninth player in TOUR history to shoot 59, first since Adam Hadwin at the CareerBuilder back in January in R3, he carded 11 birdies on 10 (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, gaining 5.145 strokes approaching-the-green and 8.388 SG: Total. Collins circled holes 1, 4, 5, 7, 9 and six straight at 11-16, finishing with two pars. His split featured nine from inside of 10 feet and two from between 13 and 15 feet, posting a stellar 1.313 putts per GIR, 3.342 SG: Putting and 23 total putts.
Jul 21 - 1:50 PM

Ian Poulter pieced together an even-par 34-36=70 during round two of The 146th Open, keeping his name inside the top 10, arriving at the weekend on 3-under 137.

Playing through tough conditions today, Poulter found just five (of 14) fairways on his way to 11 greens in regulation. It was all about scrambling today as he plodded his way around Royal Birkdale, just trying to survive the bad weather day. His lone birdie of the day provided one of the biggest roars of the day when he drained a putt from 20 feet at the par-3 12th. His bogey-free streak ended at 26 holes after swallowing his medicine at the par-4 16th. With calmer conditions forecasted over the final two rounds, Poulter will need to turn on the scoring machine from here on out. The Englishman is still searching for his first major title, with his closest call come at this very event (and venue) back in 2008.
Jul 21 - 1:44 PM

World No. 682 Angel Cabrera withdrew after eight holes in Round 2 of the Barbasol Championship.

The 47-year-old was 5-over thru eight holes, 9-over total when he called it day. This is his 11th mid-tourney WD in 280 career events, second this season in 15 starts and second straight. Although there's been no reason cited yet for this WD, he exited last week's John Deere with a shoulder injury, 5-over thru nine holes of the second round and 7-over total. Playing this season on Past Champion status, the three-time TOUR winner looks to be headed to a third straight season where he'll miss the FedExCup Playoffs, entering the week 184th in the standings.
Jul 21 - 11:13 AM

Winning the battle with the elements, Rory McIlroy twirled a 2-under-par 31-37=68 during round two of The 146th Open, roaring up the leaderboard with a two-day tally of 1-under 139.

McIlroy opened the week with five bogeys in his first six holes. He is 6-under since then, circling eight birdies in his last 26 holes, while swallowing just two bogeys along the way. McIlroy arrived without much form but his confidence is growing rapidly as he fist pumped on par-savers and managed the course brilliantly today. Playing in blustery conditions on Friday, he landed just 9 greens in regulation but needed just 24 putts, thanks to some superb scrambling. Today's 68 beat the field average by more than six strokes, and boosted him up the leaderboard by more than 45 spots. McIlroy posted just one top 20 in his first six Open Championship appearances but since then he's added a WIN and T5 over his last two visits. With his confidence growing, McIlroy is a very serious contender heading into the weekend.
Jul 21 - 9:54 AM

Overnight co-leader Matt Kuchar survived the blustery conditions in round two of The 146th Open, managing a 1-over-par 34-37=71 to reach 4-under 136 ahead of the weekend, claiming the early clubhouse lead with plenty of play remaining today.

Kuchar swallowed an early bogey at the second but responded with back-to-back birdies at three and four. The second of the two birdies was drained from very long distance. From there, he picked up just one more circle while swallowing bogeys at 8, 16, and 18. Kuchar's elite short game was on full display today, helping him beat the field average by more than three strokes. Kuchar's fellow overnight co-leaders, Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka, are both set to tee off after 2:45 p.m. local time, so Kuchar will have plenty of time to enjoy his clubhouse lead. The 39-year-old American is still searching for his first major championship victory.
Jul 21 - 8:41 AM

Zach Johnson made a huge move up the leaderboard in round two of The 146th Open, styling a 4-under-par 32-34=66, climbing inside the cut line with a two-day tally of 1-over 141.

ZJ opened his week with a one-birdie, 5-over 75 on Thursday when the scoring conditions were ripe. He waiting for the heavy winds to arrive Friday morning before making his charge. Johnson split just five fairways today but still managed to land 13 greens in regulation and swallow just one bogey thanks to some great scrambling. From a strokes-gained perspective, this is the round of the week so far, beating the field by 8.59 strokes at the time he signed his card. ZJ sits just outside the top 30 on the live leaderboard but that position will surely improve by day's end. The 2015 Open champion has top 20s in five of his last six appearances at this event, and now he appears to be back on track.
Jul 21 - 8:20 AM




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