• Pettersen, Lexi limited in Solheim Cup preparation
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    Pettersen, Lexi limited in Solheim Cup preparation

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Europe’s Suzann Pettersen is battling back pain and American Lexi Thompson is battling a virus. Both were limited in their appearances Tuesday preparing for the Solheim Cup. Pettersen, 36, walked some holes at Des Moines Golf and Country Club, but she didn’t hit any full shots, limiting herself to putting. “She’s dealing with a little bit of a sore back,” European Solheim Cup captain Annika Sorenstam told Golf Channel’s Chantel McCabe in a Golf Central interview. “She wants to take it easy. Better to be safe than sorry.” Pettersen did not attend a scheduled news conference. Notably, European vice captain Catriona Matthew practiced as an alternate Tuesday. “While there

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    Guy loses out on winning $2.5 million golf bet in gut-wrenching fashion

    On April 2, London golf pro named Jordan Baker published his picks for the 2017 four golf majors, making risky choices for the 2017 schedule but choices that he expected to pay off in a big way. @imBenHervey pic.twitter.com/p7FBkquK2l — Bakes (@OfficialBakes

  • JT: Jealousy of Spieth's Open win fueled PGA triumph
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    JT: Jealousy of Spieth's Open win fueled PGA triumph

    With the Wanamaker Trophy sitting comfortably behind him, Justin Thomas opened up about his emotions watching Jordan Spieth win The Open - and how it helped him win the PGA Championship a few weeks later. Thomas missed the cut at Royal Birkdale but stuck around for the weekend and was behind the 18th green to greet Spieth after his three-shot win over Matt Kuchar. He explained Tuesday on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" that his feelings in the moment were varied. "I mean anytime you can watch your friends win, let alone a tournament but a major, it's motivating. It's inspiring," Thomas said. "I mean, I was extremely happy for him, but I was jealous. I'm not going to lie or sugarcoat anything,