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A protester holds up matches after setting a government car on fire during a protest demanding justice for a student who was gunned down by police the previous week at the university where students were protesting on campus for government teaching jobs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

UN envoy: Haiti trying to avert 'precipice of instability'

Oct. 6, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Haiti warned Monday that Latin America’s poorest country has seen increasing violence in recent months, with gangs challenging the authority of the state and political divisions blocking movement toward legislative elections. Helen La Lime painted a grim...

FILE - In this Saturday Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Tyler McCumber hits his tee shot on the second hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the third round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament, in San Diego. McCumber is making the most of what amounts to a second chance on the PGA Tour. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Column: Shortened season creating extra year of opportunity

Sep. 29, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

Three weeks into the new PGA Tour season, Tyler McCumber might be the first example of how the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months can provide second chances. McCumber had the best Sunday of his young PGA Tour career at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. He was bogey-free in the final round...

FILE- In this June 15, 2018, file photo, Will Zalatoris plays his shot from the 14th tee during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Southampton, N.Y. Zalatoris will have a PGA Tour card, the goal he set for himself at the start of the year. Still to be determined is when that happens. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Zalatoris getting a PGA Tour card a question of when and how

Sep. 29, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

Will Zalatoris will have a PGA Tour card, the goal he set for himself at the start of the year. Still to be determined is when that happens. Equally fascinating is how. Zalatoris had a pair of top-10 finishes to start the Korn Ferry Tour season when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf for three months. Because...

PGA Tour in Mississippi, Europe starts Rolex Series swing

Sep. 29, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

PGA TOUR SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Jackson, Mississippi. Course: Country Club of Jackson. Yardage: 7,461. Par: 72. Purse: $6.6 million. Winner's share: $1.18 million. Television: Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Sebastian Munoz. FedEx Cup leader: Bryson DeChambeau. Last week:...

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...