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5-time British champ Thomson dies at 88

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Hailed as a hero to some and as golf royalty to others, Peter Thomson, a five-time winner of the British Open and the only player in the 20th century to win the tournament for three straight years, died Wednesday. He was 88.

Thomson had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for more than four years and died at his Melbourne home surrounded by family members, Golf Australia said.

The first Australian to win the British Open, Thomson went on to secure the title five times between 1954 and 1965, a record equaled only by American Tom Watson.

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Koepka wins back-to-back US Open titles

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) For a guy who has won all of three PGA Tour events, Brooks Koepka has a golf legacy that already is secure.

That's how it should be for winning back-to-back U.S. Opens. Read More...

Minnesota gets regular PGA Tour stop

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) The PGA Tour will soon be making a regular stop in Minnesota.

Long host to the 3M Championship, a thriving tournament on the senior circuit, the TPC Twin Cities course in suburban Minneapolis has landed a spot on the main PGA Tour with a seven-year contract starting in 2019. The event will be called the 3M Open, officials announced on Monday. Read More...

Fleetwood ties US Open record with 63

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) Somehow, tying a U.S. Open record with a final-round 63 wasn't totally satisfying for Tommy Fleetwood.

"Yeah," he said with a laugh, "but I wanted 62." Read More...

Dustin Johnson's hopes fade on back nine

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) Dustin Johnson had a four-stroke lead after 36 holes and was still in striking distance heading onto the back nine in the final round of the U.S. Open.

Instead of making a move, he lost ground. Read More...

Strange: Koepka capable of three-peat

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) Curtis Strange stood by the 18th green at Shinnecock Hills, working for the TV broadcast and ready to welcome Brooks Koepka into the small fraternity of back-to-back U.S. Open winners.

"I'm happy for him. I hope it means as much to him," said Strange, who won in 1988 and '89 and was the last to win two in a row before Koepka matched him Sunday. "Now he's going to learn things about Willie Anderson that I learned about that I never thought I would. Read More...

Fireman Parziale ties for low amateur

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) Leaning on his club, Matt Parziale crossed one leg over the other and placed the free hand on his hip. His caddie mirrored his position and used Parziale's bag as his source of support. The two looked almost identical, just one older than the other.

Being related will do that. Read More...

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