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Emotional Thompson back after penalty

IRVING, Texas (AP) Lexi Thompson paused, tears welling up in her eyes, when asked about how difficult things have been since a viewer-cited penalty cost her what appeared to be a sure victory in the LPGA Tour's first major of the year.

Thompson stopped for more than 30 seconds after starting to answer the question Wednesday, a day before teeing off in Texas for her first tournament since the ANA Inspiration in California. Read More...

Levy shoots 63, takes lead at China Open

BEIJING (AP) Alexander Levy shot a 9-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the China Open.

The Frenchman, who won the China Open in 2014, carded nine birdies in a bogey-free round at the Topwin Golf and Country Club to finish one stroke ahead of Pablo Larrazabal. Read More...

Oak Hill picked to host 2019 Senior PGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Oak Hill Country Club has been selected to host the 80th Senior PGA Championship in 2019.

This marks the second time in 11 years the tournament will be played on the club's Donald Ross-designed East Course, located just outside of Rochester, New York. In 2008, Jay Haas won the senior championship at Oak Hill with a 7-over 287, which remains the highest-winning score in relation to par since the event was expanded to 72 holes in 1958. Read More...

Golf's ruling bodies to limit TV reviews

In a swift response to increasing debates over television reviews, golf's ruling bodies issued a new decision on the Rules of Golf that limits the use of video evidence and could spare players from being penalized even if they violated a rule.

The decision issued Tuesday - and effective immediately on all tours around the world - has two standards. Read More...

Stricker denied exemption to US Open

Steve Stricker always thought it was a long shot, and he recently was reminded that the USGA is tight when it comes to special exemptions for the U.S. Open.

"I wrote them quite a while back and asked for one, and they politely called me and declined," Stricker said. Read More...

Chappell birdies final hole for 1st win

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Kevin Chappell made an 8-foot putt on the final hole to win the Valero Texas Open by one stroke on Sunday.

Chappell had a 4-under 68 in the final round to finish at 12 under for the tournament, edging Brooks Koepka at TPC San Antonio to earn his first PGA Tour victory in his 180th career start. Read More...

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