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PGA announces new tournament in Japan

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TOKYO (AP) The PGA Tour will hold its first official tournament in Japan. And the main sponsor of next year's event, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, is describing it as a kind of "moonshot" for golf in his country.

Maezawa should know.

The founder of the Japanese fashion website Zozotown, Maezawa was announced earlier this year as the first commercial passenger to attempt a flight around the moon.

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Europe names Davies Solheim vice-captain

LONDON (AP) British golfer Laura Davies will be one of Europe's three vice-captains next year at the Solheim Cup.

Europe captain Catriona Matthew chose Davies to join vice-captains Suzann Pettersen and Kathryn Imrie for the competition at the Gleneagles course in Scotland in September. Read More...

Sandbelt again hosting World Cup of Golf

The World Cup of Golf appears to have found a home in southeast Melbourne.

For the third consecutive time, one of golf's biggest team events is being played at a famous sandbelt course in the southeastern Australian city. The 28-team tournament, based on the Official World Golf Ranking, begins Thursday at Metropolitan Golf Club, with Denmark returning as the defending champion from nearby Kingston Heath in 2016. Read More...

Howell III beats Rodgers in RSM playoff

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) Charles Howell III made a 15-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Patrick Rodgers on Sunday in the RSM Classic to end an 11-year victory drought.

Howell dropped to his knees and buried his head in his hands, then tearfully embraced wife Heather and children Ansley and Chase - neither of whom were born when he last won on the PGA Tour at Riviera in 2007. Read More...

Willett wins in UAE to end title drought

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Danny Willett ended his title drought in thrilling fashion, winning the DP World Tour Championship by two shots despite a last-hole blunder on Sunday.

It was the 31-year-old Englishman's first victory since the 2016 Masters, secured with a final-round 4-under-par 68 for an 18-under total of 270. Read More...

Thompson wins CME, Jutanugarn wins globe

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Lexi Thompson was the best this week, and Ariya Jutanugarn was the best all season.

Neither left any doubt about that Sunday. Read More...

Ancer wins Aussie Open, to play British

SYDNEY (AP) Abraham Ancer went into the final round of the Australian Open with a five-stroke lead. With a few ups and downs along the way, he won it by the same margin.

The Mexican golfer, making his first trip to Australia, shot a final-round 69 Sunday to finish with a 16-under total of 272 at The Lakes. Read More...

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