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6:08 AM ET Aaron Rai fired a course-record 9-under-par 61 to surge into a four-shot lead after the second round of the Hong Kong Open on Friday. The 23-year-old Englishman took full advantage of perfect scoring conditions for the early starters in Fanling, sinking six birdies in his first nine holes. Three more birdies ensured
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2:46 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Thomas Detry thought the rainy, windy and generally awful conditions were so bad at Metropolitan Golf Club on Friday that they wouldn’t be able to finish the round. When they did, he and Belgium teammate Thomas Pieters were tied for the lead with South Korea at the
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12:51 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Ian Poulter and Tyrrell Hatton birdied six holes on the back nine to give England a share of the lead with South Korea and Australia after the opening fourballs at the World Cup of Golf. Cameron Smith made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th Thursday to
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2:23 PM ET Associated Press PALM BEACH, Florida — President Donald Trump is spending the first day of his Thanksgiving break taking advantage of the good golfing weather. White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham says the president was playing “a quick round” on Wednesday with golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus’s professional golfer son Gary, and his
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As you curl up for a Thanksgiving feast with your loved ones, enjoy a few extra turkeys on us. Last year, we mixed things up by mixing in other sports to our yearly holiday tradition, but there were plenty of golf gaffes in 2018 to warrant second — or even third — helpings. So in
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2:02 AM ET Associated Press Organizers of the 28-team event at Metropolitan Golf Club have moved up tee times by an hour for Thursday’s first round of the 72-hole stroke-play tournament that features fourballs (best ball) and foursomes (alternate shot) over two rounds each. Heavy rain is in the forecast beginning in the early afternoon
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7:05 PM ET Associated Press Vijay Singh has settled his lawsuit against the PGA Tour over how it investigated his use of deer antler spray, ending more than five years of litigation less than a week before the case was to go to trial in New York. Terms of the settled announced Tuesday were not
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6:07 PM ET Phil Mickelson has already “baited” Tiger Woods into a $200,000 side bet as part of their winner-take-all $9-million match on Friday in Las Vegas. During a news conference on Tuesday at Shadow Creek to promote “The Match” between the longtime golf rivals, Mickelson noted he’s been thinking about the side challenges that
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The match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson held its press conference on Tuesday in Las Vegas. For those expecting a boxing-UFC fight-night fission in the air, Tuesday was decidedly not that, with the two legends trading cheesy jabs and generally doing their best impersonation of an open-mic comic. However, the presser did deliver this
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9:21 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — British golfer Laura Davies will be one of Europe’s three vice captains next year at the Solheim Cup. Europe captain Catriona Matthew chose Davies to join vice captains Suzann Pettersen and Kathryn Imrie for the competition at the Gleneagles course in Scotland in September. Davies played for Europe
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8:38 AM ET Two players, each easily defined by one name: Tiger. Phil. When: Friday, 3 p.m. ETWhere: Shadow Creek Golf Course (Las Vegas)Format: Match playStakes: $9 million winner-take-all As they finally get set to play in a made-for-TV, $9 million, winner-take-all match Friday at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, our experts gathered to answer
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5:58 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — The PGA Tour will hold its first official tournament in Japan. And the main sponsor of next year’s event, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, is describing it as a kind of “moonshot” for golf in his country. Maezawa should know. The founder of the Japanese fashion website Zozotown, Maezawa
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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, chumming it up like college roommates with a game of golf pong against one another. “Alright, Phil,” Woods says. “That’s eight in 90 seconds. Whatchya got?” Phil responds: “Tiger, eight? Come on,” then proceeds to make nine with a few pellets to spare. Cheesy, scripted, promotional stunt in advance of
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The PGA Tour schedule features 46 tournaments in a 52-week span. That itinerary lends itself to distinct cadences; on this spectrum, the fall series is genuinely considered a time of hibernation. Most fans check out, their attention captured by other sports. Ditto for the game’s elite players. This period, or anything of it, barely registers
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