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Woods diving again, another sign he's back at full strength

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods is feeling stronger than ever with his fused back, and the evidence goes beyond the speed of his...

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Adam Long wins Desert Classic for first PGA Tour title

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Adam Long bounced around golf's backwoods for years, winning only a lone Hooters Tour event. Now, he's...

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Rafael Campos becomes first Puerto Rican Web.com Tour winner

GREAT ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — Rafael Campos won The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic in 25-mph wind Wednesday to become the first...

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Tiger returns to Torrey to face strong field, strong course

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rory McIlroy had a week to remember his first trip to San Diego. He carried Northern Ireland's flag during the...

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Miller's final NBC call will be third round of Phoenix Open

Johnny Miller's final broadcast as NBC's golf analyst will be during the third round of the Phoenix Open.The network said...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera has become baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected along with Roy...

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Column: Tiger Woods' biggest moment didn't last very long

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rarely in sports has such a big moment had such a short shelf life.Even one involving Tiger Woods.With respect...

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Golf Glance

PGA TOURFARMERS INSURANCE OPENSite: San Diego.Courses: Torrey Pines GC. South Course (Yardage: Par: ); North Course (Yardage:...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NBALOS ANGELES (AP) — Klay Thompson tied an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range, scoring 44 points as...

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Weekend Sports In Brief

NFLKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom...

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Adam Long wins Desert Classic, beating Mickelson, Hadwin

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Adam Long made a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Desert Classic for his first...

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Ji survives cold and wind to win LPGA Tour opener

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea left the mistakes to everyone else down the stretch in the LPGA Tour...

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Alvaro Ortiz wins Latin America Amateur, heads to Masters

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Right when it looked as though Alvaro Ortiz of Mexico would endure more heartache at the...

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Janewattananond wins Singapore Open with final round 65

SINGAPORE (AP) — Jazz Janewattananond shot a final-round 65 on Sunday to win the Singapore Open and qualify for this year's...

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Tom Lehman rallies to win PGA Tour Champions opener

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Tom Lehman rallied to win the PGA Tour Champions' season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship on...

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Phil Mickelson maintains 2-shot lead in Desert Classic

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson has barely stopped smiling since he teed off Thursday morning in the Desert...

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Golf Roundup: Mickelson maintains 2-shot lead at Desert Classic

Phil Mickelson made three long birdie putts on the back nine Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the...

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Ko, Ji share lead going to final round of LPGA opener

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko could only think about the putts that didn't go in, perhaps because she was used to...

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Ortiz leads by 1 and gets another shot at Latin Amateur

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Alvaro Ortiz of Mexico made birdie on the par-5 18th on Saturday for a 2-under 70, giving...

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Lowry resists Sterne's challenge in Abu Dhabi for 1-shot win

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shane Lowry made birdie on the last hole to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the Abu...

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David Toms takes 4-shot lead in PGA Tour Champions opener

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — David Toms shot his second straight 7-under 65 on Friday to take a four-stroke lead in the PGA Tour...

OSU basketball: Mitchell Solomon enjoying new view of program

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Former Oklahoma State forward Mitchell Solomon remains on campus finishing his degree. The play of his career, a dive to the floor against Oklahoma star Trae Young, should get plenty of play during Wednesday's 8 p.m. Bedlam game.

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Record number of college players declare for NFL Draft

Alabama has seven players among the 135, the most of any school. Ohio State and Oklahoma each have six players.

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Phil Mickelson shoots 68 to take 2-shot lead into weekend

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson birdied four of his last five holes Friday in the Desert Classic to take a two-stroke...

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Dominican teen leads Latin American Amateur before home fans

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Juan Cayro Delgado shot a 4-under 68 on Friday to give the Dominican Republic gallery...

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Brooke Henderson leads by 2 shots in LPGA opener in Florida

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Brooke Henderson of Canada kept out of trouble and kept bogeys off her card Friday on her way to...

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Lowry takes 3-shot lead into final round in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shane Lowry kept up his brilliant scoring on the par-3 holes at the Abu Dhabi...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLBOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora doesn't sound so sure anymore that he will visit the White House for the...

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Toms, Durant share lead in PGA Tour Champions opener

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — David Toms and Joe Durant each shot 7-under 65 in windy conditions Thursday to share the first-round...

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Phil Mickelson shoots 12-under 60 at La Quinta in 2019 debut

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson still feels as young as ever. He still plays that way, too.Mickelson began his 27th...

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Ortiz opens with 66 for 3-shot lead in Latin American Am

CASA DE CAMPO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Alvaro Ortiz of Mexico had an ideal start Thursday in hopes of turning his fortunes in...

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Lewis 1 behind in 1st event as a mother on LPGA Tour

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — No one was entirely sure what to expect from the first LPGA Tour event of the year — least of all...

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Lowry fights to hold Abu Dhabi halfway lead by 1 stroke

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shane Lowry of Ireland recovered from two early bogeys Thursday by hitting enough good...

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China's Zecheng Dou wins Web.com Tour opener in Bahamas

GREAT EXUMAS, Bahamas (AP) — Zecheng Dou birdied the final three holes Wednesday for a two-stroke victory in the Web.com Tour's...

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Rose makes 2019 debut with the No. 1 ranking

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — The timing couldn't be better for Justin Rose, or for the Desert Classic.Rose played so much golf...

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Tiger Woods to start his year at Torrey Pines again

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods is starting another year at Torrey Pines, this time with higher expectations.Woods announced...

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Shane Lowry shoots 62 in 1st round, leads in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Irish golfer Shane Lowry is looking to reignite his career after losing his card on the...

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Stricker looking to play more on PGA Tour this year

HONOLULU (AP) — Steve Stricker came to Hawaii for two weeks of work, just like the old days, but with a twist. Instead of...

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Sanderson Farms moves golf tourney dates, increases purse

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Sanderson Farms Championship is moving its tournament dates for next season and increasing its purse...

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Column: Love worries about too many exemptions for his son

HONOLULU (AP) — Davis Love III is headed off to play in the Singapore Open, and so is his son.This will be the 14th time they...

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AP's Doug Ferguson gets PGA lifetime journalism award

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Doug Ferguson of The Associated Press will receive the 2019 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in...

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Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament

Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest...

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NBC to use Toptracer on all 18 holes of PGA Tour telecasts

The NBC Sports Group and Topgolf Entertainment are unveiling a new technology partnership which they are hoping will bring...

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Matt Kuchar starts Hawaii vacation with a victory

HONOLULU (AP) — Matt Kuchar didn't have the start he wanted Sunday in the Sony Open, not with three bogeys in five holes after...

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Major shots by major champions include overlooked ones

HONOLULU (AP) — Brooks Koepka still smiles at the memory of the 9-irons he hit in the final round of his second straight U.S....

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Kuchar leads Sony Open by 2 shots

HONOLULU (AP) — Matt Kuchar made it look easy Saturday in the Sony Open. With no bogeys on his card, it even felt easy to...

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Former OSU golfers Scott Verplank, Charles Howell III 'knew what was coming' with PGA young stars

Leave it to the oldest rookie to best illustrate how the PGA Tour has become such a young man's game.

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Top of golf now belongs to youth

HONOLULU (AP) — Leave it to the oldest rookie to best illustrate how the PGA Tour has become such a young man's game.Chris...

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Matt Kuchar takes 1-shot lead at Sony Open

HONOLULU (AP) — The easygoing vibe in Hawaii is a perfect fit for Matt Kuchar, who spends as much as a month at a time on the...

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Rory Sabbatini now playing for Slovakia

HONOLULU (AP) — Rory Sabbatini has been playing the Sony Open the last 20 years, and this one was different before he hit a...

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Canadian rookie Svensson has career day to lead Sony Open

HONOLULU (AP) — Ocean views along the golf course seem to suit Adam Svensson of Canada.A year after his victory in the Bahamas...

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Spieth looks at fresh start and last year's progress

HONOLULU (AP) — Jordan Spieth showed up in Hawaii three years ago hopeful that a new year would be more of a continuation than...

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Stephen Curry's PGA Tour event scrapped

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The PGA Tour has pulled the plug on a new tournament hosted by Stephen Curry with time running short and...

After Orange Bowl breakout, Rambo looking for big things in 2019

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Charleston Rambo didn’t have a reception longer than 17 yards last season until his Orange Bowl touchdown, but he figures to play a much bigger role for the Sooners moving forward.

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The long road to PGA Tour for 42-year-old rookie

HONOLULU (AP) — Considering the long road he traveled and the setbacks that followed, it's hard to imagine anyone at the Sony...

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Kizzire's tour education includes a tough round with Woods

HONOLULU (AP) — Patton Kizzire took longer than expected to reach the PGA Tour, but he figures every step was a learning...

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Imahira receives special invitation to Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Shugo Imahira of Japan has been awarded a special invitation to play in the Masters.Imahira won the...

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Harrington takes 'daunting' role of Europe Ryder Cup captain

Padraig Harrington barely raised a smile as he spoke for the first time as Europe's new Ryder Cup captain.In fact, as he...

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Padraig Harrington chosen as European captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Padraig Harrington chosen as European captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup.

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Xander the Great: Schauffele joins golf's rising generation

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — To say that Xander Schauffele has come a long way depends on the view.Eighteen months ago, Schauffele...

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Schauffele rallies from 5 back with 62 to win at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Xander Schauffele figured he had nothing to lose. He wound up winning the first PGA Tour event of the...

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Schauffele ties course record and wins at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Xander Schauffele never had a better round or a more peculiar ending.After holing out for two eagles,...

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Garnett goes from small Missouri college to PGA Tour winner

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Missouri Western State is not exactly a pipeline to the PGA Tour.Neither is Gallatin, Missouri, a...

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Woodland stays in front with a big putt at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — One day, Gary Woodland pulled away with five straight birdies. The next day, all it took was one big...

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Gary Woodland birdies his way into lead at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Gary Woodland wasn't making any putts until he chipped in for birdie, and then he couldn't miss.Woodland...

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A piece of shrapnel behind Bubba's tears at the Ryder Cup

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Bubba Watson is known for crying after he wins. Even with three victories last year, his biggest tears...

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Tway returns to Kapalua as a tour winner and leads with 66

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Kevin Tway first played Kapalua as a 15-year-old a week before his father competed in the Sentry...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLSEATTLE (AP) — Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi has finalized a four-year contract with the Seattle Mariners that...

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Poulter makes up for missing tournament in a big way

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Part of Ian Poulter's punishment for violating a PGA Tour policy is spending two weeks in Hawaii to...

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Reed wants something for everyone at Masters dinner

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Patrick Reed, who says he can't please everybody, is sure going to try when he hosts the dinner for...

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Long wait over as Howell returns to Kapalua after 11 years

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — No tournament is harder to qualify for than the Sentry Tournament of Champions.No one knows that as well...

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PGA Tour to experiment with interviews during the round

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The PGA Tour might be taking another step toward connecting players with television viewers.Several...

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Column: McIlroy's next chapter of career all about America

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — With a blue sky above and the blue Pacific on the horizon, Rory McIlroy was walking off the putting...

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The name game: A few athletes who figure to emerge in 2019

Expect to see a whole lot more of this in 2019: Duke forward Zion Williamson dunking and dominating.The rim-rattling talent of...

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Odd offerings in sports in 2018: weird science, camels, soup

There was a soup thrower in the locker room. There was a tickler on the hockey rink. There were science deniers swallowing...

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Lydia Ko receives New Zealand honor

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former top-ranked golfer Lydia Ko has received one of New Zealand's highest civil honors.The...

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Fleetwood: Team Europe was such a family at the Ryder Cup

LONDON (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood says he was blown away by the family atmosphere that was generated by Europe's triumphant 12-man...

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Molinari set to focus on US golf circuit next year

LONDON (AP) — Francesco Molinari says he may not play in Europe until the 19th-ranked Italian defends his British Open title in...

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Tuesday's Sports in Brief

NBAOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James left Los Angeles' 127-101 win against Golden State midway through the third quarter with...

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From bunkers and behind trees, memorable shots from 2018

Tiger Woods hit a shot he thought would lead to his 15th major. Keegan Bradley made a putt he thought would be worth a trip to...

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Column: Tales from the PGA Tour

Thousands of fans surrounded the first tee at Carnoustie on the final day of the British Open. No mistaking what they came to...

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Europe Ryder Cup captain fulfils promise of victory tattoo

LONDON (AP) — Europe captain Thomas Bjorn has lived up to his promise to tattoo their winning Ryder Cup score on his...

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Friday's Sports In Brief

GYMNASTICSDETROIT (AP) — A special prosecutor accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the...

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Lawsuit: Eatery co-owned by golfer hasn't paid mortgage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A lawsuit charges that a South Carolina steakhouse co-owned by professional golfer Darren...

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Kyle Thompson among 5 golfers to visit troops in Africa

Right about the time Kyle Thompson was ready to abandon his struggles on the PGA Tour, he jumped at a chance to give...

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Column: Day eyes return to No. 1, even if it costs him sleep

Jason Day wants to get back to No. 1 in the world, and he's willing to lose sleep over it."There has to be some kind of...

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Loves set scoring records to win Father-Son Challenge

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Davis Love III and his son Dru played so well Sunday that they set two scoring records, rallied from a...

Riley most adamant yet about sticking with the Sooners

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The NFL is intrigued with Riley, but he's showing no signs of interest in pro football, even after a 45-34 loss to Alabama

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Loves conquer all in Father-Son Challenge

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Davis Love III and Dru Love closed with a 16-under 56 in a scramble format to set two tournament records...

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Lipsky wins Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa

MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — David Lipsky won the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa on his first attempt as his...

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John and Little John Daly lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — John and Little John Daly birdied the final six-holes for a 13-under 59 and a one-stroke lead Saturday in...

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Jamieson takes 1-shot lead into last round in South Africa

MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Scott Jamieson will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship...

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Lipsky leads by a stroke after 2 rounds at Leopard Creek

MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — David Lipsky will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Alfred Dunhill Championship after...

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Home player Oliver Bekker leads Alfred Dunhill in S. Africa

MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Oliver Bekker put together a run of four straight birdies to take a one-shot lead after the...

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Schauffele happy to have 2 rookie seasons behind him

Xander Schauffele was No. 352 in the world and No. 135 in the FedEx Cup when he tied for fifth in the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin...

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Column: Reviewing 2018 based on all 14 clubs in the bag

Brooks Koepka used a 9-iron on consecutive full swings in the final round at Shinnecock Hills. One led to birdie, the other led...

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Molinari voted as European Tour's player of 2018

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Francesco Molinari has been voted as the European Tour golfer of the year for 2018, capping a...

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Kizzire-Harman win QBE; Oosthuizen takes SA Open

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman won the QBE Shootout on Sunday, eagling the par-5 17th and closing with a...

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Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman win QBE Shootout

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman won the QBE Shootout on Sunday, eagling the par-5 17th and closing with a...

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Oosthuizen surges to his 1st South African Open title

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen won his first title at the South African Open on Sunday, running away from his challengers...

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Woodland, Hoffman shoot 64 for share of QBE Shootout lead

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Gary Woodland and Charley Hoffman shot an 8-under 64 in modified alternate-shot play Saturday for a share...

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Louis Oosthuizen back in front at South African Open

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen was back in front at the South African Open on Saturday after a 4-under 67 gave him a...