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  • Ryder Cup captain Clarke wary of Tiger influence

    European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke admitted Wednesday Tiger Woods' selection as a vice-captain for 2016 is "massive" for the US team as the Americans try to prise back the coveted trophy. The 14-time major winner and seven-time Ryder Cup team member, who is coming off two back operations, was…

  • Spieth gets all the tough questions at the Australian Open

    Jordan Spieth must have thought he answered all the tough questions during a 30-minute media conference Tuesday that had to be cut off by Australian Open organizers. The most prying questions, though, came a few hours later from a group of about 60 kids during a junior clinic on the range at The…

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  • Scott's 14-year title streak under threat as 2015 winds down

    Adam Scott is without a tournament victory thus far in 2015, putting his 14-year record of winning at least one tournament a year in jeopardy going into this week's Australian Open. ''I think it would be a bit rough to blame my daughter for my bad golf, so I won't go there,'' a smiling Scott said…

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  • New stars to give Kapalua its strongest field in a decade

    The start of a new year on the PGA Tour at Kapalua lost some sizzle when Tiger Woods stopped going after 2005, which was four years after Phil Mickelson decided to go to Hawaii only for a vacation. A new cast of stars is expected to give Kapalua its strongest field in a decade. Depending on how…

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  • LPGA team event moves to Merit Club near Chicago

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The LPGA Tour is moving the International Crown to the Merit Club outside Chicago next year.

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  • A mixed message in Ryder Cup qualifying

    Davis Love III wore more than one hat at Sea Island, and sometimes he couldn't switch them fast enough. Love is the Ryder Cup captain, and he was part of the task force that decided Americans who competed in the fall start to the PGA Tour season should not get any Ryder Cup points. Love also is the…

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  • Golf-Scott on a mission at Australian Open, short putter and all

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Adam Scott's target for the Australian Open could not be more straightforward -- a victory preferably following a final-round duel with world number one Jordan Spieth. Spieth said on Tuesday that the 2013 U.S. Masters champion would be the man to beat at…

  • Clarke wary of Woods' impact at Ryder Cup

    Darren Clarke says the appointment of Tiger Woods as one of Davis Love III's Ryder Cup assistants will give the United States team a boost.

  • Golf-New European Tour season tees off in African bushveld

    By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Just a few days after Rory McIlroy won Dubai's DP World Tour Championship on Sunday and was crowned Europe's top money earner for a third year in four, a new cycle begins in South Africa. The 2016 European Tour tees off six weeks before the turn of the…

  • Adam Scott playing well ahead of Australian Open

    Adam Scott said the Australian Golf Club, which will host the Australian Open beginning Thursday, might be in the best shape of any course he's played this year. Last week at the Australian Masters, Scott led after the first two rounds but faltered badly on Saturday with a 77 that pretty much ended…

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  • Count Jordan Spieth as a likely Rio Olympics starter in 2016

    Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott, the two headliners at this week's Australian Open, have distinctly different excitement levels over next year's Rio Olympics golf tournament. While both agree a team competition would have been nice, Scott says he'll go if he can fit it into his schedule, and isn't…

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  • Spieth back in Sydney to defend title that sparked golden year

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - World number one Jordan Spieth returns to the course where he rediscovered the art of winning last year to defend the Australian Open title he clinched with a quite brilliant final round. The American arrived in Sydney last November ranked 14th in the world with…

  • Clarke in no hurry to pick Ryder Cup vice-captains

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke is in no hurry to pick his vice-captains for next year's clash with the United States at Hazeltine, saying he wanted to give the candidates every chance to qualify as players first. Davis Love III, the Northern Irishman's…