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Texas traffic accident kills father of PGA's Ryan Palmer

Texas traffic accident kills father of PGA's Ryan Palmer

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a traffic accident in the Texas Panhandle has killed the 71-year-old father of professional golfer Ryan Palmer.

Charles Franklin ''Butch'' Palmer of Amarillo died Tuesday night in the SUV rollover wreck.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the accident happened approximately 2 miles north of Amarillo. The elder Palmer was northbound on State Loop 335 when for unknown reasons his vehicle left the road.

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Lahiri's tie for fifth at PGA expected to boost Indian golf

Lahiri's tie for fifth at PGA expected to boost Indian golf

NEW DELHI (AP) — Anirban Lahiri's tie for fifth at the PGA Championship on Sunday has not only raised hopes of India producing a first major winner, it promises to fuel the aspirations of a whole generation golfers in this cricket-crazed country of over 1.2 billion.

The 28-year-old shot a final-round 68 for a 13-under 275 to produce best ever complete by an Indian at a major, surpassing Jeev Milkha Singh's joint-ninth at the 2008 PGA.

The Indian golf fraternity is anticipating a major boost from Lahiri's performance, building on the efforts of Jeev, Jyoti Randhawa & Arjun Atwal who have helped the game gain recognition in India.

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Day wins a major: 5 things we learned at the PGA

Day wins a major: 5 things we learned at the PGA

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Jason Day posted a picture of the Wanamaker Trophy on his Twitter account along with a message that said everything: ''Ding dong the witch is dead.''

Yes, Day finally broke through & won his first major. No more what-ifs for the kid from Beaudesert, Australia.

In breaking through, he went where no other golfer had gone before. His 20-under score to win the PGA Championship set a new major record in relation to par.

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Golf-Emotions run high for family after Day wins PGA title

Golf-Emotions run high for family after Day wins PGA title

By Julian Linden

SINGAPORE, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Jason Day was just six years old when his father gave him a gift that would alter his life forever.

Alvin Day was rummaging through piles of garbage at a rubbish tip in Australia when he spotted an old golf club that someone had thrown away.

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Emotions run high for family after Day wins PGA title

Emotions run high for family after Day wins PGA title

By Julian Linden

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Jason Day was just six years old when his father gave him a gift that would alter his life forever.

Alvin Day was rummaging through piles of garbage at a rubbish tip in Australia when he spotted an old golf club that someone had thrown away.

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Golf-Emotions run high for family after Day wins PGA title

Golf-Emotions run high for family after Day wins PGA title

By Julian Linden

SINGAPORE, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Jason Day was just six years old when his father gave him a gift that would alter his life forever.

Alvin Day was rummaging through piles of garbage at a rubbish tip in Australia when he spotted an old golf club that someone had thrown away.

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Emotions run high for family after Day wins PGA title

Emotions run high for family after Day wins PGA title

By Julian Linden

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Jason Day was just six years old when his father gave him a gift that would alter his life forever.

Alvin Day was rummaging through piles of garbage at a rubbish tip in Australia when he spotted an old golf club that someone had thrown away.

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Day wins a major: 5 things we learned at the PGA

Day wins a major: 5 things we learned at the PGA

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Jason Day posted a picture of the Wanamaker Trophy on his Twitter account along with a message that said everything: ''Ding dong the witch is dead.''

Yes, Day finally broke through & won his first major. No more what-ifs for the kid from Beaudesert, Australia.

In breaking through, he went where no other golfer had gone before. His 20-under score to win the PGA Championship set a new major record in relation to par.

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Spieth savors number one spot after close PGA call

Spieth savors number one spot after close PGA call

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Jordan Spieth ended one of the best major seasons ever by a player on a bittersweet note at the PGA Championship on Sunday as he had to settle for second place while becoming world number one for the first time.

In pursuit of a rare third grand slam title in the same year, the Masters & U.S. Open champion closed with a four-under-par 68 at Whistling Straits for a 17-under total of 271, finishing three strokes behind the triumphant Jason Day.

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Column: Not your ordinary caddie-player team wins PGA

Column: Not your ordinary caddie-player team wins PGA

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Jason Day lost his father to cancer when he was 12. If not for Colin Swatton, he might have lost everything else.

They became surrogate father & son shortly after Day arrived at Kooralbyn International School, a 30-minute drive south of his hometown in Beaudesert, Australia. Day's mother, desperate to obtain her son off the streets & away from a crowd of toughs who prized fighting & drinking, took on a second job to pay the tuition.

Swatton was the golf coach at Kooralbyn & their relationship received off on the wrong foot. The success they patiently & painstakingly crafted since those difficult early days was never more striking than Sunday, when they stood a few yards apart with the Wannamaker Trophy – awarded to the winner of the PGA Championship – sitting on a pedestal between them.

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