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SCOTTSDALE — When news of a potential new tour aiming to lure the game’s biggest stars emerged last week, the PGA Tour did not initially comment. Its commissioner Jay Monahan, however, did send an email to players on Monday expressing the organization’s thoughts, Golf Digest has confirmed. The gist of Monahan’s message: The PGA Tour
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Golf, compared to other professional sports, is mostly a controversy-free game. There are rules disputes, and slow play can really get on people’s nerves, but it’s nothing to get that worked up over. But this Saudi Arabia tournament the past two years sure has gotten people going, hasn’t it? I don’t usually follow player commitments—I
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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 Jan. 27. Leishman triumphs at Torrey Marc Leishman celebrated Australia Day in
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8:30 PM ET ESPN News Services SAN DIEGO — Jon Rahm chipped in for birdie and holed out from 111 yards for eagle to start his round Saturday, and he scrambled superbly along the back nine for a 7-under 65 at Torrey Pines and a one-shot lead over Ryan Palmer in the Farmers Insurance Open.
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9:25 PM ET SAN DIEGO — Phil Mickelson called the concept of a new professional golf tour that would bring together big names with huge purses “intriguing,” adding that he is “curious” about what the Premier Golf League is putting together. Several players and agents have been approached by the league about participating, according to
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7:30 PM ET ESPN News Services SAN DIEGO — Rory McIlroy, who can return to world No. 1 with a win this week, opened the Farmers Insurance Open with a 5-under 67 on Torrey Pines North on Thursday and is tied for third. Sebastian Cappelen and Keegan Bradley had the low scores of the opening
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