Each week, GolfChannel.com takes a look back at the week in golf. Here's what's weighing on our writers' minds. On Colonial and the beauty of a short course: In three weeks the golf world will descend on Erin Hills for the U.S. Open, a course that can be stretched to over 8,000 yards. For the modern professional game, longer has somehow been confused for better, but on Sunday storied Colonial Country Club proved that adage wrong – again. At just over 7,200 yards, Colonial is the shining exception to the modern rule, with Kevin Kisner winning the event with a 10-under total over a leaderboard that included a bomber (Jon Rahm), a mid-length player (Jordan Spieth) and, well, Kisner. The game doesn’t
Kevin Kisner is out of reasons to play for second place. In the end, his go-for-broke style paid off, winning the Dean & DeLuca Invitational by holding off defending champion Jordan Spieth, rising world-beater Jon Rahm and wily veteran Sean O’Hair by a shot with a 10-under 270 total. “You start questioning if you’re going to win again after a while,” Kisner said.
Japan's Ai Miyazato says she has decided to quit the LPGA Tour at the end of the season because she lost her motivation for the sport after years of struggling to win again. "I've been struggling to maintain my motivation for the past four or five years," she told a news conference in Tokyo on Monday, three days after the LPGA announced her decision to retire. Miyazato joined the LPGA Tour in 2006 and has earned more than $8 million in her career but has fallen down the rankings and is currently outside the top 100. There were rumors in the Japanese media that Miyazato was retiring because she was getting married but the 31-year-old said she has no plans to tie the knot and her real reason for quitting was somewhat less romantic.