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9:55 PM ET MEXICO CITY — Jordan Spieth‘s caddie, Michael Greller, had to leave the WGC-Mexico Championship because of the death of his father, John Greller. Shawn Spieth, Jordan’s father, will take Greller’s place at Club de Golf Chapultepec, where the first round begins Thursday. The Golf Channel first reported the news, and tournament officials
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12:34 PM ET MEXICO CITY — Deciding where to play this year in a busy lead-up to the Masters has been a challenge for Tiger Woods, who admitted Tuesday that choosing between a slew of events where he’s had success or that are near his Florida home remains difficult. The change this year, however, is
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12:38 PM ET Steve Stricker will be named the U.S. Ryder Cup captain on Wednesday, sources confirmed to ESPN, becoming the first American to serve in the role despite never having won a major championship. Stricker, 51, will become the 29th U.S. captain for the matches to be played in his home state of Wisconsin
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10:34 AM ET Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will play in his second PGA Tour event closer to home, accepting a sponsor’s exemption into the AT&T Byron Nelson. Romo will tee it up alongside top Tour players like Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, his home course, on
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7:06 PM ET Leg day will have an entirely new meaning on the PGA Tour. The PGA Tour has relaxed its player attire guidelines and will allow players to wear shorts during practice and pro-am rounds at its events, starting with this week’s WGC-Mexico Championship and Puerto Rico Open. Golfers must continue wearing long pants
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Erik Compton was in his car Sunday afternoon, driving across Florida from Sarasota—where he had just finished T-47 in the Web.com Tour’s LECOM Suncoast Classic—to his home in Miami. “I’ll have time to do my laundry, re-pack and then wake up at 2:30 to catch a flight to Puerto Rico,” he said with a laugh.
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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 Feb. 18. Holmes outlasts Thomas at Riviera It was a marathon at
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PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Despite the disjointed nature of the weather-plagued Genesis Open, where the third and fourth rounds were completed on Sunday at Riviera Country Club, Justin Thomas looked to be in control of the tournament—at least through the first 55 holes. Then came a missed 11-footer for par on the second hole of
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8:49 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — J.B. Holmes rallied from a four-shot deficit in the final round and won a marathon finish Sunday in the Genesis Open for his first victory in three years and a trip back to the Masters. Holmes closed with a 1-under 70, and that was enough to overcome
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9:19 PM ET LOS ANGELES — It took him until late Saturday afternoon, but Tiger Woods finally got hot at chilly Riviera, starting the third round of the Genesis Open with five consecutive 3s, including an eagle and three birdies. The run vaulted him from just inside the cut line to inside the top-15 as
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10:10 PM ET ESPN News Services LOS ANGELES — Justin Thomas got a lot done in eight holes Saturday, leaving with a one-shot lead over Adam Scott and facing a marathon finish in the rain-delayed Genesis Open. Thomas played six holes in the morning, nearly holing a 9-iron and then making par with a flop
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10:10 PM ET LOS ANGELES — On a cool, wet, mostly miserable day, Tiger Woods played more holes in competition than at any point in his comeback from spinal fusion surgery nearly two years ago. And with mixed results that left him frustrated. Woods played 30 holes at Riviera Country Club on Friday and lamented
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9:13 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Justin Thomas put together enough birdies in a cold rain at Riviera to reach 10-under par and share the lead with Adam Scott when the second round of the Genesis Open was halted by darkness. Beginning in 2020, the Genesis Open will have a significantly higher purse,
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