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Whan sees strength in growth, not gap, of LPGA prize money

Oct. 22, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

Every week brings a sobering reminder of how much more money the men play for on the PGA Tour than the women do on the LPGA Tour. With four tournaments left in the LPGA Tour season, Danielle Kang became the 11th player to break the $1 million mark. The PGA Tour had 112 players earn at least $1 million last...

Column: Tavatanakit takes fast track to LPGA Tour

Oct. 22, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — If everything had gone according to plan, Patty Tavatanakit would be in North Carolina this week preparing for two weeks of the LPGA Q-Series in her bid to earn status on the LPGA Tour. It didn't work out that way. It went much better. That's why the 20-year-old Thai from UCLA is...

Golf glance

Oct. 22, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

PGA TOUR ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Chiba, Japan. Course: Accordia Golf Narashino CC. Yardage: 7,041. Par: 70. Television: Wednesday-Thursday, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Purse: $9.75 million. Winner's share: $1,755,000. Defending champion: New event. FedEx Cup leader: Lanto Griffin....

Jimenez shoots 63 to win Schwab Cup opener

Oct. 21, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez tied the course record with a 9-under 63 on Monday to win the rain-delayed Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the opening event of the PGA Tour Champions' three-tournament Charles Schwab Cup playoffs. Jimenez made nine birdies on the County Club of Virginia's James...

Jason Day beats Tiger in Japan Skins _ and also with quips

Oct. 21, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Not only did Jason Day win the inaugural "The Challenge: Japan Skins" game on Monday, beating Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama, he also won the needling contest. Turning to Woods after receiving the trophy, Day asked how many similar events Woods had played in....

Woods returning after fifth surgical procedure on left knee

Oct. 20, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Tiger Woods is returning from another surgical procedure on his left knee — his fifth on the same problem spot. "Unfortunately, I've been down this road with my knee before," Woods said Monday. "This is my fifth operation on it. I understand what it takes to come back from...

Thomas wins again at CJ Cup in South Korea

Oct. 20, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Justin Thomas pulled away from Danny Lee in the final hour and closed with a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges for the second time in two years. Thomas won for the 11th time on the PGA Tour and the second time in his last four starts. He was one shot...

Colsaerts ends 7-year drought by winning French Open

Oct. 20, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium ended more than seven years without a victory when he closed with a 1-over 72 and survived a wild back nine at Le Golf National to win the French Open on Sunday. It was Colsaerts first victory since the Volvo World Match Play in 2012,...

Rain pushes PGA Tour Champions' final round to Monday

Oct. 20, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Heavy rain forecast to last throughout the day forced the postponement of the third round of the PGA Tour Champions event on Sunday. The Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the first of three tournaments in the tour's Charles Schwab Cup playoffs, will resume on the Country Club of...

Kang shoots tournament record to win LPGA Shanghai

Oct. 20, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Danielle Kang shot a bogey-free 2 under 70 to win the Buick LPGA Shanghai for the second consecutive year on Sunday with a tournament record 16-under par 272. The 27-year-old American began the day one stroke behind compatriot Jessica Korda, who shot a final-round 72 to finish second at 15...