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Pieters wins by 1 stroke in Abu Dhabi

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Thomas Pieters claimed the sixth and biggest European tour title of his career by winning the Abu Dhabi Championship by one shot after a turbulent final round on Sunday.

The Belgian, who turns 30 next week, shot an even par 72 in the final round for a total of 278 to edge Rafa Cabrera Bello and Shubhankar Sharma in joint second.

Viktor Hovland (72) fell short in his bid for a third victory in his last four events and finished in joint fourth place with Victor Dubuisson (69), two shots back.

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Hodges, Barjon share La Quinta lead

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Lee Hodges and Paul Barjon took advantage of a late tee time Saturday to miss the worst of a windy day and share the third-round lead in The American Express.

"It was tough early and it kind of died on our back nine a little bit," Hodges said. "It was off and on, but it was a good wind. The easy holes were playing a little easier, but the hard holes were hard. So you just had to make a couple pars and then get to those downwind holes." Read More...

Jimenez wins Mitsubishi title in playoff

KA'UPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) Miguel Angel Jimenez is off to another great start on the PGA Tour Champions in Hawaii.

Jimenez, the cigar-smoking, free-spirited Spaniard, birdied the par-4 18th hole in regulation for a 6-under 66 and then beat Steven Alker on the second playoff hole to win the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai for the third time. Read More...

Nelly Korda leads by 1 in LPGA opener

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Nelly Korda is just ahead of a stacked field going into final round of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions - the LPGA's 2022 kickoff event. Four women who have won majors are among the top five players.

Korda, the world's No. 1 and five-time winner in 2021 (including an Olympic gold medal), limited her mistakes on Saturday in challenging, chilly conditions for a 3-under 69 with four birdies and a bogey, and is 13-under 203 overall. Korda, 23, won the 2021 Gainbridge LPGA on the same course, Lake Nona Golf and Country Club. Read More...

Jarvis wins to get spot in Masters, Open

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic (AP) The flag of the Cayman Islands will fly at Augusta National in April after Aaron Jarvis made birdie on the final hole Sunday for a 3-under 69 and a one-shot victory in a tense ending to the Latin America Amateur Championship.

The victory means Jarvis, a 19-year-old UNLV freshman, earns a spot in the Masters and the British Open at St. Andrews. He also is exempt into the final stage of U.S. Open qualifying. Read More...

Goalby, 1968 Masters champ, dies at 92

Bob Goalby, who won the 1968 Masters without having to go to a playoff when Roberto De Vicenzo infamously signed for the wrong score, has died. He was 92.

Goalby's death Wednesday in his hometown of Belleville, Illinois, was confirmed by the PGA Tour and by Bill Haas, his great nephew. Read More...

Matsuyama rallies from 5 down, wins Sony

HONOLULU (AP) Five shots behind at the turn, Hideki Matsuyama figured all he could do was keep his head down and try to stay in the game Sunday in the Sony Open.

And when he finally looked up, he couldn't see one of the best shots of his career. Read More...

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