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Abu Dhabi Championship Tommy Fleetwood hits sensational back nine to retain crown

Tommy Fleetwood retained the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title with a final round 65 giving him a two-shot victory over Ross Fisher. Fleetwood produced a sensational back nine, making six birdies to come home in 30 shots. The European No. 1 had started the day two behind overnight leaders Fisher and Thomas Pieters. Fisher seemed to be on his way to a first European Tour victory for nearly four years after picking up four shots in the outward nine. But Fleetwood birdied the 10th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th holes…

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Sergio Garcia snatches 3rd round lead at Singapore Open

SINGAPORE — Masters champion Sergio Garcia made four early birdies to take the third-round lead at the Singapore Open on Sunday as organizers rushed to finish the tournament on time after three days of weather delays. Returning to the Sentosa Golf Club just after dawn to complete his third round after play was suspended Saturday because of lightning strikes, Garcia finished off his last four holes in 4 under for a 66 and a 54-hole total of 11-under 202. That gave Garcia the outright lead by a shot from joint…

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Jerry Kelly wins PGA Tour Champions’ Mitsubishi Electric Championship

KAILUA-KONA, Hawai’i — Jerry Kelly made an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole, Colin Montgomerie missed a 6-footer for par and Kelly turned a one-shot deficit into a victory Saturday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, the season opener on the PGA Tour Champions. After Kelly drove it well right into lava rocks on the par-4 16th, leading to bogey and giving Montgomerie the lead, Montgomerie made a mistake with his tee shot on the last hole, finding a fairway bunker. Montgomerie’s approach went over the green, and after Kelly…

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Masters spot on line at Latin America Amateur Championship ESPN Golf

The fourth edition of the Latin America Amateur Championship begins Saturday (WatchESPN) at Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago, Chile, where the winner of the tournament will earn a spot in the 2018 Masters. Started in 2015 and organized by the Masters Tournament, the R&A and the United States Golf Association, the LAAC is a grow-the-game initiative meant to help spark interest in the region with the ultimate goal of a Masters invite. The winner also earns exemptions into the final stage of qualifying for The Open and sectional…

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Ryo Ishikawa, Chapchai Nirat share lead at Singapore Open

SINGAPORE — Ryo Ishikawa moved into a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the Singapore Open on Saturday, raising hopes the former teen prodigy can finally win a tournament away from home. Ishikawa completed his weather-interrupted second round with a 5-under 66 to join Chapchai Nirat in a two-way tie for the lead at 7-under 135 at Sentosa Golf Club. Masters champion Sergio Garcia was in a five-man group, another stroke back at 6 under, but on a heavily congested leaderboard where the top 29 players were…

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Colin Montgomerie takes 2-shot lead in PGA Tour Champions opener Mitsubishi Electric Championship

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — Colin Montgomerie shot a second straight 7-under 65 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, the season opener on the PGA Tour Champions. The 54-year-old Scot, a six-time winner on the over-50 tour, didn’t miss a fairway on Friday and made five birdies on the back nine to reach 14 under at Hualalai. Montgomerie has made 17 birdies through 36 holes and said he will have to continue cashing in on his opportunities. “We know that I’ve got to score…

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US Open champ Brooks Koepka out until the Masters with wrist injury

DALLAS — U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka has a wrist injury that likely will keep him out until the Masters. U.S. Open champ Brooks Koepka is expected to be out until the Masters with a wrist injury.┬áMichael Madrid/USA TODAY Sports Doctors discovered a partial tendon tear in his left wrist. The recovery is expected to be eight to 12 weeks of rest and therapy. The injury means Koepka will miss Phoenix and Pebble Beach, along with the Honda Classic and two World Golf Championships ahead of the Masters. Koepka is…

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Singapore Open second-round results Friday

SINGAPORE — Chapchai Nirat birdied his first four holes and then his last two in a 7-under 64 on Friday to grab the clubhouse lead in the second round of the weather-interrupted Singapore Open. The Thai golfer also birdied the 14th hole in a flawless round to jump to the top of the leaderboard at 7-under 135 before the threat of lightning suspended play for the second day in a row with half of the 156-player field still to complete their second rounds. Masters champion Sergio Garcia was at 6…

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Jerry Kelly continues strong play, leads PGA Tour Champions opener Mitsubishi Electric Championship

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — Fresh off a solid performance on Oahu, Jerry Kelly shot an 8-under 64 on the Big Island on Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, the season opener on the PGA Tour Champions. Kelly, 51, who tied for 14th at the PGA Tour’s Sony Open last week in Honolulu, birdied five of his final seven holes to shoot 30 on the back nine at Hualalai. He won twice last season, his first on the over-50 tour. “Last week helped a lot just to…

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Colonial confirmed for May amid title sponsor questions

FORT WORTH, Texas — With lingering questions about the status of Colonial’s title sponsorship, the PGA Tour says the historic tournament will be played as scheduled in May. The PGA Tour said in a statement Wednesday that it is working closely with Colonial Country Club. “As we look toward the 2018 event and beyond, we will continue to work alongside Colonial Country Club in an effort to ensure the event will be a part of the PGA Tour schedule for many years to come,” the statement read. Dean & DeLuca…

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