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5:19 PM ET Hideki Matsuyama is making his first start since winning the Masters last month, looking to regain the form that saw him become the first Japanese male golfer to win a major championship. There was little time for Matsuyama to work on his game as he went home to Japan immediately following his
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TaylorMade Golf will be acquired by a Korean investment consortium, Centroid Investment Partners, according to an announcement from the company. TaylorMade’s current financial sponsor, KPS Capital Partners, signed the definitive agreement to sell the company it acquired in 2017. KPS originally acquired TaylorMade from Adidas AG for $425 million. While terms of the Centroid deal
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3:59 PM ET World No. 1 Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament, citing knee discomfort. Johnson made the announcement Monday. He last played in the Valspar Championship from April 29 to May 2, finishing 48th. “It is with deepest regret that I must withdraw from this week’s AT&T Byron
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Amy Bockerstette became the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a national collegiate athletic championship. Bockerstette, 22, teed off Monday at the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla., representing Phoenix’s Paradise Valley Community College. A Special Olympian in Arizona, Bockerstette catapulted
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Rob Goulet was housebound and unhappy. There is literally nothing I can do, thought Goulet, who manages Ernie Els’ business interests in the United States. This was back in mid-March. His kids were home from school, the PGA Tour was shutting down, the Els for Autism fundraiser had just been canceled. “I’m looking at 30
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8:27 PM ET Associated Press JUNO BEACH, Fla. — Austin Eckroat and Pierceson Coody got the United States off to a fast start, and Cole Hammer and Stewart Hagestad finished off Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup. Ricky Castillo won again, too, and the Americans took five of the 10 afternoon singles matches
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It’s become a theme in 2021, star players ending surprisingly long victory droughts. Jordan Spieth (Valero Texas Open), Hideki Matsuyama (Masters), Lydia Ko (Lotte Championship), Brooke Henderson (Hugel-Air Premia LA Open) and Hyo Joo Kim (HSBC Women’s World Championship) all have found themselves champions again after long waits to regain their winning form. On Sunday
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7:31 AM ET Ariya Jutanugarn finally got her hands on the Honda LPGA Thailand title after 14 years of trying on Sunday, beating compatriot Atthaya Thitikul by one stroke in a dramatic finish to the $1.6 million tournament. Having hit a ninth birdie at the 18th hole to sign for a flawless 63, the 25-year-old
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7:03 PM ET Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Defending champion Steve Stricker made a long eagle putt on the final hole for 7-under 65 and the third-round lead Saturday in the Regions Tradition, the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors. Stricker moved a stroke ahead of Alex Cejka with the eagle that got him
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8:24 PM ET ESPN News Services CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Phil Mickelson was 11 shots worse than his previous round at Quail Hollow. Bryson DeChambeau made an 8 on his 16th hole and headed straight for the exit. Turns out nothing was as bad as it seemed Friday in the Wells Fargo Championship. Morning gusts gave
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5:25 PM ET Associated Press Local stars Patty Tavatanakit and Atthaya Thitikul carded 8-under 64s to share a stroke lead after the first round of the LPGA Thailand on Thursday. Tavatanakit, who became Thailand’s new leading female golfer following her breakthrough win at the ANA Inspiration last month, shot nine birdies against a lone bogey
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7:11 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Just last week, Phil Mickelson complained about his inability to focus properly as he struggled yet again, missing the cut at the Valspar Championship. It was Joel Dahmen who got Mickelson’s full attention Thursday at the Wells Fargo Championship, when Dahmen mentioned him in a couple of good-natured social
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2:40 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Premier Golf League, which was promising multimillion-dollar guarantees to top-ranked golfers to break away from the PGA and European Tours, has reemerged with big offers to Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson. The Daily Telegraph reported that the “World Tour” would begin in September 2022,
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Patrick Reed has a beautiful young family, a green jacket, nine wins and has represented the United States seven times at the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and Olympics. At age 30, it’s the foundation of what could become a Hall of Fame career. But how brightly these accomplishments would otherwise shine has been dimmed by
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