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Higgo matches Woods' record with 3rd win

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TENERIFE, Spain (AP) Garrick Higgo matched Tiger Woods' record to become joint quickest to three tournament wins since 1990 with victory at the Canary Islands Championship on Sunday.

The 21-year-old South African had a hole-in-one on his way to a 7-under 64 that secured him his third European Tour title - and second in three weeks.

"It's unreal, I played so well today (Sunday)," Higgo said. "I hit the ball very nicely so it was a lot less stressful than the last time because I was hitting it a lot better. I can't believe it happened so quickly again but my game has been good so I can believe it as well."

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Mitchell leads McIlroy by 2 at Quail

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Golf hasn't had this much noise, this much energy, since before the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe it's just a coincidence that Rory McIlroy is right back in the thick of it at the Wells Fargo Championship.

He is playing in the final group for the first time since Riviera, a month before golf shut down and fans were mostly kept away the rest of 2020. Read More...

Jutanugarn wins at home in Thailand

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) Ariya Jutanugarn shot a 9-under-par 63 in the final round to win the LPGA Thailand by one stroke on Sunday and become the first home winner of the tournament in 14 years.

Jutanugarn's overall total of 22 under 266 just edged out her fellow Thai Atthaya Thitikul, 18, who missed a four-foot birdie putt at the last to force a playoff. Read More...

DeChambeau flies 2k miles between rounds

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Bryson DeChambeau went through an ordinary routine between the second and third rounds of the Wells Fargo Championship. He went out to dinner. He got in a workout. He slept about seven hours.

There's just one minor detail: He flew home to Dallas because he thought he had missed the cut. Read More...

Stricker eagles 18th for Regions lead

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Defending champion Steve Stricker made a long eagle putt on the final hole for 7-under 65 and the third-round lead Saturday in the Regions Tradition, the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors.

Stricker moved a stroke ahead of Alex Cejka with the eagle that got him to 14-under 202 at Greystone Golf & Country Club. Cejka, who made the field as the first alternate Monday, bogeyed the 17th in a 66. Read More...

GB&I closes gap heading to final session

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) Mark Power won his third straight match as Great Britain & Ireland closed the gap to within a half-point going into the decisive singles matches Sunday in the Walker Cup.

At stake for GB&I at Seminole Golf Club is a chance to win away from home for the first time in 20 years. Read More...

McIlroy affirms opposition to new league

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Rory McIlroy returned to the site of his first PGA Tour victory and made it clear Wednesday that he is more interested in creating his place in history than chasing Saudi-backed money in a proposed super league.

Justin Thomas wasn't far behind in that line of thinking. Read More...

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