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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Xander Schauffele of the United States watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the second round of the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan. Schauffele, often an afterthought among young American stars, makes his U.S. team debut at the Presidents Cup this week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
December 09, 2019 - 12:05 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Steve Stricker cared only about securing a spot in the first U.S. Open in his home state of Wisconsin. Still, there was something about the PGA Tour rookie in his group during a 36-hole qualifier that intrigued him. It wasn't just the name: Xander Schauffele. It...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2017, file photo, Tiger Woods watches play on the fourth hole during the four-ball golf matches on the third day of the Presidents Cup golf matches at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. The role of Presidents Cup captain typically is reserved for players in the twilight of their careers. Nothing is typical about Tiger Woods. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
December 06, 2019 - 9:56 am
The role of Presidents Cup captain typically is reserved for players in the twilight of their careers. Nothing is typical about Tiger Woods. Six months after he was appointed U.S. captain, he won the Tour Championship and nearly captured the FedEx Cup. While picking out team uniforms and choosing...
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December 06, 2019 - 7:28 am
BEL-OMBRE, Mauritius (AP) — Calum Hill took the lead at the Mauritius Open with an 8-under 64 on Friday in the second round. The Scottish golfer, chasing his first European Tour victory, is at 12-under 132 for the tournament. Hill is playing only his sixth event on the European Tour. He is 115th in...
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December 05, 2019 - 9:32 am
BEL-OMBRE, Mauritius (AP) — Rookie Rasmus Hojgaard was among five players tied for the lead after the first round of the Mauritius Open on Thursday. The 18-year-old Dane hit a 6-under 66, including an eagle on the par-5 seventh, for a share of the lead alongside South African Brandon Stone, Grant...
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South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen sinks his putt on the 5th green during the opening round of the Australian Open golf tournament in Sydney, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
December 04, 2019 - 11:59 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — World No. 1-ranked amateur Takumi Kanaya birdied his final two holes Thursday for a 6-under 65 and a tie for the first-round lead with fellow Asian amateur Chun An-you of Taiwan. Playing the back nine at The Australian Golf Course to open his round, the Japanese player had five...
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Takumi Kanaya of Japan tees off on the 17th hole during the opening round of the Australian Open Golf tournament in Sydney, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
December 04, 2019 - 7:29 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — World No. 1-ranked amateur Takumi Kanaya birdied his final two holes Thursday for a 6-under 65 and a two-stroke clubhouse lead at the Australian Open. Playing the back nine at The Australian Golf Course to open his round, the Japanese player had five birdies. He bogeyed the par-4...
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Tiger Woods tees off on the par-5 ninth at Albany Golf Club in the opening round of the Hero World Challenge on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Nassau, Bahamas. Woods, the tournament host, shot 72 and was six shots off the lead. (AP Photo/Doug Ferguson)
December 04, 2019 - 2:13 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — As a player, Tiger Woods wasn't all that happy with his game Wednesday in the Hero World Challenge. As the Presidents Cup captain, he had reason to be pleased. U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland and Patrick Reed, who will be part of the U.S. team next week at Royal Melbourne,...
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South Africa's Ernie Els tees off on the second hole during the Australian Open Golf Pro-AM in Sydney, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. The Australian Open begins Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
December 03, 2019 - 5:21 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els and other players at this week’s Australian Open could have another course hazard to contend with: smoke from nearby bushfires. A temperature inversion which formed over Sydney on Monday night trapped smoke in the region on Tuesday and caused...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, Tiger Woods hits from a sand trap on the fourth hole during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. Woods is in the Bahamas this week as a player and a host, and in Australia next week as a player and Presidents Cup captain. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
December 03, 2019 - 4:09 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods is defending Phil Mickelson and other top players who have signed up for the second edition of the Saudi International. The European Tour, and the players who took part, came under scrutiny last year for staging an event in Saudi Arabia because of its human rights...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, Tiger Woods of the United States watches his tee shot on the 16th hole during the final round of the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan. Woods is in the Bahamas this week as a player and a host, and in Australia next week as a player and Presidents Cup captain.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
December 03, 2019 - 3:05 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods meant it as a joke. And it was accompanied by laughter. Woods was introduced as U.S. captain for the Presidents Cup in Australia on March 13, 2018, and the first question was whether he considered being a playing captain. "Yes, I have," Woods said. The laughter...
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