Golf

9:01 AM ET Padraig Harrington was named European Ryder Cup captain on Tuesday, pledging to do all he can to continue the high level of success the team has enjoyed through his playing career. Harrington, 47, a three-time major winner who played on six European teams, takes over for Thomas Bjorn, who oversaw a rousing
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6:15 AM ET European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has backed Rory McIlroy‘s commitment to the team following the Northern Irishman’s recent comments about the European Tour. McIlroy told reporters at the season-opening Sentry Tournament of Champions last week that he saw the European Tour as a “stepping stone” to its U.S. equivalent, the PGA
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7:08 PM ET ESPN News Services The Plantation course at Kapalua might look the same when Xander Schauffele returns next year to defend his title. But it probably won’t play the same. Kapalua is shutting down the course next month for Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw to begin a restoration project that will include a
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4:42 PM ET Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. — Shugo Imahira of Japan has been awarded a special invitation to play in the Masters. Imahira won the Bridgestone Open on the Japan Golf Tour and went on to capture the money title on his home tour. He currently is No. 53 in the world ranking. This
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11:43 PM ET Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawaii — Xander Schauffele never had a better round or a more peculiar ending. After holing out for two eagles, and closing with four birdies over his last five holes for an 11-under 62, he chose to wait inside the scoring trailer to see if it would be enough
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9:22 PM ET Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawaii — Gary Woodland made a 65-foot eagle putt and finished with a birdie for a 5-under 68 to keep his three-shot lead in the Sentry Tournament of Champions on Saturday. Rory McIlroy briefly caught him for the lead until the birdies stopped falling. He shot 68 and starts
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