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Capsules of Presidents Cup on the second day Friday

Dec. 13, 2019 2:56 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Capsules from Friday's foursomes matches at the President's Cup at Royal Melbourne: Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott, International, def. Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar, United States, 3 and 2. Scott and Oosthuizen were 2-down after seven holes...

Americans rally late to only trail by 3 in Presidents Cup

Dec. 13, 2019 1:41 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Justin Thomas delivered the biggest moment for an American team desperate for one Friday in the Presidents Cup. He holed an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole, dropped his putter and looked over at his partner — U.S. captain Tiger Woods — and then borrowed a...

US team in foreign territory _ trailing _ at Presidents Cup

Dec. 12, 2019 1:59 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tiger Woods lightly pumped his fist with another birdie. He raised his hands over his head in applause to salute a brilliant play by Justin Thomas that led to another hole won. He thoroughly enjoyed his return to competition in the Presidents Cup. His match won, Woods took the...

Scott optimistic about ending years of Presidents Cup losses

Dec. 11, 2019 3:00 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — No one at Royal Melbourne has more playing experience in the Presidents Cup than Adam Scott. Not much of it is positive. He was a rookie in 2003 and one of the strongest voices arguing for Ernie Els and Tiger Woods to keep playing in gathering darkness in South Africa until the...

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,...

Masters field starting to rise with new winners

Dec. 3, 2019 11:23 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Seven tournaments from the six largest tours over the next three weeks could shape the field for the Masters, and perhaps pave the way for the largest gathering at Augusta National in more than 50 years. Augusta National invites the top 50 from the final world ranking of the year,...

Todd, Taylor tied for lead with 4 holes left in Mayakoba

Nov. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EST

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Brendon Todd was closing in on a second straight victory when he was slowed by two missed putts, and then by darkness Sunday in the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Now he faces a sprint to the finish. Todd and Vaughn Taylor were tied for the lead with four holes remaining when the...

Danny Lee settles for 62 to lead Mayakoba Classic in Mexico

Nov. 15, 2019 7:04 PM EST

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Danny Lee felt as though he could make everything Friday, and for the longest time he did. Already at 10-under par through 13 holes, Lee started thinking about a sub-60 round when he hit a downhill birdie putt too hard and wound up three-putting for bogey. Four pars later,...

Column: Postseason golf about entertainment, not about fair

Nov. 12, 2019 4:59 PM EST

Scott McCarron has been in position for a $1 million payoff twice in his career under vastly different circumstances. The first occasion was in 2002 in the final of the Match Play Championship at La Costa when he stood over an 8-foot putt to extend the 36-hole match against Kevin Sutherland and turned away in...

The captain becomes a player as Tiger Woods picks himself

Nov. 7, 2019 8:20 PM EST

Tiger Woods will have an ear piece, a radio and his golf clubs at the Presidents Cup. Woods created his own slice of history Thursday night by becoming the first Presidents Cup captain to use one of his wild-card selections on himself. He is the second playing captain in the Presidents Cup. Hale Irwin played in...