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Ariya Jutanugarn takes 1-shot lead with 66 at LPGA Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Buick LPGA Shanghai tournament on Thursday. The Thai player had six birdies in a bogey-free round, including three straight on Nos. 4, 5, and 6. “I always have so much fun when

Laura Davies leads by 1 at Senior LPGA

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Laura Davies opened with a 4-under 68 despite finishing with two bogeys Monday, giving her a one-shot lead over Juli Inkster after one round of the Senior LPGA Championship. Davies, who earlier this year won the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open, had a lost ball on

Marc Leishman wins CIMB Classic in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Marc Leishman won the CIMB Classic by five strokes Sunday, closing with a 7-under 65 to match Justin Thomas’ 2015 tournament record of 26-under 262. Leishman won for the fourth time on the PGA Tour. The Australian had four straight birdies on Nos. 2-5 and finished

Leishman wins CIMB Classic by 5 strokes

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Marc Leishman shot a 7-under 65 in the final round to win the CIMB Classic Sunday by five strokes and equal the tournament course record. The Australian was in fine form as he strolled to his fourth PGA Tour title and matched Justin Thomas’ tournament record

Kang, Hull share lead at KEB Hana Bank Championship

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Danielle Kang and Charley Hull shot 4-under 68s to retain the lead after three rounds of the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Saturday. Ariya Jutanugarn was one stroke behind after a 69. Local favorite In Gee Chun shot a 66 and was two back and tied for

Park and Jutanugarn amid four-way tie in South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — No. 1-ranked Sung Hyun Park and No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn were among four sharing the lead after two rounds of the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Friday. Park shot a second straight 4-under 68 and Ariya was better with a 67 for two-round totals of 8-under

Burgoon has 1st-round lead at CIMB Classic, Thomas 3 behind

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Justin Thomas birdied four of his last five holes for a 6-under 66 and was three strokes behind first-round leader and fellow American Bronson Burgoon at the CIMB Classic on Thursday. Burgoon’s 63 on the par-72 TPC Kuala Lumpur West Course gave him a one-stroke lead

Goosen, Stephenson among 5 selected for golf Hall of Fame

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen and three-time major champion Jan Stephenson are among five people selected for induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame. A 16-member panel of mostly golf administrators also selected retired Augusta National chairman Billy Payne, LPGA charter member and renowned

Brooks Koepka voted PGA Tour’s top player of the year

Brooks Koepka has won PGA Tour player of the year on the strength of his two major championships. Koepka is the sixth player in the last six years to win the award, the longest streak of different winners since the PGA Tour players began voting on the award in 1990. The tour

Kevin Tway wins Safeway Open playoff for 1st PGA Tour title

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Tway made a 10-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff Sunday to win the season-opening Safeway Open at windy Silverado for his first PGA Tour title. The son of eight-time PGA Tour winner Bob Tway, the 30-year-old former Oklahoma State player beat Ryan

Big weekend helps Kanaya to victory in Asia-Pacific Amateur

SINGAPORE (AP) — Takumi Kanaya closed with a 5-under 65 to win the Asia-Pacific Amateur on Sunday and earn a spot in the Masters and British Open next year. Kanaya capped off a 64-65 weekend at Sentosa Golf Club for a two-shot victory over Rayhan Thomas of India and Keita Nakajima

Defending champ Lin takes Asia Amateur lead with 62

SINGAPORE (AP) — Lin Yuxin of China beat the weather and broke the course record for an 8-under 62 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the Asia-Pacific Amateur. Lin is trying to join Japanese great Hideki Matsuyama as the only back-to-back winners of the Asia-Pacific Amateur in its 10-year history.

Past champion Jin tied for Asia-Pacific Amateur lead

SINGAPORE (AP) — Jin Cheng and Lloyd Jefferson Go each shot a 3-under 67 on Friday and shared the lead going into the weekend at the Asia-Pacific Amateur. Jin and Go were at 8-under 132 at Sentosa Golf Club, one shot ahead of Ha Jin-Bo and Bai Zheng Kai, who also

Spectator struck on head by golf ball at Dunhill Links

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — A spectator has been struck on the head by a golf ball at the Dunhill Links Championship, less than a week after a similar incident at the Ryder Cup left a woman potentially losing vision in her right eye. The female spectator was pictured bleeding from

Koepka gutted over wounded fan, denies fight with Johnson

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Brooks Koepka is thinking about more than just golf these days. The 28-year-old American, the U.S. Open and PGA Championship winner, said Wednesday he was heartbroken to hear a woman struck by his tee shot at the Ryder Cup last week might lose vision in her

Euro Tour to help fan who has lost vision from ball strike

PARIS (AP) — Ryder Cup organizers say they will support “for as long as necessary” the spectator who was hit by a tee shot and has reportedly lost sight in her right eye. The injured spectator, who has been identified as 49-year-old Corine Remande in French press, was hospitalized after being

Column: US has European way figured out except for winning

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — This is no time for the Americans to panic about the Ryder Cup. The goal that came out of the Ryder Cup Task Force in late 2014 was to have a winning record over the next 10 matches. So even after another thorough beating by Europe at

The Latest: All 12 matches out in Ryder Cup singles

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Tiger Woods went winless in France. Spain’s Jon Rahm knocked off the 14-time major champion at the Ryder Cup on Sunday, rolling in a short birdie putt at the 17th hole for a

Tearful Casey says Ryder Cup ‘like a drug’

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — It was exactly why Paul Casey wanted to play in the Ryder Cup again. The chants of the crowd. That feeling of being part of a tight-knit team. And, most importantly, putting a point on the board for Europe. “It’s like a drug,” he said. “It’s amazing.” The

Ryder Cup 1st tee: A spectacle like no other in sports

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — They booooooo-ed the Americans. They chanted the names of their European heroes. Once again, this time on a warm French morning, the vast Ryder Cup crowds that massed to witness the first shots provided a spectacle unlike any other in sports. Otherwise perfectly sensible adults donned silly

Casey soaks in return to Ryder Cup after a decade out

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — His hair is thinner on top these days, and the flecks of gray around the ears are another reminder of Paul Casey’s status as one of the veterans in the European team room. But the 41-year-old Englishman has felt like a rookie at the Ryder Cup this

Column: Ryder Cup an opportunity missed for French golf

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — It remains, on the eve of the Ryder Cup outside Paris, the defining image of French golf: Jean Van de Velde losing the British Open in excruciating fashion in 1999, peeling off his socks and shoes to fish his ball out of the silty creek in

Hot-headed and level-headed: Meet Europe’s Ryder Cup rookies

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood expects to feel 10 times more nervous than he’s ever been on a golf course. Tyrrell Hatton is hoping he doesn’t turn into the Hulk. For the rookies on the European team, the Ryder Cup will be as much a test of their character as their

Column: Tiger Woods is back, and golf is better for it

ATLANTA (AP) — They had waited more than five years for this moment. No way were those frail little ropes, strung up on flimsy poles, going to hold them back. No way were they listening to those red-shirted marshals, a bit of terror in their eyes as they pleaded futilely for everyone