• Inkster will designate players to handle concessions
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    Inkster will designate players to handle concessions

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – U.S. captain Juli Inkster is doing her best to avoid any more controversy over conceded putts in a Solheim Cup. American players got reminders from rules officials Tuesday about how conceded putts work, and Inkster was taking her own measures to assure there isn’t another debacle over a concession, or the lack of a concession. On every one of the foursomes or fourball teams Inkster sends out, she will designate one of her players to be responsible for conceding putts. “That’s kind of the way I’ve done it with my team,” Inkster said. “One person takes control of giving the putts. That way, we don’t really have any controversy.’ Two years ago, American Alison Lee was penalized

  • Brandt Snedeker 'shutting it down' indefinitely due to health problems
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    Brandt Snedeker 'shutting it down' indefinitely due to health problems

    It’s been a rough summer for Brandt Snedeker. The 36-year-old hasn’t played since a T-14 finish at the Travelers Championship in June due to injury, and announced Wednesday he is shutting it down indefinitely in order to get healthy. “I would first like to thank everyone for their well wishes over the last few weeks, it has meant a lot to me,” Snedeker posted on Twitter. “Unfortunately I have not progressed in my rehab like we would have hoped and therefore will be shutting it down for an indefinite period of time until I get back to 100% healthy. My sternum joint has become unstable and does not allow me to hit a golf ball without pain. My medical team and I are looking into every option to

  • World No. 1 Niemann to play Q-School this fall
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    World No. 1 Niemann to play Q-School this fall

    LOS ANGELES – Joaquin Niemann’s reward for two days of strong play at the U.S. Amateur was an opening match against Braden Thornberry. In what may have been his final event as an amateur, Niemann took the NCAA individual champion to the final hole before falling, 2 down, in the Round of 64 at Riviera. Niemann earned the sixth seed in qualifying but faced off in the first round against Thornberry, who needed to survive a 13-for-8 playoff Wednesday morning. Ranked No. 1 in the world, Niemann, 18, had signed to play college golf at the University of South Florida but now seems unlikely to ever set foot on a college campus. Niemann, from Santiago, Chile, said he did not perform well on the TOEFL