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Woods, Spieth, McIlroy head Japan event

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INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) With a field that includes Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, the PGA Tour's first tournament in Japan has plenty of star power.

The Zozo Championship, which begins on Thursday, will be held at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Tokyo in Inzai City.

It is part of three tournaments that make up the PGA Tour's Asia Swing, including the CJ Cup in South Korea won last week by Justin Thomas and the HSBC Champions in Shanghai next week.

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Day beats Woods in Japan Skins game

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) Not only did Jason Day win the inaugural "The Challenge: Japan Skins" game on Monday, beating Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama, he also won the needling contest.

Turning to Woods after receiving the trophy, Day asked how many similar events Woods had played in. Read More...

Jimenez has 63 to win Schwab Cup opener

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Miguel Angel Jimenez tied the course record with a 9-under 63 on Monday to win the rain-delayed Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the opening event of the PGA Tour Champions' three-tournament Charles Schwab Cup playoffs.

Jimenez made nine birdies on the County Club of Virginia's James River course and beat second round co-leader Tommy Tolles by two shots. Tolles made an eagle on the par-5 last hole to finish at 4 under and beat Colin Montgomerie by one shot and earn a spot in the second event in the playoffs. Read More...

Thomas wins 2nd CJ Cup title in 3 years

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) Justin Thomas won his 11th PGA Tour event and his second in South Korea in three years with a final-round 5-under 67 and a two-stroke victory over South Korean-born New Zealander Danny Lee.

Thomas and Lee made it mostly a two-man show Sunday at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. They entered the final round tied and stayed that way through the front nine. Read More...

Colsaerts ends 7-year title drought

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) Andy Murray claimed his first ATP tour title in more than 2 1/2 years at the European Open on Sunday in only his sixth singles tournament since returning from hip surgery in January.

The 32-year-old Murray rallied to beat fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the final. Read More...

Hill youngest winner of sanctioned event

AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) Josh Hill became the youngest winner of a sanctioned tour event Wednesday when the 15-year-old amateur from Dubai shot 8-under 62 to win the Al Ain Open on the MENA Tour.

The MENA Tour holds tournaments in the Middle East and North Africa and receives points from the Official World Golf Ranking. The previous youngest winner of an OWGR event was Ryo Ishikawa, who was 15 years, 8 months when he won on the Japan Golf Tour in 2007. Read More...

LPGA commish touts prize money increases

Every week brings a sobering reminder of how much more money the men play for on the PGA Tour than the women do on the LPGA Tour.

With four tournaments left in the LPGA Tour season, Danielle Kang became the 11th player to break the $1 million mark. The PGA Tour had 112 players earn at least $1 million last season. Already nine players have made at least $1 million through six PGA Tour events this season. Read More...

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