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Donald defends Honda title at new venue

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VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) It was not an easy phone call for European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley - breaking the news to Luke Donald that he was being left off the team to face the United States at Gleneagles this month.

Donald is a former No. 1 who has lifted the trophy with Europe on each of his four Ryder Cup appearances. But he was the big omission when McGinley picked Stephen Gallacher, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter as his three wild-card selections Tuesday.

"That was a very, very difficult conversation - my relationship with Luke is very close," said McGinley, who was Donald's playing partner for the Englishman's first Ryder Cup match. "He was very, very disappointed, and rightly so. ...His record in the Ryder Cup stands with anybody in the game."

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Kirk outdoes McIlroy, wins Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) Chris Kirk figured the Ryder Cup was out of his hands when he failed to earn one of the nine automatic spots. He already has plans to be at the Tennessee-Georgia football game during the matches in Scotland. He doesn't see any need to call U.S. captain Tom Watson and lobby for a pick.

"It's not like there's anything that I can do to sway it one way or another," Kirk said Monday after his victory in the Deutsche Bank Championship. "I can't say, `Hey, Tom, please pick me now.' I don't think that's going to change his mind a whole lot." Read More...

More joining PGA via Web.com Tour Finals

NEW YORK (AP) PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem is not inclined to make drastic changes next year that would create more starts for players who earn their cards through the Web.Com Tour Finals.

Last year was the first time 50 players earned their cards through the four-tournament series. That replaced the old system of 25 players from the Web.com Tour money list and the top 25 players and ties from Q-school. Read More...

Otto wins Italian Open, Gallacher 3rd

TURIN, Italy (AP) Hennie Otto of South Africa held on to claim a second Italian Open victory by two shots on Sunday, while Stephen Gallacher came up just short of an automatic Ryder Cup spot after finishing third.

Otto, who won the event in 2008, shot a 4-under 68 to finish with a 20-under total of 268 and hold off David Howell, who surged up the leaderboard with a 63 to finish second. Howell opened with an eagle and added seven birdies to beat Gallacher (65) by one shot. Gallacher needed a top-two finish to dislodge former U.S. Open Champion Graeme McDowell from the automatic Ryder Cup places for Europe's team. Read More...

Ernst gets first LPGA win in playoff

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea's I.K. Kim.

It was the first professional victory for the 22-year-old Ernst, who shot a 5-under 67 in the final round to get to 14 under at Columbia Edgewater. Kim, the first- and second-round leader, carded a 68. Read More...

Monty wins European Senior Tour event

WOBURN, England (AP) Colin Montgomerie successfully defended his Travis Perkins Senior Masters title Sunday, winning the European Senior Tour event by a tournament-record 10 strokes.

The 51-year-old Montgomerie closed with a 5-under 67 on Woburn's Duke's Course to finish at 12-under 204, also a tournament record. The Scot earned $74,030 to push his tour-record season total to $662,985. Read More...

Couples rallies with 61, wins in playoff

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Fred Couples won the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday, chipping in for eagle for a course-record 9-under 61 and beating Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

"It never came into my mind about winning the tournament until really maybe the 15th, 16th holes," said Couples, four strokes back entering the round. Read More...

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