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A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sunday was pretty boring, wasn’t it? A calm, cool day in Spokane. The Mariners make a seven-player trade. The Sounders explode past LAFC at an empty CenturyLink Field. And one guy makes a 66-foot snaking putt to win a golf tournament, beating a guy who made a 45-foot downhill putt to force sudden death. Come to think of it, only one of those things was truly boring.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What are Saturday mornings supposed to be about? This time of year? Football, of course. Chewing over last night’s prep games. Preparing a menu of today’s college ones. And soon, anticipating Sunday’s feast of NFL contests.
Rory McIlroy and Patrick Cantlay are the lone survivors to par at the BMW Championship.
Olympia Fields is playing so tough that only three players broke par in the opening round of the BMW Championship.
Tiger Woods has played his entire career before the largest galleries and the loudest cheers.
Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka are now in position to have to ask for a sponsor exemption to compete.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Do you ever make your own hot sauce? Not from scratch, but by mixing a little of one sauce with a little of another, along with a dash of a third? That’s sort of where we are today.
Scottie Scheffler shot a 59 in The Northern Trust for the 12th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Once again we find ourselves on the cusp of a weekend. A summer weekend. In previous years, a late August weekend would mean stealing some time to finish to-do items before our weekends disappear to football, college and pro, in the near future. Those chores are going to be tough to complete these days.
Harris English made the difficult look easy Thursday in The Northern Trust, just like he has done all year to even reach this position in the PGA Tour's postseason.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was one constant at bedtime throughout my childhood years. It wasn’t a Teddy bear or a blanket. It was a dream. A dream that someday I would play in the major leagues. It was a dream. For me. For others, including a few with Spokane connections, it is a dream-turned-into reality this abbreviated baseball season.
Clarkston native Joel Dahmen, playing some of the finest golf of his career since the PGA restarted in June, enters the first event of the FedEx Cup playoffs well positioned to make some noise.
Though their seasons are postponed to the spring, Montana State student-athletes are making the most of their time this fall.
Tom Hoge maintained a share of the lead Friday at the Wyndham Championship, this time alongside Si Woo Kim, Talor Gooch and Billy Horschel.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • How many of us wouldn’t take no for an answer when we were young? “Mom, can I go to ...” “No.” Not deterred, we would head to the living room. “Dad, can I go to ...” “Sure.” The door would slam and off we would go, leaving the two of them to sort it out. It’s similar to sports these days.
The West Coast Conference on Thursday joined several leagues nationwide in announcing the postponement of fall sports competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hayden’s Ella Wilson and Pinehurst’s Braylyn Bayer took top honors at the Idaho State Junior Amateur earlier this week at Pinecrest Golf Course in Idaho Falls.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What an eventful Sunday. Which may lead to an eventful week. Or not. A lot depends on college presidents and virus numbers, which makes it hard to predict.
SAN FRANCISCO – The shot will be remembered as one of the best under pressure that hardly anyone witnessed. It made Collin Morikawa a major champion Sunday in a thrill-a-minute PGA Championship that not many will ever forget.
Clarkston native Joel Dahmen shot four rounds in the 60s, hung around on the PGA Championship leaderboard throughout and posted his best finish in a major.