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Column: Even a one-sided Presidents Cup can be entertaining

Sep. 27, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The final match of the morning session ended, and players in carts navigated their way through parts of 40,000 spectators at Quail Hollow. The grandstand around the first tee already was filling an hour before the next session at the Presidents Cup. Music was...

Flesch wins PGA Tour Champions event at Pebble Beach

Sep. 26, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Steve Flesch birdied the 18th hole at Pebble Beach on Sunday to win the Pure Insurance Championship, his second PGA Tour Champions victory of the season. Flesch birdied the first four holes and five on the front nine in a strong start, then stalled on...

Column: Player revolt helped Presidents Cup and now hurts it

Sep. 20, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The great disruption in golf is doing no favors to the Presidents Cup, which already struggles for an identity as a global competition owned and operated by one tour. But look at it another way. Without disruption, there probably wouldn't even...

Everything stacked in US favor at another Presidents Cup

Sep. 19, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The last Presidents Cup was so close the International team walked away with renewed hope that it had enough game and enough fight to conquer the mighty Americans. That now seems so long ago. Sure, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the Presidents...

Langer, Harrington lead PGA Tour Champions in St. Louis

Sep. 09, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bernhard Langer holed out for eagle from 76 yards on the opening hole and shot his age for the second time this year with a 6-under 65 for a share of the lead with Padraig Harrington in the Ascension Charity Classic. Langer turned 65 two weeks ago. He shot a 64 in...

Immelman picks 5 rookies to fill out depleted PCup team

Sep. 06, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

Trevor Immelman used five of six captain's picks on Presidents Cup rookies on Tuesday to fill out his International team decimated by defections to Saudi-funded LIV Golf. The task of beating the Americans, who have lost only one time since the Presidents Cup began in 1994, doesn't...

Scott Dunlap leads PGA Tour Champions’ Ally Challenge

Aug. 27, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — Scott Dunlap birdied five of the final six holes for a 9-under 63 and the second-round lead Saturday in the PGA Tour Champions’ The Ally Challenge. The 59-year-old Dunlap had nine birdies in the bogey-free round to reach 11-under 133 at Warwick Hills. He...

66-year-old Fred Funk shoots 65 in The Ally Challenge

Aug. 26, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — Fred Funk bettered his age by a stroke with a 7-under 65 on Friday to take the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions' The Ally Challenge. The 66-year-old Funk closed his bogey-free round with a birdie on the par-4 ninth at Warwick Hills, the site of...

Mike Weir shoots 65, leads DICK’S Sporting Goods Open

Aug. 20, 2022 20:24 PM EDT

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Mike Weir shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over fellow major champion Padraig Harrington into the final round of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Open. Weir had eight birdies and a bogey at En-Joie Golf Club in the round delayed by rain for...

Clarke, Furyk, Singh share DICK’S Sporting Goods Open lead

Aug. 19, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Darren Clarke, Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh shared the lead at 7-under 65 on Friday in the DICK’S Sporting Goods Open, with four more major champions right behind at En-Joie Golf Club. Padraig Harrington and Duffy Waldorf followed at 66, and Ernie Els, Mike...