Golf

8:21 PM ET Associated Press BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Henrik Stenson‘s decision that cost him the European Ryder Cup captaincy paid large and immediate dividends Sunday when he won the LIV Golf Invitational event at Bedminster and picked up more than $4 million for three days’ work. Staked to a 3-shot lead going into the third
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6:40 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — Tony Finau has changed the conversation about him in less than a calendar year. Finau ran away with the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday at Detroit Golf Club to become the first player in three years to win consecutive PGA Tour events in the regular season. He closed
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11:59 AM ET Associated Press American Sean Crocker held off a spirited challenge from Eddie Pepperell to claim his first European tour title with a wire-to-wire victory in the Hero Open on Sunday. Crocker carded a final-round 68 at Fairmont St Andrews to finish 22-under par and a shot ahead of Pepperell, who had piled
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10:00 PM ET Associated Press BANDON, Ore. — Wenyi Ding became the first male Chinese winner in U.S. Golf Association history Saturday, beating Caleb Surratt 3 and 2 in the U.S. Junior Amateur final at Bandon Dunes. Ding, 17, was 8-up with eight holes to play in the 36-hole match, lost five straight, then halved
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6:45 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — Tony Finau shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to match Taylor Pendrith at 21-under 195 with a round left in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. The 3M Open winner last week in Minnesota, Finau is trying to become the first golfer to win consecutive regular-season tournaments in three years.
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8:11 PM ET Associated Press BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Henrik Stenson had a happy return to golf after being removed as European Ryder Cup captain, making eight birdies in his LIV Golf Invitational debut at Bedminster for a 7-under 64 to share the 18-hole lead with Patrick Reed. Phil Mickelson‘s return to the area wasn’t entirely
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7:55 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — Taylor Pendrith grew up getting breaks from golf, putting the clubs away each winter in Canada. That may have helped him when he had to miss nearly four months of competition due to a painful injury earlier this year. Pendrith shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take
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10:01 AM ET Charles Barkley says he’s sticking to the NBA, turning away from any further overtures to join LIV Golf as a broadcaster. “I want to thank Greg Norman and LIV for their interest in me,” Barkley told the New York Post. “I wish those guys great success and nothing but the best. But,
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7:31 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — Tony Finau sent an approach from 250 yards soaring over trees and onto the seventh green at Detroit Golf Club, going for the reward and ignoring the risk with a difficult shot. The way he has been playing over the last week, it made a lot of sense.
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