• Grace contending at BMW PGA after 'ridiculous' drop
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    Grace contending at BMW PGA after 'ridiculous' drop

    Branden Grace is contending at the BMW PGA Championship thanks in part to a questionable ruling he received during the opening round at Wentworth. Grace opened the European Tour's flagship event with rounds of 68-71, and at 5 under he sits two shots behind Belgium's Thomas Pieters. But he's facing criticism for a free drop he received after his ball plugged into the face of a greenside bunker on the 13th hole Thursday. The South African appeared to be headed for a double bogey, but after digging his feet into the sand he called over European Tour rules official Mark Hill and explained that his feet were touching the rubber sheet at the bottom of the bunker. That prevented him from taking his

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    Langer has 2-shot lead at Senior PGA on Trump course

    Shrugging off fatigue from last week's victory, Bernhard Langer shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take a two-shot lead in the first round of the Senior PGA Championship. The 59-year-old German could break Jack Nicklaus' record of eight senior majors with a win at Trump National. He tied Nicklaus last week with a five-shot victory at the Regions Tradition. He would also become the first player to win all five of the current senior majors. Langer started with five straight pars on a cool, misty morning before sparse galleries. The start was delayed 80 minutes because of overnight rain that saturated President Donald Trump's already-soft course on the shores of the Potomac River, about 25 miles from

  • GMac (66) chose D&D over Wentworth for right reasons
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    GMac (66) chose D&D over Wentworth for right reasons

    FORT WORTH, Texas – After more than a decade playing the PGA Tour it’s difficult even for Graeme McDowell to believe that this week is his first start at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational. Colonial is, after all, a perfect fit for McDowell’s game, particularly on days like Thursday when the winds whipped from all points on the compass, but for the Northern Irishman it’s always been a question of timing. The Fort Worth stop has traditionally conflicted with the BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s flagship event, and before moving to July, the Irish Open was also played in late May. This year, however, McDowell’s focus shifted to the season-long points race, on which he currently ranks 107th,