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Jarvis wins Latin America Am to earn spots in Masters, Open

Jan. 23, 2022 13:33 PM EST

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — The flag of the Cayman Islands will fly at Augusta National in April after Aaron Jarvis made birdie on the final hole Sunday for a 3-under 69 and a one-shot victory in a tense ending to the Latin America Amateur Championship. The victory means...

Jimenez starts another Champions season with win in Hawaii

Jan. 23, 2022 00:34 AM EST

KA'UPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez is off to another great start on the PGA Tour Champions in Hawaii. Jimenez, the cigar-smoking, free-spirited Spaniard, birdied the par-4 18th hole in regulation for a 6-under 66 and then beat Steven Alker on the second playoff...

Friends, playing partners Hodges, Barjon share AmEx lead

Jan. 22, 2022 20:18 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Lee Hodges and Paul Barjon took advantage of a late tee time Saturday to miss the worst of a windy day and share the third-round lead in The American Express. “It was tough early and it kind of died on our back nine a little bit,” Hodges said. “It...

Korda holds slight lead going into final day of LPGA opener

Jan. 22, 2022 18:57 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda is just ahead of a stacked field going into final round of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions — the LPGA’s 2022 kickoff event. Four women who have won majors are among the top five players. Korda, the world's No. 1 and five-time...

New year, same Nelly Korda as she leads LPGA season opener

Jan. 22, 2022 08:12 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda competed last month in the PNC Championship alongside her father, former Australian Open tennis champion Petr Korda, and said she did not have the offseason that many other players had. It shows. The start of 2022 has been a continuation of the...

Cantlay fights through gusting wind, leads American Express

Jan. 21, 2022 19:52 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay fought through gusting wind on his back nine Friday to take a one-stroke lead into the weekend at The American Express in a bid to win for the third time in four starts. Tied for the first-round lead with Lee Hodges after a 10-under 62 at La...

Perico sets record for 3-shot lead at Latin America Amateur

Jan. 21, 2022 18:03 PM EST

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Julian Perico of Peru ran off four straight birdies early on the back nine Friday and closed with another for a 6-under 66, giving him a three-shot lead and the 36-hole scoring record at the Latin America Amateur Championship. Segundo Oliva...

Els birdies final hole to lead PGA Tour Champions in Hawaii

Jan. 21, 2022 00:37 AM EST

KA'UPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii. (AP) — Ernie Els birdied the final hole Thursday, set up by a difficult wedge from a fairway bunker, giving him an 8-under 64 and a one-shot lead over Vijay Singh as the PGA Tour Champions season began at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. ...

Bob Goalby, who won Masters after scorecard flub, dies at 92

Jan. 21, 2022 00:04 AM EST

Bob Goalby, who won the 1968 Masters without having to go to a playoff when Roberto De Vicenzo infamously signed for the wrong score, has died. He was 92. Goalby's death Wednesday in his hometown of Belleville, Illinois, was confirmed by the PGA Tour and by Bill Haas, his great...

Cantlay, rookie Hodges share lead in The American Express

Jan. 20, 2022 19:56 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay shot a 10-under 62 in perfect weather and turf conditions Thursday at La Quinta Country Club for a share of the first-round lead with rookie Lee Hodges in The American Express. Cantlay played the first seven holes in 7 under, making an eagle...