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TORONTO (AP) Brooke Henderson, the 17-year-old Canadian who topped the world amateur golf ranking, turned professional Thursday and signed with International Management Group and Ping equipment.

Henderson, from Smiths Falls, Ontario, made the announced Thursday with help from the NHL's Ottawa Senators and defenseman Mark Borowiecki. She has signed with PING and will be supported by Golf Canada's young professional program.

"I'm ready to turn pro," Henderson said. "It's my dream to play against the best in the world and to be able to compete on the LPGA would be a dream come true. I know it's a long road ahead of me, but I'm excited for it. ... This is the right decision."

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Australian Golf Club keeping Aussie Open

SYDNEY (AP) American Jordan Spieth will have an opportunity to defend his Australian Open title next year on the same course he won the tournament on three weeks ago.

Golf Australia said Friday that The Australian Golf Club in Sydney will host the tournament for the 19th time. Dates for the event, as well as the country's other `majors' - the Masters and PGA - have not been determined for 2015. Read More...

India's Kapur leads Dubai Open

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) India's Shiv Kapur holed out from the fairway for eagle on the par-4 first hole and finished with a 6-under 66 on Friday for a share of Dubai Open lead.

The Dubai-based Kapur also had five birdies and a bogey to match Thailand's Pavit Tangkamolprasert at 7-under 137 in the Asian Tour's season-ending event. Pavit had a 70 at The Els Club Dubai. Read More...

Golfer, 103, may be oldest to record ace

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) A 103-year-old Florida golfer may have made history as the oldest person to record a hole in one.

The PGA of America announced on its website that Gus Andreone of Sarasota scored the ace Wednesday at Palm Aire Country Club. The group said it is likely that Andreone is the oldest golfer to score a hole in one, beating the previous record of a 102-year-old woman in 2007. Read More...

McIlroy named Euro Tour player of year

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Rory McIlroy has been chosen as the European Tour player of the year, capping a season in which he won two majors, the Ryder Cup, and topped the money lists in Europe and the United States.

McIlroy, the world No. 1, won his maiden British Open title by two strokes over Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia at Royal Liverpool in July, and less than a month later earned a second U.S. PGA Championship at Valhalla, finishing a shot clear of Phil Mickelson. Read More...

PGA Tour calendar too full?

(AP) -- The idea that the PGA Tour calendar is too full depends on how you look at the calendar.

In this new world of the wraparound season, it seems as though golf never ends. There was a three-week break between the end of one season (Tour Championship) and the start of another (Frys.com Open). And then the PGA Tour takes a seven-week break before resuming the new season in Kapalua. Read More...

Fritsch wins Web.com Q-school by 7 shots

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Brad Fritsch of Canada earned full status on the Web.com Tour by closing with a 5-under 66 to win the qualifying tournament by seven shots. It was the second-widest margin at Q-school in the last 25 years.

Fritsch made three early birdies and was never seriously challenged the rest of the way. He finished on 27-under 402. Read More...

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