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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, Jack Nicklaus hits a ceremonial tee shot on the first hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Nicklaus turns 80 on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Nicklaus turns 80 and remains a part of golf's conversations

Jan. 21, 2020 3:10 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jack Nicklaus turns 80 on Tuesday, no closer to retirement than when he was at the peak of his golf career. Never mind that he rarely competes, and when he does play the occasional round of golf, he doesn't always finish the hole. His shoulder is sore, but that's more from tennis. He...

Gaby Lopez kisses the trophy after winning the Tournament of Champions LPGA golf tournament, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Lopez ran in a 30-foot putt for birdie, to defeat Nasa Hataoka in a seven-hole playoff that took an extra day to finish after play was halted Sunday because of darkness. (Michael Johnson/Daily Sun via AP)

Gaby Lopez wins LPGA tournament in Florida in 7-hole playoff

Jan. 20, 2020 7:05 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Having already battled for five extra holes into darkness without producing a champion a day earlier, Gaby Lopez and Nasa Hataoka showed up to work at 8 a.m., just like regular folks. The early wake-up call and extra golf was worth it for Lopez, who rolled in a 30-foot birdie...

Andrew Landry, left, greets his son, Brooks Landry, on the 18th hole after winning The American Express golf tournament on the Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Andrew Landry regroups to win The American Express

Jan. 19, 2020 8:41 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Landry was reeling after blowing a six-stroke lead on the back nine Sunday in The American Express. “I don't want to be a part of something like that ever again,” the 32-year-old Texan said. He regrouped — telling caddie Terry Walker, “Let's go...

Gaby Lopez, of Mexico, drives from the 2nd tee during during the final round of the Tournament of Champions LPGA golf tournament Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

Darkness forces extra day for playoff in LPGA Tour opener

Jan. 19, 2020 6:52 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The final round of the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions featured a little bit of everything. Clutch shots, bold play, lead changes, a few costly mistakes and even bonus golf. Sunday did everything but decide a champion. Nasa Hataoka and Gaby Lopez matched par five times...

Gallegos wins Latin American Amateur, earns spot in 2 majors

Jan. 19, 2020 5:23 PM EST

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Abel Gallegos was 5 when the golf pro at a nine-hole course left a club outside his door while searching for young boys on the outskirts of Buenos Aires who might be interested in playing. The small community of Venticinco de Mayo was all about soccer. “I live one...

England's Lee Westwood follows his ball on the 3rd hole during the final round of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Westwood wins in Abu Dhabi for his 25th Euro tour victory

Jan. 19, 2020 9:29 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lee Westwood secured his 25th European Tour win with victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday. Westwood, who had a one-shot overnight lead, has now won in four different decades starting in the 1990s. The Englishman's 5-under par final-round 67 gave him a...

Jimenez beats senior newcomer Els in playoff at Hualalai

Jan. 18, 2020 11:41 PM EST

KA'UPULEHI-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez made a 12-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff Saturday with senior newcomer Ernie Els to win the PGA Tour Champions' season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship. Fred Couples dropped out on the first extra trip down the par-4 18th at...

Andrew Landry hits from the eighth tee during the third round of The American Express golf tournament on the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Andrew Landry, Scottie Scheffler break away in desert

Jan. 18, 2020 7:25 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Landry and Scottie Scheffler broke away Saturday at The American Express. Landry shot a 7-under 65 at PGA West's Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course to join Scheffler atop the leaderboard at 21-under 195, four strokes ahead of third-place Rickie Fowler. Scheffler had a 66 on the...

Inbee Park builds 2-shot lead in LPGA season opener

Jan. 18, 2020 6:11 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Inbee Park finally made a bogey, but she still finished with a 4-under 67 Saturday and a two-shot lead over Sei Young Kim heading into the final round of the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Park, a 19-time winner on the LPGA Tour, hadn't made a bogey...

Vega takes 2-shot lead in Latin American Amateur

Jan. 18, 2020 5:12 PM EST

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Jose Vega of Colombia withstood another tough day of wind Saturday at Mayakoba for a 1-over 72 that gave him a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Latin American Amateur Championship. At stake for the 26-year-old Vega is a spot in the Masters at Augusta National...