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Woods, Mickelson ready for 'The Match'

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Golf used to have a prominent place on the Thanksgiving weekend calendar with The Skins Game. That made-for-TV event ended in 2008 but Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will have their own high-stakes showdown Friday.

After years of discussion, the two will compete in "The Match" at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, a $9 million winner-take-all event that will air on pay-per-view.

Many wondered if a Woods vs. Mickelson match was a thing of the past.

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England takes share of World Cup lead

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) World Cup or Ryder Cup: Put Ian Poulter into a team event and he never seems to disappoint.

Poulter's approach to less than a foot helped set up one of England's six birdies on the back nine Thursday to give him and Tyrrell Hatton a share of the lead with South Korea and Australia after the first round of fourballs at the World Cup of Golf. Read More...

Singh, PGA settle anti-doping lawsuit

Vijay Singh has settled his lawsuit against the PGA Tour over how it investigated his use of deer antler spray, ending more than five years of litigation less than a week before the case was to go to trial in New York.

Terms of the settled announced Tuesday were not disclosed. Read More...

Nicklaus-Palmer still golf's top rivalry

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Jack Nicklaus says if he were in a high-stakes match in Las Vegas in his prime, the most compelling opponent would be Arnold Palmer. Never mind that he considers his toughest rival to be Tom Watson. Or that he finished runner-up to Lee Trevino in majors four times in seven years.

With apologies to the super-hyped exhibition between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on pay-per-view, any talk of rivalries in golf starts with Nicklaus and Palmer. Read More...

Europe names Davies Solheim vice-captain

LONDON (AP) British golfer Laura Davies will be one of Europe's three vice-captains next year at the Solheim Cup.

Europe captain Catriona Matthew chose Davies to join vice-captains Suzann Pettersen and Kathryn Imrie for the competition at the Gleneagles course in Scotland in September. Read More...

PGA announces new tournament in Japan

TOKYO (AP) The PGA Tour will hold its first official tournament in Japan. And the main sponsor of next year's event, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, is describing it as a kind of "moonshot" for golf in his country.

Maezawa should know. Read More...

Vic Open both LPGA, European next year

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Golf Australia says the 2019 Vic Open, which features both men and women playing simultaneously, will be co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour.

The men's portion of the tournament has already been announced to be on the European Tour next year. Read More...

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