Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his ball on the 3rd hole during the first round of the DP World Tour Championship golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 21, 2019 - 9:57 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Jon Rahm felt the benefits of his six-week break from golf after making the best start of the five players still in the running for the Race to Dubai title at the season-ending World Tour Championship on Thursday. The No. 5-ranked Spaniard shot a bogey-free, 6-...
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November 20, 2019 - 4:21 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Jin Young Ko won twice as many tournaments as anyone else on the LPGA Tour this year. Her four victories included two majors. Her dominance was so thorough that she wrapped up the points-based award as player of the year with three tournaments remaining. And with $1.5 million...
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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 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Mike Whan pulled the LPGA Tour out of a deep hole when he took over as a 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...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2019, file photo, Brooks Koepka hits from the second tee during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Koepka has withdrawn from the Presidents Cup because of a knee injury he suffered last month in South Korea. Koepka is the No. 1 player in the world and was the leading qualifier for the Presidents Cup, which will be played Dec. 12-15 at Royal Melbourne in Australia. Koepka will be replaced by Rickie Fowler. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 20, 2019 - 12:21 pm
Brooks Koepka’s knee injury is bad enough that he withdrew from the Presidents Cup three weeks before it begins. Koepka, the No. 1 player in the world who led all qualifiers for the American team, said Wednesday the injury he suffered Oct. 18 at the CJ Cup in South Korea is not recovering well...
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November 20, 2019 - 4:49 am
TIANJIN, China (AP) — In a story May 2, 2013, about 12-year-old amateur golfer Ye Wocheng creating history by becoming the youngest player ever to compete in a European Tour event, The Associated Press reported incorrectly that his coach, David Watson, was a former amateur coach of Lee Westwood and...
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Riot police speak to protesters during a demonstration in the financial district in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last protesters remained holed up on a university campus. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 20, 2019 - 4:48 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong Open golf tournament has been postponed because of violent unrest in the city. The tournament was scheduled to be held at Hong Kong Golf Club from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1. A statement posted on the Hong Kong Open’s website said the European Tour made the decision to...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 file photo, Lexi Thompson hits her tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Thompson has gone five years since her only major title. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
November 19, 2019 - 5:23 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — One of the rookies on the LPGA Tour next year was asked which player she admired when she started getting serious about golf. She mentioned Lexi Thompson. “It kind of makes me feel old. I’m 24,” Thompson said when told this, her smile a mixture of disbelief and pride. “For...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, Shane Lowry of Ireland walks onto the 9th hole during the pro-am event of the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at Accordia Golf Narashino C.C. in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan. Lowry won the first major title of his career in the middle of 2019, and is now trying to end the year as Europe’s No. 1 golfer, as he heads for the Race to Dubai championship and the last event of the season on the European Tour. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, FILE)
November 19, 2019 - 1:23 pm
Shane Lowry started 2019 by ending a 3½-year wait for a victory. In the middle of the year came his first major title, at the British Open in Royal Portrush. How about the Irishman finishing the best season of his career by being crowned Europe’s No. 1 golfer for the first time? “I'll be able to...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Kupcho, second from left, celebrates after sinking a putt on the 18th hole to win the Augusta National Women's Amateur golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Kupcho advanced to the LPGA Tour finale despite only turning pro five months ago (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
November 19, 2019 - 1:16 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The goal for Jennifer Kupcho was to get to the CME Group Tour Championship. Now that she’s here, a big part of her can’t wait for it to end. Even for a 22-year-old fresh out of college, Kupcho has every reason to be worn out. “I’m looking forward to the end of the tournament,”...
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November 18, 2019 - 10:14 am
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Two tournaments, two victories. They didn’t make Brendon Todd forget about the dark years, when he had the full yips so bad he didn’t know where the ball was going and made only two cuts in 35 events he played over three years. They just made him appreciate how good...
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