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Stricker named US captain for Ryder Cup

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Steve Stricker is going to his seventh straight Ryder Cup, this time in his home state of Wisconsin as the American captain.

Stricker officially was appointed Ryder Cup captain Wednesday morning in Milwaukee, an hour south of where the Americans will try to win back the Ryder Cup in 2020 at Whistling Straits.

Europe already has appointed Padraig Harrington as its captain.

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PGA Tour mulling cut to top 65 and ties

MEXICO CITY (AP) The PGA Tour again is taking a close look at changing the size of its cuts, and this time the idea appears to have some legs.

One topic at the first Player Advisory Council meeting last Tuesday at Riviera was to change the 36-hole cut from top 70 and ties to top 65 and ties, which is what the European Tour and the Web.com Tour do. Read More...

Spieth keeping patience amid slump

MEXICO CITY (AP) For a brief moment, Jordan Spieth had reason to believe he finally caught a good break with a bad shot.

He was trying to hit a hard, low draw on the fifth hole of the final round at Riviera into a strong wind and a light rain. Instead, it caught the heel of his 3-wood and spun out to the right, smacked off a tree and went further back next to a fence, just beyond a white out-of-bounds stake. Read More...

Romo to play Byron Nelson at home club

DALLAS (AP) Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will get to play at home when he gets another shot on the PGA Tour.

Romo, now the lead NFL analyst for CBS, has accepted a sponsor's exception to play in the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament at Trinity Forest Golf Club in May. He is a member of the club south of downtown Dallas that will host the event for the second time. Read More...

Holmes rallies to win at soggy Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) A marathon finish was only part of the challenge facing J.B. Holmes. He also had to contend with a four-shot deficit against Justin Thomas on greens that were increasingly bumpy with so many footprints over nine hours, and wind that made Riviera tougher than ever.

With one good break, two big putts and plenty of help from Thomas on the back nine, Holmes won the Genesis Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title in nearly three years that earned him a trip back to the Masters. Read More...

Fox beats Otaegui to win Super 6

PERTH, Australia (AP) Ryan Fox won the World Super 6 Perth Lake Karrinyup, beating Spain's Adrian Otaegui in the match-play final.

Fox beat Jazz Janewattananond, Kristoffer Reitan and Paul Dunne on the way to Sunday's final, before defeating Otaegui in the decider with two holes to spare. It was Fox's first European Tour victory. Read More...

Jimenez wins Chubb Classic in playoff

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Chubb Classic on Sunday for his seventh PGA Tour Champions title, beating Bernhard Langer and Olin Browne with a 5-foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff.

Jimenez closed with a 5-under 66 at The Classics at Lely Resort to match Langer and Browne at 13-under 200. Read More...

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