JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Justin Thomas was looking at a three-stroke lead after three rounds at the CJ Cup with one hole to play Saturday, which would have set him up nicely for his second...
SYDNEY (AP) — Jason Day is hoping a one-week trip Down Under for the Australian Open will turn into two. He and Presidents Cup captain Ernie Els might already be formulating that...
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Cameron Smith shot a final-round 70 to successfully defend his Australian PGA title with a two-stroke victory over Marc Leishman on Sunday.
Smith finished with a 16-under par total of 272. Leishman closed with a 69.
England's Ross McGowan shot a course-record 63 to finish tied for third, five strokes behind.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Cameron Smith shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to increase his lead to three strokes over Marc Leishman after three rounds of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines.
Smith had a 54-hole total of 14-under 202. Leishman and Smith played together at the World Cup of Golf team event last week in Melbourne, where they finished tied for second behind winning Belgium.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Cameron Smith held a one-stroke lead over Marc Leishman and fellow Australian Jake McLeod after the second round of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on Friday.
Smith shot a 7-under 65 for a two-round total of 9-under 135. Leishman, Smith's teammate last week at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, had his second consecutive 68 while McLeod, a co-leader after the first round, shot 70.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry gave Belgium its first World Cup of Golf title Sunday, holding on for a three-stroke victory at Metropolitan Golf Club.
Pieters and Detry closed with a 4-under 68 in foursomes to finish at 23-under 265. They opened with a 63 in fourballs, shot 71 in driving rain and wind Friday in foursomes and had a 63 on Saturday in fourballs to take a five-stroke lead into the final round. The Belgians each earned $1.12 million
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — World Cup or Ryder Cup: Put Ian Poulter into a team event and he never seems to disappoint.
Poulter's approach to less than a foot helped set up one of England's six birdies on the back nine Thursday to give him and Tyrrell Hatton a share of the lead with South Korea and Australia after the first round of fourballs at the World Cup of Golf.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The World Cup of Golf is getting an early taste of Melbourne's fickle weather.
Organizers of the 28-team event at Metropolitan Golf Club have moved up tee times by an hour for Thursday's first round of the 72-hole stroke-play tournament that features fourballs (best ball) and foursomes (alternate shot) over two rounds each.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Marc Leishman will partner Cameron Smith for the home team when Australia hosts the World Cup of Golf at Metropolitan Golf Club in November.
Tournament officials said Friday that Jason Day was not available for Australia due to the pending birth of his child, and that Leishman, as captain, chose Smith over Adam Scott to play alongside him in the 56-man, $7 million tournament from Nov. 22-25.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After passing on the chance to enter the NFL early, cornerback Iman Marshall and linebacker Cameron Smith are determined to make the most of their senior seasons at No. 15 Southern California.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown nearly won the Zurich Classic last year after Kisner's stunning chip shot forced a playoff that they eventually lost. Another good round Friday put the duo back in contention at TPC Louisiana.
Kisner and Brown shot a 2-under 70 to pull within one shot of leaders Michael Kim and Andrew Putnam.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Masters is assured its smallest field in 21 years with no more than 87 players.
U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka notified Augusta National on Monday he would not be able to compete as he recovers from a left wrist injury. Earlier in the day, Cameron Smith of Australia was among four players added to the field from the top 50 in the world ranking published one week before the Masters.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local):
Cameron Smith of Australia won his second straight match on the 18th hole, this time taking down Hideki Matsuyama.
The second day of Match Play ended with Patrick Cantlay losing the lead for the first time all day on the 17th hole, only to drive near the green and get up-and-down for birdie to beat Yusaku Miyazato.
Smith, Cantlay and Matsuyama all have a chance to emerge from Group 5.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Defending Masters champion and world No. 11 Sergio Garcia has committed to play in the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic of New Orleans team event in April.
Tournament chief Steve Worthy, who made the announcement on Tuesday, says Garcia's partner will be fellow Spaniard and Zurich Classic newcomer Rafa Cabrera Bello, who is ranked 21st.
Garcia last played the tournament, held at the TPC Louisiana, in 2010.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Cameron Smith won the Australian PGA Championship on Sunday with a par on the second hole of a playoff with fellow Australian Jordan Zunic.
Both players were off the 18th green for their third shots, but Smith put his within 4 feet and made the putt after Zunic missed from about 12 feet.
No. 23 Arizona (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12, CFP No. 22) at No. 17 Southern California (7-2, 5-1, CFP No. 17) 10:45 p.m. (ESPN)
JEJU, South Korea (AP) — Luke List fired a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the CJ Cup on Friday.
List, who is looking to win on the U.S. PGA Tour for the first time, carded five birdies, including one on the par-5 9th, his final hole, to move to 9 under.
"Some positive vibes there," List said. "Anytime you get a bogey-free you are really happy about it. The wind was tricky but I was able to save par a lot and play solid in the back nine."
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Justin Thomas collected the Jack Nicklaus Award as the U.S. PGA Tour player of the year a couple of days before heading to Malaysia in a bid to win his third successive CIMB Classic.
Little wonder then the two-time defending champion was slightly off his game in the first round on Thursday, managing only a 2-under-par 70 to sit six strokes behind leader Cameron Smith of Australia.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Matt Every matched the Wyndham Championship's first-round record with a 9-under 61 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead.
Every tied the opening-round mark set in 2010 by Arjun Atwal, who went on to win the PGA Tour's final tournament before the postseason.
Henrik Stenson opened with a 62. Former Wyndham winner Webb Simpson was at 63 along with Cameron Smith, Vaughn Taylor, Tim Wilkinson, Harold Varner III, Brian Campbell and Sam Saunders.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Cameron Smith stood on the edge of the 18th green, wiping away tears at a ceremony complete with alligator skin championship belts and a silver chalice.
The 23-year-old Australian, the youngest and least accomplished player left on the course, had been painstakingly close to his first PGA Tour victory — from the final hole of regulation at the Zurich Classic on Sunday night through the fourth playoff hole Monday.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Kevin Kisner deprived the die-hard fans around the rain-soaked 18th hole from seeing a winner in the Zurich Classic's new team format as darkness fell Sunday night.
Not that anyone other than Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith seemed to mind.
Kisner chipped in for eagle from nearly 95 feet, lifting himself and teammate Scott Brown into a Monday playoff with Blixt and Smith.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Kevin Kisner chipped in for eagle on the 18th hole as darkness fell Sunday night at the Zurich Classic, lifting himself and teammate Scott Brown into a Monday playoff with Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith.
Kisner's chip-in — which skipped on a wet green, hit the pin and dropped in from nearly 95 feet — forced the 23-year-old Smith to make a 1 1/2-foot birdie putt.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jonas Blixt of Sweden and Cameron Smith of Australia apparently are enjoying playing as teammates too much to be unsettled by wind gusts reaching 36 miles per hour.
The pair extended their bogey-free run to three rounds in the new team format at the Zurich Classic, deftly adjusting to winds that unsettled many other PGA Tour pros and posting a 4-under 68 Saturday to widen their lead to four strokes.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith posted a 10-under 62 in Friday's four-ball format to move into the lead at the Zurich Classic, which is in its first year of a new team format.
Blixt and Smith have a two-day total of 15-under 129 to lead by one over Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay. The K.J Choi-Charlie Wi and Troy Merritt-Robert Streb pairings are tied for third at 13-under.
MIAMI (AP) — Matt Willms scored 23 points, shooting 10 for 13, and Dominic Artis was 7 for 11 and scored 21 points to lead UTEP past Florida International 90-76 on Saturday.
Cameron Smith's layup with 7:22 left before halftime brought the Golden Panthers to within 25-24, but UTEP (13-15, 11-5 Conference USA) went on a 16-6 run and led by 11 (41-30) at intermission.
MIAMI (AP) — Elmo Stephen scored a career-high 34 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Florida International over North Texas 90-71 on Saturday night.
Stephen was 12 of 18 from the floor, made five 3-pointers and has scored in double figures in nine of his last 12 games. Donte McGill added 17 points and Cameron Smith had 14 for FIU (6-19, 2-10 Conference USA), which shot 51 percent from the floor. Eric Nottage had a career-best 11 assists and six steals, and chipped in eight points.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California linebacker Cameron Smith has been ejected from the Rose Bowl for targeting.
Smith hit Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley with 2:39 left in the third quarter, apparently initiating helmet-to-helmet contact while McSorley fell after releasing a pass.
A flag was thrown immediately, and the call was upheld on review. The call deprived the Trojans' suddenly beleaguered defense of its top tackler.
SYDNEY (AP) — Jordan Spieth believes his victory at the Australian Open on Sunday will "do wonders" for his career, just as it did when he won the tournament for the first time in 2014.
Spieth sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat local hopes Cameron Smith and Ashley Hall at Royal Sydney.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Grayson Murray won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship on Sunday and Cameron Smith and Kevin Tway wrapped up PGA Tour cards.
Already guaranteed a PGA Tour card with an 18th-place finish on the Web.com Tour's regular-season money list, Murray closed with a 3-under 68 to beat Smith by a stroke in the third of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals. Tway tied for third with third-round leader Martin Flores.