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Cook increases lead at RSM Classic

Austin Cook, who had a one-shot advantage after the second round, will take a three-shot lead into the final round after shooting a 4-under 66.

Michelle Wie, with a fresh look, shares 54-hole lead at Tour Championship

The LPGA’s most recognizable player cut her hair and died it blond out of sheer boredom while recovering from appendix surgery. Now she’s on top of a crammed leaderboard at the CME Group Tour Championship, looking to win for the first time since the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open. What looked like an inevitable runaway has turned into a free-for-all at the LPGA’s season-ending event, with four players tied for the lead at 10-under 206 and 22 players separated by three shots. Chief among them is Sung Hyun Park, the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open champ who is looking to become the first player to win both LPGA Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors in the same season since Nancy Lopez accomplished the feat in 1978.

Defending champ Fitzpatrick leads by one stroke in Dubai

Defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick shot a second straight 5-under-par 67 to secure a one-stroke lead halfway through the European Tour's season-ending Tour Championship on Friday. At 10 under after two rounds on the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estate, Fitzpatrick was edging English compatriot Tyrrell Hatton, whom he beat by one shot to win the title last year. Hatton moved into contention with a brilliant 9-under 63, a round soured only by a closing bogey on the par-5 18th hole.

Commissioner Mike Whan touts LPGA's growth, three new events

NAPLES, Fla. -- There will be both continuity and change in the LPGA's future. According to commissioner Mike Whan, the 2018 schedule will consist of 34 events, including the UL International Crown. Three events on the 2017 schedule -- Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Match Play, Manulife LPGA Classic and MCKAYSON New Zealand Women's Open -- won't be played, but three new events to be announced will take their place. Two will be held in the western United States and the other outside the U.S., Whan said. Total purses will be "roughly $69 million," Whan said, a $4 million increase over 2017. Three other new events are on the drawing board for 2019, when the New Zealand stop is also expected to return

Texas-Tyler No. 1 again in Bushnell/Golfweek D-III Coaches Poll

Texas-Tyler has regained top billing in the Bushnell/Golfweek D-III Coaches Poll. The Patriots garnered 12 of 15 first-place votes in the final poll of the fall after three wins in five events. Huntingdon dropped from No. 1 to No. 2 in the latest rankings but still got two first-place votes. Emory, ranked fifth, earned the remaining first-place vote. The next Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Polls will be released Feb. 16. Here’s a full look at the Nov. 17 regular season rankings: Dropped from ranking: Trinity (Conn.) (No. 24) Others receiving votes: Trinity (Conn.), 24; Gustavus Adolphus, 18; California Lutheran, 12; Ohio Wesleyan, 12; Berry, 10; Augsburg, 9; Birmingham Southern, 8; Kenyon, 8; Williams,

Fleetwood pips Rose to Race to Dubai title as Rahm wins Tour Championship

Tommy Fleetwood beats fellow Englishman Justin Rose to the Race to Dubai title as Jon Rahm wins the season finale Tour Championship.

Austin Cook wins maiden PGA title with four-shot RSM Classic win

American Austin Cook wins his first PGA title with a four-shot victory in the RSM Classic on Sea Island, Georgia.

Jutanugarn claims Tour Championship with birdie at last

Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn birdies the final hole for a five-under 67 to win the Tour Championship by one shot in Florida.

Donald in hospital with chest pains and will not play again in 2017

England's Luke Donald undergoes tests in hospital for chest pains and will not return to action until 2018.

Night-putting not best preparation for Marc Warren in Dubai

Marc Warren only had half and hour to practice after getting a first reserve call to Tour Championship in Dubai and had to use the light of his coach's mobile phone.

McIlroy’s real problem with the Olympics

RORY McIlroy originally claimed the Zika virus was behind his decision to snub the Rio Olympics but he’s now revealed another — more personal — reason.

Rory McIlroy reveals what life’s like for Tiger

RORY McIlroy has become a trusted confidant of Tiger Woods — these are his insights into the far from enjoyable life of the world’s most famous golfer.

Positive signs in rusty comeback for Day

WORLD No.1 Jason Day expects a two-week training camp in the Californian desert to restore the razor-like sharpness to his golf game for the big 2017 season ahead.

Day in the mix at Tournament of Champions in

JASON Day has shaken off a mixed second round with the putter to keep himself in the mix at the Tournament of Champions in Maui.

Aussie ‘battlers’ relishing golfing good life

THE winners-only Tournament of Champions field at Kapalua features four Australians, which is not unusual, it’s who they are.

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