Willett leads by 1 in rain-plagued European Masters

first_imgCRANS MONTANA, Switzerland – Danny Willett shot an 8-under 62 Friday to open up a one-shot lead in the European Masters before thunderstorms stopped the completion of the second round. Willett, who tied for sixth at the British Open on Monday, has an overall 13-under 127 in the European Tour event. South Korean duo Y.E. Yang and Seukhyun Baek both shot 63 and are tied for second. Defending champion David Lipsky of the United States shot another 66 and is tied fifth on 8 under.last_img

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Stenson threatens 59, leads Tour Champ. after Day 1

first_imgATLANTA – Just getting to East Lake is the challenge for Henrik Stenson. Playing the golf course appears to be the easy part. Two years after his wire-to-wire victory to capture the FedEx Cup, Stenson was just as dominant Thursday until he stalled at the end and had to settle for a 7-under 63 and a two-shot lead over Paul Casey in the Tour Championship. Stenson ripped a 4-wood from 288 yards to 25 feet and made the eagle putt on the par-5 ninth to go out in 29. He added two more birdies to reach 8 under through 12 holes until he made pars the rest of the way and his lone bogey on the 17th. Even so, it was just the start he wanted on a course that he has figured out. Stenson opened with a 64 two years ago, stretched his lead to as many as nine shots in the third round and joined Tom Watson as the only wire-to-wire winners of the Tour Championship. He missed last year when he failed to get into the top 30 who qualify for the FedEx Cup finale, and knew he only needed to get back to have a chance. ”I wanted to get out of the blocks quickly, and I surely did,” Stenson said. Tour Championship: Articles, photos and videos Jason Day, in his first tournament as the No. 1 player in the world, stayed with Stenson until one shot. Day birdied his opening three holes, but his drive on the par-4 fifth hole sailed through the trees on the right, over the fence and out-of-bounds. He made triple bogey and never really got back on track. He shot a 69 and was six behind. ”I wish I could say that I was a machine and I can hit it straight down the gut every single time, 315 yards,” Day said. ”But unfortunately, as humans we’re going to make errors. … To make triple was pretty disappointing, but it’s early on in the tournament, so I can’t dwell on that.” Rory McIlroy started slowly, finished the front nine with three straight birdies and had a 66 to join Open champion Zach Johnson. Jordan Spieth took the stress out of his game and rarely was out of position. He just didn’t hit it close enough for birdie chances, made three of them and shot a 68 to join a large group that included Brooks Koepka and Brandt Snedeker. For the longest time, Stenson looked uncatchable. The trouble at East Lake is the Bermuda rough, which is why the powerful Swede leans so heavily on his 3-wood off the tee. He kept it in play, hit iron shots as crisp as ever and made plenty of putts. It was an ideal combination for scoring, until the final hour. His round stalled with a 4-iron that missed the green on the par-5 15th, and his bunker shot came out hot and left him 20 feet away. He made par, saved par from a tough lie in the rough at the 16th and missed a 6-foot par putt on the 17th. ”I can’t really play the front nine any better – very similar to what I did in 2013 when I started with a good score and shot 5 under on the front,” Stenson said. ”So hopefully, the rest of the week can be as successful as it was then.” Stenson is No. 4 in the FedEx Cup and has been a big topic of conversation this week. He could finish as low as third and still win the $10 million bonus without having won a tournament all year. But the Swede looked at it from a simpler form of math. As one of the top five seeds, he only has to win the Tour Championship to take home golf’s biggest payoff, and that’s all he was thinking about. ”I’ll be happy on Sunday if I were to finish second and win the FedEx Cup,” he said. ”I’ll be smiling more if I got two trophies, but I’ll deal with one, as well. But at this point, I’m here to try and win this Tour Championship for the second time, and it would be great to pull that off. Still a long ways to go. We’re only one round down and as we know, a lot of things can happen in 54 holes.” It was a big turnaround for Casey, who had to pull out of the Deutsche Bank Championship three weeks ago with a sore back. He treated it, worked on his posture and felt as good as new at East Lake. ”It allows me to drive the ball well around here and that was really the key to getting around,” Casey said. Sixteen players in the 28-man field broke par in easy scoring conditions, with cloud cover and some drizzle late in the day. The biggest buzz was for Day and Spieth, in the same group for the eighth time since the final round of the PGA Championship. Day’s triple bogey erased those three early birdies and he made only two birdies over his final 13 holes, including a two-putt on the par-5 15th hole.last_img read more

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Buyer II (Accounting & Procurement)

Job SummaryPerform intermediate to complex professional procurementfunctions to purchase supplies, materials, equipment, and servicesfor the university.ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent will be responsible for all assigned departmentprocurement outside of the P-Card System. This position develops,posts, evaluates, and awards bids within the university’s delegatedpurchasing authority on Georgia Procurement Registry (GPR). Thisposition also issues purchase orders under $50,000, tracks purchaseorder fulfillment, and monitors contract performance. Additionally,the incumbent will ensure that all procurement activity followsfederal, state, and University System of Georgia laws and policies.Others duties as assigned.Candidate must become GCPA certified after six (6) months ofhire.Typical Allocation of Duties:Process purchase orders and requisitions -35%Process purchase orders and requisitions; determines the correctmethod for procuring services and goods.Maintain vendor contact and assist departments -15%Maintain contact with vendors, assist departments in completingregistration through the onboarding system, input and build casesfor vendors by validating information provided and adding tosoftware system.Prepare bids – 10%Prepare requests for bids, qualifications, and proposals within adepartmentally designated financial threshold. Provide support forthe selection process.Confer with departments – 10%Confer with university departments regarding requirements,specifications, and deliveries. Resolve problems and provideguidance related to the purchasing process.Serve as liaison – 10%Serve as liaison between campus and procurement regarding allprocurement-related items, including but not limited to E-pro,Contracts, Vendors, PCard, Fuel Card, and Policyinterpretation.Reconcile purchase orders – 10%Reconcile monthly open, and zero-dollar purchase order reports.Work with departments, vendors, and Accounts Payable staffregarding open PO balances, missing or late invoices, backorderedand damaged products, missing orders, and more.Ensure compliance – 10%Ensure compliance with state laws and university purchasingpolicies and procedures. Required QualificationsRequired ExperienceBachelor’s degree in a specified field and three (3) or more yearsof related work experience. Professional licensure, certification,and/or designation may be required in some areas.Proposed Salary$44,986Conditions of EmploymentEmployment is contingent upon successful completion of abackground check. Position May Require Credit Check (if usingP-Card, working with Cash, etc.).Position Requires completion of VSU’s Annual Compliance Trainingcourse (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace,Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security,Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG EthicsPolicy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, LeaveProcedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, FamilyEducational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101.Supervisory positions require training in FMLA andWorker’s Compensation. read more

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Athletes warned to avoid potentially dangerous sports nutrition ingredient DMAA

first_img Related As consumers embark on a new-year fitness boost, athletes at all levels of sport are being urged to steer clear of the potentially dangerous ingredient DMAA. The warning has been issued by the UK Government’s Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) – as a significant number of products containing DMAA continue to be found on sale in the UK.DMAA can be found in unlicensed medicines marketed as sports supplements and it has been linked with high blood pressure, tightening in the chest, strokes, heart attacks and even death.MHRA has launched a ‘Week of Action’ between 30 January and 5 February supported by a number of leading national organisations to alert people to the potential dangers. The week of action aims to improve awareness and will include an animated social media campaign, health & fitness bloggers sharing their stories and a video featuring Team GB Olympic weightlifters at the National Sports Stadium in Crystal Palace.Individuals who either suspect a product contains DMAA or want to check whether it is present are being encouraged to check online. Those who find products on the market should immediately contact MHRA via the dedicated mailbox dmaa[at]mhra.gsi.gov.uk.Named on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List, DMAA is banned during sports competition and the safety concerns are well documented.Last year MHRA took urgent action to remove a number of products containing DMAA from the market. Dr Chris Jones, MHRA Medicines Borderline Section Manger said “As always, we will continue to take robust action when unlicensed medicinal products containing DMAA come to our attention.“We first removed these products from sale in 2012, and will protect public health by continuing to do so. Although the sale of DMAA products has dropped since 2012, any companies selling this unlicensed medicine is one company too many.”Dr Adam Carey, Chair of ESSNA (the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance) said “We fully support the MHRA’s efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of supplements which contain DMAA. MHRA has classified such products as medicinal products and they have no place in legitimate sports nutrition supplements.“The dangers of consuming DMAA are significant and well-proven. We urge all sportspeople to avoid it at all costs – and emphasise that sportsmen and women can only do this by making sure they’re only buying their sports supplements from responsible and reputable retailers.”Nicole Sapstead, UK Anti-Doping Chief Executive said “Any athlete who takes supplements containing DMAA in-competition – either deliberately or inadvertently – is not only risking their career, but is also risking their health. Our advice on supplements is simple – protect yourself and your career by maximising your nutrition, and thoroughly researching any product you are, or are considering, taking.”Ashley Metcalfe, British Weight Lifting CEO said “Weightlifting is a fantastic sport, not least because of the health and wellbeing benefits associated with strength training. However, as with all sports, it is very important that lifters participate in a safe and controlled manner, and are aware of the dangers of taking anything that could be potentially harmful – as has been proven with DMAA.“We are proud to support this campaign and hope that it encourages lifters that wish to use sports supplements to choose only those that are properly regulated, and remain well-informed about the dangers of using unlicensed medicines.”This ‘Week of Action’ is part of the FakeMeds campaign aimed at young adults and highlights the pitfalls of buying unlicensed medicines online.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in the UK by ensuring that they work and are acceptably safe. MHRA is a centre of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, which also includes NIBSC and CPRD. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is an executive agency of the UK Government’s Department of Health.The MHRA first classified a product containing DMAA to be medicinal products in 2012. The MHRA has since determined a number of products which contain DMAA to be medicinal products and may not be placed on the UK market without the appropriate authorisation.DMAA is regarded as being capable of significant modification to human physiology. Products containing DMAA have already been subject to regulatory controls in various countries around the world following a series of suspected links to serious adverse effects.Products containing DMAA have already been subject to regulatory controls in various countries around the world following a series of suspected links to serious adverse effects. It is the MHRA’s view that the uncontrolled sale and supply of products containing DMAA poses potential risks to public safety.MHRA has been working with British Weightlifting, UK Anti-Doping, ESSNA, UK Active, National Food Crime Unit (FSA) and Sporting Integrity Ltd for the DMAA ‘Week of Action.www.gov.ukwww.essna.comlast_img read more

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Project News: September/October 2015

first_imgRowing AwayThe Row, a retail and entertainment property destined to kickstart downtown Chandler’s culture hub, has been delayed. As of press time, The Row’s expected 2015 groundbreaking is being delayed due to City of Chandler and developer agreements that need to be finalized. An issue, as reported by the Arizona Republic, includes potential need to add soil to the site for building support.Move OverConstruction of a new transit center at Arrowhead Towne Center in north Glendale began in August. The facility, scheduled to open in November, will include new passenger amenities, including shaded bus shelters, free Wi-Fi, electrical outlets for phone chargers, bus pullouts and landscaping. The project is being funded by Macerich and City of Glendale.TEN CityA July transaction assembled 215 acres at I-10 and 83rd Avenue in Phoenix to make way for a $300 million mixed-use business park called TEN. When complete, the project will become the largest freeway industrial employment site in Phoenix. Irwin Pasternack is the property owner, architect and developer. Within the next year, the project is expected to break ground.Sky HighSkanska started on phase one of the 8,675-acre Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye. The $3.95 million project for the City of Buckeye includes roadway construction, park features including entry gate house, entry gate monument and gates, ramadas, restrooms and a pedestrian/equestrian bridge across the Skyline Wash. The park will also offer opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and other passive recreation activities such as wildlife viewing and camping.Multifamily MakeoverLast summer, P.B. Bell purchased a seven-property portfolio that included about 2,800 units. Since taking ownership of the properties in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Glendale, occupancy rates have increased by up to 8 percent and have reached an overall average of 97 percent leased. P.B. Bell has renovated about 300 apartment units and invested nearly $9 million into community improvement projects, such as new paint and landscaping, remodeled clubhouses and fitness centers and updated pool areas.Deep EndA.R. Mays Construction completed EVO Swim School, a 6,030-square-foot, single-story, wood frame building on 2.5 acres with site improvements that included the build-out of an indoor pool, viewing area, showers, locker rooms for men and women, and staff training rooms. The outdoor pool has sail canopies above it to help add shade and maintain cooler pool temperatures.last_img read more

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Anatomy Of A Dance Hit: Why We Love To Boogie With Pharrell

first_imgNPR:There’s no doubt Pharrell’s “Happy” is the biggest hit of the year so far. It spent 15 weeks at the top of the Billboard 100 and inspired hundreds of fan videos on YouTube.Just a few weeks ago, six Iranian teenagers got arrested for posting a video of themselves dancing to the catchy song. So what is it about “Happy” that triggers a nearly uncontrollable need to tap your foot, bob your head or move to the rhythm in some way?It may be more about what’s missing from the song than what’s there.Read the whole story: NPR More of our Members in the Media >last_img

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World Demolition Awards: Contract of the Year under $1 million

first_imgThis category is for specific high-profile demolition projects with a contract value below US$1 million that imposed major challenges to successful completion or which required an innovative demolition approach.Entries should demonstrate these challenges and how they were successfully overcome, on time, within budget and safely.Submissions should include demolition methodology statements, site waste management plans and any other relevant project documentation that will allow the judges to validate the Award Statement. Client testimonials concerning the work carried out should also be supplied if possible.More details of the World Demolition Awards are at: https://www.demolitionsummit.com/awards.htmlYou can download an entry form for this specific category at https://www.demolitionsummit.com/assets/wds—awards-entry-form-2020—coty—under-1-million.pdfAlternatively please email [email protected] for a copyThere is no charge for entering the World Demolition Awards and we look forward to hearing from you. The deadline for entries is June 30.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Celebrations for Despe alongside awards judge Henrik BonnesenRecent previous winners2019 Despe2018 Despe2017 Priestly Demolition2016 Liberty Industrial2015 Erith ContractorsThe World Demolition Awards are part of the World Demolition Summit, which is organised by Demolition & Recycling International in co-operation with the European Demolition Association and with the support of the National Demolition Association of the USA.This year’s event takes place online on Thursday November 12 at 3pm UK time.The headline sponsor is Volvo Construction Equipment.last_img read more

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City watchdog urged to exempt legal from new accountability regime

first_imgThe legal function of banks and other financial institutions should be excluded from the accountability regime introduced for top executives following the 2008 crash, the Law Society said today. Chancery Lane was responding to a discussion paper published by City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority on its senior managers regime (SMR), which came into force six months ago.The SMR holds senior managers responsible for failures on their watch, exposing them to a fine or ban if they cannot justify the steps they took to prevent wrongdoing. In the paper, the FCA admits that its previous communications were not clear about to what extent the legal function is included in the SMR.Currently, the FCA’s framework contains no requirement that the general counsel be designated a ‘senior manager’. However, its rules require that a senior manager must have overall responsibility for every activity, business area or management function – including the legal function.Acknowledging concerns about the inclusion of the legal function in the regime, the FCA is seeking views on the arguments for and against its current position, as well as views on whether the legal function should be included in the regime ‘going forward’.Society chief executive Catherine Dixon said Chancery Lane ‘is clear that legal functions should not be included in the regime because it can create conflict and erode legal professional privilege’.The Society says inclusion could potentially put the lawyer in a conflict-of-interest situation with their employer and affect the lawyer’s ability to provide full and frank legal advice.In some circumstances general counsel, by virtue of being included in the regime, could feel obliged to disclose legally privileged information, which could impact on the advice given and on the ability to ensure a fair trial, it added.At the same time, the regulatory burden on GCs would double, as they would have to comply with FCA and Solicitors Regulation Authority rules.As the Gazette has reported, as well as concerns about privilege the FCA’s regime could lead to GCs quitting financial institutions if they become accountable.Highlighting reasons to keep the head of the legal function in the regime, the discussion paper states that, in the FCA’s view, the words ‘activity, business area or management function’ in its handbook cover everything that a firm does, including internally facing functions such as legal.Systemic failings in the management of the legal function could create risks that can, in turn, impact the wider business and result in a failing within the firm.The FCA maintains that it can effectively supervise the legal function without access to legally privileged material. It stresses that the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 protects LPP by providing that no power under the act can be used by the watchdog to require the disclosure of ‘protected items’.And, as the regime does not mandate who should be allocated overall responsibility for the regime, businesses have the flexibility to designate the most suitable person.‘For example, the chief executive officer or another director may have overall responsibility for the legal function; or the function may be embedded in another department (eg compliance or human resources),’ the paper states.FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey said firms are generally taking their responsibilities seriously and had broadly got the regime right.He added: ‘But we recognise culture change takes time and there is still more to do. So we have to keep a watchful eye on the progress firms are making.’At present the regime applies to banks, building societies and credit unions. It will be extended to all regulated financial services firms from 2018.The consultation on the legal function closes on 9 January.last_img read more

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Interview: Adrienne Goehler with Norton High School women’s basketball coach Randy Forst; “I watch basketball every night of the week at home.”

first_img Adrienne Goehler Related TopicsHigh School BasketballNorton High School In Adrienne Goehler’s household, there was no escape becoming a Cleveland sports and Buckeyes fan growing up; that’s where her passion began. An athlete her whole life, Adrienne is channeling that competitive spirit for the game as a columnist for NEO Sports Insiders. She has a background working with web-based software for use by professionals in the broadcast industry, and experience involving major league sports.center_img It all started with a coffee can.Randy Forst has had a love for basketball for as long as he can remember. He recalls that some of his earliest memories for the love of the game happened at his childhood home. His father hung up a coffee can in the basement that he could shoot baskets at, and eventually a proper hoop was put on the side of the garage. The rest is history.“…He put a basket on the side of the garage and as soon as that basket went up…”“That’s all you did?”“That was it.”Now, retired from the workforce but still a full-time hoops junkie, Randy has been the assistant coach to both the JV and Varsity women’s basketball teams at Norton High School for 12 years. Ignore the title, because it doesn’t serve his basketball philanthropy justice.When Randy was a student at Norton High School, he found out he was cut from the basketball team his junior year. Not wanting to give up, he tried out again his senior year, but was cut once more. He was devastated.Finding a way to stay involved in the game he loved most, he landed a coaching position not long after at U.L. Light Middle School in Barberton, Ohio, for his first season in 1979-1980. A few years later, he made his way to Barberton High School, and now for over a decade back in Norton.What does someone who has so much passion and over 25 years of coaching experience do?Write a book.This December, “BasketBall Through My Eyes” hits the shelves thanks to the Barberton Historical Society. You can order your copy of the book here!As a former player of his, I can honestly say he changed the way I looked at the game. He made you want to play hard for him. He made you want to listen and learn. He made you love the game even more than you thought you already did, and for that, I thank him.“Probably the most rewarding thing to me is seeing someone do something you taught them on the court.”Husband, father, grandfather, and lifetime coach, Randy has so much to share about his life on and off the court. Listen to the full-length interview below to find out where he was during the Kent State Shootings, some basketball philosophy, Cavs thoughts, and the book in more detail!last_img read more

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Furyk gets core of Ryder Cup team, and obvious pick in Woods

first_imgAnd that meant seeing plenty of Tiger Woods.“I really wanted to see kind of how Tiger was playing, and I only got to see … I don’t know, like every shot he hit for the rest of the day,” Furyk said Monday with a laugh. “It was great theater, really.”Ultimately, nothing really changed.Woods was as dynamic as he has been all year, shot 6-under 64 for the lowest final round of his career in the majors, had his lowest 72-hole score in the majors, captivated one of the largest and loudest galleries in golf and was runner-up to Brooks Koepka by two shots.He’s a threat at majors or anywhere else. He gets attention inside and outside the ropes.As for the Ryder Cup, Furyk ended up with the same eight players who started the week atop the U.S. standings.The PGA Championship was the final event for eight players to earn automatic spots. Furyk will choose three captain’s picks next month after the second FedEx Cup playoff event, with the last pick Sept. 10 after the third playoff.Koepka, who won three of the eight majors during the qualifying period, overtook Dustin Johnson to lead the points list, and the next six players stayed the same — Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson.Woods, who started the year with zero points, moved from No. 20 to No. 11 on the strength of his tie for sixth at the British Open, where he briefly led during the final round, and his runner-up at Bellerive.Furyk was not willing to say what appears certain for everyone else: Woods will be in France with golf clubs for the Sept. 28-30 matches.“We want the players who are going to help us be successful,” Furyk said. “He’s playing very well. I think there’s a lot of folks out there who probably think he can help us. Really, what we wanted to talk about today was the top eight players. I realize Tiger is a story. I realize he’s playing very well, and I’m excited to see that.”Woods was appointed a vice captain in late February, and he has said he would like to serve two roles. He also said that when he was appointed a vice captain for the Presidents Cup for the 2017 matches, and no one took him all that seriously.They do now, and Woods made it clear he wants to compete in his first Ryder Cup since 2012.“I do want to be there as a player,” he said Sunday. “Our captain has some decisions to make. We’ll all sit down and give him our input, who can contribute. Hopefully, my name will be part of that process.”Woods doesn’t need numbers to state his case. He’s Tiger Woods, and that carries a lot of weight.Along with moving to No. 11 in the Ryder Cup standings, Woods now is at No. 20 in the FedEx Cup. With one decent week in the playoffs, he most likely would be assured of being in all four of the events, ending with the Tour Championship the week before boarding a plane to Paris.It would be the second time he plays the Ryder Cup as a captain’s pick. The other was in 2010, when he was coming off the scandal in his personal life that kept him out of golf until the 2010 Masters, and he finished the qualifying period at No. 12.Furyk has other decisions to make.Phil Mickelson failed to qualify for the Ryder Cup for the first time since 1993, his first full season on the PGA Tour. He was 10th in the standings and missed the cut at a PGA Championship that was ripe for scoring. Mickelson has one victory over the last five years, a playoff win over Thomas in the Mexico Championship. He was not a factor in any of the majors, though he was regarded as a central figure in the team room and helped reshaped the U.S. model for the Ryder Cup.Bryson DeChambeau was at No. 9 and missed the cut. Xander Schauffele is at No. 12. Right behind him is Matt Kuchar, who has played in every Ryder Cup since 2010 but who has only four top 10s this year and missed the cut in two majors.Furyk said he would be meeting with his vice captains frequently over the next few weeks, and planned to attend two of the FedEx Cup playoff events for meetings and dinners with players already on the team, who also will have some input.That includes Woods, a vice captain and sure-fire pick.“I think the word he used is ‘trending.’ His game is trending,” Furyk said with a smile. “So it’s great to see him playing well.”Furyk said he would consider a player who gets hot, along with those whose games fit Le Golf Nacional — he considers it a second-shot course — and who meshes with other players for pairings.The eight who made the team already make natural partnerships. Koepka and Johnson, and Thomas and Fowler played together in the Presidents Cup last year. Spieth and Reed have been dynamic in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. Watson and Simpson have been partners in both cups.“I’d say the door’s open in a lot of respects,” Furyk said. 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup Team Captain Jim Furyk speaks during a news conference at Bellerive Country Club, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) ST. LOUIS (AP) — The upside to Jim Furyk finishing so early at the PGA Championship was being able to watch the final round on television, partly as a player but mostly as the Ryder Cup captain.last_img read more

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