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TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) Donald Trump turned a brief trip to a golf tournament in Scotland into an extension of his presidential campaign trail when he attended the Women's British Open at his plush Turnberry resort on Thursday.

The first round of one of the high-profile events in women's golf wound up being a mere sideshow from the moment the Republican arrived at the course with family members in his private helicopter, declaring "the world has asked me to be here."

Questions to Trump were restricted to golf and his future plans for Turnberry, the world's media had been warned.

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Hyo-Joo Kim cards 65, leads at Turnberry

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) Donald Trump's show-stealing arrival at the Women's British Open on Thursday upstaged another strong start to a major by South Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim.

Kim was midway through compiling a 7-under 65 in the first round when Trump, the American presidential candidate, landed in a private helicopter to begin a two-day visit at the tournament at his Turnberry resort in western Scotland. Read More...

PGA schedule packed in 2016 Olympic year

(AP) -- Jordan Spieth might have no choice but to miss the John Deere Classic next year. It's the same week as the Olympics.

The PGA Tour released Thursday its 2015-16 schedule, which included several changes because of golf's return to the Olympics next August in Rio de Janeiro. The Travelers Championship, John Deere Classic and Wyndham Championship will be played during the three-week Olympic window. Read More...

Injured McIlroy won't play Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Rory McIlroy has told the PGA Tour he will not play the Bridgestone Invitational next week as he recovers from his ankle injury.

It will be the second straight tournament that McIlroy will miss as the defending champion. He injured his left ankle while playing soccer with friends in Northern Ireland the first weekend in July. He was not able to defend his title in the British Open at St. Andrews. Read More...

Hortal leads Madeira Islands Open by 1

SANTO DA SERRA, Madeira Islands (AP) Antonio Hortal of Spain carded a 9-under 63 to take a one-shot lead in the first round of the Madeira Islands Open on Thursday.

Hortal had a bogey on the second hole but made it up by hitting an eagle and eight birdies, including one on the 17th, to overtake countryman Nacho Elvira, whose 64 featured eight birdies. Read More...

Lawrie wins in own match play tournament

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie advanced to the last 32 of the European Tour match play event he is hosting in northern Scotland with a 5-and-4 victory over Romain Wattel on Thursday.

The most comprehensive win in the first round of the inaugural Paul Lawrie Match Play in Aberdeen belonged to Spain's Alejandro Canizares, who was a 7-and-6 winner over Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark. Read More...

Past lures Rose back to Quicken Loans

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) Most of the world's top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn't miss it - even if he weren't the defending champion.

Rose won the event in 2010 at Aronimink and last year at Congressional. This year, the Quicken Loans National moves to Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, a course he's never seen. Given its place on the crowded PGA Tour schedule, a week off might be tempting - but not for Rose. Read More...

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