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Jordan Spieth tees off the 18th hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Cromwell, Conn. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant via AP)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Defending champ Jordan Spieth tied for lead at PGA Travelers

Spieth’s 7-under-par 63 matched Zach Johnson for the first-round lead.

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 16: Phil Mickelson of the United States smiles on the third green during the third round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 16, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Phil Mickelson apologizes four days after embarrassing rules violation at US Open

Mickelson hit a moving ball in Saturday’s third round in a breach that drew the ire of the golf world.

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2017, file photo, Paul Goydos hits his way out of trouble on the 16th hole during the championship round of the 3M Championship golf tournament in Blaine, Minn. Minnesota has hosted the 3M Championship on the PGA Tour Champions since 1993, and the final event for seniors will be Aug. 3-5 with Goydos as the defending champion. (AP Photo/John Autey, File)

Sports Log

Minnesota lands PGA Tour date in 2019

Tour will return to Land of 10,000 Lakes for the first time since 1969 for $7 million 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minn.

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 17: Brooks Koepka of the United States and his father Robert Koepka celebrate with the U.S. Open Championship trophy after winning the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 17, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

TARA SULLIVAN

Brooks Koepka’s family witnesses history at US Open

Koepka’s parents and brother were present for his second straight title after watching last year’s tournament from home.

Matt Parziale, right, takes a club from his caddie and father, Vic Parziale, on the first fairway during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

US OPEN

Matt Parziale impresses with tie for low amateur at US Open

The Brockton firefighter shot 75 to finish with a 16-over 296, tying for low score among 20 amateurs in the field.

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 17: Brooks Koepka of the United States celebrates with the U.S. Open Championship trophy after winning the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 17, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

US OPEN

Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champion

The 28-year-old shot 2-under 68 to finish 1-over par, becoming the seventh player to win back-to-back titles.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9718228cg) Dustin Johnson 118th US Open Championship, Southampton, USA - 16 Jun 2018 Dustin Johnson of the US looks for his ball in the grass on the fifth hole during the third round of the 118th US Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York, USA, 16 June 2018. The tournament will be played 14 June thorough 17 June.

US Open carnage: Dustin Johnson blows four-shot cushion but is tied for lead

Johnson shot 77, and nobody in the final 22 groups broke par in the thirs round.

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 16: Phil Mickelson of the United States smiles on the third green during the third round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 16, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

US Open notebook

Phil Mickelson’s explanation was more ridiculous than his rule breach

Mickelson hit a moving ball with his putter on No. 13, then claimed he did it on purpose.

From 18 feet for birdie, Dustin Johnson three-putted a lightning quick 18th green and finished with a bogey.

USGA apologizes for unfairness of Shinnecock Hills

“Well-executed shots were not only not regarded, but were punished,’’ said Mike Davis, the USGA’s executive director.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by CJ GUNTHER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9718228ad) Matt Parziale and Vic Parziale 118th US Open Championship, Southampton, USA - 16 Jun 2018 Matt Parziale fo the US (L) and his caddie and father Vic (R) on the eighteenth hole during the third round of the 118th US Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York, USA, 16 June 2018. The tournament will be played 14 June thorough 17 June.

TARA SULLIVAN

With a job and a dream, Matt Parziale keeps both going at once

The Brockton firefighter’s three-day 11-over total has him first among all amateurs.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - JUNE 16: Anna Nordqvist of Sweden reacts to a birdie on the 18th hole during the third round of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give at Blythefield Country Club on June 16, 2018 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Anna Nordqvist and Lee-Anne Pace lead LPGA Meijer Classic

They were at 18-under 198 at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Mich.

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 15: Jordan Spieth of the United States chips on the 18th hole during the second round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 15, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Some of the world’s best miss cut at US Open

Top-10 players John Rahm, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day were among the stars heading home for the weekend.

Tiger Woods waits to putt on the 15th green during the second round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

TARA SULLIVAN

Will we ever see vintage Tiger Woods again?

Woods, who missed the cut at the US Open, continues to say he is close to putting it all together — and winning.

Matt Parziale waits to putt on the 14th green during the second round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Brockton firefighter Matt Parziale makes the cut at US Open

Parziale finished with a birdie to shoot 73 on Friday, and 7 over for the tournament.

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 15: Dustin Johnson of the United States chips to the 14th green during the second round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 15, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

US OPEN

Dustin Johnson surges to four-shot lead at US Open

Johnson shot a 3-under-par 67 in the second round and is the only player under par at Shinnecock Hills.

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 14: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts on the 13th green during the first round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 14, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Horrible start (triple bogey) and finish (78) for Tiger Woods in US Open

Woods is nine shots off the lead after a brutal opening round at Shinnecock Hills.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after missing a putt on the 18th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

TARA SULLIVAN

Shinnecock Hills the winner on Day 1 of US Open

A combined 25-over-par day for Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, and Phil Mickelson set an early tone of defeat.

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 14: Matt Parziale of the United States prepares to take his second shot from the 12th tee during the first round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 14, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

US OPEN NOTEBOOK

Brockton firefighter Matt Parziale opens with 74 at US Open

“He putted great,” said his caddie Vic, also known as his dad.

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 14: Dustin Johnson of the United States plays a shot from a bunker on the 14th hole during the first round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 14, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

US OPEN

Dustin Johnson among four tied for lead at US Open

The world’s No. 1 player joined Ian Poulter, Scott Piercy, and Russell Henley at 1-under 69.

Hampden, MA: 06-13-2018: Jason Thresher after winning the Mass. Open at Greathorse in Hampden, Mass. June 13, 2018. Photo/David Colt, New England Golf Images (permission for use received from photographer)

SPORTS LOG

Jason Thresher wins third straight Mass Open title

Thresher, from West Suffield, Conn., finished with a three-day score of 11-under 205 to take the championship by one stroke.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by TANNEN MAURY/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9715145ao) Matt Parziale 118th US Open Championship, Southampton, USA - 13 Jun 2018 Matt Parziale of the US signs an autograph on the eighteenth hole during the final practice round at the 118th US Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York, USA, 13 June 2018. The tournament will be played 14 June thorough 17 June.

US OPEN NOTEBOOK

Matt Parziale was invited to play golf with Tom Brady, but he turned it down

The Brockton firefighter had a scheduling conflict at the US Open that prevented him from joining a star-studded group.

A police officer stands near traffic along County Road 39 near the site of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

TARA SULLIVAN

The most perilous hazard at this US Open could be the traffic

Massive backups around Shinnecock Hills have raised fears that players could miss tee times this week.

File-This March 28, 2017, file photo shows New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac, left, talking to referee Garrett Rank, right, during the first period of an NHL game, in Newark, N.J. Rank, a full-time NHL referee who played only four rounds of golf during the hockey season, was co-medallist at his qualifying site in Georgia and will play his first U.S. Open this week. Rank, of Elmira, Ont., worked 73 games during the regular season and three playoff games in his second NHL season. But his golf resume is just as impressive. He is a three-time Canadian Mid-Amateur Champion and represented Canada at the Pan-Am Games in 2015. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

US Open notebook

After working NHL playoffs, referee Garrett Rank qualified for US Open

Rank worked the first round of the playoffs, giving him enough time to qualify for the national championship.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson each are motivated to capture this week’s US Open, but for different reasons. Above: Woods and Mickelson during a practice round before The Masters.

TARA SULLIVAN

Would a US Open win mean more to Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson?

The stakes are far different for the two greats, but a win would be a major accomplishment either way.

GOLF ROUNDUP

Dustin Johnson takes St. Jude Classic, reclaims No. 1 ranking

Johnson holed out for eagle from 170 yards on the final hole to wrap up a six-stroke victory.

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, looking north from the 18th green, the sun sets on Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. The 2018 U.S. Open returns to Shinnecock Hills for the fifth time, June 14-17, 2018. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

118th US OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT

US Open golf returns to traditional course with modern touch

Players are raving about the event’s return to century-old Shinnecock Hills for the fifth time.

MEMPHIS, TN - JUNE 09: Andrew Putnam hits his tee shot on the 7th hole during the third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind on June 9, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Andy Putnam joins Dustin Johnson on top of St. Jude leaderboard

Putnam had a career best round of 64 and Johnson finished with a 65 as the two players turned the St. Jude’s Classic into a two-man race.

MEMPHIS, TN - JUNE 08: Dustin Johnson plays his second shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at at TPC Southwind on June 8, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Dustin Johnson takes 1-shot lead at St. Jude Classic

He shot 7-under 63 in Memphis for his lowest round this year and the lead over Ryan Blaum and Andrew Putnam.

MEMPHIS, TN - JUNE 07: Phil Mickelson of the United States hits his second shot on the 13th hole during the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind on June 7, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Seamus Power leads St. Jude Classic

Seamus Power birdied the final hole to stay on top, with Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker and Brooks Koepka a stroke back.

SHOAL CREEK, AL - JUNE 03: Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand looks on from the bunker on the 18th hole during the final round the 2018 U.S. Women's Open at Shoal Creek on June 3, 2018 in Shoal Creek, Alabama. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

golf roundup

Ariya Jutanugarn wins US Women’s Open in a playoff

The 22-year-old survived a seven-shot collapse on the back nine to reach the playoff with Hyo-Joo Kim.

DUBLIN, OH - JUNE 02: Bryson DeChambeau watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of The Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 2, 2018 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

golf roundup

With Tiger Woods in hunt, Bryson DeChambeau moves into lead at Memorial

Missed short putts spoiled Tiger Woods’s effort as a 68 left him five shots back.

DUBLIN, OH - JUNE 01: Joaquin Niemann of Chile plays a shot on the 18th hole during the second round of The Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 1, 2018 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

golf roundup

Kyle Stanley, Joaquin Niemann share Memorial lead

Tiger Woods, six shots back, misses an opportunity.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Wayland’s Nick Barber of the MassBay men’s golf team finished first in the NCAA Men’s Golf Regional Championship May 25.

DUBLIN, OH - MAY 31: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts to his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of The Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club on May 31, 2018 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Golf roundup

Hideki Matsuyama, Tiger Woods flourish at finish in Memorial

Matsuyama made four straight birdies to take the lead; Woods made three straight late to salvage a 72.

FORT WORTH, TX - MAY 27: Fort Worth Invitational tournament chairman Rob Hood presents a jacket to Justin Rose of England after he won the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club on May 27, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

golf roundup

Justin Rose wins Fort Worth for ninth career victory

A closing 6-under-par 64 left him at 20-under, three shots better than Brooks Koepka.

Justin Rose putts on the 18th hole during the third round of the Fort Worth Invitational golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, May 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Justin Rose still sitting pretty at Colonial

He extended his lead to four strokes heading into Sunday’s final round.

FORT WORTH, TX - MAY 25: Justin Rose of England reacts after a putt on the sixth green during round two of the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club on May 25, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

golf roundup

Justin Rose moves in front at Fort Worth Invitational

He shot a 6-under-par 64 to reach 10-under after two rounds.

FORT WORTH, TX - MAY 24: Kevin Na waves to the gallery on the fifth green during round one of the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club on May 24, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Kevin Na leads at Colonial after 90-foot chip-in

He shot an 8-under-par 62, leading Charley Hoffman by one stroke.

Miss Mann won 38 LPGA Tour titles, including two major championships.

Golfer Carol Mann, 77; won 38 titles on LPGA Tour

Miss Mann, winner of the 1965 US Women’s Open, was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1977.

Caddie Brian Dilley, left, congratulates Aaron Wise after Wise won the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament in Dallas, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Golf roundup

Aaron Wise beats rain, dark to win Byron Nelson

The 21-year-old rookie shot a 6-under-par 65 to beat Marc Leishman by three strokes

Aaron Wise hits off the 18th tee during the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Rookie climbs leaderboard at Byron Nelson

Aaron Wise shot a 3-under-par 68 in much windier conditions to pull even with Marc Leishman for the third-round lead.

Marc Leishman watches his tee shot on the first hole during the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, Friday, May 18, 2018. (Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

golf roundup

Marc Leishman breaks 36-hole record at Byron Nelson

At 15-under 127, he has a one-shot lead over Aaron Wise after the second round.

Marc Leishman, of Australia, tees off on the 17th hole during the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Trinity Forest in Dallas. (Andy Jacobsohn)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Marc Leishman leads PGA Byron Nelson tournament

Local favorite Jordan Spieth is eight shots back after the first round.

This Saturday, May 12, 2018 booking photo provided by St. Johns County, Florida, Sheriff's Office shows Krista Glover, the wife of former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover. She was arrested on charges related to domestic violence during the weekend of The Players Championship. (St. Johns County, Florida, Sheriff's Office via AP)

Golfer’s wife arrested on domestic violence charges after he missed the cut at The Players Championship

The wife of former US Open champion Lucas Glover made the first call to 911 and claimed she was attacked by her mother-in-law.

In 1957, Mr. Ford got a hand from Jack Burke Jr. as he donned the green jacket worn by Masters’ winners.

Doug Ford, former Masters and PGA champion; at 95

Mr. Ford, who was the oldest surviving Masters champion, won 19 times on the PGA Tour.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13: Webb Simpson of the United States plays his shot from the eighth tee during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

the players championship

Webb Simpson finishes off victory in The Players Championship

Despite runs by several players, including Tiger Woods, he earned a four-shot win.

Webb Simpson pumps his fist to fans to celebrate making an eagle on the 11th hole during the third round of the The Players Championship golf tournament Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

The Players Championship

Webb Simpson extends lead, Tiger Woods vaults up leaderboard at TPC

Woods turned in his best round of the season (7-under 65), but he was still 11 shots behind Simpson.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by TANNEN MAURY/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9668755ff) Webb Simpson of the US acknowledges cheers from the fans as he walks to the eighteenth green in the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship golf tournament on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, 11 May 2018. The tournament runs 10 May to 13 May. THE PLAYERS Championship, Ponte Vedra Beach, USA - 11 May 2018

GOLF ROUNDUP

Webb Simpson ties course mark at Players

Webb Simpson shot a 9-under 63 to take a five-shot lead, the largest in the tournament’s 45 years.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 10: Brooks Koepka of the United States and Dustin Johnson of the United States walk during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 10, 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

golf roundup

Dustin Johnson among pack of six leading Players Championship at 6-under 66

Featured players Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson shot 72 and 79.