Golf

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, Rory McIlroy hits from the tee on the third hole during third round play in the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. McIlroy will take part in a Japan Skins game on Oct. 21 that will be shown live worldwide by Discovery-owned GOLFTV. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
September 30, 2019 - 11:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Two of the biggest names in golf have taken a swing at the course set-ups on the European Tour, saying they need to be tougher to test the best players. Rory McIlroy was the first to vent his frustration, saying after the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday...
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Cameron Champ follows his approach shot up to the third green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the final round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 29, 2019 - 6:13 pm
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Champ made a 3-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a one-stroke victory over Adam Hadwin on Sunday in the Safeway Open, finishing off an emotional week with his grandfather battling cancer. Three strokes ahead entering the round, Champ had five birdies and overcame a...
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September 28, 2019 - 10:56 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — Lin Yuxin of China made birdie from the bunker on the second playoff hole Sunday to beat defending champion Takumi Kanaya and win the Asia-Pacific Amateur for the second time. Lin won the first playoff in the 11-year-history of the Asia-Pacific Amateur and joined Hideki Matsuyama as...
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September 26, 2019 - 1:30 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Australian Blake Windred had a bogey-free 9-under 63 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur championship. Windred had four birdies on the front nine and five on the back, including birdies on his final four holes, at the Sheshan International...
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Justin Thomas chips the ball onto the third green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the pro-am event of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 25, 2019 - 6:21 pm
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Thomas didn't get much rest during the four weeks between seasons. The 2017 FedEx Cup champion helped raise money for hurricane victims in the Bahamas, spent two weeks recovering from minor skin cancer surgery, then flew cross country to California to male his season...
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Suzann Pettersen of Europe celebrates after holing a putt on the 18th green to win the Solheim Cup against the US at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
September 24, 2019 - 2:20 pm
Suzann Pettersen is now linked with Syd Easterbrook, an English golfer and little more than a footnote in Ryder Cup history. At the core of what made the Solheim Cup so special was it being decided by the final shot of the tournament at Gleneagles on Sept. 15. Pettersen rolled in a putt from just...
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In this Sunday, May 12, 2019, photo provided by Greg Borchers, Kayli Lucas, right, poses with her mother, Lisa Lucas and stepfather, Greg Borchers, in Gallatin, Tenn. Kayli Lucas is headed to Pebble Beach to play in a PGA Tour Champions event, a dream week for a 17-year-old girl from Tennessee who knew nothing about golf until a friend from church invited her out for a lessons at The First Tee. Kayla was an infant when she was found outside an equipment factory in Nanjing, China, and taken in as an orphan. That's about the time Lisa Lucas showed up as part of a 20-month process to adopt a baby girl. (Greg Borchers via AP)
September 24, 2019 - 8:03 am
Kayli Lucas is headed to Pebble Beach to play in a PGA Tour Champions event, a dream week for a 17-year-old girl from Tennessee who knew nothing about golf until a friend from church invited her out for a lesson at The First Tee. She liked how the club felt in her hands. Like so many others brought...
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September 23, 2019 - 5:25 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The PGA Tour Series-China is canceling its tournament in Hong Kong next month because of civil unrest and safety concerns. The season was supposed to end Oct. 17-20 at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club in Hong Kong. Instead, the 13th and final tournament will be held Oct. 10-13...
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England's Danny Willett poses with the trophy after winning the PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club, Wentworth, England, Sunday Sept. 22, 2019. (Bradley Collyer/PA via AP)
September 22, 2019 - 3:41 pm
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Former Masters champion Danny Willett outplayed Jon Rahm in the final group at Wentworth and closed with a 5-under 67 to win the BMW PGA Championship by three shots for his first victory on home soil in England. Willett won for the seventh time in his career and moves...
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In this Aug. 28, 2019, photo, Amy Bockerstette, the golfer with Down syndrome who was an internet sensation by making par at the 16th hole at the Phoenix Open with soon-to-be 2019 U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland, smiles as she holds up a personalized logo golf ball after her golf lesson at Palmbrook Country Club in Sun City, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 20, 2019 - 5:17 pm
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — There are times in life, maybe a handful, when everything changes. A moment, simple or world shattering, slanting the past, shaping all still to come. There are people who have the same effect, someone so generous, so genuine, so joyful, meeting them transforms perspective. Amy...
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