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Jin Young Ko, center, of South Korea, leaps into the pond with caddie, David Brooker, left, and her agent Soo Jin Choi, right, after winning the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Sunday, April 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
April 07, 2019 - 7:42 pm
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Jin Young Ko won the ANA Inspiration on Sunday at Mission Hills for her first major title and second victory in three weeks. Ko closed with a 2-under 70 in hot and mostly calm conditions for a three-stroke victory over Mi Hyang Lee. She celebrated with the traditional...
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Corey Conners watches his drive on the third hole during the final round of the Texas Open golf tournament, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
April 07, 2019 - 5:08 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Corey Conners claimed his first PGA Tour victory and earned an invite to the Masters on Sunday, winning the Valero Texas Open less than a week after qualifying. Conners only entered the tournament field Monday, and he's the first golfer to win on the PGA Tour after qualifying on...
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Jin Young Ko, of South Korea, watches her tee shot on the seventh hole during the third round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 06, 2019 - 7:49 pm
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Jin Young Ko turned a four-stroke deficit into a five-stroke lead in only 10 holes Saturday at the ANA Inspiration. She nearly gave it all back, setting up a final-round shootout in the first major championship of the golf season. Ko ended up with a one-shot advantage...
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Jennifer Kupcho hits her driver on the second hole during the final round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., Saturday, April 6, 2019. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 12:36 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho became the first woman to win at Augusta National with a charge on the back nine so often seen at the home of the Masters. Trailing by two with six holes to play, Kupcho boldly went for the green on the par-5 13th that set up eagle. That carried her...
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In-Kyung Kim, of South Korea, hits from the fairway on the second hole during the second round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Friday, April 5, 2019, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 05, 2019 - 6:47 pm
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Seven years after missing a 1-foot putt on the final hole of regulation and losing a playoff, In-Kyung Kim was back on top at the ANA Inspiration. The 30-year-old South Korean shot a 7-under 65 in mostly calm morning conditions Friday at Mission Hills to take a three-...
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Ally McDonald walks to 18th green during the first round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 04, 2019 - 7:47 pm
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Ally McDonald made a 5-foot birdie putt on the final stroke of the first round Thursday to take the ANA Inspiration lead. McDonald shot a 4-under 68 at Mission Hills, playing in the last group of the day off the first tee on the tree-lined course made more difficult...
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Jennifer Kupcho tees off the 11th hole during the first round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur golf tournament at Champions Retreat in Evans, Ga., Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 03, 2019 - 3:21 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho didn't immediately grasp the significance of hitting the opening shot Wednesday in the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur until the somber silence that greeted her on the first tee. Seeing her name atop the leaderboard at the end of the day...
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Kevin Kisner watches his drive on the sixth hole during the finals against Matt Kuchar at the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 31, 2019 - 4:05 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kevin Kisner made it to the Dell Technologies Match Play final for the second straight year, and this time he got it right. A week that began with a loss ended with the biggest victory of Kisner's career when he beat Matt Kuchar in the championship match Sunday, 3 and 2, at...
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March 31, 2019 - 3:30 pm
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Graeme McDowell won the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title since November 2015, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Chris Stroud and Mackenzie Hughes. McDowell took the lead from Stroud...
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Lucas Bjerregaard, right, watches his drive on the eighth hole as Tiger Woods, left, looks on during quarterfinal play at the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Austin, Texas. Bjerregaard won the match. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 30, 2019 - 5:01 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tiger Woods finally met his match Saturday, and it wasn't Rory McIlroy. Lucas Bjerregaard delivered the clutch shots so often seen from Woods to tie the match on the 16th hole and beat him on the 18th hole in a shocking conclusion when Woods missed a 4-foot putt. The victory...
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