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  • Lee Westwood wins 3rd Indonesia Masters title Associated Press - Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — England's Lee Westwood won the Asian Tour's Indonesia Masters for the third time Sunday, beating Thailand's Chapchai Nirat with … More »Lee Westwood wins 3rd Indonesia Masters title

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — England's Lee Westwood won the Asian Tour's Indonesia Masters for the third time Sunday, beating Thailand's Chapchai Nirat with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

  • Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori celebrates his victory over Spanish tennis player Pablo Andujar at the end of the final of the ATP Barcelona Open on April 26, 2015
    Nishikori seals second title in Barcelona AFP News - Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Japan's Kei Nishikori claimed his second consecutive Barcelona Open title on Sunday with a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 over Spaniard Pablo Andujar. Andujar had upset Rafael … More »Nishikori seals second title in Barcelona

    Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori celebrates his victory over Spanish tennis player Pablo Andujar at the end of the final of the ATP Barcelona Open on April 26, 2015

    Japan's Kei Nishikori claimed his second consecutive Barcelona Open title on Sunday with a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 over Spaniard Pablo Andujar. Andujar had upset Rafael Nadal's conquerer Fabio Fognini and David Ferrer on his route to the final and made the perfect start by breaking the world number five's serve in the first …

  • Wu Ashun of China poses with the trophy after winning  the Volvo China Open in Shanghai on  April 26, 2015
    Wu Ashun breaks away to win China Open AFP News - Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    China's Wu Ashun shot a one-under par 71 on Sunday to break a logjam at the top of the leaderboard and secure an historic victory in the Volvo China Open in Shanghai. … More »Wu Ashun breaks away to win China Open

    Wu Ashun of China poses with the trophy after winning  the Volvo China Open in Shanghai on  April 26, 2015

    China's Wu Ashun shot a one-under par 71 on Sunday to break a logjam at the top of the leaderboard and secure an historic victory in the Volvo China Open in Shanghai. Wu, who recorded a four day total of 279, or nine under par, became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour event held in China, according to information …

  • Tournament winner Wu Ashun of China kisses his champion's trophy during the award ceremony of the Volvo China Open golf tournament in Shanghai, China, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Wu became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour title on home soil when he beat David Howell of England by one stroke. (AP Photo)
    Wu wins Volvo China Open for 1st European Tour title Associated Press - Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    SHANGHAI (AP) — With two Chinese golfers tied for the lead going into the final round of the Volvo China Open, there was a good chance one of them would become the first … More »Wu wins Volvo China Open for 1st European Tour title

    Tournament winner Wu Ashun of China kisses his champion's trophy during the award ceremony of the Volvo China Open golf tournament in Shanghai, China, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Wu became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour title on home soil when he beat David Howell of England by one stroke. (AP Photo)

    SHANGHAI (AP) — With two Chinese golfers tied for the lead going into the final round of the Volvo China Open, there was a good chance one of them would become the first from the country to capture a European Tour title on home soil.

  • Lee Westwood battled back from a late putting collapse in the final round to win his third Indonesian Masters
    Westwood overcomes late wobble for Indonesia hat-trick AFP News - Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Lee Westwood battled back from a late putting collapse in the final round to win his third Indonesian Masters title Sunday in a dramatic sudden-death playoff with Thailand's … More »Westwood overcomes late wobble for Indonesia hat-trick

    Lee Westwood battled back from a late putting collapse in the final round to win his third Indonesian Masters

    Lee Westwood battled back from a late putting collapse in the final round to win his third Indonesian Masters title Sunday in a dramatic sudden-death playoff with Thailand's Chapchai Nirat. Westwood's only two wins in 2014 came at the Thailand Golf Championship, in December, and the Malaysian Open last April.

  • Brooke Henderson of Canada makes an approach shot on the 17th hole during round three of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic presented by CTBC at the Lake Merced Golf Club on April 25, 2015 in Daly City, California
    Henderson stays on top at Swinging Skirts AFP News - Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson clung to a one-shot lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic after an even-par 72 in the third round. Henderson, who had seized the … More »Henderson stays on top at Swinging Skirts

    Brooke Henderson of Canada makes an approach shot on the 17th hole during round three of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic presented by CTBC at the Lake Merced Golf Club on April 25, 2015 in Daly City, California

    Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson clung to a one-shot lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic after an even-par 72 in the third round. Henderson, who had seized the lead on Friday with a sizzling 65, had a 54-hole total of nine-under par 207 and a one-stroke lead over American Morgan Pressel and South Korea's Kwak Min-Seo. …

  • Jason Day of Australia tees off on the second hole during round three of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 25, 2015 in Avondale, Louisiana
    Day, Compton share lead at weather-hit Zurich Classic AFP News - Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Australian Jason Day and Erik Compton shared the lead when the third round of the US PGA Tour's Zurich Classic was halted by darkness. It's something where I just need … More »Day, Compton share lead at weather-hit Zurich Classic

    Jason Day of Australia tees off on the second hole during round three of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 25, 2015 in Avondale, Louisiana

    Australian Jason Day and Erik Compton shared the lead when the third round of the US PGA Tour's Zurich Classic was halted by darkness. It's something where I just need to keep staying patient.

  • Brooke Henderson of Canada follows her shot from the third tee of the Lake Merced Golf Club during the third round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Daly City, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
    Canadian teen Henderson has 1-shot lead in LPGA Tour event Associated Press - Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Not old enough to join the LPGA Tour without permission, 17-year-old Brooke Henderson has been good enough for long enough to know about pre … More »Canadian teen Henderson has 1-shot lead in LPGA Tour event

    Brooke Henderson of Canada follows her shot from the third tee of the Lake Merced Golf Club during the third round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Daly City, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Not old enough to join the LPGA Tour without permission, 17-year-old Brooke Henderson has been good enough for long enough to know about pressure.

  • Lee Westwood of England looks on after playing a shot during the third round of the 750,000 USD CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters golf tournament at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club in Jakarta on April 25, 2015
    Westwood takes lead in Indonesian Masters AFP News - Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    England's former number one Lee Westwood stormed ahead to snatch the third round lead with a seven-under-par 65 at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on Saturday. Westwood … More »Westwood takes lead in Indonesian Masters

    Lee Westwood of England looks on after playing a shot during the third round of the 750,000 USD CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters golf tournament at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club in Jakarta on April 25, 2015

    England's former number one Lee Westwood stormed ahead to snatch the third round lead with a seven-under-par 65 at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on Saturday. Westwood cut a frustrated figure in his front-nine but an astonishing back-nine 29 saw him compile a three-day total of eight-under-par 208 to establish a five-shot …

  • Brooke Henderson of Canada makes a tee shot on the 16th hole during round two of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic presented by CTBC at the Lake Merced Golf Club on April 24, 2015 in San Francisco, California
    Canadian teen Henderson sets tournament record AFP News - Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson shot a tournament-record seven-under 65 to grab a two-shot lead after the second round of the LPGA Tour's Swinging Skirts tournament. … More »Canadian teen Henderson sets tournament record

    Brooke Henderson of Canada makes a tee shot on the 16th hole during round two of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic presented by CTBC at the Lake Merced Golf Club on April 24, 2015 in San Francisco, California

    Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson shot a tournament-record seven-under 65 to grab a two-shot lead after the second round of the LPGA Tour's Swinging Skirts tournament. The 17-year-old Henderson finished 36 holes at nine-under 135 at the Lake Merced Golf Course. "It's pretty cool," Henderson said about setting the record. …

  • Hudson Swafford chips on to the 17th hole during round two of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 24, 2015 in Avondale, Louisiana
    Swafford leads weather-hit Zurich Classic AFP News - Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Hudson Swafford shot a six-under 66 in the second round to move into a tie for the lead as the Zurich Classic was suspended for the second straight day. Swafford ended … More »Swafford leads weather-hit Zurich Classic

    Hudson Swafford chips on to the 17th hole during round two of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 24, 2015 in Avondale, Louisiana

    Hudson Swafford shot a six-under 66 in the second round to move into a tie for the lead as the Zurich Classic was suspended for the second straight day. Swafford ended 36 holes at an 11-under-par 133 at the TPC Louisiana. He was joined in the lead by first-round co-leader Boo Weekley, who was three-under par through 15 …

  • Brooke Henderson, of Canada, hits her approach shot from the fairway to the ninth green of the Lake Merced Golf Club during the second round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament Friday, April 24, 2015, in Daly City, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
    Canadian Henderson shoots tournament record for LPGA lead Associated Press - Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Brooke Henderson has no photo on the LPGA Tour's website and has to rely on sponsor exemptions to get into tournaments after being denied … More »Canadian Henderson shoots tournament record for LPGA lead

    Brooke Henderson, of Canada, hits her approach shot from the fairway to the ninth green of the Lake Merced Golf Club during the second round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament Friday, April 24, 2015, in Daly City, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Brooke Henderson has no photo on the LPGA Tour's website and has to rely on sponsor exemptions to get into tournaments after being denied an age waiver to even play at Q-school.

  • Unho Park of Australia in action during the second round of the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters in Jakarta on April 24, 2015
    Wind wreaks havoc at Indonesian Masters golf AFP News - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Gusty conditions saw just four players break par at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on Friday, with Denmark's Thomas Bjorn losing his joint lead to Singapore-based … More »Wind wreaks havoc at Indonesian Masters golf

    Unho Park of Australia in action during the second round of the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters in Jakarta on April 24, 2015

    Gusty conditions saw just four players break par at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on Friday, with Denmark's Thomas Bjorn losing his joint lead to Singapore-based Australian Unho Park. Park is chasing his first Asia Tour victory after shooting a one-over-par 73 on day two at the Royal Jakarta Golf Club, but faces stiff …

  • Former world number one Tiger Woods back from a two-month layoff to finish equal 17th at the Masters
    Woods commits to Players Championship AFP News - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Tiger Woods will tee off at the Players Championship next month, the 14-time major champion confirmed on Friday. The former world number one, who came back from a two-month … More »Woods commits to Players Championship

    Former world number one Tiger Woods back from a two-month layoff to finish equal 17th at the Masters

    Tiger Woods will tee off at the Players Championship next month, the 14-time major champion confirmed on Friday. The former world number one, who came back from a two-month layoff to finish equal 17th at the Masters, hasn't played the US PGA Tour's flagship event on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass since he won it in …

  • FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2014 file photo, Li Haotong of China tees off on the 11th hole during the final round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Li Haotong is one of the most exciting prospects to emerge in recent months. On April 19, 2015, Li came up just short of winning his first European Tour title, falling to Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat in a playoff at the Shenzhen International. The runner-up finish took him to No. 125 in the world rankings, just 19 spots below Tiger Woods. (AP Photo/File)
    Li Haotong leads Chinese golfers seeking breakthroughs Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Two years ago, 14-year-old Guan Tianlang made history by becoming the youngest golfer ever to make the cut at the Masters. More »Li Haotong leads Chinese golfers seeking breakthroughs

    FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2014 file photo, Li Haotong of China tees off on the 11th hole during the final round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Li Haotong is one of the most exciting prospects to emerge in recent months. On April 19, 2015, Li came up just short of winning his first European Tour title, falling to Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat in a playoff at the Shenzhen International. The runner-up finish took him to No. 125 in the world rankings, just 19 spots below Tiger Woods. (AP Photo/File)

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Two years ago, 14-year-old Guan Tianlang made history by becoming the youngest golfer ever to make the cut at the Masters.

  • New Zealand's Lydia Ko makes a tee shot on the fourth hole during round one of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on April 23, 2015 in San Francisco
    Ko grabs one shot lead at Swinging Skirts golf tournament AFP News - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Defending champion Lydia Ko shot a five-under 67 to seize the early lead at the LPGA Tour's Swinging Skirts Classic tournament. "I read most of (the greens) really well," … More »Ko grabs one shot lead at Swinging Skirts golf tournament

    New Zealand's Lydia Ko makes a tee shot on the fourth hole during round one of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on April 23, 2015 in San Francisco

    Defending champion Lydia Ko shot a five-under 67 to seize the early lead at the LPGA Tour's Swinging Skirts Classic tournament. "I read most of (the greens) really well," Ko said Thursday. It's tough here so you can't really be overly aggressive." Ko, who turns 18 on Friday, has won six times on the LPGA Tour. Juli Inkster, …

  • Juli Inkster is embraced on the ninth green of the Lake Merced Golf Club after finishing the first round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Daly City, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
    Champ Lydia Ko takes first-round lead in Swinging Skirts Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — As Lydia Ko geared up to turn 18 on Friday at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, right behind her on the leaderboard was 54-year-old Juli Ink … More »Champ Lydia Ko takes first-round lead in Swinging Skirts

    Juli Inkster is embraced on the ninth green of the Lake Merced Golf Club after finishing the first round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Daly City, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — As Lydia Ko geared up to turn 18 on Friday at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, right behind her on the leaderboard was 54-year-old Juli Inkster.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on August 7, 2013
    Chechnya leader gives 'shoot to kill' orders on Russian forces AFP News - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on Thursday ordered his troops to "shoot to kill" if they encountered any unauthorised Russian forces on the territory of the small republic … More »Chechnya leader gives 'shoot to kill' orders on Russian forces

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on August 7, 2013

    Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on Thursday ordered his troops to "shoot to kill" if they encountered any unauthorised Russian forces on the territory of the small republic in the volatile North Caucasus region. Kadyrov appeared to be speaking at a gathering of representatives of the special forces in the mainly Muslim autonomous …

  • Rafael Nadal looks down after a match against Fabio Fognini during the ATP Barcelona Open on April 23, 2015. Fognini won 6-4 / 7-6
    Struggling Nadal bemoans 'awful', 'negative' exit AFP News - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal described his performance as "awful" as he crashed out of the Barcelona Open 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) to Italian Fabio Fognini on … More »Struggling Nadal bemoans 'awful', 'negative' exit

    Rafael Nadal looks down after a match against Fabio Fognini during the ATP Barcelona Open on April 23, 2015. Fognini won 6-4 / 7-6

    Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal described his performance as "awful" as he crashed out of the Barcelona Open 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) to Italian Fabio Fognini on Thursday. Despite losing to world number one Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters last week, Nadal came to the Catalan capital in …

  • This handout picture taken and released by the Asian Tour on April 23, 2015 shows Thomas Bjorn of Denmark playing a shot during the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters golf tournament in Jakarta
    Bjorn shares lead in Indonesian Masters AFP News - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Denmark's Thomas Bjorn shot a six-under-par 66 to share the first-round lead in the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on Thursday, while former world number one Lee Westwood … More »Bjorn shares lead in Indonesian Masters

    This handout picture taken and released by the Asian Tour on April 23, 2015 shows Thomas Bjorn of Denmark playing a shot during the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters golf tournament in Jakarta

    Denmark's Thomas Bjorn shot a six-under-par 66 to share the first-round lead in the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on Thursday, while former world number one Lee Westwood of England was in joint seventh place after a disappointing start. Bjorn, who is seeking his first win in Asia, overcame hot and humid conditions by trading …