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Thomas, Scott share lead at cold Riviera

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Justin Thomas nearly holed a 9-iron for birdie, and then made par by hitting a flop shot from the putting surface over the bunker on the par-3 sixth at Riviera, to cap off a 6-under 65 and share the lead with Adam Scott at the rain-delayed Genesis Open.

Scott, playing one group behind Thomas, also had one birdie in the six holes he played Saturday morning for a 65.

They were at 11-under 131, one shot ahead of J.B. Holmes (69) with the half of the 144-man field just starting the second round.


Kuchar apologizes, will pay caddie $50K

LOS ANGELES (AP) Matt Kuchar apologized Friday for what he said were insensitive comments about the caddie he used at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico last fall and said he would pay the $50,000 the caddie requested.

He also said he would make a donation to the tournament to be distributed to charities in the Cancun area. Read More...

Korda closes strong to lead Aussie by 3

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Nelly Korda made up for an early bogey on the back nine with three consecutive birdies and four on her final six holes to shoot a 5-under 67 Saturday and take a three-stroke lead after three rounds of the LPGA's Women's Australian Open.

Korda, tied for third after the second round, had a 54-hole total of 12-under 204 at The Grange. Read More...

Langfors takes 1-shot lead at Super 6

PERTH, Australia (AP) Sweden's Per Langfors was at the top of the leaderboard after three rounds of the World Super 6, with Ireland's Paul Dunne, Norway's Kristoffer Reitan and Australian Brad Kennedy one stroke behind in the European Tour event.

Lanfors shot an 8-under 64 and had a 10-under total of 206 after three rounds on Saturday. Read More...

Lyle, Ames share lead at Chubb Classic

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Playing partners Sandy Lyle and Stephen Ames matched the course record at 8-under 63 to share the first-round lead Friday in the PGA Tour Champions' Chubb Classic.

Lyle topped a leaderboard for the first time in 155 career starts on the 50-and-over tour. The 61-year-old Scot won the 1985 British Open and 1988 Masters. Read More...

DeArmond cards 17 on par 4 at Suncoast

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (AP) Ben DeArmond had a debut to remember on the Tour because of one hole he will never forget - a score of 17 on the par-4 second hole Thursday in the Lecom Suncoast Classic.

"I've never made a 17 in my life, not even when I started playing golf," DeArmond said. Read More...

Li to keep amateur status after warning

FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) Teen prodigy Lucy Li gets to keep her amateur status after the USGA gave her a warning for appearing in an Apple Watch advertisement.

That clears the way for the 16-year-old Li to play in the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur the first week in April. Li is the No. 8 player in the women's amateur ranking. She qualified for the U.S. Women's Open in 2014 when she was 11. Read More...

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