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Australia's Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific by 8 shots

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Antonio Murdaca shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to open a commanding 8-shot lead heading into the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship.

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Bishop ousted as PGA of America president

Bishop ousted as PGA of America president

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Ted Bishop was never afraid to take a risk or share his strong opinions on any subject during his 23 months as president of the PGA of America. Ultimately, that wound up costing him his job.

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Olesen leads Perth International 3rd round lead

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen's bunker shots and putting helped him grind out a 5-under 67 Saturday to lead the Perth International golf tournament by three strokes after the third round.

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Ted Bishop out as PGA president

Ted Bishop out as PGA president

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Russell Henley one-putted 10 greens on the Seaside course at Sea Island and tied his PGA Tour best with a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead Friday in the McGladrey Classic.

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Ted Bishop out as PGA president

Ted Bishop out as PGA president

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.

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Cook, Dawson share Champions Tour lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — John Cook and Marco Dawson shared the first-round lead at 7-under 65 on Friday in the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship, the final full-field event of the season.

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Henley's putting gets him lead at Sea Island

Henley's putting gets him lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.

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Statement from Ted Bishop on his ouster

The statement from Ted Bishop, who was removed as president of the PGA of America on Friday for sexist comments on social media directed at Ian Poulter:

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Whiteford leads at halfway in Perth International

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Peter Whiteford of Scotland had back-to-back rounds of 66 to hold a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Perth International on Friday.

October 24, 2014 6:19 am

Whiteford leads at halfway in Perth International

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Peter Whiteford of Scotland had back-to-back rounds of 66 to hold a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Perth International.

October 24, 2014 5:44 am

Aussie Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific amateur

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Antonio Murdaca of Australia shot a 4-under 68 to lead the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship after two rounds by a shot from compatriot and overnight leader Todd Sinnott on Friday.

October 24, 2014 4:59 am

Heavy rain washes out play in Blue Bay LPGA

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) — Heavy rain washed out play Friday in the Blue Bay LPGA, forcing tour officials to cut the inaugural tournament from 72 to 54 holes.

October 24, 2014 3:21 am

PGA president refers to Poulter as 'lil girl'

PGA president refers to Poulter as 'lil girl'

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.

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Compton among early leaders at Sea Island

Compton among early leaders at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.

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Olesen, Wade share lead at Perth International

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark and John Wade of Australia shot course-record 8-under 64s at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club to share the lead after the first round of the Perth International on Thursday.

October 23, 2014 6:23 am

Local Todd Sinnott has Asia-Pacific Amateur lead

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Local golfer Todd Sinnott shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over 2012 champion Guan Tianlang of China after the first round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne.

October 23, 2014 3:04 am

Kirk hopes for repeated success at McGladrey

Kirk hopes for repeated success at McGladrey

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. | Chris Kirk had a five-week break that featured no Ryder Cup and no complaints. Considering the Americans' ugly loss at Gleneagles and the resulting fallout, it was probably a good one to miss.

October 22, 2014 3:53 pm

Golf prodigy began by swinging a broken broomstick

Golf prodigy began by swinging a broken broomstick

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Dylan Reales started learning to play golf by swinging a broken broomstick at fruit and vegetables discarded at a temporary market in front of his house in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires.

October 22, 2014 3:25 pm Photos

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Malaysia goes deep in FedEx Cup list to fill field

Nicholas Thompson missed qualifying for the FedEx Cup playoffs by one point last year. He finished at No. 125 on the PGA Tour money list by $725 and only kept his full card for this season because the tour used the top 125 from the money list…

October 21, 2014 5:12 pm

For a young Mexican star, seeing helps him believe

The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.

October 21, 2014 12:37 pm

Dufner returns from injury at Perth International

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Jason Dufner is set to return to tournament play on Thursday at the Perth International after missing nearly three months of golf in which he "totally detached" himself from the sport and didn't watch any of the Ryder …

October 21, 2014 2:54 am

McIlroy to skip 2 events to focus on lawsuit

DUBLIN (AP) — Rory McIlroy said Monday that mediation in a lawsuit with his former management company has failed, and he will skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial.

October 20, 2014 4:59 pm

Ben Martin wins 1st PGA Tour title in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt to regain the lead and finished with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 68 and his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

October 19, 2014 7:29 pm

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole that sent him to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

October 19, 2014 7:16 pm

Jay Haas wins Greater Hickory Kia Classic

CONOVER, N.C. (AP) — Jay Haas became the 18th player to win a Champions Tour at 60 or older, closing with a 5-under 66 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory in the Greater Hickory Kia Classic.

October 19, 2014 7:12 pm

Ilonen beats Stenson in World Match Play final

ASH, England (AP) — Mikko Ilonen defeated top-seeded Henrik Stenson 3 and 1 in the final Sunday to win the World Match Play Championship.

October 19, 2014 12:00 pm

Baek wins playoff to take LPGA South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Kyu Jung Baek of South Korea won a three-way playoff Sunday to claim the LPGA's KEB-HanaBank Championship.

October 19, 2014 6:54 am

Hend wins Hong Kong Open in a playoff

HONG KONG (AP) — Scott Hend beat Angelo Que of the Philippines in a playoff to win the Hong Kong Open on Sunday and become the first Australian to win the event since Greg Norman in 1983.

October 19, 2014 4:43 am

Ben Martin takes Las Vegas lead

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Martin birdied five straight holes on the back nine Saturday and finished with a 9-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

October 18, 2014 8:39 pm

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Martin birdied five straight holes on the back nine Saturday and finished with a 9-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

October 18, 2014 7:15 pm

Jay Haas leads Greater Hickory Kia Classic

CONOVER, N.C. (AP) — Jay Haas shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Champions Tour's Greater Hickory Kia Classic.

October 18, 2014 4:13 pm

Luiten, Stenson reach semis at World Match Play

ASH, England (AP) — Joost Luiten extended his unbeaten run at the World Match Play Championship by easily defeating Spain's Pablo Larrazabal 6 and 5 Saturday to move into the semifinals.

October 18, 2014 11:04 am

Fraser takes 3rd-round lead at Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) — Marcus Fraser of Australia shot a 5-under 65 Saturday to take a one-shot lead after the third round of the Hong Kong Open, his first tournament after returning from an eight-month injury layoff.

October 18, 2014 6:54 am

Bae, Baek share lead at LPGA South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — South Korean duo Hee Kyung Bae and Kyu Jung Baek both shot a 4-under 68 to take a share of the lead after the third round of the LPGA's KEB-HanaBank Championship on Saturday.

October 18, 2014 5:27 am

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew Putnam birdied two of the last three holes Friday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the second-round lead with Russell Knox in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

October 17, 2014 8:40 pm

Putnam, Knox top Las Vegas leaderboard

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew Putnam birdied two of the last three holes Friday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the second-round lead with Russell Knox in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

October 17, 2014 8:37 pm

Haas, Durant top Champions Tour leaderboard

CONOVER, N.C. (AP) — Jay Haas and Joe Durant shot 8-under 63 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's Greater Hickory Kia Classic.

October 17, 2014 5:12 pm

Stenson reaches quarters at World Match Play

ASH, England (AP) — Top-seeded Henrik Stenson defeated Thongchai Jaidee 2 and 1 to reach the quarterfinals undefeated after the opening three rounds of the World Match Play Championship.

October 17, 2014 11:56 am

Icher takes 2nd round lead at LPGA South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Karine Icher of France shot a 4-under 68 in the second round to take a one-stroke lead at the top of the European-dominated leaderboard at the KEB-HanaBank Championship on Friday.

October 17, 2014 5:25 am

Els leads by 2 in Hong Kong on birthday

HONG KONG (AP) — Ernie Els grabbed control of the Hong Kong Open with a two-stroke lead at the halfway mark by carding a 5-under-par 65 on his birthday Friday.

October 17, 2014 5:23 am

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stewart Cink birdied seven of the final 11 holes Thursday for a 7-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Martin Laird in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

October 16, 2014 8:52 pm

Stewart Cink, Martin Laird share Las Vegas lead

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stewart Cink birdied seven of the final 11 holes Thursday for a 7-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Martin Laird in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

October 16, 2014 8:51 pm

Randhawa takes 1-stroke lead at Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) — Jyoti Randhawa shot a 6-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Hong Kong Open on Thursday.

October 16, 2014 5:37 pm

McDowell loses in Match Play, Stenson rallies

ASH, England (AP) — Defending champion Graeme McDowell's comeback fell short, while Henrik Stenson rallied from three holes down with success at the World Match Play Championship on Thursday.

October 16, 2014 11:33 am

Kaymer wins PGA Grand Slam in a playoff

SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (AP) — Martin Kaymer is making a habit of beating Bubba Watson in head-to-head situations, even at an exhibition of major champions in Bermuda.

October 15, 2014 3:06 pm

McDowell begins World Match Play defense with win

ASH, England (AP) — Defending champion Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson began the World Match Play Championship with comfortable wins on Wednesday, three weeks after teaming up as one of Europe's top pairings in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

October 15, 2014 12:44 pm

Davies, O'Meara among 4 for Hall of Fame

Even with more than 70 wins worldwide and four major championships, Laura Davies of England never had a week like this.

October 15, 2014 11:36 am

R&A appoints English business executive new leader

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The Royal & Ancient Golf Club has appointed business executive Martin Slumbers as its new secretary and the chief executive of its business arm.

October 15, 2014 8:27 am

Pinckney takes long, tough road to PGA Tour

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Scott Pinckney had played only two PGA Tour events before making his debut as a member in the Frys.com Open. One was the U.S. Open at Congressional. The other was the British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

October 14, 2014 4:53 pm
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