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Americans rally late, trail by only 3 in Presidents Cup

Dec. 13, 2019 10:56 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Justin Thomas delivered the biggest moment for an American team desperate for one Friday in the Presidents Cup. He holed an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole, dropped his putter and looked over at his partner — U.S. captain Tiger Woods — and then borrowed a...

Americans have momentum, just not the lead in Presidents Cup

Dec. 13, 2019 3:16 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The fist pumps, the screaming and shouting, it all belonged to the Americans in the final hour of the Presidents Cup. They just didn't have the lead. That's the beauty of these team events in golf. Momentum can change with one putt that leads to one point. Patrick Cantlay and...

Capsules of Presidents Cup on the second day Friday

Dec. 13, 2019 2:56 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Capsules from Friday's foursomes matches at the President's Cup at Royal Melbourne: Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott, International, def. Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar, United States, 3 and 2. Scott and Oosthuizen were 2-down after seven holes...

International team rallying around only Presidents Cup win

Dec. 12, 2019 3:09 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ernie Els wanted to inspire his International team at the Presidents Cup, and he found the one video that might do the trick. Then again, there wasn't a lot to choose from. Els is the lone person on this team, including his four assistants, who was at Royal Melbourne in 1998 for...

US team in foreign territory _ trailing _ at Presidents Cup

Dec. 12, 2019 1:59 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tiger Woods lightly pumped his fist with another birdie. He raised his hands over his head in applause to salute a brilliant play by Justin Thomas that led to another hole won. He thoroughly enjoyed his return to competition in the Presidents Cup. His match won, Woods took the...

Woods and Els meet again, now as captains of Presidents Cup

Dec. 11, 2019 10:38 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — They first met 25 years ago in Thailand, neither knowing then how much their paths would cross in golf. Ernie Els was a rising star from South Africa, four months away from winning his first U.S. Open. Tiger Woods was a senior in high school, six months away from winning his...

Patrick Reed still the talk of the Presidents Cup

Dec. 10, 2019 11:39 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As if being the first playing captain in 25 years at the Presidents Cup weren't enough, Tiger Woods filled yet another role Tuesday at Royal Melbourne. This wasn't necessarily by design. Woods had Patrick Reed in his group for the first full practice round for a U.S. team still...

Schauffele making a name for himself with his golf

Dec. 9, 2019 3:06 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Steve Stricker cared only about securing a spot in the first U.S. Open in his home state of Wisconsin. Still, there was something about the PGA Tour rookie in his group during a 36-hole qualifier that intrigued him. It wasn't just the name: Xander Schauffele. It certainly wasn't...

Copeland, Horne carry Illinois St. past Morehead St. 61-50

Dec. 7, 2019 10:06 PM EST

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Zach Copeland had 16 points and DJ Horne scored 14 as Illinois State got past Morehead State 61-50 on Saturday night. Keith Fisher III added 10 points and nine rebounds for Illinois State (4-5). The Redbirds led 31-28 early in the second half before scoring the next seven points to...

Henrik Stenson delivers big moment to win in Bahamas

Dec. 7, 2019 7:14 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Winless in more than two years, Henrik Stenson found himself in the middle of a wild chase to the finish Saturday with Tiger Woods and the elite in golf all around him. Five players had a chance to win in the final hour. Four had at least a share of the lead at one point. One swing...