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Wiesberger taking 2-shot lead into Scottish Open final round

Jul. 13, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger will take a two-shot lead into the last round of the Scottish Open after carding 6-under 65 on Saturday. At 20 under after three rounds, Wiesberger posted the lowest ever 54-hole total at the European Tour event, and the lowest of his career. Eric van Rooyen...

Wiesberger shoots 61 to join Scottish Open leaders

Jul. 12, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger carded a 10-under 61 at the Scottish Open to move into a three-way tie for the lead after the second round on Friday. The lowest round of Wiesberger's career on the European Tour lifted him alongside England's Lee Slattery and South Africa's Erik van Rooyen,...

Kuchar shares lead on low-scoring day at Scottish Open

Jul. 11, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Matt Kuchar shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday to share the lead with three players in a low-scoring opening round at the Scottish Open. Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas, the highest-ranked players in the field, opened with 67s — a score only slightly better than the field...

Redemption for South African in his return to Royal Portrush

Jul. 2, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

Christiaan Bezuidenhout returns to Royal Portrush with a large measure of redemption. Bezuidenhout, a 25-year-old South African, captured his first European Tour event last week in the Andalucía Masters at Valderrama when he outplayed Jon Rahm in the final round and turned a five-shot lead into a six-shot...

LPGA leaving ANA Inspiration against Augusta Women's Amateur

Jun. 25, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The LPGA Tour will have a new tournament in Florida at the start of next year, and likely another one in the late spring. The Asian swing of limited-field events at the start of the year is adding a tournament with a full field and a cut. And perhaps the most important piece of the...

PGA Tour signs umbrella sponsor deal for developmental tour

Jun. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour has signed a 10-year umbrella sponsorship deal for its developmental tour that provides the best path to the big leagues. Los Angeles-based Korn Ferry takes over immediately from Web.com. The Korn Ferry Tour is the seventh name of the tour since it began in 1990...

Oh, Snap! Reed flubs chip and his wedge pays the price

Jun. 14, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Reed flubbed the chip. That lob wedge paid the price. The 2018 Masters champion snapped the wedge over his thigh after leaving the ball in the rough on a delicate chip from right of the 18th green at the U.S. Open on Friday. After taking it out on the wedge, he tossed...

A beautiful course, a beast of a US Open at Pebble Beach

Jun. 12, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth began the final day of U.S. Open preparation with a walk along the beach. No other U.S. Open has such a calming effect, especially the seven-hole stretch along the Pacific coast with sweeping views of sea lions basking on the rocks below the sixth...

Amateur Hovland hopes for more memories on return to Pebble

Jun. 11, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The last man to win a U.S. title at Pebble Beach? Not Tiger Woods. That was 2000. Not Graeme McDowell. That was 2010. It would be Viktor Hovland of Norway. He won the U.S. Amateur championship last August and has seen so many doors open for him because of that win, he can't...

Pebble skippers: A few contenders skip annual pilgrimage

Jun. 10, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — It was a chance to check out the nuances and seek out the subtleties of one of America's true cathedrals of golf while potentially setting themselves up for success at the U.S. Open a few months down the road. As is their custom, Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas both passed. Two...