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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.

Bishop was irritated by remarks Poulter made in his book on the Ryder Cup captaincy of Nick Faldo in 2008 and Tom Watson this year. He referred to Poulter as "Lil Girl" on Twitter when stacking up Poulter's feats next to Faldo. In a Facebook post, he noted that Watson (with eight majors) and Faldo (with six majors and the Ryder Cup record for most points) were getting "bashed" by Poulter.

"Really? Sounds like a little school girl squealing during recess. C'MON MAN!" he wrote.

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Henley shoots 63 to lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.

Playing for the first time since Sept. 14 at the Tour Championship, Henley one-putted 10 greens on the Seaside course at Sea Island and tied his personal best on the PGA Tour with a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead into the weekend. Read More...

Cook, Dawson share Champions Tour lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) John Cook and Marco Dawson shared the first-round lead at 7-under 65 on Friday in the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship, the final full-field event of the season.

Scott Dunlap was a stroke back at TPC San Antonio, and Jay Haas was at 67 along with Guy Boros, Bart Bryant, Gary Hallberg, Tom Lehman, Peter Senior, Wes Short Jr., and Kirk Triplett. Haas won the Greater Hickory Kia Classic last week at 60 to become the 18th player to win a Champions Tour event at 60 or older. Read More...

Whiteford cards 66 again for Perth lead

PERTH, Australia (AP) Peter Whiteford of Scotland had back-to-back rounds of 66 to hold a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Perth International on Friday.

Whiteford, who needs to finish first or outright second to retain his European Tour card, moved to 12 under with an eagle on the par-5 7th - his 16th hole - to move ahead of Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen, who followed up his first-round 64 with a 69. Read More...

Heavy rain washes out play in Blue Bay

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) Heavy rain washed out play Friday in the Blue Bay LPGA, forcing tour officials to cut the inaugural tournament from 72 to 54 holes.

Jessica Korda topped the leaderboard after the first round at 6-under 66. The 21-year-old American had yet to start the second round when play was called off. Read More...

Inbee Park to take No. 1 spot from Lewis

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Inbee Park will take the No. 1 spot in women's golf from Stacy Lewis on Monday.

Both players are skipping the Blue Bay LPGA this week in China. Read More...

Malaysia field goes deep in FedEx list

(AP) -- Nicholas Thompson missed qualifying for the FedEx Cup playoffs by one point last year. He finished at No. 125 on the PGA Tour money list by $725 and only kept his full card for this season because the tour used the top 125 from the money list for the last time.

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