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Golf: Zalatoris 'over the moon' at being PGA Tour Rookie of the Year

TORONTO (REUTERS) – Will Zalatoris was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year on Monday (Sept 13) in a vote by his peers following a season in which he counted a Masters runner-up showing among his eight top-10 finishes. Zalatoris was selected for the Arnold Palmer Award over South African Garrick Higgo, making the 25-year-old […]

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Golf: Laporta in the lead as Aphibarnrat loses ground at Wentworth

VIRGINIA WATER, BRITAIN (REUTERS) – Italy’s Francesco Laporta shot three birdies and an eagle en route to a solid three-under 69 that gave him a one-shot lead after the third round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Saturday (Sept 11). Laporta began in third place at 11-under and quickly seized the lead, hitting […]

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Golf: Rahm grabs early one-stroke lead at PGA Northern Trust

NEW YORK (AFP) – Top-ranked Jon Rahm, the reigning US Open champion, fired a bogey-free four-under par 67 to grab a one-stroke lead during Friday’s (Aug 20) second round of the US PGA Northern Trust tournament. The 26-year-old Spaniard stood on 12-under par 130 without a bogey through 36 holes at Liberty National in suburban […]

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Golf: Harris English keeps St Jude lead with Cameron Smith looming

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (FIELD LEVEL MEDIA REUTERS) – Harris English maintained the solo lead at the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational at 13-under-par 127 after a second-round 65 on Friday (Aug 6), while Cameron Smith of Australia stole the show with his putter. Smith needed just 18 putts on Friday at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee, tying […]

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Golf: Covid-hit Matsuyama withdraws from British Open

DETROIT (Reuters) – Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama has withdrawn from The Open at Royal St George’s after his recent Covid-19 diagnosis and inability to practice properly in time for the year’s final major, the Japanese golfer said on Sunday (July 11). Matsuyama has been self-isolating since testing positive during the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit […]

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Golf: Mickelson seizes two-stroke lead in pursuit of historic PGA win

KIAWAH ISLAND, UNITED STATES (AFP) – Phil Mickelson, trying to become golf’s oldest major winner at age 50, birdied the par-5 second hole to seize a two-stroke lead in Saturday’s third round of the PGA Championship at windy Kiawah Island. Five-time major champion Mickelson and South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, shared […]