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Woodland leads in the Bahamas as Tiger gets within 2 shots

Dec. 6, 2019 7:23 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Two big birdies from Gary Woodland gave him the lead in the Hero World Challenge. A closing birdie on a hole that has vexed Tiger Woods put him in range of a third victory this year. Patrick Reed fully expected to be right there until watching video of his club moving sand away from...

Tiger Woods is everywhere in this President Cup

Dec. 6, 2019 12:57 PM EST

The role of Presidents Cup captain typically is reserved for players in the twilight of their careers. Nothing is typical about Tiger Woods. Six months after he was appointed U.S. captain, he won the Tour Championship and nearly captured the FedEx Cup. While picking out team uniforms and choosing vice captains,...

Calum Hill leads Mauritius Open after 2nd round

Dec. 6, 2019 10:28 AM EST

BEL-OMBRE, Mauritius (AP) — Calum Hill took the lead at the Mauritius Open with an 8-under 64 on Friday in the second round. The Scottish golfer, chasing his first European Tour victory, is at 12-under 132 for the tournament. Hill is playing only his sixth event on the European Tour. He is 115th in the...

Matt Jones shoots 65 to take 2nd-round Australian Open lead

Dec. 6, 2019 2:22 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Matt Jones birdied his final hole Friday for a 6-under 65 and a one-stroke lead after two rounds on a day of low scoring at the Australian Open. Jones had a 36-hole total of 10-under 132 at The Australian Golf Club. Paul Casey shot 65 and Dimitrios Papadatos 66 and were tied for...

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...