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Phil Mickelson Out of Top 25 for First Time in Long Time

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 07:04 Wednesday, 11 November 2015 07:00

Phil MickelsonCanadian Press

(Doug Ferguson/AP) — Phil Mickelson dropped to No. 27 in the world this week, the wrong kind of milestone.

The last time he was out of the top 25 was September 10, 1995. That was right after Tiger Woods won his second straight U.S. Amateur. It was two years after Jordan Spieth was born. Greg Norman was three months into his longest reign (96 weeks) at No. 1 in the world.



PGA Tour and LPGA Tour Players in Same Event? Whan is Working on It

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:59 Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:55

Stacy LewisCanadian Press

(Doug Ferguson/AP) — LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan believes there’s a place for men and women to share the same stage in golf.

He’s just not sure when.

Among the ideas that have been kicked around over the years is for the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour to compete on the same course at the same time, perhaps at a winners-only event or in a match play format. They could play their own set of tees and compete separately, different from the Mixed Team event from nearly two decades ago.



Peter Malnati Wins Sanderson Farms for 1st PGA Tour Victory

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:54 Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:47

Peter MalnatiCanadian Press

JACKSON, Mississippi (David Brandt/AP) — Peter Malnati finished his final round with a one-stroke lead. He then went to the clubhouse, where he watched the rest of the tournament on TV, talked with his wife and even did a few pull-ups to stay loose.

Turns out the extra exercise wasn’t needed. He had his first PGA Tour victory already wrapped up.

The 28-year-old Malnati shot a 5-under 67 to rally past a crowded leaderboard and win the Sanderson Farms Championship, beating William McGirt and David Toms by one stroke.

Malnati finished at 18 under in a rain-soaked tournament that was forced to complete play Monday. He was one shot behind going into the final round but closed with five birdies over his last 12 holes.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:06 Wednesday, 11 November 2015 05:50

OHL ClassicCanadian Press



Site: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Mayakoba Resort, El Camaleon Golf Club (6,987 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's Share: $1,116,000.



Castro Clings to 1-Stroke Lead at Sanderson Farms

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 November 2015 19:00 Sunday, 08 November 2015 18:45

Roberto CastroCanadian Press

JACKSON, Mississippi (David Brandt/AP) — Roberto Castro finished just six holes at a soggy Sanderson Farms Championship.

The way things were going, that wasn’t such a bad thing.

Castro clung to a one-stroke lead at the Country Club of Jackson after playing the first six holes in the suspended third round in 2-over par.

He’ll have to navigate 30 holes Monday to win for the first time on the PGA Tour in more than 100 career starts. He’ll have about a 30-foot putt for birdie on No. 7 when play resumes.

Play was suspended Sunday because of darkness and will resume Monday morning with the final round following immediately. Castro said he was prepared for the grind.



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