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Burmester up 1 stroke at Alfred Dunhill

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MALELANE, South Africa (AP) Dean Burmester made six birdies on the back nine to complete his 7-under 65 for a one-shot lead at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Thursday.

The 33-year-old South African, looking for his third European tour title, had managed just two birdies and a bogey by the midway point of his opening round at Leopard Creek.

"What a back nine, some of the best I've played in a little while so I'm happy to do that," said Burmester, who is ranked 58th.


2023 QBE Shootout to be mixed-team event

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Nelly Korda and Lexi Thompson are representing the LPGA Tour this week in the QBE Shootout. Next year, they will have plenty of company.

The QBE Shootout will become a mixed-team event starting in 2023, returning such a format to the schedule for the first time since the JC Penney Classic in 1999. Read More...

Hovland defends World Challenge title

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Viktor Hovland led by four shots at the turn. No one got closer to him than two shots during the final nine holes at the Hero World Challenge.

It sounds easy. Far from it.

McIlroy comments on Norman, Garcia rifts

Rory McIlroy thought his differences with Greg Norman over a Saudi-funded rival golf league had been patched up. That changed when Norman accused him of being "brainwashed" by golf's ruling brass.

"I thought, You know what? I'm going to make it my business now to be as much of a pain in his arse as possible,'" McIlroy said in a lengthy interview in the Sunday Independent in Ireland. Read More...

Meronk, Buhai win Australian Open titles

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A superb 12-meter putt off the back of the last green for eagle was Adrian Meronk's spectacular signature to his Australian Open triumph at Victoria Golf Club.

Meronk, allowed the luxury of strolling down the last hole with a three-shot lead, stretched the winning advantage to five shots to cap a superb 4-under 66 on Sunday. Read More...

Lawrence hangs on in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Thriston Lawrence held on to win his home South African Open by one shot despite a final-round 2-over 74 at the Blair Atholl course on Sunday.

Lawrence started the day with a two-shot lead over Clement Sordet of France and despite extending his advantage to five strokes early on the back nine, the South African only just managed to hold off his playing partner to finish with an overall 16-under 272. Read More...

Weir Presidents Cup captain in Canada

Former Masters champion Mike Weir has been selected as International captain for the Presidents Cup at Royal Montreal in 2024 as the Canadian tries to beat a U.S. team that has lost only once since the matches began in 1994.

Weir becomes the first International captain to lead his team in his home country since Greg Norman in Australia in 2011. Read More...

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