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Mickelson late as lightning hits hotel

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MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) Phil Mickelson had a wild Sunday, and that was before he showed up for the BMW Championship.

Mickelson said on Twitter that lightning struck the hotel where he was staying, leading to an evacuation. One problem: He was staying on the top floor, his clubs were in his room and his tee time at Medinah was approaching.

Mickelson eventually got to the course in time to change shoes in the parking lot, but not after a tweet saying that his clubs served as a fire retardant. He headed to the range to warm up, pausing only to answer the phone when his wife called to check on him.

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Thomas shoots course-record 61 at BMW

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) Winless over the last 12 months, Justin Thomas knew he was playing well and he was due for a low round.

Saturday at the BMW Championship was more than he might have imagined. Read More...

Pieters first to win Czech Masters twice

VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) Thomas Pieters shot a 3-under 69 Sunday to become the first golfer to win the Czech Masters for the second time, beating Adri Arnaus of Spain by one stroke.

Pieters took a three-shot lead after a birdie on the 7th only to bogey the 8th. The overnight leader added a birdie and a bogey on the back nine in the final round to finish on 19-under 269 for his fourth European Tour victory, and his first since the 2016 Made In Denmark tournament. Read More...

Barron leads suspended Champions

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) Monday qualifier Doug Barron had a one-stroke lead in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open when lightning forced the suspension of play late in the second round Saturday.

Making his second PGA Tour Champions start after turning 50 last month, Barron was 10 under for the tournament playing the par-4 15th when play was stopped at En Joie Golf Club. Read More...

Augenstein, Ogletree in US Amateur final

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) Andy Ogletree took a peek at the bracket before the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals and made a prediction to his caddie: He would face John Augenstein in the final.

He was right. Read More...

Poulter very much at home at Medinah

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) Ian Poulter walked into the Medinah clubhouse to register for the BMW Championship and immediately felt at home.

On the walls leading to the locker room were photos of great moments in Medinah history, a course in the Chicago suburbs that has hosted the U.S. Open three times, the PGA Championship twice and the Ryder Cup. Read More...

Pettersen handed Solheim wild card spot

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) Norway's Suzann Pettersen was given a Solheim Cup wild card Monday despite having played just two tournaments since November 2017.

Pettersen will make her ninth appearance in the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles next month. She was originally appointed one of European captain Catriona Matthew's vice-captains. Read More...

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