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6:40 PM ET ESPN News Services Defending champion Brooks Koepka withdrew from the CJ Cup in Jeju Island, South Korea, with a knee injury, the PGA Tour said Friday. Koepka had four bogeys on his first nine for a 75 and was 13 strokes behind Justin Thomas. Koepka, the No. 1 player in the world
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7:58 AM ET Associated Press ROME — A year after winning the British Open and one week after failing to make the cut in his home Italian Open, Francesco Molinari says he is changing his caddy. Pello Iguaran had been on Molinari’s bag for four years but Molinari writes on Instagram that Mark Fulcher, Justin
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5:15 PM ET George Coetzee and Ryan Fox carded six-under-par 65s to share the lead in the French Open first round on Thursday, as the European Tour returned to Le Golf National in Paris a year after the course hosted the Ryder Cup. Making the most of good scoring conditions in the morning, Coetzee started
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Before the United States Golf Association made the final decisions on the rules overhaul that brought us flagstick-in putting, knee-height drops and common sense about accidentally moving balls, the governing body asked golfers to email suggestions. My idea to grant every golfer a set number of minutes to search for lost balls per round (find
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For once, the usually bland rhetoric contained in a press release proved 100-percent accurate. When former European Tour pro turned course designer and golf-podcast host Michael Clayton departed the Australia-based architecture firm of Ogilvy, Clayton, Cocking and Mead earlier this week, he was said to be “leaving to pursue other opportunities” and that “he will
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8:26 AM ET Associated Press SHANGHAI — Amy Yang and Nasa Hataoka shared the lead at 5-under 67 after the first round of the Buick LPGA Shanghai on Thursday. Both players had six birdies and a bogey for a one-stroke lead. “I’m happy how I played today,” Yang said. “My swing felt very stable …
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GOLFTV’s “The Challenge: Japan Skins” will take place on a Japanese golf course on Monday, but the new event got quite the introduction in a Japanese classroom. Well, sort of. In case you haven’t seen The Challenge’s promo in which HIdeki Matsuyama teaches his three opponents—Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day—a bit of Japanese,
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6:25 PM ET Associated Press FRENCH LICK, Ind. — Helen Alfredsson added the Senior LPGA Championship to her U.S. Senior Women’s Open title, rallying Wednesday at cold and windy French Lick Resort to sweep the two major championships of the season. Two strokes behind Juli Inkster entering the day, Alfredsson closed with a 2-under 70
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10:48 AM ET Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he is writing his first-ever memoir, to be called “BACK,” which was described in a news release as the “first and only account directly from Woods, with the full cooperation of his friends, family and inner circle.” Woods, who at 43 won the Masters earlier this year
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The PGA Tour heads to Asia for a three-tournament swing, which begins this week in South Korea at The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges. The tour then heads to Japan for the inaugural ZOZO Championship, followed by the WGC-HSBC Champions in China. Brooks Koepka is the defending champion at the CJ Cup, and is in
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12:25 PM ET Associated Press Jordan Spieth returns from his longest break during a calendar year hopeful that a fresh start will end his longest drought. Spieth hasn’t won since the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, a span of 54 tournaments worldwide. He last played in August at the BMW Championship, where he failed
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In deference to his mother, Carol, the name that has made regular appearances on European Tour leader boards the past few months is “Robert MacIntyre.” But to everyone else, the 23-year-old who already is Scotland’s greatest all-time left-handed golfer—a low bar, admittedly—is “Bob.” “Bob from Oban,” that is. Just as the superstar that Arnold Palmer
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