Scott to skip 2015 Australian PGA

Former world No 1 Adam Scott, influenced more by his new home base than his homeland, will skip the Australian PGA Championship in December to compete instead in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. The 35-year-old Australian is banking on being exempt into the exclusive 18-man Tiger Woods-hosted World Challenge, which has not yet

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Day explains Aus Open no-show

World No 3 Jason Day has asked fans back home to understand his reasons for missing this year’s Australian Open in Sydney. The Australian won his first major when he claimed the US PGA Championship title at Whistling Straits last month. Since then the Ohio-based Day has gone top of the PGA Tour’s FedExCup standings

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Stenson leads Fowler at Deutsche Bank

Henrik Stenson fired four birdies and an eagle in a six-under par 65 on Sunday to seize the third-round lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship. The Swede’s 13-under total of 200 was one stroke in front of American Rickie Fowler, with American Sean O’Hair and Aussie Matt Jones a further stroke back on 202 after

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Slattery victorious in Russian Open

England’s Lee Slattery claimed his first European Tour title in four years by just one shot at the Moscow Open on Sunday. Slattery, 37, posted a two-under-par 69 in his fourth round at Skolkovo Golf Club to finish on 15 under and secure a first victory since the Madrid Masters in 2011. Argentine Estanislao Goya

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Hoffman sets pace at Deutsche Bank Champs

Former Deutsche Bank Championship winner Charley Hoffman vaulted to the lead at the second FedExCup playoff event with an eight-under-par 63 in the second round on Saturday. The 2010 champion posted a 12-under 130 total at TPC Boston, good for a three-stroke lead over Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe with half the field back in

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Jason Day closing in on top spot

jason Day’s win in the Barclays on Sunday has allowed him to narrow the gap on Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth atop the world golf rankings. The Australian, playing for the first time since winning his first major title at the PGA Championship, now has 10.99 points, just 1.36 points adrift of top-ranked McIlroy. The

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Jason Day withdraws from Pro-Am

PGA Championship winner Jason Day of Australia withdrew from Wednesday’s Pro-Am at The Barclays tournament due to a back issue but should be able to tee off in Thursday’s first round. The withdrawal was a precautionary move, the player’s trainer said in a statement at the first event of the four-tournament, season-ending FedExCup playoffs that

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Sick Johnson quits Barclays pro-am

Dustin Johnson withdrew from The Barclays pro-am midway through his round at Plainfield Country Club in New Jersey on Wednesday due to illness, the PGA Tour said at the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs. Johnson, who missed an eagle putt for victory at the US Open in June, has been battling severe chest congestion

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