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1:38 AM ET Associated Press KAWAGOE, Japan — Nelly Korda had to work for pars instead of making birdies look routine, and the 23-year-old American did well enough to keep her distance in pursuit of an Olympic golf medal. Korda saved par with a 5-foot putt on the 17th hole and then got up-and-down from
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After steamrolling through the Florida Swing, Bryson DeChambeau has simply not been the same player in the summer months. There was a brief glimpse of greatness on Sunday at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, but a back-nine 44 spoiled his near title-defense. During DeChambeau’s mini dry spell, every headline involving his name has had
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9:57 PM ET Charlotte GibsonESPN Lexi Thompson had a new caddie on her bag for the second round of the women’s golf tournament at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday: Drew Hinesley. Hinesley, who was in Tokyo working with NBC, took over because Thompson’s regular caddie, Jack Fulghum, suffered from heat exhaustion and dehydration during the
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Bryson DeChambeau says he lost 10 pounds and had some “coughing spurts” during his illness with COVID-19, but he now doesn’t see a need to get a coronavirus vaccine. “The thing is, the vaccine doesn’t necessarily prevent it from happening,” DeChambeau told Golfchannel.com after practicing on Wednesday for the WGC-St. Jude Invitational. “That’s where for
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4:13 PM ET MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With recent concern over the Delta variant of the coronavirus and an increase in positive cases around the country, the PGA Tour this week reimplemented an indoor mask policy for all individuals, but stopped short of resuming its COVID-19 testing. Two weeks ago, the Tour stopped the practice of
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2:05 PM ET MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Xander Schauffele had the presence of mind to bring his Olympic gold medal with him to Memphis, just not enough bravado to wear it around his neck as he emerged from a two-day blur to resume life on the PGA Tour after winning the Olympic men’s tournament on Sunday.
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10:11 AM ET GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — The PGA Tour announced significant changes to its 2021-22 schedule, collaborating with the European Tour to co-sanction three events, dropping two World Golf Championship events and relocating the first FedEx Cup playoff event to the backyard of its umbrella sponsor. For the first time outside of the World Golf
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8:32 PM ET Associated Press KAWAGOE, Japan — Coping with high expectations at home and low energy from his COVID-19 recovery, Hideki Matsuyama stayed on pace in his bid to add a gold medal in golf to his Masters green jacket. Matsuyama holed a 5-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole Saturday morning and saved
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11:59 AM ET The Hero World Challenge which benefits Tiger Woods’ foundation will take place as originally scheduled with an expanded field. Woods announced that the annual event in the Bahamas will be increased to 20 players, up from 18. He linked to a news release from his foundation. The tournament is scheduled for Dec
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9:19 PM ET Associated Press FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Annika Sorenstam shot a 3-under 69, racing to finish before dark, to take a three-stroke lead Friday in the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. The 50-year-old Sorenstam, a three-time U.S. Women’s Open champion making her first appearance in the senior event, birdied Nos. 7-9 to get to 8
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Exactly when Megha Ganne realized things had changed after her breakthrough performance at the U.S. Women’s Open in early June isn’t altogether clear. It might have been when strangers kept stopping the 17-year-old high school senior at the San Francisco airport as she returned home, congratulating Ganne on playing her way into Sunday’s final threesome
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5:44 PM ET Associated Press FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Annika Sorenstam ran away with the U.S. Senior Women’s Open on Sunday, closing with a 4-under 68 for an eight-stroke victory. The 50-year-old Sorenstam, a three-time U.S. Women’s Open champion making her first appearance in the senior event, finished at 12-under 276 at Brooklawn Country Club. Playing
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6:04 AM ET Associated Press KAWAGOE, Japan — Xander Schauffele won an Olympic gold medal he badly wanted by overcoming more pressure than he could have imagined Sunday. Right when Schauffele appeared to lose his firm grip on the gold, the 27-year-old American responded with two clutch putts at the end for a 4-under 67
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