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

McGladrey Classic

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MCGLADREY CLASSIC

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.

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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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Dufner Returns from Injury at Perth International

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:20 Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:14

Jason Dufner

Canadian Press

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Jason Dufner is set to return to tournament play at the Perth International after missing nearly three months of golf in which he “totally detached” himself from the sport and didn’t watch any of the Ryder Cup on television.

Dufner, whose injury cost him any chance of earning a qualifying spot for the Ryder Cup, on Tuesday said he was feeling “much better physically ... a little bit rested mentally.”

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Hend Wins Hong Kong Open in a Playoff

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 01:33 Tuesday, 21 October 2014 01:16

Scott Hend

Canadian Press

HONG KONG (AP) — Scott Hend beat Angelo Que of the Philippines in a playoff to win the Hong Kong Open and become the first Australian to win the event since Greg Norman in 1983.

Que and Hend both ended the final round tied on 13-under 267 to force a playoff on the par-four 18th hole of the Fanling Course at the Hong Kong Golf Club.

Hend held his nerve to win on the first playoff hole with a par putt from five feet having watched Que bogey after failing to reach the green with his approach shot.

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Baek Wins Playoff to Take LPGA South Korea

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 01:15 Tuesday, 21 October 2014 01:09

Kyu-Jung Baek

Canadian Press

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Kyu Jung Baek of South Korea won a three-way playoff to claim the LPGA’s KEB-HanaBank Championship.

Baek, making the first LPGA start of her career, shot a final-round 67 to finish tied at 10-under 278 with Brittany Lincicome of the United States and compatriot In Gee Chun, then birdied the first playoff hole on the Ocean Course at the Sky72 Golf Club to take the title.

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