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Brooke Henderson in second place

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Top-ranked amateur Brooke Henderson and Team Canada are in second place after the opening round of the World Junior Girls Golf Championship at Angus Glen in Markham, Ont.

Henderson, a 17-year old native of Smiths Falls, Ont., shot a 2-under 70 to lead Canada to an even-par score of 144 through 18 holes.

Grace St. Germain of Ottawa shot best golf irons 2014 a 2-over 74 and Naomi Ko of Victoria carded a 5-over 77.

Only the top two scores on each team are counted.

The United States took a commanding lead with an opening-round team score of 7-under 137. Megan Khang (5-under 67) and Mika Liu (2-under 70) led the way.

Finland was in third place with a 1-over 145.

Khang sits alone atop the individual leaderboard with a three-shot lead over Liu and Henderson heading into Monday’s second round.

Henderson, the world’s No. 1 Callaway Apex Pro Irons price amateur women’s golfer, finished with four birdies, including her final two holes.

“It was little bit slow to start, I wasn’t hitting the ball quite as good as I would have liked to,” she said. “Throughout the round I started to get a bit more comfortable. The last Callaway X Hot Driver reviews couple of holes I was playing my best golf.”

Canada’s second team — comprised of Jaclyn Lee of Calgary (even-par 72), Selena Costabile of Thornhill, Ont. (6-over 78) and Alisha Lau of Richmond, B.C. (11-over 83) shot a 6-over 150, leaving them tied in eighth place.

Rory McIlroy fourth major win PGA Championship

We all are familior with Rory McIlroy. He is world number one golfer. He has win a lot of championship. As a UK player, it is his fourth major to win PGA Championship. Here is the details of the news hope you enjoy it.

World number one Rory McIlroy edged a gripping US PGA Championship in near darkness at Valhalla to become the first UK player to win back-to-back majors.
Three players were still in contention at the final hole, with heavy rain having earlier led to a two-hour delay.
A see-saw battle on the back nine witnessed four different players sharing the lead at some stage.
But it was the Northern Irishman who dug deep to follow his Open success.
The 25-year-old had earlier seen his overnight one-shot lead wiped out on the front nine and was three shots behind the leaders at one point before taking control after the turn.
A three-under 68 on the final day saw off Phil Mickelson, with Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson a shot further adrift.
McIlroy later credited the “best golf of his life” with producing a summer beyond his “wildest dreams”.
However McIlroy would not have finished the day were it not for a fine display of sportsmanship from Mickelson and Fowler. The pair were in the group ahead and allowed him to play up behind them as he tried to beat the fading light following the rain delay, then waited on the side of the 18th green to applaud the new champion.
Flashlights illuminated the night sky as McIlroy showed sheer relief after holing out his final putt, fist-pumping the air and celebrating on the course with his father Gerry before receiving the huge Wanamaker Trophy.
McIlroy’s resurgence on the back nine capped an enthralling final day and saw him become the third youngest player of the modern era – after Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus – to win four of golf’s biggest prizes, while he also becomes the first man to win back-to-back majors since Ireland’s Padraig Harrington in 2008.
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Irked Bubba Watson lets off steam

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — This has not been the best of weeks for Bubba Watson, but most of his problems have been self-inflicted.

From declining to participate in an innocuous long-drive competition Tuesday during his practice round — and even complaining about it — to fretting about slow play on Thursday and then moaning about the rain Friday, it’s already been a strange week for the Masters champion, whose 1-over 72 left him at even par through two rounds at the PGA Championship — just enough to make the cut.

Because a PGA microphone was with his group and picking up conversations for a website stream, much of what Watson was saying Friday could be heard.

At one point, he dropped an expletive — highly unusual for him — and was generally in a poor mood because of the conditions.

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“Water on the callaway apex irons face, bro … water on the club face. I’ve got no chance,” he said to his caddie, Ted Scott, at a time when he was 2 under for the tournament.

After he missed the green at No. 16, he said: “I can’t play golf, man. I got nothing.”

At the 18th: “It doesn’t matter what I do, man. It doesn’t matter. It’s f—ing horses—.”

And for all of this, Watson took a beating on social media.

A lot of the negativity began a week ago at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, where he was asked a benign question about participating in this week’s long-drive contest, revived by the PGA of America this year but with an easy way to participate: simply hit a drive off the 10th tee as part of the practice round.

Almost everyone who participated seemed to enjoy the idea, and fans loved it. Watson got to that hole and hit a taylormade sldr irons — even though he later said he’d be hitting driver there during the tournament. He said he did it to “make a point.”

Lee Westwood among PGA leaders

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Lee Westwood, Kevin Chappell and Ryan Palmer shot 6-under 65s Thursday to share the lead in the opening round of the PGA Championship.

Spraying shots all over Valhalla, Tiger Woods made four bogeys, managed only one birdie and finished with a 3-over 74 that left him nine shots off the lead in 109th place after the opening round Thursday.

Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Jim Furyk, Edoardo Molinari and Chris Wood were one stroke back after shooting 66s.

Westwood matched his best round ever at a major, making nine birdies as he carried over the momentum from a closing 63 at Firestone. The 41-year-old Englishman also had a double-bogey on his 10th hole of day — at No. 1, after starting on the back — but closed with four straight birdies.

“The golf course was all there in front of me. I just play taylormade sldr as I see it,” said Westwood, who has had numerous close calls but never has won a major championship. “Last week, I felt like I turned a corner.”

Chappell, a 28-year-old Californian in his fourth year on the PGA Tour, turned in a bogey-free round. The final major of the year has produced some unlikely champions, and Chappell hopes to be the latest.

“I can’t complain about being in the lead of any golf tournament,” said Chappell, whose only professional win came on the Web.com Tour in 2010. “I just look forward to keeping it rolling.”

Chappell was surprised to get an invitation a week ago Monday. He was at No. 104 in the world, not eligible in any category. Turns out the PGA Championship thought he was close enough to the top 100 to merit an invitation.

The UCLA grad took it from there. He hit a callaway x2 hot irons to 6 feet for birdie on the 496-yard second hole. He also holed a bunker shot.

Palmer birdied five of the nine holes on the back side, which is where he started his round. He said the greens were more inviting than he expected.

“I was surprised how soft they were,” he said. “It was a pretty easy, relaxing nine for me.”

McIlroy admitted he was none too pleased after he snapped his second shot with Titleist AP1 714 at the par-5 10th hole out of bounds, leading to a double-bogey 7 and a temporary state of annoyance during which he three-putted on No. 11 for another dropped shot.

Tiger Woods: Best round since return

AKRON, Ohio — Four months to the day after back surgery, Tiger Woods returned to friendly turf at Firestone Country Club, shooting a 2-under-par 68 in the first round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

It was his seventh official round since returning a month ago at the Quicken Loans, but it was his best to date, surpassing by one stroke his 69 in the opening round of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool two weeks ago.

“Overall, I was very pleased with today,” said Woods, who is four shots behind first-round leader Marc Leishman and in a tie for ninth. “I hit a lot of good shots with my ping g30 irons.

“I dropped shots at three holes out there today, got it right back on the very next hole. That was nice to have three good bounce-backs. Overall, it was a good, solid day.”

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Woods is the defending champion at Firestone, where he has won eight times in 15 previous tries, including the last of his 79 PGA Tour titles a year ago. He shot a second-round 61 that week and finished the tournament 15-under par, winning by seven strokes. It was his fifth victory of the year.

Not much has gone right since. Woods had one of his worst 72-hole finishes with TaylorMade SLDR Irons in a major championship at the PGA a week later, tried to manage more-serious-than-disclosed back issues through the rest of 2013, then played just four times this year before March 31 surgery.

He missed the cut at the Quicken Loans, was 69th at the Open — his worst 72-hole finish as a pro in a major — and now is looking at a last-ditch shot at qualifying for the FedEx Cup playoffs as well as impressing U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson to garner an at-large pick.

Woods made six birdies, including five in the first 10 holes. But he bogeyed the first hole when he 3-putted from 10 feet with Ping G25 Irons, made another bogey at the fourth when he missed the green and couldn’t get it up and down, then hit a poor drive at the ninth, left his second shot in the trees, and made a double-bogey.

David Horsey wins Russian Open

MOSCOW — David Horsey of England defeated Ireland’s Damien McGrane in a playoff on Sunday to win the Russian Open, his first European Tour title in three years.

Horsey rallied after making double-bogey on the 12th hole with an eagle on the 17th and then par on the final hole to finish level with McGrane at 13-under 275 at the end of regulation.

The Englishman then two-putted for par on the 18th hole in the playoff with ping g20 irons for sale, while McGrane found a greenside bunker and took a bogey.

McGrane made seven birdies in the final round, but failed to close out his first victory in six years in his round of 66.

It was the second time in Horsey’s career that he has been in a playoff and the second time he’s come out in front after winning the 2011 Hassan 11 Trophy at Agadir, Morocco, in similar fashion.

“It’s a big relief to win and very much like my last win in Morocco when I also made a mess of a couple of holes on the back nine,” said Horsey. “But standing on 17 I really didn’t know where I was in the tournament so after hitting my ball with ping g20 through to the back of the green I realized I was three behind and needed to do something drastic and quite quickly.

“So chipping-in for eagle was a great help and then thought I needed to make birdie at the last but not realizing Damien (McGrane) had dropped one there at the last.”

Horsey led after the opening two rounds and went into the final round tied for the lead.

“To win is very special as it’s been a while since I won in Morocco, and also it’s been bumpy road along the way since then,” he said.

Scotland’s Scott Jamieson shot a 69 with ping g25 fairway wood for sale to finish third at 12-under 276 with Sam Hutsby of England another shot back in fourth. Peter Whiteford of Scotland rounded out the top five with a 278.

Jarrod Lyle: 67 at Midwest Classic

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Jarrod Lyle shot a 4-under 67 with taylormade rocketbladez irons on Thursday in the Web.com Tour’s Midwest Classic, the Australian’s first U.S. event since his second bout with leukemia.

“I think the most surprising thing was my focus,” Lyle said. “People talk about a game face and I was ready to go on the first tee. I think that shows that it’s all starting to come back for me.”

Traveling with wife Briony and 2-year-old daughter Lusi, the 32-year-old Lyle had four front-nine birdies in his bogey-free round at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate. He was three strokes behind leader Paul Haley II.

“My only goal was to play for four days with my TaylorMade SLDR Driver for sale,” Lyle said. “That’s pretty much all I came here to do. It was a lot better than I thought it was going to be at the start of the week.”

Lyle hit eight greens on the back nine, but missed an 8-footer for birdie on No. 16 and a 6-foot birdie try on 18.

“I’m just putting it down to rust,” Lyle said. “It’s just one of those things when you haven’t played in a long time with mizuno mp-59 irons you start seeing things on the greens that aren’t there or you don’t see things that are there.”

Lyle also is set to play Web.com Tour events Aug. 7-10 in Springfield, Missouri, and Aug. 14-17 in Knoxville, Tennessee. When Lyle returns to the PGA Tour for the start of the season in October, he will have 20 events to earn $283,825 and reach the equivalent of No. 125 on the money list in 2012, the year he suffered a recurrence.

Lyle returned to play in November in the Australian Masters and played in the Victorian Open near his hometown in February.

Golf World magazine goes all digital

WILTON, Conn. — Golf World, the oldest golf magazine in America, published its final print edition this week before switching entirely to a digital delivery.

Golf World first was published in 1947, the year after Ben Hogan won his first major. It is the news division of Golf Digest, the monthly magazine that dates to 1950. Conde Nast publishes both magazines, and Golf Digest still will be available in print.

The changes were announced Wednesday as part of its “new strategic vision” for Golf World and Golf Digest. By going exclusively digital, Golf World will have 50 issues a year, up from 31 issues of the print version.

“These are the right decisions, but they’re tough ones,” said Jerry Tarde, the chairman of both magazines. “This TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB 2014 has been around a long time, and we want it be around for a long time. The only way to do it is by meeting the expectation of our readers.”

Golf World has offered an abbreviated roundup of the week’s golf coverage through tablets and other devices on Monday morning, and recently the magazine has been made available digitally in the middle of the week. Starting Monday, the full magazine will be available online for free. Readers can sign up for it on the website. Tarde said Golf World subscribers can either be switched over to a Golf Digest subscription or refunded.

The headline on the final print cover says, “Jackpot!”

Tarde, however, didn’t look at this issue as the last one.

“Golf World is not ending,” he said. “We’re moving into a bigger digital footprint. We don’t view Titleist AP1 as a last issue. We’ve got another cover coming next Monday. We’re all about producing great content. Where it appears has become less critical. Now you’re getting it quicker, through all different devices.”

Beau Hossler, Grayson Murray lead

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. — Beau Hossler had a 4-under 68 in a second round that featured eight birdies Thursday to tie Grayson Murray atop the leaderboard at the 108th Southern Amateur.

Hossler, from Mission Viejo, California, birdied two of his final three holes at The Honors Course to match Murray’s 36-hole total of 138. Hossler will be a sophomore at Texas this fall.

Murray, from Raleigh, North Carolina, had grabbed the first-round lead with a 66. He shot a 72 with taylormade sldr irons for sale on Thursday.

Will Starke of Chapin, South Carolina, is one stroke behind the leaders. Trevor Cone of Concord, North Carolina, briefly led Friday before falling two strokes back. Cone golfs for Virginia Tech.

The winner of the 72-hole event earns a spot in the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Tiger Woods back at Royal Liverpool

HOYLAKE, England — The last time he walked off the 18th green at Royal Liverpool, Tiger Woods sobbed in the arms of his former caddie, a third Claret Jug won amid a torrent of emotion.

On Saturday, Woods returned to the scene of his last Open Championship title to a much different-looking golf course, and came off that same 18th green with a smattering of spectators taking pictures and a few reporters waiting to ask questions.

It was a quiet day at Hoylake, where Woods will play in his first major championship this year after missing the Masters and U.S. Open due to back surgery. He played 12 holes with discount ping k15 irons — Nos. 1 through 6 and then Nos. 13 to 18 with PGA Tour player Patrick Reed — and dodged a few raindrops along the way.

And he was pleased that you’d be hard-pressed to see any pain or discomfort as he played the course.

“I’m not favoring anything,” Woods said. “The little baby steps worked. We were very diligent about what I was doing. Going into it we pushed it pretty hard to get my abs and glutes strong so when I did come back I was able to rebound fast. I can do whatever I want. I’m at that point now. We didn’t think we’d get to that point until this tournament or the week after.”

Woods had surgery to alleviate a pinched nerve in his back on March 31, and has said that the pain prior was so severe it affected his qualify of life, not just golf.

“Before I had the procedure, I was at the point I couldn’t do anything,” he said. “This is how I used to feel. I had been playing with [the back injury] for a while and I had my good weeks and bad weeks. Now they are all good.”

How he fares this week at a place he dominated eight years ago will be of great interest. Woods hit just one driver at Hoylake in 2006, laying up with mostly discount titleist ap1 712 irons and fairway woods off the tee to stay short of the numerous pot bunkers. Strong iron play led to a two-stroke win over Chris DiMarco at 270, 18 under, on a burned-out, fast-running course.

“It’s definitely different, there is no doubt,” Woods said. “It’s a lot more green, lush, but it’s still playing fast.”

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