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  • Bishop firing backed for "lil girl" Poulter row

    PGA commissioner Tim Finchem and the LPGA both came out solidly Saturday in support of the firing of Ted Bishop as PGA of America president after "inappropriate" remarks on Twitter. Bishop called British golfer Ian Poulter a "lil girl" on Twitter and a Facebook posting, prompting the PGA of America…

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  • Olesen leads Perth International 3rd round lead

    Thorbjorn Olesen's bunker shots and putting helped him grind out a 5-under 67 Saturday to lead the Perth International golf tournament by three strokes after the third round. Olesen of Norway had six birdies and a bogey to reach 16-under after three rounds, matching the score that won the inaugural…

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  • Golf-Players weigh in on Bishop-Poulter spat

    Disparaging comments made by the PGA of America president on social media networks at the expense of Ian Poulter sparked instant debate in the golfing world on Friday, reactions ranging from "disappointing" to "just unfortunate". Late on Thursday, PGA of America president Ted Bishop referred to…

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  • Tennis-Wozniacki targets New York marathon after tennis loss

    Rather than take an immediate break after losing to Serena Williams at the WTA Finals on Saturday, Wozniacki is already looking ahead to another sporting challenge -- her first marathon. The Dane has been pounding the streets for months to prepare herself for the ultimate test of endurance, which…

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  • Aussie Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific amateur

    Antonio Murdaca of Australia shot a 4-under 68 to lead the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship after two rounds by a shot from compatriot and overnight leader Todd Sinnott on Friday. Murdaca had five birdies and a bogey at Royal Melbourne to take his two-round total to 7-under 137, edging…

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  • Korda, Pace tied for lead at China LPGA

    Jessica Korda and Lee-Anne Pace were tied for the lead Saturday at the LPGA Blue Bay Championship in China. South Africa's Pace (67, 66) and Korda (66, 67) of the United States are level on 133 going into Sunday's final round, with South Korea's Chella Choi a shot behind. Korda's day started badly…

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  • Cook, Dawson share Champions Tour lead

    John Cook and Marco Dawson shared the first-round lead at 7-under 65 on Friday in the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship, the final full-field event of the season. Scott Dunlap was a stroke back at TPC San Antonio, and Jay Haas was at 67 along with Guy Boros, Bart Bryant, Gary Hallberg, Tom Lehman,…

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  • PGA president fired for 'insensitive' remarks

    (Reuters) - PGA of America president Ted Bishop was removed from office on Friday by his board of directors for "insensitive gender-based statements" posted on social media at the expense of English golfer Ian Poulter. Bishop on Thursday referred to Poulter as a little girl because of critical…

    Reuters
  • Heavy rain washes out play in Blue Bay LPGA

    Heavy rain washed out play Friday in the Blue Bay LPGA, forcing tour officials to cut the inaugural tournament from 72 to 54 holes. Jessica Korda topped the leaderboard after the first round at 6-under 66. Michelle Wie and Chinese star Shanshan Feng were a stroke back long with American Brittany…

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  • Henley's putting gets him lead at Sea Island

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.

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  • Statement from Ted Bishop on his ouster

    The statement from Ted Bishop, who was removed as president of the PGA of America on Friday for sexist comments on social media directed at Ian Poulter: I want to apologize to Ian Poulter and anyone else that I might have offended with my remarks on social media that appeared on October 23, 2014.

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  • Henley in sole charge after birdie blitz at Sea Island

    (Reuters) - Russell Henley is known for his ability to make birdies in bunches and he piled up eight of them as he surged into a one-shot lead in the second round of the $5.6 million McGladrey Classic at Sea Island in Georgia on Friday. Competing in his home state, the 25-year-old American picked…

    Reuters
  • Tennis-Williams guaranteed year-end number one ranking

    (Updates after Williams reaches semi-finals) * Williams assured of year-end top ranking for fourth time * American qualifies for WTA Finals last four By John O'Brien SINGAPORE, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time without hitting a…

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  • Dane Olesen carves out three-shot lead in Perth

    (Reuters) - Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark appeared set to end a two-year trophy drought by carving out a three-stroke lead after the penultimate round of the Perth International on Saturday. The 24-year-old, who won his first and only European Tour title in Sicily two years ago, carded a…

    Reuters
  • Golf-PGA of America president sacked for 'insensitive' remarks

    PGA of America president Ted Bishop was fired on Friday by his board of directors for "insensitive gender-based statements" posted on social media networks at the expense of English golfer Ian Poulter. Bishop on Thursday referred to Poulter as a little girl because of critical remarks written by…

    Reuters
  • Korda, Pace share lead in Blue Bay LPGA

    HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) -- American Jessica Korda rebounded from an opening double bogey for a share of the second-round lead Saturday in the Blue Bay LPGA.

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  • MacKenzie and Svoboda share lead at Sea Island

    (Reuters) - Will MacKenzie produced a roller-coaster, birdie-bogey-birdie finish to share the lead with fellow American Andrew Svoboda after the third round of the $5.6 million McGladrey Classic at Sea Island in Georgia on Saturday. MacKenzie, who had delivered the shot of the day with a…

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  • Bishop ousted as PGA of America president

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Ted Bishop was never afraid to take a risk or share his strong opinions on any subject during his 23 months as president of the PGA of America. Ultimately, that wound up costing him his job.

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