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6:46 PM ET The PGA Tour put in place this year a $40 million bonus plan that will pay the top 10 players based on how much they “move the needle” rather than their performance on the course. In theory, players such as Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth could
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3:15 PM ET Charlotte GibsonESPN Inspired by the WNBA’s #OrangeHoodie campaign and the attention that it brought the league, Michelle Wie West has worked with the LPGA to design the #HoodieForGolf campaign to spread more awareness for women’s golf and amplify women’s sports. “We wanted to create this hoodie to help elevate the visibility of
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5:20 PM ET A limited number of spectators will be permitted to attend both the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines (South) in San Diego and the U.S. Women’s Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco this June. To do so under California guidelines, residents of the state must provide a negative COVID-19 test or
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12:41 PM ET The PGA Tour is strongly encouraging its players and caddies to get COVID-19 vaccines, sending a memo Monday that outlined how it will eventually stop on-site testing while also attempting to debunk some of the myths associated with the shots. In the memo obtained by ESPN, the tour said while it will
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6:57 PM ET Associated Press HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Stewart Cink shot a steady, stress-free 70 to cap off a dominant, record-breaking week that resulted in his third RBC Heritage title on Sunday. The 47-year-old Cink finished at 19-under 265 at Harbour Town, 4 shots better than Emiliano Grillo and Harold Varner III. Grillo
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1:01 AM ET Associated Press KAPOLEI, Hawaii — Lydia Ko is golfing like she is a kid again. In other words, she’s tough to beat. No one came close at this week’s Lotte Championship. Ko torched Kapolei Golf Club and tournament records in the process. A final-round 65 Saturday left her at 28-under 260 and
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6:45 PM ET Associated Press HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Stewart Cink maintained his five-stroke lead and set another scoring mark at the RBC Heritage with a 2-under 69 on Saturday, moving closer to his third victory at Harbour Town Golf Links. Cink, 47, cooled off from his pace in the first two rounds, when
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6:29 PM ET Associated Press NAPLES, Fla. — Fred Couples took 11 holes before making a birdie Saturday and then made birdie on his last two holes for a 3-under 69 and a share of the lead with Robert Karlsson in the Chubb Classic. Karlsson, the former Ryder Cup player from Sweden, hit his approach
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12:33 AM ET Associated Press KAPOLEI, Hawaii — Lydia Ko again put herself in position for her first win in three years, shooting a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Lotte Championship. Nelly Korda, who went back and forth with Ko for the lead throughout the
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7:49 PM ET Associated Press NAPLES, Fla. — Fred Couples put in more work than usual to get ready for the Masters, only to have his worst performance in 36 appearances. Back on the PGA Tour Champions, he was more at ease and close to flawless. Couples didn’t miss a fairway, setting up wedges or
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7:38 PM ET Associated Press HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Two-time champion Stewart Cink moved into position for a third RBC Heritage title, shooting a second straight 63 to set the 36-hole scoring mark at Harbour Town. Cink, 47, appears unstoppable after two amazing days. He sits at 16-under 126, five shots ahead of Corey
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5:35 PM ET Associated Press Alejandro Canizares defied chilly and windy conditions to shoot a 5-under 67 Thursday for a one-stroke lead after the opening day of the Austrian Open. The Spaniard carded an eagle and four birdies to sit in front of a quartet of players, which included former No. 1 Martin Kaymer and
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8:48 PM ET Associated Press KAPOLEI, Hawaii — Lydia Ko went low again, shooting a 9-under 63 at Kapolei Golf Club on Thursday to take a 3-stroke lead midway through the second round at the Lotte Championship. Ko, a two-time major champion who’s seeking her first win since 2018, is 24 under par her last
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7:28 PM ET Associated Press HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Cameron Smith birdied the difficult 17th and 18th holes at Harbour Town to shoot a 9-under 62, his career low on the PGA Tour, and take a one-shot lead over Stewart Cink at the RBC Heritage on Thursday. Cink finished his 63 around lunchtime, and
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1:07 AM ET Associated Press KAPOLEI, Hawaii — Fast finishes put Yuka Saso and Brittany Altomare at the top of the Lotte Championship leaderboard Wednesday morning with rounds of 8-under 64. No one caught them in ideal afternoon conditions at Kapolei Golf Club. Fourth-ranked Nelly Korda came closest, shooting a 65 that left her tied
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11:04 AM ET The PGA Tour is putting a retail sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale, one of golf’s most raucous environments. The PGA Tour announced Tuesday that DraftKings will operate the first-of-its-kind sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale and become the exclusive sports betting partner of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Three locations at TPC Scottsdale are being
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