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Spieth 5-0 as US retains Presidents Cup

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Americans won the Presidents Cup again, no asterisk needed.

Sure, the International team lost at least four players - maybe more - who defected to Saudi-funded LIV Golf and were deemed ineligible by the PGA Tour.

It had eight rookies asked to play a new format before 40,000 flag-waving fans chanting for the home team. And the Internationals have never won on American soil since these lopsided matches began in 1994.

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Thitikul wins NW Arkansas in playoff

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand birdied the second playoff hole to beat Danielle Kang and win the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday.

The victory made the 19-year-old the first LPGA player in five years to win twice in her rookie season. Sung Hyun Park posted multiple wins in 2017. Read More...

Flesch birdies 18th to win Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Steve Flesch birdied the 18th hole at Pebble Beach on Sunday to win the Pure Insurance Championship, his second PGA Tour Champions victory of the season.

Flesch birdied the first four holes and five on the front nine in a strong start, then stalled on the back. But he got the only birdie he needed with a putt from about 8 feet on the par-5 finishing hole for a one-stroke victory over Ernie Els, Steven Alker and Paul Stankowski. Read More...

Migliozzi shoots 62 to win French Open

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) Guido Migliozzi won the French Open by one shot from Rasmus Hojgaard after a stunning nine birdies saw the Italian tie the course record with a 9-under 62 in the final round on Sunday.

It was the 25-year-old Migliozzi's third European Tour win, his first for three years, and one he'll remember a very long time. Read More...

LPGA adding New Jersey event in 2023

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) The LPGA and financial giant Mizuho Americas have announced a new tournament will be played in New Jersey next year at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City.

The 72-hole tournament will be called the Mizuho Americas Open and take place May 29- June 4. The event will have a purse of $2.75 million. Read More...

Norman asked to skip his QBE Shootout

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Greg Norman says he has been asked not to attend the QBE Shootout in December, a PGA Tour-sanctioned event he started in 1989 as the Shark Shootout that is held at the Tiburon Golf Club course he designed.

It was not clear who asked that he not attend the Dec. 9-11 tournament. The tournament director says it was a collective decision. Read More...

Smith wins in 2nd start with LIV Golf

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) British Open champion Cameron Smith made his decision to leave the PGA Tour for LIV Golf pay off Sunday when he closed with a 3-under 69 for a three-shot victory in the LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago.

Smith was only briefly threatened in the third and final round. One of the key moments was a 10-foot par putt on the 13th hole, and neither Dustin Johnson nor Peter Uihlein could do enough to catch him. Read More...

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