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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.

Faldo, with six majors regarded as Britain's greatest player, was captain of the last European team that lost the Ryder Cup in 2008. Watson, who has five British Open titles among his eight majors, was captain of the U.S. team that lost at Gleneagles last month.

Poulter, a European stalwart with a 12-4-2 record in the Ryder Cup, was critical of both in his book, "No Limits," which was released this week.

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Compton shares lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.

A return to Sea Island provides an occasion to take stock of how far he has come in the last 13 years, and what Compton refers to as the "hurdles" he didn't anticipate. Read More...

Whiteford leads at halfway in Perth

PERTH, Australia (AP) Peter Whiteford of Scotland had back-to-back rounds of 66 to hold a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Perth International on Friday.

Whiteford, who needs to finish first or outright second to retain his European Tour card, moved to 12 under with an eagle on the par-5 7th - his 16th hole - to move ahead of Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen, who followed up his first-round 64 with a 69. Read More...

Heavy rain washes out play in Blue Bay

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) Heavy rain washed out play Friday in the Blue Bay LPGA, forcing tour officials to cut the inaugural tournament from 72 to 54 holes.

Jessica Korda topped the leaderboard after the first round at 6-under 66. The 21-year-old American had yet to start the second round when play was called off. Read More...

Inbee Park to take No. 1 spot from Lewis

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Inbee Park will take the No. 1 spot in women's golf from Stacy Lewis on Monday.

Both players are skipping the Blue Bay LPGA this week in China. Read More...

Malaysia field goes deep in FedEx list

(AP) -- Nicholas Thompson missed qualifying for the FedEx Cup playoffs by one point last year. He finished at No. 125 on the PGA Tour money list by $725 and only kept his full card for this season because the tour used the top 125 from the money list for the last time.

So what does that get him? Read More...

Dufner set to return after 3 months out

PERTH, Australia (AP) Jason Dufner is set to return to tournament play on Thursday at the Perth International after missing nearly three months of golf in which he "totally detached" himself from the sport and didn't watch any of the Ryder Cup on television.

Dufner, whose injury cost him any chance of earning a qualifying spot for the Ryder Cup, on Tuesday said he was feeling "much better physically ... a little bit rested mentally." Read More...

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