Month: April 2021

6:14 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — Hideki Matsuyama received the Prime Minister’s Award in Tokyo on Friday for winning the Masters golf tournament. He was the first Japanese winner at Augusta National, the famous American club. Matsuyama won the low amateur title at the 2011 Masters just weeks after the earthquake, tsunami and the
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7:27 PM ET Associated Press PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Keegan Bradley can’t recall having an easier time than he did Thursday at Innisbrook. He missed only one green. His longest par putt was just over 4 feet. It added to a 7-under 64 and another great start in the Valspar Championship. It’s the second round
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8:04 PM ET Associated Press CARROLLTON, Texas — Savannah Barker and Alexa Saldana won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-ball Championship on Wednesday, surviving a 20-hole match in the semifinals and then pulling away late in the final at Maridoe Golf Club. Barker and Saldana won six of the last eight holes, finishing with a birdie
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12:39 PM ET PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Paul Casey is unsure how all of his peers will handle the situation, but he said he’s happy that the PGA Tour has instituted a policy that will allow him to forgo COVID-19 testing if he is fully vaccinated. The 43-year-old, who is the two-time defending champion of
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Michael Visacki bowed his head and closed his eyes, trying to stop the flood he knew was coming. There had been tears the day before, and those tears—and the moment that caused them—brought him in front of cameras for a press conference at the Valspar Championship Tuesday afternoon. And through eight minutes, Visacki held strong.
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Three players have withdrawn from the Valspar Championship due to positive COVID-19 tests, the PGA Tour announced. Will Gordon and Brice Garnett registered positive tests on Monday, with Sepp Straka pulling out of the tournament for the same reason Tuesday morning. Due to the CDC guidelines, all must now enter self-isolation. Garnett was coming off
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2:17 PM ET Associated Press Sepp Straka has withdrawn from the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook after testing positive for the coronavirus. Straka is the third player to test positive this week. Will Gordon and Brice Garnett withdrew after a positive test on Monday. This is the fourth PGA Tour event since golf resumed in June
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6:22 PM ET Associated Press Will Gordon and Brice Garnett have tested positive for the coronavirus and have withdrawn from the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship this week in Palm Harbor, Florida. That brings the number to 12 players who have tested positive since the start of the year. That total does not include Jim Herman,
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6:53 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, La. — Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel birdied six of their final eight holes Saturday to shoot a 9-under 63 and take a one-shot lead at 19-under 197 into the final round of the Zurich Classic. The South African tandem birdied the par-3 17th with Oosthuizen’s 33-foot putt and
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7:07 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, La. — Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman outlasted Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel to win the Zurich Classic in a playoff that capped a tight and tense final round Sunday. Smith and Leishman won with a par on their second trip up the par-5 18th after Oosthuizen pushed his
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AVONDALE, La. — Dear PGA Tour, Graeme McDowell would like a word. Zurich Classic officials, listen up, too. “I genuinely believe [this] should be a 72-hole foursomes tournament, alternate-shot tournament … because I kind of believe it’s the purest form of the game,” the Northern Irishman said earlier in the week at TPC Louisiana. “There’s
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2:09 PM ET South African youngster Garrick Higgo held off a spirited challenge from German Maximilian Kieffer to win his second European Tour title at the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open on Sunday. Higgo, 21, took the lead in the third round at Meloneras Golf on Saturday when he carded the lowest round of his European
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9:21 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Brooke Henderson rallied to win the HUGEL Air Premia LA Open on Saturday for her 10th LPGA Tour title, chipping in for birdie on the par-3 12th in an early back-nine burst and getting up-and-down for par on the last. Four strokes behind leader Jessica Korda and
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