• Match recaps: U.S. sweeps Europe in fourballs
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    Match recaps: U.S. sweeps Europe in fourballs

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Europe stunned the U.S. in the morning foursomes to grab an early 2 1/2 to 1 1/2 lead at the Solheim Cup, but the U.S. rallied in the afternoon for a 5 1/2 to 2 1/2 lead. Here's a recap of the Day 1 matches. Afternoon fourballs: U.S. 4, Europe 0 MATCH 5: Michelle Wie-Danielle Kang (U.S.) def. Jodi Ewart Shadoff-Madelene Sagstrom (Europe), 3 and 1: Kang was a star on her first day playing in the Solheim Cup. She hit great shot after great shot and drained key putts all over the lot. It was a thing of beauty for the U.S. and she may just play in all five matches. MATCH 6: Lizette Salas-Angel Yin (U.S.) def. Carlota Ciganda-Emily Pedersen (Europe), 6 and 5: An absolute drubbing

  • Mahan goes from no-status bubble to Wyndham mix
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    Mahan goes from no-status bubble to Wyndham mix

    Hunter Mahan started this week needing a solid performance just to qualify for the Web.com Tour Finals. But after 36 holes at Sedgefield Country Club, he's eyeing his seventh career PGA Tour victory. Back-to-back rounds of 5-under 65 left him tied for second through Friday's morning wave, two shots behind Henrik Stenson. Mahan entered this week 197th in the FedExCup points standings. Nos. 125 and above advance to the FedExCup Playoffs, while Nos. 126-200 head to the Web finals, where they have the opportunity to retain their PGA Tour cards or earn a Web.com Tour card for the following season. But Mahan was in danger of falling outside the top 200 and entering next year without status on either

  • Kevin Harvick has backyard replica of Augusta hole
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    Kevin Harvick has backyard replica of Augusta hole

    As far as cool backyards go, Kevin Harvick's replica of No. 12 at Augusta National is easily near the top. The NASCAR driver and avid recreational golfer loves the iconic course and even played there once a few years ago. It served as the perfect inspiration when he was figuring out what to do with part of his Charlotte, North Carolina home that would benefit everyone, including his now-5-year-old son, Keelan. "It's a little bit smaller and a little bit out of proportion, but in theory, if you're just standing back with a quick glance, it definitely looks the same," Harvick told For The Win on the phone Wednesday from a Mobil 1 Annual Protection event in New York. "So we had a corner of the yard