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6:18 PM ET To: The United States Golf AssociationFrom: Kevin Van Valkenburg, ESPN senior writer (current 8.8 Index) Greetings to all my friends and fellow golf obsessives (golf nerds?) at the USGA! I hope this finds you well. I realize this is an extremely busy time for the organization, what with the 121st playing of
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10:36 PM ET Associated Press DALY CITY, Calif. — Matilda Castren became the first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history Sunday in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, pulling away on the front-nine at foggy Lake Merced and holding off Min Lee by two strokes. “Oh, my God. I can’t believe it’s happening,” Castren said. “I mean,
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10:49 PM ET Associated Press DALY CITY, Calif. — Min Lee made a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th for a 4-under 68 and two-stroke lead Saturday in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship. Coming off a Symetra Tour victory, Lee also birdied the par-5 15th and par-3 17th to pull away from former Stanford player
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8:32 PM ET Associated Press RIDGELAND, S.C. — Chesson Hadley moved a step closer to his first PGA Tour victory in seven years, opening a four-stroke lead over Harris English and six over Dustin Johnson on Sunday in the rain-delayed Palmetto Championship at Congaree. Hadley, English, Johnson and Lee Tain were all on the 18th
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9:48 AM ET Overnight leader Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall struggled to a third-round 73 on a blustery day at Scandinavian Mixed on Saturday but managed to hold onto a share of the lead. Hedwall, 32, shares the lead at 12-under in Gothenburg, Sweden with three other players following a tough day three that included four bogeys
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10:48 PM ET Associated Press DALY CITY, Calif — Danielle Kang birdied the par-5 18th hole for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead Friday in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, the tour’s second straight event on the San Francisco Peninsula. Coming off a 35th-place tie last week in the U.S. Women’s Open at nearby Olympic
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7:50 PM ET Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Miguel Angel Jimenez had two eagles in a 7-under 65 in hot and humid conditions Friday to take the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ American Insurance Championship. “Hot, sweat like a pig,” Jimenez said. Jimenez eagled the par-5 16th and second holes and had four
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11:04 PM ET Associated Press DALY CITY, Calif. — Irish rookie Leona Maguire shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday at Lake Merced to take the first-round lead in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, the tour’s second straight event on the San Francisco Peninsula. Lexi Thompson followed her Sunday back-nine meltdown in the U.S. Women’s Open at
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7:48 PM ET Associated Press RIDGELAND, S.C. — Dustin Johnson got off to a fast start Thursday at Congaree in his home-state Palmetto Championship, shooting a 6-under 65 that left him a shot behind leader Wes Roach. Johnson, the world’s top-ranked player and a South Carolina native, hadn’t played since missing the cut the last
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4:40 PM ET The head of the proposed Premier Golf League is hoping to have a conversation with PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan and has reached out to him this week with hopes of explaining his concept. Andy Gardiner, the CEO of the Premier Golf League, told ESPN an interview Wednesday that he’s been seeking
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1:05 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Mikko Korhonen of Finland withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday because of travel concerns getting to Torrey Pines. He was replaced in the field by Cole Hammer, the first alternate from the Columbus, Ohio, qualifier that featured the strongest field. Korhonen has never played in the
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12:32 PM ET When asked Wednesday what his issues are with Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka came back with another question. “How would I characterize it? I don’t know where you want to start, like I guess — where do you want to start?” Koepka said during a news conference from the Palmetto Championship at Congree.
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6:31 PM ET Associated Press BUENOS AIRES — Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera was extradited from Brazil to his homeland on Tuesday to face trial on charges he assaulted three former partners. Cabrera, who has won both the Masters and the U.S. Open, has been in jail since January when Brazil’s federal police arrested him on
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11:13 AM ET Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Rickie Fowler came up just short — one roll of the ball — in his last shot at avoiding sitting out another major when he failed to get through U.S. Open qualifying on Tuesday. Fowler had five holes to play Tuesday morning in the rain-delayed qualifier at
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11:50 AM ET The £250 million Premier Golf League (PGL) is planning to launch in January 2023, with further plans to be revealed later this week, PGL boss Andy Gardiner has said. The PGL, a new project run by British-based World Golf Group, would include 18 tournaments targeting the top 48 male players in the
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9:00 PM ET Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Already facing a long day, Rickie Fowler found the road even tougher Monday in 36-hole qualifying as he tried to avoid missing the U.S. Open for the first time in 11 years. Fowler was among 685 players seeking 54 spots in nine qualifiers across eight states to
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