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Arnold Palmer Invitational: Martin Laird challenges Rory McIlroy

-9 C Conners (Can); -8 M Laird (Sco); –7 V Hovland (Nor), R McIlroy (NI), L Griffin (US); -6 B DeChambeau (US); -5 P Casey (Eng), Sungjae Im (Kor), J Rose (Eng), J Spieth (US)

Selected others: -4 L Westwood (Eng), M Fitzpatrick (Eng), T Fleetwood (Eng); -2 R MacIntyre (Sco); -1 I Poulter (Eng); Level: P Harrington (Ire), T Hatton (Eng), D Willett (Eng); +1 R Knox (Sco)

Former winner Martin Laird played his way into contention alongside Rory McIlroy at the halfway stage of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

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Arnold Palmer Invitational: Rory McIlroy shares Bay Hill lead after superb first round

-6 R McIlroy (NI), C Conners (Can); -5 B DeChambeau (US); -4 J Kokrak (US), Byeong-hun An (Kor), S Munoz (Col); -3 V Perez (Fra), M Laird (Sco), L Westwood (Eng), L Griffin (US), M Fitzpatrick (Eng); V Hovland (Nor), Sungjae Im (Kor), K Bradley (US)

Selected others:–2 T Fleetwood (Eng), M Wallace (Eng), I Poulter (Eng), P Casey (Eng), J Spieth (US) P Harrington (Ire); -1 J Rose (Eng), R MacIntyre (Sco); +2 R Knox (Sco); +3 S Lowry (Ire); +5 T Hatton (Eng; +6 G McDowell (NI)

Rory McIlroy shares the lead with Canadian Corey Conners after the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invi

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Arnold Palmer Invitational: Rory McIlroy ‘moving in the right direction’

Rory McIlroy has said he is “feeling a little better” about his game before the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

McIlroy, 31, finished sixth at the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession last weekend after missing the cut at the Genesis Invitational.

He won the title at Bay Hill in 2018 and has finished no worse than tied-sixth in the last four years there.
“I finished decent last week and hopefully can build on that this week,” said the Northern Irishman.

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Tiger Woods: Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson support ‘truly helping’ injured golfer

Tiger Woods expressed his gratitude after seeing several male and female golfers show their support on Sunday.
The 15-time major winner, 45, is recovering from leg injuries sustained in a car accident last Tuesday.
“It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the TV and saw all the red shirts,” Woods tweeted.external-link
“To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time.

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Collin Morikawa wins WGC-Workday Championship in Florida

-18 C Morikawa (US); -15 B Horschel (US), B Koepka (US), V Hovland (Nor); -14 S Scheffler (US); -12 R McIlroy (NI), L Oosthuizen (SA), W Simpson (US);

Selected others: -11 P Reed (US); -10 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); -9 T Finau (US); -8 H Matsuyama (Jpn), J Thomas (US); -7 A Rai (Eng); -6 B DeChambeau (US), T Hatton (Eng)

American Collin Morikawa hit a three-under-par final round of 69 to win the WGC-Workday Championship by three shots at The Concession in Florida.

The 24-year-old led by two overnight and, after bogeying the second, carded four birdies to win on 18 under.

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Nelly Korda wins fourth Tour title at LPGA Gainbridge Championship

-16 N Korda (US), -13 A Thompson (US), L Ko (NZ), -11 JY Ko (Kor), -10 P Tavatanakit (Tha), S Kemp (Aus)

Selected others: -5 G Hall (Eng), +1 B Law (Eng), +2 C Hull (Eng), +13 A Sorenstam (Swe)

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Nelly Korda eased to her fourth LPGA Tour title with a three-shot victory at the Gainbridge Championship in Florida.

The American had a one-shot lead going in to Sunday but three birdies in the first six holes helped keep her clear of her rivals as she finished with a three-under 69 and 16 under total.

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Rory McIlroy trails Collin Morikawa by fourat WGC-Workday Championship in Florida

-15 C Morikawa (US); -13 B Horschel (US), B Koepka (US); -12 W Simpson (US); -11 R McIlroy (NI), P Reed (US); -10 M Fitzpatrick (Eng), V Hovland (Nor), H Matsuyama (Jpn), S Scheffler (US)

Selected others:-9 T Finau (US), L Oosthuizen (SA); -8 S Garcia (Spa); -7 J Day (NZ), J Thomas (US); -5 A Rai (Eng); -3 B DeChambeau (US), T Hatton (Eng); -1 T Fleetwood (Eng), D Johnson (US)

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy is four shots behind leader Collin Morikawa at the WGC-Workday Championship in Florida after a six-under 66 in round three.

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Nelly Korda takes the lead at LPGA Gainbridge Championship

-13 N Korda (US), -12 P Tavatanakit (Tha), -10 L Ko (NZ), JY Ko (Kor), A Yin (US), -9 C Choi (Kor), A Thompson (US)

Selected others: -4 G Hall (Eng), -1 C Hull (Eng), B Law (Eng),+9 A Sorenstam (Swe)

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Nelly Korda takes a one-shot lead into the final day at the LPGA Gainbridge Championship in Florida after shooting a four-under-par 68 in round three.

The American, 22, carded five birdies and leads on 13 under, one shot ahead of Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit (66).

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WGC-Workday Championship: Brooks Koepka holds one-shot lead after day two

-11 B Koepka (US); -10 B Horschel (US), C Morikawa (US), C Smith (Aus); -9 M Fitzpatrick (Eng), W Simpson (US), T Finau (US); -8 P Reed (US), K Kisner (US)

Selected others: -7 L Oosthuizen (SA); -5 R McIlroy (NI); -3 B DeChambeau (US), S Garcia (Spa); -2 A Rai (Eng); -1 T Hatton (Eng), L Westwood (Eng); Level J Rose (Eng); +2 R MacIntyre (Sco); D Johnson (US); +3 L Canter (Eng), T Fleetwood (Eng)

American four-time major winner Brooks Koepka holds a one-shot advantage after the second round at the WGC-Workday Championship at Concession, Florida.

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Annika Sorenstam makes cut on Tour return at the LPGA Gainbridge Championship

-10 L Ko (NZ), -9 N Kord (US), -8 R O’Toole, -7 IG Chun (Kor) -6 A Buhai (SA), P Tavatanakit (Tha), C Choi (Kor)

Selected others: -3 G Hall (Eng), -1 C Hull (Eng), Level B Law (Eng), +2 A Sorenstam (Swe)

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Retired 10-time major winner Annika Sorenstam made the cut on her surprise Tour return at the LPGA Gainbridge Championship in Florida.

Despite two bogeys on the front nine, the 50-year-old Swede carded three birdies for a one-under par 71 in the second round.

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