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Lombard moves ahead at Sun City by 2, Oosthuizen second

Nov. 15, 2019 11:52 AM EST

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Zander Lombard shot a 7-under-par 65 to overtake fellow South African Louis Oosthuizen and take a two-shot lead after two rounds at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Friday. Lombard, who has just one professional title and none on the European Tour, bogeyed the first but that was...

Oosthuizen overcomes kidney stones to shoot 63 in SAfrica

Nov. 14, 2019 1:36 PM EST

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen had to make a trip to the hospital this week because of kidney stones. He withdrew from the pro-am at the Nedbank Golf Challenge and was awake since 3 a.m. on the day of the first round because of the discomfort. He was considering pulling out of the main...

Van Rooyen faces a crucial stretch at end of European season

Nov. 12, 2019 6:33 PM EST

Erik Van Rooyen's travels in golf have taken him places he wasn't expecting without ever losing sight of the big picture. He wants to be among the elite in golf, and the next month could be a big step. Even with a poor tee shot at the wrong time — the first hole of a six-man playoff — Van Rooyen's...

Golf Glance

Nov. 12, 2019 9:29 AM EST

PGA TOUR MAYAKOBA GOLF CLASSIC Site: Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Course: El Camaleon GC. Yardage: 6,987. Par: 71. Television: Thursday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m. (Golf Channel). Purse: $7.2 million. Winner's share: $1,296,000. Defending champion: Matt Kuchar. FedEx Cup leader: Lanto...

Presidents Cup Rosters

Nov. 7, 2019 9:40 PM EST

Rosters for the 13th Presidents Cup matches, to be played Dec. 12-15 at Royal Melbourne in Australia (c-captain's pick): UNITED STATES Captain: Tiger Woods Patrick Cantlay Bryson DeChambeau c-Tony Finau Dustin Johnson Brooks Koepka Matt Kuchar c-Patrick Reed Xander Schauffele Webb Simpson Justin Thomas c-Gary...

The captain becomes a player as Tiger Woods picks himself

Nov. 7, 2019 8:20 PM EST

Tiger Woods will have an ear piece, a radio and his golf clubs at the Presidents Cup. Woods created his own slice of history Thursday night by becoming the first Presidents Cup captain to use one of his wild-card selections on himself. He is the second playing captain in the Presidents Cup. Hale Irwin played in...

Els adds 2 more Presidents Cup rookies with captain's picks

Nov. 6, 2019 9:41 PM EST

Ernie Els filled out his International team already loaded with newcomers by choosing two more Presidents Cup rookies with his captain's picks Wednesday night. Els took a pair of 21-year-old rookies, Joaquin Niemann of Chile and Sungjae Im of South Korea, with two of his picks. That will give the International...

Charles Howell III takes family on 'once-in-a-lifetime' trip

Nov. 5, 2019 12:51 PM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Not long after Charles Howell III finished his final round in Las Vegas, he packed up for a trip to Asia he never imagined taking. It wasn't just for golf. And he wasn't alone. Howell took his wife and two children on a five-week tour of Asia that isn't over yet. It started with a week in...

McIlroy wins HSBC Champions in a playoff over Schauffele

Nov. 3, 2019 6:05 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Given another shot at winning the HSBC Champions, Rory McIlroy delivered his best of the day. Even though he never trailed over the last 14 holes Sunday, and he didn't make a bogey all weekend, McIlroy felt fortunate to be standing on the tee at the par-5 18th in a playoff with defending...

Li delights home crowd and takes lead in Shanghai

Oct. 31, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Li Haotong has come a long way in the HSBC Champions, which he realized before hitting any of his 64 shots Thursday that carried him to a one-shot lead. Standing next to him on the tee was Phil Mickelson, a longtime golf idol. Li was part of the HSBC junior program when this World Golf...