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Immelman named Presidents Cup captain

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Trevor Immelman of South Africa has big shoes to fill as the next International captain for the Presidents Cup, and that goes beyond a figure of speech.

Immelman was introduced Tuesday as the seventh player - and third South African - to be captain of a team cobbled together from every country outside the U.S. and Europe. His task is a big one. The International team has won only once since the matches began in 1994, and the Americans have won the last eight times.

He replaces Ernie Els, who brought a new identity to the International team by creating a new shield, relying heavily on analytics and making 12 players from nine countries feel like a team.

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Open canceled, other majors rescheduled

The Masters goes from that annual rite of spring to two weeks before Thanksgiving. The U.S. Open now is scheduled in September for the first time since amateur Francis Ouimet took down Britain’s best at Brookline in 1913 to put golf on the map in America.

And the oldest championship of them all won’t even be played. Read More...

Houston Open to go week before Masters

HOUSTON (AP) For this most unusual year, the Houston Open gets its old spot back one week before the Masters.

Augusta National picked Nov. 12-15 as the best date to move the Masters, postponed from this week because of the coronavirus. That week on the schedule previously belonged to the Houston Open, which now is scheduled to go a week earlier on Nov. 2-8. Read More...

2 more European Tour events called off

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

Two more golf events on the European Tour have been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More...

Trump discusses virus with commissioners

US Women's Open moved to December

The U.S. Women’s Open in Houston is now scheduled for two weeks before Christmas. The LPGA Tour pushed back the resumption of its schedule until the middle of June and found slots for three tournaments that have been postponed.

Commissioner Mike Whan keeps looking at the calendar at a dwindling number of dates and trying to figure out how it will fall into place, missing one key piece of information brought on by the spread of the new coronavirus. Read More...

PGA exec tests positive for coronavirus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

The PGA Tour executive who oversees player activity is the first PGA Tour employee to have tested positive for COVID-19. Read More...

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