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5:03 PM ET SAN DIEGO — Phil Mickelson realizes he has a rare combination going for him this week at the U.S. Open. He has the confidence from winning the PGA Championship last month, coupled with the extra motivation to prepare for an elusive title in his hometown. Mickelson, who turns 51 on Wednesday, said
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10:36 PM ET Associated Press DALY CITY, Calif. — Matilda Castren became the first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history Sunday in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, pulling away on the front-nine at foggy Lake Merced and holding off Min Lee by two strokes. “Oh, my God. I can’t believe it’s happening,” Castren said. “I mean,
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9:48 AM ET Overnight leader Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall struggled to a third-round 73 on a blustery day at Scandinavian Mixed on Saturday but managed to hold onto a share of the lead. Hedwall, 32, shares the lead at 12-under in Gothenburg, Sweden with three other players following a tough day three that included four bogeys
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10:48 PM ET Associated Press DALY CITY, Calif — Danielle Kang birdied the par-5 18th hole for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead Friday in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, the tour’s second straight event on the San Francisco Peninsula. Coming off a 35th-place tie last week in the U.S. Women’s Open at nearby Olympic
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9:06 PM ET Associated Press RIDGELAND, S.C. — Chesson Hadley is off to his best start on the PGA Tour since 2016, shooting a 5-under 66 on Friday for a two-stroke lead over Dustin Johnson in the Palmetto Championship at Congaree. Hadley was at 11-under 131 at Congaree Golf Club, his lowest total through 36
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11:04 PM ET Associated Press DALY CITY, Calif. — Irish rookie Leona Maguire shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday at Lake Merced to take the first-round lead in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, the tour’s second straight event on the San Francisco Peninsula. Lexi Thompson followed her Sunday back-nine meltdown in the U.S. Women’s Open at
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7:48 PM ET Associated Press RIDGELAND, S.C. — Dustin Johnson got off to a fast start Thursday at Congaree in his home-state Palmetto Championship, shooting a 6-under 65 that left him a shot behind leader Wes Roach. Johnson, the world’s top-ranked player and a South Carolina native, hadn’t played since missing the cut the last
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4:40 PM ET The head of the proposed Premier Golf League is hoping to have a conversation with PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan and has reached out to him this week with hopes of explaining his concept. Andy Gardiner, the CEO of the Premier Golf League, told ESPN an interview Wednesday that he’s been seeking
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1:05 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Mikko Korhonen of Finland withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday because of travel concerns getting to Torrey Pines. He was replaced in the field by Cole Hammer, the first alternate from the Columbus, Ohio, qualifier that featured the strongest field. Korhonen has never played in the
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12:32 PM ET When asked Wednesday what his issues are with Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka came back with another question. “How would I characterize it? I don’t know where you want to start, like I guess — where do you want to start?” Koepka said during a news conference from the Palmetto Championship at Congree.
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6:31 PM ET Associated Press BUENOS AIRES — Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera was extradited from Brazil to his homeland on Tuesday to face trial on charges he assaulted three former partners. Cabrera, who has won both the Masters and the U.S. Open, has been in jail since January when Brazil’s federal police arrested him on