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Esteban Toledo Wins Champions Tour Event

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 00:25 Tuesday, 07 May 2013 00:10

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Esteban Toledo celebrated Cinco de Mayo by becoming the first Mexican winner in Champions Tour history, beating Mike Goodes with a par on the third hole of a playoff in the Insperity Championship.

The 50-year-old Toledo, making his ninth start on the 50-and-over tour, eagled the opening hole and finished with a 5-under 67 to match Goodes and Gene Sauers at 6-under 210 at The Woodlands Country Club.

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Harrington Switches To The Belly Putter

Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 23:53 Monday, 06 May 2013 23:26

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina -- Padraig Harrington will try anything that makes him play better golf, even a method of putting he believes should be outlawed.

Despite his support of a proposed rule that would ban anchored strokes, Harrington switched to the belly putter in the Wells Fargo Championship. It didn't appear to help him much -- he made only one birdie in a round of 80 -- but he plans to stick with it.

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12-year-old Ye Youngest On European Tour

Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 23:21 Monday, 06 May 2013 23:12

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TIANJIN, China -- First the Masters at age 14. Now the European Tour at 12.

When Ye Wo-cheng teed off at the China Open, he became the youngest in a European Tour event at 12 years, 242 days.

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Rookie Derek Ernst Wins Wells Fargo In A Playoff

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 May 2013 17:08 Sunday, 05 May 2013 16:29

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Doug Ferguson (AP Golf Writer)

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina -- One phone call changed his plans. One shot changed a whole lot more for Derek Ernst.

Six days after Ernst received a call that he was in the Wells Fargo Championship as the fourth alternate, the 22-year-old rookie found himself one shot out of the lead and 192 yards away from the flag on the 18th hole, the toughest at Quail Hollow in the cold, wind and rain of a grueling final round.

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Kerr Wins Again At Kingsmill In 2-Hole Playoff

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 May 2013 16:25 Sunday, 05 May 2013 16:16

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Hank Kurz Jr. (AP Golf Writer)

WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia -- Cristie Kerr made a short par putt on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Suzann Pettersen on Sunday to win the Kingsmill Championship for the third time.

The victory was the 16th of Kerr's career, and her third in five career playoffs.

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