• Tiger Woods’ ex-caddie leaves Adam Scott for LPGA Tour
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    Tiger Woods’ ex-caddie leaves Adam Scott for LPGA Tour

    Steve Williams, Tiger Woods’ erstwhile caddie who most recently looped for Adam Scott, is taking his skills to the LPGA Tour. The veteran bagman — who handed the sticks to Woods for 12 years and has been by Scott’s side in an on-again, off-again role since he and Woods had a less than amicable split in 2011 — will handle caddie duties for U.S. player Danielle Kang at this week’s New Zealand Women’s Open, according to the New Zealand Herald. First as a full-time caddie and lately as a part-timer for Scott in his semi-retirement, the native Kiwi will make his debut on the women’s circuit before hooking up with the 2013 Masters winner for their swan song in two Asian events in October. "I've never

  • Errant leaf leads to four-shot penalty at Web Finals
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    Errant leaf leads to four-shot penalty at Web Finals

    If Matthew Southgate fails to earn a PGA Tour card next week, he may have a leaf to blame. The Englishman was already suffering through a tough round Sunday at the DAP Championship, the third leg of the four-tournament Web.com Tour Finals, when he stepped up to a short putt on the 15th hole. The ball appeared to be online before it was struck by a leaf blowing across the green, which caused the putt to miss wide right: Southgate took the bad break in stride and tapped in. But that turned out to be a mistake, as Rule 19-1 required him to cancel the stroke and replay from his original position after the leaf deflection. As a result, he received a four-shot penalty - two for playing from the improper

  • From start to finish, Thomas was best in golf this season
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    From start to finish, Thomas was best in golf this season

    Justin Thomas had an inkling back in January that this season might be something special. More than winning the Sony Open for a sweep of Hawaii and his third victory in five starts, it was how he won. Thomas opened with a 59 and never let up until he set the PGA Tour's record for lowest 72-hole score and won by seven shots. Instead of trying to protect a lead, he left everyone in his wake. "I felt like after that, I learned a lot to where I could kind of ride that momentum out for the year," Thomas said. But there was a moment early in the week at Waialae that might have set the tone for a FedEx Cup title that came down to the last hour. Thomas played with Jordan Spieth when he shot 59, and the