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Nomura takes lead at Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Apr 24, 2016

Nomura takes lead at Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Haru Nomura shot a 1-under 71 in cool and breezy conditions Saturday at Lake Merced to maintain a three-stroke lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. The 23-year-old had three birdies and two bogeys to reach 10-under 206 with one round left. Nomura traded ...

Nomura takes three-shot lead at Swinging Skirts

Apr 23, 2016

Nomura takes three-shot lead at Swinging Skirts

Haru Nomura shot a 2-under 70 in windy conditions Friday at Lake Merced to take the second-round lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. The 23-year-old Japanese player had a 9-under 135 total for a three-stroke lead over South Koreans Ryu So-yeon and Choi ...

Matsuyama fades at Masters

Apr 11, 2016

Matsuyama fades at Masters

Hideki Matsuyama’s bid to become the first Japanese man to win a major crumbled in a 1-over-par final-round 73 on Sunday at the Masters, where he finished five strokes back of England’s Danny Willett in a tie for seventh. The 24-year-old Matsuyama started in ...

Matsuyama two shots off lead at Masters

Apr 10, 2016

Matsuyama two shots off lead at Masters

A wayward putter cost Hideki Matsuyama two late bogeys in the third round of the Masters on Saturday, but he goes into the final 18 holes in a tie for third, just two strokes behind leader and defending champion Jordan Spieth. “There were very ...

Spieth gets off to strong start

Apr 8, 2016

Spieth gets off to strong start

Jordan Spieth is off to another great start in the Masters because of the way he finished. His two biggest rivals were left behind because they couldn’t. Spieth capped off the only bogey-free round in the wicked wind at Augusta National by making a ...

Spieth hopes to lean on experience

Apr 6, 2016

Spieth hopes to lean on experience

Packing for a three-week road trip reminded Jordan Spieth that winning the Masters wasn’t as easy as he made it look. Driving down Magnolia Lane made it all seem possible again. Among the clothes he packed was the green jacket that had been hanging ...

Apr 5, 2016

Olympic golf champions get free pass to majors

When golf returns to the Olympics in Rio, the winners will receive more than a gold medal. They’ll also get a free pass to all the major championships. The governing bodies for men’s and women’s golf announced the exemptions Monday at Augusta National, adding ...

Miyazato collapses as Ko wins second major

Apr 4, 2016

Miyazato collapses as Ko wins second major

Ai Miyazato suffered a final-round meltdown and finished tied for 18th as New Zealand’s world No. 1 Lydia Ko became the youngest two-time major champion with victory at the ANA Inspiration on Sunday. Miyazato started the day in title contention two strokes off the ...

Miyazato falls behind leader Thompson at ANA Inspiration

Apr 3, 2016

Miyazato falls behind leader Thompson at ANA Inspiration

Ai Miyazato surrendered her share of the lead after carding a 1-under-par 71 in the third round of the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California, on Saturday. The former world No. 1 had two birdies and a bogey at Mission Hills Country Club but ...

Miyazato in tie for lead at ANA Inspiration

Apr 2, 2016

Miyazato in tie for lead at ANA Inspiration

Ai Miyazato maintained her share of the lead as a surging Lexi Thompson used length and strength to join her atop the ANA Inspiration leaderboard Friday. Miyazato, who was tied for the first-round lead with Azahara Munoz, followed her opening 67 with a 70. ...

Woods decides to not participate in Masters

Apr 2, 2016

Woods decides to not participate in Masters

Tiger Woods is going to Augusta National next week — to eat, not play. Woods made official Friday night what most observers figured all along. Recovery from two back surgeries last year has not progressed to the point where he is ready to tee ...