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LA Open winner Nasa Hataoka tops list of 10 best players on the LPGA without a major title

Nasa Hataoka’s sixth career victory at the DIO Implant LA Open on Sunday puts her in elite company with Jessica Korda. Together they’re the winning players on the LPGA without a major title. Who are the best players without a major? Some on this list, like Hataoka and Korda, have won quite a bit already. …

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Putters used by PGA Tour players ranked in the top 10 in strokes gained putting

Over the past decade, driving and iron play have taken on greater emphasis at the elite levels of golf. If a player can hit the ball a mile off the tee or produce laser-guided iron shots, he can create a lot of birdie chances, avoid making big numbers and contend on the PGA Tour. Golfers …

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A record victory in NOLA while Greg Norman takes another ‘L’

Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele take care of business, the Zurich becomes ripe for change, Greg Norman gets embarrassingly denied and more in this week’s edition of Monday Scramble: null Go figure: Pairing two of the game’s most consistently excellent players turned out to be a winning combination. This season, Cantlay ranks seventh in strokes …

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Nasa Hataoka takes flight, soars to five-stroke victory in LA Open

Nasa Hataoka, whose parents named her after the US space agency, won the LA Open on Sunday at Wilshire Country Club by five strokes. It’s her sixth LPGA Tour victory. (Ashley Landis / Associated Press) Nasa Hataoka’s parents named her after the US space agency so she would “reach for the stars.” Given her meteoric …

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