Dec 9 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Hong Kong Open at the par-70 course on Friday in Hong Kong. The cut was set at 140. -11 Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 64 65 -8 Sam Brazel (Australia) 66 66 -6 Paul Peterson (U.S.) 66 68 Danny Willett (Britain) 68 66 Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 66 68 Justin Walters (South Africa) 67 67 -5 Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand) 67 68 H
Dec 9 Rafa Cabrera-Bello shot a five-under 65 to extend his lead to three strokes after the second round of the Hong Kong Open at Fanling on Friday, as U.S. Masters champion Danny Willett moved into contention for the weekend.
LONDON, Dec 8 Golf's governing bodies have introduced a new local rule to eliminate the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the green, the scenario that overshadowed Dustin Johnson's maiden major victory at this year's U.S. Open.
Dec 8 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Hong Kong Open at the par-70 course on Thursday in Hong Kong -6 Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 64 -5 Sebastien Gros (France) 65 -4 Jbe Kruger (South Africa) 66 Peter Uihlein (U.S.) 66 Benjamin Hebert (France) 66 Sam Brazel (Australia) 66 Paul Peterson (U.S.) 66 Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 66 Ignacio Elvira (Spain)
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Dec 7 Women's world number five Lexi Thompson will be following in the footsteps of golfing great Annika Sorenstam when she competes with the men, off the men's tees, at this week's Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Florida.
Dec 8 World number one Lydia Ko has split from her coach David Leadbetter after three years working together.
Dec 7 With the opening PGA Tour event of 2017 just a month away, golf fans and players are bracing for the next chapter from Tiger Woods as the former world number one prepares for his first start on the U.S. circuit since August 2015.
Dec 7 The first round of the Dubai Ladies Masters golf tournament was suspended on Wednesday 7after the death of a caddie on the course, the Ladies European Tour said in a statement.
LONDON, Dec 7 Former world number one Tiger Woods must prove he has overcome the "chipping yips" in order to fully challenge golf's elite again, according to double major champion Tony Jacklin.