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Struggling Francesco Molinari changes his caddy

Oct. 18, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A year after winning the British Open and one week after failing to make the cut in his home Italian Open, Francesco Molinari says he is changing his caddy. Pello Iguaran had been on Molinari's bag for four years but Molinari writes on Instagram that Mark Fulcher, Justin Rose's former caddie,...

Fitzpatrick leads as Molinari misses cut at Italian Open

Oct. 11, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Five-time European Tour winner Matthew Fitzpatrick took a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Italian Open on Friday, while local favorite Francesco Molinari missed the cut. Fitzpatrick, an Englishman, moved to 10-under par with seven birdies and one bogey for a round of 65 at Olgiata...

Golf Glance

Oct. 8, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

PGA TOUR HOUSTON OPEN Site: Humble, Texas. Course: Golf Club of Houston. Yardage: 7,441. Par: 72. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Purse: $7 million. Winner's share: $1.26 million. Defending champion: Ian Poulter. FedEx Cup leader: Sebastian Munoz....

Lin wins Asia-Pacific Amateur to earn 2nd trip to Augusta

Sep. 29, 2019 2:23 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Lin Yuxin struggled so much with the par-5 18th hole at Sheshan International that he thought it cost him in the Asia-Pacific Amateur. He played it to perfection in the first sudden-death playoff in the 11-year history of the tournament, and his birdie on the second extra hole gave Lin the...

Comparing streaks of sub-70 rounds for Hovland, Estes

Sep. 17, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

Viktor Hovland tied the PGA Tour record on Sunday at The Greenbrier with his 17th consecutive round in the 60s, closing with a 64 to tie for 10th. He matched the mark set by Bob Estes in the fall of 2001, and it could shed some light on how much golf at the highest level has changed in two decades. Both had every...

Column: Lewis gets to PGA Tour when he least expects it

Sep. 3, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

Tom Lewis of England says it was always his dream to play on the PGA Tour. He just didn't see it happening like this. Lewis was in a Miami coffee shop Tuesday as he tried to figure out his next move. His coach, David Armitage, is at La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach. He had a phone call scheduled with his...

Lewis wins Korn Ferry Tour Championship, earns PGA Tour card

Sep. 2, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — A great week at the British Open, a last-minute decision to play in Indiana, and now Tom Lewis of England has a PGA Tour card. Lewis, who narrowly qualified for the Korn Ferry Tour Finals with his tie for 11th at Royal Portrush, closed with a 7-under 65 for a five-shot victory in the...

Column: Vote for best player will illustrate what matters

Aug. 27, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ballots have been sent to PGA Tour players, who will have the final word on who had the best season. Of lesser interest is who gets voted rookie of the year. In both cases, it could illustrate the differences between how the PGA Tour and its players view what matters. Rory McIlroy was asked...