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Lee tops LPGA event in Michigan; pregnant Lewis tied for 2nd

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) In-Kyung Kim began her round with a flurry of birdies, and Stacy Lewis – playing five months’ pregnant – closed hers out in similar fashion. They both still have work to do if they’re going to catch Minjee Lee, whose steady consistency has been enough so far. Lee

Nasa Hataoka leads LPGA Tour event in Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) After losing in a playoff last weekend, Nasa Hataoka is making another bid for her first LPGA Tour victory. Hataoka shot a 4-under 68 on Friday, and the Japanese teenager led by one stroke over Minjee Lee after the second round of the Volvik Championship. Hataoka, who

Jutanugarn, Masson, Kang, Olson share LPGA Tour lead

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Amy Olson crossed paths with her coach, Ron Stockton, on her walk to the 18th tee at the Volvik Championship. ”Make it another even $20,” Stockton said. The coach was already prepared to give his client $35 for making seven birdies – $5 each – and wanted to

LPGA Tour teams with BMW for South Korean event

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The LPGA Tour and BMW Group Korea have reached an agreement for a South Korean tournament that will start next year. LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan and BMW Group Korea Chairman Hyo Joon Kim announced Wednesday that the first event will be played in October 2019 at LPGA

Column: US Open has a new way of presenting old courses

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) If the U.S. Open was suffering from an identity crisis, then a return to Shinnecock Hills should cure that. But only to a point. Jack Nicklaus was the strongest voice of concern a year ago, and it was easy to see why. The U.S. Open went to two modern

Kupcho finds redemption in NCAA title

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Wake Forest junior Jennifer Kupcho found redemption Monday by winning an NCAA title she squandered a year ago. Kupcho overcame a rough three-hole stretch on the front nine at Karsten Creek with five birdies over her final eight holes for a 1-under 71 and a two-shot victory over

Aaron Wise wins AT&T Byron Nelson for first PGA Tour title

DALLAS (AP) Aaron Wise cruised to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday, shattering the AT&T Byron Nelson record at 23 under on a new course in a race to finish before nightfall after a four-hour rain delay. The 21-year-old rookie shot a 6-under 65 to beat Marc Leishman by three strokes

Rookie Aaron Wise joins Leishman atop Nelson leaderboard

DALLAS (AP) The wind finally blew on the new Trinity Forest course at the AT&T Byron Nelson. Aaron Wise wasn’t rattled, not even by a bogey that dropped him into a tie for the lead on the final hole Saturday. Now the 21-year-old PGA Tour rookie is ready for another run

In Gee Chun leads LPGA Tour’s rainy Kingsmill Championship

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) In Gee Chun shot a 5-under 66 on Friday to take the lead in the suspended second round of the LPGA Tour’s Kingsmill Championship. Three-quarters of an inch of rain fell overnight on Kingsmill Resort’s River Course, delaying the start of play an hour. Storms developed again in

Leishman shoots 61 in debut of new course at Byron Nelson

DALLAS (AP) Marc Leishman enjoyed the old home of the AT&T Byron Nelson as much as anyone, considering he made the last nine trips there and had one of the best scoring averages in tournament history. The Australian might take a liking to the new place as well. Leishman shot a 10-under

Langer seeks third straight Regions Tradition victory

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Bernhard Langer is trying to do something even Jack Nicklaus couldn’t quite pull off. Langer enters the Regions Tradition starting Thursday at Greystone Golf & Country Club aiming to become the first to win the PGA Tour Champions major three years in a row since the event began

New PGA Tour schedule still has a few moving parts

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Jay Monahan might have been overly ambitious when he said he hoped to have next year’s PGA Tour schedule ready to announce at The Players Championship. The commissioner is not in a big rush, and there remain a few moving parts. And it goes beyond finding

Danielle Kang enjoying ‘freedom’ after winning Women’s PGA

CHICAGO (AP) It has been almost a year since Danielle Kang won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, and her life looks pretty much the same. Kang still has the same friends, everyone from fellow LPGA star Michelle Wie to hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky. She remains active on social media,

Players ‘means about as much as anything could’ to Tesori

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Paul Tesori detached the yellow flag at the 18th hole and carried it with him as he walked off the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. For Tesori, this was more than just a championship souvenir. It was part his childhood and could be his most treasured piece

Spieth finishes with flurry, notches best round at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Jordan Spieth finished with a flurry, leading to his best score at The Players Championship in 13 rounds. Hardly anyone noticed. Fan favorite Tiger Woods garnered most , if not all, the attention while Spieth was shooting a 7-under 65 in the third round Saturday. Woods and

Tiger Woods makes cut at Players thanks to Spieth, Thomas

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Tiger Woods‘ weekend plans were as unstable as his iron play Friday. Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas finally solidified them with a pair of bogeys on the tough par-4 18th at TPC Sawgrass. Woods made the cut on the number at The Players Championship, but only after

Spieth can’t seem to get anything right at Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Jordan Spieth couldn’t do anything wrong the first 58 holes he played at The Players Championship. Since then, hardly anything has gone right. The latest episode was Thursday, when Spieth started off on a wild ride in the easiest scoring conditions. He three-putted from 6 feet for

Poulter has his eye on the cup – Ryder, not FedEx

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Ian Poulter has his eye on a cup in September, and it’s the one that doesn’t pay a dime. Poulter certainly cares about the FedEx Cup, which starts with getting to the Tour Championship for a shot at the $10 million bonus. But he’ll be spending

The wild ride of Justin Thomas at The Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) About three months before Justin Thomas had his big end to a great year, he sought some advice from Rory McIlroy. McIlroy was honest, as always, and showed just how much he pays attention. Thomas missed the 54-hole cut at The Players Championship with a 79 in

Sung Hyun Park chips in on last to win LPGA Texas Classic

THE COLONY, Texas (AP) Sung Hyun Park converted a clutch shot to turn around what had been a disappointing year. Park chipped in for birdie from behind the green on the par-4 18th hole to close out a 5-under 66 in the second and final round of the weather-abbreviated LPGA Texas

Jason Day holds on to win Wells Fargo Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jason Day birdied two of his final three holes Sunday for a 2-under 69 and a two-shot victory over Aaron Wise and Nick Watney in the Wells Fargo Championship, his second victory this year. After squandering a three-shot lead on the back nine, Day rolled in a 20-foot

Langer hangs onto 1-shot lead at Insperity Invitational

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) Bernhard Langer plodded his way to an even-par 72 on Saturday, good enough to maintain the lead at the Insperity Invitational as the leaderboard bunched up behind him. Langer was at 9-under 135 and had a one-shot lead over three players after he followed up his course-record-tying

Thomas in hunt at Wells Fargo with help from buddy Fowler

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Justin Thomas will be playing this weekend at the Wells Fargo Championship, thanks in part to a little help from his good buddy Rickie Fowler. After struggling with his putter during an opening-round 73 on Thursday, a frustrated Thomas went to his backup putter on the practice green.

Woods struggles with greens in first round since Masters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Tiger Woods‘ first round since the Masters left him perplexed and questioning his putting. Woods shot an opening-round even par 71 at the Wells Fargo Championship, leaving him six shots behind leader John Peterson, but in decent position with 54 holes left to play. Well, that is if the

Reed saw Masters victory clearly making debut with contacts

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Patrick Reed took the week off before the Masters, and it paid off beyond the work he did on his game. He also had time to get his eyes checked. ”First week ever wearing contacts, and I go ahead and make every putt I look at and win a

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