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Newcomer Svensson Snatches Sony Open Lead In Hawaii

Canadian rookie Adam Svensson fired seven birdies and an eagle in a nine-under par 61 to seize the first-round lead Thursday in the US PGA Tour Sony Open in Hawaii by one stroke from Andrew Putnam. Svensson’s capped his round at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu with a birdie at the par-five 18th to nip past early pace-setter Putnam, who …

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Former Number One Spieth Eyes Comeback Year In 2019

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Jordan Spieth launches what he hopes will be a bounce-back 2019 campaign Thursday when he tees it up in the US PGA Tour’s Sony Open in Hawaii. The former world number one endured his worst professional season in 2018, finishing 31st in the US tour’s FedExCup points race and failing to qualify for the Tour Championship for the first time …

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Padraig Harrington Named European Captain For 2020 Ryder Cup

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Padraig Harrington has officially been announced as Europe’s captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup which will be held in Whistling Straits, Wisconsin. The three-time major winner was the clear favourite to take over from Thomas Bjorn and lead Europe into enemy territory as they attempt to defend the title they won in Paris last year. The Dubliner has appeared at …

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McIlroy Leads The Chase At Tournament of Champions

Gary Woodland eagled the 15th hole in a five-under par 68 on Saturday that kept him three strokes in front of Rory McIlroy atop the US PGA Tour Tournament of Champions leaderboard. Woodland led McIlroy and two other players going into Saturday’s third round on the Plantation Course at Kapalua, Hawaii. Northern Ireland star McIlroy, a four-time major champion, had …

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Rory McIlroy In Contention As Tournament Of Champions Heats Up

Gary Woodland fired his second straight six-under 67 to grab a three-shot lead halfway through the 2019 Tournament of Champions as Rory McIlroy starts to make some noise in his Kapalua debut. Woodland, who is seeking his fourth win on the PGA Tour, used a streak of five consecutive birdies, beginning at the No. 11, to reach 12-under 134. World …

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Woods Roars Back, ‘Moliwood’ Star In Dramatic 2018

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Tiger Woods snatched plenty of golfing headlines in 2018 with his remarkable comeback after years in the wilderness and will now be eyeing a 15th major title, while British Open champion Francesco Molinari inspired Europe to a Ryder Cup thrashing of the United States in Paris. It was an eventful year for golf fans, with Woods’ return adding a sub-plot …

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Calm Lipsky Triumphs To End 50-Month European Tour Drought

American David Lipsky held his nerve during a tense final nine holes Sunday to end a 50-month title drought by winning the EPGA Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa. The 30-year-old from Los Angeles closed with a four-under-par 68 at Leopard Creek Country Club for a total of 274 and a two-shot victory over Scot David Drysdale, who carded a …

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Justin Rose Chases Leaders At Storm-Hit Indonesian Masters

Justin Rose was hot on the heels of the leaders at the Indonesian Masters on Thursday despite having his opening round curtailed by a severe thunderstorm that forced play to be abandoned. Former US Open champion Rose, who needs a top-15 finish in Jakarta to reclaim the number one spot in the world golf rankings, fired four birdies and an …

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Francesco Molinari Named European Tour Golfer of the Year

Francesco Molinari won the European Tour’s Golfer of the Year award on Monday to cap a memorable 2018 for the Italian. Molinari became the first Italian to win a major when he clinched the British Open at Carnoustie earlier this year. That triumph followed his victory in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and a maiden PGA Tour title in …

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Oosthuizen Ends 33-Month Winless Run By Claiming South African Open

Louis Oosthuizen ended a 33-month winless run by lifting the South African Open trophy for the first time Sunday after a six-shot victory at Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg. The 2010 British Open champion last triumphed on the European Tour in 2016 when he won the Perth International in western Australia. The 36-year-old South African closed with a four-under-par 67, …

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Oosthuizen Three Ahead In Pursuit Of Home SA, British Open Double

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa reacts after finishing on the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa reacts after finishing on the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Louis Oosthuizen took a three-shot third-round lead in the EPGA South African Open Saturday as he seeks to become the sixth golfer to win the event and the British Open. South Africans Ernie Els, Bobby Locke and Gary Player, Swede Henrik Stenson and New Zealander Bob Charles have won the two oldest national championships in the world. Oosthuizen carded a …

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Gavin Moynihan Well-Placed For Best Ever European Tour Finish

The early beginnings of the 2019 European Tour season have presented a series of challengers a chance at glory. Just weeks after the Race to Dubai final, events such as this week’s Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open offer an opportunity to get a player’s foot on the winning ladder with some of the Tour’s biggest names not in attendance. One of …

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Watch: Rare Air Swing As Aussie Golfer’s Driver Snaps

Golfer John Sendon’s driver snapped on his downswing and he missed the ball in a freak air shot that sparked controversy at the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast Thursday. The veteran Australian was two-under-par at the Royal Pines Resort when he lined at the tee, pulling the driver above his head only for the shaft to snap near …

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Leona Maguire Finishes Top 20 In Professional European Tour Debut

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It’s been a positive end to the year for Leona Maguire. Having turned professional earlier in 2018, the Irishwoman fell short in her bid to secure an LPGA Tour card, finishing 37th in the ultra-competitive Symetra Tour, Stateside. It’s still been a superb season at both amateur and professional level for Maguire however, with the latest encouraging result coming at …

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