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TOKYO — “I’ve missed this,” Tiger Woods said, flashing his unmistakable smile to a horde of shrieking fans cramped inside the Nike store in Harajuku. In the Q&A that followed, he clarified what exactly he meant by this. He’s missed Japan, where he hasn’t played an official round since the George W. Bush administration. He’s
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1:51 PM ET Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts captured his first European Tour title in seven years on Sunday, winning the French Open by one shot after a final round of 72. The 36-year-old, who held a three-shot lead coming into the final day at Le Golf National, fired three birdies and a superb eagle on the
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3:12 AM ET Associated Press JEJU ISLAND, South Korea — Justin Thomas won his 11th PGA Tour event and his second in South Korea in three years with a final-round 5-under 67 and a two-stroke victory over South Korean-born New Zealander Danny Lee in the CJ Cup. Thomas and Lee made it mostly a two-man
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7:56 AM ET Associated Press SHANGHAI — Jessica Korda shot a 6-under 66 in the third round, with eight birdies and two bogeys, to take a one-shot lead at the Buick LPGA Shanghai on Saturday. “I’ve been struggling a little bit with my swing, so I’ve been working on it every day. It’s slowly starting
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2:22 PM ET Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts fired a five-under-par 66 to join George Coetzee on top of the French Open leaderboard after the second round on Friday, a year after Le Golf National hosted the Ryder Cup. Despite bad weather conditions, Colsaerts managed seven birdies as his swing and putting made the difference, the Belgian
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2:22 AM ET Associated Press JEJU ISLAND, South Korea — Justin Thomas shot a 9-under 63 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead at CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, putting himself in position to win his second PGA Tour event in South Korea in three years. Thomas, who won the inaugural CJ Cup in 2017,
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Before the United States Golf Association made the final decisions on the rules overhaul that brought us flagstick-in putting, knee-height drops and common sense about accidentally moving balls, the governing body asked golfers to email suggestions. My idea to grant every golfer a set number of minutes to search for lost balls per round (find
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8:26 AM ET Associated Press SHANGHAI — Amy Yang and Nasa Hataoka shared the lead at 5-under 67 after the first round of the Buick LPGA Shanghai on Thursday. Both players had six birdies and a bogey for a one-stroke lead. “I’m happy how I played today,” Yang said. “My swing felt very stable …
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6:25 PM ET Associated Press FRENCH LICK, Ind. — Helen Alfredsson added the Senior LPGA Championship to her U.S. Senior Women’s Open title, rallying Wednesday at cold and windy French Lick Resort to sweep the two major championships of the season. Two strokes behind Juli Inkster entering the day, Alfredsson closed with a 2-under 70
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GOLFTV’s “The Challenge: Japan Skins” will take place on a Japanese golf course on Monday, but the new event got quite the introduction in a Japanese classroom. Well, sort of. In case you haven’t seen The Challenge’s promo in which HIdeki Matsuyama teaches his three opponents—Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day—a bit of Japanese,
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10:48 AM ET Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he is writing his first-ever memoir, to be called “BACK,” which was described in a news release as the “first and only account directly from Woods, with the full cooperation of his friends, family and inner circle.” Woods, who at 43 won the Masters earlier this year
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The PGA Tour heads to Asia for a three-tournament swing, which begins this week in South Korea at The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges. The tour then heads to Japan for the inaugural ZOZO Championship, followed by the WGC-HSBC Champions in China. Brooks Koepka is the defending champion at the CJ Cup, and is in
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