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Golf: Kirk's closing birdie grabs PGA lead in Hawaii

Chris Kirk sank a nine-foot birdie putt on the last hole to grab a one-stroke lead over fellow Americans Will Wilcox and Harris English after Saturday's third round of the US PGA Sony Open. Kirk's clutch putt completed a round of five-under par 65 to stand on 12-under 198 through 54 holes at the $5.6 million event at Waialae Country club. Kirk, who won his first US PGA title at the 2011 Viking Classic, already owns a tour title this season from last November's McGladrey Classic in this first-ever US tour campaign to extend over two different years.

Day shares World Cup joy with grieving family

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Jason Day plans a few celebratory drinks after winning the $8 million World Cup of Golf on home soil on Sunday before turning his efforts to raising awareness for the devastated Philippines where eight of his relatives were killed by Typhoon Haiyan. The grieving 26-year-old competed with a heavy heart at Royal Melbourne but played some of the finest golf of his life to seal the individual trophy by two strokes and drive Australia to a runaway victory in the team component.

Golf: Sparkling 60 gives Henry early PGA Las Vegas lead

JJ Henry eagled his last hole to complete a flawless 11-under par 60 and seize the early first-round lead in the US PGA Tour's Shriners' Hospital Open. Henry, who teed off on the 10th hole at TPC Summerlin, rolled in a 50-foot eagle putt at the par-five ninth to cap his round. "It was one of those days," said Henry, a two-time PGA TOUR winner whose effort included nine birdies. "There wasn't much wind and the greens were pretty soft. It was nice to make that putt on the last hole to make lunch taste that much better."

Golf: England's Davis takes slim lead at Heritage

England's Brian Davis had eight birdies in a six-under par 65, grabbing a one-stroke lead after the first round of the $5.8 million US PGA Tour Heritage tournament on Thursday. Davis, who lost a playoff to Jim Furyk on the same Harbour Town Golf Links course in 2010 -- after he called a penalty on himself -- appeared pleased to have the chance to put it behind him, though the incident lingers. "It's good in this game to have a short memory -- good or bad," he said.

Golf: Romero clings to Puerto Rico PGA lead

Argentina's Andres Romero fired his second consecutive seven-under-par 65 on Friday to grab a one-stroke lead after the second round of the $3.5 million US PGA Tour Puerto Rico Open. Romero, whose only PGA title came in 2008 at New Orleans, was on 14-under 130 after 36 holes, one shot ahead of American Scott Brown with US rivals Peter Uihlein and Steve LeBrun on 132 and Argentina's Fabian Gomez fifth on 133.

Golf: Romero clings to Puerto Rico PGA lead

Argentina's Andres Romero fired his second consecutive seven-under par 65 on Friday to grab a one-stroke lead after the second round of the $3.5 million US PGA Tour Puerto Rico Open. Romero, whose only PGA title came in 2008 at New Orleans, was on 14-under 130 after 36 holes, one shot ahead of American Scott Brown with US rivals Peter Uihlein and Steve LeBrun on 132 and Argentina's Fabian Gomez fifth on 133.

Golf: Romero clings to Puerto Rico PGA lead

Argentina's Anders Romero fired his second consecutive seven-under par 65 on Friday to grab a one-stroke lead after the second round of the $3.5 million US PGA Tour Puerto Rico Open. Romero, whose only PGA title came in 2008 at New Orleans, was on 14-under 130 after 36 holes, one shot ahead of American Scott Brown with US rivals Peter Uihlein and Steve LeBrun on 132 and Argentina's Fabian Gomez fifth on 133.

Golf: Percy, Romero share lead at Puerto Rico Open

Australia's Cameron Percy and Argentina's Andres Romero each fired a seven-under par 65 on Thursday to seize the lead after the first round of the $3.5 million US PGA Puerto Rico Open. Percy, seeking his first US PGA title, made nine birdies against two bogeys at the Trump International resort while Romero, whose only PGA crown came in 2008 at New Orleans, fired seven birdies and an eagle against a pair of bogeys.
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