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Golf: Koepka shrugs off poor start at Dunlop Phoenix as Oda leads

The two-time defending champion of the Japan Golf Tour event was nowhere near his best, but nonetheless eked out a reasonable two-under-par 69 at Phoenix Country Club in Miyazaki. “I didn’t hit it that great and putted pretty bad,” Koepka told reporters. “A couple of putts I hit were just bad, and couple of putts I just misread.” Koumei Oda of Japan tamed testing winds to lead on five-under 66, one stroke ahead of a large group including Argentine Emiliano Grillo and American Andrew Putnam.

Golf: Koepka shrugs off poor start at Dunlop Phoenix as Oda leads

The two-time defending champion of the Japan Golf Tour event was nowhere near his best, but nonetheless eked out a reasonable two-under-par 69 at Phoenix Country Club in Miyazaki. “I didn’t hit it that great and putted pretty bad,” Koepka told reporters. “A couple of putts I hit were just bad, and couple of putts I just misread.” Koumei Oda of Japan tamed testing winds to lead on five-under 66, one stroke ahead of a large group including Argentine Emiliano Grillo and American Andrew Putnam.

An takes 1-stroke lead at Australian Open with late eagle

Byeong Hun An overcame four-seasons-in-one-day type weather to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian Open. The South Korean’s eagle on the par-5 eighth hole, his second-last of the day, gave him a 5-under 67 on Thursday at The Lakes. Australians Matt Jager and David Micheluzzi, an amateur, were tied for second with 68s.

Local links: Southern Texas PGA wrests Joe Black Cup away from Northern Texas PGA

The Southern Texas PGA wrested the Joe Black Cup away from the Northern Texas PGA on Wednesday, winning the singles matches 8-4 for and 111/2-61/2 victory at Dallas National Golf Club. The STPGA leads the series 19-18-1. The STPGA took a 31/2-21/2 lead Tuesday in the fourball matches. Freezing temperatures in the morning delayed the start of the matches, and the foursome matches that had been scheduled for Tuesday were canceled. The teams were made up of the section presidents, directors of golf, head pros, general managers, a senior representative and a captain’s pick. Dallas First Tee to mark completion The First Tee of Greater Dallas will hold a dedication ceremony Thursday to mark the completion

Local links: Southern Texas PGA wrests Joe Black Cup away from Northern Texas PGA

The Southern Texas PGA wrested the Joe Black Cup away from the Northern Texas PGA on Wednesday, winning the singles matches 8-4 for and 111/2-61/2 victory at Dallas National Golf Club. The STPGA leads the series 19-18-1. The STPGA took a 31/2-21/2 lead Tuesday in the fourball matches. Freezing temperatures in the morning delayed the start of the matches, and the foursome matches that had been scheduled for Tuesday were canceled. The teams were made up of the section presidents, directors of golf, head pros, general managers, a senior representative and a captain’s pick. Dallas First Tee to mark completion The First Tee of Greater Dallas will hold a dedication ceremony Thursday to mark the completion

Suzy Whaley, PGA’s First Female President, On Bringing Inclusivity To Golf

AILSA CHANG, HOST: The Professional Golfers Association of America elected a woman as its president this past weekend for the first time in its 102-year history. Suzy Whaley will lead the PGA, which only allowed women to become members in 1978. Now, Whaley is someone who is used to breaking new ground in a sport packed with men. In 2003, she was the first woman to qualify for a men’s professional golf tournament in over 55 years. Suzy Whaley joins us now from Palm Beach, Fla. Congratulations. SUZY WHALEY: Oh, thank you so much. CHANG: All right, so it’s been a few days now. Has becoming the first woman in charge of the PGA sunk in yet? WHALEY: You know, for me, it’s always been about wanting