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Koepka withdraws from Presidents Cup

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Brooks Koepka’s knee injury is bad enough that he withdrew from the Presidents Cup three weeks before it begins.

Koepka, the No. 1 player in the world who led all qualifiers for the American team, said Wednesday the injury he suffered Oct. 18 at the CJ Cup in South Korea is not recovering well enough for him to complete Dec. 12-15 at Royal Melbourne in Australia.

U.S. captain Tiger Woods replaced him with Rickie Fowler.


Lowry eyes ending season No. 1 in Europe

Shane Lowry started 2019 by ending a 3+-year wait for a victory.

In the middle of the year came his first major title, at the British Open in Royal Portrush. Read More...

LPGA finale a sprint toward $1.5M prize

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Jin Young Ko won twice as many tournaments as anyone else on the LPGA Tour this year. Her four victories included two majors. Her dominance was so thorough that she wrapped up the points-based award as player of the year with three tournaments remaining.

And with $1.5 million available to the winner in the season finale, none of that matters. Read More...

Whan inks extension as LPGA commissioner

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Mike Whan pulled the LPGA Tour out of a deep hole when he took over as a commissioner nine years ago, and he’s not finished yet.

Whan has signed what the LPGA described only as a long-term contract extension that keeps him in charge as women’s golf tries to expand its exposure through a new television deal being negotiated. Read More...

Kupcho’s successful year comes to an end

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) The goal for Jennifer Kupcho was to get to the CME Group Tour Championship. Now that she’s here, a big part of her can’t wait for it to end.

Even for a 22-year-old fresh out of college, Kupcho has every reason to be worn out. Read More...

Todd wins Mayakoba for 2nd title in row

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) Two tournaments, two victories.

They didn't make Brendon Todd forget about the dark years, when he had the full yips so bad he didn't know where the ball was going and made only two cuts in 35 events he played over three years. Read More...

Fleetwood rallies, wins Nedbank playoff

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) Tommy Fleetwood made three eagles and came from six shots behind to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge in a playoff on Sunday.

Fleetwood beat Marcus Kinhult on the first extra hole at Sun City for a fifth European Tour victory and his first at the Nedbank. The Englishman made par and Sweden's Kinhult a bogey in the playoff on No. 18. Read More...

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