WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
by Mike Purkey

It should be clear to anyone that Jordan Spieth won the Travelers Championship two weeks ago with something less than his best stuff. But do you remember not so very long ago when a certain superstar would tell us on occasion that he won with his B or even C game?

With that victory in Connecticut, Spieth became the second-youngest player to win 10 PGA Tour events, putting him smack in the middle between Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, the two best players ever.

 



Qualified: For the British Open, England’s Ian Poulter, who earned one of three spots Tuesday at Final Qualifying at his home course, Woburn (England) Golf Club. India’s Shiv Kapur took the medal at 71-65–136, 8 under par, for the 36-hole day. England’s Toby Tree tied Poulter for runner-up at 6 under. Sweden’s Jens Dantorp, who was penalized two strokes for carrying 15 clubs on the first hole, missed by one stroke.

 



Keeping score

9

Number of major champions who are entered in this week’s Greenbrier Classic. Phil Mickelson, with five major titles, will join Vijay Singh (3), Angel Cabrera (2), John Daly (2) and Bubba Watson (2), plus Stewart Cink, Lucas Glover, Davis Love III and Jimmy Walker at The Greenbrier Resort’s Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Patrick Reed, who is 21st in the Official World Golf Ranking, is the highest-ranked player entered. No. 24 Kevin Kisner and No. 25 Mickelson are the only other top-30 players expected to compete.


CALENDAR
July 5-7
Men’s amateur: Sahalee Players
Sahalee CC, Sammamish, Wash.
July 6-9
LPGA: Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic
Thornberry Creek (Championship), Oneida, Wis.
Web.com: Lecom Health Challenge
Peek’n Peak Resort (Upper), Findley Lake, N.Y.
PGA Tour: The Greenbrier Classic
The Greenbrier Resort (Old White TPC), White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
European: Irish Open
Portstewart (Northern Ireland) GC
July 7-9
Men’s amateur: Magnolia Amateur
Hattiesburg (Miss.) CC
Symetra Tour: Donald Ross Centennial Classic
French Lick (Ind.) Resort
July 10-12
Senior women: Senior LPGA Championship
French Lick (Ind.) Resort (Pete Dye Course)
July 10-13
Men’s amateur: Trans-Mississippi Championship
Prairie Dunes CC, Hutchinson, Kan.
July 10-14
Women’s Amateur: North & South
Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort No. 2
July 10-15
Men’s amateur: Pacific Northwest Amateur
Emerald Valley GC, Creswell, Ore.
July 11-14
Women’s amateur: Women’s Trans National
Mid Pines Inn and GC, Southern Pines, N.C.
July 13-16
Champions Tour: Constellation Senior Players Championship
Caves Valley GC, Owings Mills, Md.
Men’s amateur: The Players Amateur
Berkeley Hall Club, Bluffton, S.C.
LPGA: U.S. Women’s Open
Trump National GC, Bedminster, N.J.
PGA Tour: John Deere Classic
TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.
Web.com Tour: Utah Championship
Oakridge CC, Farmington, Utah
Men’s amateur: Eastern Amateur
Elizabeth Manor CC, Portsmouth, Va.
European Tour: Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
Dundonald Links, Troon, Scotland

      
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