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3:28 AM ET Associated Press SYDNEY — World No. 1-ranked amateur Takumi Kanaya birdied his final two holes Thursday at the Australian Open for a 6-under 65 and a tie for the first-round lead with fellow Asian amateur Chun An Yu of Taiwan. Playing the back nine at The Australian Golf Course to open his
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4:48 PM ET NASSAU, Bahamas — There was a light moment on Wednesday afternoon at Albany Golf Club when Tiger Woods made a point to let Justin Thomas know he had outdriven him, stopping dramatically to examine the younger golfer’s ball and then walking ahead to his own. Woods, 44 on Dec. 30, got a
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NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas — Two months ago, Bryson DeChambeau weighed just under 200 pounds and struggled to do 10 arm raises with a 10-pound weight. Now he’s up to 25-pound weights, and tips the scale at a brawny 225. The gains haven’t been limited to his gym routine or sudden beefiness, either. The 26-year-old five-time
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8:54 PM ET Associated Press SYDNEY — Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els and other players at this week’s Australian Open could have another course hazard to contend with: smoke from nearby bushfires. A temperature inversion that formed over Sydney on Monday night trapped smoke in the region on Tuesday and caused considerable haze during
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3:56 PM ET NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods twice turned down offers to play in the controversial Saudi International tournament on the European Tour, but he defended Phil Mickelson‘s decision to play the event early next year. Woods, who begins play in the Hero World Challenge on Wednesday at Albany Golf Club, was offered in
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To give those in the field who are heading over to Australia for next week’s Presidents Cup a little extra time to recover from jet lag–including U.S. playing captain Tiger Woods–this week’s Hero World Challenge has a special Wednesday start and Saturday finish. Of the 18 players teeing off at the Albany Golf Club in
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8:44 AM ET Phil Mickelson will bypass a staple of his annual schedule to play the Saudi International tournament on the European Tour. The event is Jan. 30-Feb. 3, the same week as the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, which Mickelson has won three times. The European Tour last year came under heavy criticism
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The Coody brothers deprived the golf world of a potentially electrifying storyline when they committed to the University of Texas. Parker and Pierceson, twins from Plano, Texas, had narrowed their college choices to Texas and Oklahoma State. Their father, Kyle Coody, who played golf at Texas (their grandfather is 1971 Masters champion Charles Coody), encouraged
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11:24 AM ET NASSAU, Bahamas — Some six months after winning the Masters, Tiger Woods finally sat down with his caddie, Joe LaCava, to watch the final round and relive the tense moments leading to his 15th major title on April 14. LaCava visited Woods recently at his South Florida home for some promotional work
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For a second consecutive year, Phil Mickelson will make a surprising tweak to his early-season schedule. This time, he’s swapping desert tournaments on different continents. On Monday, the Saudi International announced it has received a commitment from Mickelson. That means the five-time major champ will play in the controversial European Tour event instead of the
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Phil Mickelson being Phil Mickelson—an inveterate and incorrigible mischief maker—he wasn’t about to forego a chance to own his longtime rival Tiger Woods and singer Jake Owen with a single post on Twitter, which he did last week. Nov. 23 to be specific, the first anniversary of Mickelson earning $9 million, the most lucrative Black
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2:06 PM ET Associated Press Pablo Larrazabal won the European Tour’s season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship Sunday after losing a three-shot overnight lead and then making three birdies on his last four holes for a dramatic one-stroke victory. Larrazabal birdied the par-5 No. 18 as the Spaniard finished 8 under overall and just ahead of Sweden’s
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