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The PGA Championship will be held at Quail Hollow in 2017. Instead of two tournaments in one year, the Wells Fargo Championship will move in 2017 to Eagle Point in Wilmington, N.C.,


SPARTAN SISTERS: Juli Inkster selected Pat Hurst to be her assistant captain at the Solheim Cup next year in Germany, a natural pick. They are longtime friends and traveling companions. Both went to San Jose State - just not at the same time.

“She actually went to San Jose State on the ‘Juli Inkster scholarship.’ I don’t think it helped her much, but what the heck,” Inkster said.

She said Hurst called her “Mrs. Inkster” the first time they met. Their friendship began in South Africa when she invited Hurst to be her partner in a World Cup.

“I’m nine years older than Pat, but we get along really well,” Inkster said. “We’re from the same area. She’s kind of a flower. She doesn’t really stress out too much, which is great, and I don’t, either. So that helps.

“I really trust her, and I trust her opinions. She really thinks things out. She might not make a decision right away, but she’ll think it out and she’ll work it out and then she’ll give you her opinion. And sometimes I kind of go too quick, so I think she’ll be good at reining me in a little bit.”


CHESSON’S CHASE: Chesson Hadley knocked in a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole and celebrated like it was a winning putt on Sunday afternoon.

This was only Friday at Innisbrook, but it was worthy of a fist pump.

He made the cut on the number.

“That felt just as good as the win last week,” Hadley said, referring to his victory in the Puerto Rico Open. “I hate missing cuts. It stinks.”

He knows from experience, having missed five in a row. But after the long birdie to make the cut at the Valspar Championship, Hadley made the most of his chance with rounds of 67-71 on the weekend. That moved him up to a tie for 14th.

Hadley now is No. 59 in the world, and has two more weeks to try to crack the top the 50 and get into the Masters.


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