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International team captain Ernie Els, left and Joaquin Niemann of Chile during a practice round ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo / Andy Brownbill)
December 11, 2019 - 2:59 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — No one at Royal Melbourne has more playing experience in the Presidents Cup than Adam Scott. Not much of it is positive. He was a rookie in 2003 and one of the strongest voices arguing for Ernie Els and Tiger Woods to keep playing in gathering darkness in South Africa...
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International captain Ernie Els, left, and USA captain Tiger Woods shake hands during a press conference ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 11, 2019 - 12:58 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tiger Woods deferred the first pick for pairings in the Presidents Cup, and then made sure he was in the opening match Thursday against the Australian who led qualifying for the International team at Royal Melbourne. Woods is the first playing captain since Hale Irwin in...
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USA captain Tiger Woods hits an approach shot during a practice session ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 10, 2019 - 11:38 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As if being the first playing captain in 25 years at the Presidents Cup weren't enough, Tiger Woods filled yet another role Tuesday at Royal Melbourne. This wasn't necessarily by design. Woods had Patrick Reed in his group for the first full practice round for a U.S...
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International assistant captain K.J. Choi, left, captain Ernie Els and player Sungjae Im talk during a practice session ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 10, 2019 - 2:59 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Captains for the Presidents Cup usually get the most attention for the wild-card picks that fill out their teams and the pairings they create. Ernie Els might have done his best work long before that point. The Presidents Cup is a PGA Tour creation, and so it was the PGA...
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USA's Patrick Reed hits out of a bunker during a practice session ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 10, 2019 - 2:58 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This might be the end of that Captain America business. If it wasn't his finger-pointing interview after the Ryder Cup in France, a few swipes of sand in the Bahamas should make it a little more clear. Patrick Reed is not doing or saying the things that should make...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Xander Schauffele of the United States watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the second round of the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan. Schauffele, often an afterthought among young American stars, makes his U.S. team debut at the Presidents Cup this week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
December 09, 2019 - 3:05 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Steve Stricker cared only about securing a spot in the first U.S. Open in his home state of Wisconsin. Still, there was something about the PGA Tour rookie in his group during a 36-hole qualifier that intrigued him. It wasn't just the name: Xander Schauffele. It...
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Tiger Woods hits on the par-5 11th hole on his way to an eagle at Albany Golf Club during the second round of the Hero World Challenge in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday Dec. 5 2019. Woods shot 66. (AP Photo/Doug Ferguson)
December 06, 2019 - 7:22 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Two big birdies from Gary Woodland gave him the lead in the Hero World Challenge. A closing birdie on a hole that has vexed Tiger Woods put him in range of a third victory this year. Patrick Reed fully expected to be right there until watching video of his club moving sand...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2017, file photo, Tiger Woods watches play on the fourth hole during the four-ball golf matches on the third day of the Presidents Cup golf matches at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. The role of Presidents Cup captain typically is reserved for players in the twilight of their careers. Nothing is typical about Tiger Woods. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
December 06, 2019 - 12:56 pm
The role of Presidents Cup captain typically is reserved for players in the twilight of their careers. Nothing is typical about Tiger Woods. Six months after he was appointed U.S. captain, he won the Tour Championship and nearly captured the FedEx Cup. While picking out team uniforms and choosing...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, Tiger Woods hits from a sand trap on the fourth hole during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. Woods is in the Bahamas this week as a player and a host, and in Australia next week as a player and Presidents Cup captain. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
December 03, 2019 - 7:09 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods is defending Phil Mickelson and other top players who have signed up for the second edition of the Saudi International. The European Tour, and the players who took part, came under scrutiny last year for staging an event in Saudi Arabia because of its human rights...
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South Africa's Brandon Grace lines up a shot during play in the European Tour in Malelane, South Africa, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Players have been allowed to wear shorts for the first time during tournament play because temperatures are expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius over the next few days. (AP Photo)
November 28, 2019 - 7:29 am
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Golfers were allowed to wear shorts during a European Tour event for the first time on Thursday because of sweltering temperatures. The decision to relax rules at the 2020 season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa was made after discussions between...
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