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Dustin Johnson returns to Abu Dhabi

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Dustin Johnson's recent victory in Hawaii doesn't mean much when it comes to this week's tournament.

The top-ranked American will play at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship for the second straight year. But this time he is coming off a victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, which he won by eight shots.

"That was two weeks ago. So it really doesn't matter what I did there," said Johnson, who finished runner-up to Tommy Fleetwood in Abu Dhabi last year. "This is a completely new week and everybody starts at even par and so I've got to start over again."

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Garcia takes Singapore lead with 66

SINGAPORE (AP) Sergio Garcia opened his season with a 5-under 66 and a share of the clubhouse lead on Thursday in the first round of the weather-interrupted Singapore Open.

Playing his first tournament of the year, the Masters champion rebounded after making an early bogey to collect four birdies and an eagle at the Sentosa Golf Club. Read More...

Colonial set for May despite concerns

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) With lingering questions about the status of Colonial's title sponsorship, the PGA Tour says the historic tournament will be played as scheduled in May.

The PGA Tour said in a statement Wednesday that it is working closely with Colonial Country Club. Read More...

LPGA returns to LA after 13-year absence

LOS ANGELES (AP) The LPGA is returning to Los Angeles after a 13-year absence with a $1.5 million tournament in April.

The HUGEL-JTBC Open will be played April 19-22 at Wilshire Country Club, which has hosted previous LPGA, PGA and Champions Tour events. Read More...

High schooler preps for Career Builder

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Charlie Reiter is skipping classes at Palm Desert High to play in the CareerBuilder Challenge. He's still getting schooled, too, by the likes of Jon Rahm.

The 18-year-old Reiter, the first amateur to receive a sponsor exemption in tournament history, recently hooked up with Rahm at nearby Big Horn. Read More...

McIlroy making comeback in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) After a long layoff from golf, Rory McIlroy has some newfound sympathy for Tiger Woods.

The 28-year-old Northern Irishman is making a comeback at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after ending his season early last year. He has not played a round since the final day of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Oct. 8. Read More...

Palmer eager for 2018 after trying year

HONOLULU (AP) Ryan Palmer couldn't wait for 2018 to arrive.

It began with an up-and-down week at the Sony Open - a 64 sandwiched between a pair of 71s, and a tie for 58th - though his mood was decidedly steadier. Palmer was in good spirits when he arrived and nothing on the scorecard was going to change that. Read More...