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FedEx St Jude Championship: Smith’s No.1 ranking dreams derailed by penalty as Zalatoris claims first Tour win

Open champion at St. Andrews in July, the Australian arrived at TPC Southwind in Memphis knowing a win would see him leapfrog Scottie Scheffler to No. 1 in the world for the first time in his career. Two strokes behind overnight leader J.J. Spaun ahead of Sunday’s deciding round, Smith …

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‘Times are changing’: Ashleigh Buhai braced for new life after history-making first major win at Women’s British Open

As Muirfield — home to a golf club founded in 1744 — played host to the women’s event for the first time, Ashleigh Buhai lifted her first major title on her 221st career LPGA Tour start. On an enthralling final day befitting of the occasion, the South African snatched victory …

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Kim Joo-hyung: South Korean, 20, soars to historic first PGA Tour win

CNN  —  South Korea’s Kim “Tom” Joo-Hyung became the second-youngest winner on the PGA Tour since the Second World War with a convincing win at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday. The 20-year-old shot a nine-under 61 to clinch a comfortable five-shot victory in North Carolina, making him the first player …

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Women’s British Open: Ashleigh Buhai rallies from late collapse to win first major title in playoff

The South African had held a five-stroke lead heading into Sunday’s final round, but a disastrous triple bogey at the 15th hole saw three-time major champion Chun In-gee draw level at 10-under to force a sudden death playoff. Matching each other for par, bogey, par, the pair could not be …

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Muirfield hosts the Women’s Open for first time, five years after first allowing women members

It has been a long wait that looked set to be prolonged in May 2016 when the privately owned club’s members — The Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers — voted against overturning its male-only membership policy. Established in 1744 at Leith in Edinburgh, the club moved to the East Lothian …

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Phil Mickelson, 10 other LIV golfers file antitrust lawsuit against PGA Tour

CNN  —  Six-time major champion Phil Mickelson and 10 other golfers on the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series filed an antitrust lawsuit Wednesday to challenge their suspensions by the PGA Tour. Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones, who are three of the 11 golfers listed on the lawsuit, are …

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Fan picks up Nelly Korda’s golf ball while it’s still in play at the Evian Championship

This was the bizarre scenario Nelly Korda found herself in at the Evian Championship on Sunday, in Évian-les-Bains, France, as the American golfer’s ball — having only just rolled to a stop — was picked up by a spectator. The 2021 Women’s PGA Championship winner had made a strong start …

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Evian Championship: Brooke Henderson wins second career major after final flourish

CNN  —  Brooke Henderson clinched her second career major in stunning fashion after a chaotic final round at the Evian Championship in Évian-les-Bains, France, on Sunday. The 24-year-old bounced back from two bogeys and a double bogey to birdie three of the last five holes to secure a one-stroke victory …

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Magnus Carlsen says he has no ‘inclination’ to defend his world title next year

CNN  —  Magnus Carlsen says he will not defend his world championship title next year against Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi because he has no motivation to play the match. The Norwegian grandmaster successfully defended his title against the Russian last year but says he has no “inclination” to play in the …

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LIV Golf: Donald Trump tells golfers to join controversial tour and ‘take the money now’

CNN  —  Former US President Donald Trump told golfers that they should join the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series and “take the money now,” as the breakaway series prepares for its next event at Trump National Golf Bedminster, New Jersey, from July 29-31. “All of those golfers that remain …

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