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Each week on the Golf Digest Podcast, we give a “Nugget of the week.” It may as well be called “Let’s check Justin Ray’s Twitter feed.” That’s because Ray has become a must-follow in recent years for unearthing stats that keep Golf Twitter buzzing for days. Related: Catch up on all the Golf Digest Podcasts
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From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here’s every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of Nov. 11. Hatton wins six-man playoff It has been a trying two years for Tyrrell Hatton. Sunday’s performance, and payday, should alleviate those woes. With a par on the fourth extra
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Scott McCarron won the season-long Charles Schwab Cup points race and its $1 million prize on Sunday while holding a glass of wine and watching on a clubhouse television. More precisely, Jeff Maggert won it for him. “Are you kidding me?” McCarron said when he saw Maggert hole out his second shot from the fairway
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7:42 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Jeff Maggert holed out from 123 yards for eagle on the third playoff hole Sunday to win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and hand Scott McCarron the season points title on the PGA Tour Champions. Two holes earlier, Retief Goosen missed a 4-foot birdie putt that would have
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ANTALYA, Turkey — For the first time on the European Tour since the 2003 Alfred Dunhill Championship, there were six starters in a sudden-death—and ultimately floodlit—playoff for the Turkish Airlines Open title and the $2 million first-place check. Erik Van Rooyen, Kurt Kitayama, Tyrrell Hatton, Matthias Schwab, Victor Perez and Benjamin Hebert all shot 20-under-par
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11:38 AM ET England’s Tyrrell Hatton beat Austria’s Matthias Schwab on the fourth playoff hole to clinch his second Rolex Series title at the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya on Sunday after a dramatic six-man playoff. For the first time at a professional golf tournament, the floodlights were switched on at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal
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2:04 AM ET Associated Press SHIGA, Japan — Overnight leader Ai Suzuki shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 to win the LPGA Japan Classic by three strokes on Sunday. Suzuki carded her fifth birdie of the day on the par-5 18th hole at the Seta Golf Course to finish with a 17-under 199, three shots ahead
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7:45 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Jeff Maggert kept the lead Saturday in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, while Jerry Kelly had one of the best rounds of the day to get back in the fight for the PGA Tour Champions’ season points title. Maggert birdied the par-5 18th for a 2-under 69 and
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1:47 PM ET Rickie Fowler has withdrawn from next week’s Mayakoba Classic near Cancun, Mexico, due to an intestinal bacterial infection that he contracted while on his recent honeymoon. Fowler, who has not played since the Tour Championship in August and was not chosen by captain Tiger Woods on Thursday to be part of the
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12:11 PM ET Austria’s Matthias Schwab maintained his consistency and carded a six-under-par 66 to extend his overnight lead to three strokes after the third round at the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya on Saturday. Schwab, who led by one at halfway, eagled the first hole and sank six more birdies — offset by a
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2:02 AM ET Associated Press SHIGA, Japan — Local favorite Ai Suzuki shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Japan Classic on Saturday. Suzuki had seven birdies at the par-72 Seta Golf Course to finish her first two rounds at 12-under 132. Gaby Lopez shot
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7:47 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Jeff Maggert shot a 6-under 65 on Friday to increase his lead to four strokes in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, with Bernhard Langer second in a bid for his record sixth PGA Tour Champions season points title. Maggert birdied three of the first four holes in a
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12:13 PM ET Austria’s Matthias Schwab carded a second-round 67 to take a solo lead at the Turkish Open in Antalya on Friday. Schwab, 24, began the day as joint-leader before getting off to a great start with an eagle at the first. The Austrian made a birdie on the last home to secure a
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2:53 AM ET Associated Press SHIGA, Japan — Australian Hannah Green shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to finish the first round of the LPGA Japan Classic tied for the lead with local favorite Ai Suzuki. Green carded five birdies at the par-72 Seta Golf Course to finish one stroke ahead of six golfers, including
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There will come a week when golf is free of controversy. And when that time comes, there will be much rejoicing. But it will not be this week. The latest snafu, involving—you guessed it—a rules infraction, happened at the Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship. The biennial competition, a 54-hole four-ball comprised of 19 countries represented
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7:25 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Jeff Maggert used a hot new putter to take the first-round lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, and Bernhard Langer, Jerry Kelly, Retief Goosen and Colin Montgomerie made moves to catch Scott McCarron in the PGA Tour Champions’ season standings. Maggert shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday
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11:45 AM ET England’s Tom Lewis and Austria’s Matthias Schwab shared a one-shot lead after both carded a seven-under-par 65 in the first round of the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya on Thursday. Lewis sank eight birdies, including four in a row from the 15th hole, offset by a bogey on the par-three fifth while
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