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English chips in and takes 1-shot lead at Mayakoba

Nov. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EST

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Harris English feels he got away from the basics that carried him to a promising start to his PGA Tour career. He hopes he’s headed in that direction again. English holed a chip-and-run from off the 18th green Saturday for birdie and a 7-under 64, giving him the...

Lombard leads by 1 in Sun City, Oosthuizen tied for 2nd

Nov. 16, 2019 11:14 AM EST

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Zander Lombard will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge and is in position to win his first European Tour title at his country’s most prestigious tournament. The 24-year-old South African, who led by two strokes overnight, ground out...

Danny Lee settles for 62 to lead Mayakoba Classic in Mexico

Nov. 15, 2019 7:04 PM EST

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Danny Lee felt as though he could make everything Friday, and for the longest time he did. Already at 10-under par through 13 holes, Lee started thinking about a sub-60 round when he hit a downhill birdie putt too hard and wound up three-putting for bogey. Four pars later,...

Lombard moves ahead at Sun City by 2, Oosthuizen second

Nov. 15, 2019 11:52 AM EST

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Zander Lombard shot a 7-under-par 65 to overtake fellow South African Louis Oosthuizen and take a two-shot lead after two rounds at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Friday. Lombard, who has just one professional title and none on the European Tour, bogeyed the first but that was...

Rain pushes opening round of Mayakoba Classic to Friday

Nov. 14, 2019 1:54 PM EST

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Heavy rain has washed out the opening round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic until Friday. El Camaleon Golf Club has received nearly 9 inches of rain since Monday. The lead rules official at the tournament, Slugger White, says there has been so much rain that the course...

Oosthuizen overcomes kidney stones to shoot 63 in SAfrica

Nov. 14, 2019 1:36 PM EST

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen had to make a trip to the hospital this week because of kidney stones. He withdrew from the pro-am at the Nedbank Golf Challenge and was awake since 3 a.m. on the day of the first round because of the discomfort. He was considering pulling out of the main...

Van Rooyen faces a crucial stretch at end of European season

Nov. 12, 2019 6:33 PM EST

Erik Van Rooyen's travels in golf have taken him places he wasn't expecting without ever losing sight of the big picture. He wants to be among the elite in golf, and the next month could be a big step. Even with a poor tee shot at the wrong time — the first hole of a six-man playoff — Van Rooyen's...

Column: Postseason golf about entertainment, not about fair

Nov. 12, 2019 4:59 PM EST

Scott McCarron has been in position for a $1 million payoff twice in his career under vastly different circumstances. The first occasion was in 2002 in the final of the Match Play Championship at La Costa when he stood over an 8-foot putt to extend the 36-hole match against Kevin Sutherland and turned away in...

Golf Glance

Nov. 12, 2019 9:29 AM EST

PGA TOUR MAYAKOBA GOLF CLASSIC Site: Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Course: El Camaleon GC. Yardage: 6,987. Par: 71. Television: Thursday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m. (Golf Channel). Purse: $7.2 million. Winner's share: $1,296,000. Defending champion: Matt Kuchar. FedEx Cup leader: Lanto...

Maggert holes out to win and give McCarron Schwab Cup

Nov. 10, 2019 8:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — One unforgettable shot made a winner out of Jeff Maggert — and Scott McCarron. Maggert was 123 yards away in the 17th fairway, the third playoff hole in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, needing to beat Retief Goosen to end more than four years without winning on the PGA Tour...