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Giant pumpkin weighing 2,175 pounds sets California record

Oct. 15, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California pumpkin hobbyist has won first place at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off, setting a record for the largest in California. Leonardo Urena of Napa won $15,000 Monday when his pumpkin logged 2,175 pounds (986 kilograms). Weigh-off...

Emotional Cameron Champ hangs on to win Safeway Open

Sep. 29, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Champ broke down in tears when it was over. Playing while his grandfather fights cancer in nearby Sacramento, the 24-year-old Champ won the Safeway Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title. He made a 3-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole for a one-stroke victory over...

Cameron Champ wins Safeway Open at Silverado

Sep. 29, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Champ made a 3-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a one-stroke victory over Adam Hadwin on Sunday in the Safeway Open, finishing off an emotional week with his grandfather battling cancer. Three strokes ahead entering the round, Champ had five birdies and overcame a bogey on...

Cameron Champ takes 3-shot lead in windy Safeway Open

Sep. 28, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Even as he bolted to the top of the leaderboard at the Safeway Open, Cameron Champ's mind was elsewhere. Champ's grandfather, Mack, is in hospice battling stomach cancer and the family has been commuting back and forth between the tournament and his hometown of Sacramento, about 65...

Bryson DeChambeau shoots 64 to take Safeway Open lead

Sep. 27, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau hasn't had much chance to get familiar with his wedge after changing to a graphite shaft this week. The Northern California native certainly looked comfortable enough Friday as he attacked pin after pin to surge up the leaderboard at the Safeway Open. DeChambeau shot a...

Scott, Landry share first-round lead at Safeway Open

Sep. 26, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Slow starts plagued Adam Scott last season, a prime reason the former No. 1 player in the world was winless despite solid overall numbers. After taking a brief break, the 39-year-old Australian is back and emphasizing quicker, more aggressive starts. Andrew Landry is just looking for a...

The Latest: Better weather eases California power shutoffs

Sep. 25, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on power outages in California (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric has restored power to thousands of Northern California customers after a shutdown to reduce the threat of wildfires. Before dawn Wednesday, the utility cut the electricity to more than...

Justin Thomas ready for fresh start on PGA Tour

Sep. 25, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Thomas didn't get much rest during the four weeks between seasons. The 2017 FedEx Cup champion helped raise money for hurricane victims in the Bahamas, spent two weeks recovering from minor skin cancer surgery, then flew cross country to California to male his season debut in the...

The Latest: PG&E cuts power to 24,000 customers

Sep. 24, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on expected power shut-offs in Northern California (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric has shut off power to 24,000 customers in the Sierra Nevada foothills and says it will remain off until dangerous wildfire weather eases. The utility shut off...

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...