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Rahm shoots 66, makes best start of Race to Dubai contenders

Nov. 21, 2019 8:04 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Jon Rahm made the best start of the five players still in the running for the Race to Dubai title, shooting 6-under 66 to be three strokes off the first-round lead at the season-ending World Tour Championship on Thursday. Mike Lorenzo-Vera led the tournament after a...

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...

Column: Lexi Thompson wants golf, life to be positive

Nov. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — One of the rookies on the LPGA Tour next year was asked which player she admired when she started getting serious about golf. She mentioned Lexi Thompson. “It kind of makes me feel old. I’m 24,” Thompson said when told this, her smile a mixture of disbelief and...

Lowry looks to end best season of career as Europe’s No 1

Nov. 19, 2019 1:25 PM EST

Shane Lowry started 2019 by ending a 3½-year wait for a victory. In the middle of the year came his first major title, at the British Open in Royal Portrush. How about the Irishman finishing the best season of his career by being crowned Europe’s No. 1 golfer for the first time? “I'll be able...

Kupcho’s long and successful year comes to an end

Nov. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The goal for Jennifer Kupcho was to get to the CME Group Tour Championship. Now that she’s here, a big part of her can’t wait for it to end. Even for a 22-year-old fresh out of college, Kupcho has every reason to be worn out. “I’m looking forward to the end...

Golf Glance

Nov. 19, 2019 10:20 AM EST

LPGA TOUR CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Naples, Fla. Course: Tiburon GC. Yardage: 6,556. Par: 72. Television: Thursday-Saturday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel-Tape Delay); Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (NBC Sports). Purse: $5 million. Winner’s share: $1.5 million. Defending champion: Lexi Thompson. Race to CME Globe...