Golf

8:17 AM ET Francesco Molinari carded a 4-under-par 68 to take a one-shot lead over Ryder Cup teammate Tommy Fleetwood on the opening day of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Thursday. Molinari can win the European Tour’s Race to Dubai if he secures a finish of fifth or better at the season-ending
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10:07 PM ET Associated Press NAPLES, Fla. — The Race to the CME Globe will be more frantic starting next year, and the winner of the LPGA Tour’s season-ending tournament is going to get considerably richer. Tour and event officials announced Tuesday night that the CME Group Tour Championship’s purse in 2019 will double to
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6:44 PM ET Associated Press Lee Westwood and Matt Kuchar won last week, each ending four-plus years without winning on their home circuit. They also won without their regular caddies. Rory McIlroy wants to focus on the majors, which means playing more in the United States and less in Europe. The fallout? It might cost
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8:44 AM ET Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Rory McIlroy is set to give up European Tour membership in 2019 to focus on the U.S. PGA Tour. Just for the year, for now. McIlroy said on Tuesday at the World Tour Championship he intends to play only two full-field European Tour events in
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8:17 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Bernhard Langer celebrated his fifth Charles Schwab Cup with his wife and friends, a glass of red wine in his hand. He might consider sending the best bottle to Vijay Singh. Both walked away winners Sunday when Singh produced the best round of his PGA Tour Champions career,
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5:11 PM ET Associated Press PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Matt Kuchar ended more than four years without a PGA Tour victory Sunday by closing with a 2-under 69 and holding up through a few nervous moments down the stretch to win the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Kuchar had a four-shot lead going into the final
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8:27 AM ET Lee Westwood bagged five birdies on his back nine to storm to victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Sunday, his first title on the European Tour for four years. Westwood, 45, carded a faultless 64 that included an eagle and six birdies for a tournament
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8:32 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Scott McCarron moved into position to win the PGA Tour Champions’ season points race, birdieing the final two holes Saturday for a one-stroke lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Matt Kuchar’s third-round 65 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic gave him a four-shot lead over Whee Kim entering
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7:38 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Paul Goydos birdied the par-5 18th for a 6-under 65 and a one-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Tied for the first-round lead with Tim Petrovic after a 63, Goydos had six birdies in the bogey-free round in warm, sunny conditions at
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5:54 PM ET Suzy Whaley was elected the first female president of the PGA of America at the association’s annual meeting in Indian Wells, California, on Friday. Whaley, 51, the director of instruction at Suzy Whaley Golf in Cromwell, Connecticut, became a PGA of America member in 2001 and transitioned into teaching after a brief
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6:28 PM ET Associated Press PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Matt Kuchar decided at the last minute to play the Mayakoba Golf Classic and made it look like a smart move Thursday. Kuchar missed only two fairways at El Camaleon Golf Club and kept bogeys off his card for a 7-under 64 that gave him
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7:36 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Paul Goydos and Tim Petrovic shot 8-under 63 on Thursday to share the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, leaving points leader Bernhard Langer seven strokes back in the PGA Tour Champions’ season finale. In sunny, 80-degree conditions at Phoenix Country Club, Langer parred the final nine
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3:09 PM ET Tiger Woods will welcome a field that includes 16 of the top 23 players in the world — including himself — to the Hero World Challenge, to begin later this month in the Bahamas. Woods, the tournament host of the event he launched with his late father, Earl, in 1999 to benefit
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