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NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas — The lush, tropical environs; the posh surroundings of Albany, an exclusive, 600-acre private resort community owned by British billionaire Joe Lewis, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and pop superstar Justin Timberlake; and an India Nite celebration, where on Thursday evening the attire is beach chic and the food and acrobatic performers the
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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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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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8:54 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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Phil Mickelson committed to the Saudi International on Monday, joining a growing number of star players scheduled to play in the controversial European Tour event. However, unlike many of his peers who have remained mum on their involvement beyond their initial commitment to the tournament, Mickelson defended his decision on Monday night with a series
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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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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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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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3:24 PM ET Adam Scott is happy Tiger Woods is headed to Australia next week for the Presidents Cup. He simply hopes his countrymen don’t cheer for the reigning Masters champion. Woods will be making his first playing appearance in Australia since competing in the 2011 Presidents Cup and Scott hopes his International team can
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Dustin Johnson announced on Saturday that has withdrawn from Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge. Johnson, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following the Tour Championship, posted on Twitter that he feels he needs another full week of physical therapy before he’s able to compete. However, Johnson, who is scheduled to play for the United States at
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2:24 PM ET Associated Press Pablo Larrazabal kept his three-shot lead at the Alfred Dunhill Championship Saturday ahead of the final round of the European Tour’s 2020 season-opener. Larrazabal’s 2-under 70 in the third round put him 11 under par and kept him ahead of Wil Besseling (70). South African home favorite Branden Grace (71),
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12:56 PM ET Pablo Larrazabal sunk five birdies in six holes at the start of his back nine to card a 69 and open up a three-shot lead after the second round of the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club Friday. The Spaniard also recorded a double-bogey on the seventh when
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9:18 AM ET Australian Jason Day has withdrawn from the International Presidents Cup team due to a back injury, with captain Ernie Els replacing him with South Korean golfer Ben An. Day, a former No. 1-ranked player in the world who won the 2015 PGA Championship, had been selected by Els as one of his
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