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Lowry takes 3-shot lead into final round in Abu Dhabi

Jan. 18, 2019 9:44 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shane Lowry kept up his brilliant scoring on the par-3 holes at the Abu Dhabi Championship in shooting a 5-under 67 in the third round to extend his lead to three strokes on Friday. For the third straight day, the Irishman made birdie on the each of the short Nos. 7,...

Toms, Durant share lead in PGA Tour Champions opener

Jan. 17, 2019 11:57 PM EST

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — David Toms and Joe Durant each shot 7-under 65 in windy conditions Thursday to share the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions' season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. The 52-year-old Toms closed his bogey-free round with a 2-foot birdie putt on the...

Phil Mickelson shoots 12-under 60 at La Quinta in 2019 debut

Jan. 17, 2019 8:43 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson still feels as young as ever. He still plays that way, too. Mickelson began his 27th full season as a pro Thursday by flirting with one of the few feats he hasn't accomplished — golf's magic number. The 48-year-old left-hander still shot a 12-under 60 in the...

Ortiz opens with 66 for 3-shot lead in Latin American Am

Jan. 17, 2019 4:56 PM EST

CASA DE CAMPO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Alvaro Ortiz of Mexico had an ideal start Thursday in hopes of turning his fortunes in the Latin American Amateur Championship, opening with a 6-under 66 to build a three-shot lead after the opening round. Ortiz has been runner-up in the Latin American Amateur the...

Lewis 1 behind in 1st event as a mother on LPGA Tour

Jan. 17, 2019 4:49 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — No one was entirely sure what to expect from the first LPGA Tour event of the year — least of all Stacy Lewis. Nearly three months after Lewis became a mother, and six months after she last played on tour, she opened with seven birdies on Thursday for a 5-under 66 that...

Lowry fights to hold Abu Dhabi halfway lead by 1 stroke

Jan. 17, 2019 12:23 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shane Lowry of Ireland recovered from two early bogeys Thursday by hitting enough good shots for a 2-under 70, giving him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the Abu Dhabi Championship. Louis Oosthuizen and Richard Sterne of South Africa each shot 68 and were...

China's Zecheng Dou wins Web.com Tour opener in Bahamas

Jan. 16, 2019 6:59 PM EST

GREAT EXUMAS, Bahamas (AP) — Zecheng Dou birdied the final three holes Wednesday for a two-stroke victory in the Web.com Tour's season-opening Bahamas Great Exuma Classic. Dou shot a 2-under 70, holing a 55-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th at Sandals Emerald Bay to finish at 18-under 270. Three strokes...

Rose makes 2019 debut with the No. 1 ranking

Jan. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — The timing couldn't be better for Justin Rose, or for the Desert Classic. Rose played so much golf toward the end of last year that he wasn't quite ready to fly from his home in the Bahamas to Hawaii to start 2019 against a winners-only field at Kapalua. Instead, he decided to...

Tiger Woods to start his year at Torrey Pines again

Jan. 16, 2019 1:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods is starting another year at Torrey Pines, this time with higher expectations. Woods announced Wednesday that he will play in the Farmers Insurance Open next week. He has won the tournament seven times, and Torrey Pines is where he won the U.S. Open in 2008. Woods tied for 23rd...

Shane Lowry shoots 62 in 1st round, leads in Abu Dhabi

Jan. 16, 2019 9:41 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Irish golfer Shane Lowry is looking to reignite his career after losing his card on the PGA Tour last year. Beginning 2019 with a 10-under 62 is pretty much the ideal way to start. Lowry rolled in 10 birdies and did not drop a shot in the first round of the Abu Dhabi...