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For years, Charlie Sifford fought for the right to be on the biggest stages. Monday, he was.

No. 1-ranked Rory McIlroy has been grouped with Geoff Ogilvy and Stuart Appleby for the opening rounds of his Australian Open title defense this week and will be among the early starters at The Australian golf club.

Henrik Stenson successfully defended his title with a 2-shot victory at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai on Sunday and that vaulted him up to No. 2 in the world rankings.

The biggest challenge facing Lydia Ko is how she can top a rookie season like this one.

Tommy Armour III made a 4-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole for a one-shot victory over Lee Janzen at the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.

Lydia Ko parred the fourth playoff hole on Sunday to defeat Carlota Ciganda and win the CME Group Tour Championship.

New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko was an instant millionaire even before she went into a three-way playoff Sunday in the CME Group Tour Championship.

Stacy Lewis became the first American in 21 years to sweep the three biggest awards on the LPGA Tour, which she considered more valuable than a $1 million bonus.

Rory McIlroy is looking to join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as the only non-Australian players to have won back-to-back Australian Open titles when the world No. 1 tees off on Thursday in Sydney.

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