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RBC Heritage tournament director Wilmot says leaders working to keep players, sponsors happy

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - RBC Heritage tournament director Steve Wilmot doesn't want to return to the dark, sponsor-less days of just a few years ago when his longtime PGA Tour stop didn't know if it would make it through to the next year. So everyone connected with the event is making sure that won't happen.

Golf: Shaky start for Dubuisson in Indonesian Masters

Rising French star Victor Dubuisson got off to a shaky start at the Indonesian Masters Thursday with a two-over-par 74 first round, while Malaysia's Nicholas Fung and American Anthony Kang shared the lead. Expectations are high that Dubuisson, the highest ranked player in the tournament at number 23 in the world, will be the star performer at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club after winning his maiden European Tour title last year.

Golf: Flu-hit Stenson has Tiger in his sights

Henrik Stenson has been hit by a heavy dose of flu as he bids to win his first title of the year and move towards Tiger Woods's world number one spot at this week's Volvo China Open. The Swede, on the back of his historic exploits last season, is considered favourite at the $3.2 million event ahead of Jason Dufner, Ian Poulter and Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang. But the world number three will have to shake off the illness which has kept him in bed for the best part of two days and unable to practise at Shenzhen's Genzon Golf Club.

Golf: Ryder Cup hero Poulter says big players on form

Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter believes Europe's key Ryder Cup players are coming into form just at the right time for September's clash against the United States at Gleneagles in Scotland. The hero of the "Miracle in Medinah" two years ago and Europe's win in Wales in 2010 told reporters in China Wednesday the continent would have a "great team" for the biennial event.

Golf: Game entering new era say Stenson, Poulter

Golf is entering a new era, according to stars Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter, with one player unlikely to dominate in the way Tiger Woods did during his prime. Injury-plagued Woods won the last of his fourteen majors six years ago and the sport's subsequent top prizes have been shared between 19 different players. Only four golfers have won more than one major since the American's triumph at the 2008 US Open -- Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson, who won his second green jacket earlier this month.

Golf: Grieving Thai honours late coach after awards haul

Thai golfer Kiradech Aphibarnrat made an emotional tribute to his late coach as he dominated the Asian Tour awards night by winning three prizes including player of the year. The 24-year-old, who was also honoured for winning last year's order of merit and received a special achievement award, lost his coach Natpasit Chokthanasart, or Pro Jew, in December. "My success on the Asian Tour would not have been possible without the strong support from my family," Kiradech told the ceremony in Jakarta late on Tuesday.

Golf: Kuchar wins Heritage with dramatic final birdie

Matt Kuchar holed out from a bunker at the final hole on Sunday to win the US PGA Tour's Heritage and hand Luke Donald another Harbour Town disappointment. "I told my caddie before that last shot, 'I'm about due to make one of these,'" said Kuchar, who started the day four shots off Donald's 54-hole lead and fired a seven-under par 64 for an 11-under total of 273. England's Donald carded a two-under 69 for 274. The former world number one now has five top-three finishes in this $5.8 million tournament in the past six years -- but no victories.

Golf: Kuchar wins Heritage with dramatic final birdie

Matt Kuchar holed out from a bunker at the final hole on Sunday to win the US PGA Tour's Heritage and hand Luke Donald another Harbour Town disappointment. "I told my caddie before that last shot, 'I'm about due to make one of these,'" said Kuchar, who started the day four shots off Donald's 54-hole lead and fired a seven-under par 64 for an 11-under total of 273. England's Donald carded a two-under 69 for 274. The former world number one now has five top-three finishes in this $5.8 million tournament in the past six years but now victories.

Golf: PGA Heritage scores

Scores after Sunday's final round of the $5.8 million US PGA Tour's Heritage (par 71, a-denotes amateur, USA unless noted): 273 - Matt Kuchar 66-73-70-64 274 - Luke Donald (ENG) 70-69-66-69 275 - Ben Martin 69-68-71-67, John Huh 71-68-68-68 277 - Scott Brown 70-69-71-67, Brian Stuard 69-72-68-68 278 - Brian Harman 69-71-69-69, Jim Furyk 71-66-71-70 279 - William McGirt 66-76-71-66, Rory Sabbatini (RSA) 69-72-70-68, Russell Knox (SCO) 69-72-68-70

Jimenez wins senior debut but focus is on Ryder Cup

(Reuters) - Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez made his Champions Tour debut in style when he won the Greater Gwinnett Championship by two strokes over Germany's Bernhard Langer in Georgia on Sunday. A week after finishing fourth at the Masters, Jimenez became the 18th player to win in his first start on the senior American circuit and only the third to lead from start to finish in a Champions Tour debut.
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