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Rikard Karlberg takes 1-shot lead in China in HSBC debut (The Associated Press)

SHANGHAI (AP) -- Rikard Karlberg made his World Golf Championships debut with an 8-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler in the HSBC Champions on Thursday.

Amy Yang leads LPGA Malaysia at 63; Michelle Wie shoots 66 (The Associated Press)

Amy Yang of South Korea follows her shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the LPGA golf tournament at Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

Amy Yang took the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia lead, and Michelle Wie had her best score in more than a year. Lydia Ko had to fight to get back to even par in her first event since firing her caddie. Yang shot an 8-under 63 - one off her own course record - in hot and humid conditions Thursday for a two-stroke lead over American Marina Alex.

Kizzire searching for 1st PGA Tour win at Sanderson Farms (The Associated Press)

Patton Kizzire hopes to keep a promising start to the season going at a course where he's had recent success. The 30-year-old Kizzire is coming off a second-place finish at the Safeway Open in California two weeks ago and returns this week to the Sanderson Farms Championship, where he finished fourth a year ago.

Malnati attempts to repeat success in Mississippi (The Associated Press)

Seven former event winners and a quintet of major tournament champions will be among the 130 golfers in the field this week when the PGA Tour heads to the Magnolia State for the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Miss. The event, which is held at at Country Club of Jackson, is the fourth tournament in the PGA Tour's wraparound schedule that bridges two years with 43 events as part of the 2016-17 PGA Tour Season. Last year, Peter Malnati shot a final round 5-under-par 67 to rally past a crowded leaderboard, finish at 18-under and win his first PGA Tour event while beating William McGirt and David Toms by one stroke.

Korda eyes repeat at Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia (The Associated Press)

The LPGA has set up in shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this week for the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. Defending champion Jessica Korda of the United States heads the field of 78 that will tee it up at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club's East Course on Thursday. Korda is coming off a second-place finish last week in China.

Pop fans mistake Knox for US singer Timberlake

Russell Knox has told of being mobbed by music fans who mistake him for pop star and actor Justin Timberlake.

Bradley Dredge: Welshman aiming to finish year on a high in China

Wales' Bradley Dredge wants to finish the year on a high ahead of the World Golf Championships in Shanghai.

Race to Dubai: Rory McIlroy hoping to make up ground in Shanghai

Rory McIlroy says he hopes to make up ground in the Race to Dubai at this week's WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai.

Harrington wins first tour title in eight years

Padraig Harrington secures his first European Tour win in eight years with a one-shot victory at the Portugal Masters.

Thomas defends Malaysia title as Knox falters

Scotland's Russell Knox falls out of contention as American Justin Thomas successfully defends his CIMB Classic title in Malaysia.

Stenson aiming to be first to win FedEx Cup Race to Dubai in same year despite wrist injury

Swedish golf ace Henrik Stenson is reportedly aiming to become the first player to win the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai in the same year despite a wrist injury. Stenson, who earned 6.3 million pounds by winning America's end-of-season event, leads the European Tour going into Dubai's DP World Tour Championship finale. According to the BBC, despite injuring his wrist before the first of the four ...

Indian golfer Shiv Kapur aiming for success at 103rd South African Open Championship

Indian professional golfer Shiv Kapur is reportedly aiming for success at the 103rd South African Open Championship, the world's second oldest Open title, at the Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg from 21-24 November. The rising Indian star will line up alongside a stellar cast of world stars in the opening event on the 2014 European Tour schedule, including Charl Schwartzel, Retief Goosen, ...

Management issues distracting McIlroy

Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has said that countless hours spent with lawyers this year have been a distraction as he heads into this week's World Tour Championships in Dubai. According to the BBC, McIlroy is still seeking his first win of 2013. Last month, McIlroy began legal action in the Republic of Ireland against the Dublin-based Horizon Sports in a dispute over management fees ...

Cheyenne Woods Heir to Woods Golf Throne

Tiger Woods ‘ neice and, by the looks of it, possible heir to the golf throne. The 23-year-old daughter of Tiger’s older half-brother, Earl Woods, Jr., has played three LPGA events this year, and has yet to collect any money, but she shouldn’t be discouraged. She obviously has what it takes to make it in the world of ...

Stenson stalks Dubai leader

Spain's Alejandro Canizares grabbed a one-shot lead after the first round of the DP World Tour Championship, but Race To Dubai leader Henrik Stenson lies just two back as he looks to add that to his FedEx Cup crown.Canizares completed a six-under-par 66 at Jumeirah Golf Estates that proved enough to hold the first round lead, with Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Australian Marcus ...

Video: Is this the best trick shot of all time?

TAYLOR Laybourne is a humble golf instructor from Utah. But he might just have the neatest trick shot of all time.

Caddy earns a ‘tsunami’ of cash

RORY McIlroy didn’t have to check his bank account to know his FedEx Cup bonus had been deposited.

Yao Ming’s making people look tiny again

YAO Ming has spent most of his life making normal sized humans look like lawn ornaments but this series of shots is just ridiculous.

‘Elder statesman’s’ summer assault

AT 36 Adam Scott is considered an elder statesman, but he doesn’t see that as a negative, believing experience is his biggest weapon against the “little kids”.

Amateur Open winner to turn pro

VICTORIAN amateur Brett Coletta showed all the poise of a pro, holding off the chasing pack to claim the Queensland Open title.

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