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Helen Alfredsson wins Senior LPGA for major sweep

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Helen Alfredsson added the Senior LPGA Championship to her U.S. Senior Women’s Open title, rallying Wednesday at cold and windy French Lick Resort to sweep the two major championships of the season. Three strokes behind Juli Inkster entering the day, Alfredsson closed with a 2-under 70

Column: Griffin values free golf lesson from a caring pro

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Steve Prater can recall only one time in more than 30 years as a PGA professional that he refused payment for a golf lesson. Lanto Griffin doesn’t know where he would be without it. He certainly would not be spending six hours Tuesday scrolling through 475

Men, women to compete against each other in golf in Europe

LONDON (AP) — Men and women will compete against each other next year in Sweden in a new European Tour and Ladies European Tour event hosted by Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam. The two tours announced the Scandinavian Mixed on Monday, minus details on how the course at Bro Hof Slott

Griffin makes all the right putts to win Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Lanto Griffin took the lead with a 35-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole and won the Houston Open on Sunday with a 6-foot par at the end that gave him a 3-under 69 and a one-shot victory that sends him to the Masters next year. Griffin

Griffin leads Houston Open after strong third round

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Lanto Griffin recovered from a rain-delayed double-bogey finish to his second round earlier Saturday to post a 7-under-65 — the day’s best score — and secure a single-stroke lead through 54 holes of the Houston Open. Mark Hubbard is alone in second place at 10-under par after

Barron leads after opening round of Champions Tour

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Doug Barron lost his great start with three bogeys over his last four holes and had to settle for a 6-under 66, giving him a one-shot lead over Woody Austin after the opening round Friday in the SAS Championship. This is the last regular-season event on the

Finland’s Pulkkanan leads after 1st round of Italian Open

ROME (AP) — Tapio Pulkkanen of Finland matched his career-best score on the European Tour with a 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead Thursday after the first round of the Italian Open. Pulkkanen, who graduated from the European Challenge Tour last season, sunk seven birdies and didn’t have any bogeys

Column: Mickelson racing the clock and spinning his wheels

Phil Mickelson has never played this much golf this late in the year since the PGA Tour began a new season in October instead of January. He’s never had this much of a reason. Mickelson is running out of time to show why U.S. captain Tiger Woods should pick him for the

Wall-to-wall golf: Players Championship to stream every shot

The PGA Tour is expanding its live video coverage of The Players Championship as far as it can go — every shot by every player in every round. In a first for golf, and most likely the first step toward video access to every player at every tournament, The Players Championship

Cheyenne Knight wins 1st LPGA Tour title at home in Texas

THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Cheyenne Knight struggled so much her rookie season that she made the cut in only half of her tournaments and figured she was headed back to the LPGA Tour qualifying series. One week changed everything. In the only LPGA event in her home state of Texas,

Na shoots 61 and takes lead in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kevin Na matched his career-low Saturday with a 10-under 61 on a day of low scoring in Las Vegas to build a two-shot lead over Patrick Cantlay in the Shiners Hospitals for Children Open. Na was pumping his fist after every putt down the stretch at the

Sharp, Altomare, Knight share LPGA Tour lead in Texas

THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Alena Sharp shot a 6-under 65 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead with Brittany Altomare and Cheyenne Knight in the LPGA Tour’s Volunteers of America Classic. Sharp closed with a bogey on the par-4 18th to drop into the tie for the lead

Stephanie Meadow leads Volunteers of America Classic

THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Stephanie Meadow had five straight birdies on the front nine and shot an 8-under 63 in hot and humid conditions Thursday to take the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s Volunteers of America Classic. “Sticky. I’m pretty hot, but it was a great day,” Meadow said.

Koepka has work done on left knee in offseason

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brooks Koepka spent the majority of his short offseason recovering from stem cell treatment on his left knee. Koepka returns to competition this week in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, giving Las Vegas the No. 1 player in the world for the first time since Greg

Column: The cups runneth over in golf

The next Ryder Cup starts in 360 days, the perfect occasion for the opposing captains to meet Tuesday at Whistling Straits and share absolutely nothing. That’s not entirely true. U.S. captain Steve Stricker says he has been involved with designing golf bags and looking at various clothing options. European captain Padraig Harrington

McIlroy, Els take swing at European Tour for course set-ups

LONDON (AP) — Two of the biggest names in golf have taken a swing at the course set-ups on the European Tour, saying they need to be tougher to test the best players. Rory McIlroy was the first to vent his frustration, saying after the final round of the Alfred Dunhill

Kirk Triplett wins playoff for 3rd Pebble Beach senior title

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kirk Triplett won the Pure Insurance Championship for the third time Sunday at Pebble Beach, beating Billy Andrade with an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff. The 57-year-old Triplett also won the PGA Tour Champions event in 2012 and 2013. He has

Mi Jung Hur shoots 66, maintains 2-shot lead in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mi Jung Hur kept her two-stroke lead in the Indy Women in Tech Championship on Saturday, birdieing five of the final eight holes for a 6-under 66. Hur rebounded from an opening bogey with a birdie on the par-5 second. She added birdies on Nos. 9, 11, 13,

Mi Jung Hur takes 2-shot lead into weekend in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mi Jung Hur shot a 2-under 70 in windy conditions Friday to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend at the Indy Women in Tech Championship. A day after opening with a bogey-free 63, Hur had six birdies — four on par 5s — along with two bogeys

Walters shoots 63 at Old Course, leads Dunhill Links

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — South African golfer Justin Walters shot a 9-under 63 for his lowest score on the European Tour in six years, giving him a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Thursday. Walters, ranked No. 444, has not recorded a top-20

PGA Tour cancels China Series event in Hong Kong for safety

BEIJING (AP) — The PGA Tour Series-China is canceling its tournament in Hong Kong next month because of civil unrest and safety concerns. The season was supposed to end Oct. 17-20 at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club in Hong Kong. Instead, the 13th and final tournament will be held Oct.

Column: From orphan in China to playing with pros at Pebble

Kayli Lucas is headed to Pebble Beach to play in a PGA Tour Champions event, a dream week for a 17-year-old girl from Tennessee who knew nothing about golf until a friend from church invited her out for a lesson at The First Tee. She liked how the club felt in

Willet wins at home and captures European flagship event

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Former Masters champion Danny Willett outplayed Jon Rahm in the final group at Wentworth and closed with a 5-under 67 to win the BMW PGA Championship by three shots for his first victory on home soil in England. Willett won for the seventh time in his

Mediate rallies to win Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — 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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