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NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Tiger Woods has hired a swing consultant as he prepares to return to competition.

Woods announced Saturday on Twitter that Dallas-based Chris Como, a specialist in biomechanics of the golf swing, will be working and consulting with him. Woods did not identify Como as his swing coach.

"Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing. I'm excited to be back competing," Woods said.

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Whaley becomes first female PGA officer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Suzy Whaley is taking another crack at golf's old boy's network.

More than one decade after becoming the first woman to qualify for a PGA event in 58 years, the 48-year-old Whaley became the first female officer in the PGA of America's history. She's on course to become the organization's first female president in 2018, too. Read More...

Stenson, Cabrera-Bello up by 3 in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Defending champion Henrik Stenson and Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello opened up a three-shot lead after the third round of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship on Saturday.

Stenson posted four birdies in a 4-under 68 to join Cabrera-Bello who birdied four of his closing five holes in a 7-under 65. Both players have an overall 14-under 202 on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Read More...

Granada leads, race for LPGA's $1M tight

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Behind just about every green at Tiburon Golf Club was a leaderboard with more information than Stacy Lewis could digest.

Julieta Granada was at the top, and she stayed there all of Saturday with a 2-under 70 to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the CME Group Tour Championship. Lewis had more reason to be rattled by the name of Lydia Ko making a run and climbing to within three shots of the lead, boosting her chances of the $1 million bonus. Read More...

Janzen, Putnam lead at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Lee Janzen scrambled to a par 72, dropping into a share of the lead with Andrew Putnam, who shot a 2-under on a rainy Saturday, after three rounds at the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.

Janzen, a two-time U.S. Open winner, played bogey-free for the first two rounds but had three bogies and three birdies at Del Monte on Saturday and is 11-under for the tournament. Read More...

Scott pulls 4 back at Aussie Masters

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Adam Scott moved in the right direction Saturday at the Australian Masters, shooting a 1-under 71 to pull to within four strokes of the lead as he attempts to win the tournament for the third consecutive year.

Scott got some help from gusty winds that affected the last few groups. He trailed by six when he finished, but an hour later, Paul Spargo, playing in the final group, was the leader after a 71 and a 54-hole total of 8-under 208. Read More...

State files to stop work on Rio course

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Construction work on the golf course for the 2016 Olympics could be halted under a filing made by state prosecutors suing the city of Rio de Janeiro and the developer over environmental rules.

In a 27-page legal brief made public late Wednesday, prosecutors termed "laughable" proposals by the city and the course developer to modify the layout to reduce environmental impact. Read More...

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