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  • China's Feng wins Dubai Ladies Masters

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — China's Shanshan Feng won the Dubai Ladies Masters for the second time in three years, closing with a 2-under 70 on Saturday for a five-stroke victory in the Ladies European Tour's season-ending event. The fifth-ranked Feng, the LPGA Malaysia winner in...

  • Grace holds on to slim lead at Alfred Dunhill

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Branden Grace had his lead cut to just one stroke at the Alfred Dunhill Championship after shooting a level-par 72 in the third round Saturday, allowing several challengers to close the gap behind him. Grace had a five-stroke cushion after the second round, but a...

  • Fraser takes 1-shot lead at Thailand Championship

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Marcus Fraser of Australia shot a 2-under 70 Saturday to take a one-shot lead after the third round of the Thailand Golf Championship. Fraser is playing only his second tournament since returning from a long break due to a wrist injury, but has been among the most...

  • Adam Scott tied for lead at Australian PGA after 3 rounds

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Adam Scott and fellow Australians Scott Strange and Wade Ormsby were tied for the lead after three rounds at the Australian PGA championship, with American Boo Weekley one stroke behind. Scott shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday while Strange and...

  • Day and Tringale open 3-shot lead in Shootout

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — After a blistering first round with teammate Cameron Tringale, Jason Day thought if they could get to 25 under, that's "pretty good scoring." That's what they did. Day and Tringale shot an 8-under 64 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play to reach 25-under 119 and...

  • Grace increases lead to 5 strokes in South Africa

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Branden Grace increased his lead to five strokes after a 6-under 66 Friday in the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship. The South African had three birdies on the front nine and another four after the turn at Leopard Creek Country Club to move to...

  • Fleetwood leads Westwood by 1 after Thai 2nd round

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Former champion Lee Westwood was relieved to card a 1-under-par 71 in windier conditions to trail Thailand Championship leader and English countryman Tommy Fleetwood by one shot after the second round on Friday. Westwood had five birdies against four bogeys in rough he...

  • Adam Scott and wife expecting 1st child in February

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Golfer Adam Scott and his wife, Marie Kojzar, are expecting their first child in February. Scott, who married Kojzar in a private ceremony in the backyard of their home in the Bahamas in April, confirmed the pending birth Friday at the Australian PGA, where he was...

  • Ormsby, Strange share lead at Australian PGA, Scott 2 behind

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Australians Scott Strange and Wade Ormsby shared the second-round lead at the Australian PGA, with defending champion Adam Scott two strokes behind and American Boo Weekley three off the lead. Strange shot a 6-under 66 and Ormsby 67 at Royal Pines for a 36-hole...

  • Day and Tringale shoot 55 to take Shootout lead

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Jason Day and Cameron Tringale shot a 17-under 55 on Thursday in the first-round scramble to take a two-stroke lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout. "The abridged version is, I hit first and then let Jason loose," Tringale said. Day and Tringale tied the tournament...

  • Padraig Harrington receives Phoenix Open exemption

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Padraig Harrington received a sponsor exemption Thursday to play in the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. The 43-year-old Irishman won the Asian Tour's Indonesia Open last week. The three-time major champion has five PGA Tour victories. He tied for ninth in the 2013...

  • Grace leads Alfred Dunhill by 3 after 1st round

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Branden Grace made light work of the Leopard Creek Country Club course as he shot a 10-under 62 to claim a three-shot lead after the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Thursday. Although the South African missed an eagle chance at the last hole that...

  • Tour to reduce volatility in FedEx Cup playoffs

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour is slightly reducing the volatility in the FedEx Cup playoffs by making those tournaments worth only four times more than the regular season. It was the first change to the system since 2009. The value of playoff events previously was five times...

  • 4 players share lead at Thailand Golf Championship

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Marcus Fraser of Australia chipped in for birdie on the 18th hole for a 3-under 69 Thursday to join a group of four player sharing the lead after the first round of the Thailand Golf Championship. Local player Thanyakorn Khrongpha, Richard Lee of Canada and Lu Wei-chih...

  • Boo Weekley leads Australian PGA by 2 strokes

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — American Boo Weekley made five birdies and an eagle on his way to a 6-under 66 at the weather-affected Australian PGA on Thursday and a two-stroke lead over a group that included defending champion Adam Scott. Weekley and Scott finished their rounds on the Royal...

  • New look for Franklin Templeton Shootout

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The Franklin Templeton Shootout has had a makeover. Greg Norman's tournament has a new format, course look and TV partner and will run from Thursday-Saturday instead of Friday-Sunday. After Matt Kuchar and Harris English took the suspense out of the final round last year by...

  • A new sponsor for a tour in need of attention

    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) — The Ladies European Tour concludes its season in Dubai with a new sponsor that Laura Davies hopes will bring the circuit some more attention. Swiss-based Omega continued to expand its presence in golf when it announced a 10-year partnership with the LET. The partnership...

  • Stricker's semi-retirement could see big change

    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) — Steve Stricker's easy ride into semi-retirement could be coming to a crossroads. Not that it's been easy lately. The year began with his older brother, Scott, in the hospital waiting for a liver. He had transplant surgery five days before Stricker made his season debut...

  • As Woods rebuilds, a younger generation shines

    Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods appears to be on the road to recovery again, only it's no longer a question of how soon before he reaches full speed. There are a lot more cars on the road now. Faster ones, too. Woods acknowledged as much before the Hero World Challenge began when he...

  • Beck chips in to earn LPGA Tour card

    Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Karlin Beck ended an 11-hole playoff Monday morning by chipping in from 75 feet for birdie to hear the final LPGA Tour card at Q-school. "It was definitely the shot of my life so far," said Beck, who made it back to the tour for the third time. UCLA sophomore Alison...



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