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Rahm leads packed field at Torrey Pines

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SAN DIEGO (AP) Billy Casper and Mickey Wright were undeniable homegrown greats. Phil Mickelson is clearly San Diego's most accomplished and beloved golfer of the modern era, and Tiger Woods has racked up a slew of memorable wins at Torrey Pines in his home state.

Jon Rahm is a Spaniard who lives in Arizona, yet he also occupies a prominent place in San Diego's golf landscape - and he's hoping to make it even bigger this week.

The world's top-ranked player leads a packed field to the edge of the California coast for the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open on Wednesday.

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Morikawa looks to get on track in Dubai

Collin Morikawa had plenty of thinking to do on the short drive up the coast from Abu Dhabi to Dubai.

The British Open champion had just finished tied for 62nd at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Sunday and the guy with one of the purest swings in golf was concerned. Read More...

Sorenstam mulling US Women's Open return

After 13 years in retirement, Annika Sorenstam returned to competition last year. She made the cut in the Gainbridge LPGA, playing only because it was her home course of Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida. And then she won the U.S. Senior Women's Open.

That victory earned her a spot in the U.S. Women's Open this year, which is being played at Pine Needles Lodge in North Carolina. That's where she won her second straight Women's Open in 1996, an eight-shot victory. Read More...

Epson to sponsor LPGA developmental tour

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) The LPGA Tour has a new title sponsor for its developmental tour that will boost prize money, award $10,000 to each of the leading 10 players that graduate to the LPGA Tour and seek to eventually cut entry fees in half.

Epson America has a five-year deal with the LPGA Tour that runs through 2026. Read More...

Swafford eagles 16th for second AmEx win

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.'" Read More...

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...

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...

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