Golf

11:55 AM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Phil Mickelson will be 51 next month and admits his golf career his winding down. So the idea of being offered a reported $100-million per year to play in a rival golf league to the PGA Tour is understandably something that would give him pause. Mickelson acknowledged Wednesday that
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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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2:37 PM ET Associated Press Brendon Todd has withdrawn from the Wells Fargo Championship after testing positive for the coronavirus. This is the third straight PGA Tour event that has yielded a positive result in pre-tournament testing. Four players, including Tyrrell Hatton of England, tested positive last week at the Valspar Championship. Seamus Power of
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4:34 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Amy Bockerstette is set to become the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a national collegiate athletic championship. The 22-year-old golfer will play with her Paradise Valley Community College teammates at the NJCAA national championships May 10-13 at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond
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6:40 PM ET Associated Press PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Eight times this season, Sam Burns has been atop the leaderboard after every round except the one that mattered. That changed, finally, at the Valspar Championship. Burns got some help from Keegan Bradley hitting into the water on the 13th hole, and then the 24-year-old from
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2:52 PM ET South Africa’s Dean Burmester captured his first European Tour title in just over four years on Sunday as he produced a bogey-free final round of nine-under-par 62 to secure victory at the Tenerife Open. Burmester entered the final day at Golf Costa Adeje one stroke off the lead but stormed past his
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2:26 PM ET Pine Valley Golf Club, long held in high esteem in the golf community for its architectural features and stern test to high-end players, is set to break from tradition and allow women members for the first time while also striking all restrictions among women golfers currently in place. Both the Golf Magazine
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5:53 PM ET Associated Press Nicolai von Dellingshausen of Germany took a three-shot lead of the Tenerife Open after matching a career-best 62 through the second round on Friday. Von Dellingshausen carded a 9-under round at the Golf Costa Adeje course on the Canary Islands. He made seven birdies to go with one bogey before
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6:14 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — Hideki Matsuyama received the Prime Minister’s Award in Tokyo on Friday for winning the Masters golf tournament. He was the first Japanese winner at Augusta National, the famous American club. Matsuyama won the low amateur title at the 2011 Masters just weeks after the earthquake, tsunami and the
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