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Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship

by Mickey McLean
Posted 8/13/18, 10:51 am

Brooks Koepka won his second major championship of the year and his third out of the last six played by holding off a resurgent Tiger Woods Sunday in St. Louis at the PGA Championship. The 28-year-old Koepka fired a final round 4-under-par 66 at the Bellerive Country Club to win by two strokes, setting a PGA Championship record with a four-day score of 16-under 264, becoming only the fifth player to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same year, and joining Jordan Spieth, Jack Nicklaus, and Woods as the only players since World War II to win three majors before turning 30.

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Ohio State places Meyer on leave

by Les Sillars
Posted 8/02/18, 11:29 am

One of college football’s most successful coaches ever, Urban Meyer, is on paid leave while Ohio State University investigates what Meyer and his wife knew about accusations of domestic abuse by one of his assistant coaches, Zach Smith. The college fired Smith on July 23 after reports surfaced that an Ohio court granted his ex-wife, Courtney Smith, a domestic violence protective order. At a Big Ten Conference media day on July 24, Meyer downplayed or denied knowing his assistant had a history of accusations of domestic assault.

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Molinari wins British Open, as Woods falls short

by Mickey McLean
Posted 7/23/18, 09:25 am

Francesco Molinari became the first Italian golfer to win a major championship by coming from behind to take the British Open in Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday. His 2-under-par 69 in windy conditions bested some of the top names in golf, including his playing partner, Tiger Woods, who at one point took the lead Sunday. It was the first time Woods has led in the final round of a major since 2009. “Clearly, in my group, the attention wasn’t really on me, let’s put it that way,” Molinari said. “If someone was expecting a charge, they probably weren’t expecting it from me.

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