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Australia's day as Herbert wins Dubai Desert Classic in play-off

Lucas Herbert celebrated Australia Day with his first title on the European Tour when he beat South Africa's Christiaan Bezuidenhout to win the Dubai Desert Classic on the second play-off hole on Sunday. After hitting his second shot on the first extra hole into the water on the par-5 18th hole,

Herbert wins 1st European Tour title on Australia Day
Herbert wins 1st European Tour title on Australia Day

Lucas Herbert marked Australia Day in his native country by capturing his first professional title, beating Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa at the second hole of a playoff to win the Dubai Desert Classic after a wild final round on Sunday. Herbert rolled in a birdie putt from 2 feet at the 18th

Golf world reacts to Kobe Bryant
Golf world reacts to Kobe Bryant's death on social media

Golf took the back burner on Sunday afternoon when Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash outside of Los Angeles.

Herbert wins 1st European Tour title on Australia Day
Herbert wins 1st European Tour title on Australia Day

Lucas Herbert marked Australia Day in his native country by capturing his first professional title, beating Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa at the second hole of a playoff to win the Dubai Desert Classic after a wild final round on Sunday. Herbert rolled in a birdie putt from 2 feet at the 18th

Wait, what? Tiger hits ball in hole, comes out in final round of Farmers
Wait, what? Tiger hits ball in hole, comes out in final round of Farmers

On the second hole of Tiger Woods' final round at Torrey Pines, something unbelievable happened.

Speedy Soderberg sprints to European record round in Dubai
Speedy Soderberg sprints to European record round in Dubai

Sebastian Soderberg made golfing history on Sunday, the Swede completing his final round at the Dubai Desert Classic in a European record time of one hour and 36 minutes. Soderberg said he needed a buy-in from his brother and caddy to execute the plan. "I thought about it last night, but the important

Herbert wins in Dubai playoff as DeChambeau, leaders fade
Herbert wins in Dubai playoff as DeChambeau, leaders fade

Lucas Herbert broke through for his first career victory as a pro in a dramatic playoff in Dubai.

Soderberg sets Euro Tour record with 96-minute round in Dubai
Soderberg sets Euro Tour record with 96-minute round in Dubai

Sebastian Soderberg set a European Tour record by taking just 96 minutes to play his final round in Dubai.

Garcia earns 12-round decision, overcomes bite by Redkach
Garcia earns 12-round decision, overcomes bite by Redkach

NEW YORK (AP) -- Danny Garcia needed to learn about himself. Nine months between fights can create some questions.

Rahm takes the lead at Torrey Pines with McIlroy lurking
Rahm takes the lead at Torrey Pines with McIlroy lurking

Jon Rahm is playing some of his best golf with two victories and a runner-up in his last four tournaments. Three years ago, that was Rahm. This year, it could be Ryan Palmer and Rory McIlroy in the final group, maybe even Tiger Woods from five shots back.

Rahm grabs lead with Rory close as Tiger leaps into PGA hunt
Rahm grabs lead with Rory close as Tiger leaps into PGA hunt

Third-ranked Jon Rahm seized the lead of the Farmers Insurance Open on Saturday while Rory McIlroy chased the world number one spot and Tiger Woods charged into contention for a record-setting 83rd career US PGA title. Rahm made five birdies and an eagle to shoot a bogey-free seven-under par 65 and stand on 12-under 204 after 54 holes at Torrey Pines with American Ryan Palmer one shot back after a 71. Woods, who has eight career triumphs at Torrey Pines, fired a 69 to stand five behind Rahm entering Sunday's final round at the seaside San Diego layout.

Rahm takes the lead at Torrey Pines with McIlroy lurking
Rahm takes the lead at Torrey Pines with McIlroy lurking

Jon Rahm is playing some of his best golf with two victories and a runner-up in his last four tournaments. Three years ago, that was Rahm. This year, it could be Ryan Palmer and Rory McIlroy in the final group, maybe even Tiger Woods from five shots back.

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Sweden's Sagstrom stretches LPGA lead to two strokes

Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom fired a bogey-free five-under par 67 on Saturday, stretching her lead to two strokes after the third round of the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio. Japan's Nasa Hataoka overcame an opening bogey to also shoot 67 and seize second, with South Korean Kim Sei-young and American Danielle Kang sharing third on 204 and France's Celine Boutier and American Cydney Clanton one shot further back.

Sagstrom shoots 67 to open 2-stroke lead in Gainbridge LPGA
Sagstrom shoots 67 to open 2-stroke lead in Gainbridge LPGA

Madelene Sagstrom shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday in the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio to take a two-stroke lead into the final round. Seeking her first LPGA Tour victory, Sagstrom birdied four of the first eight holes and also birdied the par-4 15th in a bogey-free round. The 27-year-old Swede hit all 18 greens in regulation.

Golf: Proposed Premier Golf League to feature 48 players and 18 tournaments

Nearly two years after Reuters first reported the group's plans, the Premier Golf League (PGL) hopes to launch in January, 2022, it said in a detailed news release on Saturday. The PGL said it wanted to work with established tours rather than as a breakaway circuit, but the U.S.-based PGA Tour and European Tour have been all but dismissive about the proposed circuit. The European Tour has been similarly dismissive.

Sagstrom shoots 67 to open 2-stroke lead in Gainbridge LPGA

Madelene Sagstrom shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday in the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio to take a two-stroke lead into the final round. Seeking her first LPGA Tour victory, Sagstrom birdied four of the first eight holes and also birdied the par-4 15th in a bogey-free round. The 27-year-old Swede hit all

McCumber runs late, then beats Woods by a shot
McCumber runs late, then beats Woods by a shot

Tyler McCumber was running late before his third round alongside Tiger Woods, but he ended up beating Woods by a shot.

Rahm
Rahm's early fireworks put him on verge of second Farmers title

Winner of the Farmers Insurance Open in 2017, Jon Rahm is no stranger to good memories at Torrey Pines. But his start to Saturday's third round is sure to be right up there.

New golf league gets interest from PGA players: reports
New golf league gets interest from PGA players: reports

Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson is among PGA Tour players "intrigued" by a proposed new tour, the Premier Golf League, according to reports. A report by Golf Channel analyst Geoff Shackelford detailed plans for the series, with Mickelson telling ESPN of his interest after missing the

TT Postscript: Opening-nine majesty keeps history within reach at Farmers
TT Postscript: Opening-nine majesty keeps history within reach at Farmers

Tiger Woods had it rolling early on Moving Day at the Farmers Insurance Open, but a bogey on No. 11 killed the momentum. Tiger Tracker recaps a 3-under 69 at Torrey Pines.

Watch: Wolff holes eagle from fairway on Moving Day at Torrey
Watch: Wolff holes eagle from fairway on Moving Day at Torrey

Matthew Wolff made a big splash just before making the turn Saturday during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Wu celebrates Chinese New Year by leading pack in Dubai
Wu celebrates Chinese New Year by leading pack in Dubai

An opening eagle and four birdies lifted China's Wu Ashun into a one shot lead after Saturday's Dubai Desert Classic third round, the perfect way to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the rat. The 34-year-old Wu's maiden European Tour triumph came on home soil in the 2015 China Open. Leading the chasing pack was France's Victor Perez, who matched Wu's 67 to follow up his rounds of 73 and 66.

Highlights: Tiger cards 4 front-nine birdies in Round 3 of Farmers
Highlights: Tiger cards 4 front-nine birdies in Round 3 of Farmers

Highlights from Tiger Woods' third round Saturday at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Wu takes lead in Dubai Desert Classic as Pepperell fades
Wu takes lead in Dubai Desert Classic as Pepperell fades

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Wu Ashun has taken a one-shot lead at the Dubai Desert Classic after the third round as he chases his first title since 2018.

Rahm emerges from the fog
Rahm emerges from the fog

Jon Rahm carded a superb 65 to grab a one-shot third round lead in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. (Getty Images)

Report: Phil on potential alternative tour:
Report: Phil on potential alternative tour: 'It's intriguing'

There's buzz about a potential alternative tour, and at least one top player is "intrigued" by the idea.

Pepperell vs. DeChambeau: Sunday showdown in Dubai might spark fireworks
Pepperell vs. DeChambeau: Sunday showdown in Dubai might spark fireworks

The final-round grouping that includes Bryson DeChambeau and Eddie Pepperell at the Dubai Desert Classic might spark some fireworks.

Baker on playing with Tiger at Farmers:
Baker on playing with Tiger at Farmers: 'Am I being punk'd?'

It's safe to say Tiger Woods can make some people star struck. Like one of his playing partners on the weekend in San Diego.

Olympics-Jordan to hold boxing qualifiers after move from Wuhan: IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said Jordan will host 2020 Olympics boxing qualifiers for Asia and Oceania after an event in China's Wuhan was cancelled due to fears over the new flu-like coronavirus. The death toll from the virus rose to 41 on Saturday, with more than 1,300 infected globally, but most of the cases and all of the deaths so far have been in Wuhan, where officials have imposed severe restrictions on travel and public gatherings. "After a careful review of all alternatives, the BTF (Boxing Task Force) approved the proposal of the Jordan Olympic Committee today, in order to confirm the competition dates and location as soon as possible, in the best interest of...

Woods recovers from 4-putt on No. 1 to shoot 71 in Farmers
Woods recovers from 4-putt on No. 1 to shoot 71 in Farmers

Tiger Woods' last putt of the day was so much better than his first three. Woods four-putted No. 1 on Torrey Pines South on Friday, an inauspicious start to his second round at the Farmers Insurance Open. Playing on a course that has been so good to him over the decades, Woods reached the first green in two and had a birdie putt of just less than 25 feet.

Golf: First hole at Torrey Pines bites Woods again
Golf: First hole at Torrey Pines bites Woods again

After hitting his approach shot to 25 feet at the par-four hole, Woods shockingly four-putted for a double-bogey -- the 13th four-putt of his PGA Tour career. While many players would have been left deflated, Woods muttered an expletive, got the anger out of his system, and fought back to card a respectable one-under-par 71 that left him six strokes behind halfway leader Ryan Palmer. After stroking his first putt up to barely two feet from the cup, Woods rammed his second putt so hard it not only missed the hole but rolled five feet past.

Tiger, Rory struggle as Palmer grabs Torrey Pines lead
Tiger, Rory struggle as Palmer grabs Torrey Pines lead

Reigning Masters champion Tiger Woods, chasing a record 83rd US PGA title, and Rory McIlroy, trying to become world number one, struggled Friday while Ryan Palmer seized the lead at the Farmers Insurance Open. Woods overcame a double-bogey disaster on the first hole to shoot a one-under par 71 while McIlroy faded late to fire a one-over 73, leaving both on four-under 140 and six adrift of Palmer's pace after 36 holes at Torrey Pines. "It played a lot harder for everyone than yesterday except for Ryan -- he's the only one who figured it out," Woods said.

Players Championship raises purse to $15 million
Players Championship raises purse to $15 million

The PGA Tour is raising the prize money at The Players Championship to $15 million, making it the largest purse in golf unless any of the majors decide to up the ante this year. The winner of March 12-15 event at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, will receive $2.7 million, nearly as much as Tiger Woods earned in his first two seasons as a pro. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan announced the increase at the annual players meeting this week at Torrey Pines during the Farmers Insurance Open, according to several players.

Palmer with 62 takes 2-shot lead at Torrey Pines
Palmer with 62 takes 2-shot lead at Torrey Pines

Ryan Palmer had a round as magnificent as the weather at Torrey Pines, making 11 birdies for a 10-under 62 on the North Course to build a two-shot lead over Brandt Snedeker in the Farmers Insurance Open. Tiger Woods began his day with four putts from 25 feet and wound up with a 71 to be six shots back

World Golf Group says it wants to work with established tours

A group trying to organize a new circuit of lucrative global golf tournaments said on Friday it wanted to work with the game's established tours rather than be a rival. The World Golf Group, responding to a report on the website https://www.geoffshackelford.com of golf journalist Geoff Shackelford

Palmer surges into lead, Tiger battles back at Torrey Pines
Palmer surges into lead, Tiger battles back at Torrey Pines

Ryan Palmer's birdie blitz vaulted him into a two-stroke lead while Tiger Woods recovered from a terrible start in the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Friday. The sizzling Palmer had 11 birdies with his only blemish being a bogey on his final hole to shoot a 10-under

Palmer with 62 takes 2-shot lead at Torrey Pines
Palmer with 62 takes 2-shot lead at Torrey Pines

Ryan Palmer had a round as magnificent as the weather at Torrey Pines, making 11 birdies for a 10-under 62 on the North Course to build a two-shot lead over Brandt Snedeker in the Farmers Insurance Open. Tiger Woods began his day with four putts from 25 feet and wound up with a 71 to be six shots back

Palmer pines for play-off redemption
Palmer pines for play-off redemption

Ryan Palmer carded a brilliant 62 to grab a two-shot halfway lead in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on 10-under 134. (Getty Images)

Madelene Sagstrom shoots 62 to take lead in Gainbridge LPGA
Madelene Sagstrom shoots 62 to take lead in Gainbridge LPGA

Madelene Sagstrom birdied seven of the first nine holes and shot a 10-under 62 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Gainbridge LPGA. Sagstrom birdied the first two holes, parred the next two and made five straight birdies to make the turn in 7-under 29 at rain-softened Boca Rio Golf Club.

Madelene Sagstrom shoots 62 to take lead in Gainbridge LPGA

Madelene Sagstrom birdied seven of the first nine holes and shot a 10-under 62 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Gainbridge LPGA. Sagstrom birdied the first two holes, parred the next two and made five straight birdies to make the turn in 7-under 29 at rain-softened Boca Rio Golf Club.

Palmer (62) torches Torrey
Palmer (62) torches Torrey's North despite one discouraging memory

Ryan Palmer torched Torrey Pines' North Course on Friday to the tune of 10-under 62, bringing back one good and one bad memory from the famed La Jolla track.

Power plays at Torrey Pines, but other strengths can prevail
Power plays at Torrey Pines, but other strengths can prevail

Torrey Pines may not have a particular type, but it seems to favor certain players time and time again, as evident by the leaderboard heading to the weekend.

Sweden
Sweden's Sagstrom shoots sizzling 62 to grab LPGA lead

Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom fired a 10-under par 62 Friday to seize a two-stroke clubhouse lead in the second round of the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio. With 11 birdies against a lone bogey, Sagstrom stood on 10-under 134 after 36 holes at the Boca Raton, Florida, course with Japan's Nasa Hataoka

TT Postscript: Lotta work for a Friday 71 at Torrey
TT Postscript: Lotta work for a Friday 71 at Torrey

Tiger Woods began his Friday in disastrous fashion, but rebounded for a 1-under 71. He still has some work to do this weekend if he wants to set the all-time PGA Tour wins record.

Pepperell leads by one at halfway in Dubai
Pepperell leads by one at halfway in Dubai

Slightly calmer winds than during the opening round allowed for some low scoring and Pepperell took advantage with a five-under-par 67 to get to eight-under overall at the Emirates Golf Club. Pepperell holds a narrow lead over defending champion DeChambeau, who matched Pepperell's round, Ryder Cup

Ladies European Tour announces largest schedule since 2012

The Ladies European Tour will have its biggest schedule in nearly a decade and record prize money that includes bonus money for the top three players at the end of the season. The 24 tournaments held in 16 countries offers a total prize fund of nearly 18 million euros (about $19.5 million), an increase

Highlights: Woods makes 4 birdies in 5 holes during Round 2 of Farmers
Highlights: Woods makes 4 birdies in 5 holes during Round 2 of Farmers

Highlights of Tiger Woods' second round of the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open on Friday at Torrey Pines' South Course.

Watch: This McIlroy shot, club twirl at Farmers are NSFW
Watch: This McIlroy shot, club twirl at Farmers are NSFW

Rory McIlroy hit a beautiful 3-wood Friday on the ninth hole at Torrey Pines' South Course, and then delivered a vicious club twirl.

Pepperell regains form, leads after 2 rounds in Dubai
Pepperell regains form, leads after 2 rounds in Dubai

After opening the year with two missed cuts, Eddie Pepperell surged back into form at the Dubai Desert Classic by shooting 5-under 67 Friday to take the lead after two rounds of the European Tour event. Pepperell led three players - Bryson DeChambeau (67), Robert Karlsson (68) and Dean Burmester (68

Not one, not two, not three... Woods begins Round 2 of Farmers with 4-putt double
Not one, not two, not three... Woods begins Round 2 of Farmers with 4-putt double

Tiger Woods began Friday's second round of the Farmers Insurance Open with a four-putt double bogey at Torrey South.


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