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Matsuyama starts strong at Kapalua

/ Jan 6, 2017

Matsuyama starts strong at Kapalua

Hideki Matsuyama sits four shots off the lead after Thursday’s first round of the SBS Tournament of Champions. Matsuyama shot a bogey-free 4-under-par 69 to finish the day in a tie for seventh behind the United States’ day-one leader Jimmy Walker, who cut up ...

/ Jan 6, 2017

PGA announces new streaming deal with Twitter

You can follow golfers Tiger Woods, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy on their Twitter accounts. Now you can watch them play there, too. The PGA Tour has agreed to make Twitter Inc. the exclusive outlet for more than 70 hours of competition across 31 ...

/ Dec 13, 2016

Mickelson out after hernia surgery

Phil Mickelson has had surgery for a sports hernia for the second time in three months and is not sure when he will play next. Mickelson first had surgery on his hernia in October, right after playing in the Safeway Open. His management company ...

Matsuyama not getting carried away by stunning form

/ Dec 12, 2016

Matsuyama not getting carried away by stunning form

Hideki Matsuyama is not letting his end-of-year trophy extravaganza turn into a distraction, he said Monday, with his poor run of mid-season form ensuring he stays grounded ahead of next season. “I wrapped up in a good fashion, but there was a long period ...

Hataoka earns LPGA Tour card

/ Dec 5, 2016

Hataoka earns LPGA Tour card

Nasa Hataoka earned an LPGA Tour berth on Sunday, making her eligible to play in the majority of tournaments on the U.S. women’s golf tour next season. The 17-year-old finished in a five-way tie for 14th place with a total score of 5-under-par 355 ...

/ Dec 4, 2016

Hataoka drops to fourth at LPGA qualifying school

Nasa Hataoka relinquished her lead and dropped to fourth in the qualifying school for the U.S. LPGA Tour on Saturday, shooting a 3-over-par 75 as she reached the final round. The 17-year-old had a rough day on the same par-72 course where she shot ...

/ Dec 3, 2016

Hataoka in first place in qualifying

Teen Nasa Hataoka shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the third of five rounds in the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament. The 17-year-old Hataoka had four birdies and a bogey on the Jones Course to reach 14-under 202 at ...

Matsuyama tied for lead with Johnson; Tiger 6 back

/ Dec 3, 2016

Matsuyama tied for lead with Johnson; Tiger 6 back

Hideki Matsuyama, making the most of a hot putter, shot a five-under par 67 Friday to match U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson for the lead at the Hero World Challenge. Sixth-ranked Matsuyama, coming off three Asian triumphs in the past six weeks, moved even ...

/ Dec 1, 2016

Hataoka starts strong in qualifying school

Teenager Nasa Hataoka got off to a strong start in her bid to earn a tour card on the U.S. LPGA Tour for next season, shooting a 4-under-par 68 on Wednesday for a tie for third place in the first round of the final ...

Matsuyama, Ishikawa finish sixth at golf World Cup

/ Nov 27, 2016

Matsuyama, Ishikawa finish sixth at golf World Cup

The Japanese pair of Hideki Matsuyama and Ryo Ishikawa finished in a tie for sixth at the ISPS Handa World Cup on Sunday, holing out of the tournament at 14 under and six strokes behind winners Thorbjorn Olesen and Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark. Starting ...

/ Nov 13, 2016

Matsuyama takes title at Taiheiyo Masters

Hideki Matsuyama rewrote the tournament record for the lowest 72-hole stroke total by one with a 23-under-par 265, leading all four days en route to victory at the Taiheiyo Masters golf tournament Sunday. The seven-shot victory over South Korean Song Young-han at Taiheiyo Club ...