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McGowan wins Italian Open for 2nd European Tour title

Oct. 25, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

BRESCIA, Italy (AP) — English golfer Ross McGowan chipped in from a greenside bunker at No. 16 and rolled in a birdie at the last hole to earn a one-stroke victory at the Italian Open on Sunday, securing his first title on the European Tour in 11 years. McGowan struggled to keep his emotions in check after...

Justin Thomas hits from bunker to the second green during the third round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Late birdies let Justin Thomas keep slim lead at Sherwood

Oct. 24, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Justin Thomas wasn't playing poorly. It only felt that way Saturday at the Zozo Championship at Sherwood, where being a few shots under par means losing ground. He was 3 under and already had lost the lead he had at the start. The final hour changed everything — his...

Ally McDonald holds onto LPGA Drive On Championship lead

Oct. 24, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ally McDonald held onto the lead Saturday in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Lake Reynolds Oconee, shooting a 3-under 69 to take a one-stroke advantage into the final round. Winless on the LPGA Tour, the 27-year-old from Mississippi had a 13-under 203 total on the Great Waters Course....

Justin Thomas hits from the bunker to the eighth green during the second round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Thomas has a fast start for a 65 and a 1-shot lead at Zozo

Oct. 23, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Justin Thomas went from a fast finish one day to a fast start the next, and it carried him to a 7-under 65 on Friday and a one-shot lead in the Zozo Championship at Sherwood. Thomas wasn't particularly thrilled, except for his position, mainly because the final stretch of holes...

Ally McDonald leads LPGA Drive On Championship in Georgia

Oct. 23, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ally McDonald is trying to leave everyone behind — and not get too far ahead of herself. McDonald shot a 4-under 68 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead into the weekend in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Lake Reynolds Oconee. “I’m trying to just execute and stick...

Tiger Woods waits on the 10th green during the first round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Munoz in the lead and Woods with his worst score at Sherwood

Oct. 22, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The scorecards of Sebastian Munoz and Tiger Woods were unusual for different reasons Thursday in the Zozo Championship at Sherwood. That was only good news for one of them. Munoz twice holed out for eagle from a combined distance of 219 yards. He also had eight birdies. Throw...

Kang, Song share lead in LPGA Drive On Championship

Oct. 22, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Danielle Kang leads the Race to CME Globe and, at No. 5 in the world, is the top-ranked player in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Lake Reynolds Oconee. She showed why Thursday. Kang shot a 7-under 65 for a share of the first-round lead with Jennifer Song. “I think I know the...

FILE  - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods celebrates after winning the Zozo Championship golf tournament at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan. Woods is the defending champion at a course where he has won five times. The Zozo Championship is the second Asia-based event to move to the United States this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

A return to Sherwood for Tiger, Mickelson but few others

Oct. 21, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sherwood Country Club again is hosting some of the world's best players, some of whom return to memories of clutch shots, free money and a happy time of the year with the holidays right around the corner. Just not very many of them. In another sign of a younger generation on...

Winner Phil Mickelson walks up 18th green during final round play in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic at the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Mickelson finished 3 strokes ahead of Canada's Mike Weir.  (Joe Mahoney/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Mickelson might go where fans are not for Masters tuneup

Oct. 21, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Open will be the first domestic PGA Tour event to have fans, and that might be enough to send Phil Mickelson elsewhere in his final tournament before the Masters. Mickelson typically plays the week before the Masters, and he was planning on being at the Houston...

Former Masters champ Scott tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Former Masters champion Adam Scott has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrew from the Zozo Championship at Sherwood on Wednesday, becoming the second high-profile golfer in as many weeks to do so. Dustin Johnson, the world's No. 1 player, tested positive last week at...