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  • Wesselingh beats Langer in playoff

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    VORBECK, Germany (AP) — England's Paul Wesselingh won the European Senior Tour's WinstonGolf Senior Open on Sunday, beating German star Bernhard Langer with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff. Wesselingh shot a 7-under 65, closing eagle-birdie, to match Langer and England's Phil Golding at...

  • Luiten hangs on to win Wales Open by 1 shot

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Joost Luiten overcame a shaky start to shoot a level-par 71 and hang on for a one-shot victory at the Wales Open on Sunday. Luiten opened with two straight bogeys but bounced back with three birdies on the back nine and then recovered from a poor tee shot on the 18th to...

  • Funk, Goydos share Hawaii Championship lead

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Fred Funk shot a 10-under 62 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Paul Goydos in the Champions Tour's Hawaii Championship. Funk had 11 birdies and a bogey at Kapolei Golf Club. "You've got to make a lot of birdies out here," Funk said. "My putter came around. ......

  • Derek Fathauer leads Tour Championship

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Derek Fathauer shot a 3-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Zac Blair in the season-ending Tour Championship. Fathauer has already earned a PGA Tour card with a top-25 finish on the Tour's regular-season money list. The 28-year-old...

  • Mi Jung Hur, Paula Reto share lead in Alabama

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — South Korea's Mi Jung Hur birdied four of the last eight holes Saturday for a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead with Paula Reto in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. "Beginning of the round my putting wasn't that good," Hur said. "But after turned the nine holes, my...

  • Luiten leads Welsh Open by 2 shots


    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Joost Luiten birdied three of his closing four holes in a 6-under 65 at the Wales Open on Saturday to take a two-shot lead. The three-time European Tour winner came from a stroke back at the start of the third round to overhaul Ireland's Shane Lowry (68) and move to a...

  • Tom Pernice Jr. shoots 60 in Hawaii Championship

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Tom Pernice Jr. birdied his final four holes for a 12-under 60 and a four-stroke lead Friday in the Champions Tour's Hawaii Championship. "That's awesome to shoot 12-under 60," Pernice said. "I just want to have another good day tomorrow." Pernice finished a stroke off...

  • Zac Blair leads Tour Championship

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Zac Blair topped the Tour Championship leaderboard at 13 under Friday when second-round play was suspended because of darkness. Blair was 5 under with three holes left in the round that was delayed because of rain. On Thursday, the 24-year-old former BYU...

  • Paula Reto takes LPGA Tour lead in Alabama

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — South Africa's Paula Reto birdied her final hole Friday for a 6-under 66 and a three-stroke lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Reto had five birdies in a six-hole stretch on her opening nine — the back nine on Capitol Hill's Senator layout. The 24-year-old former...

  • Gallacher misses cut before 1st Ryder Cup

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Shane Lowry shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Wales Open on Friday, while Stephen Gallacher missed the cut in his last tournament before his first Ryder Cup. Lowry didn't drop a shot as he moved to 9-under 133, one shot ahead of Joost...

  • Ryder Cup, hole by hole

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Course architect Jack Nicklaus gives his hole-by-hole assessment of the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles Resort, site of the 40th Ryder Cup matches on Sept. 26-28: No. 1, 426 yards, par 4: The first hole at Gleneagles is slightly downhill and a slight dogleg to the...

  • European capsules for the Ryder Cup

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A capsule look at the European team in the 40th Ryder Cup, to be played Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles, Scotland. Players listed in the order they made the team: RORY MCILROY Age: 25. Country: Northern Ireland. Ryder Cup appearances: 2. Ryder Cup record: 4-3-2. World ranking: 1. Majors: U.S....

  • US capsules for the Ryder Cup

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A capsule look at the U.S. team in the 40th Ryder Cup, to be played Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles, Scotland. Players listed in the order they made the team: BUBBA WATSON Age: 35. Ryder Cup appearances: 2. Ryder Cup record: 3-5-0. World ranking: 7. Majors: Masters (2012, 2014). Career...

  • Another chance for USA to turn tide in Ryder Cup

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Steve Stricker never felt more alone in front of so many people. All he could do was watch on the 18th green at Medinah two years ago when Martin Kaymer made the best 6-foot putt of his life that won the Ryder Cup for Europe. He went to shake Kaymer's hand and couldn't find him because the...

  • Stacy Lewis, Mi Jung Hur share lead in Alabama

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied the last three holes and five of the final six Thursday for an 8-under 64 and a share of the lead with Mi Jung Hur in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Lewis, the 2012 winner in the event that was dropped from the schedule last year after it...

  • Patrick Tallent wins US Senior Amateur

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Former George Washington basketball player Patrick Tallent won the U.S. Senior Amateur on Thursday, beating Bryan Norton 2 and 1 at Big Canyon. The 61-year-old Tallent, from Vienna, Virginia, survived a 15-for-13 playoff Monday to advance to match play in the event...

  • Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The spiritual "Home of Golf" became the latest club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women to join. The vote was effective immediately. "I can...

  • Joan Higgins wins US Senior Women's Amateur

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    DEAL, N.J. (AP) — Joan Higgins won the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur on Thursday, beating Canada's Judith Kyrinis 1 up at Hollywood Golf Club. The 58-year-old Higgins, a former University of Wisconsin tennis player who lives in Glendora, California, also won the 2008 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur. She...

  • Luiten leads Wales Open by 1 after 1st round

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Joost Luiten birdied seven of his last 10 holes to grab a one-shot lead in the first round of the Wales Open at Celtic Manor on Thursday. Luiten parred his opening eight holes before storming up the leaderboard with a 6-under-par 65 on the Twenty-Ten course. Of Europe's...

  • Tiger Woods says he might coach himself

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The next swing coach for Tiger Woods might be Tiger Woods. Woods posted a blog on his website Thursday saying there was no "hard-and-set" rule on finding a new swing coach. He parted way with Sean Foley last month after two years. Woods only completed 25 founds this year...



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