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2020 LPGA Schedule

Nov. 22, 2019 10:16 AM EST

Jan. 16-19 — Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Jan. 23-26 — Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, Boca Rio GC, Boca Raton, Fla. Feb. 6-9 — ISPS Handa Vic Open, 13th Beach GL, Barwon Heads, Australia. Feb. 13-16 — ISPS...

Fleetwood, Rahm chase Lorenzo-Vera in Dubai; McIlroy fades

Nov. 22, 2019 9:33 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Struggling for energy as he battles a lung infection, Mike Lorenzo-Vera still managed a vigorous fist-pump after chipping in from the fringe of the 13th green to establish a seven-shot lead at the World Tour Championship. An hour later, the French golfer was finishing his...

Webb Simpson shoots 7-under 65 to lead RSM Classic

Nov. 21, 2019 6:00 PM EST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Webb Simpson birdied seven of his last 10 holes at the Plantation Course on Thursday for a 7-under 65 and the first-round lead in the RSM Classic, the final PGA Tour event of the year. The top-ranked player in the field at No. 12, Simpson is coming off a six-week break since...

Kim builds 2-shot lead in LPGA Tour Championship

Nov. 21, 2019 5:31 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Sei Young Kim set a goal of winning three times this year on the LPGA Tour, and she’s down to her last chance. Reaching the goal would pay off big at the CME Group Tour Championship. Kim scrambled to keep bogeys off her card Thursday along the back nine at Tiburon Golf Club, and...

McIlroy’s ‘perfect’ shot upstages Race to Dubai title battle

Nov. 21, 2019 12:21 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Out of the running for the Race to Dubai title, Rory McIlroy still forced his way onto center stage at the season-ending World Tour Championship on Thursday by producing one of his greatest shots of the year. McIlroy flushed a 3-wood from 291 yards with his second shot at...

LPGA finale a sprint toward a $1.5 million prize

Nov. 20, 2019 4:22 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Jin Young Ko won twice as many tournaments as anyone else on the LPGA Tour this year. Her four victories included two majors. Her dominance was so thorough that she wrapped up the points-based award as player of the year with three tournaments remaining. And with $1.5 million available...

Whan signs contract extension as LPGA commissioner

Nov. 20, 2019 1:01 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Mike Whan pulled the LPGA Tour out of a deep hole when he took over as a commissioner nine years ago, and he’s not finished yet. Whan has signed what the LPGA described only as a long-term contract extension that keeps him in charge as women’s golf tries to expand its...

Koepka withdraws from Presidents Cup, replaced by Fowler

Nov. 20, 2019 12:22 PM EST

Brooks Koepka’s knee injury is bad enough that he withdrew from the Presidents Cup three weeks before it begins. Koepka, the No. 1 player in the world who led all qualifiers for the American team, said Wednesday the injury he suffered Oct. 18 at the CJ Cup in South Korea is not recovering well enough for...

Correction: China Open-Young Ye story

Nov. 20, 2019 4:50 AM EST

TIANJIN, China (AP) — In a story May 2, 2013, about 12-year-old amateur golfer Ye Wocheng creating history by becoming the youngest player ever to compete in a European Tour event, The Associated Press reported incorrectly that his coach, David Watson, was a former amateur coach of Lee Westwood and Justin...

Hong Kong Open golf tournament postponed amid social unrest

Nov. 20, 2019 4:49 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong Open golf tournament has been postponed because of violent unrest in the city. The tournament was scheduled to be held at Hong Kong Golf Club from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1. A statement posted on the Hong Kong Open’s website said the European Tour made the decision to postpone...