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Donald defends Honda title at new venue

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) Jim Furyk finished off a second-round 66 Saturday to join K.J. Choi and Ben Martin tied for the lead halfway through the rain-delayed RBC Heritage.

Furyk, the 2010 champion, was among 65 golfers who hadn't finished Friday before play was halted due to heavy rains. He stood at 5-under 137 after posting the round's best score. The three are two shots ahead of a group of 11 that includes Masters contender Matt Kuchar and former world No. 1 Luke Donald.

Martin also had his round delayed by Friday's rain and shot a 68 while Choi finished Friday.

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Westwood's lead down to 1 in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Lee Westwood saw his four-shot lead trimmed to just one on Saturday after a bogey at the final hole of the third round of the Malaysian Open.

Westwood shot a 1-under 71 for a three-round total of 14-under 202 but is only one shot ahead of English compatriot Andy Sullivan, who had a 66 as he chases his first tour title. Frenchman Julien Quesne is another three shots back in third place after a 69. Read More...

Haas withdraws due to wrist injury

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) Former FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas withdrew Friday from the RBC Heritage with a wrist injury.

Haas was the first-round leader at the Masters a week ago after his opening 68. But he followed that up with a 78 and eventually wound up tied for 20th. At Harbour Town Golf Links, Haas opened with a 1-over 72 that left him six shots off the lead shared by Matt Kuchar, Steven Langley and William McGirt. Read More...

Jimenez has record 65 in Champions debut

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) Miguel Angel Jimenez's first round on the Champions Tour went quite well.

After one eagle, five birdies and a tournament record, Jimenez proclaimed "I love it!" and then departed in search of a couple of his usual staples. Read More...

Stanford takes 4-shot lead at LPGA LOTTE

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) Angela Stanford shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to open a four-stroke lead after three rounds of the LPGA LOTTE Championship in breezy Hawaii.

Stanford is 13 under going into the final round Saturday, ahead of Hyo Joo Kim and Michelle Wie at 9 under. Read More...

TPC changing to 3-hole playoff this year

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The Players Championship is changing this year to a three-hole aggregate playoff involving the closing stretch at the TPC Sawgrass.

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced the new format Wednesday. Read More...

Fieger wins Senior PGA Pro Championship

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Gene Fieger won the Senior PGA Professional National Championship on Friday, closing with a 3-under 69 for a six-stroke victory.

The 53-year-old Fieger, the PGA director of golf at Hideout Golf Club in Naples, Fla., finished at 13-under 275 at PGA Golf Club and earned $20,000 in the event postponed in October in Virginia because of rain and flooding. The top 35 earned spots in the Senior PGA Championship on May 22-25 at Harbor Shores in Michigan. Read More...

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