• 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

  • 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,

  • Westwood making cuts, but not making progress in majors
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    Westwood making cuts, but not making progress in majors

    It's not quite a badge of honor, though it beats the alternative. Lee Westwood was among 13 players who made the cut in all four majors this year, and he has the longest active streak of cuts made among those who have played them all. Westwood last missed the cut in 2014 at the British Open, making it 13 in a row that he has played the weekend. That's the good news. "I'm playing steady, but not well enough," Westwood said. His best finish was a tie for 18th in the Masters. Westwood tied for 55th in the U.S. Open, tied for 27th in the British Open and tied for 67th at the PGA Championship. He has only one top 10 in the majors since he last missed the cut, a runner-up at the Masters to Danny Willett