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Jared Wolfe wins in Bahamas for first Korn Ferry Tour title

Jan. 22, 2020 6:18 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Jared Wolfe won The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at Baha Mar on Wednesday for his first Korn Ferry Tour title, closing with a 3-under 69 in strong wind for a four-stroke victory over Brandon Harkins. A winner each of the last three years on PGA Tour Latinoamerica, Wolfe finished at...

Feds: Smugglers ferry Chinese migrants to Florida in yachts

Jan. 16, 2020 3:50 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities have thwarted two separate attempts by smugglers to bring Chinese migrants illegally into the U.S. through Florida aboard yachts. Three men are facing human smuggling charges in federal courts in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The Miami Herald first reported they are accused of...

Patrick Reed reacts to missing his putt on the third playoff hole on the 18th green during final round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Column: Reed digs himself a hole that will be hard to escape

Jan. 7, 2020 3:07 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Patrick Reed needed a 12-foot birdie putt to win at Kapalua and return at least some attention to his bullish brand of golf. It was an untimely miss in so many ways. Not only did it give Justin Thomas a third chance in the playoff, which he won with a sublime sand wedge to 3 feet for...

Official says 80 in Bahamas shelters after Dorian have TB

Dec. 31, 2019 9:09 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — At least 80 people living in government-run storm shelters have tested positive for tuberculosis in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, the health minister of the Bahamas said. The patients are being further screened as medical officials await test results, Health Minister Duane Sands...

Buffalo tops Charlotte 31-9 in Bahamas Bowl

Dec. 20, 2019 7:28 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Buffalo got its first bowl win, and Jaret Patterson put an exclamation point on his record-setting season. Patterson ran for 173 yards and two touchdowns, Kyle Vantrease passed for a touchdown and ran for another and Buffalo got its first bowl win in four tries by beating Charlotte...

Charlotte, Buffalo meet in Nassau, both seeking 1st bowl win

Dec. 19, 2019 11:45 AM EST

Bahamas Bowl: Buffalo (7-5) vs. Charlotte (7-5), at Nassau, Bahamas, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. EST. Line: Buffalo by 6.5. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE Someone is getting the first bowl win in school history. This is Charlotte’s first trip to a postseason game, coming in the school’s...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson (26) carries the ball during an NCAA college football game against Penn State in State College, Pa. Patterson's 31 career rushing touchdowns are just four short of breaking the school record held by former NFLer James Starks. What's equally impressive, is how sophomore running back has combined for 490 yards and 11 touchdowns (one receiving) in his past two games alone. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

Patterson rushes Buffalo's expectations and Bahamas Bowl

Dec. 19, 2019 10:52 AM EST

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Jaret Patterson's eye-popping production might not be the most notable aspect involving Buffalo's sophomore running back. Sure, his 31 career touchdowns rushing are already just four short of breaking the school record held by former NFLer James Starks. It's equally impressive how...

U.S. team player Patrick Reed tees off on the 9th hole during their fourball match at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in the opening rounds of the President's Cup golf tournament in Melbourne, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Patrick Reed hears the hecklers early at the Presidents Cup

Dec. 12, 2019 1:48 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It seemed as if Patrick Reed wanted to hear it from the hecklers sooner than later. Playing in his first match at the Presidents Cup since last week's sand rule violation in the Bahamas, Reed teed off with teammate Webb Simpson at the Presidents Cup on Thursday to a few barbs...

USA captain Tiger Woods hits an approach shot during a practice session ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Patrick Reed still the talk of the Presidents Cup

Dec. 10, 2019 11:39 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As if being the first playing captain in 25 years at the Presidents Cup weren't enough, Tiger Woods filled yet another role Tuesday at Royal Melbourne. This wasn't necessarily by design. Woods had Patrick Reed in his group for the first full practice round for a U.S. team still...

USA's Patrick Reed hits out of a bunker during a practice session ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Column: Reed becoming known for more than 'Captain America'

Dec. 10, 2019 2:59 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This might be the end of that Captain America business. If it wasn't his finger-pointing interview after the Ryder Cup in France, a few swipes of sand in the Bahamas should make it a little more clear. Patrick Reed is not doing or saying the things that should make American golf...