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Ryo Hisatsune, who last year became the first Japanese to be named the European tour's Rookie of the Year, will make his debut at Augusta National this April.
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Feb 22, 2024
Japan's Hisatsune among three to accept special Masters invitations
Hisatsune, who last year became the first Japanese to be named the European tour's Rookie of the Year, will make his debut at Augusta National this April.
Rikuya Hoshino won the Qatar Open in Doha on Sunday.
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Feb 12, 2024
Rikuya Hoshino earns first European Tour title with win at Qatar Open
He became the first Japanese player to win the event and only the fourth to win on the European Tour after Isao Aoki, Hideki Matsuyama and Ryo Hisatsune.
Nick Dunlap plays his shot on the ninth hole during the final round of The American Express golf tournament at PGA West Stadium Course, La Quinta, California, on Sunday.
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Jan 23, 2024
Amateur Dunlap mulls future after PGA Tour win
Dunlap became the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since 1991 on Sunday.
Ayaka Furue hits her tee shot on the ninth hole during the final round of the  Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday.
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Jan 22, 2024
Ayaka Furue finishes in tie for fourth behind Lydia Ko in LPGA opener
Overnight leader Lydia Ko claimed a two-stroke victory on Sunday.
Rory McIlroy speaks during a news conference in Boston in November.
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Jan 10, 2024
Rory McIlroy has 'dream scenario' for a new world tour
The star golfer would like to see golf take a more global approach by tapping into markets like Japan and Australia.
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Dec 19, 2023
Teen Boriboonsub wins Saudi Open for third title in three weeks
Boriboonsub had won the Aramco Invitational two weeks ago on the Asian Development Tour and followed it up with victory at the Thailand Open last week.
Tiger Woods walks onto the 18th green with his daughter Sam Woods during the PNC Championship at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday.
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Dec 18, 2023
Woods optimistic following family weekend at PNC Championship
Woods said his surgically repaired right ankle continues to hold up well and that he recovered quickly after the Hero World Challenge earlier this month.
Tiger Woods laughs at a comment made by Justin Thomas (back) during the PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday.
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Dec 17, 2023
PGA Tour still aims to meet deadline for Saudi alliance, Woods says
The PGA Tour, scrambling to finalize its merger plans ahead of the deadline, has said it would proceed with talks with U.S.-based Strategic Sports Group.
Tiger Woods on the 18th green during the second round of the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, on April 8.
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Dec 5, 2023
Tiger Woods vaults 430 spots, drawing scrutiny to world rankings
Woods, who was making his first start since withdrawing from the Masters in April, had fallen to a career-low 1,328th in the OWGR by last week.
Chile's Joaquin Niemann (left) and Japan's Rikuya Hoshino line up their putts during a playoff on the final day of the Australian Open in Sydney on Sunday.
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Dec 3, 2023
Niemann tops Hoshino in Australian Open playoff
South Africa's Ashleigh Buhai retained the title in the women's Australian Open, being played in parallel on the same course.
Tiger Woods during the second round of The Masters in Augusta, Georgia, in April
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Nov 29, 2023
'Rusty' Tiger curious about form at 'pain-free' comeback
Woods, a 15-time major winner, will play in the Hero World Challenge starting Thursday.
Miyuu Yamashita took the JLPGA's money title for the second straight year in a row, adding ¥30 million ($201,000) from the season finale.
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Nov 26, 2023
Yamashita wins JLPGA season finale to finish as points leader
Yamashita finished at 10-under 278, three strokes ahead of Sayaka Takahashi, at Miyazaki Country Club for her third major victory on the Japan LPGA Tour.
Rory McIlroy lines up his putt during the Ryder Cup in Rome on Oct. 1. The popular golfer has made no secret that the PGA Tour's secret talks with Saudi Arabia had blindsided and stung him.
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Nov 15, 2023
Rory McIlroy resigns from PGA Tour board
The decision by one of golf's most popular athletes is a particularly public blow to the tour and its board.
Tiger Woods competes at the British Open in July 2022.
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Nov 8, 2023
Tiger Woods to own and play for Florida team in virtual golf league
The team will begin play in January when TGL launches its inaugural season at a custom-built arena in Florida.
Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Mone Inami (left) won the LPGA Japan Classic on Sunday after overnight co-leader Nasa Hataoka fell apart in the final round.
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Nov 5, 2023
Inami wins LPGA Japan Classic after Hataoka collapse
Inami finished with a 22-under score of 266, a stroke ahead of Shiho Kuwaki and South Korea's Bae Seon-woo.
Crushers team captain Bryson Dechambeau (right) and Charles Howell III celebrates after winning the LIV Golf team championship at Trump National Doral, in Doral, Florida, on Sunday.
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Oct 23, 2023
LIV Golf heads into offseason full of uncertainty
Bryson DeChambeau's Crushers won the LIV Golf Team Championship on Sunday.
Collin Morikawa receives the winner's trophy after the final round of the Zozo Championship in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, on Sunday.
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Oct 22, 2023
Collin Morikawa cruises to Zozo Championship title
The two-time major winner was playing his first tournament since being part of the American team that failed to retain the Ryder Cup in Rome.
American Justin Suh putts on the 7th green during the third round of the Zozo Championships in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, on Saturday.
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Oct 21, 2023
Justin Suh seizes lead heading into final day of Zozo Championship
Suh, a tour rookie with two top-10 finishes this season, had five birdies and two bogeys in the third round.
Beau Hossler tees off on the 10th hole during the second round of the Zozo Championship at Narashino Country Club in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture.
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Oct 20, 2023
Beau Hossler takes one shot lead at Zozo Championship
Hossler had seven birdies and two bogeys in the second round.
Collin Morikawa tees off on the 10th hole during the first round of the Zozo Championship in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, on Thursday.
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Oct 19, 2023
Collin Morikawa fires 64 for first-round lead at Zozo Championship
Morikawa, a two-time major champion, had a birdie-birdie start from the 10th hole and finished the day with four more birdies.

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