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10:07 PM ET Associated Press NAPLES, Fla. — The Race to the CME Globe will be more frantic starting next year, and the winner of the LPGA Tour’s season-ending tournament is going to get considerably richer. Tour and event officials announced Tuesday night that the CME Group Tour Championship’s purse in 2019 will double to
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James R. Hand—former caddie, almost priest, World War II veteran, respected banker and president of the United States Golf Association 1984-’85—died at age 101 on Nov. 13. Among golf insiders, he was recognized for more than three decades as the sport’s moral compass. He stood for everything that’s good about the game: camaraderie, competition, good
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6:44 PM ET Associated Press Lee Westwood and Matt Kuchar won last week, each ending four-plus years without winning on their home circuit. They also won without their regular caddies. Rory McIlroy wants to focus on the majors, which means playing more in the United States and less in Europe. The fallout? It might cost
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It’s Wednesday before the 2016 Web.com Tour Championship. I’m sharing a house in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., with my wife, Crys, and Zack Sucher and his wife. We’re hanging on the beach in 40-mile-per-hour winds as Hurricane Matthew approaches. I’m 27th in the standings, needing to move into the top 25 to earn my PGA Tour
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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 Nov. 12. Kuchar bags first win in four years Last season was rife
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8:17 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Bernhard Langer celebrated his fifth Charles Schwab Cup with his wife and friends, a glass of red wine in his hand. He might consider sending the best bottle to Vijay Singh. Both walked away winners Sunday when Singh produced the best round of his PGA Tour Champions career,
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5:11 PM ET Associated Press PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Matt Kuchar ended more than four years without a PGA Tour victory Sunday by closing with a 2-under 69 and holding up through a few nervous moments down the stretch to win the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Kuchar had a four-shot lead going into the final
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8:27 AM ET Lee Westwood bagged five birdies on his back nine to storm to victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Sunday, his first title on the European Tour for four years. Westwood, 45, carded a faultless 64 that included an eagle and six birdies for a tournament
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8:32 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Scott McCarron moved into position to win the PGA Tour Champions’ season points race, birdieing the final two holes Saturday for a one-stroke lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Matt Kuchar’s third-round 65 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic gave him a four-shot lead over Whee Kim entering
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7:38 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Paul Goydos birdied the par-5 18th for a 6-under 65 and a one-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Tied for the first-round lead with Tim Petrovic after a 63, Goydos had six birdies in the bogey-free round in warm, sunny conditions at
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5:54 PM ET Suzy Whaley was elected the first female president of the PGA of America at the association’s annual meeting in Indian Wells, California, on Friday. Whaley, 51, the director of instruction at Suzy Whaley Golf in Cromwell, Connecticut, became a PGA of America member in 2001 and transitioned into teaching after a brief
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6:28 PM ET Associated Press PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Matt Kuchar decided at the last minute to play the Mayakoba Golf Classic and made it look like a smart move Thursday. Kuchar missed only two fairways at El Camaleon Golf Club and kept bogeys off his card for a 7-under 64 that gave him
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7:36 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Paul Goydos and Tim Petrovic shot 8-under 63 on Thursday to share the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, leaving points leader Bernhard Langer seven strokes back in the PGA Tour Champions’ season finale. In sunny, 80-degree conditions at Phoenix Country Club, Langer parred the final nine
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Tiger Woods won’t need an exemption to compete in the Hero World Challenge this year. After two consecutive years of being (by far) the lowest-ranked player in the small, but star-studded field, Woods, currently No. 13, has played his way into this year’s event. Although, his lofty ranking wouldn’t even place the tournament host in
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