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7:06 PM ET Leg day will have an entirely new meaning on the PGA Tour. The PGA Tour has relaxed its player attire guidelines and will allow players to wear shorts during practice and pro-am rounds at its events, starting with this week’s WGC-Mexico Championship and Puerto Rico Open. Golfers must continue wearing long pants
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Erik Compton was in his car Sunday afternoon, driving across Florida from Sarasota—where he had just finished T-47 in the Web.com Tour’s LECOM Suncoast Classic—to his home in Miami. “I’ll have time to do my laundry, re-pack and then wake up at 2:30 to catch a flight to Puerto Rico,” he said with a laugh.
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Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. 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 Feb. 18. Holmes outlasts Thomas at Riviera It was a marathon at
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8:49 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — J.B. Holmes rallied from a four-shot deficit in the final round and won a marathon finish Sunday in the Genesis Open for his first victory in three years and a trip back to the Masters. Holmes closed with a 1-under 70, and that was enough to overcome
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1:28 PM ET Associated Press ADELAIDE, Australia — Nelly Korda added to her family’s impressive sports pedigree Down Under with a win Sunday in the Women’s Australian Open. Korda led by 3 strokes after the third round, increased it to 4 with a tap-in birdie on the 10th and added a 25-foot birdie on the
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1:26 PM ET LOS ANGELES — After a hot start to his third round that began on Saturday evening, Tiger Woods finished off a 6-under-par 65 on Sunday at Riviera Country Club and was quickly headed back out for the final round of the Genesis Open. Woods started the round in sizzling fashion on Saturday,
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9:19 PM ET LOS ANGELES — It took him until late Saturday afternoon, but Tiger Woods finally got hot at chilly Riviera, starting the third round of the Genesis Open with five consecutive 3s, including an eagle and three birdies. The run vaulted him from just inside the cut line to inside the top-15 as
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10:10 PM ET ESPN News Services LOS ANGELES — Justin Thomas got a lot done in eight holes Saturday, leaving with a one-shot lead over Adam Scott and facing a marathon finish in the rain-delayed Genesis Open. Thomas played six holes in the morning, nearly holing a 9-iron and then making par with a flop
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Just when you thought we’ve seen everything from Phil Mickelson, his short-game repertoire has officially been expanded. Add “flop shot over an enormous hospitality chalet” to the list of shots the 44-time PGA Tour winner is willing to pull off. On the final hole of his second round, Phil pulled his approach to Riviera County
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10:10 PM ET LOS ANGELES — On a cool, wet, mostly miserable day, Tiger Woods played more holes in competition than at any point in his comeback from spinal fusion surgery nearly two years ago. And with mixed results that left him frustrated. Woods played 30 holes at Riviera Country Club on Friday and lamented
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9:13 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Justin Thomas put together enough birdies in a cold rain at Riviera to reach 10-under par and share the lead with Adam Scott when the second round of the Genesis Open was halted by darkness. Beginning in 2020, the Genesis Open will have a significantly higher purse,
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Matt Kuchar has apologized for “out-of-touch and insensitive” comments he made on Wednesday regarding his payment of caddie David Giral Ortiz following his victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in November. Ortiz, a local looper at the club, filled in for Kuchar’s regular caddie and helped the PGA Tour veteran pick up his first win
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PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Matt Kuchar heard a few catcalls from spectators at the Genesis Open on Friday. He’s seen the negativity on social media and in the golf world at large. And he decided to make amends. Following his first round Friday at Riviera Country Club, Kuchar issued a statement in which he apologized
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4:48 PM ET Associated Press FAR HILLS, N.J. — Teen prodigy Lucy Li gets to keep her amateur status after the USGA gave her a warning for appearing in an Apple Watch advertisement. That clears the way for the 16-year-old Li to play in the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur the first week in April.
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After weeks of speculation, Matt Kuchar confirmed on Wednesday he paid David Giral Ortiz, a local caddie nicknamed El Tucan, $5,000 after earning nearly $1.3 million for winning the Mayakoba Golf Classic in November. Whether the payment was fair (typically, a player’s full-time PGA Tour caddie receives 10 percent of a first-place check) has caused
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9:41 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — One of the wildest pars Phil Mickelson ever made didn’t even count. Neither did one of the worst lies Jordan Spieth ever had. Fifty minutes into the start of the Genesis Open, with only 30 players having teed off, the opening round was scrapped because of increasing
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