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Kelly, Clarke share lead in Mitsubishi Electric Championship

Jan. 22, 2021 11:00 PM EST

LA’UPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Jerry Kelly and Darren Clarke shared the second-round lead Friday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship after first-round leader Retief Goosen stumbled late at Hualalai. Kelly birdied the 18th for a 5-under 67 to match Clarke at 13-under 131 with a round left in the...

Danielle Kang takes lead into weekend in LPGA Tour opener

Jan. 22, 2021 10:40 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Danielle Kang continued to sail along at the LPGA Tour’s season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions on Friday, shooting a 6-under 65 to stretch her lead to two shots. A five-time LPGA Tour winner ranked fifth in the world, Kang had a 13-under 129 total at...

Sungjae Im hits from the sixth tee during the second round of The American Express golf tournament on the Pete Dye Stadium Course at PGA West on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sungjae Im shoots 65, takes lead at The American Express

Jan. 22, 2021 8:07 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Although Sungjae Im hasn't been on the PGA Tour for very long, the 22-year-old South Korean already feels awfully comfortable on the generous desert courses at The American Express. So do plenty of other pros, and that's why the leaderboard is so crowded heading to the weekend. Im...

Retief Goosen shoots 62 to take Mitsubishi Electric lead

Jan. 21, 2021 10:36 PM EST

LA'UPULEHU-KONA, Hawai (AP) — Retief Goosen birdied 10 of the first 14 holes in a 10-under 62 to take the first-round lead Thursday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Darren Clarke was second after a 63, and Scott Parel and Jerry Kelly shot 64. The tournament is the first of the year, but...

Brandon Hagy hits from the 17th tee during the first round of The American Express golf tournament on the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Late entry Brandon Hagy opens with 64 at American Express

Jan. 21, 2021 8:00 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Hagy didn't find out he was in the field at The American Express until three days before it started. The Californian then left no doubt he belonged. Hagy took the first-round lead Thursday with an 8-under 64 on the Nicklaus course, staying one shot ahead of South Korea's...

Kang tops Korda sisters, takes lead in LPGA Tour opener

Jan. 21, 2021 5:08 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Danielle Kang managed to steal some of the spotlight from the Korda sisters on Thursday as the LPGA Tour opened its 71st season with a winners-only field at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Kang opened the year with a bogey-free, 7-under 64 for a one-shot lead over...

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Insider trading sentence of Vegas gambler commuted by Trump

Jan. 21, 2021 12:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas professional gambler, real estate mogul and philanthropist who was convicted in an insider trading case said Wednesday he's grateful his prison sentence was commuted by former President Donald Trump. William “Billy” Walters said in a statement issued through...

Justin Thomas waits to hit from the first tee during the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (Matthew Thayer/The Maui News via AP)

Thomas to go on training program after anti-gay slur

Jan. 20, 2021 1:11 PM EST

Justin Thomas intends to go through an individual training program to “become a better person” after he was picked up uttering a homophobic slur under his breath when he missed a putt at a tournament in Hawaii this month. Clothing brand Ralph Lauren ended its long-time sponsorship with Thomas...

File-This Dec. 19, 2020, file photo shows Tiger Woods watching his tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the PNC Championship golf tournament, in Orlando, Fla. Woods announced Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, he had a fifth back surgery and will miss tournaments in San Diego and Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Woods has 5th back surgery, to miss Torrey Pines and Riviera

Jan. 20, 2021 5:00 AM EST

Tiger Woods has suffered a setback with his back, disclosing Tuesday that he recently had a fifth surgery that will keep him from starting the year until after the West Coast Swing on the PGA Tour. Woods will not play next week in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, which he has won seven times, most...

Padraig Harrington, of Ireland, tees off on the 18th hole during the first round of the PNC Championship golf tournament, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Harrington: Too many Ryder Cup picks can cause problems

Jan. 19, 2021 4:44 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The start of the European Tour season in Abu Dhabi is a resumption of the Ryder Cup points race, and European captain Padraig Harrington made it clear he is looking for players in form for the September matches. Europe changed its points system because the tour was shut down for four months...