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Long shoots 64, leads by 2 in Punta Cana

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PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) Adam Long went from trying to hit a fairway to a course so open it's hard to miss. He went from grinding over pars to pouring in birdies.

One week after he toiled to a tie for 13th at Winged Foot in the U.S. Open, Long is loving life in the Caribbean.

Long ran off five birdies in a six-hole stretch to grab the lead and finished with key par saves for an 8-under 64 that give him a two-shot lead over Hudson Swafford in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship.


Rai leads Irish Open by 1 shot after 67

BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland (AP) English golfer Aaron Rai shot 3-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Irish Open on Saturday as he looks for his second win on the European Tour.

Maverick Antcliff of Australia is the closest challenger to Rai after completing a second-round 65 in the morning - leaving him tied for the lead at the time - and then shooting 68 in the afternoon in Ballymena. Read More...

DeChambeau wins US Open for first major

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) What was supposed to be a typical U.S. Open produced a most unconventional champion.

Bryson DeChambeau was not the least bit concerned by the narrow fairways or the ankle-deep rough that shape Winged Foot into historically the toughest of all U.S. Opens. With his extra 40 pounds of muscle and mass, he wanted to pound it into submission with his driver, even if his errant shots were buried in deep grass. Read More...

Scottish Open won't have limited fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

The European Tour has decided against having a limited number of fans for the Scottish Open next week. Read More...

Davis to retire as CEO of USGA

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) Mike Davis spent the last decade running the USGA, where he set up golf courses to provide an extreme test for elite players and searched for solutions to increasing distance.

Now he wants to build golf courses, a lifelong passion. Read More...

Mistakes cost Wolff in US Open debut

Matthew Wolff stood over the closest thing he'd find to an easy shot at Winged Foot: 103 yards away from the pin on a flat lie in the fairway.

The 21-year-old basher, who gouged his way out of the rough all week at the U.S. Open, blocked the wedge into the deep grass to the right of the 11th green. A possible birdie attempt to stay within two ended up as a par to fall behind by three. Read More...

Furyk moves to 2 for 2 on Champions Tour

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Jim Furyk joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two PGA Tour Champions starts, beating Jerry Kelly with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the Pure Insurance Championship.

The 50-year-old Furyk won The Ally Championship last month in Michigan in his tour debut. Palmer won his first two events in 1980, and Fleisher accomplished the feat in 1999. Read More...