Jonathan Caldwell wins inaugural Scandinavian Mixed title in Sweden

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Two men and one woman finished in the top three of the inaugural Scandinavian Mixed golf tournament on Sunday with Jonathan Caldwell winning by one stroke for his first European Tour title.
“It’s been a dream of mine for an awful long time,” said Caldwell, who celebrated his 37th birthday on Thursday. “In 2009 I played my first year, lost my card, played mini tours and Challenge Tour over the years, worked as well in a local golf store. It’s been a long road but finally I’m here.”
The event was a first on the European Tour.

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Jonathan Caldwell wins first European Tour event in Sweden

-17 J Caldwell (NI), -16 A Otaegui (Spa), -15 A Hewson (Eng)

Selected others:-11 J Scrivener (Aus), -10 D Drysdale (Sco), -6 H Stenson (Swe)

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Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Caldwell hit a superb final round of eight-under-par to win his maiden European Tour event at the Scandinavian Mixed.

Caldwell sunk an eagle, eight birdies and two bogeys to play himself into contention with a round of 64.

A stunning approach shot on the 18th, which set up an easy putt for a birdie, tied Caldwell for the lead with Spain’s Adrian Otaegui in Sweden.

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2021 Palmetto Championship live coverage: How to watch the final round at Congaree

By: James Colgan June 13, 2021

A runaway leader greets the final round at the first-ever Palmetto Championship.
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We’ve reached the final round of play at the 2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree, here’s everything you need to know to watch the action on Sunday.
Palmetto Championship final round preview
The first-ever Palmetto Championship has served not only as a stopgap PGA Tour venue while the border to Canada (and the RBC Canadian Open) remains closed, but also as an excuse to showcase one of the great new courses in the United States.

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Hadley four clear as DJ slips at Congaree

Chesson Hadley will begin the final round of the Palmetto Championship with a four-shot lead over Harris English, with world No 1 Dustin Johnson seven shots off the pace after a disappointing 73

By Keith Jackson
Last Updated: 13/06/21 2:26pm

Chesson Hadley is four shots clear at Congaree

Dustin Johnson slipped seven shots off the pace as Chesson Hadley opened up a commanding lead after the delayed third round at the Palmetto Championship.

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The secret to making perfect avocado toast, according to Torrey Pines’ head chef

By: Jessica Marksbury June 13, 2021

Chef Weber’s tart, pickled onion provides a sharp, tangy surprise to a dish so enduringly trendy it’s almost traditional.
Jeffrey Westbrook

Welcome to Clubhouse Eats, where we celebrate the game’s most delectable food and drink. Hope you brought your appetites.
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If there was ever an award for entrée of the millennium, you would be hard-pressed to find a more worthy candidate than avocado toast.

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The Forgotten Soldier: Why 1946 U.S. Open champ Lloyd Mangrum might be the best player you never heard of

After four years of imposed rationing on meat and coffee, milk and sugar, gasoline, nylons, coal and shoes, and four years of death tapping on the front door with a Western Union telegram and blue and gold stars displayed in windows by hopeful and mourning mothers, and four years of herculean industrial effort to arm the nation and its allies, Americans on the home front longed for a return to normal and maybe even hoped to have a little fun. World War II was over.
A collective exhale of joy and relief swept the nation.

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Why Michael Jordan introduced himself to Harold Varner, and Varner ignored it

“The Boss” texted. 
And then Michael Jordan waited for seven hours. 
“If not longer,” Harold Varner said. 
Varner can explain. Kind of. When his Airness texts you hello, with an offer to become the first PGA Tour player to represent his Jordan Brand clothing soon to come, and you ignore your phone and go about your day, you should have some excuse. 
It was definitely not for a lack of excitement. On Varner’s bio on the Tour’s website, under “personal,” it reads: “If he were not playing golf, would want to be ‘the best NBA player in the world.

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Leona Maguire: Irish player slips away from leader Lee after third round of LPGA Mediheal Championship

-9 Min Lee (Chn Taipei) -7 M Castren (Fin), L Kim (US).

Selected others: -4 L Maguire (Irl), -2 C Hull (Eng); +1 J Ewart Shadoff (Eng)+1 G Hall (Eng)

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Ireland’s Leona Maguire has dropped to five shots behind leader Min Lee after a difficult third round at the LPGA Mediheal Championship in California.
However an eagle on the 18th rescued a two-over-par round of 74, which left the Cavan player on four-under.
Lee of Chinese Taipei leads the tournament on nine-under-par.

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How Tiger Woods limped his way to improbable 2008 U.S. Open win

Jun 11, 2018

Editor’s note: As the U.S. Open returns to Torrey Pines for the first time since 2008, we look back at that event and Tiger Woods‘ playoff win over Rocco Mediate. This story was originally published on June 11, 2018, as part of the 10-year anniversary of that event.
Just 12 feet of tricky terrain remained before the ball began tumbling toward the hole, leaving the Nike swoosh prominent with every revolution.

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U.S. Open 2021: News, tee times, schedule, coverage and analysis from the tournament

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The U.S. Open returns to Torrey Pines for the first time since 2008. That year, Tiger Woods famously won the tournament on a broken leg, defeating unlikely challenger Rocco Mediate in an 18-hole Monday playoff.
Woods won’t be here this time while he recovers from his February car accident. Still, there are plenty of storylines, from Phil Mickelson‘s quest to complete the career Grand Slam to the next chapter in Brooks Koepka vs. Bryson DeChambeau.
Here is all the information you need for this year’s third major championship.

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‘He found a better way’: Bryson DeChambeau flipped the script (in more ways than one) to win the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot

Throughout his 27 years, Bryson DeChambeau has discovered answers to problems confronting him by racking his brain and body, whether devouring a textbook, during strenuous workouts or laborious experimentation.
Simple old observation didn’t hurt, either.
But with the clock ticking ahead of the start of the 2020 U.S. Open at merciless Winged Foot Golf Club in New York, he found a solution in the dark.
DeChambeau was lost as he sent one ball after another after another into the Tuesday night sky the week of the U.S. Open.

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Taiwan’s Min Lee takes 2-shot lead at Lake Merced

DALY CITY, Calif. — Min Lee made a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th for a 4-under 68 and two-stroke lead Saturday in the LPGA Mediheal Championship.
Lee also birdied the par-5 15th and par-3 17th to pull away from former Stanford player Lauren Kim and Finland’s Matilda Castren.
The 26-year-old Lee, from Taiwan, is trying to win for the first time on the LPGA Tour. She had a 9-under 207 total at Lake Merced in the tour’s second straight event on the San Francisco Peninsula. Lee failed to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open last week at nearby Olympic Club.

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Chesson Hadley with 4-shot lead at delayed Palmetto Championship

RIDGELAND, S.C. — Chesson Hadley moved a step closer to his first PGA Tour victory in seven years, opening a four-stroke lead over Harris English and six over Dustin Johnson on Saturday in the rain-delayed Palmetto Championship at Congaree.
Hadley, English, Johnson and Lee Tain were all on the 18th hole when the horn sounded to stop play because of lightning. Rain followed about 10 minutes later and officials waited more than two hours for things to clear before telling the players they had to return to finish Sunday morning.
Hadley, in the final group, had just driven into the fairway.

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Australian Louis Dobbelaar holds on for Dogwood Invitational win

Louis Dobbelaar hasn’t competed in a major event in the U.S. since the AJGA’s Junior Players Championship in 2019. Since then, the Australian has been dominating Down Under with his biggest win of 2021 coming at the Australian Men’s Amateur Championship in February.
Despite a start-and-stop week at the Dogwood Invitational because of inclement weather, no one could catch Dobbelaar at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta. Now, the 19-year-old has a major U.S. amateur title under his belt.

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How the world’s 1,882nd-ranked player was leading on the PGA Tour

By: Nick Piastowski June 12, 2021

Tain Lee hits a shot on Saturday on the 16th hole at Congaree Golf Club.
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Tain Lee answered the question with a question. 
What’s it like going into the weekend on the PGA Tour within striking distance of some of the great players?
“I don’t know,” Lee said Friday. “Do you know what place I’m in?”
Third. 
“Yeah, that’s pretty crazy,” he said. “That’s wild.”
Pretty crazy. Wild. He was talking after his second round at the Palmetto Championship.

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Chesson Hadley doesn’t buckle playing with world No. 1, tightens grip on Palmetto Championship lead

RIDGELAND, S.C. – The world’s 320th-ranked player didn’t stumble.
The world No. 1 did.
Chesson Hadley, who had missed the cut in 11 of his last 15 starts on the PGA Tour and fallen to his lowest rank since 2016, outplayed Dustin Johnson as the two walked side by side in the final group on Saturday and remained atop the leaderboard through three days of the Palmetto Championship at Congaree.
The only thing that stopped Hadley, whose lone PGA Tour title came in the 2014 Puerto Rico Open, was a suspension of play due to threatening weather as he stood on the 18th tee.

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Despite a tough finish Saturday, Jerry Kelly is in the hunt at the AmFam Championship

MADISON, Wis. – Jerry Kelly had played bogey-free golf through 35 holes of the American Family Insurance Championship.
The Madison native was tied atop the leaderboard at 10-under-par with Miguel Angel Jimenez heading into the final hole at University Ridge Golf Course on Saturday. Then Kelly admitted he took the wrong approach to the 440-yard, par-4 No. 18.
“I need to hit the ball better,” Kelly said. “I need to hit the driver better. I need to hit my shots better.
“It doesn’t change anything. It just shows that I can get caught. I got caught trying to skirt that bunker.

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Jon Rahm tweets he’s cleared for U.S. Open after two negative COVID-19 tests

Jon Rahm tweeted with a Rambo GIF that he is cleared for next week’s U.S. Open at Torrey Pines after two negative COVID tests in 24 hours. 
Following the third round of The Memorial Tournament, Rahm was informed after the 18th hole that he tested positive for COVID-19 with a 6-shot lead, which tied Tiger Woods for the largest lead ever heading into the final day of the Memorial. 
The No.

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Tain Lee, a 31-year-old Monday qualifier and former D3 star, enters lead conversation at Congaree

Tain Lee had no idea where he stood on the leaderboard after finishing his second round Friday at the Palmetto Championship.
“Do you know what place I’m in?” he asked a reporter following a 3-under 68, which moved Lee, who a few days earlier was Monday-qualifying for this event, at 7 under entering the weekend at Congaree Golf Club.
“Third,” the reporter answered, leaving Lee flabbergasted.
“Yeah, that’s pretty crazy,” Lee said. “That’s wild.”
Things got wilder on Saturday.

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Four players tied for lead at Scandinavian Mixed, including two men and two women

Four players are tied for the lead through three rounds of the Scandinavian Mixed, and it’s an equal representation. Alice Hewson and Caroline Hedwall both stand at 12 under at Vallda Golf and Country Club in Gothenburg, Sweden, and so do Rhys Enoch and Jason Scrivener.
Equal representation at the top of the leaderboard is the best endorsement you could make for the opportunity this tournament provides.
Wind made conditions difficult in the third round, but Hewson persevered. She birdied three of her final four holes for a third-round 69 and is enjoying every minute.

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