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PGA Tour primed for big 2nd half of 2018

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The PGA Tour began the second half of the season at the Texas Open, with Andrew Landry becoming the seventh first-time winner.

Never mind that it feels as though the season is just getting started.

Still to come are three majors and The Players Championship. Not to be overlooked are the FedEx Cup playoffs. Quibble about points and prestige, but they deliver four tournaments over five weeks of the top available players.

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Langer won't defend Senior PGA title

Bernhard Langer has compiled 36 victories and just over $25 million in earnings on the PGA Tour Champions, and he is a seven-time player of the year. It might help the others if the 60-year-old German takes a week off every now and then.

"Sometimes they say, `Why don't you take a week off?' I joke back and say, `If you pay me some disappearance fee, I might.' But I haven't received any yet," Langer said Monday while previewing the Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Read More...

Landry wins Texas Open for 1st PGA title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Andrew Landry won the Valero Texas Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory, pulling away with early birdies and holding on with par saves.

The 30-year-old Texan, busy at home in Austin with the recent birth of the family's first child, parred the final seven holes for a 4-under 68 and a two-stroke victory over Trey Mullinax and Sean O'Hair. Read More...

Jutanugarn gets breakthrough LPGA win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Moriya Jutanugarn knows patience. She's had ample time to learn it while pursuing her first victory on the LPGA Tour.

Jutanugarn broke through Sunday in her sixth year, winning the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open by two shots to make her and sister Ariya the second set of siblings to win on the tour. Read More...

Charles Schwab new sponsor at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The longest-running PGA Tour event still played at its original site has a new title sponsor, one already deeply involved in golf.

The PGA Tour and Colonial Country Club announced Monday that financial services provider Charles Schwab & Co. will take over as title sponsor starting in 2019. The four-year agreement goes through 2022. Read More...

Levy holds off Quiros to win in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (AP) Alexander Levy finished with a 2-under 70 Sunday to win the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco by a shot from overnight leader Alvaro Quiros.

One off the lead overnight, Levy made two of his four birdies in his first five holes to hit the front and stayed ahead for the rest of the final day at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam course. Read More...

Broadhurst/Triplett win Legends of Golf

RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) Kirk Triplett holed out from a bunker for birdie on the first playoff hole Sunday in the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf to lift himself and partner Paul Broadhurst past Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman.

"Well, you're trying to make it, but you know realistically it doesn't go in very often," Triplett said. "You're trying to give your partner a free run at it. You don't want to hit it up there 20 feet past or do something silly. I'm just trying to hit it the right distance and get it on the right line." Read More...

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