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End of WGCs in name only with DEs in '24

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Nick Price and Rory McIlroy are footnotes in World Golf Championships history.

Price hit the first shot when this series began in 1999, at La Costa in an opening match against Frankie Minoza of the Philippines. McIlroy hit the last one, a 6-foot par putt on the 17th hole at Austin Country Club to beat Scottie Scheffler.

Too bad it was only for third place.


Fall offers Masters, $20M event invites

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A trip to the Masters and a chance to play in two $20 million tournaments are among the incentives for PGA Tour players to play this fall if they don't reach the FedEx Cup playoffs.

The PGA Tour sent out a memo Monday that offered a few more details on the overhaul that starts in 2024, and Commissioner Jay Monahan is scheduled to be in San Antonio this week to answer any questions from players. Read More...

Wallace surges late for Punta Cana win

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) Matt Wallace of England was hugging his caddie again Sunday, not to make good from an argument but to celebrate his first PGA Tour title at the Corales Punta Cana Championship.

Wallace ran off four straight birdies down the stretch on the Corales course at Punta Cana and closed with two solid pars for a 6-under 66. Read More...

Toms closes out second win in 3 starts

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) David Toms fired a 7-under 65 Sunday for a four-stroke, wire-to-wire win at The Galleri Classic to become the first two-time winner on the PGA Tour Champions this season.

Toms closed out his second win in three starts and fourth Champions victory with an eight-birdie, one-bogey performance at Mission Hills Country Club to claim the $330,000 winner's share. Read More...

Boutier edges Hall to win LPGA Drive on

GOLD CANYON, Ariz. (AP) Celine Boutier of France beat Georgia Hall of England with a birdie on the first playoff hole Sunday to win the LPGA Drive on Championship.

Boutier forced a playoff by making a testy birdie putt at the par-5 18th to close out a 4-under 68, matching Hall (65) at 20-under 268 in the LPGA's first full-field event of the season. Read More...

Bachem pulls away for 1st European title

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Nick Bachem pulled clear of the field with a faultless final-round 64 to win the Jonsson Workwear Open by four shots Sunday for his first European tour title.

The German carded eight birdies, four on the front nine and four on the back, to go to 24 under par overall and leave his challengers behind at The Club at Steyn City. Read More...

LPGA Taiwan tournament canceled again

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The LPGA Tour says the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA tournament is being canceled for the fourth consecutive year, citing operational factors.

The LPGA said the decision was reached mutually with the Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation, which has sponsored the event since 2014, when it was first played in California. Read More...

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