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Molinari returns claret jug, faces long odds getting it back

[ad_1] PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Golf’s oldest championship is all about tradition, and this is one Francesco Molinari could have done without. Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name etched on the silver claret jug, he had to return it. Getting it back won’t be easy. “I’m well aware of the challenges ahead,” Molinari said Monday on the first day of official practice
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Frittelli wins John Deere for first PGA Tour title

[ad_1] SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Dylan Frittelli won the John Deere Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over Russell Henley. The South African earned a spot next week in the British Open, finishing at 21-under 263 after the bogey-free final round at TPC Deere Run. He opened with rounds of 66, 68 and 65 to begin the day
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Wiesberger beats Hebert in Scottish Open playoff

[ad_1] NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger beat Benjamin Hebert on the third playoff hole at the Scottish Open on Sunday for his sixth European Tour title. Hebert shot 62 to set the clubhouse target on 22 under at The Renaissance Club but overnight leader Wiesberger (69) recovered from a slow start to reclaim top spot with his fourth birdie of the day on the 16th, only to bogey
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Tony Romo successfully defends celebrity golf title

[ad_1] STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Tony Romo completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the American Century Championship for his second straight victory in the celebrity tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. The former Dallas Cowboys and current CBS analyst closed with a 2-over 74 and scored 20 points to finish at 71 in the modified Stableford scoring system. Former pitcher Mark Mulder, the winner from 2015-17, was 10 points back
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Retief Goosen wins Bridgestone Senior Players

[ad_1] AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Retief Goosen birdied the final two holes to win the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship on Sunday at Firestone Country Club for his first PGA Tour Champions title. The 50-year-old Hall of Famer from South Africa broke a tie for the lead with a 15-foot putt on the par-4 17th and made a 10-footer on the par-4 18th for a 2-under 68 and a two-stroke victory
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Frittelli wins John Deere Classic for 1st PGA Tour victory

[ad_1] SILVIS, Illinois (AP) — Dylan Frittelli won the John Deere Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over Russell Henley. The South African earned a spot next week in the British Open, finishing at 21-under 263 after the bogey-free final round at TPC Deere Run. He opened with rounds of 66,68 and 65 to begin the day two
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South Korea’s Sei Young Kim wins Marathon Classic

[ad_1] SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Sei Young Kim won the Marathon Classic on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour victory of the season, making five straight birdies in a mid-round burst and shooting a 6-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Lexi Thompson. Kim began the birdie run on No. 7 and finished at 22-under 262 at Highland Meadows Golf Club. The 26-year-old South Korean player has nine tour titles,
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Scott takes a week getting to know Royal Portrush

[ad_1] PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Adam Scott already has spent seven days at Royal Portrush, three of them with Darren Clarke, and the advice was invaluable to the end. They stood off the 18th green Sunday as Scott listened intently to a British Open champion whose game was forged on these links. How the course plays in different wind directions? Whether it’s worth hitting driver down the steep hill
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Tony Romo increases lead to 9 points in celebrity golf event

[ad_1] STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Defending champion Tony Romo increased his lead to nine points Saturday in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback turned NFL analyst shot his second straight 2-under 70 and scored 25 points for a total of 51 in the celebrity tournament that uses the modified Stableford scoring system. He has played in two PGA Tour events this year.
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Tringale, Landry share John Deere Classic lead

[ad_1] SILVIS, Illinois (AP) — Cameron Tringale and Andrew Landry topped the John Deere Classic leaderboard Saturday, with a half-dozen guys right behind them. Winless on the PGA Tour, Tringale shot a 6-under 65 to match Landy at 16-under 197 at TPC Deere Run. Landry had a 67. He won the Valero Texas Open last year for his lone tour title. “Some golf courses you can leaderboard watch, but this