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  • Greenbrier is underwater after major flooding in southeast W. Va.

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf8 hrs ago

    Hope @The_Greenbrier drys out soon!! #GreenbrierClassic #hole18-17-1 pic.twitter.com/n2HRUTYpw7

    Less than two weeks away from The Greenbrier Classic, the iconic West Virgnia resort's golf courses are underwater after major flooding from torrential rains in the southeastern portion of the state.

    Thursday rains in Greenbrier County led to the declaration of a state of emergency. Many residents of White Sulphur Springs, the town in which The Greenbrier is located, were stranded in the highest rooms of their homes, awaiting rescue and hoping to avoid the flood waters.

    In addition to substantial flood damage, landslides and mudslides have been reported in the mountainous area. Officials said anywhere from 1-4 inches of rain fell in a three-hour period on Thursday evening.

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  • Jason Day will 're-evaluate' golf career when he turns 40

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf1 day ago

    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- Jason Day doesn't sound like a guy who is long for a long career in golf.

    The world No. 1 said Wednesday at PGA Championship media day at Baltusrol Golf Club that he'll stop at the age of 40 to decide if he'll press on, or if he'll walk away from the sport.

    "When I get to 40, I'm going to re-evaluate everything and then go from there," Day said. "Because when I get to 40, I would like to see where I'm at in my career because I might want to go, 'You know what, I'm done. I'm just happy with everything,' and I'm going to go off my merry way and I'll probably never pick up a golf club ever again."

    Day, father of 3-year-old Dash and 8-month-old Lucy, said his children's interest in the game would be a factor. So, too, would be where he ranks against his peers and if his body, which had given him trouble in the past, held up against the rigors of pro golf.

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  • Fowler looking to end cuts-missed skid at Congressional

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf3 days ago

    Rickie Fowler has missed the cut in each of his last three starts, including a disappointing 11-over performance in last week's U.S. Open.

    Fortunately for Fowler, missing the cut at Oakmont gave him some time over the weekend to reconnect with golf teach Butch Harmon, working on some basic fundamentals that can go awry for most any pro at any point in a season. With that work put in, Fowler needs to try to figure out Congressional Country Club, a venue he hasn't played well in the past, be it missing the cut in the 2011 U.S. Open or in this tournament.

    "I've always loved the look of the golf course," Fowler said Tuesday. "Unfortunately I just haven't been able to play well here yet. It's time to change that."

    The Oklahoma State product will have some inside-the-ropes support help him end this pair of skids. For the first two days, the PGA Tour has grouped Fowler with Smylie Kaufman and Justin Thomas. The three – along with Jordan Spieth, not in the field this week – became social-media and millennial darlings when they broadcast their post-Masters Bahamas vacation, dubbed #SB2K16, all over social media.

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