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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Phil Mickelson walks on the 18th green during a practice round ahead of the start of the British Open golf championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Mickelson has decided to play the Saudi International next year, missing the Phoenix Open for the first time in 29 years. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)
December 03, 2019 - 8:22 am
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Seven tournaments from the six largest tours over the next three weeks could shape the field for the Masters, and perhaps pave the way for the largest gathering at Augusta National in more than 50 years. Augusta National invites the top 50 from the final world ranking of the...
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November 30, 2019 - 1:51 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from the Hero World Challenge next week in the Bahamas so he can be better prepared for the Presidents Cup. Johnson had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Sept. 5 to repair cartilage damage. He has not played since Aug. 25 at the Tour...
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November 30, 2019 - 8:52 am
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Pablo Larrazábal kept his three-shot lead at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Saturday ahead of the final round of the European Tour’s 2020 season-opener. Larrazábal’s 2-under 70 in the third round put him 11 under par and kept him ahead of Wil Besseling (70). South...
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November 29, 2019 - 6:21 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Jason Day has withdrawn from the Presidents Cup because of a back injury. International team captain Ernie Els replaced him with Byeong Hun An of South Korea two weeks before play begins. Day, a former No. 1 who has battled back problems in his career, says he was...
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South Africa's Brandon Grace lines up a shot during play in the European Tour in Malelane, South Africa, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Players have been allowed to wear shorts for the first time during tournament play because temperatures are expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius over the next few days. (AP Photo)
November 28, 2019 - 4:29 am
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Golfers were allowed to wear shorts during a European Tour event for the first time on Thursday because of sweltering temperatures. The decision to relax rules at the 2020 season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa was made after discussions between...
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November 28, 2019 - 1:32 am
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Golfers were allowed to wear shorts during a European Tour event for the first time on Thursday because of sweltering temperatures. The decision to relax rules at the 2020 season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa was made after discussions between...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo , LPGA commissioner Mike Whan speaks during a press conference at The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Whan pulled the LPGA Tour out of a deep hole when he took over as commissioner nine years ago, and he’s not finished yet. Whan has signed what the LPGA described only as a long-term contract extension that keeps him in charge as women’s golf tries to expand its exposure through a new television contract being negotiated. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
November 26, 2019 - 5:02 pm
The Ladies European Tour approved a plan to partner with the LPGA Tour with hopes of expanding the women’s game in Europe and beyond. The tours keep their identities in the 50-50 joint venture. Players from the LET will not have immediate access to the LPGA Tour, although LPGA Tour Commissioner...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo , LPGA commissioner Mike Whan speaks during a press conference at The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Whan pulled the LPGA Tour out of a deep hole when he took over as commissioner nine years ago, and he’s not finished yet. Whan has signed what the LPGA described only as a long-term contract extension that keeps him in charge as women’s golf tries to expand its exposure through a new television contract being negotiated. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
November 26, 2019 - 10:44 am
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Not even Commissioner Mike Whan is clear on the length of the contract extension the LPGA Tour gave him. That’s the least of his concerns. Whan says his contract has been structured in such a way that his departure — either leaving or getting fired — is not tied to whatever...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Kupcho waves to the crowd after sinking a putt on the 13th hole during the final round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Kupcho’s 3-hybrid into the 13th was among the best shots of the year. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
November 26, 2019 - 10:16 am
Every club in the bag had a story to tell this year. Some of them were breathtaking, such as Gary Woodland boldly going for the green on the 14th hole at Pebble Beach in the U.S. Open. Some of them were devastating, such as Francesco Molinari going into Rae’s Creek at the Masters. What follows are...
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November 22, 2019 - 2:25 pm
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Tyler Duncan holed out from the eighth fairway for eagle Friday and wound up with his best score on the PGA Tour, a 9-under 61 that staked him to a two-shot lead going into the weekend at the RSM Classic. Duncan added four birdies on the front nine of the Seaside...
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