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 In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 file photo, Lexi Thompson hits her tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Thompson has gone five years since her only major title. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File) **FILE**

LPGA finale a sprint toward a $1.5 million prize

- Associated Press

The CME Group Tour Championship is a free-for-all involving the richest payout in women’s golf. All that was required was getting to Tiburon Golf Club as one of the 60 players in the Race to CME Globe, in which points were accrued over 31 tournaments dating to January.

Phil Mickelson watches his shot on the 10th tee during the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) **FILE**

Mickelson racing the clock and spinning his wheels

- Associated Press

Mickelson is running out of time to show why U.S. captain Tiger Woods should pick him for the Presidents Cup. At stake is a streak that is unlikely to be matched. Mickelson has played on 24 consecutive Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams, qualifying for 20 of them. The last time he wasn’t on a team was 1993, the year Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth were born.

Tiger Woods watches his ball after hitting from a sand trap on the fourth hole during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) **FILE**

Woods has surgery on left knee for minor cartilage damage

- Associated Press

Woods said Tuesday on Twitter he had arthroscopic surgery last week to repair what he described as minor cartilage damage. In a statement Woods released on social media, Dr. Vern Cooley said he looked at the rest of the knee and found no additional problems.

Rory McIlroy waves to the gallery after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament and The FedEx Cup Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

McIlroy ends season with $15 million prize, FedEx Cup title

- Associated Press

A mere bystander last year amid the chaotic celebration of Tiger Woods’ return to victory, McIlroy soaked up the perfect ending to a solid year when he surged past Brooks Koepka, held off Xander Schauffele and captured the FedEx Cup and the richest payoff in golf.

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Jeff Maggert leads Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Associated Press

Jeff Maggert used a hot new putter to take the first-round lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, and Bernhard Langer, Jerry Kelly, Retief Goosen and Colin Montgomerie made moves to catch Scott McCarron in the PGA Tour Champions' season standings.

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Colin Montgomerie wins PGA Tour Champions' Invesco QQQ

Associated Press

Colin Montgomerie won the Invesco QQQ Championship on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff after fellow Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer took four strokes to get out of a greenside bunker.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland raises the trophy after winning the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Rory McIroy wins HSBC Champions in playoff

- Associated Press

Rory McIlroy thought he did everything he needed to win the HSBC Champions on Sunday, and then Xander Schauffele made him do a little more.

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- Associated Press

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Retief Goosen leads PGA Tour Champions' Invesco QQQ

Associated Press

Retief Goosen shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over fellow Hall of Famers Fred Couples and Bernhard Langer into the final round of the Invesco QQQ Championship, the second event in the PGA Tour Champions' Charles Schwab Cup playoffs.