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6:15 AM ET European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has backed Rory McIlroy‘s commitment to the team following the Northern Irishman’s recent comments about the European Tour. McIlroy told reporters at the season-opening Sentry Tournament of Champions last week that he saw the European Tour as a “stepping stone” to its U.S. equivalent, the PGA
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7:08 PM ET ESPN News Services The Plantation course at Kapalua might look the same when Xander Schauffele returns next year to defend his title. But it probably won’t play the same. Kapalua is shutting down the course next month for Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw to begin a restoration project that will include a
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4:42 PM ET Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. — Shugo Imahira of Japan has been awarded a special invitation to play in the Masters. Imahira won the Bridgestone Open on the Japan Golf Tour and went on to capture the money title on his home tour. He currently is No. 53 in the world ranking. This
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Competitive golfers with disabilities are a hardy group by definition, and like their able-bodied counterparts they play without limits. Well, except for one. They’ve largely competed without unified governance, instead relying on a variety of disparate associations, nationally and internationally. That will begin to change on Wednesday, when the first World Ranking for Golfers with
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It took only one PGA Tour event in 2019 for a few widespread overreactions to materialize. “Bryson DeChambeau has discovered the secret to putting!” “Francesco Molinari’s 2018 was a fluke!” And “Xander Schauffele is going to win the Grand Slam!” Of course, all three are slight exaggerations, but you get the point. Of course, there’s
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KAPALUA, Hawaii – As he walked off the 18th green at the Plantation Course Sunday afternoon with a disappointing par and approached the scoring trailer, Gary Woodland spotted Xander Schauffele and made a beeline for him. Forcing a smile, Woodland playfully hit him in the shoulders, knocking him back slightly. Too bad he couldn’t have
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11:43 PM ET Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawaii — Xander Schauffele never had a better round or a more peculiar ending. After holing out for two eagles, and closing with four birdies over his last five holes for an 11-under 62, he chose to wait inside the scoring trailer to see if it would be enough
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Gary Woodland would already be playing the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions with plenty to ponder mentally. The 34-year-old takes a three-stroke advantage over Rory McIlroy into Sunday’s action at Kapalua well aware that in the six previous times he has held the 54-hole lead in a stroke-play event on the PGA
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9:22 PM ET Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawaii — Gary Woodland made a 65-foot eagle putt and finished with a birdie for a 5-under 68 to keep his three-shot lead in the Sentry Tournament of Champions on Saturday. Rory McIlroy briefly caught him for the lead until the birdies stopped falling. He shot 68 and starts
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10:36 PM ET Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawai’i — Gary Woodland chipped in for the first of five consecutive birdies on the back nine Friday on his way to another 6-under 67 that gave him a three-shot lead going into the weekend at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Just about everyone in the winners-only field at
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Jordan Spieth isn’t in this weekend’s Tournament of Champions, the result of failing to win during the 2017-18 campaign. That won’t stop the three-time major winner from making a trip to Hawaii. On Friday, Spieth was announced as a late addition to next week’s Sony Open. Though Spieth is coming off a subpar year, he’s
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KAPALUA, Hawaii — As the opening round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions got underway Thursday morning, Thomas Pagel, the USGA’s Senior Managing Director, Governance, stood discreetly away from the teeing area under the shadow of the clubhouse at Kapalua Resort, radio in hand, soaking in cross-talk instead of the Maui sun. The new Rules
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The update to Callaway’s PM Grind wedge involved a collection of subtle and not-so-subtle tweaks, about what you would expect when you combine the input of one of golf’s most legendary wedge players with one of the game’s most legendary wedge designers. A collaboration between Phil Mickelson and Roger Cleveland, the PM Grind (2019) expands
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10:17 PM ET Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawaii — Kevin Tway returned to Kapalua a lot older, taller and better, and made his Sentry Tournament of Champions debut with a 7-under 66 to build a one-shot lead Thursday after the first round of the new year. Tway last came to this idyllic resort on the west
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10:26 PM ET Kevin Na withdrew from the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, before his scheduled tee time Thursday because of a fractured bone in his right pinkie finger. Na told the Golf Channel that he injured the finger last week and estimated he would miss about four weeks. He was in the
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5:19 PM ET Mike Davis, the chief setup person for U.S. Open courses since 2005, is relinquishing those duties voluntarily to focus on his responsibilities as the USGA’s chief executive officer. The move, Davis said, has been under consideration for several years and is not in response to several recent controversies at the U.S. Open,
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