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11:21 AM ET Associated Press VIRGINIA WATER, England — Rory McIlroy made six bogeys and a double bogey in his last 11 holes to shoot 4-over 76 at the BMW PGA Championship, leaving the world No. 2 already 11 strokes off the first-round lead held by Matt Wallace on Thursday. McIlroy’s round fell apart after
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Thorbjorn Olesen won’t be playing on the European Tour anytime soon. In late August, Olesen plead not guilty to sexual assault, being drunk on an aircraft, and common assault at Uxbridge Magistrates Court outside London. The Ryder Cupper, who has been granted unconditional bail, appeared again in court on Wednesday’the day before the European Tour’s
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11:25 PM ET Associated Press Tiger Woods is playing another skins game with two big differences. This one is in Japan and will be broadcast live around the world by Discovery-owned GOLFTV. The exhibition is called “The Challenge: Japan Skins,” and it will be played Oct. 21 leading into the PGA Tour’s first official event
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Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama are set to square off in a globally-televised skins game, the first in a series of annual competitions staged by GOLFTV. “The Challenge: Japan Skins” will take place Oct. 21 ahead of the PGA Tour’s Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino C.C. in Chiba, Japan. The
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12:19 PM ET Associated Press VIRGINIA WATER, England — European captain Padraig Harrington has selected Robert Karlsson as his first vice captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. Karlsson performed the same role under Thomas Bjorn when the European team regained the trophy at Le Golf National in Paris last year.
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Editor’s Note: Three weeks after an Irishman won the first Open Championship played on the island in almost seven decades, Shane Lowry sat down with Golf Digest having had time to savor the enormity of his accomplishment. Lowry, 32, was interviewed by Contributing Editor John Huggan before the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship at Medinah, and
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Akshay Bhatia, the 17-year-old prodigy from Wake Forest, N.C., is making his professional debut at this week’s Sanderson Farms Championship. Bhatia’s amateur degree is not in doubt, becoming the first golfer still in high school to compete for the United States in Walker Cup history just two weeks ago. However, while Bhatia submitted promising starts
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10:12 AM ET Tiger Woods‘ girlfriend is no longer named in a wrongful death lawsuit against a South Florida restaurant that bears the golfer’s name. According to court records from state court in Palm Beach County, Florida, Erica Herman, Woods’ girlfriend and general manager of The Woods Jupiter, was voluntarily removed as a defendant in
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5:20 PM ET Associated Press GRAND BLANC, Mich. — Jerry Kelly played bogey-free Sunday at Warwick Hills and closed with a 4-under 68 for a two-shot victory in the Ally Challenge, his second victory this year on the PGA Tour Champions. Kelly also won two months ago in his native Wisconsin at the American Insurance
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Joaquin Niemann joined elite company last week with his six-stroke win at The Greenbrier, becoming just the third non-American to win on the PGA Tour before turning 21. He also becomes yet another young star to earn a victory in the past couple of months, joining the likes of Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa, who
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