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Swafford eagles 16th for second AmEx win

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LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Hudson Swafford thought about his late father Sunday at PGA West in his second victory in The American Express in five years.

"I had a couple moments where I looked up and knew that he was following and knew that he was there," Swafford said. "I could just hear his voice saying, `Just be confident in what you're doing. You're playing great.' And he goes, 'Just play to win.'"

David Swafford died Dec. 6 at age 83. He gave Hudson his first clubs at age 2.


Kang wins LPGA opener after winless 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Danielle Kang readily admits she, and her golf game, remain a constant work in progress. She spent much of the offseason finding a way to be "comfortable being uncomfortable." It seems to be working.

On a difficult championship test at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club, Kang ran off five birdies in a seven-hole stretch in the middle of her round, posted the low score Sunday at 4-under 68 and sprinted away to a three-shot victory at the season-opening Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions. Read More...

Pieters wins by 1 stroke in Abu Dhabi

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. 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...

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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