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Mickelson falls out of Quail Hollow lead

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Phil Mickelson went from planning to hit a draw away from the water to wondering if he should hit a fade that would bleed away from the bunkers toward the 14th green at Quail Hollow Club.

This was all part of the same swing thought. It ended up in the water.

Mickelson was 11 shots worse than his best score in nearly a year Friday, limping to the finish for a 4-over 75 in the Wells Fargo Championship. What mattered more was at least being in the mix.

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Clarke leads Regions by 1 after 66

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Darren Clarke took the lead Thursday in the Regions Tradition, opening with a 6-under 66 in the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors.

The 2011 British Open champion from Northern Ireland had a one-stroke lead over Stephen Ames and Jerry Kelly at Greystone Golf & Country Club. Read More...

Laporta opens with 62 in Canary Islands

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) Francesco Laporta shot a 9-under 62 for the lowest round of his European Tour career and a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Canary Islands Championship on Thursday.

The Italian had eight birdies, an eagle and only one bogey in his round at Golf Costa Adeje course. Read More...

Tavatanakit takes lead at LPGA Thailand

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) Patty Tavatanakit finished with an eagle to take a three-stroke lead over Atthaya Thitikul at the halfway stage of the LPGA Thailand on Friday.

Tavatanakit moved 16 under at Siam Country Club after a 12-foot putt on the par-5 18th for back-to-back 64s. Despite no spectators because of the pandemic, Tavatanakit and 18-year-old Thitikul are playing under high home expectations. A Thai has never won this U.S. LPGA Tour event. Ariya Jutanugarn was second in 2013, and her sister Moriya Jutanugarn runner-up in 2018. Read More...

Walker Cup teams hit by stomach bug

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) Members of the U.S. and Great Britain & Ireland teams at the Walker Cup are dealing with a stomach bug and are under observation at the team hotel, organizers said Friday.

The amateur golf tournament is held every other year and is set to begin Saturday at Seminole Golf Club, with four foursomes matches in the morning and eight singles in the afternoon. Read More...

McIlroy affirms opposition to new league

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Rory McIlroy returned to the site of his first PGA Tour victory and made it clear Wednesday that he is more interested in creating his place in history than chasing Saudi-backed money in a proposed super league.

Justin Thomas wasn't far behind in that line of thinking. Read More...

Detroit PGA event to have some fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

The PGA Tour's Rocket Mortgage Classic will have some spectators this summer at Detroit Golf Club. Read More...

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