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An Wins BMW PGA Championship by 6 Shots

Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2015 01:47 Monday, 25 May 2015 01:38

Byeong Hun AnCanadian Press

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Jack Bezants/AP) — Byeong Hun An shot a 7-under 65 to win the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth with a tournament record total of 21 under.

The South Korean made five birdies and an eagle in a bogey-free round to finish six strokes clear of Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand (69) and Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain (67).

The 23-year-old An captured his first European Tour victory after Francesco Molinari, who had at least a share of the lead for the first three rounds, only managed a 74. He finished fifth, nine shots back.

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Miguel Angel Jimenez Breaks European Tour Hole-in-One Record

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:18 Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:12

Miguel Angel JimenezCanadian Press

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Jack Bezants/AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez hit a record 10th hole-in-one on the European Tour during his third round at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The Spaniard surpassed Colin Montgomerie's tally of nine when he holed his tee shot from 148 yards at the par-3 No. 2 at the European Tour's flagship event.

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Giant Hole Forms at Entrance of Missouri Golf Course

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:48 Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:35

Top of the Rock Golf Course SinkholeCanadian Press

BRANSON, Missouri (AP) — A big sinkhole discovered near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is attracting the attention of geological experts.

The hole, which is 80 feet wide and 35 feet deep in some places, was created by two separate sinkholes that formed near the entrance to Top of the Rock golf course near the resort town of Branson, Martin MacDonald, conservation director for Bass Pro Shops, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

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Bubba Taking Big Breaks Before Majors; No British for Shark

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:32 Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:19

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(Doug Ferguson/AP) — Bubba Watson has played only nine times this year, tied with Rory McIlroy for the fewest of any player among the top 75 on the PGA Tour money list.

Watson played the Cadillac Championship at Doral and took off four weeks before the Masters. He is in the middle of a four-week break before showing up at the U.S. Open. The two-time Masters champion is simply trying to find the right balance to be a golfer, husband and father while keeping up his energy when he does play.

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Thanks, but No Thanks: Golfers Scoff at Chambers Bay Warnings

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 08:17 Friday, 22 May 2015 08:10

Mike Davis, Pat McCarthy, Dan BurtonCanadian Press

(Doug Ferguson/AP) — Mike Davis hasn’t caused this much consternation since he spoke at a PGA Tour players meeting about the evils of the long putter.

Only this time, he was extolling the virtues of Chambers Bay.

Maybe to a fault.

The USGA’s executive director hosted a preview of the mysterious U.S. Open course south of Seattle and suggested that even the best in golf will have little chance unless they arrive early and play often.

"The idea of coming in and playing two practice rounds and having your caddie just walk it and using your yardage book, that person’s done," Davis said. "Will not win the U.S. Open."

In the three weeks since that bold prediction, the reaction has been, well, predictable.

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