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Two players are looking to continue Chile’s dominance at the Latin America Amateur Championship

4:06 PM ET Paolo UggettiESPN LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic – On Saturday, after Gabriel Morgan Birke shot 2-under 70 to enter the final day of the Latin America Amateur Championship tied for sixth and three shots off the lead, the 24-year-old Chilean wasn’t ready to go to the beach at Casa de Campo just yet. …

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Nelly Korda leads star-packed board at LPGA Tournament of Champions where Annika Sorenstam trails by one in celebrity division

There was a time on the golf course Friday when Danielle Kang wondered where she’ll put her competitive fire when her LPGA days are over. Here she was playing alongside former MLB pitcher John Smoltz, who takes his golf quite seriously, at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions. Golf is a favorite second sport …

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The Latin America Amateur Championship contender who learned golf from a father who shoots 120 and a Tiger Woods book

5:22 PM ET Paolo UggettiESPN LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic — Santiago De la Fuente del Valle is a name that, as the 20-year-old Mexican amateur puts it, feels straight out of a telenovela. De la Fuente’s story, too, seems like it was put together by a room of writers. It begins in a town in …

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He’s 6-foot-9 and can hit it 400 yards, meet James Hart du Preez, your new favorite golfer

LA QUINTA, Calif. — There’s a loud buzz around James Hart du Preez, the 26-year-old golfer from South Africa who is making his PGA Tour debut this week at The American Express. More accurately, there is a thwack followed by oohs and aahs. That’s because du Preez is one of the longest drivers, not just …

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Does Phil Mickelson have more magic in store for 2022, or was that PGA Championship the last of it?

Jan 18, 2022 The PGA Tour begins its West Coast swing this week with three consecutive stops in California, followed by a quick trip to the mayhem that is the Waste Management Phoenix Open and then a return to California for Tiger Woods‘ event, the Genesis Invitational. While a few big names are absent — …

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How colleges in the United States are heavily represented at the Latin America Amateur Championship

8:49 AM ET Paolo UggettiESPN LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic — For Arkansas assistant golf coach Barrett Lais, the initial recruiting pitch to try to get players from outside the United States to come to Fayetteville often begins with having to deal with a familiar remark. “A lot of people from Latin America said, ‘We’ve never …

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Henrik Stenson faces ultimatum – Swede must choose between Saudi riches and Ryder Cup captaincy

Henrik Stenson and the 2019 Ryder Cup winning team – Henrik Stenson faces ultimatum and must choose between Saudi riches and Ryder Cup captaincy – PA Henrik Stenson has been told he must choose between the Saudis’ Super Golf League and the Europe Ryder Cup team if he wants to become his continent’s next captain. …

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