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Leishman To Team With Scott At World Cup Of Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 18:03 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:54

World Cup of GolfCanadian Press

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Adam Scott has chosen Mark Leishman as his playing partner at the World Cup of Golf at the Kingston Heath in Melbourne.

Scott was to combine with top-ranked Jason Day to defend the title but Day has been forced to withdraw because of a back injury.



After 18 Months Away, Olazabal To Return At British Masters

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:54 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:36

José María OlazábalCanadian Press

WATFORD, England (AP) — Two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal will return to tournament golf for the first time in 18 months at the British Masters.

The 50-year-old Spaniard has been out of action because of pain in his joints caused by rheumatoid arthritis, and says he reached “rock bottom” in December 2015.



Hatton Wins Dunhill Links For 1st European Tour Title

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 October 2016 18:59 Sunday, 09 October 2016 18:49

Tyrrell HattonCanadian Press

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Tyrrell Hatton won his first European Tour title after taking apart the Old Course at St. Andrews for the second straight day in an impressive display of front-running at the Dunhill Links Championship.

The 24-year-old Englishman, who had a three-shot lead overnight, followed up a course record-tying, bogey-free 62 at the home of golf on Saturday with a 6-under 66 in the final round. He finished on a total of 23 under par (265).

Hatton won by four shots from Richard Sterne (66) and Ross Fisher (67) to earn about $800,000 — easily the biggest pay check of his career.



Australia’s Curtis Luck Rallies To Win Asia-Pacific Amateur

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 October 2016 18:37 Sunday, 09 October 2016 18:31

Curtis LuckCanadian Press

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Curtis Luck overcame a seven-stroke deficit to win the Asia-Pacific Amateur and earn a Masters invitation that the Australian didn’t need.

Already in the Masters with his U.S. Amateur victory, the 20-year-old Luck made a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th for a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke victory over countryman Brett Coletta.

“I’ve had an amazing year and this has topped it off,” Luck said. “I came here to try my best and win, but I wasn’t expecting to be standing here with the trophy at the end of the week.”



Brandt Snedeker Wins Windy Fiji International By 9 Strokes

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 October 2016 18:31 Sunday, 09 October 2016 18:25

Brandt SnedekerCanadian Press

NATADOLA, Fiji (AP) — Brandt Snedeker ran away with the wind-swept Fiji International, closing with a 4-under 68 for a nine-stroke victory.

Coming off the United States’ Ryder Cup victory in Minnesota, Snedeker had five birdies and bogey to finish at 16-under 272 at Vijay Singh-designed Natadola Bay. He opened with rounds of 69, 64 and 70 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round.

“It kind of worked out perfectly today because it was playing so tough, nobody could really make a run,” Snedeker said. “There were no low scores out there, so that made my job a lot easier. It’s been a pretty good two weeks, I was joking earlier I might add another tournament next week. It’s been an unbelievable run. To play the way I have has been really fun.”



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