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May 28, 2020

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With No. 1 in sight, McIlroy takes long view

With No. 1 in sight, McIlroy takes long view

Rory McIlroy can regain golf's world number one ranking at Torrey Pines this week, but the Northern Ireland star says he'll focus on his game and let the ranking take care of itself."It didn't get on the list of goals at the start of the year," McIlroy sa

Talking points in golf this week

Talking points in golf this week

Tiger Woods will start his first effort to claim a record-breaking 83rd PGA Tour victory at Torrey Pines on Thursday, after Lee Westwood and Gaby Lopez lifted titles last Sunday.Here, AFP Sport looks at four talking points in golf this week:Tiger eyeing record

Kuchar wins Singapore golf in Olympic boost

Kuchar wins Singapore golf in Olympic boost

Olympic medallist Matt Kuchar fought back from a triple-bogey to win the Singapore Open Sunday in a boost ahead of the Tokyo Games, while fellow Rio winner Justin Rose finished second.The three men's golf medallists from the 2016 Rio Olympics appeared at the

One-armed Canadian amateur golfer hits ace at PGA event

One-armed Canadian amateur golfer hits ace at PGA event

One-armed Canadian amateur golfer Laurent Hurtubise made a stunning hole-in-one at the US PGA American Express tournament, acing the 151-yard fourth hole at PGA West's Stadium Course.The amazing ace took place during Thursday's opening round of the first mai

Hamamoto takes Singapore lead as Olympic champ Rose trails

Hamamoto takes Singapore lead as Olympic champ Rose trails

Thai golfer Kosuke Hamamoto took a surprise early lead with a six-under-par 65 in the opening round of the Singapore Open Thursday as Olympic champion Justin Rose had a disappointing start.Hamamoto was a shot ahead of American Matt Kuchar, the bronze medallist

Mickelson aims for Ryder Cup, more 'bombs' as 50 nears

Mickelson aims for Ryder Cup, more 'bombs' as 50 nears

Phil Mickelson says despite his fast-approaching 50th birthday he's determined to stay on the US PGA Tour while he can "bomb" golf balls and yearns for a Ryder Cup berth."When I stop hitting bombs I'll play the (50-and-over) Champions Tour," Mickelson sa