• Discharged Bae 'dying to play golf'
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    Discharged Bae 'dying to play golf'

    With his stint in the South Korean military now over, two-time PGA Tour winner Sangmoon Bae is eager to turn his attention back to golf. Bae has not played since the 2015 Presidents Cup in Korea, after which he began a 21-month military obligation that is required of all able-bodied Korean men between the ages of 18 and 35. He was discharged from the Korean army on Wednesday and released a statement via the Asian Tour to express his excitement at getting back out on the course. "I've had such great memories serving in the military, and I feel that I've grown a lot stronger," Bae said. "I did a lot of weight lifting and running to improve my conditioning, and I am not concerned about my fitness

  • 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

  • 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