• Match recaps: U.S. leads 7 1/2 to 4 1/2 on Day 2
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    Match recaps: U.S. leads 7 1/2 to 4 1/2 on Day 2

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The U.S. and Europe split their morning foursomes on Day 2 and the U.S. now leads 7 1/2 to 4 1/2 overall. Here's a recap of the matches so far. Day 2 morning foursomes: U.S. 2, Europe 2 (Overall: U.S. 7 1/2, 4 1/2) MATCH 9: Cristie Kerr-Lexi Thompson (U.S.) def. Jodi Ewart Shadoff-Caroline Masson (Europe), 5 and 3: Win gave Kerr the most Solheim Cup points in U.S. history surpassing captain Juli Inkster. The difference was U.S. wins on Nos. 8, 9 and 10 to put it out of reach against Europe’s best team.  MATCH 10: Paula Creamer-Austin Ernst (U.S.) def. Emily Pedersen-Mel Reid (Europe), 5 and 3: The second consecutive rout for the Americans to step on the Europeans at a

  • McIlroy commits to play The Northern Trust
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    McIlroy commits to play The Northern Trust

    Less than a week after hinting that he might be done for the remainder of 2017, Rory McIlroy on Friday committed to play next week's Northern Trust, the first leg of the FedExCup Playoffs. McIlroy is the postseason's defending champion, after taking both the Tour Championship and the FedExCup in dramatic fashion last fall. The news that he'll tee it up in the first playoff event is only surprising in light of what he offered following his T-22 finish last Sunday at the PGA Championship. “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” he said, referring to his upcoming schedule. “You might not see me until next year. You might see me in a couple weeks’ time. It really depends.” McIlroy has been hampered

  • Solheim Cup: Lexi Thompson, the quiet U.S. superstar, still has plenty of room to rise
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    Solheim Cup: Lexi Thompson, the quiet U.S. superstar, still has plenty of room to rise

    For all her natural star power, Lexi Thompson takes more of a Teddy Roosevelt approach off the fairways. In other words, speak softly and carry a big driver. So there was more than a smirk of irony when the second-ranked player in the world had to push back her pre-Solheim Cup news conference from Tuesday to Thursday because of a nasty cold. It was far from a week-crusher, though. “People, I’m not dying,” the 22-year-old quipped. No, she most certainly remains a rising talent. That much was apparent in spurts, at both the start and finish of what was a dramatically uneven foursomes match with partner Cristie Kerr. Ultimately, a glitzy beginning and a clutch ending salvaged half-a-point against