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Cabrera Bello leads by 2 in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rafa Cabrera Bello birdied his final three holes to shoot a 6-under 66 Friday and take a two-stroke lead midway through second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

The 28th-ranked Cabrera Bello followed up his opening-round 67 to move to 11 under, putting himself in a good position to end a winless run that stretches back almost five years. Read More...

Westwood gives girlfriend caddie gig

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Lee Westwood needed someone to carry his bag for him at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week when his long-time caddie dropped out following the death of his father.

With his options limited at such short notice, the former No. 1 called on someone close to home. Read More...

Mickelson laments Chargers' move to LA

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) If more people in San Diego shared his passion for the Chargers, Phil Mickelson figures the NFL team wouldn't have bolted for Los Angeles.

"I just wish that all the people in San Diego loved them the way I do and fought a little harder to keep them, but I understand it," the golf star said Thursday after the first round of the CareerBuilding Challenge. Read More...

Thomas' big wins are dad's proud moments

HONOLULU (AP) Justin Thomas used to call his father when he arrived at junior tournaments, and the conversation almost always started the same way.

"What's the number?"

Europe reveals Ryder qualifying change

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Europe's team for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France will have an extra captain's pick and is set to contain more in-form players following a revamp of the qualifying system in the wake of a big loss to the United States last year.

The aim is clear: To give captain Thomas Bjorn the best possible team to regain the cup. Read More...

Gana wins LatAm Amateur, gets in Masters

HONOLULU (AP) Toto Gana hit what he described as the "best shot I've hit in my whole life," a wedge to 3 feet for a birdie to win the Latin America Amateur Championship and earn a trip to the Masters in April.

His best shot produced his biggest trophy.