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9:35 PM ET Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — Justin Lower weathered the wind and birdied the 18th hole Saturday to take a 1-shot lead into the final round of the season-opening Fortinet Championship. Lower shot a 3-under 69 to get to 13 under at Silverado Resort & Spa, with his fifth birdie of the round
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2:57 PM ET Associated Press GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy — Even the wind couldn’t thwart U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick at the Italian Open. Fitzpatrick will head into the final round in the lead and aiming to go one better than three years ago after coping with challenging conditions on Saturday to post an impressive 2-under
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10:31 PM ET Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — Max Homa moved into position to defend his title at the Fortinet Championship, shooting a 5-under 67 on Friday to share the 36-hole lead with Danny Willett at the PGA Tour’s season opener. Homa, a two-time winner last season and a captain’s pick for next week’s Presidents
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3:15 PM ET Associated Press Rory McIlroy and U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick are getting quite comfortable on next year’s Ryder Cup course. Europe captain Luke Donald, meanwhile, made a novice’s error after hitting into the thick rough at the Marco Simone club outside Rome and then hitting the wrong ball, earning himself a two-stroke
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A U.S. Mid-Amateur champion was supposed to emerge from the gloaming at Wisconsin’s Erin Hills Golf Club on Thursday. But Mother Nature had other ideas. Torrential rain on Sunday—upwards of five inches to be precise—washed out the second round of stroke-play qualifying, and more delays on Monday meant the task of winnowing down the original
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12:52 AM ET Associated Press SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — Bryson DeChambeau insisted he has no regrets about his decision to jump from the PGA Tour to the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series. “I couldn’t be happier to be over here,” he said. “I have no buyer’s remorse.” The 2020 U.S. Open champion called it the biggest
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Two weeks after a tumultuous PGA Tour season ended in Atlanta, Ga., a new one began in Napa, Calif., for the Fortinet Championship. Several interesting storylines emerged after an interrupted first day’s play at Silverado Resort, although none more compelling than the leader, Justin Lower. Last month, Justin Lower had one of the more crushing
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10:17 AM ET SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — As LIV Golf prepares to stage its fifth tournament, which is outside of Chicago this week, CEO and commissioner Greg Norman said the upstart circuit has no desire to talk with the rival PGA Tour about a truce. LIV Golf, financed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, has
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11:43 AM ET Associated Press GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy — For Rory McIlroy, it’s a flat-out “no.” U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick is open to having LIV Golf players on Europe’s team at next year’s Ryder Cup because, he said, “I just want to make sure that we win.” Europe captain Luke Donald, meanwhile, is toeing
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Just two weeks removed from the craziest season in PGA Tour history a new season resumes at this week’s Fortinet Championship. But the ripple effects of everything that happened this year—including a repossessed parking spot—are just beginning to be felt. The schedule will be different. The stakes will be different. Heck, the criteria for earning
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It was all oh-so clear. Given the depth of young American talent—eight players in their 20s delivering the punishing defeat in Wisconsin—Team USA would surely dominate the biennial transatlantic contest for the foreseeable future and probably beyond. Normal service would be resumed, a flurry of star-spangled banners adorned with victories fluttering in the breeze. After
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1:01 PM ET Associated Press Annika Sorenstam now has her own LPGA Tour event in Florida. The LPGA and the Pelican Women’s Championship said Tuesday that Sorenstam will be host of the November tournament in the Tampa Bay area starting in 2023. Its official name will be The Annika driven by Gainbridge at Pelican. The
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3:36 PM ET Golfers will compete for $50 million, the richest purse in the sport’s history, in LIV Golf’s season-ending team championship, which is scheduled to be played at Trump National Doral Miami from Oct. 27-30. Twelve four-man teams will compete for a $16 million first-place prize. The teams will be seeded one through 12.
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2:03 AM ET TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State senior golfer David Puig announced his decision to skip his senior season and turn pro through an Instagram post Monday. He didn’t include which professional tour he would be joining or when he would begin his pro career in the post, but he’s listed on the LIV
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Sep 11, 2022 Ireland’s Shane Lowry produced a masterful third round to win the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday, his first title since winning the 2019 Open. Lowry found a birdie on the par-5 18th at Wentworth for a blemish-free 65 to reach 18-under for his three rounds, 1 stroke ahead of Spaniard Jon Rahm,
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