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Tiger Woods ties Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour wins

Oct. 28, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — For Tiger Woods, it all comes down to consistency. Surgeries on his knee and back and a crisis in his personal life have cost him opportunities to play his best golf over the past decade. But when he's been healthy and free from off-course distractions, he's always found ways to...

Tiger Woods 3-strokes ahead at Zozo Championship

Oct. 27, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Tiger Woods is on the brink of making golf history. The Masters champion held a three-stroke lead over local favorite Hideki Matsuyama after 11 holes in the fourth round of the Zozo Championship on Sunday. Woods, who has led from the opening round of the PGA Tour's first tournament...

Japan's Matsuyama in contention at Zozo Championship

Oct. 26, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Local favorite Hideki Matsuyama is still in contention to become the first Japanese player to win a PGA Tour event on home soil. Matsuyama is tied for third place at the Zozo Championship, the PGA Tour's first event in Japan. The five-time PGA Tour winner shot a 67 on Saturday and...

Woods shoots 64 to take 2-stroke lead at Zozo Championship

Oct. 26, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Tiger Woods produced a round that would have had the spectators roaring. Teeing off in front of empty stands, Woods shot a second straight 6-under 64 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Gary Woodland after the second round of the rain-hit Zozo Championship. "I'm surprised...

No spectators allowed for 2nd round of Zozo Championship

Oct. 25, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Organizers of the PGA Tour's first tournament in Japan have taken the unusual step of closing the course to spectators for Saturday's second round and extending the tournament until Monday because of torrential rainfall and flooding in the area. Rain washed out the second round of...

Woods shrugs off shaky start to lead in Japan

Oct. 24, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Tiger Woods couldn't have scripted a better scenario for the PGA Tour's first tournament in Japan despite his shaky start. After a layoff from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two months ago, Woods shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Zozo...

PGA Tour hopes to 'never leave Japan'

Oct. 23, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Joining forces with a celebrity tycoon who dreams of going to the moon, the PGA Tour is committed to being in Japan for the long haul with its first tournament starting Thursday. With the help of businessman Yusaku Maezawa, known for taking chances, the sport's biggest names hope...

Woods, Spieth, McIlroy lead star field in Japan

Oct. 23, 2019 4:13 AM EDT

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — With a field that includes Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, the PGA Tour's first tournament in Japan has plenty of star power. The Zozo Championship, which begins on Thursday, will be held at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) east...

Mercedes driver Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix

Oct. 13, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — A blistering start from Valtteri Bottas from third on the grid helped the Finnish driver win the typhoon-hit Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes wrapped up a sixth-consecutive Formula One constructors championship on Sunday. Bottas surged into the lead almost immediately, passing the...

Ferrari driver Vettel grabs pole at Japanese GP

Oct. 12, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel grabbed pole position at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday in a windy qualifying session that was moved to race day because of the powerful typhoon that hit Japan on Saturday. Vettel secured his first pole position since the Canadian GP in June with a...