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Top 50 at end of year looms and Oosthuizen needs a big week

Dec. 06, 2022 18:58 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Augusta National has not said if it intends to keep the same criteria for its field, which includes the top 50 in the world at the end of the year. Sometimes no news is good news, especially for a small group of LIV Golf players. Talor Gooch was No. 35 when...

Tiger Woods to return at his tournament in the Bahamas

Nov. 09, 2022 15:37 PM EST

Tiger Woods made it official Wednesday by announcing he would return to competition as part of the 20-man field at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Woods is the tournament host of the unofficial event on Dec. 1-4 at Albany Golf Club, where the tournament has been played since...

Crowe wins Asia-Pacific Amateur to earn spot in 2 majors

Oct. 30, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Harrison Crowe of Australia won the Asia-Pacific Amateur on Sunday with a shot that summed up his wild final round, an up-and-down from behind the 18th green that gave him a one-shot victory and a spot in next year's Masters and British Open. Crowe closed...

Jin has 36-hole lead at Asia-Pacific for 2nd straight year

Oct. 28, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Bo Jin of China had a 3-under 69 on Friday for a one-shot lead in the Asia-Pacific Amateur, the second straight year he has held the 36-hole lead as he tries to secure a spot at the Masters and British Open. Jin, starting his junior year at Oklahoma State,...

3 tied for lead after 1st round of LIV Golf in Thailand

Oct. 07, 2022 05:01 AM EDT

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Richard Bland, Branden Grace and Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra upstaged their more-illustrious opponents on Friday to shoot 7-under 65s and share the lead after the first round of the LIV Golf Invitational-Bangkok. Marc Leishman and Ian Poulter were a stroke...

LIV Golf asking world ranking board for retroactive points

Sep. 20, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LIV Golf is turning up the heat on the Official World Golf Ranking, asking in a letter to Chairman Peter Dawson that its results be included retroactively in the world ranking. LIV Golf, which has 48-man fields that play 54 holes with a shotgun start each...

PRESIDENTS CUP '22: Capsule look at the American team

Sep. 19, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A capsule look at the U.S. team for the Presidents Cup, which starts Thursday at Quail Hollow Club: Sam Burns Age: 26. World ranking: 12. Worldwide victories: 4. 2022 victories: Valspar Championship,...

Cameron Smith wins LIV Golf in 2nd start with rival league

Sep. 18, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith made his decision to leave the PGA Tour for LIV Golf pay off Sunday when he closed with a 3-under 69 for a three-shot victory in the LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago. Smith was only briefly threatened in the third and final...

Smith overtakes Johnson for 2-shot lead in LIV Golf

Sep. 17, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Cameron Smith made a pair of 7-foot birdie putts to finish off his round of 4-under 68 and allow him to overtake Dustin Johnson going into the third and final day of the LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago. As easy as Johnson made it look in the opening round,...

Dustin Johnson stays in groove, opens with 63 at LIV-Chicago

Sep. 16, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Dustin Johnson already is approaching $10 million in the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series and he's playing like that number is going to keep soaring. Johnson ran off nine birdies Friday, none longer than about 12 feet, and posted a 9-under 63 at Rich Harvest...