Month: April 2021

5:01 AM ET Inbee Park was unable to hit the heights of her opening round but a three-under-par 69 gave her a share of the lead with fellow South Korean Park Hee-young at the halfway stage of the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore on Friday. Park Hee-young drained a 10-foot birdie putt at the
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7:27 PM ET Associated Press PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Keegan Bradley can’t recall having an easier time than he did Thursday at Innisbrook. He missed only one green. His longest par putt was just over 4 feet. It added to a 7-under 64 and another great start in the Valspar Championship. It’s the second round
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7:45 PM ET Associated Press PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Omar Uresti built such a big lead that even a 4-over 76 on Wednesday didn’t keep him from winning the Professional National Championship and earn another trip to the PGA Championship. Uresti, a former PGA Tour player, had a seven-shot lead going into the final
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6:13 AM ET Coming off last week’s team event in Louisiana, the PGA Tour returns to traditional play this week for the Valspar Championship. Paul Casey won the last two times the event was played, in 2018 and 2019, at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor Florida. Which players are the favorites this time around, who offers
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2:17 PM ET ESPN News Services Tyrrell Hatton is the fourth player to have to withdraw from the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook because of a positive test for the coronavirus. Hatton is the No. 8 player in the world ranking, making him the highest-ranked player to test positive on the PGA Tour since world No.
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The Japanese government announced Tuesday that Hideki Matsuyama will receive the Prime Minister’s Award for his victory at the 2021 Masters. Matsuyama, 29, became the first Japanese male to win a major championship. Following Matsuyama’s Augusta National triumph, Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said “Amid the prolonged coronavirus crisis, he gave courage to and touched
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6:53 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, La. — Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel birdied six of their final eight holes Saturday to shoot a 9-under 63 and take a one-shot lead at 19-under 197 into the final round of the Zurich Classic. The South African tandem birdied the par-3 17th with Oosthuizen’s 33-foot putt and
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6:22 PM ET Associated Press Will Gordon and Brice Garnett have tested positive for the coronavirus and have withdrawn from the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship this week in Palm Harbor, Florida. That brings the number to 12 players who have tested positive since the start of the year. That total does not include Jim Herman,
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7:07 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, La. — Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman outlasted Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel to win the Zurich Classic in a playoff that capped a tight and tense final round Sunday. Smith and Leishman won with a par on their second trip up the par-5 18th after Oosthuizen pushed his
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AVONDALE, La. — Dear PGA Tour, Graeme McDowell would like a word. Zurich Classic officials, listen up, too. “I genuinely believe there should be a 72-hole foursomes tournament, alternate-shot tournament … because I kind of believe it’s the purest form of the game,” the Northern Irishman said earlier in the week at TPC Louisiana. “There’s
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2:09 PM ET South African youngster Garrick Higgo held off a spirited challenge from German Maximilian Kieffer to win his second European Tour title at the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open on Sunday. Higgo, 21, took the lead in the third round at Meloneras Golf on Saturday when he carded the lowest round of his European
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9:21 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Brooke Henderson rallied to win the HUGEL Air Premia LA Open on Saturday for her 10th LPGA Tour title, chipping in for birdie on the par-3 12th in an early back-nine burst and getting up-and-down for par on the last. Four strokes behind leader Jessica Korda and
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10:15 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Jessica Korda rode out a series of big momentum shifts Friday at historic Wilshire Country Club to hold onto the lead in the HUGEL Air Premia LA Open. Six strokes ahead after three holes, tied with top-ranked Jin Young Ko at the turn and two shots back
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The boys tend to get a bit loose during Zurich Classic week. Not totally loose—this is, after all, an official PGA Tour event with FedEx Cup points and very-real money on the line—but definitely a little more relaxed than your run-of-the-mill tour stop. Team golf brings a totally different atmosphere, and guys relish the opportunity
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