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Amazing Amy changing lives on and off the course

Sep. 20, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — There are times in life, maybe a handful, when everything changes. A moment, simple or world shattering, slanting the past, shaping all still to come. There are people who have the same effect, someone so generous, so genuine, so joyful, meeting them transforms perspective. Amy...

Aussie Lukas Michel wins US Mid-Amateur to earn Masters spot

Sep. 19, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

PARKER, Colo. (AP) — Lukas Michel of Australia twice came back from 3-hole deficits Thursday and won the U.S. Mid-Amateur, becoming the first international winner in the event's 39-year history and earning a spot in the Masters. Michel had a 1-up lead over Joseph Deraney after four holes in the 36-hole...

Hoge keeps rolling and takes early lead in Mississippi

Sep. 19, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tom Hoge felt relieved to make his way back to the PGA Tour. He is starting the new season with a clear head, no stress and great scores. One week after he was runner-up at the Greenbrier for the best finish of his PGA Tour career, Hoge opened with three straight birdies and closed...

McIlroy stumbles to 4-over 76, Wallace leads at Wentworth

Sep. 19, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy made six bogeys and a double bogey in his last 11 holes to shoot 4-over 76 at the BMW PGA Championship, leaving the world No. 2 already 11 strokes off the first-round lead held by Matt Wallace on Thursday. McIlroy's round fell apart after his birdie at No. 5 that...

Woods part of 'Japan Skins' game to be shown live worldwide

Sep. 18, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

Tiger Woods is playing another skins game with two big differences. This one is in Japan and will be broadcast live around the world by Discovery-owned GOLFTV. The exhibition is called "The Challenge: Japan Skins," and it will be played Oct. 21 leading into the PGA Tour's first official event in Japan. It...

Teenager Bhatia wants to be part of youth movement in golf

Sep. 18, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Akshay Bhatia makes his professional debut in the Sanderson Farms Championship at age 17, and the prospect of winning didn't seem as overwhelming when he came across a player only three years older. It was Joaquin Niemann, the 20-year-old from Chile, who won the PGA Tour's season...

Harrington picks Karlsson as 1st vice captain for Ryder Cup

Sep. 18, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — European captain Padraig Harrington has selected Robert Karlsson as his first vice captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. Karlsson performed the same role under Thomas Bjorn when the European team regained the trophy at Le Golf National in Paris last year. The...

Olesen stays suspended from European Tour amid assault case

Sep. 18, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen will remain suspended from the European Tour until at least December after being charged with sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft. The 29-year-old Olesen appeared in court in London on Wednesday in relation to the charges. No pleas were entered at a...

Melbourne's sandbelt to host world's best golfers yet again

Sep. 18, 2019 1:51 AM EDT

Former Australian and European Tour professional Michael Clayton reckons he's played Melbourne's so-called sandbelt courses about 1,000 times. Lucky him. The eight courses feature bunkers sculpted out of sand, pristine greens and fairways unlike any others. They are most often praised by pros who have played...

Comparing streaks of sub-70 rounds for Hovland, Estes

Sep. 17, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

Viktor Hovland tied the PGA Tour record on Sunday at The Greenbrier with his 17th consecutive round in the 60s, closing with a 64 to tie for 10th. He matched the mark set by Bob Estes in the fall of 2001, and it could shed some light on how much golf at the highest level has changed in two decades. Both had every...