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Paul Casey takes early 2nd-round lead at Australian Open

Dec. 5, 2019 10:37 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Paul Casey shot a 6-under 65 Friday to take the early clubhouse lead on a morning of low scoring at the Australian Open. Casey had a two-round total of 9-under 133 at The Australian Golf Club. Cameron Tringale, who also shot 65, and Louis Oosthuizen with a 66 were among those a shot behind....

Reed builds 3-shot lead in Bahamas as Tiger rallies

Dec. 5, 2019 5:09 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — A tropical breeze replaced the raging wind and made golf a lot easier for Patrick Reed, Tiger Woods and just about everyone else Thursday in the Hero World Challenge. Reed took advantage of the back nine at Albany Golf Club for the second straight day. He was tied for the lead until...

Hojgaard in 5-way tie for 1st-round lead at Mauritius Open

Dec. 5, 2019 12:33 PM EST

BEL-OMBRE, Mauritius (AP) — Rookie Rasmus Hojgaard was among five players tied for the lead after the first round of the Mauritius Open on Thursday. The 18-year-old Dane hit a 6-under 66, including an eagle on the par-5 seventh, for a share of the lead alongside South African Brandon Stone, Grant Forrest...

Amateurs lead Australian Open after 1st round

Dec. 5, 2019 3:10 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — World No. 1-ranked amateur Takumi Kanaya birdied his final two holes Thursday for a 6-under 65 and a tie for the first-round lead with fellow Asian amateur Chun An-you of Taiwan. Playing the back nine at The Australian Golf Course to open his round, the Japanese player had five birdies. He...

No. 1-ranked Japanese amateur takes Australian Open lead

Dec. 4, 2019 10:29 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — World No. 1-ranked amateur Takumi Kanaya birdied his final two holes Thursday for a 6-under 65 and a two-stroke clubhouse lead at the Australian Open. Playing the back nine at The Australian Golf Course to open his round, the Japanese player had five birdies. He bogeyed the par-4 third hole...

World No 1 amateur takes early lead at Australian Open

Dec. 4, 2019 8:53 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — World No. 1-ranked amateur Takumi Kanaya birdied his final two holes Thursday for a 6-under 65 a two-stroke clubhouse lead at the Australian Open. Playing the back nine at The Australian Golf Course to open his round, the Japanese player had five birdies. He bogeyed the par-4 third hole...

Woodland, Reed share lead in the Bahamas

Dec. 4, 2019 5:14 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — As a player, Tiger Woods wasn't all that happy with his game Wednesday in the Hero World Challenge. As the Presidents Cup captain, he had reason to be pleased. U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland and Patrick Reed, who will be part of the U.S. team next week at Royal Melbourne, each...

Smoke haze provides added hazard at Australian Open

Dec. 4, 2019 12:25 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els and other players at this week’s Australian Open could have another course hazard to contend with: smoke from nearby bushfires. A temperature inversion which formed over Sydney on Monday night trapped smoke in the region on Tuesday and caused...

Woods defends Mickelson’s choice to play in Saudi Arabia

Dec. 3, 2019 7:09 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods is defending Phil Mickelson and other top players who have signed up for the second edition of the Saudi International. The European Tour, and the players who took part, came under scrutiny last year for staging an event in Saudi Arabia because of its human rights record,...

Column: Joke as playing captain turns into reality for Tiger

Dec. 3, 2019 6:06 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods meant it as a joke. And it was accompanied by laughter. Woods was introduced as U.S. captain for the Presidents Cup in Australia on March 13, 2018, and the first question was whether he considered being a playing captain. "Yes, I have," Woods said. The laughter that...