Golf

12:39 AM ET MELBOURNE, Australia — The rules violation that cost him two strokes and, perhaps, part of his reputation has followed Patrick Reed from the Bahamas to Australia. The seven-time PGA Tour winner who was deemed to have improved his lie in a sandy waste area last week at the Hero World Challenge heard
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5:42 PM ET MELBOURNE, Australia — Nobody has finished second to Tiger Woods more than Ernie Els, a testament to the South African’s stature in the game over the years as well as the frustration he faced in trying to beat the game’s top player. Els now has a different task in trying to bring
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5:42 PM ET MELBOURNE, Australia — Nobody has finished second to Tiger Woods more than Ernie Els, a testament to the South African’s stature in the game over the years as well as the frustration he faced in trying to beat the game’s top player. Els now has a different task in trying to bring
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11:28 AM ET Danish teenager Rasmus Hojgaard gave a nerveless display in a tense sudden-death playoff Sunday to win the Mauritius Open in a three-man shootout. Hojgaard, 18, made eagle on the third playoff hole — after Italy’s Renato Paratore had been eliminated at the first — to edge France’s Antoine Rozner, and in so
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10:18 AM ET Patrick Reed could be in for a long week in Australia in the aftermath of a rules-breaking controversy that occurred Friday at the Hero World Challenge. Reed was due to arrive Monday morning in Melbourne with the rest of his U.S. teammates for the Presidents Cup. And a couple of members of
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6:48 PM ET Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Retief Goosen and 16-year-old son Leo shot a 14-under 58 on Saturday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Father Son Challenge scramble event for majors champions. Bernard and Jason Langer and David and Brady Duval opened with 60s in the 36-hole competition
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1:49 AM ET Associated Press SYDNEY — Matt Jones coped best with difficult afternoon conditions Saturday at the Australian Open for a 3-under 68 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round. Jones, who led by one stroke after the second round, had a three-round total of 13-under 200 at The Australian Golf Club.
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8:51 AM ET Rookie Calum Hill fired a superb 8-under 64 to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Mauritius Open at the Heritage Golf Club on Friday. Hill moved to 12-under for the tournament after he carded the best round of the day that included nine birdies and a bogey. The
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3:28 AM ET Associated Press SYDNEY — World No. 1-ranked amateur Takumi Kanaya birdied his final two holes Thursday at the Australian Open for a 6-under 65 and a tie for the first-round lead with fellow Asian amateur Chun An Yu of Taiwan. Playing the back nine at The Australian Golf Course to open his
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8:54 PM ET Associated Press SYDNEY — Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els and other players at this week’s Australian Open could have another course hazard to contend with: smoke from nearby bushfires. A temperature inversion that formed over Sydney on Monday night trapped smoke in the region on Tuesday and caused considerable haze during
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3:56 PM ET NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods twice turned down offers to play in the controversial Saudi International tournament on the European Tour, but he defended Phil Mickelson‘s decision to play the event early next year. Woods, who begins play in the Hero World Challenge on Wednesday at Albany Golf Club, was offered in
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