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Grayson Murray throws his ball into the crowd after winning the Barbasol Championship golf tournament, Sunday, July 23, 2017, in Opelika, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Rookie Grayson Murray takes Barbasol Championship

Murray won his first PGA Tour title, holing a 5-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory.

Runner up Matt Kuchar of the United States speaks during a press conference after the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England, Sunday July 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Matt Kuchar rocked by Jordan Spieth’s comeback

Kuchar felt he was finally breaking through in a major championship but instead he watched Spieth put on a show.

US golfer Jordan Spieth poses for pictures with the Claret Jug, the trophy for the Champion golfer of the year after winning the 2017 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale golf course near Southport in north west England on July 23, 2017. Jordan Spieth won the British Open at Royal Birkdale on Sunday by three shots. It is Spieth's third major title after he won the Masters and US Open in 2015. / AFP PHOTO / Andy BUCHANAN / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images

british open

After a wild back nine, Jordan Spieth is the British Open champion

Spieth was behind by a shot after 13 holes when he went birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie to pull away from Matt Kuchar.

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Jordan Spieth of the United States on the 18th green during the third round of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 22, 2017 in Southport, England. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

BRITISH OPEN

Jordan Spieth steams ahead to three-shot lead

After a bogey-free 5-under-par 65, he widened the gap on second-place Matt Kuchar.

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Jordan Spieth of the United States shelters from the rain under an umbrella during the second round of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 21, 2017 in Southport, England. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

BRITISH OPEN

Jordan Spieth takes lead at British Open

As strong wind and rain kicked up in the second round at Royal Birkdale, Spieth shot a 1-under 69 and is at 6-under 134, two shots ahead of Matt Kuchar (71).

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Sergio Garcia of Spain feels his shoulder during the second round of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 21, 2017 in Southport, England. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Sergio Garcia gets angry, hurts shoulder at British Open

Garcia shot a 1-under 69 in the second round after injuring himself while angrily swinging a club into shrubs on the fourth hole.

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND - JULY 20: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to a birdie putt on the 18th green during the first round of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 20, 2017 in Southport, England. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy inspired by pep talk at British Open

With McIlroy 4 over through five, caddie J.P. Fitzgerald reminded the four-time major champ who he is.

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND - JULY 20: Jordan Spieth of the United States on the 18th hole during the first round of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 20, 2017 in Southport, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

BRITISH OPEN

Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar share lead at British Open

The three American stars each shot 5-under 65 in the first round at Royal Birkdale.

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND - JULY 19: Sergio Garcia of Spain poses for a selfie with a fan during a practice round prior to the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 19, 2017 in Southport, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

BRITISH OPEN

British Open hopes can depend on weather luck

A lot of top players can tell you about their misfortune of being on the wrong side of the draw — and weather — at a British Open.

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama plays the 6th hole during a practice round at Royal Birkdale golf course near Southport in north west England on July 19, 2017, ahead of the 146th Open Golf Championship. Matsuyama has risen to number two in the world -- the best ever position for a Japanese golfer -- thanks to some outstanding results in the last year. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

Five players to watch at the British Open

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama is the pick to win British Open

Matsuyama, No. 2 in the world, is minus-23 aggregate in his last five Sundays.

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Jordan Spieth of the United States hits his tee shot on the 9th hole during a practice round prior to the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 18, 2017 in Southport, England. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

British Open

Jordan Spieth feeling rested, sharp for British Open

After a down 2016, the Texan hopes his resurgence continues at Royal Birkdale.

Sergio Garcia of Spain talks to the media during a press conference on the second practice day at the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England, Monday, July 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

British Open

Sergio Garcia ready to go after his second major title

The Masters champion will be paired with Zach Johnson and Jason Day when the British Open begins Thursday.

BEDMINSTER, NJ - JULY 16: Sung Hyun Park watches her third shot on the first hole during the final round of the U.S. Women's Open Championship at Trump National Golf Club on July 16, 2017 in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Sung Hyun Park captures US Women’s Open

Second straight 5-under 67 helps South Korean finish at 11-under for a two-stroke win.

United States' Joe Corona (10) celebrates with Graham Zusi (19) after scoring a goal against Nicaragua during a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match in Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

CONCACAF Gold Cup | US 3, Nicaragua 0

US men blank Nicaragua

Americans win Group B on goals by Joe Corona, Kelyn Rowe and Matt Miazga to advance to quarterfinals.

China's Shanshan Feng lines up her tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament, Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Golf roundup

Shanshan Feng birdies 18 to take lead at US Women’s Open

Six players from South Korea are chasing Feng for the title.

President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as the look the the crowd from his viewing stand, Friday, July 14, 2017, during the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Trump steals spotlight at US Women’s Open

Shanshan Feng increased her lead but the president’s presence drew the most attention.

Mr. Johnson was chairman of Augusta National, home of the Masters tournament.

Hootie Johnson, 86; kept women out of club that hosts the Masters

The Augusta National chairman stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members.

Matt Parziale plays out of Thorny Lea CC.

Golf

Matt Parziale wins Massachusetts Amateur golf title

Parziale took the lead on the first hole of the 36-hole final and never relinquished it.

BEDMINSTER, NJ - JULY 13: Shanshan Feng of China watches her tee shot on the fourth hole during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open Championship at Trump National Golf Course on July 13, 2017 in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

US WOMEN’S OPEN

Shanshan Feng dodges rain; course dodges criticism

The Chinese star fired a bogey-free round of 6-under 66 on a controversy-free day at the Trump National Golf Course.

Rookie Xander Schauffele wins Greenbrier Classic

Rookie Xander Schauffele made a 3-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win The Greenbrier Classic by a stroke over Robert Streb for his first PGA Tour victory.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - JULY 08: Sebastian Munoz of Colombia reacts after his putt on the 18th green during round three of The Greenbrier Classic held at the Old White TPC on July 8, 2017 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Sebastian Munoz in position for a wire-to-wire win

The Tour rookie held a two-shot lead over Robert Streb after the third round of The Greenbrier Classic.

LONDONDERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 07: Hideki Matsuyama of Japan plays his second shot on the par five 4th hole during the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club on July 7, 2017 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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Rory McIlroy misses the cut at Irish Open

It was the fourth time in five years the four-time major winner fell short at the tournament he hosts.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - JULY 06: Davis Love III lines up his putt on the 18th green during round one of The Greenbrier Classic held at the Old White TPC on July 6, 2017 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Davis Love III two shots back at Greenbrier Classic

Leader Sebastian Munoz, a 24-year-old Colombian, was boosted by five birdies on the back nine for a 61.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 02: Tiger Woods of the United States walks off the 15th tee during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club on February 2, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

Tiger Woods says he has completed a treatment program

Woods, who was arrested for DUI in late May, sought professional help to manage his medications.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 02: Tiger Woods of the United States walks off the 15th tee during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club on February 2, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods says he has completed a treatment program

Woods, who was arrested for DUI in late May, sought professional help to manage his medications.

Danielle Kang raises the championship trophy after winning the Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at Olympia Fields Country Club, Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Olympia Fields, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Golf roundup

Danielle Kang birdies 18 to win Women’s PGA Championship

She edged defending champion Brooke Henderson by a shot.

Peabody MA 04/02/17 Kenny Perry pumping his fist on the 18th green after winning the final round of the US Senior Open Championship at the Salem Country Club. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter: Kevin Dupont

Par-saving putt on No. 15 pushes Kenny Perry to US Senior Open title

The 20-foot putt “won me the tournament” said Perry, who admitted that putting can be a weakness for him.

Peabody MA 04/02/17 Fred Couples reacting after sinking a birdie putt on the 16th hole par 4 during the final round of the US Senior Open Championship at the Salem Country Club. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter: Kevin Dupont

US SENIOR OPEN NOTEBOOK

Glen Day gives short Salem CC an endorsement

Day also happens to be a golf course architect, and thinks shorter holes don’t always mean easier.

Kenny Perry held up the US Senior Open trophy, which will now have his name engraved on it twice.

US SENIOR OPEN

Kenny Perry wins second US Senior Open title at Salem Country Club

He shot a 2-under-par 68 for a 16-under total of 264, edging Kirk Triplett by two strokes.

OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL - JULY 01: Chella Choi of South Korea hits her tee shot on the 15th hole during the third round of the 2017 KPMG PGA Championship on July 1, 2017 in Olympia Fields, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Chella Choi, Danielle Kang share PGA lead

Choi shot a 67 and Kang a 68, setting up a pairing of two players seeking their first major title.

Peabody MA 04/01/17 Kirk Triplett watching the flight of his tee shot on the 3rd hole par 3 during the third round of the US Senior Open Championship at the Salem Country Club. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

US SENIOR OPEN

US Senior Open coming down to a two-man race

Kirk Triplett (15 under) has a one shot lead over Kenny Perry entering Sunday’s final round.

Peabody MA 04/01/17 Brandt Jobe talking to the media after hitting a record tying round of 62 during the third round of the US Senior Open Championship at the Salem Country Club. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Perseverance paying off for Brandt Jobe

Jobe, 51, has battled serious injuries throughout his career. But he’s in third place at the US Senior Open after a record-tying 62 Saturday.

Peabody MA 04/01/17 Fred Couples wipes away sweat before hitting his tee shot on the 3rd hole during the third round of the US Senior Open Championship at the Salem Country Club. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

US SENIOR OPEN NOTEBOOK

Big names have some work to do at US Senior Open

Fred Couples, Tom Lehman, and Bernhard Langer missed opportunities to close the gap.

OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL - JUNE 30: Danielle Kang lines up a birdie putt on the 12th green during the second round of the 2017 KPMG PGA Championship at Olympia Fields on June 30, 2017 in Olympia Fields, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Golf roundup

LPGA’s Danielle Kang on a major upswing

Danielle Kang won back-to-back majors as an amateur yet she’s never won as an LPGA pro.

Peabody MA 6/30/17 Kenny Perry watching the flight of his tee shot on the 3rd hole par 3 during the second round of the US Senior Open Championship at the Salem Country Club. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

SENIOR OPEN NOTEBOOK

Kirk Triplett and Kenny Perry top Senior Open leaderboard

Duo are at 11-under-par 129, setting a 36-hole record.

Peabody MA 6/30/17 Kirk Triplett watching the flight of his approach shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the US Senior Open Championship at the Salem Country Club. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Advances in equipment prolong golf careers

Players over 50 are hitting drives of 290 yards and more.

PEABODY, MA - JUNE 30: Fred Couples hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the 2017 U.S. Senior Open Championship at Salem Country Club on June 30, 2017 in Peabody, Massachusetts. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Ben Volin

Fred Couples, back flaring up, hangs in for a 65 at US Senior Open

Couples had a hard time standing after his round, but during it he was almost flawless.

Peabody, MA: June 28, 2017: Tom Watson watches the flight of his tee shot on the par 3 3rd hole, as playing partner Nick Faldo watches also in the backround at left. The first round of the U.S. Senior Open was held at the Salem Country Club. (Globe Staff Photo/ Jim Davis)

Tom Watson, Nick Faldo draw large crowds at US Senior Open

The two legends have combined for 14 major championships.

Peabody, MA: June 28, 2017: Kirk Triplett watches his tee shot on the par three 3rd hole. The first round of the U.S. Senior Open was held at the Salem Country Club. (Globe Staff Photo/ Jim Davis)

US Senior Open at Salem Country Club

With Salem CC soft, Kirk Triplett (62) makes it look easy

Triplett tied a Champions Tour major record to lead a host of low numbers.

Peabody, MA - 6/28/17 - Hale Irwin signs Richard Gordon's hat, a version of which he has brought to 37 tournaments over the years to get signed by athletes during the US Senior Golf Open practice day at the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass., on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. This is the 38th annual US Senior Open and there are two days of practice preceding the start of the event. (Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe) Reporter: Ben Volin Topic: Senior Open

SENIOR OPEN NOTEBOOK

Three-time major winner Hale Irwin shoots his age

Irwin had a putt on the 18th hole to shoot 71, but he missed and settled for a 72.

POTOMAC, MD - JUNE 29: David Lingmerth of Sweden plays his shot from the seventh tee during the first round of the Quicken Loans National on June 29, 2017 TPC Potomac in Potomac, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

David Lingmerth leads Quicken Loans National

Troy Merritt, Marc Leishman, Johnson Wagner, Sung Kang, Nick Taylor, and Daniel Summerhays are a shot back.

Peabody, MA: June 28, 2017: Colin Montgomerie watches his drive off of the 9th tee. The first round of the U.S. Senior Open was held at the Salem Country Club. (Globe Staff Photo/ Jim Davis)

Colin Montgomerie in a mad state of mind

Monty and Massachusetts have been a prickly mix; he had words with his walking scorer Thursday.

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry follows his shot from the 14th fairway of the Silverado Resort North Course during the pro-am event of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament, in Napa, Calif. Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry is set to test his golf game against the pros. The Web.com Tour announced Wednesday, June 28, 2017, that Curry, who recently won his second NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors, will play in the Ellie Mae Classic. The event at TPC Stonebrae runs from Aug. 3-6.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Warriors star Steph Curry to play golf event on Web.com Tour

The two-time NBA MVP will play in the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae on Aug. 3-6.

STERLING, VA - MAY 28: Bernhard Langer shakes hands on the 18th green after defeating Vijay Singh to win the Senior PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club on May 28, 2017 in Sterling, Virginia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ben Volin

Five players to watch at the US Senior Open

The Champions Tour major begins Thursday at Salem CC in Peabody. Here are the top contenders.

MADISON, WI - JUNE 24: Sir Nick Faldo of England hits his drive on the 10th hole during the second round of the American Family Insurance Championship held at University Ridge Golf Course on June 24, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

US SENIOR OPEN NOTEBOOK

For a couple of weeks, Nick Faldo gets back in the game

He made a rare start on the Champions Tour last week, and is now in his first Senior Open.

At 82, he has seen it all at Salem Country Club

Marshal Ed Collins will be on duty this week at the Senior Open, at the club where he started caddying at age 9.

A real-life ‘Tin Cup’ story at the Senior Open

Texas teaching pro Ricky Arnett qualified at the course where the movie’s “US Open” scenes were filmed.

MADISON, WI - JUNE 25: Fred Couples hits his second shot on the 13th hole during the third and final round of the American Family Insurance Championship held at University Ridge Golf Course on June 25, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

US SENIOR OPEN NOTEBOOK

Fred Couples on a big momentum swing heading to Salem

Couples, 57, is coming off a win in last weekend’s Champions Tour event.

CROMWELL, CT - JUNE 25: Jordan Spieth of the United States celebrates with caddie Michael Greller after chipping in for birdie from a bunker on the 18th green to win the Travelers Championship in a playoff against Daniel Berger of the United States (not pictured) at TPC River Highlands on June 25, 2017 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Travelers Championship had atmosphere US Open was lacking

TPC River Highlands was rocking, an element Erin Hills simply didn’t have.

Peabody, MA - 6/27/2017 - U.S. Senior Open defending champion Gene Sauers during today's practice round at Salem Country Club. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Ben Volin, Topic: 28Senior Open, LOID: 8.3.2932665899.

US SENIOR OPEN

Donald Trump will have at least one big supporter at the Senior Open

Defending champion Gene Sauers has developed a friendship with the president over the last few years.