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Unlikely Bomber Wins Long Drive Contest View More
Anirban Lahiri of India watches his tee shot on the 15th hole during a practice round ahead of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Childs Picture Supplied by Action Images

Unlikely Bomber Wins Long Drive Contest

At 5 feet 9 and 170 pounds, Anirban Lahiri hardly can be described as imposing. But the 28-year-old from India outblasted all comers at the PGA Championship’s Long Drive Competition. Lahiri, a two-time European Tour winner who ranks 79th in driving distance on that circuit with an average of 292.3…

A Star is Born at the Canadian Open View More
Ollie Schniederjans watches his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of match play at the 2014 U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga. on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

A Star is Born at the Canadian Open

Having just birdied his final three holes to complete a third-round 66, Ollie Schniederjans waved softly toward a crowd already learning to shout his first name. He can’t simply tip his hat — he stopped wearing one after he quit baseball at the age of 12. In all other matters,…

Sitting Rookies Could Bite Watson View More
After a dominant debut in the morning matches, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed were not chosen to participate in the afternoon session. (Lee Smith, Action Images)

Sitting Rookies Could Bite Watson

Did Tom Watson make a mistake in not sending Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed back out in the afternoon foursomes session after the rookies’ dominating four-ball victory against Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallacher? Spieth said he was “100 percent certain” he and Reed would play in the afternoon session after…

Watson Goes Bold With Rookie Pairing View More
Rookie pair Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth will dive into the deep end at Gleneagles with a match on Friday morning. (Andrew Boyers, Action Images)

Watson Goes Bold With Rookie Pairing

Tom Watson didn’t take the conservative route, at least not with his four-ball pairings for the first session of the Ryder Cup on Friday. The Bubba Watson-Webb Simpson, Phil Mickelson-Keegan Bradley and Rickie Fowler-Jimmy Walker pairings were as obvious as the Ryder Cup logo that’s been slapped on everything around…

Table Set For Morning Matches

Those last two morning matches should be something to watch. Closing out the opening ceremonies, the captains announced the lineups for Friday morning’s Four-balls. The first two seem interesting enough: Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson will take on Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, followed by Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker…

Tom Watson's Monday Ryder Cup Update

Phil Mickelson is in on points, Tiger Woods, bad back and all, is still in the Ryder Cup conversation and captain Tom Watson is breathing a little easier now that nine members of his U.S. squad have been determined in advance of next month’s matches against Europe at Gleneagles in…