Rory McIlroy considers turning back on European Tour which could cost him future Ryder Cup captaincy role

Rory McIlroy is considering turning his back on the European Tour next year even though it could cost him the chance ever to be Ryder Cup captain. The Irishman revealed that he is only scheduled to play two regular Tour events in 2019 as he concentrates on the PGA Tour and his ambition to win more majors. And under a regulation drawn up this year, that would bar him from becoming a Europe vice-captain or captain in the future. The rule says: “Players cannot be a European Ryder Cup Captain or…

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Titleist snaps TaylorMade’s winning streak at Golfweek Industry Cup

Titleist won the 2018 Golfweek Industry Cup at Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, Calif., snapping TaylorMade’s four-year winning streak in the process. The company’s No. 1 team of Kevin Tassistro, Nick Geyer, Grant Martens and Price Ferchill posted a two-day tournament total of 305 to win by 11 over Callaway’s No. 1 team of Joe Toulon, Jay Poletiek, Marc Zien and Kevin DeHuff. Zien and DeHuff combined to post a 31 shamble score on Saturday, tied for tops in the field, but Tassistro and Geyer posted 32 and added a…

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Vijay Singh wins final event, giving Bernhard Langer a fifth Schwab Cup

PHOENIX — Bernhard Langer celebrated his fifth Charles Schwab Cup with his wife and friends, a glass of red wine in his hand. He might consider sending the best bottle to Vijay Singh. Both walked away winners Sunday, when Singh produced the best round of his PGA Tour Champions career, a 10-under 61 that turned a six-shot deficit into a four-shot victory in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and allowed Langer to claim another $1 million bonus for the season title. “At age 61 to do it is quite an…

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Vijay Singh’s closing 61 gives him four-stroke win, while Bernhard Langer again wins Charles Schwab Cup

It took Vijay Singh until his 40s to hit his stride on the PGA Tour, so maybe it should be no surprise that it has taken him to his mid 50s to hit his stride on the PGA Tour Champions. Singh, 55, began the final round trailing by six, but posted a 10-under par 61 to win the season-finale Charles Schwab Cup Championship by four at Phoenix (Ariz.) Country Club on Sunday. It was his third win of the season, yet only his fourth on the senior tour. Twenty-two of…

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Closing 61 lifts Vijay Singh; Bernhard Langer nabs Charles Schwab Cup

Vijay Singh stole the show Sunday, tapping in for par on 18 to finish off a blazing 10-under 61 in the final round of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The round of the day gave Singh the tournament victory at 22-under 262 for the week and also secured Bernhard Langer’s fourth Charles Schwab Cup victory over the past five years. Langer, 61, entered the week at Phoenix Country Club ranked first in the Schwab Cup standings and on the favorable side of numerous points scenarios. A T-13 finish proved good…

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Fed Cup: Czech Republic beat United States to win sixth title in eight years

Siniakova’s victory earned the Czech Republic their 11th Fed Cup victory The Czech Republic won their sixth Fed Cup title in eight years as an emotional Katerina Siniakova clinched a 3-0 win over the United States with an epic victory against Sofia Kenin. Siniakova fought back tears as she saved two match points, then took a second of her own to win 7-5 5-7 7-5. The victory, which took Siniakova almost four hours, gave the home team an unassailable 3-0 lead in Prague. Siniakova and Barbora Strycova won Saturday’s opening-day…

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Scott McCarron leads Charles Schwab Cup Championship

PHOENIX (AP) — Scott McCarron moved into position to win the PGA Tour Champions’ season points race, birdieing the final two holes Saturday for a one-stroke lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. McCarron shot a 5-under 66 on another warm and sunny day at Phoenix Country Club. To win the Charles Schwab Cup and a $1 million annuity, McCarron needs to the tournament Sunday and have Bernhard Langer – tied for 19th at 7 under – tie for fourth or worse. ”All I’m trying to do is put myself…

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Fed Cup final: Czech Rep go 2-0 up against United States

Strycova is playing in her final Fed Cup tie The Czech Republic took a 2-0 lead on home soil in the Fed Cup final against defending champions United States. Barbora Strycova and Katerina Siniakova both won their matches against Sofia Kenin and Alison Riske respectively to put the hosts one point from victory. Strycova, playing in the last Fed Cup tie, went a set down in Prague to Kenin but won 6-7 (5-7) 6-1 6-4. Siniakova had a more straightforward victory as she beat Riske by 6-3 7-6 (7-2). Two…

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Paul Goydos leads Charles Schwab Cup Championship

PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Goydos birdied the par-5 18th for a 6-under 65 and a one-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Tied for the first-round lead with Tim Petrovic after a 63, Goydos had six birdies in the bogey-free round in warm, sunny conditions at Phoenix Country Club. ”I was very, in a sense, for lack of a better word, simple,” Goydos said. ”I hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens and I made six putts for birdie. A couple of…

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T20 World Cup 2018: Harmanpreet Kaur first Indian woman to hit T20 century

Written by Nitin Sharma | Chandigarh | Updated: November 10, 2018 7:00:15 am Harmanpreet Kaur: The smile is back A sensational 103 off 51 balls brought the smile back on the face of India captain Harmanpreet Kaur Bhullar, to erase memories of the fake degree row that had jeopardised her job as DSP earlier this year. As Harmanpreet became the first Indian woman cricketer to score a century in T-20 Internationals in the side’s match against New Zealand in Guyana, her first coach Kamaldeesh Singh Sodhi, watching the telecast at…

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