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FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods smiles on the 12th hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. Woods will take part in a Japan Skins game on Oct. 21 that will be shown live worldwide by Discovery-owned GOLFTV. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 18, 2019 - 8:07 pm
Tiger Woods is playing another skins game with two big differences. This one is in Japan and will be broadcast live around the world by Discovery-owned GOLFTV. The exhibition is called "The Challenge: Japan Skins," and it will be played Oct. 21 leading into the PGA Tour's first official event in...
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September 18, 2019 - 3:46 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Akshay Bhatia makes his professional debut in the Sanderson Farms Championship at age 17, and the prospect of winning didn't seem as overwhelming when he came across a player only three years older. It was Joaquin Niemann, the 20-year-old from Chile, who won the PGA Tour's...
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September 18, 2019 - 8:47 am
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — European captain Padraig Harrington has selected Robert Karlsson as his first vice captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. Karlsson performed the same role under Thomas Bjorn when the European team regained the trophy at Le Golf National in Paris last...
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Danish golfer and Ryder Cup winner Thorbjorn Olesen, left, arrives at Isleworth Crown Court in London, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, after being charged with sexual assault, being drunk on an aircraft and common assault. Olesen was arrested on 29 July after returning from the WGC St Jude Invitational on a flight from Nashville to London. Police were waiting for the 29-year-old when the aircraft landed at Heathrow. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 18, 2019 - 6:20 am
LONDON (AP) — Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen will remain suspended from the European Tour until at least December after being charged with sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft. The 29-year-old Olesen appeared in court in London on Wednesday in relation to the charges. No pleas were entered...
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In this Nov. 18, 2011, file photo Tiger Woods hits an approach shot to the fourth hole during the second round of the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Course, in Melbourne, Australia. Woods will captain the U.S. team at this year's Presidents Cup as Royal Melbourne golf course will host the Presidents Cup in December for the third time, and is where the International Team won its only previous tournament against the United States in 1998. ( AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill, File)
September 17, 2019 - 10:50 pm
Former Australian and European Tour professional Michael Clayton reckons he's played Melbourne's so-called sandbelt courses about 1,000 times. Lucky him. The eight courses feature bunkers sculpted out of sand, pristine greens and fairways unlike any others. They are most often praised by pros who...
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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 17, 2019 - 3:22 pm
Suzann Pettersen achieved one of the rarest feats in golf. The winning shot in the Solheim Cup? Yes, it starts there. That putt she made from just outside 6 feet on the 18th green at Gleneagles was the main reason why Pettersen should be the envy of anyone who has competed as long and as well as...
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Viktor Hovland, of Norway, watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier golf tournament in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 17, 2019 - 9:36 am
Viktor Hovland tied the PGA Tour record on Sunday at The Greenbrier with his 17th consecutive round in the 60s, closing with a 64 to tie for 10th. He matched the mark set by Bob Estes in the fall of 2001, and it could shed some light on how much golf at the highest level has changed in two decades...
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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 15, 2019 - 3:55 pm
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Suzann Pettersen hit the final putt of the Solheim Cup, and as it turned out, the final putt of her career. Pettersen holed a 7-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Gleneagles as Europe won the last three matches to capture the Solheim Cup on Sunday, 14 1/2-13 1/2, in...
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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. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
September 15, 2019 - 11:06 am
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — The most sensational finish in Solheim Cup history went down to the last putt of the entire match by a veteran player who many thought was lucky to even be selected. Suzann Pettersen didn't let Europe down. By rolling in a left-to-right birdie from 6 feet on the 18th...
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September 13, 2019 - 11:40 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Scott Jamieson of Scotland shot a 7-under 65 in the second round, including seven birdies, to lead the KLM Open by two strokes at the halfway stage on Friday. Jamieson, whose only European Tour title came in 2013, birdied the par-5 18th in a bogey-free round at The International on...
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