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No more penalties for wrong scorecards

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Players no longer will be penalized two shots for an incorrect scorecard if they were not aware of a rules violation when they signed their card.

The USGA and R&A also will no longer respond to most TV viewers' calls during the tournament.

The changes are part of a local rule effective Jan. 1.

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Stricker-O'Hair win QBE Shootout

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Steve Stricker provided the pep talk and Sean O'Hair delivered the shot to secure victory Sunday in the QBE Shootout.

Stricker and O'Hair closed with an 8-under 64 for a two-shot victory over Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry, effectively clinching it when O'Hair made an eagle on the par-5 17th hole at Tiburon Golf Club. Read More...

Sharma wins Joburg for first Euro title

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Shubhankar Sharma won his first European Tour title by a shooting 3-under 69 Monday in the final round of the weather-delayed Joburg Open.

The 21-year-old Indian resumed his round on the eighth green after play was halted early Sunday afternoon because of storms. He parred that hole, birdied No. 9 and made par on every hole on the back nine. Read More...

Garcia voted Euro Tour golfer of year

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Sergio Garcia has been voted as the European Tour's golfer of the year after claiming his first major title at the Masters and winning two more events in 2017.

The 37-year-old Spaniard, who also got married in July, says "I think both on and off the golf course it has been a unique and unbelievable year, and one that I will definitely remember my whole life." Read More...

Yin wins Dubai Ladies Classic in playoff

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) American Angel Yin won the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic in a playoff Sunday, beating South Korea's In-Kyung Kim with a birdie on the second extra hole.

The 19-year-old Yin won with a tap-in birdie on the drivable 17th hole. The victory in the Ladies European Tour season finale is her first on a major tour. Read More...

Ryder Cup player Horton dies at 76

GROUVILLE, Jersey (AP) Tommy Horton, the Englishman who played in two Ryder Cups and won four times on European Tour, died Thursday. He was 76.

Horton became ill at the Annual General Meeting at the Royal Jersey Golf Club on Thursday night and died soon after at a hospital. Read More...

Tour getting new version of Tigermania

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) The latest comeback by Tiger Woods, this one following a 10-month absence from a fourth back surgery in three years, was sure to cause some disruption in the workforce with the weekday television coverage.

That included the commissioner's office at the PGA Tour. Read More...

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