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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 Sept. 23. Danny Willett’s rise from the dead continues At the end
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7:33 PM ET Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — Sebastian Munoz of Colombia made a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to force a playoff, and then beat Sung-jae Im with a par on the first extra hole to win the Sanderson Farms Championship for his first PGA Tour victory. Munoz, who closed with a
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7:43 PM ET Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Kirk Triplett birdied the final hole Saturday for a 2-under 68 and a share of the lead with Ken Duke going into the final round of the PGA Tour Champions’ Sanford International. Duke shot 65. This is the first time Duke has started the final round
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8:01 PM ET Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — Sebastian Munoz of Colombia made a 15-foot birdie on the 17th hole and saved par at the end Saturday afternoon for a 9-under 63, giving him a one-shot lead in the Sanderson Farms Championship as he tries to give South America back-to-back winners on the PGA Tour.
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Thorbjorn Olesen won’t be playing on the European Tour anytime soon. In late August, Olesen plead not guilty to sexual assault, being drunk on an aircraft, and common assault at Uxbridge Magistrates Court outside London. The Ryder Cupper, who has been granted unconditional bail, appeared again in court on Wednesday—the day before the European Tour’s
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9:35 PM ET Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — Byeong Hun An was making so many birdies in the Sanderson Farms Championship he worried the storms would cost him momentum. Even waking up at 4 a.m. CT to play 25 holes Friday didn’t slow him. An finished off a 6-under 66 in the morning and then
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VIRGINIA WATER, England — Never mind those 17 sub-70 rounds in succession on the PGA Tour. Even more impressively during his admittedly still brief professional career, Viktor Hovland has never failed to shoot in the 60s on the European Tour. Not even once. Of course, the three-under-par 69 with which the 22-year-old Norwegian began the
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7:28 PM ET Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Kirk Triplett shot a 4-under 66 in windy conditions Friday to take a one-shot lead in the opening round of the Sanford International. Triplett, a winner in March at the Hoag Classic for his seventh PGA Tour Champions title, entered 10th in the Charles Schwab Cup
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12:49 AM ET Associated Press PARKER, Colo. — Lukas Michel of Australia twice came back from 3-hole deficits Thursday and won the U.S. Mid-Amateur, becoming the first international winner in the event’s 39-year history and earning a spot in the Masters. Michel had a 1-up lead over Joseph Deraney after four holes in the 36-hole
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With her victory at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship on Thursday, Ina Kim-Schaad, 35, becomes an immediate contender for the unofficial title of USGA champion with the most unconventional resume. How many national champions can say they took 11 years off from the competitive game? Kim-Schaad, who defeated Talia Campbell, 3 and 2, in the
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11:25 PM ET Associated Press Tiger Woods is playing another skins game with two big differences. This one is in Japan and will be broadcast live around the world by Discovery-owned GOLFTV. The exhibition is called “The Challenge: Japan Skins,” and it will be played Oct. 21 leading into the PGA Tour’s first official event
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Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama are set to square off in a globally-televised skins game, the first in a series of annual competitions staged by GOLFTV. “The Challenge: Japan Skins” will take place Oct. 21 ahead of the PGA Tour’s Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino C.C. in Chiba, Japan. The
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12:19 PM ET Associated Press VIRGINIA WATER, England — European captain Padraig Harrington has selected Robert Karlsson as his first vice captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. Karlsson performed the same role under Thomas Bjorn when the European team regained the trophy at Le Golf National in Paris last year.
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Editor’s Note: Three weeks after an Irishman won the first Open Championship played on the island in almost seven decades, Shane Lowry sat down with Golf Digest having had time to savor the enormity of his accomplishment. Lowry, 32, was interviewed by Contributing Editor John Huggan before the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship at Medinah, and
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10:12 AM ET Tiger Woods‘ girlfriend is no longer named in a wrongful death lawsuit against a South Florida restaurant that bears the golfer’s name. According to court records from state court in Palm Beach County, Florida, Erica Herman, Woods’ girlfriend and general manager of The Woods Jupiter, was voluntarily removed as a defendant in
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Akshay Bhatia, the 17-year-old prodigy from Wake Forest, N.C., is making his professional debut at this week’s Sanderson Farms Championship. Bhatia’s amateur degree is not in doubt, becoming the first golfer still in high school to compete for the United States in Walker Cup history just two weeks ago. However, while Bhatia submitted promising starts
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