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Scott Hend wins Maybank Championship in playoff

Mar. 24, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Scott Hend of Australia closed with a 5-under 67, had to wait nearly two hours to see if it would be good enough, and then made a 3-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to win the Maybank Championship on Sunday. Hend was one shot ahead of overnight leader Nacho Elvira...

Casey holds 1-shot lead over Johnson at Innisbrook

Mar. 23, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — The final hour changed the dynamics of the Valspar Championship, just not the lead. That still belongs to defending champion Paul Casey, and he saw only the upside of having his three-shot margin shrink to one, and going from a final round pairing with a player who is 0 for 195 on...

Nacho Elvira edges closer to Maybank Championship title

Mar. 23, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Nacho Elvira took a big step towards clinching a first European Tour title after he fired a 6-under-par 66 for a two-shot advantage over David Lipsky after the third round at the Maybank Championship on Saturday. Elvira has been on song since the opening round where he...

Patrick Reed brings in Leadbetter to check on his swing

Mar. 22, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Reed hasn't finished in the top 10 in nine starts this year, is three weeks away from defending his title in the Masters and was seen Friday morning working on the range with swing coach David Leadbetter. Reed said it was simply a product of his coach, Kevin Kirk, not being...

Casey shares halfway lead in title defense at Innisbrook

Mar. 22, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Paul Casey drove into Innisbrook and saw his picture on posters and programs, just what he needed to forget the cut he missed last week. He played Friday as though he wants those photos to stay there. Casey holed a 30-foot eagle putt on the 599-yard fifth hole and made short birdie...

PGA Tour suspends Robert Garrigus for failed drug test

Mar. 22, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Robert Garrigus became the first PGA Tour player suspended for a drug of abuse, saying on Twitter that he had a relapse with marijuana. The tour announced Friday that the 41-year-old Garrigus, whose only PGA Tour victory was at Disney at the end of the 2010 season, has been...

Pieters takes halfway lead at Maybank Championship

Mar. 22, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Ernie Els was two shots behind Maybank Championship leader Thomas Pieters on a crowded leaderboard after the second round on Friday. Els carded a 2-under-par 70 to reach 6 under at the European Tour event. There were 15 golfers within three shots of Pieters, who was at 8 under...

Dahmen, Straka share early lead at Innisbrook

Mar. 21, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour event that doesn't have Tiger Woods this year instead has the Leaping Cougar. That's a childhood nickname for Joel Dahmen, who took advantage of gentle, morning conditions Thursday on a tough Copperhead course for a 5-under 66 and a share of the lead with Austrian-born...

Fraser and Elvira share Maybank Championship lead

Mar. 21, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former champion Marcus Fraser and Nacho Elvira turned in 7-under-par 65s for the joint lead of the Maybank Championship after the opening round on Thursday. A shot behind were Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand, Angelo Que of the Philippines, and Matthias Schwab of Austria....

Johnson moving closer to top form as Masters nears

Mar. 20, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Johnson is peaking. The Masters is nearing. And he was talking Wednesday about an injury from the stairs. At least this time it was his brother. "Those stairs, man," Johnson said with a smile. "They'll get you." Johnson has been trying for two years to get back to the best...