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2:22 PM ET Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts fired a five-under-par 66 to join George Coetzee on top of the French Open leaderboard after the second round on Friday, a year after Le Golf National hosted the Ryder Cup. Despite bad weather conditions, Colsaerts managed seven birdies as his swing and putting made the difference, the Belgian
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A new—or in this case repurposed—format like we’ll see at the inaugural “The Challenge: Japan Skins” brings with a level of unknown to any golf competition. And with an anticipated set of mid-round challenges awaiting them, there’s even more intrigue as to what will take place on Monday between Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama
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2:22 AM ET Associated Press JEJU ISLAND, South Korea — Justin Thomas shot a 9-under 63 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead at CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, putting himself in position to win his second PGA Tour event in South Korea in three years. Thomas, who won the inaugural CJ Cup in 2017,
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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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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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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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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 USGA held the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens in consecutive weeks on the same course, Pinehurst No. 2, in 2014. And the ISPS Handa Vic Open in Australia held concurrent men’s and women’s European Tour and LPGA events on the same course in February. But the announcement from the European Tour and Ladies European
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7:10 AM ET Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam will host a new tournament in Sweden next year with men and women facing off on the same course for a single trophy and prize fund, organisers announced on Monday. The 2020 Scandinavian Mixed, co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Ladies European Tour, will take place between
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Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here’s every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of Oct. 14. Griffin earns breakthrough in Houston Wasn’t too long ago that
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1:39 PM ET Associated Press Bernd Wiesberger moved atop the Race to Dubai rankings by winning the Italian Open on Sunday for his second Rolex Series victory of the year. Wiesberger carded a bogey-free six-under 65 at Olgiata Golf Club for a one-stroke victory over Matthew Fitzpatrick after beginning the day three strokes behind the
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8:35 PM ET Associated Press HUMBLE, Texas — Lanto Griffin recovered from a rain-delayed double-bogey finish to his second round earlier Saturday to post a 7-under-65 — the day’s best score — in his third and secure a single-stroke lead through 54 holes of the Houston Open. Mark Hubbard is alone in second place at
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