by Alex Miceli

Justin Thomas struggled to close out tournaments early in his career, but by any measure that no longer is the case.

Thomas posted an impressive 5-under 66 final round Monday in the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston for a three-stroke victory over Jordan Spieth (scores: http://bit.ly/1j3khNH). In winning his fifth tournament of the PGA Tour season, Thomas, the recent PGA champion, tightened his grip on player of the year (“With 4 W’s, Thomas leads pack for POY,” Aug. 30, http://bit.ly/2vItLtP). 


by Adam Schupak

When Maurice Allen won the Mile High Showdown in Denver, which included a blast of 483 yards, he celebrated as if he had scored the game-winning touchdown. There were shades of bowling's boisterous Pete Weber, and there most definitely was a riff on wrestling's Ric Flair, right down to imitating his signature "Woo" chant.

Allen, 35, is every bit an entertainer as he is freakishly long. He is the No. 1-ranked male in the World Long Drive Association. Johnny Damon, a former Major League Baseball player, nicknamed Allen "Primetime," after the flamboyant Deion Sanders. 


Same game, different rewards 

My first impression was, what a great thing to do (“Lewis makes special delivery for Houston,” Sept. 4, http://bit.ly/2eWHjvm).

However, when I saw the amount the winner received was only $195,000, I was saddened. Residents of Houston need so much help. Stacy Lewis' gesture was great, but $195,000 is sad. PGA Tour events award more than $1 million to the winner. $1 million to Houston would be a big difference than $195,000. 



Margin, in points, by which Kevin Chappell edged Charley Hoffman for the 10th and final automatic qualifying spot for the U.S. Presidents Cup team, which was decided with Monday’s conclusion of the Dell Technologies Championship. Captain Steve Stricker will announce his two at-large picks on Wednesday to complete the 12-man team that will face the Internationals on Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. Standings: U.S. team http://bit.ly/2gH7c6e and International team http://bit.ly/2wCy0Zg).


September 4-6
Women’s pro: LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals National Championship
Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines, N.C.
September 5-6
Men’s pro exhibition: Volvik World Long Drive Championship
WinStar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville, Okla.
September 7-10
European Tour: Omega European Masters
Cans-sur-Sierre GC, Crans Montana, Switzerland
LPGA: Indy Women In Tech Championship
Brickyard Crossing GC, Indianapolis
Symetra Tour: Garden City Charity Classic
Buffalo Dunes GC, Garden City, Kan.
September 8-10
Champions Tour: Japan Airlines Championship
Narita (Japan) GC
September 9-10
Men’s amateur: Walker Cup
Los Angeles CC (North)
September 9-14
Women’s amateur: U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
Waverley CC, Portland, Ore.
September 14-17
PGA Tour: BMW Championship
Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Ill.
Web.com Tour: Albertsons Boise Open
Hillcrest CC, Boise, Idaho
European Tour: KLM Open
The Dutch, Spijk, Netherlands
LPGA: Evian Championship
Evian Resort GC, Evian-les-Bains, France
September 15-17
Champions Tour: Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship
Bear Mountain Resort, Victoria, British Columbia
Symetra Tour: Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout
Mystic Creek GC, El Dorado, Ark.
September 15-19
Club pros: PGA of America PGA Cup
Foxhills Club and Resort, Bernard Hunt GC, Ottershaw, England

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