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Golfer ranked 2,930th goes from delivering groceries to earning $216K with 2nd place at Kenya Open

Feb. 25, 2024 17:11 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Only a week after he was delivering groceries to make ends meet, the 2,930th-ranked golfer Joe Dean finished tied for second at the Kenya Open on Sunday to earn himself more than $200,000 and a huge shot of confidence for the future. “I don’t think it’s...

Patty Tavatanakit takes a 3-stroke lead after three rounds of her home LPGA event in Thailand

Feb. 24, 2024 08:44 AM EST

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Local favorite Patty Tavatanakit shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA Thailand tournament. Tavatanakit had a three-round total of 16-under 200 on the Siam Country Club Old Course at Chonburi southeast...

Alvaro Ortiz goes for a big win at home. He shares the lead in Mexico Open

Feb. 23, 2024 20:11 PM EST

VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — Alvaro Ortiz got off to a strong start and did just enough right at the end for a 7-under 64, giving him a share of the lead Friday in the Mexico Open as he goes for yet another victory in his home country. This would be the biggest of all for Ortiz, who won...

Erik van Rooyen opens with a 63 in bid to win again in Mexico

Feb. 22, 2024 20:32 PM EST

VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — Erik van Rooyen made two eagles Thursday on his way to an 8-under 63 for a one-shot lead in the Mexico Open at Vidanta, a strong start in his bid to win a second PGA Tour title in Mexico in the last four months. Van Rooyen hit 3-iron to 6 feet for eagle on...

Tiger Woods' son shoots 86 in pre-qualifier for PGA Tour event

Feb. 22, 2024 19:17 PM EST

HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour will have to wait for the 15-year-old son of Tiger Woods. In a pre-qualifier for the Cognizant Classic on Thursday, Charlie Woods took a 12 on one hole and shot 86. The teenager didn't make a birdie at Lost Lake Golf Club and tied for 110th...

Tiger Woods' son is taking his first step toward trying to play on the PGA Tour

Feb. 21, 2024 17:14 PM EST

HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) — The 15-year-old son of Tiger Woods is taking the first step toward trying to play on the PGA Tour. Charlie Woods is entered in a pre-qualifier for the Cognizant Classic. The pre-qualifier for Woods is Thursday at Lost Lake Golf Club. The top 25 and ties...

LIV's Joaquin Niemann is one of three players to receive a special invitation to the Masters

Feb. 21, 2024 11:14 AM EST

Joaquin Niemann competed outside LIV Golf in his offseason and got something money can’t buy. He was among three players given a special invitation Wednesday to play in the Masters. Augusta National also invited 21-year-old Ryo Hisatsune, the first Japanese player to be European...

PGA Tour heads to Mexico. LPGA begins Asia swing in Thailand

Feb. 20, 2024 18:10 PM EST

PGA TOUR MEXICO OPEN AT VIDANTA Site: Vallarta, Mexico. Course: Vidanta Vallarta, Mexico. Yardage: 7,456. Par: 71. Prize money: $8.1 million. Winner's share: $1.458 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf...

Column: Golf has a fractured landscape. Not even the majors can put it back together

Feb. 20, 2024 17:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The grill room at a California municipal golf course had one TV showing LIV Golf in Las Vegas, another showing the PGA Tour in Phoenix. A half-dozen people shifted eyes watching both, the former with fewer commercials on a network known more for “Young Sheldon” reruns. ...

Asian Tour begins its International Series with a strong LIV contingent

Feb. 20, 2024 12:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joaquin Niemann, Matthew Wolff and Louis Oosthuizen will give the Asian Tour field in Oman a familiar look. Missing will be the uniforms and team scores. They are among 21 players from Saudi-funded LIV Golf who are playing the first International Series events on...