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Wells Fargo Championship: Rory McIlroy snaps PGA title drought with third win at Quail Hollow
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Wells Fargo Championship: Rory McIlroy snaps PGA title drought with third win at Quail Hollow

McIlroy's last victory was at the WGC HSBC Champions at Shanghai in November 2019.

Bryson DeChambeau flies 1,000 miles home then learns he made cut
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Bryson DeChambeau flies 1,000 miles home then learns he made cut

It was on the 1,000-mile flight from Charlotte to Dallas that DeChambeau got the news from his agent he was in 68th place

Rory McIlroy dismisses breakaway golf Super League, calls it 'money grab'
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Rory McIlroy dismisses breakaway golf Super League, calls it 'money grab'

The 32-year-old Northern Ireland star compared the notion to the failed European Super League football scheme and said that winning majors was more of a driving force to top golfers than chasing money in a rebel circuit.

Pine Valley Golf Club ends 108 years as a male-only golf club: Report
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Pine Valley Golf Club ends 108 years as a male-only golf club: Report

Pine Valley president Jim Davis wrote in a Friday e-mail to members obtained by the magazine about the unanimous move by the club's trustees and members to bring in female members and allow them to play at any time.

Women's World Championship: South Korea's Kim Hyo-joo mounts late charge to win title
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Women's World Championship: South Korea's Kim Hyo-joo mounts late charge to win title

Starting her final round at the Singapore tournament five shots back of overnight leader Lin Xiyu, Kim parred the first four holes before four birdies in the next five holes helped her storm up the leaderboard.

Masters golf champion Hideki Matsuyama gets Prime Minister's Award
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Masters golf champion Hideki Matsuyama gets Prime Minister's Award

Matsuyama received the award from Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who saluted him for lifting spirits in Japan this time — and 10 years ago.

Los Angeles Open: Brooke Henderson rides on late surge to pip Jessica Korda and claim 10th LPGA title
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Los Angeles Open: Brooke Henderson rides on late surge to pip Jessica Korda and claim 10th LPGA title

Canada's Henderson, 23 and ranked sixth in the world, finished with a 16-under par total of 268 to claim her 10th LPGA title and her first since the 2019 Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan.

Smiling Tiger Woods on crutches with cast in first photo since car crash in February
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Smiling Tiger Woods on crutches with cast in first photo since car crash in February

Woods has released no timetable regarding how extensive his injuries are or when he might walk normally again, much less return to his golfing career.

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri tests positive for COVID-19, ruled out of action for two weeks
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Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri tests positive for COVID-19, ruled out of action for two weeks

Lahiri received his test result on Saturday and has since gone into quarantine.

In search of maiden European Tour win outside India, SSP Chawrasia lies tied 5th at Austrian Open
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In search of maiden European Tour win outside India, SSP Chawrasia lies tied 5th at Austrian Open

At four-under 140 overall, Chawrasia is fifth, three shots behind the leader, Alejandro Canizares (67-70).

The Masters 2021: Hideki Matsuyama's triumph gives wings to  Japanese challenge, inspires Asia's golf community
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The Masters 2021: Hideki Matsuyama's triumph gives wings to Japanese challenge, inspires Asia's golf community

"You know it's really inspiring is really amazing. I'm very happy for him. He's a fantastic person, like I said. He is really great for Japan, and for golf. You know the Olympics are coming to Japan and we have the current Masters champion, representing Japan.

The Masters 2021: Green Jacket-ed Hideki Matsuyama would relish Olympic flame role
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The Masters 2021: Green Jacket-ed Hideki Matsuyama would relish Olympic flame role

Matsuyama celebrated becoming the first Japanese man to win a major golf title on Sunday when he captured the Masters by one stroke after a back-nine battle at Augusta National.

The Masters 2021: Tears, cheers and shares rise as Hideki Matsuyama's victory thrills Japan
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The Masters 2021: Tears, cheers and shares rise as Hideki Matsuyama's victory thrills Japan

Even Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga weighed in, telling reporters the performance had been "really wonderful."

The Masters 2021: Tiger Woods says Hideki Matsuyama's title win has global golf impact
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The Masters 2021: Tiger Woods says Hideki Matsuyama's title win has global golf impact

Australia's Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion and the only man from his homeland to win the Masters, says the new champion can expect his own "Matsu-mania" in Japan.

The Masters 2021: Hideki Matsuyama becomes first Japanese in Masters green jacket
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The Masters 2021: Hideki Matsuyama becomes first Japanese in Masters green jacket

Matsuyama becomes the second man from an Asian country to win a major. Y.E. Yang of South Korea won the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine over Tiger Woods.

The Masters 2021: On a suddenly soggy day at Augusta, some fail to adjust
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The Masters 2021: On a suddenly soggy day at Augusta, some fail to adjust

Play was halted for 78 minutes by a fast-moving line of thunderstorms, transforming a course that was playing as tough as anybody could remember before getting its first dousing of the week.

The Masters 2021: A masterpiece from Hideki Matsuyama to take four-shot lead
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The Masters 2021: A masterpiece from Hideki Matsuyama to take four-shot lead

A victory would give Japan a sweep this week. Tsubasa Kajitani won the Augusta National Women's Amateur last Saturday.

The Masters 2021: Dustin Johnson's reign at Augusta National ends with missed cut
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The Masters 2021: Dustin Johnson's reign at Augusta National ends with missed cut

Four of the world's top 12 players — Johnson, No 10 Patrick Cantlay, No 11 Koepka and No 12 McIlroy — all missed the cut.

The Masters 2021: Justin Rose clings to 1-shot lead as Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas lurk
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The Masters 2021: Justin Rose clings to 1-shot lead as Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas lurk

Rose was at 7-under 137, one shot ahead of Brian Harman (69) and Will Zalatoris (68), the 24-year-old from Dallas who still doesn't have a full PGA Tour card.

Masters 2021: Justin Rose stumbles in nightmare start but shares lead with Marc Leishman
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Masters 2021: Justin Rose stumbles in nightmare start but shares lead with Marc Leishman

Struggling to make the cut to the low 50 and ties after opening 76s were reigning US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy, who struggled to his worst opening round at the Masters.