Golf

4:53 PM ET Associated Press NASSAU, Bahamas — Viktor Hovland made consecutive eagles and closed with consecutive bogeys while overcoming a six-shot deficit to win the Hero World Challenge on Sunday and keep Collin Morikawa from reaching No. 1 in the world. So wild was this final round of the year for golf’s elite that
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11:14 AM ET Associated Press SUN CITY, South Africa — Daniel van Tonder won the SA Open on Sunday as fellow South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout secured a sixth-place finish to lock up a year-ending position in the world’s top 50 and a spot at next year’s Masters. Van Tonder shot a 7-under 65 — for
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6:10 PM ET Associated Press NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods joined the broadcast booth for his Hero World Challenge, and what he saw from Collin Morikawa must have looked familiar. Morikawa carved up Albany Golf Club to build a five-shot lead Saturday over Brooks Koepka, and too many pursuers faded from contention with a series
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6:44 PM ET Associated Press NASSAU, Bahamas — The Hero World Challenge has taken on a little more meaning for Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa entering the weekend. One week after getting whipped by Brooks Koepka in Las Vegas at their made-for-TV match, DeChambeau made five birdies in a six-hole stretch and overcame a late
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11:49 AM ET Associated Press FAR HILLS, N.J. — The U.S. Golf Association is providing a national championship for players with disabilities that will start next year on the No. 6 course at Pinehurst. The U.S. Adaptive Open Championship is the 15th national tournament for the USGA, open to men and women, professionals and amateurs,
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11:20 AM ET PGA Tour pioneer Lee Elder, the first Black player to compete in the Masters, has died at age 87. The tour confirmed his death on Monday morning. Elder, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, made his groundbreaking appearance at Augusta National in 1975. He was celebrated at the Masters this past
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8:51 AM ET Associated Press FINCA CORTESIN, Spain — Suzann Pettersen, who won the Solheim Cup for Europe in 2019 with the last shot of her career, will captain the team four years later for its second straight title defense. The Norwegian’s 7-foot putt for birdie at the final hole at Gleneagles saw Europe reclaim
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9:31 AM ET Associated Press South African golfer Thriston Lawrence won the Joburg Open on Saturday after the third round was abandoned because of bad weather, meaning the result was called after 36 holes of the inaugural event on the DP World Tour. The event had been reduced to a 54-hole tournament late Friday to
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7:06 PM ET The match between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka turned into a rout on Friday, as Koepka throttled his rival in a 4-and-3 victory in a 12-hole match at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas. Koepka, a four-time major winner, had four birdies in the match for charity, while DeChambeau didn’t have
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12:45 PM ET South Africa’s Thriston Lawrence claimed a four-shot lead at the Joburg Open on Friday as imminent travel restrictions and a thunderstorm meant for a turbulent second round at the season-opening DP World Tour event. Rain and lightning halted play for over two hours, meaning half the field were yet to complete the
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7:35 AM ET Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — A batch of British and Irish golfers withdrew from the Joburg Open before Friday’s second round after the U.K. government announced it was banning flights from South Africa to counter the spread of a new COVID-19 variant. The inaugural season of the DP World Tour started Thursday but
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1:59 PM ET Associated Press BERLIN — Two-time major winner Martin Kaymer is taking three months off for the birth of his first child, he told a German golf magazine Thursday. Kaymer expects to become a father in January at home in Germany and says he’s looking to live in Florida with his family after
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