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Daly: Mickelson Should Lead U.S. in Next Ryder Cup

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:53 Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:49

John Daly

Canadian Press

BELEK, Turkey (AP) — John Daly says Phil Mickelson or Tiger Woods should captain the United States at the next Ryder Cup, and didn't believe a task force would resolve America's losing streak.

Following Europe's third straight win at Gleneagles in September, the PGA of America chose a task force of 11 people, including Mickelson and Woods, to try to find answers to ending two decades of European dominance. A timetable or agenda wasn't announced, but picking the next captain, usually announced at the AGM this month, was put off to next year.

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Berger Makes Five Early Birdies, Finishes in Six-Way Tie for Lead at OHL Classic

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:30 Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:19

Daniel Berger

Canadian Press

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Daniel Berger had five birdies in a seven-hole stretch for a share of the lead in the OHL Classic.

Making his sixth PGA Tour start, Berger birdied Nos. 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7 and finished with two pars to match Will MacKenzie, Robert Garrigus, Steve Wheatcroft, Hudson Swafford and Tony Finau at 6-under 65 on Mayakoba's El Camaleon course.

"This is what we work so hard for, so it's great to get off to a good start, but got to keep it going," said Berger, the 21-year-old Florida State player who earned a PGA Tour card last season on the Web.com Tour.

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Jimenez Takes Early Lead at Turkish Airlines Open

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 18:48 Thursday, 13 November 2014 18:44

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BELEK, Turkey (AP) — Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez upstaged his younger rivals to take a one shot lead after shooting a 9-under 63 on the opening day of the Turkish Airlines Open.

Jimenez, 50 eagled his opening hole and then managed seven birdies in an 11-hole stretch starting on the fourth to fall one shot shy of equaling the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course record.

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Italy Bids for 2022 Ryder Cup, Turkey Pulls Out

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 03:01 Thursday, 13 November 2014 02:55

Ryder Cup

Canadian Press

ROME, Italy (AP) — Italy will bid to hold the 2022 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone club just outside Rome.

Turkey, meanwhile, withdrew its bid because it would require cutting down up to 15,000 trees.

Located in Guidonia, northeast of Rome, Marco Simone hosted the 1994 Italian Open won by Eduardo Romero of Argentina.

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Lydia Ko, 17, Wins LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 01:25 Thursday, 13 November 2014 01:16

Lydia Ko

Canadian Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (AP) — Lydia Ko has become the youngest player to win the LPGA Tour's rookie of the year award.

The 17-year-old Ko clinched the points-based award with three tournaments remaining on the LPGA Tour schedule. She already has two victories, two runner-up finishes and nine other finishes in the top 10.

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