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Korda takes 1-shot lead in Shanghai with 6-under 66

Oct. 19, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Jessica Korda shot a 6-under 66 in the third round, with eight birdies and two bogeys, to take a one-shot lead at the Buick LPGA Shanghai on Saturday. "I've been struggling a little bit with my swing, so I've been working on it every day. It's slowly starting to kind of take its groove,"...

Brooke Henderson makes hole-in-one, leads LPGA Shanghai

Oct. 18, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Brooke Henderson made a hole-in-one on the second hole and shot a tournament-record 8-under 64 to take second-round lead Friday in the Buick LPGA Shanghai, the first of four straight events in Asia. Henderson used an 8-iron on the 144-yard second at Qizhong Garden. "I didn't see it at all,...

Nasa Hataoka. Amy Yang share LPGA Tour lead in Shanghai

Oct. 17, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Nasa Hataoka birdied three of the final six holes for a 5-under 67 and a share of the first-round lead with Amy Yang on Thursday in the Buick LPGA Shanghai, the first of four straight events in Asia. Hataoka won the Kia Classic in California in March and has finished in the top seven in her...

Married NBA refs working to make the right calls at home

Oct. 17, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lauren Holtkamp and Jonathan Sterling first met a few years ago at a meeting of college basketball referees in Virginia, and when the group when out for some socializing that night she asked him to dance. He declined. The refs now agree: That was a bad call. They eventually became the...

Helen Alfredsson wins Senior LPGA for major sweep

Oct. 16, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Helen Alfredsson added the Senior LPGA Championship to her U.S. Senior Women's Open title, rallying Wednesday at cold and windy French Lick Resort to sweep the two major championships of the season. Three strokes behind Juli Inkster entering the day, Alfredsson closed with a...

Walker adds 58 penalty shots at Senior LPGA for new rule

Oct. 16, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

The rules have changed since Lee Ann Walker lasted played competitive golf. She found out the hard way. Walker shot rounds of 85 and 74 at the Senior LPGA Championship at French Lick Resort in Indiana. That was before she realized players no longer can putt when their caddies have been standing directly behind...

Spieth returns from long break with high hopes

Oct. 15, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

Jordan Spieth returns from his longest break during a calendar year hopeful that a fresh start will end his longest drought. Spieth hasn't won since the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale, a span of 54 tournaments worldwide. He last played in August at the BMW Championship, where he failed to advance to the Tour...

Golf Glance

Oct. 15, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

PGA TOUR CJ CUP AT NINE BRIDGES Site: Jeju Island, South Korea. Course: The Club at Nine Bridges. Yardage: 7,241. Par: 72. Television: Wednesday-Saturday, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Golf Channel). Purse: $9.75 million. Winner's share: $1,755,000. Defending champion: Brooks Koepka. FedEx Cup leader: Lanto Griffin. Last...

Men, women to compete against each other in golf in Europe

Oct. 14, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Men and women will compete against each other next year in Sweden in a new European Tour and Ladies European Tour event hosted by Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam. The two tours announced the Scandinavian Mixed on Monday, minus details on how the course at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club in...

Griffin makes all the right putts to win Houston Open

Oct. 13, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Lanto Griffin took the lead with a 35-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole and won the Houston Open on Sunday with a 6-foot par at the end that gave him a 3-under 69 and a one-shot victory that sends him to the Masters next year. Griffin was locked into a battle on the back nine at the...