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Melbourne's sandbelt to host world's best golfers yet again

Sep. 18, 2019 1:51 AM EDT

Former Australian and European Tour professional Michael Clayton reckons he's played Melbourne's so-called sandbelt courses about 1,000 times. Lucky him. The eight courses feature bunkers sculpted out of sand, pristine greens and fairways unlike any others. They are most often praised by pros who have played...

Scottish rookie MacIntyre takes 4-shot lead at European Open

Sep. 6, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Scottish rookie Robert MacIntyre carded a bogey-free 7-under 65 to take a four-stroke lead after the second round of the European Open on Friday. "I don't know what I'm doing but it's working so I'm just going to try and continue to do it," MacIntyre said after putting himself in a...

Casey defies wind, rain for 1-shot lead in European Open

Sep. 5, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Paul Casey of England defied windy and rainy conditions to shoot a 6-under 66 Thursday and take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the European Open. The four-time Ryder Cup player, who said he has been struggling for several days with a sore throat, started late and had...

Getting a PGA Tour card is tough; keeping it is no picnic

Sep. 3, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

Tyler Duncan played his best golf over the final nine holes of his long season, making four birdies on the back nine to close with a 66. That meant getting a PGA Tour card for the third straight season, twice through what now is called the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. D.J. Trahan also delivered a clutch moment with an...

McIlroy joins Tiger Woods as 2-time winner of the FedEx Cup

Aug. 25, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The crowd rushing to circle the 18th green. The steady chants. It all sounded so familiar to Rory McIlroy at East Lake, with one big difference. On Sunday, it was all for him. One year after he was an overlooked bystander as Tiger Woods celebrated the missing piece of his comeback by winning...

McIlroy joins Tiger Woods as 2-time winner of the FedEx Cup

Aug. 25, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The crowd rushing to circle the 18th green. The steady chants. It all sounded so familiar to Rory McIlroy at East Lake, with one big difference. On Sunday, it was all for him. One year after he was an overlooked bystander as Tiger Woods celebrated the missing piece of his comeback by winning...

McIlroy ends season with a $15 million bang at East Lake

Aug. 25, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy marched to the 18th green Sunday at East Lake with victory in hand and $15 million in the bank. Even better was what he saw — and heard — behind him. The scene was all too familiar. The gallery ducked under the ropes and rushed to encircle the green to watch the...

Koepka leads at East Lake as stars get some separation

Aug. 23, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A storm delay at the Tour Championship slowed the momentum of Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas, right when they were starting to pull ahead in the chase for the $15 million FedEx Cup. The final hour Friday showed how quickly it can change — and for Rory McIlroy, why no one is holding...

Thomas loses cushion, shares lead in Tour Championship

Aug. 22, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Xander Schauffele was six shots behind before he ever hit a shot Thursday in the new scoring format for the Tour Championship. His goal was to keep his head down, play good golf and see where he stood to par at the end of two days. The TV cameras following his every move on the back nine at...

Thomas will be keeping eye on 2 sets of scores at East Lake

Aug. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The PGA Tour wanted a format that eliminated two winners on Sunday at East Lake — the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup. The new system means whoever has the lowest score to par wins the FedEx Cup. In the eyes of some players, that might not be enough. Justin Thomas lived it two...