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7:42 PM ET Associated Press LA QUINTA, Calif. — Si Woo Kim left the Coachella Valley a year ago with his back aching again and his game in disarray. The 25-year-old South Korean returned this week with a healthy back and a rock-solid mentality that didn’t even waver when Patrick Cantlay threatened to run away
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5:57 PM ET Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Jessica Korda closed with a 5-under 66 and holed a 30-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to beat Danielle Kang in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions and start the LPGA Tour season on a good note. Korda won for the sixth
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If you found space in your field of vision for The American Express on Sunday—and it’s OK if you didn’t, with NFL conference championship games and the LPGA’s Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions serving as worthy alternatives—you were treated to a rather entertaining finish at PGA West’s Stadium Course. In the end, an all-world round
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9:57 AM ET Associated Press ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Englishman Tyrrell Hatton shot a sparkling 6-under par in the final round on Sunday to win the season-opening Abu Dhabi Championship by four strokes after overnight leader Rory McIlroy faded with an uninspired even-par 72 to drop into third. Hatton carded a closing 66
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11:09 PM ET Associated Press LA’UPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii — Darren Clarke won the Mitsubishi Electric Championship by two strokes on Saturday for his second straight PGA Tour Champions victory, playing the back nine in 6 under in a closing 8-under 64. The 52-year-old former British Open winner from Northern Ireland started the back-nine run with birdies
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11:13 PM ET Associated Press LA’UPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii — Jerry Kelly and Darren Clarke shared the second-round lead Friday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship after first-round leader Retief Goosen stumbled late at Hualalai. Kelly birdied the 18th for a 5-under 67 to match Clarke at 13-under 131 with a round left in the first PGA Tour
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10:58 AM ET England’s Tyrrell Hatton put on a show in the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, going 12-under overall after 13 holes to take a five-shot lead before fading light stopped play on Friday. Hatton, who was one shot behind overnight leader Rory McIlroy, carded an eagle on the par five
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11:24 PM ET Associated Press KA’UPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii — Retief Goosen birdied 10 of the first 14 holes in a 10-under 62 to take the first-round lead Thursday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Darren Clarke was second after a 63, and Scott Parel and Jerry Kelly shot 64. The tournament is the first of
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This isn’t how John Augenstein imagined his professional golf career starting—in a pro-am without ams, at a PGA Tour event without fans. The 23-year-old makes his pro debut this week at The American Express on a sponsor’s exemption. The Vanderbilt grad decided to make the jump from the amateur ranks, forgoing one more semester of
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11:17 AM ET The Arnold Palmer Invitational will be the first tournament with more than a few thousand spectators allowed to attend since the coronavirus pandemic led to no or few fans attending sporting events. The March 4-7 event at the Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida announced Wednesday that limited tickets will be available
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5:57 PM ET Professional gambler Billy Walters was granted a commutation by President Donald Trump during his final day in office, and it came with the help of letters written by, among others, Phil Mickelson. Walters was sentenced to five years in prison in 2017 for an insider trading case linked to Mickelson, who ended
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Like a number of players, Tommy Fleetwood had some serious momentum prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought last golf season (and all the other sports seasons) to a screeching halt. Before the cancellation of the Players Championship, the Englishman had a T-2 at the Abu Dhabi Championship last January, then finished third at the
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8:29 AM ET Nothing outside of the major championships was ever guaranteed for Tiger Woods’ when it comes to his schedule. And now even that is certain in the wake of the news that the Woods recently had a microdiscectomy procedure to alleviate nerve pain in his lower back. 2 Related Apparently Woods is already
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4:55 PM ET Tiger Woods has undergone a microdiscectomy to alleviate nerve pain in his lower back and will not compete in next week’s Farmers Insurance Open or the Genesis Invitational next month. An announcement came via Woods’ Twitter account that he had “recently undergone a microdiscectomy procedure to remove a pressurized disc fragment that
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