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The 2019-2020 PGA Tour season is officially underway, with two strong winners from Latin America (Joaquin Niemann and Sebastian Munoz) thus far. Previously serving as the tour’s season-opener since the PGA Tour went to the wraparound fall schedule in 2013-2014, the Safeway Open moves back on the schedule but up in the calendar, falling in
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5:34 PM ET Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Rocco Mediate birdied his last two holes for a 6-under 64 and won the Sanford International on Sunday when Ken Duke took double-bogey on the final hole. Mediate won by two shots for his first PGA Tour Champions title in three years. Duke was tied for
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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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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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3:26 PM ET Associated Press VIRGINIA WATER, England — Danny Willett won a European Tour event on home soil for the first time in his career with a three-shot victory at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday. The 31-year-old Englishman finished three strokes ahead of nearest challenger Jon Rahm in the final round. Willett shot
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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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1:37 PM ET Spain’s Jon Rahm and England’s Danny Willett could not be separated at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Saturday with the pair heading into the final round tied at 14 under. Rahm, 24, made six birdies and two bogeys to card a third-round 68 and take a share of the lead
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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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11:19 AM ET Associated Press VIRGINIA WATER, England — A fast start by Danny Willett and a sublime finish by Jon Rahm helped them into a share of the clubhouse lead in the second round at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday. Willett was 5 under after his first five holes and rolled
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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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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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11:21 AM ET Associated Press VIRGINIA WATER, England — Rory McIlroy made six bogeys and a double bogey in his last 11 holes to shoot 4-over 76 at the BMW PGA Championship, leaving the world No. 2 already 11 strokes off the first-round lead held by Matt Wallace on Thursday. McIlroy’s round fell apart after
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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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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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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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