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Thompson wins Tour title by 4

MIAMI (AFP) – American Lexi Thompson won the LPGA’s season-ending Tour Championship on Sunday, easing memories of a heartbreaking 2017 near-miss, while Thailand’s top-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn captured the $1 million season points bonus prize. Thompson fired a two-under par 70 to finish 72 holes at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida, on 18-under 270 and […]

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Howell ends jinx with playoff win

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Charles Howell snapped an 11-year US PGA Tour win drought Sunday in epic fashion, sinking a 20-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to capture the RSM Classic. The 39-year-old American had not won since Riviera in 2007 – a gap of 4,291 days – and had lost four of five […]

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Molinari is Euro’s No. 1

DUBAI (AFP) – Newly-crowned European number one Francesco Molinari said he would have ‘‘laughed’’ if anyone had predicted his successes in an ‘‘incredible’’ 2018 campaign that culminated with the Race To Dubai title on Sunday. The 36-year-old Italian, who lifted his maiden major title at the British Open in July, wrapped up top spot in […]

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Thompson leads by 3

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Thompson leads by 3

Lexi Thompson fired a four-under par 68 on Saturday to take a commanding three-shot lead over Nelly Korda in the LPGA’s season-ending Tour Championship in Naples, Florida.

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Howell stays ahead

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Howell stays ahead

Charles Howell kept his bid to end an 11-year PGA Tour title drought on track Saturday, firing a two-under par 68 for a one-stroke third-round lead in the RSM Classic.

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Thompson grabs 3-shot lead

MIAMI (AFP) – Lexi Thompson fired a bogey-free five-under par 67 on Friday to grab a three-shot lead midway through the LPGA Tour Championship in Naples, Florida. Thompson, without a victory in 2018, capped her round with three straight birdies at Tiburon Golf Club to pull away from overnight leader Amy Olson and fellow American […]

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