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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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Joaquin Niemann joined elite company last week with his six-stroke win at The Greenbrier, becoming just the third non-American to win on the PGA Tour before turning 21. He also becomes yet another young star to earn a victory in the past couple of months, joining the likes of Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa, who
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The hype train travels quickly, especially in today’s social-media environment. See: Wolff, Matthew; and Morikawa, Collin. Not that high praise for the two rookies is without merit or substance. Both of the former collegiate stars have been impressive in their play, winning almost immediately after reaching the PGA Tour. Keeping the wheels on the track,
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5:20 PM ET Associated Press GRAND BLANC, Mich. — Jerry Kelly played bogey-free Sunday at Warwick Hills and closed with a 4-under 68 for a two-shot victory in the Ally Challenge, his second victory this year on the PGA Tour Champions. Kelly also won two months ago in his native Wisconsin at the American Insurance
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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. 16. Dramatic finish at Solheim Cup Suzann Pettersen entered the Solheim
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6:28 PM ET Associated Press WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Joaquin Niemann became the first player from Chile to win on the PGA Tour, shooting a 6-under 64 on Sunday for a six-stroke victory in A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. The 20-year-old Niemann entered the final round of the season opener with a two-stroke
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6:24 PM ET Associated Press GRAND BLANC, Mich. — Jerry Kelly birdied the first five holes on the back nine and finished with a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Tour Champions’ Ally Challenge. Kelly had a 12-under 132 total at rain-softened Warwick Hills, the
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6:01 PM ET Associated Press GRAND BLANC, Mich. — Scott McCarron, Retief Goosen and Tom Gillis shot 6-under 66 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Ally Challenge. McCarron, the Charles Schwab Cup points leader and a three-time winner this year, birdied the par-5 16th and par-3 17th in a
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GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Americans Angel Yin and Ally McDonald had only played three Solheim Cup matches between them (all by Yin) before they partnered in Friday’s four-ball session at Gleneagles. But the record-tying fashion in which they dominated Europe’s Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Hedwall, 7 and 5, would make you think differently. The two went
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2:21 AM ET Associated Press AMSTERDAM — Unheralded Callum Shinkwin shot five birdies and an eagle Thursday on his way to a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead after the first round of the 100th edition of the KLM Open. The 26-year-old British golfer is ranked No. 446 and hasn’t made the cut in his
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