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Look, he’s no Hideki Matsuyama in Japan. That’s for sure. Before these Olympics in Tokyo, there were no doubt millions of sports fans in the host country that had no idea that American Xander Schauffele’s ties run deep here. How would they, considering that mouthful of a German surname? But Xander’s love for and appreciation
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9:19 PM ET Associated Press FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Annika Sorenstam shot a 3-under 69, racing to finish before dark, to take a three-stroke lead Friday in the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. The 50-year-old Sorenstam, a three-time U.S. Women’s Open champion making her first appearance in the senior event, birdied Nos. 7-9 to get to 8
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6:16 AM ET Associated Press KAWAGOE, Japan — Xander Schauffele has been pointing to the Olympics ever since he began his rise into the elite of American golf three years ago. Now that he’s here, in the country where his mother was raised and enjoying an Olympic experience his father could only dream about, he
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5:53 PM ET Associated Press Jordan Smith made seven birdies on his back nine to shoot an 8-under 62 and take a two-shot lead after the first round of the World Invitational. Smith birdied his opening hole and followed it with eight pars before his run of birdies. Germany’s Matthias Schmid and Scotland’s David Drysdale
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6:29 AM ET Rory McIlroy made clear his feelings before embarking on his first Olympic men’s golf tournament, which begins this week at the Tokyo Games. An event without spectators and lacking buzz will also be without a highly motivated McIlroy. “I am not a very patriotic guy,” McIlroy said after the final round of
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1:05 PM ET Associated Press EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Australian golfer Minjee Lee won a sudden death playoff against overnight leader Jeongeun Lee6 to clinch the Evian Championship on Sunday for her first major title. Lee6 had to take a drop shot when her second shot on the first extra playoff hole flew into a pond,
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