MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — American golfer Kurt Kitayama kept up his impressive first season on the European Tour by shooting a 6-under 66 at the Oman Open to take a one-stroke lead after the first round...
HONG KONG (AP) — The 2019 European Tour got underway on Thursday with Aaron Rai, Jason Scrivener and Yusaku Miyazato shooting 5-under 65s to share the lead after the first round of the Hong Kong Open.
They were already 10 strokes ahead of Masters champion Patrick Reed, who made four bogeys and a double bogey in a 75 — a week after contending at the World Tour Championship in Dubai.
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.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat won the World Super 6 Perth golf title, beating Australian James Nitties 2 and 1 in Sunday's matchplay final.
Aphibarnrat worked his way through three rounds of strokeplay over the first three days and a series of six-hole knockout matches Sunday to reach the final.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A late surge by Kiradech Aphibarnrat makes him among nine players projected to get invitations to the Masters by finishing the year in the top 50 in the world ranking.
Kiradech ended his year with four straight top 10s, including a fifth-place finish Sunday in the Indonesian Masters. The Thai is projected to finish the year at No. 49, one spot ahead of Yusaku Miyazato of Japan, who also will get to Augusta National.
ONO CITY, Japan (AP) — Yusaku Miyazato made an 18-foot birdie putt on the eighth playoff hole to grab the fourth and final spot in the U.S. Open from the sectional qualifier in Japan.
It will be the second straight U.S. Open appearance for Miyazato, the older brother of nine-time LPGA winner Ai Miyazato.