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Madelene Sagstrom beats the heat, takes Olympic golf lead

Aug. 04, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Lexi Thompson had to bring in a team manager the last three holes when her caddie succumbed to the heat. Players walked down sunbaked fairways using umbrellas, some of them occasionally holding a bag of ice on their heads. Madelene Sagstrom had a...

Scottish Open added to PGA Tour schedule, two WGCs out

Aug. 03, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

Gone are two World Golf Championships from the PGA Tour schedule. New to the schedule is the first PGA Tour-sanctioned tournament in Scotland that doesn't involve a claret jug. Even the biggest prize is changing: The FedEx Cup champion will get $18 million. ...

Column: Olympic format of stroke play is dull, but it works

Aug. 03, 2021 07:42 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Everyone seemed to have a solution for how to fix golf in the Olympics, right up to the point seven players from seven countries went into a seven-way playoff for a bronze medal. Never has golf been so compelling after it had a winner. ...

Women take their shots at Olympic medals at Kasumigaseki

Aug. 03, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE TOKYO OLYMPICS Site: Kawagoe, Japan. Course: Kasumigaseki CC. Yardage: 6,648. Par: 71. Prize: Gold, silver and bronze medals. Television (all times EDT):...

Silver for Sabbatini who now he tries to keep PGA Tour card

Aug. 03, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Rory Sabbatini has a silver medal and his name in the Olympic record book with his 61 in the final round. Whatever motives the South African had in becoming a naturalized citizen of Slovakia is secondary to his performance. But now it's time to...

Korda sisters together in Olympic golf against strong field

Aug. 03, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — They are separated by five years and could pass as twin sisters from a distance, blond and athletic, both approaching 6 feet with a golf swing that is picturesque and powerful. Jessica and Nelly Korda — Team Jelly, they like to say — were...

Swiss special as Valenzuela returns to Olympics with brother

Aug. 02, 2021 06:31 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Clouds began to gather Monday over Kasumigaseki Country Club, and the matching Swiss smiles of Albane Valenzuela and her brother, Alexis, could not have been brighter. This is their Olympic moment that nothing can spoil. It's why Valenzuela, a Phi...

Olympic gold puts Schauffele among golf's elite players

Aug. 02, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japn (AP) — Golf's biggest trophies tend to be silver and green. Xander Schauffele knows this as well as anyone because he has been close enough to dream of winning them. No one doubted his impressive skill set or questioned why he has been in or around the top...

Annika Sorenstam wins US Senior Women's Open by 8 strokes

Aug. 01, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Annika Sorenstam ran away with the U.S. Senior Women’s Open on Sunday, closing with a 4-under 68 for an eight-stroke victory. The 50-year-old Sorenstam, a three-time U.S. Women’s Open champion making her first appearance in the senior event,...

Gavins wins at Ballymena, Anannarukarn tops women's event

Aug. 01, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland (AP) — England’s Daniel Gavins overturned a seven-shot deficit to claim his first European Tour title at the World Invitational on Sunday, and Thailand’s Pajaree Anannarukarn recovered from a triple bogey to win the women's tournament after a playoff. ...