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Zika fears rife among Olympic-bound golfers

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Olympic qualifying for golf ends in seven weeks, at which time players will have to determine if medals outweigh mosquitoes. For now, there is only concern. Rory McIlroy was the latest player to say Zika was in the back of his mind. In an interview with the BBC after his ...

May 22, 2016

Mika Miyazato falls three shots back at Kingsmill Championship

Mika Miyazato slipped three shots off the pace after carding a 1-under-par 70 in the third round of the Kingsmill Championship on Saturday. Miyazato, who dropped into a share of second on Friday after leading the first round, made four birdies against a costly ...

Crane, Spieth strong early

May 21, 2016

Crane, Spieth strong early

For Jordan Spieth, it only seems as if it has been a while since he topped a leaderboard. For Ben Crane, it actually had been. Crane shot a 7-under 63 on Friday at the Byron Nelson to take the second-round lead at 12-under 128. ...

May 20, 2016

After federal probe, Mickelson to repay almost $1 million

Phil Mickelson paid off a debt to a professional gambler with nearly $1 million that was unfairly reaped from an insider trading scheme, according to a federal investigation that led to two arrests but spared the golf great from criminal charges. Mickelson, named as ...

Miyazato takes lead at Kingsmill Championship

May 20, 2016

Miyazato takes lead at Kingsmill Championship

Mika Miyazato had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and finished with a 6-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Kingsmill Championship. In tricky conditions on the rain-soaked River Course, the 26-year-old closed her opening nine with the birdie run, ...

Day goes wire-to-wire to win Players Championship

May 16, 2016

Day goes wire-to-wire to win Players Championship

Jason Day wanted to win The Players Championship so badly that he wasn’t going to let anything stop him. Not the super-slick greens that nearly derailed him Saturday. Not the three muffed chips that turned a potential birdie into an unsettling bogey as he ...

Matsuyama soars to second at Players Championship

May 15, 2016

Matsuyama soars to second at Players Championship

Hideki Matsuyama shot a 5-under-par 67 to shoot up the leaderboard from 36th and into a tie for second place after the third round of The Players Championship on Saturday. On a day when only six players broke par, Matsuyama, who had seven birdies ...

Day takes three-shot lead at Players Championship

May 14, 2016

Day takes three-shot lead at Players Championship

The sky was getting so dark that Jason Day could barely see the flag on the 14th hole, much less the small crowd that waited out a two-hour storm delay Friday at The Players Championship. The way he was playing, he sure could hear ...

May 6, 2016

Miyazato cards 2-under 70 in opening round

Ai Miyazato shot a 2-under 70 to tie for eighth place after the first round of the Yokohama Tire Classic on Thursday, five strokes behind leader Laetitia Beck of Israel. Miyazato carded one eagle alongside four birdies and as many bogeys amid strong winds ...

May 5, 2016

Pak granted special exemption for U.S. Women's Open

Retiring South Korean great Se Ri Pak has received a special exemption from the U.S. Golf Association to play in the U.S. Women’s Open. The USGA announced the exemption Wednesday for the July 7-10 event at CordeValle in San Martin, California. Pak won the ...

Spieth refusing to dwell on Masters

May 4, 2016

Spieth refusing to dwell on Masters

Jordan Spieth understands his meltdown at the end of the Masters will follow him. And three weeks later, Spieth’s not quite ready to say he’s over letting a five-shot lead in the final round morph into that awkward ceremony in the Butler Cabin that ...

May 1, 2016

Woods could return for Memorial: sources

Tiger Woods has made accommodation plans for the Memorial tournament in Ohio, sources have told Reuters, suggesting the Jack Nicklaus-hosted event could mark the former world No. 1’s PGA Tour return from back surgery. Although Woods has made no commitment to the Memorial, and ...

Apr 30, 2016

Ishikawa pleased with progress in recovery from back injury

Ryo Ishikawa, out since mid-February with a lower-back injury, told Kyodo News Saturday he is recovered to the extent he can take full swings with irons but is still uncertain when he can make a comeback. The 24-year-old was diagnosed with lumber discopathy after ...