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The LPGA Tour is adding two tournaments in California next year as part of a 34-tournament schedule that offers a record $68.75 million in prize money. Coming off a year in which 17 players earned at least $1 million, the LPGA Tour put together a 2018 schedule that it hopes to build momentum. While it
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India’s Shubhankhar Sharma is glad he changed his mind and played in the Joburg Open, after overcoming a lengthy weather delay and a Monday finish to win the by three strokes at Randpark Golf Club. Shubankar Sharma of India and his caddie celebrate their Joburg Open triumph. Luke Walker/Getty Images Sharma closed with a round of
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Score a victory for common sense. It was announced Monday that beginning in 2018, golf’s major professional tours will no longer allow viewer call-ins to dictate potential rules violations captured on television broadcasts. This is a triumph for the purists, for fans of the game who never believed the intricacies of the rule book should
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — American Angel Yin won the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic in a playoff Sunday, beating South Korea’s In-Kyung Kim with a birdie on the second extra hole. The 19-year-old Yin won with a tap-in birdie on the drivable 17th hole. The victory in the Ladies European Tour season finale is her
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NAPLES, Fla. — Steve Stricker provided the pep talk and Sean O’Hair delivered the shot to secure victory Sunday in the QBE Shootout. Stricker and O’Hair closed with an 8-under 64 for a two-shot victory over Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry, effectively clinching it when O’Hair made an eagle on the par-5 17th hole at
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NAPLES, Fla. — Steve Stricker and Sean O’Hair shot a 15-under 57 in scramble play Friday to take the first-round lead in the QBE Shootout. The 50-year-old Stricker, the winning U.S. Presidents Cup captain in October, chipped in for birdie on the par-4 18th. They also eagled the par-5 17th in gusty conditions at Tiburon
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NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods had informally met Tommy Fleetwood on a few occasions, but it wasn’t until Tuesday of this past week’s Hero World Challenge that they actually engaged in conversation. Like just about every professional golfer in his demographic, the 26-year-old Fleetwood grew up watching Woods dominate tournaments and had always dreamed of
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Melbourne will host golf’s World Cup for the third-straight time, with the nation-based tournament to be held at the Metropolitan Golf Club in November 2018. The four-day event will remain in the sandbelt after Royal Melbourne hosted in 2013 and Kingston Heath last year. It continues a golfing resurgence for Melbourne, which had been starved
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Adam Scott has no doubt he can claw back up the world golf rankings in 2018 after bouncing back from a similarly poor season only two years ago. His missed cut at last week’s Australian PGA Championship, in his own backyard of the Gold Coast, signed off a winless year interrupted by the birth of
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