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Justin Thomas launches foundation for children, military

Justin Thomas is the latest PGA Tour player to launch a foundation, and it wasn’t anything he threw together overnight. “We’ve been talking about it the last couple of years,” Thomas said. “My mom has done an unbelievable job of making sure everything was done properly. We’ve talked to so many

C.T. Pan rallies to win RBC Heritage for 1st PGA Tour title

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — C.T. Pan watched the Masters last week with his wife, and sometimes caddie, Yingchun Lin, thrilled by Tiger Woods‘ stirring victory at Augusta National. His wife, Pan recalled, told him point blank, “Hey, I’m not patient, so you better get me (to Augusta) as soon

Pan takes advantage of Johnson’s meltdown at Harbour Town

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — C.T. Pan took advantage of Dustin Johnson’s back-nine meltdown to win the RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour victory. The 27-year-old Pan, from Taiwan, closed with a 4-under 67 on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links for a one-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar. Pan

Brooke Henderson wins in Hawaii to tie Canadian victory mark

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Brooke Henderson successfully defended her title in the Lotte Championship on Saturday to tie Sandra Post’s record for LPGA Tour victories by a Canadian with eight. The 21-year-old Henderson closed with a 2-under 70 at windy Ko Olina Golf Club for a four-stroke victory over Eun-Hee Ji. “When

Brooke Henderson, Nelly Korda tied for lead in Hawaii

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Defending champion Brooke Henderson shot a 3-under 69 on Friday at blustery Ko Olina Golf Club for a share of the third-round lead with Nelly Korda in the Lotte Championship. Korda had a 71, matching Henderson with a bogey on the par-4 18 to get to 14-under

College golfer in hijab out to blaze trail for Muslim girls

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Noor Ahmed outwardly lives her Muslim faith, and even growing up in a state as diverse as California she says she encountered hostility on the street, in school and on the golf course. One of the top junior golfers in Northern California coming out of high school,

Eun-Hee Ji shoots 64 to early lead in Lotte Championship

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Nelly Korda took advantage when Hawaii’s tough trade winds took a break. Korda rolled in the last of her nine birdies at the 18th in a bogey-free round of 63 Wednesday for a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf

$85K wager on Tiger Woods winning Masters to pay $1.19M

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Wisconsin man who claims to have never placed a bet on sports before he risked $85,000 on Tiger Woods winning the Masters is now more than a million dollars richer. James Adducci was presented with a check for more than $1.2 million Monday at a sportsbook

Eye of the Tiger: How CBS covered Woods’ win at The Masters

Jim Nantz was told by the late Ken Venturi after Jack Nicklaus’ 1986 Masters win that he would never see a day like that around Augusta National again. Nantz’s 34th Masters ended up being just as dramatic with Tiger Woods‘ first victory in a major in nearly 11 years and his

Masters longshots hope weather brings leaderboard chaos

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Augusta National was in a forgiving mood during a picturesque, birdie-filled third round of the Masters. Sunday’s final round might be windy, wet and unpredictable — though not everyone is dreading the weather. A challenging course could lead to some chaos, which might help players looking for an

Sounds of Spring: Loggins’ song ‘Augusta’ endures at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Dave Loggins hasn’t stepped a foot on Augusta National in decades, but like countless golf fans, he remembers enjoying a little slice of sports heaven during his first time on the course. Unlike most golf fans, the now 71-year-old had the songwriting chops to soak in that

Column: Briefly, Tiger was back atop the Masters leaderboard

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The name on top of the leaderboard on a steamy Thursday afternoon was as familiar as the shouts of encouragement that followed Tiger Woods everywhere he went in the opening round of the Masters. For a little while, at least, it was beginning to look like old

Masters Notebook: 61-year-old Sandy Lyle wins par-3

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — No winner of the par-3 tournament has ever won the Masters in the same year, and it looks like the tradition will continue. Sandy Lyle, the 1988 champion, won Wednesday’s family-friendly par-3 tournament with a 5-under-par score. The 61-year-old hasn’t made a cut at Augusta the past

Conners rides incredulous week all the way to the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — As the man in the green jacket recounted the incredulous events of the past week, Corey Conners cocked his head to one side and smiled ever so slightly. Almost as if he couldn’t believe it, either. A little over a week ago, Conners snatched the last spot in

Eyes wide open for Mitchell in Masters debut

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Keith Mitchell has attended the Masters four or five times, and he has played Augusta National five times through friends, his time playing at Georgia or a practice round when he qualified by winning the Honda Classic. None of that prepared him for Monday. “I was nervous just

After women play and kids compete, Masters comes into view

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Only when Nick Faldo took a break after playing nine holes Sunday at Augusta National did he look differently. At least to Matt Wallace. Faldo was asked to present prizes for the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals, and he had to look the part. The three-time Masters

Kim flirts with another hole-in-one, Valero lead down to 1

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Si Woo Kim narrowly missed a second hole-in-one on consecutive days and saw his four-shot lead trimmed to one over Monday qualifier Corey Conners after Saturday’s third round of the Valero Texas Open. Kim aced the 16th hole at the TPC San Antonio on Friday, and he

Masters memories come to life for women amateurs

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Moments after Marta Perez teed off in a practice round unlike any other, she ventured to the right of the 10th fairway at Augusta National to see where Bubba Watson hit that 40-yard hook with a sand wedge in 2012 that won the Masters. After so many

Kim leads by 1 after 1st round at Valero Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Si Woo Kim birdied five of his final eight holes Thursday for a 6-under 66 and the first-round lead at the Valero Texas Open. Kim, the 2017 Players Championship winner, leads by a shot over Abraham Ancer, J.T. Poston, Brian Stuard and Jhonattan Vegas. He’s two ahead

Nelly Korda ready to take major step at ANA Inspiration

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Nelly Korda is ready to take a major step at the ANA Inspiration. She’s also trying not to get too far ahead of herself, barely letting herself think about the traditional victory leap into Poppy’s Pond. “I’m not going to think about it too much,” Korda

Another clutch 6-iron for McDowell leads to big win

Two of the most significant shots Graeme McDowell has hit in his career were a 6-iron, for different reasons and on entirely different stages. The most famous was on the 16th hole at Celtic Manor in 2010 at Ryder Cup, which came down to the final match between McDowell and Hunter

Sutherland finally makes birdie to win playoff

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland made his first birdie in two days, and it was all he needed to finally win for the second time on the PGA Tour Champions. Sutherland, bothered overnight by a 2-foot putt that could have ended the sudden-death playoff, holed an 18-foot birdie putt on

Graeme McDowell wins at Corales Puntacana Resort

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Graeme McDowell won the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title since November 2015, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Chris Stroud and Mackenzie Hughes. “This is big. This is big. … It’s been

Sutherland takes 3-shot lead in PGA Tour Champions event

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland made a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th for a 3-under 69 and a three-stroke lead Saturday in the PGA Tour Champions’ Rapiscan Systems Classic. Tied for the first-round lead with Marco Dawson after a 65, Sutherland had a 10-under 134 total at Fallen

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