Steve Isaacson recorded a hole-in-one Thursday at Hickory Hills Golf Course. Isaacson used a hybrid to ace the 156-yard 18th hole.
David Bach shot a 67 and won by two strokes at the Chippewa Valley Golf Association’s Turtleback Open on Sunday in Rice Lake. Eau Claire native Ryan Isaacson shot a 69 and took second, widening his point total for CVGA player of the year. CVGA TURTLEBACK OPEN David Bach 67, Ryan Isaacson 69, Thomas Longbella 71, Travis Meyer 72, Jacob Gaines 73, Gus Minkin 73, John Leimbach 73, Mitch Simonet 73, Brad Houghton 73, Brad Johnson 73, Matt Fladten 74, Kole Hallmark 74, Paul Schmintz 74,
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Henrik Stenson kept making birdies on the back nine Sunday at the Wyndham Championship. They added up to a tournament record — and his first victory of the year. Stenson closed with a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke victory in the final event of the PGA Tour regular season. The 2013 FedEx Cup champion finished at 22-under 258 at Sedgefield Country Club, breaking the course’s 72-hole record set by Carl Pettersson in 2008 and matched last year by Si Woo
Eau Claire North graduate Matt Tolan shot a 12-over 82 on the second day of the U.S. Amateur on Tuesday in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Tolan missed the cut after finishing with a two-round score of 16-over 156.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Justin Thomas emerged from the shadow of a longtime friend and won the PGA Championship to take his place among the young elite in golf. With two big breaks to start the back nine, a chip-in for birdie to seize control and a timely 7-iron that soared over the water to a peninsula green, Thomas closed with a 3-under 68 for a two-shot victory. The PGA Championship was the most fitting major for the 24-year-old son of a PGA professional. Mike Thomas, a former PGA
AKRON, Ohio — Hideki Matsuyama has won the Bridgestone Invitational with the lowest final round in four decades at Firestone Country Club. Matsuyama birdied his last three holes for a 9-under 61 to erase a two-shot deficit and claim his second World Golf Championships title. Matsuyama also won the HSBC Champions last fall in Shanghai. He tied the course record held by Jose Maria Olazabal, Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia. Matsuyama stays at No. 3 in the world, though the 25-year-old
SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth is the British Open champion, just like expected. Not like anyone could have imagined. On the verge of another meltdown in a major, so wild off the tee that he played one shot from the driving range at Royal Birkdale and lost the lead for the first time all weekend, Spieth bounced back with a collection of clutch shots, delivering a rally that ranks among the best. A near ace. A 50-foot eagle putt . A 30-foot birdie putt. Spieth played the final
Matt Tolan didn’t think about where he stood on the leaderboard as he played the front nine at 3-under. When he birdied the 16th hole, he started feeling pretty good. On the 17th, a 206-yard uphill par 3, Tolan stuck his tee shot on the green. When he made the ensuing putt for another birdie to move to 5 under for the round, Tolan realized he was locked in. That’s when the Eau Claire North product knew he had a chance to win. Fueled by that 5-under 65 in the third round that gave
Eau Claire native Matt Tolan shot a 65 — good for 5 under par — Wednesday afternoon at the Wisconsin State Amateur Championships in Oconomowoc. Tolan takes a two-shot lead — a tournament total of 204 — headed into the final round today. Spring Valley’ s Tyler Leach is tied for sixth after he shot a 69 on Wednesday for a tournament total of 209. Eau Claire’s Ryan Isaacson is tied for 40th, as is Chippewa Falls’ Thomas Longbella.
SOUTHPORT, England — Just three years ago, Rory McIlroy was the best player in the world without a trace of argument. He won the final two majors of the year, with a World Golf Championship title in between. He had reason to believe his reign would last as long as he wanted it to. Now he’s simply trying to get back into the conversation. The starkest reminder of the state of his game was not so much missing three cuts in his last four tournaments. It was being told on the eve of