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10:48 PM ET Associated Press DALY CITY, Calif — Danielle Kang birdied the par-5 18th hole for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead Friday in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, the tour’s second straight event on the San Francisco Peninsula. Coming off a 35th-place tie last week in the U.S. Women’s Open at nearby Olympic
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7:48 PM ET Associated Press RIDGELAND, S.C. — Dustin Johnson got off to a fast start Thursday at Congaree in his home-state Palmetto Championship, shooting a 6-under 65 that left him a shot behind leader Wes Roach. Johnson, the world’s top-ranked player and a South Carolina native, hadn’t played since missing the cut the last
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11:04 PM ET Associated Press DALY CITY, Calif. — Irish rookie Leona Maguire shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday at Lake Merced to take the first-round lead in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, the tour’s second straight event on the San Francisco Peninsula. Lexi Thompson followed her Sunday back-nine meltdown in the U.S. Women’s Open at
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12:32 PM ET When asked Wednesday what his issues are with Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka came back with another question. “How would I characterize it? I don’t know where you want to start, like I guess — where do you want to start?” Koepka said during a news conference from the Palmetto Championship at Congree.
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One of my first events 30 years ago was the PGA Tour’s old Tucson Open. I remember seeing caddies who looked beat up. They were not so much standing next to their bags as they were angled over them, their bodies overloaded by this invisible weight. I recall being sad and almost embarrassed for them.
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4:40 PM ET The head of the proposed Premier Golf League is hoping to have a conversation with PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan and has reached out to him this week with hopes of explaining his concept. Andy Gardiner, the CEO of the Premier Golf League, told ESPN an interview Wednesday that he’s been seeking
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1:05 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Mikko Korhonen of Finland withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday because of travel concerns getting to Torrey Pines. He was replaced in the field by Cole Hammer, the first alternate from the Columbus, Ohio, qualifier that featured the strongest field. Korhonen has never played in the
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6:31 PM ET Associated Press BUENOS AIRES — Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera was extradited from Brazil to his homeland on Tuesday to face trial on charges he assaulted three former partners. Cabrera, who has won both the Masters and the U.S. Open, has been in jail since January when Brazil’s federal police arrested him on
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It wasn’t the most high-profile cancellation—that goes to the Open Championship—but the nixing of last year’s U.S. Open qualifying process proved a bitterly disappointing casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. The opportunity to play your way into “golf’s toughest test” is part of the fabric of the national championship, but the logistics of staging umpteen local
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9:00 PM ET Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Already facing a long day, Rickie Fowler found the road even tougher Monday in 36-hole qualifying as he tried to avoid missing the U.S. Open for the first time in 11 years. Fowler was among 685 players seeking 54 spots in nine qualifiers across eight states to
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It’s very rare the PGA Tour goes to a new venue, but Congaree Golf Club—the new Tom Fazio design in Ridgeland, S.C., about 45 minutes from Hilton Head—will host the displaced RBC Canadian Open as the 2021 Palmetto Championship. Congaree—ranked 39th on Golf Digest’s 2021-2022 America’s 100 Greatest ranking—will test the world’s best players unlike
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1:16 PM ET Associated Press Marcus Armitage shot a 7-under 65 on Monday to win the three-day European Open by two shots. The Englishman, who was at par after the opening round and 1-under after the second, made six birdies and an eagle to get 8-under 216 for his first European Tour title in his
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2:49 PM ET DUBLIN, Ohio — Lee Westwood was not at Muirfield Village Golf Club this week, but he is well aware of the situation that Jon Rahm endured before having to withdraw from the Memorial Tournament. The difference: Westwood never tested positive for COVID-19 as Rahm did, forcing his exit despite a six-shot lead
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