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Kirk Hopes for Repeat Success at McGladrey

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 22:45 Wednesday, 22 October 2014 22:33

Chris Kirk

Canadian Press

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Georgia (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Chris Kirk had a five-week break that featured no Ryder Cup and no complaints. Considering the Americans’ ugly loss at Gleneagles and the resulting fallout, it was probably a good one to miss.

“It didn’t look like a whole lot of fun over there, did it?” Kirk said with a smile.

Kirk was left off the Ryder Cup team despite two victories, including a win at the Deutsche Bank Championship a day before U.S. captain Tom Watson announced his three picks. Kirk didn’t argue with Watson’s choices in the weeks that followed. He figured it was his own fault for not qualifying.



Inbee Park to Take No. 1 Spot in Women’s Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 22:31 Wednesday, 22 October 2014 22:22

Inbee Park

Canadian Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (AP) — Inbee Park will take the No. 1 spot in women's golf from Stacy Lewis on Monday.

Both players are skipping the Blue Bay LPGA this week in China.



Golf Prodigy Began by Swinging Broken Broomstick

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:52 Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:40


Canadian Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Vicente Panetta/AP) — Dylan Reales started learning to play golf by swinging a broken broomstick at fruit and vegetables discarded at a temporary market in front of his house in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires.

Tomatoes, onions and even crushed cigarette packages were his first make-believe golf balls.

"I began hitting everything I came across on the street," he said.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 01:03 Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:39

McGladrey Classic

Canadian Press

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Site: St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Sea Island Resort, Seaside Course (7,005 yards, par 70).

Purse: $5.7 million. Winner's share: $1,026,000.



McIlroy to Skip 2 Events to Focus on Lawsuit

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:31 Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:21

Rory McIlroy

Canadian Press

DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) — Rory McIlroy said that mediation in a lawsuit with his former management company has failed, and he will skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial.

McIlroy will not play the BMW Masters, which starts October 30 at Lake Malaren, or the following week at the HSBC Champions. Those are the opening two events in the final series of the Race to Dubai on the European Tour. The HSBC Champions is a World Golf Championship.



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