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11:14 AM ET KweséESPN Staff Rory McIlroy will tee off alongside defending champion Branden Grace in the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player at Sun City on Thursday. Grace and former world No. 1 McIlroy, who has not contested Africa’s Major’ since 2009, when he withdraw from the tournament with
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3:57 AM ET Associated Press HAINAN ISLAND, China — Two golfers from Thailand were at the top of the leaderboard after Wednesday’s first round of the Blue Bay LPGA tournament. Thidapa Suwannapura shot a 4-under 68 to lead the tournament by one shot from her compatriot Ariya Jutanugarn and Alena Sharp of Canada. Six other
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2:06 PM ET Former NCAA champion Doris Chen was disqualified from the LPGA’s qualifying tournament over the weekend when she played a ball her mother moved back into play after the tee shot went out of bounds. Golf Channel and Golfweek both reported that a homeowner along the course in Pinehurst, North Carolina, had witnessed
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12:52 PM ET Bryson DeChambeau won his fifth PGA Tour title on Sunday, but not before an injury scare that occurred the night before – at a hockey game. DeChambeau was invited to the Vegas Golden Knights NHL game and was given the duty of “ringing the siren” before the third period of play. But
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11:10 AM ET Amateur golfers must become a priority to keep the sport growing even though the professional game is a multi-million-dollar industry that is getting stronger, Gary Player told Reuters in a frank discourse on the future of the game. “Professional golfers have never played for such enormous money,” the nine-time major winner, who
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7:55 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Bryson DeChambeau holed an eagle putt from just inside 60 feet on the 16th hole that carried him to a 5-under 66 and a one-shot victory over Patrick Cantlay in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday. DeChambeau won for the fourth time in his past
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9:57 AM ET Associated Press England’s Justin Rose regained the world number one spot after successfully defending his Turkish Airlines Open title, overcoming China’s Li Haotong in a playoff on Sunday. Rose carded five birdies in a typically consistent display to take a one-shot advantage after 16 holes in the final round at the Antalya
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1:55 AM ET Associated Press SHIGA, Japan — Local favorite Nasa Hataoka shot a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the Japan Classic for her second LPGA title of the season. Hataoka, 19, offset a pair of bogeys with seven birdies at the Seta Golf Club to finish at 14-under 202, two strokes ahead of
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8:29 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Bryson DeChambeau birdied four of the last six holes Saturday for a share of the lead with Peter Uihlein in the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open. DeChambeau shot a 6-under 66 to match Uihlein at 16-under 197 at TPC Summerlin. Uihlein, the leader after each of the
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11:46 AM ET China’s Li Haotong fired five birdies on the front nine to grab a three-stroke advantage over holder Justin Rose and Alexander Levy on day three at the Turkish Airlines Open Saturday. Starting the third round three shots off the pace, Li turned in 29 before sinking a spectacular eagle at the 10th
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3:30 AM ET Associated Press SHIGA, Japan — Minjee Lee shot an 8-under 64 to take a three-shot lead after the second round of the Japan Classic on Saturday. Lee, seeking her second LPGA title this year, had eight birdies in a bogey-free round at the Seta Golf Club to improve to 13-under 131, three-strokes
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9:12 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Peter Uihlein birdied five of the last seven holes for a 5-under 66 and a two-stroke lead Friday in the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open. Uihlein got to 13-under 129 at TPC Summerlin, a day after opening with a 63. Robert Streb and Whee Kim were tied
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9:34 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print LAS VEGAS — Peter Uihlein topped the leaderboard at 8-under 63 on Thursday in the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open, with Jordan Spieth 3 strokes back in his season debut. Uihlein birdied six of his final nine holes in the morning round at
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5:43 PM ET Bryson DeChambeau said he will take advantage of a new rule in 2019 that allows golfers to putt from the green while leaving the flagstick in and unattended. How many of his professional peers follow him remains to be seen. DeChambeau, winner of four PGA Tour titles and known for his scientific
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7:42 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — In a battle of different generations, home favorite Richard Gasquet beat Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov in straight sets to reach the second round of the Paris Masters, where he will face American defending champion Jack Sock. The 32-year-old Gasquet was 3-0 down in the opening set but rallied
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