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Woods sits as International expands Presidents Cup lead

Dec. 13, 2019 9:35 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Americans are in a big hole at the Presidents Cup, and there's nothing Tiger Woods is doing about it. Whatever momentum they had going into the double session Saturday at Royal Melbourne vanished as Abraham Ancer and the International team filled the scoreboards with their...

Varner and Palmer team to shoot 17-under 55 in QBE Shootout

Dec. 13, 2019 6:25 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Harold Varner III and Ryan Palmer shot a 17-under 55 on Friday in the QBE Shootout to match the scramble record since the event moved to Tiburon Golf Club in 2001. Varner and Palmer eagled the par-5 17th and had 15 birdies and two pars in the first round. They tied the scramble record...

Americans rally late, trail by only 3 in Presidents Cup

Dec. 13, 2019 10:56 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Justin Thomas delivered the biggest moment for an American team desperate for one Friday in the Presidents Cup. He holed an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole, dropped his putter and looked over at his partner — U.S. captain Tiger Woods — and then borrowed a...

Americans have momentum, just not the lead in Presidents Cup

Dec. 13, 2019 3:16 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The fist pumps, the screaming and shouting, it all belonged to the Americans in the final hour of the Presidents Cup. They just didn't have the lead. That's the beauty of these team events in golf. Momentum can change with one putt that leads to one point. Patrick Cantlay and...

Capsules of Presidents Cup on the second day Friday

Dec. 13, 2019 2:56 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Capsules from Friday's foursomes matches at the President's Cup at Royal Melbourne: Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott, International, def. Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar, United States, 3 and 2. Scott and Oosthuizen were 2-down after seven holes...

Ancer just the answer for Internationals at Presidents Cup

Dec. 13, 2019 1:50 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With two points in two matches, the first Mexican player at the Presidents Cup is impressing a lot of his peers on the International team. Abraham Ancer, with just one professional victory — last year's Australian Open — won his foursomes match on Friday with Marc...

PGA golfer arrested in Florida prostitution sting

Dec. 12, 2019 4:14 PM EST

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A professional golfer was one of 124 people arrested in Florida in a prostitution and human-trafficking sting. Tommy “Two Gloves" Gainey, 44, was arrested Sunday and charged with first-degree misdemeanor solicitation, news outlets reported. The Polk County Sheriff's Office...

International team rallying around only Presidents Cup win

Dec. 12, 2019 3:09 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ernie Els wanted to inspire his International team at the Presidents Cup, and he found the one video that might do the trick. Then again, there wasn't a lot to choose from. Els is the lone person on this team, including his four assistants, who was at Royal Melbourne in 1998 for...

US team in foreign territory _ trailing _ at Presidents Cup

Dec. 12, 2019 1:59 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tiger Woods lightly pumped his fist with another birdie. He raised his hands over his head in applause to salute a brilliant play by Justin Thomas that led to another hole won. He thoroughly enjoyed his return to competition in the Presidents Cup. His match won, Woods took the...

Patrick Reed hears the hecklers early at the Presidents Cup

Dec. 12, 2019 1:48 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It seemed as if Patrick Reed wanted to hear it from the hecklers sooner than later. Playing in his first match at the Presidents Cup since last week's sand rule violation in the Bahamas, Reed teed off with teammate Webb Simpson at the Presidents Cup on Thursday to a few barbs...