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Discovery Unveils GOLFTV; Streaming Service Will Roll Out Internationally In January 2019
Discovery Unveils GOLFTV; Streaming Service Will Roll Out Internationally In January 2019

Discovery has unveiled details of its online golf streaming service after striking a $2B deal with the PGA Tour. The U.S. cable giant is to launch GOLFTV outside of the U.S. from January 1 2019. The service will offer gold fans access to more than 140 golf tournaments a year including around 40 high-profile PGA Tour events as well as a raft of other golf content.

Golf
Golf 'phenom' Ko keen to move on from teenage wonder years

Lydia Ko made global sporting headlines in 2012 when as a bespectacled 15-year-old amateur she triumphed at the Canadian Women's Open, becoming the youngest winner of an LPGA Tour event. Now 21 and with the glasses long-since ditched in favour of contact lenses, Ko has dyed her hair blond and by her own admission lost weight over the past year. "If I keep comparing myself to when I was player of the year or I was doing this, that or other things, it makes it so much harder," the good-natured Ko told AFP in Shanghai.

Austin wins playoff opener after closing 69
Austin wins playoff opener after closing 69

Woody Austin knew Bernhard Langer was lurking throughout the final nine holes, and he did just enough to hold him off. Austin shot a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory Sunday in the PGA Tour Champions' playoff-opening Dominion Energy Charity Classic. Langer, the defending tournament champion and series points leader, made the turn one shot off the lead, but eight straight pars kept him from ever gaining a share of the lead.

Austin wins playoff opener after closing 69
Austin wins playoff opener after closing 69

Woody Austin knew Bernhard Langer was lurking throughout the final nine holes, and he did just enough to hold him off. Austin shot a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory Sunday in the PGA Tour Champions' playoff-opening Dominion Energy Charity Classic. Langer, the defending tournament champion and series points leader, made the turn one shot off the lead, but eight straight pars kept him from ever gaining a share of the lead.

Woody Austin wins Dominion Energy Charity Classic, spoils Jay Haas
Woody Austin wins Dominion Energy Charity Classic, spoils Jay Haas' bid to become oldest senior winner

Woody Austin won the Dominion Energy Charity Classic on Sunday, the opener of the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs. The most intriguing story unfolding in the final round of the Dominion Energy Charity Classic on Sunday went sideways on the back nine, allowing Woody Austin to step up and claim a victory in the opening tournament of the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs. Jay Haas, at 64 bidding to become the oldest winner in the history of the PGA Tour Champions, was leading when he arrived at the par-3 14th hole at the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond.

European Tour
European Tour's regular-season finale extends into Monday in Spain, with futures of several veteran players unclear

Five days but only three rounds, that is going to be the story of the Andelucia Valderrama Masters. Previously reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather early, the tournament backed by the Sergio Garcia Foundation-and led by the eponymous host-was further delayed by thunder and lightning storms during what should have been the fourth and final day. Through seven holes of his third round, Garcia is 10 under par and holds a three-shot edge over former World No. 1 Lee Westwood, with Shane Lowry and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano one stroke further back.

Brooks Koepka has golf
Brooks Koepka has golf's top ranking with win in South Korea

Brooks Koepka is golf's new No. 1 after winning the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Sunday by four strokes. Koepka, who displaced Dustin Johnson for the world's top ranking, shot a final-round 8-under 64 for a 21-under total of 267. Koepka, who had never held the top ranking, led by four strokes after three rounds.

Kang finishes strong to win LPGA Shanghai by 2 strokes

Danielle Kang shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the LPGA Shanghai by two strokes for her second career title. Kang, who started the final round one stroke off the lead, offset a lone bogey on the par-5 fourth hole with four birdies after the turn to finish at 13-under 275 and hold off a late charge by Lydia Ko, who had the day's lowest score of 66. "I hope I win more," Kang said.

Golf: Koepka to become new world No. 1 after CJ Cup win
Golf: Koepka to become new world No. 1 after CJ Cup win

Brooks Koepka will become world number one for the first time on Monday after the American fended off a game Gary Woodland to earn a four-stroke victory at the PGA Tour's CJ Cup in South Korea. Koepka posted a final round of 64 at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday, finishing with a flourish by eagling the last hole for a combined 21-under 267 at the $9.5 million tournament. The 28-year-old, who won two of this year's four majors and was named the U.S. tour's Player of the Year, will move up from third spot to replace Dustin Johnson as number one when the latest rankings are released.

Golf: American Kang overcomes nerves to claim LPGA Shanghai title
Golf: American Kang overcomes nerves to claim LPGA Shanghai title

Kang, who started the final day one shot off the lead, failed to make any gains on the front nine and dropped a shot at the par-five fourth hole. Ko, who mixed seven birdies with a lone bogey, finished tied for second at 11-under in a group of seven players which included American Brittany Altomare, Thai Ariya Jutanugarn and overnight co-leader Kim Sei-young of South Korea. Kang, ranked 29 in the world, added the Shanghai title to the Women's PGA Championship crown she lifted last year.

Golf: American Kang overcomes nerves to claim LPGA Shanghai title
Golf: American Kang overcomes nerves to claim LPGA Shanghai title

Kang, who started the final day one shot off the lead, failed to make any gains on the front nine and dropped a shot at the par-five fourth hole. Ko, who mixed seven birdies with a lone bogey, finished tied for second at 11-under in a group of seven players which included American Brittany Altomare, Thai Ariya Jutanugarn and overnight co-leader Kim Sei-young of South Korea. Kang, ranked 29 in the world, added the Shanghai title to the Women's PGA Championship crown she lifted last year.

Brooks Koepka has golf
Brooks Koepka has golf's top ranking with win in South Korea

Brooks Koepka is golf's new No. 1 after winning the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Sunday by four strokes. Koepka, who displaced Dustin Johnson for the world's top ranking, shot a final-round 8-under 64 for a 21-under total of 267. Koepka, who had never held the top ranking, led by four strokes after three rounds.

Golf: Koepka to become new world No. 1 after CJ Cup win
Golf: Koepka to become new world No. 1 after CJ Cup win

Brooks Koepka will become world number one for the first time on Monday after the American fended off a game Gary Woodland to earn a four-stroke victory at the PGA Tour's CJ Cup in South Korea. The 28-year-old, who won two of last season's four majors and was named the U.S. tour's Player

Andrade wins WBO middleweight title with unanimous decision
Andrade wins WBO middleweight title with unanimous decision

Demetrius Andrade won the vacant World Boxing Organization middleweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Walter Kautondokwa of Namibia on Saturday night. Andrade (26-0, 16 knockouts) dropped Kautondokwa four times in the first four rounds, once in the first and third, and twice in the fourth

Andrade beats Kautondokwa for WBO middleweight title
Andrade beats Kautondokwa for WBO middleweight title

Demetrius Andrade won the vacant World Boxing Organization middleweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Walter Kautondokwa of Namibia on Saturday. Kautondokwa was a replacement for Billy Joe Saunders. Saunders tested positive for a stimulant in a drug test administered by the Voluntary

Koepka wins CJ Cup, ascends to world No. 1

Brooks Koepka eagled the 72nd hole Sunday to cap off a final-round 64, win the CJ Cup and supplant Dustin Johnson as the new No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Here's how Koepka took over the golf world Sunday in South Korea. What it means: This is Koepka's fifth career PGA Tour victory but only his second in a non-major, following his maiden win back at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Watch: Koepka nearly aces par-3 13th Sunday

Just when it looked like he was facing a legitimate challenge Sunday, Brooks Koepka responded with a near-ace. Up four to start the final round, Koepka saw his lead disappear as Gary Woodland raced up the leaderboard to tie him at 13 under and then 14

Tournament host Sergio Garcia leads at Valderrama

Sergio Garcia shot a 7-under 64 on Saturday to take a four-shot lead in the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, the rain-shortened event hosted by the Spanish star's foundation. The tournament winner last year and in 2011, Garcia had a 10-under 132 total at Valderrama Golf Club. "Every time you win is special, and every time you have a chance of winning is special," Garcia said.

Sergio leads by 4 entering final round at Valderrama

Sergio Garcia closed with three straight birdies to shoot a 7-under 64 on Saturday, taking a four-shot lead into the third and final round of the Andalusia Valderrama Masters. With his bogey-free round, Garcia moved to 10 under, four shots clear of Englishman Ashley Chesters, who shot a 1-under 70. "Hopefully we'll be able to play well tomorrow and get another win at Valderrama," Garcia said.

Flawless Garcia closes on Valderrama treble
Flawless Garcia closes on Valderrama treble

Home favourite Sergio Garcia fired a magnificent seven-under-par 64 to seize a four-shot lead heading into the third and final round of the weather-hit Valderrama Masters on Saturday. "The only thing I could do was keep working hard, keep trying to improve and that's what we've been doing and hopefully we'll be able to play well again tomorrow (Sunday) and see if we can get another win here at Valderrama," Garcia told europeantour.com. The world number 31 is bidding for a 15th European Tour title and a seventh in his home country, having also won at Valderrama the last two times the event was played in 2011 and 2017.

Garcia dazzles to hit the front at shortened Valderrama Masters
Garcia dazzles to hit the front at shortened Valderrama Masters

Sergio Garcia carded a sublime, seven-under-par 64 to move within touching distance of a third Andalucia Valderrama Masters title. Adverse weather has played havoc with the schedule, preventing Garcia from playing at all on Friday and causing tournament director Jose Maria Zamora to announce the tournament would be shortened to 54 holes before the defending champion began his second round. Garcia was two under for the day by the turn and made further gains at the 11th and 14th holes before finishing his round with a run of three straight birdies.

Koepka keeps alive chance for top spot, leads by 4 in SKorea
Koepka keeps alive chance for top spot, leads by 4 in SKorea

Brooks Koepka has improved his chances of taking over as No. 1 golfer in the world, shooting a bogey-free 5-under 67 Saturday for a four-stroke lead after three rounds of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. Ian Poulter, who shot 68 Saturday, was tied for second place with second-round leader Scott Piercy, who had a 72. The 28-year-old Koepka, who trailed by one stroke after two rounds, will move to the top of the world rankings if he wins the tournament and former No. 1 Justin Thomas, the defending champion here, does not finish any better than second.

Koepka keeps alive chance for top spot, leads by 4 in SKorea
Koepka keeps alive chance for top spot, leads by 4 in SKorea

Brooks Koepka has improved his chances of taking over as No. 1 golfer in the world, shooting a bogey-free 5-under 67 Saturday for a four-stroke lead after three rounds of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. Ian Poulter, who shot 68 Saturday, was tied for second place with second-round leader Scott Piercy, who had a 72. The 28-year-old Koepka, who trailed by one stroke after two rounds, will move to the top of the world rankings if he wins the tournament and former No. 1 Justin Thomas, the defending champion here, does not finish any better than second.

Ciganda, S.Y. Kim share lead in Shanghai

Carlota Ciganda of Spain shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to share the lead with Sei Young Kim after the third round of the LPGA Shanghai. Ciganda is attempting to win her third LPGA title and first since the 2016 season, when she won two tournaments in a one-month span. Kim is chasing her eighth career LPGA win and second title of the 2018 season.

Koepka's pursuers have no illusions about catching him

Ahead by four, wielding his driver like Thor's hammer, Brooks Koepka is 18 holes from his third victory in five months and his first ascent to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking. No one is handing him the trophy and updating the OWGR website just yet. But it will likely take some combination of a meltdown and low round from someone in the chase pack to prevent a Koepka coronation Sunday in South Korea. Thirteen under for the week, the three-time major champion will start the final round four shots ahead of his playing partners, Ian Poulter and Scott Piercy, and five ahead of six more players at minus-8.

Koepka has his chance
Koepka has his chance 'to earn' his way to No. 1

Brooks Koepka has a four-shot lead entering the final round of The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges in South Korea, and a victory would vault him to the top of the world rankings.

Golf: Koepka leads in Korea, closes in on No.1 ranking
Golf: Koepka leads in Korea, closes in on No.1 ranking

Brooks Koepka moved into position to claim his first win on his first start of the new PGA Tour season after the American shot a five-under-par 67 in the third round of the $9.5 million CJ Cup in South Korea on Saturday to open up a four-stroke lead. Koepka, who won two of last season's four majors and was named the U.S. tour's player of the year, is on 13-under 203 for the tournament, with compatriot Scott Piercy (72) and England's Ian Poulter (68) tied for second on nine-under. Victory for Koepka on Sunday would see him replace Dustin Johnson as world number one for the first time.

Brooks Koepka takes commanding lead at THE CJ CUP
Brooks Koepka takes commanding lead at THE CJ CUP

In the third round of the THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES 2018, Brooks Koepka carded five birdies on his way to shooting a 5-under 67, placing him at 13-under for the tournament, with a four-stroke lead heading into the final round.

Watch: Koepka flies ball 330 yards, drives green

It's a good thing par doesn't actually matter in tournament play, because if it did, the PGA Tour would have to consider 350-yard par-3s, and even those might not stop Brooks Koepka. Already ahead by two during Saturday's third round at the CJ Cup in

Dunlap, Quinn share lead in Champions playoff opener
Dunlap, Quinn share lead in Champions playoff opener

Scott Dunlap and Fran Quinn shot 5-under 67 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions' playoff-opening Dominion Energy Charity Classic. Fighting a left wrist injury that will require surgery, Dunlap matched Quinn with a closing birdie on the par-5 18th on The Country Club of Virginia's James River Course. ''Maybe excruciating pain is the key to playing good golf because I'm not getting nervous on a shot, you're just trying to get through it,'' Dunlap said.

Dunlap, in 'excruciating pain,' shares early Dominion lead

Scott Dunlap and Fran Quinn shot 5-under 67 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions' playoff-opening Dominion Energy Charity Classic. Fighting a left wrist injury that will require surgery, Dunlap matched Quinn with a closing birdie on the par-5 18th on The Country Club of Virginia's James River Course. ''Maybe excruciating pain is the key to playing good golf because I'm not getting nervous on a shot, you're just trying to get through it,'' Dunlap said.

Japan
Japan's Murata defends middleweight crown against Brant

Japan's Ryota Murata puts his claim to boxing's world middleweight throne at risk Saturday when he faces American Rob Brant at Las Vegas. The 32-year-old from Tokyo defends the World Boxing Association "regular" middleweight crown for the second time, having stopped France's Hassan

Too many people missing out on health benefits of golf, some experts say

While an estimated 60 million people play golf at least twice a year, golfers are primarily middle aged and older, affluent, male, white, and living in North America, Europe and Australia, experts note in the 2018 International Consensus Statement on Golf and Health published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. "Golf can provide aerobic physical activity to persons of all ages, and strength and balance benefits to older adults," said Dr. Andrew Murray of the University of Edinburgh in the UK. "Regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health, decreasing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes, as well as dementia, depression and anxiety,"...

Chesters still leads Andalucia Valderrama Masters after more weather disruptions
Chesters still leads Andalucia Valderrama Masters after more weather disruptions

The Andalucia Valderrama Masters was hit by further adverse weather disruptions, with leader Ashley Chesters unable to begin his second round on Friday. After 60 players had to complete their first 18 holes on Friday morning, a fourth weather delay of the week curtailed the second day of play with half of the field, including the likes of Chesters, reigning champion Sergio Garcia and Gregory Bourdy, all still yet to get their second rounds started. After shooting a five-under-par 66 on Thursday, Chesters remains the leader by one shot, though Marc Warren made a strong start to his second 18 and joined Bourdy at four under.

Warren boosts chances of keeping card at Andalucia Masters
Warren boosts chances of keeping card at Andalucia Masters

Marc Warren helped his chances of retaining his European Tour card by moving into equal-second place behind Englishman Ashley Chesters at the rain-hit Andalucia Valderrama Masters on Friday. Bad weather interrupted play for a second straight day at the Real Club Valderrama in southern Spain before darkness caused the second round to be suspended until Saturday, with overnight Chesters still ahead at 5-under.

3 Ways Tour Players Program Good Results
3 Ways Tour Players Program Good Results

Over the years, I've been fortunate to work with some of the game's best players. They're all physically gifted, so it's often something else-a mental or emotional strength-that sets them apart. Here are a few of those qualities. 1

Caddies welcome end of lawsuit, but the victory belongs to Jay Monahan and the PGA Tour
Caddies welcome end of lawsuit, but the victory belongs to Jay Monahan and the PGA Tour

On Thursday, the Association of Professional Tour Caddies announced the class-action lawsuit that caddies originally against the PGA Tour in 2015 has ended. In addition, healthcare plans were also part of the suit. On the caddie-run website Caddie Network, Scott Sajtinac, president of the APTC (the association was not part of the original filing) claimed the caddies have dropped the suit after the tour recently agreed to increase the yearly healthcare stipend from $2,000 to $25,000 per eligible caddie.

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño just made the up-and-down of the year - through a tree
Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño just made the up-and-down of the year - through a tree

There are no easy pitches when you're faced with 30 yards from the rough and only have about 15 feet of green to the hole. But throw a tree in between you and the pin and the situation becomes virtually impossible to navigate. Unless there's

Kim leads LPGA Shanghai by 1 stroke after 2 rounds
Kim leads LPGA Shanghai by 1 stroke after 2 rounds

Sei Young Kim led the LPGA Shanghai by one stroke at the halfway point after shooting a 5-under-par 67 in the second round on Friday. Kim made six birdies, including four straight from the sixth hole, to move to a 10-under 134 total. Danielle Kang (68) and overnight leader Ariya Jutanugarn (69) were one shot back.

Kim leads LPGA Shanghai by 1 stroke after 2 rounds

Sei Young Kim led the LPGA Shanghai by one stroke at the halfway point after shooting a 5-under-par 67 in the second round on Friday. Kim made six birdies, including four straight from the sixth hole, to move to a 10-under 134 total. Danielle Kang (68) and overnight leader Ariya Jutanugarn (69) were one shot back.

S.Y. Kim leads Kang, A. Jutanugarn in Shanghai

SHANGHAI  -- Sei Young Kim led the LPGA Shanghai by one stroke at the halfway point after shooting a 5-under-par 67 in the second round on Friday. Kim made six birdies, including four straight from the sixth hole, to move to a 10-under 134 total. Danielle Kang (68) and overnight leader Ariya Jutanugarn (69) were one shot back.

Golf star Aditi paves way for Indian women
Golf star Aditi paves way for Indian women

Aditi Ashok is the only Indian player on the prestigious US-based LPGA Tour and the biggest name in Indian women's golf. Just 20 years old, insiders say that Aditi has the talent to inspire a generation of women golfers in India, much like former world number one Feng Shanshan in China. Aditi is used to expectations -- she represented India at the Rio 2016 Olympics when she was only 18.

Piercy shoots 65 to lead by 1 at CJ Cup at Nine Bridges
Piercy shoots 65 to lead by 1 at CJ Cup at Nine Bridges

Brooks Koepka, recently named the PGA Tour player of the year, gave himself the perfect opportunity to become the No. 1 player in the world when he shot a 7-under par 65 to move to within one shot of the lead in the CJ Cup on Friday. At the Nine Bridges course, the three-time major champion made an eagle on his closing hole to finish on 8-under par 136 after two rounds, just one stroke behind Scott Piercy, who was bogey-free in matching Koepka's 65. Overnight leader Chez Reavie added a 70 to his opening-round 68 to sit in third place at 138, three behind Piercy.

Scott Piercy shoots a clean 65 to lead at THE CJ CUP
Scott Piercy shoots a clean 65 to lead at THE CJ CUP

In the second round of the THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES 2018, Scott Piercy turned in a clean scorecard with seven birdies for a 7-under 65, putting him a 9-under for the tournament and one stroke clear of the field heading into the third round.

Koepka primed for CJ Cup win and world No. 1

Brooks Koepka wants a 2-for-1 at the CJ Cup. If he can collect his second non-major PGA Tour victory he can become world No. 1 for the first time in his career. At 8 under par, he is one back of 36-hole leader Scott Piercy (65).

Watch: Dufner makes six (!) fist pumps after birdie

Jason Dufner makes Ben Stein seem like Jonathan Winters. Dufner often looks mighty miserable for someone who plays golf for a living. But not on Friday at the CJ Cup! Dufner made a 20-footer for birdie at the 16th hole and "celebrated" with one-two-three

Pacquiao plans to fight Broner in U.S. return
Pacquiao plans to fight Broner in U.S. return

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is ready to get back in the ring in the United States for the first time since 2016 -- against American Adrien Broner. Pacquiao announced Thursday in a news conference in Manila that he wants to defend his secondary welterweight world title in January. The fight

Dominion extends support of PGA Tour Champions for 10 years
Dominion extends support of PGA Tour Champions for 10 years

The PGA Tour Champions has announced that Dominion Energy has agreed to a 10-year extension of its sponsorship of a tour stop in Richmond. The extension, announced on the day before the opening day of the tour's annual visit to the Country Club of Virginia's James River Course, extends the company's commitment through 2029. The tour for players 50 and older made its debut in Virginia's capital city in 2016.

Just how big a deal is it to play-and play well-during the PGA Tour
Just how big a deal is it to play-and play well-during the PGA Tour's fall season?

It's not the only way to secure a spot at East Lake, but playing in the fall and having early success can result in a big payoff at the end of the season

Jim Nantz
Jim Nantz's first encounter with Johnny Miller was in college - and involved a heckling Fred Couples

Johnny Miller and Jim Nantz never worked together in a TV booth, but their first encounter came at a golf tournament decades ago. Johnny just never knew it. Appearing on the KNBR Murph & Mac Podcast on Wednesday, Nantz told a fantastic - and random - tale about coming into contact with Miller at a Houston Open while Nantz was on the golf team at the University of Houston.

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