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Swafford's late birdie leads to victory at Punta Cana

Sep. 27, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Hudson Swafford lost control of the tournament without ever losing any confidence he could hit the right shot when it counted. Standing in the 13th fairway Sunday in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, he had a four-shot lead. Walking off the 15th...

Adam Long posts 64 to take the lead in Dominican Republic

Sep. 26, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Adam Long went from trying to hit a fairway to a course so open it's hard to miss. He went from grinding over pars to pouring in birdies. One week after he toiled to a tie for 13th at Winged Foot in the U.S. Open, Long is loving life in the Caribbean. Long ran off five...

Hornet sting, birdies take Swafford to lead at Punta Cana

Sep. 25, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — A hornet sting early and a bunch of birdies late carried Hudson Swafford to a 5-under 67 on Friday for a two-shot lead going into the weekend of the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. Joining him in the final group will be Sean O'Hair, who missed an entire...

McCumber part of 4-way share of lead in Dominican Republic

Sep. 24, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tyler McCumber was the only player to reach 8-under par Thursday in the Caribbean breeze until he dropped a shot on his 17th hole and fell into a four-way for the lead in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. Sepp Straka was the only one at 7-under 65 who...

Bryson DeChambeau, of the United States, hits onto the 18th green during the final round of the US Open Golf Championship, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Mickelson and late-night range session key for DeChambeau

Sep. 22, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Two moments were key for Bryson DeChambeau winning the U.S. Open. The first one was early in the week, when he played a practice round at Winged Foot with Phil Mickelson. By then, DeChambeau already was sold on his plan of hitting driver every chance he could because it would be...

PGA Tour heads to Caribbean, Europe begins another UK swing

Sep. 22, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

PGA TOUR CORALES PUNTACANA RESORT & CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Course: Puntacana Resort & Club (Corales). Yardage: 7,666. Par: 72. Purse: $4 million. Winner's share: $720,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (NBC). Defending...

Man sentenced to 11 years in prison for fentanyl trafficking

Sep. 18, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man has been sentenced in federal court in New Hampshire to 11 years in prison for fentanyl trafficking. Court documents said Jorge Rodriguez, 23, who was living in Lawrence, Massachusetts, sold the drug to people from various New England states. On each day he worked, Rodriquez was...

Nearly $500K hidden in furniture seized at Miami airport

Sep. 10, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Customs officers at a Florida airport found nearly a half-million dollars being smuggled out of the United States hidden inside furniture, officials said. U.S. Custom and Border Protection officers at Miami International Airport seized $491,280 in unreported U.S. currency last Thursday, the...

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan holds a live press conference with the media during the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

PGA Tour schedule features 50 events, 6 majors

Sep. 2, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Not since 1962 has the PGA Tour had 50 official tournaments in one season, much less six majors. “A dream season,” Commissioner Jay Monahan said. Concluding a season shut down for three months by the coronavirus, the tour announced a 2020-21 schedule Wednesday that includes two...

2 accused in $12M scheme targeting Puerto Rico, US investors

Sep. 2, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two men who founded what authorities say was a fake financial services company in Florida that raised more than $12 million from at least 150 investors in Puerto Rico and beyond have been arrested, officials said Wednesday. Gary Steven Wykle, 72, and Alejandro Cortés...