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Jordan Spieth played solid defense all afternoon to shoot a 2-under 70 and take the title at the AT&T Pro-Am by three strokes, finishing 19-under on Sunday.

It was his ninth win on the PGA Tour, making him just the second man since the end of World War II to win nine tournaments before age 24; the other is Tiger…

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American Jordan Spieth shot a dazzling 7-under 65 to open up a 6-stroke lead entering the final round at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Saturday.

After taking the golf world by storm in 2015, Spieth blew the Masters a year ago and slowly drifted back to No. 6 in the world while contemporary rival Jason Day has remained No….

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Hideki Matsuyma is king of the desert for a second straight year.

The 24-year-old Japanese star defeated Webb Simpson on the fourth hole of a playoff Saturday to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He shot a 5-under 66 in the final round. Simpson came sprinting down the stretch, with three birdies in the final four holes for a round-best…

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You might not know his name well yet, but Jon Rahm’s first PGA title came with one of the most stunning closing shots in tour’s history.

A 60-foot eagle putt on No. 18 secured Rahm’s first PGA win, taking the Farmers Insurance Open by three strokes.

“I never thought it was going to be for eagle from 60 feet, especially at…

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Patrick Rodgers shot a 5-under 67 to race up the leaderboard and tie Brandt Snedeker for first place at the end of 54 holes at the Farmers Insurance Open in California on Saturday.

Snedeker is 18 holes away from becoming just the fourth back-to-back champion at Torrey Pines. He also won the event in 2012.

Rodgers must be getting some good…

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Justin Rose came back down to earth on Friday at the Farmers Insurance Open, but so did everyone else.

Thus Rose’s 1-under was good enough to keep the Brit in the lead at 8-under. “Everyone has played both courses now, and now we get to play the bruiser for the next two days,” Rose said. “So you just want to basically…

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Justin Rose stroked a 7-under 65 to take the Day One lead at the Farmers Insurance Open being held in Torrey Pines, California.

All eyes were on Tiger Woods as he returned to his first regular action since August of 2015.  Woods staggered to a 4-over 76 and is tied for 133rd place.

It was a wild round for Rose. He shot…

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Justin Thomas is so hot, he’s burning up the PGA record books.

Thomas won the Sony Open in Hawaii last week by shooting a 253, breaking the 14-year-old record for a 72-hole score set by Tommy Armour III (254 at the 2003 Texas Open). He also tied Steve Stricker’s 54-hole record of 188.

Thomas is the second player ever to win…

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If you notice an extra spring in the step of American golfer Phil Mickelson and caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay this weekend at the CareerBuilder Challenge, it’s no illusion – both men are walking pain free.

Mickelson is back from the second of two sports hernia surgeries while Mackay had both of his knees replaced a month ago.

“My knees hurt for…

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It wasn’t another 59 like he posted on Thursday, but his second-day 64 was more than enough to extend Justin Thomas’ lead at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Friday. He shot a 65 on Saturday and leads the tournament by seven strokes going to Sunday’s final round, making him almost a sure thing to win his second straight…

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American Justin Thomas became the seventh man in PGA history to fire a 59, doing so in style with an eagle on  No. 9 to open a four-shot lead at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Thursday.

Thomas won at Maui last week, and was 9-under through 17 holes but landed in a bunker on his drive on 9.  He hit…

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Jordan Spieth played a round at Augusta National for the first time since falling apart at the 2016 Masters last April, and turned No. 12 from a weakness to a strength.

Spieth was at Augusta to play a round with AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson and Redpoint Ventures co-founder Randall Stephenson, both club members.

“First time back,” Spieth said of his December…

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January 2017 will bring with it a new rule that players will not be penalized for the accidental movement of a ball on the green.

While the powers that be say it is not a direct result of last year’s US Open, it certainly didn’t hurt.

Last summer, American Dustin Johnson was ruled to have caused his ball to move slightly…

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Funny what a 15th place finish can do for a guy.

Well, not just any guy. A 14-time Major winner and arguably the first or second-greatest player of all time.

After opening at 55-to-1 in Las Vegas, Woods has dropped as low as 16-to-1 to win The Masters five months from now.

Woods won the Masters four times between 1997 and 2005….

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Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen cruised to a 4-stroke win at the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf at the Kingston Health Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday.

Kjeldsen and Olesen combined for a 6-under 66 to hold off Franche’s Victor Dubuisson and Romain Langasque and two other teams by four strokes. The Frenchmen shot a 63 on…

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Pat Perez’s closing-round 67 was enough to propel him past Gary Woodland to win the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

It was just his third start since returning from shoulder surgery.

“I had an attitude that I can’t really repeat, but I had a lot of thoughts going on,” Perez said. “The main one was I wanted to stay aggressive. I knew…

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Gary Woodland lost two strokes but still has the lead after 54 holes at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico.

Woodland still shot a 5-under 66 and is 18-under for the tournament.

“I’ve been there. I’ve been in the position a lot the last couple years. I’m excited about my game. I’m going to rely on my game and trust…

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Australian Rod Pampling fell just short of being the second man this year to shoot a sub-60 in a round, “settling” for a 60 at the first round of the Shriners Classic in Las Vegas.

The 47-year-old had seven birdies and a pair of eagles, but missed long putts on 17 and 18 that would have gotten him into the…

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Hideki Matsuyama held the lead throughout the third round the WGC-HSBC Champions on Saturday, finishing with a 68 to lead by three stokes after 54 holes.

Defending champion Russell Knox is three strokes back at 14-under after matching Matsuyama’s 68. Only three other players are within five strokes of the lead: American Daniel Berger is 13-under while the US’ Bill…

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Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg took the early lead at Shanghai’s WGC-HSBC Champions on Thursday, racking up nine birdies to shoot a 64.

“It felt amazing, every part of the game,” he said. “Everything was so easy. It was just one of those days, a walk in the park.”

Not bad for his first-ever competition at the WGC level. He’s one shot ahead…

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Justin Thomas made it back-to-back titles at the CIMB Classic on Saturday, racking up eight birdies in the final round to win by three strokes.

In two trips to the CIMB Classic, Thomas has shot -26 and -23.

It’s great to win again here. It’s a place I’m comfortable with … Hopefully I will be able to come back next year,”…

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There was no Dustin Johnson coronation on Sunday in Atlanta. Instead, the TOUR Championship, the FedEx Cup Title, and that sweet $10 million bonus are headed back across the pond to where golf began.

Rory McIlroy rallied from three shots down with three holes to go to take part in a three-man playoff, which he then won over Ryan Moore…

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Kevin Chappell, who has yet to win a PGA Tour event, is in a battle for the title at the final event of the season. All he has to do now is go toe-to-toe with the hottest player in the world.

Chappell shot a 2-under 68 to forge a tie with No. 2 Dustin Johnson at the end of 54…

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Dustin Johnson continued his march towards history on Friday, shooting a 3-under 67 in Atlanta to take a 1-stroke lead at the Tour Championships.

The course was a battle for the top 30 men in the FedEx Cup final, but then, isn’t it supposed to be?

“The game is never easy. I wish it was,” Johnson said. “Obviously, I’m playing good…

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Dustin Johnson is one of three men tied for first place at the TOUR Championship after one day, putting him that much closer to the $10 million prize and the No. 1 ranking in the world.

He showed just how tough he was going to be to beat on the first hole of the day, hitting an 8-iron 163 yards…

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Dustin Johnson won for the third time in eight events, taking the FedEx Cup lead in the process with a three-stroke win at the BMW Championship in Carmel, Indiana, on Sunday.

Johnson finished up his 23-under with a 5-under 67 on Sunday to finish three strokes ahead of the UK’s Paul Casey (-20).

Casey made a couple of rallies on Sunday,…

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They all went to sleep and forgot about Rory McIlroy.

The former No 1 player in the world fired a blistering 6-under 65 to make up a six-stroke deficit and win the Deutsche Bank Championship by two strokes on Monday at TPC Boston.

“It’s just incredible, this game, how quickly things can change,” McIlroy said after his two-shot victory over Paul…

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Kevin Chappell’s previous four events speak nothing of a man prepared to lead the Deutsche Bank Championship. Prior to reaching the TPC Boston on Friday, Chappell had finished 31st at the Barclays, missed the cut at the Travelers Championship and the PGA Championship, and finish 53rd at The Open Championship.

Not exactly trending upward, but such is the fickle nature…

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American Patrick Reed scored the biggest victory of his career, taking the title at The Barclays on Sunday, the first leg of the FedEx Cup.

The victory also locked Reed into a spot on the US Ryder Cup team. “Everyone’s been talking about the Ryder Cup, been talking about, ‘Oh, you’re in the eighth spot and you’re on the bubble’ and…

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Rickie Fowler was quiet through the four Majors this year, but has come alive in the PGA post-season.

The young American fired a 3-under 68 to take a 1-stroke lead over fellow American Patrick Reed on Day 3 at The Barclays. His round was simplicity itself: three birdies, 15 parts, and no bogeys. Fowler has not recorded a birdie since…

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Si Woo Kim, the 21-year-old South Korean, blew the field away on Sunday to win the Wyndham Championship by five strokes. It was Kim’s first PGA title.

With a 3-under 67 on Sunday, he tied the tournament’s 72-hole record with a 21-under 259. In the second round he fired a 60 to set a tournament record.

The victory got him 500…

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While it wasn’t the pageantry of Rio and a gold medal around his neck, but Ryan Moore will gladly take the net rewards of the John Deere Classic title he won on Sunday.

Five hundred FedEx Cup points and a check for $864,000 is not bad for four days work. Moore finished with a 22-under 262, firing rounds of 65-65-65-67…

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On a day where Jim Furyk’s 58 upstaged not only the rest of the field, but also every single other sports story, Scotland’s Russell Knox took the title at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, with a 14-under 266.

Knox was three strokes behind Day 3 leader Daniel Berger, but the American fell on hard times Sunday, knocking four straight…

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Jim Furyk’s 59, shot in 2013, is now officially his second-best round of golf.

The 46-year-old American shot a 58 in the fourth round of the Travelers Championship on Sunday, finishing the day with at 12-under to also set a new course record at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

He was 4-under through four holes and had four birdies in…

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Jimmy Walker became the fifth straight first-time Major winner on Sunday, sinking a short par putt to knock off defending champion Jason Day by a single stroke to win the PGA Championship at Baltrusol in New Jersey.

Day gave it his best shot, eagling No. 18 to close within a stroke, but Walker, the Baylor University graduate, sank a short …

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Jimmy Walker remained the leader in the clubhouse for a third straight day at the PGA Championship on Sunday, but defending champion and No. 1 in the world Jason Day has closed within a single stroke as play headed to the final round on Sunday afternoon.

With Saturday’s intended Round 3 washed out by rain, players were tasked with 36…

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Robert Streb became the 28th player to ever shoot a 63 at a Major – but the third in just 16 days – allowing him to tie fellow American Jimmy Walker atop the leaderboard at the end of the second round of the PGA Championship Sunday in New Jersey.

The two men are tied at 9-under, two strokes ahead of…

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Jimmy Walker leads the PGA Championship by a stroke after one round at Baltusrol Golf Course in Springfield, New Jersey, with a host of international players trailing him including Open Championship winner Henrik Stenson, who sits two strokes back.

Players from seven different countries – US, UK, Germany, Sweden, Korea, Argentina, and Australia – are in the top 10, with…

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The PGA Championship begins July 28 at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. The 121-year old private club is one of the most famous in the country, with a par 70 for Majors and a total length of 7,400 yards. Both the Lower and Upper Courses were designed by A.W. Tillinghast.

Baltusrol first hosted a Major with the…

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Knowing how to get butts in the seats, the PGA Tour has paired defending champion Jason Day, 2014 winner Rory McIlroy, and recent Open Championship runner-up Phil Mickelson together for the first two rounds of the PGA Championship, which gets underway Thursday at Baltusrol.

Day is the obvious draw – ranked No. 1 and the winner here a year ago;…

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Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas wasn’t the hometown favorite on Sunday at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, but he won the crowd over, then the tournament, then a spot in the PGA Championship.

Vegas’s 8-under 64 early in the day on Sunday got him to 12-under, which proved to be the winning score against all coers in the RBC…

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Canadians will have their television sets fixed firmly on the final round of the Canadian Open come Sunday, ready to firmly affix a national hero crown on young Jared du Toit if he can do the unthinkable.

du Toit is one stroke back of PGA veteran Brandt Snedeker heading into the final round of the Open. If he could rally…

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Tiger Woods will not play professional golf in 2016, his agent Leigh Steinberg announced on Tuesday, the same day the PGA Championship informed the media that Woods would not be part of the fourth and final Major’s field.

Woods, who will turn 41 in December, has not played a tournament since the 2015 Wyndham Championship in late August 11 months ago….

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Here are some of the more interesting statistics and bits of trivia from Henrik Stenson’s record-setting win at the 145th Open Championship.

-20: Henrik Stenson’s final score tied Jason Day’s record for the lowest cumulative score at a Major. Day shot 20-under at the 2015 PGA Championship.

4: Consecutive Major winners who are first-timers: Stenson, Dustin Johnson (US Open), Danny Willett…

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Henrik Stenson joined Johnny Miller as the only men in pro golf history to card a 63 in the final round of a Major, doing so Sunday at Royal Troon in Scotland to win The Open Championship, tying a Major record by finishing 20-under par.

He needed every ounce of that record-setting performance to hold off five-time Major champion Phil…

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Unless golf’s fickle hand of fate interferes, Sunday’s final day at The Open Championship figures to be a two-man race between a 5-time Major winner and man looking to win his first at age 40.

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson fired his second 68 in three days to take a 1-stroke lead over American Phil Mickleson on Saturday. Stenson is 12-under through…

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Henrik Stenson is in the conversation for the best golfer in the world to have never won a Major – he’s been ranked as high as No. 3 in the world, has 14 combined wins on the PGA and European Tours, is the only man to win the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai titles in the same…

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Playing in the continent’s most prestigious tournament on their country’s greatest holiday should have been a day to remember for French golfers Victor Dubuisson and Clement Sordet.

It will be, for all the wrong reasons. Sordet, who move to Nice a year ago with his girlfriend, was woken up by texts from friends at 4 a.m. Friday to see if…

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Phil Mickelson was the toast of Troon on Thursday, but he wasn’t the only player to have a dynamite first round of the 145th Open Championship.

Fifty players were at least one stroke under par, among them defending champion Zach Johnson, who is tied for fourth with a 4-under 67.  Johnson was brilliant through 16 holes, but game away two…

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Phil Mickelson will remember the one that got away, the 62 that was in his grasp and the history it would have invoked.

Instead he’ll have to settle for a 3-stroke lead after the first day of the 145th Open Championship at Scotland’s Royal Troon Golf Course.

Mickelson had a tremendous shot at 62 but his birdie putt on No. 18…

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Just in case anyone thought Dustin Johnson would relax after winning the US Open, put that notion to bed.

Johnson followed up his first Major win by triumphing at the WGC-Bridgestone last Sunday in Akron, Ohio, firing a final-round 66 to pass Scott Piercy and rise to No. 2 in the world, bypassing Jordan Spieth.

A pedestrian 2-over at the halfway…

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It seemed like a disappointing Thursday for American Daniel Berger at the WGC-Bridgestone; he drove his first shot 307 yards, tweaked his shoulder, and decided to shut it down for the tournament rather than risk a more serious injury.

That swing earned him $50,000.

By taking a shot in a tournament that has not cut, Berger guaranteed a 61st (last) place…

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It’s wins like this one that make sports so very special.

See  Billy Hurley III, see him very well. Eleven months ago, he found out his father had gone missing, without warning, reason, or logic. Hurley used his power as a golfer to hold a press conference and reach out to his father. His dad was sighted thousands of miles…

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It was a long strange trip for Dustin Johnson to reach his first Major victory. Here’s a look at some of the highlights and low lights leading up to his triumph on Sunday.

 

January 13, 2008 – Johnson finished tied for 10th at the Sony Open in Hawaii at the start of his first full season on the PGA Tour.

June…

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With a potential one-stroke penalty and the ghosts of 2015 hanging over his head, Dustin Johnston just went out and played golf on Sunday, shooting a closing-round 69 to win the US Open, his first Major.

The victory elevated Johnson to No. 3 in the world, surpassing Rory McIlroy who missed the cut and fell to No. 4. The US…

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Thirty-six holes in one day in the Major you blew on the final hole a year ago? No big deal for Dustin Johnson.

Last year’s runner-up had just one bogey in 36 holes on a frantic pace Friday to tie for the lead at the US Open shooting 67-69 to reach 4-under.  Johnson shot a 3-under 67 for his first…

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Three rain delays, the fall-out of the worst which angered several players, led to a suspension of play at the US Open in Pennsylvania on Thursday, with only nine players having completed the first round.

Agitation came early from a number of golfers on the course when rain first caused a 79-minute delay. Because they were not evacuated from the…

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When it comes to old golf courses, the US doesn’t have much to say – heck, the Golf Club in Edinburgh was established 30 years before there even was a US.

Still, a 113-year legacy is nothing to take lightly, and when Oakmont hosts the US Open beginning Thursday, it will be the ninth time the tournament has taken place…

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If you like Phil Mickelson, and most of us in the golf world do, it’s hard to talk about the affable Hall of Famer this time of year.

Mickelson has had a fantastic career, and unlike his most compared contemporary, Tiger Woods, remains upright and competitive now into his mid-40s (he’ll turn 46 on Thursday). But the US Open remains…

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Zach Johnson will be the old-timer in his initial play group as the US Open begins Thursday at Oakmont Golf Course in Illinois.

The 40 (more…)

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Daniel Berger held off a host of challengers, among the Phil Mickelson, to take the title at the St. Jude Classic on Sunday, the first of his career and the last tournament before the US Open, which begins on Thursday.

Playing like an old pro, the 23-year-old native of Florida saw Mickelson close within one stroke and responded with a…

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Tiger Woods has announced he will not play in next week’s US Open, being held at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania.

“While I continue to work hard on getting healthy, I’m not physically ready to play in this year’s U.S. Open and the Quicken Loans National,” Woods said in a statement. “I am making progress, but I’m not yet ready…

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In a field full of legendary names, the two left at the end of the Memorial on Sunday afternoon were… Curran and McGirt?

Sure, fans who gathered at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, would have preferred to see Dustin Johnson (third) or Rory McIlroy (tied for fourth) rise up to take the crown, but there’s no denying the…

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Sergio Garcia recorded his first PGA win in close to four years, and his first win period in more than two years by defeating Brooks Koepka in a playoff Sunday to win the AT&T  Byron Nelson at the TPC Four Seasons in Irving, Texas.

Garcia caught Kopeka at the wire to force the playoff by firing a final-round 68 to…

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The adjective that every golfer both craves and fears has found its way onto Jason Day.

Tiger-esque.

The 28-year-old Day had it tossed on him repeatedly on Sunday as he went wire to wire to win the The Players Championship at Sawgrass, finishing 15-under.

It’s his seventh win in his last 17 starts, paving the way for him to knock Jordan Spieth…

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Jordan Spieth enthusiasts and the world’s No. 2 player himself insisted there was no connection between his collapse at The Masters last month and a failed attempt at making the cut at The Players Championship this weekend.

Spieth missed the cut by one stroke, shooting 72-71. In his last fives at TPC, he is 4-over. It didn’t help that was…

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James Hahn hadn’t made a cut all year entering the Wells Fargo Championship last Thursday. When he finally did, he came out smelling like a rose.

The 34-year-old native of Seoul, South Korea,took the best advantage of Rickie Fowler’s Day 4 meltdown, edging Roberto Castro on the first hole of a playoff to finish 9-under and cash in on a…

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Zac Blair got a bit bent out of shape after missing a putt during Friday’s second round of the Wells Fargo Championship. The aftermath cost him a spot in the tournament.

Blair broke an obscure rule – use of a non-conforming club (Rule 4-3b) after his putter was ruled out of form. it got that way when he knocked himself…

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It might not have been the classic 72-hole masterpiece, but  Brian Stuard had no problems with the way his first PGA victory panned out.

Stuard defeated Jamie Lovemark and Byeong-Hun An in a playoff to win a rain-shortened Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Monday.

All three men were tied at 15-under through three rounds, with the weather a factor on…

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Charley Hoffman fired in a birdie putt on No. 18, right after playing partner Patrick Reed had done likewise, to win the Valero
Texas Open Sunday in San Antonio.

Hofman led by one stroke entering Sunday’s final round, but Reed slipped ahead by a stroke when he birdied No. 3 while
Hoffman bogeyed it.

The pair were knotted from 7 to 11 after Reed bogeyed the former, and Hoffman took the lead back with a birdie at No. 11.
Each man had one birdie over the next six holes and Reed put the pressure of a playoff on by sinking his own putt at No. 18.

Chad Collins finished third at 10-under, also shooting a 69. Five players, including 2014 FedEx Cup winner Billy Horschel,were tied for fourth
at 9-under.

It’s the fourth win on the PGA Tour for Hoffman, and his first since the OHL Classic in 2014. It’s the third time in four victories that he has won by a single stroke.

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Danny Willett’s win at Augusta National last week might have been the first by a UK native in twenty years, but it continues a recent trend that has been seen just one other time in the eight-decade history of The Masters: Equality between the Americans and their foreign invaders.

In the 10 years since 2007, US golfers have won the…

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South Africa’s Branden Grace won for the first time on the PGA Tour, bookending rounds of 66 to win the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head, South Carolina, by two strokes over Russell Knox and Luke Donald.

Grace fired a 66-74-69-66 – 275 to finish 9-under. Not bad for a guy who missed the cut at The Masters and hasn’t finished…

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The due date of his son Zachariah – April 10, 2016 – meant one thing all those months ago to the UK’s Danny Willett: He would have to skip the 2016 Masters.

But when his wife gave birth early – 11 days to be exact – Willett decided to go ahead and travel across the Atlantic to participate in the…

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Germany’s Bernhard Langer entered Sunday at Augusta National in a staggering position, a shot off the lead of the most celebrated of the four Majors despite the fact that when you call up his name on the PGA website, the default setting puts you on his PGA Champions Tour page, not the main tour.

Langer is 58, more than double…

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Jordan Spieth had a chance to all but close out much of the competition in the third round at Augusta National on Saturday in the third round.

Instead, his erratic ending opened the door to a menagerie of competitors including a Masters rookie, the No. 1 player in the world, and a guy who, if he won, would make 46-year-old…

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The crew at CBS and Augusta National couldn’t have drawn up a better Saturday if they had tried.

World No. 2 Jordan Spieth, defending Masters champion, and No. 3 Rory McIlroy, who has won four Majors in his short career but is lacking the Augusta title to compete the Grand Slam, are 1-2 on the leaderboard and will play together…

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A look at some of the better numbers and notes from Day 1 of the 2016 Masters

13 – Total times winning the Masters by the three honorary starters – Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player. In the 1960s, they won seven straight as a trio.

50 – Consecutive Masters that Palmer played in during his career.

7 – Years since…

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In the first round of his defense of the 2015 Masters title, world No. 2 Jordan Spieth was masterful at Augusta National on Thursday, delivering the only bogey-free round of the day with a 6-under 66 to lead by two strokes.

He was impressive down the stretch, always a tough go at Augusta, with a 15-foot par putt on No….

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Other than St. Andrews, there is no more well-known golf course in the world than Augusta National, site of The Masters, which kicks off Thursday. With named holes and famous shots over the 84-year history of the tournament, it is as tied to professional golf as anything around.

Here is a hole-by-hole look at Augusta National heading into Thursday’s opening…

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Jim Herman’s birdie putt on No. 16 allowed him to take the win at the Shell Houston Open in Texas, the last event before The Masters kicks off on Thursday.

Herman edged Henrik Stenson by a single stroke. Henson has racked up five Top 10 finishes this year without a victory.

Herman was the picture of consistency, shooting between 67 and…

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With the Masters set to kick off on April 7, we celebrate the coming of the first Major of 2016 by revisiting the best of the best from days gone by.

April 12, 2009

Angel Cabrera won for his country and an entire continent ,defeating Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry in a playoff. He was the first man from Argentina and…

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With the Masters set to kick off on April 7, we celebrate the coming of the first Major of 2016 by revisiting the best of the best from days gone by.

Date: April 8, 2007

In a field thick with modern greats, 31-year-old Zach Johnson took home his first Major with the highest winning score in tournament history, a 1-over 289….

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With the Masters set to kick off on April 7, we celebrate the coming of the first Major of 2016 by revisiting the best of the best from days gone by.

Date: April 9, 2006

Phil Mickleson started the 2006 Major season the same way he ended it in 2005 – with a win. The course had been lengthened during the…

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Just 15 days remain until the 2001 Masters, where Jordan Spieth will try to defend his title. To celebrate the build-up, here’s a look at what happened at The Masters 15 years ago in 2001.

Tiger Woods eclipsed every one of his modern-day peers at the 2001 Masters, winning his fourth straight Major title to complete the “Tiger Slam”, defeating…

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The hottest player in the world over the second half of 2015 returned to form on Sunday, as Jason Day competed a wire-to-wire victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitation at Bay Hill, his first win of 2016.

Day regained the No. 2 position in the world with the win, and could conceivably pass Jordan Spieth for No. 1 with a…

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As of Thursday, March 17, The Masters, the first Major of the 2016 golf season, is 22 days away. To celebrate the coming of arguably the most gorgeously visual event in all of sports, here’s a countdown to Augusta featuring a champion a day.

Jose Maria Olazabal made the shot of the tournament at the most critical of times to…

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As of Wednesday, March 16, The Masters, the first Major of the 2016 golf season, is 23 days away. To celebrate the coming of arguably the most gorgeously visual event in all of sports, here’s a countdown to Augusta featuring a champion a day.

Bernhard Langer, the first man to ever be ranked No. 1 in the current system, won…

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As of Tuesday, March 15, The Masters, the first Major of the 2016 golf season, is 24 days away. To celebrate the coming of arguably the most gorgeously visual event in all of sports, here’s a countdown to Augusta featuring a champion a day.

Twenty-four years ago, No. 1 Fred Couples won his first and only Major, defeating legend Raymond…

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As of Monday, March 14, The Masters, the first Major of the 2016 golf season, is 25 days away. To celebrate the coming of arguably the most gorgeously visual event in all of sports, here’s a countdown to Augusta featuring a champion a day.

Twenty-five years ago, Ian Woosnam became the only Welsh man to win the green jacket, winning…

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Playing a PGA tournament as a wildcard was a thrill in of itself for 22-year-old Lee McCoy,  senior at the University of Georgia.

Playing the final round with world No. 1 Jordan Spieth even more of a thrill.

Finding out that because he’s an amateur he’d have to forgo the $292,000 due him for finishing fourth over the course of a…

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South Africa’s Charl Schwarztel won for the first time in the US since taking the 2011 Masters, defeating Bill Haas in a playoff Sunday afternoon in Florida.
It certainly didn’t look that way heading into Sunday, with Schwartzel five strokes behind the leaders. He was still three strokes back after 12 holes, but got the fires burning hot when he…

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In a rare instance of appearing as human as the rest of us, Jordan Spieth, the world’s No. 1 ranked golfer these last four months, talked of regret on Friday after responding to criticism of his game on social media following his opening-round 76 at the Valspar Invitational in Palm Harbor, Florida.

An Instagram user on Thursday posted of Spieth,…

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Adam Scott’s remarkable second shot on No. 18 secured an easy par putt and the victory at the WGC-Cadillac Championship Sunday at the Trump National Doral in Miami.

Scott shook off two double bogeys in his opening five holes to fire a final-round 69 and win the tournament by one stroke over Bubba Watson.

On the 404-yard No. 18, Scott’s drive…

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American golfer Jason Bohn remains in a Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, hospital this week after suffering a major heart attack during the Honda Classic.

“I didn’t realize what was happening,” Bohn said in a radio interview on Monday. “I just never thought at age 42 I’d be having a heart attack to the degree that I had one.”

Experiencing chest pains…

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In the end it didn’t really matter if Adam Scott used a belly putter, a normal putter, or quite frankly a log when it came time to make the winning shot at the Honda Classic.

About 30 inches was all that was required for Scott to knock in the winning putt that gave him a 1-stroke win over Sergio Garcia…

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Playing a round with a non-pro twice his age might seem like a lousy way for Rickie Fowler to get ready for the Honda Classic until you hear the old guy’s name: Michael Jordan.

Fowler, ranked No. 5 in the world, played 36 holes with Jordan at the Floridian, a course about 30 miles north of Beach Gardens.

Fowler, 27, is…

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Bubba Watson made clutch birdies on 16 and 17 on Sunday to win the Northern Trust Open by a single stroke with a 15-under 269 on Sunday in Riviera Country Club on Sunday.

Watson shot a final-round 68, staving off Adam Scott, whose 67 was nearly enough to force a playoff. Watson has now won at least one tournament in…

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Two years ago, a snapped anchor line in a Georgia river nearly cost Vaughn Taylor his life. On Sunday, the view of a different body of water was the sweetest thing he’s seen in a decade.

Taylor, who started the day six shots behind leader Phil Mickelson, rallied past the surefire Hall of Famer and won the AT&T Pebble Beach…

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Rickie Fowler learned the unspoken thing about getting red hot on the golf course and climbing into the Top 5 of the world rankings – everyone comes gunning for you.

Such was the case on Sunday in Arizona as Hikdeki Matsuyama rallied from behind and Fowler coughed up the lead late, with the Japanese player winning the Waste Management Phoenix…

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Two days after announcing his only reason to compete in the Waste Management Phoenix Open was to appease sponsor, world No. 5 Bubba Watson has done a major 180-degree turn.

“I have to apologize,” Watson said on Friday in Arizona. “I used the wrong words. I have nothing against the fans and the tournament. The fans have been great. I’ve…

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In a truly bizarre ending, K.J. Choi missed a long par putt with no one in the stands at a weather-damaged Torrey Pines to give the Farmers Insurance Open title to Brandt Snedeker on Monday.

Snedeker defied the odds and the weather to win with a final-round 69 to reach 6-under overall. He was the only player under par in…

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Jason Dufner won on the PGA Tour for the first time since the 2013 PGA Championship, edging Sweden’s David Lingmerth on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.

Lingmerth’s closing round of 65 saw him track down Dufner as both men shot 25-under at La Quinta CC in California, their scores one stroke off Patrick Reed’s record from 2014.

Both men…

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Jason Dufner continued his run at the CareerBuilder Challenge tournament record. He might just need to shatter it if he’s going to win the thing.

Dufner’s 8-under 64 got him to 23-under through 54 holes, just three strokes off the record set by Patrick Reed in 2014. Yet he’s only up two strokes on Jamie Lovemark, who shot a third…

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Playing some of his best, healthiest golf in more than two years, Jason Dufner fired a 65 to take a 1-stroke lead at the CareerBuilder Challenge on Friday in La Quinta, California.

Dufner is 15-under for the tournament, holding a one-stroke lead over fellow American Jamie Lovemark. Dufner started his round with six birdies in the first nine holes, giving…

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It might be the undercard in terms of who comprises the field, but the Career Builder Challenge got off to a roaring start on Thursday, with four players, including a former Major champion, tied for the lead at 8-under.

India’s Anirban Lahiri shot one of those 64s, with the others coming from Americans Jeff Overton, Jerry Kelly, and 2013 PGA…

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Fabian Gomez’s name wasn’t at the top of the leaderboard throughout the first 3-1/2 rounds of the Sony Open in Hawaii; but it was there when it mattered most.

Gomez rattled off seven straight birdies and took out Brandt Snedeker in the second hole of a playoff to win the tournament, his second on the PGA Tour.

He was four strokes…

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Brandt Snedeker followed up his opening round 63 with a 5-under 65 on Friday to open  up a one-stroke lead through two rounds at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Snedeker recorded a bogey-free round, notching five birdies including four in the first 10 holes and the fifth on No. 18. He needed every one of them to stay ahead of…

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Former No. 1 Vijay Singh, who hasn’t won a PGA tournament in 7-1/2 years, is among four co-leaders at 7-under after the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Singh was meticulous with seven birdies on the day, getting hot at the turn with four birdies in five holes between No. 8 and No. 12. Currently ranked 233rd in…

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Jordan Spieth left the field in his dust, something that is becoming a little commonplace over the past 12 months on the PGA Tour, firing a 30-under 262 to win the Hyundai Tournament of Champions by eight strokes on Sunday.

Spieth is the second PGA golfer ever to finish at least 30 shots under par in a 72-hole event, joining…

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Jordan Spieth fired an 8-under 65 to push his lead to five strokes at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Saturday in Maui.

Spieth is 24-under, five strokes ahead of Brooks Koepka, who had the round of the day, a 10-under 63 to jump up six spots on the leaderboard.

Spieth finally recorded a bogey, doing so on No. 8 after…

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World No. 1 Jordan Spieth is already in take no prisoners mode this season, firing a second-round 64 to open up a four-stroke lead at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua, on the Hawaiian island of Maui in Friday.

Spieth’s second round was flawless – seven birdies and an eagle 3 on the par-5 No….

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Patrick Reed needed an eagle on No. 18 to keep the lead away from Jordan Spieth on Day 1 of the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, as the No. 1 player in the world looked to start up where he left off in 2015.

The eagle was a 15-footer that gave Reed, the defending champion at the TOC a 65…

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In an effort to take a slightly longer look at what’s developing on the PGA and European Tours this year, we will begin presenting monthly previews of what’s coming up on the calendar on the two tours. Individual previews of the big tournaments will also continue in this space.

Month: January

Tournaments of Record: 4

States of Record: Hawaii, California

Biggest Purse: $1.18…

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This is part 2 of a three-part series taking a look back at the year that was on the PGA Tour. This installment will detail Tour events from February through June of 2015.

February

Waste Management Phoenix Open – Brooks Koepka recorded his first career PGA title, firing a 15-under (71-68-64-66 – 269) to nip Hideki Matsuyama, Ryan Palmer, and Bubba…

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American Jordan Spieth returned to Augusta National for the first time since winning the Masters last April and discovered a pleasant surprise. The country club has Masters champions share lockers, and Spieth’s co-habitant is Arnold Palmer.

Also prominently featured in the locker room is Spieth’s 60-degree wedge which he donated after winning the green jacket last year, another tradition.

Spieth will…

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After finishing second four times last year, Kevin Kisner made sure his first victory on the PGA Tour  was never in doubt, destroying the RSM Classic record by four strokes as he finished 22-under par, defeating Kevin Chappell by six strokes.

Kisner recorded a second straight 64 on Sunday, with five birdies on the front nine. From the last three…

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The red-hot Kevin Kisner has his best round to date, a 7-under 64, to increase his lead to three strokes at the RSM Classic on Saturday in Sea Island,  Georgia.

Kisner had seven birdies, including three straight to end the round, moving ahead of Kevin Chappell, who had entered the day with a 3-stroke lead.

Hot on his heels is the…

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American Kevin Chappell added a 65 to his opening-round 66 to take a 1-stroke lead at the RSM Classic Friday in Sea Island, Georgia.

Chappell was one of five players to fire a 5-under 65 on the day, using four birdies between holes No. 4 and 10, and an eagle 3 on No. 15 to make up for a bogey…

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American Kevin Kisner mixed in an eagle with five birdies to fire a 7-under 65 and lead the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, by one stroke following Thursday’s opening round.

Meanwhile defending champion Robert Streb is tied for 63rd at 2-under.

A whopping seven players are one stroke back of Kisner at 6-under, and a full 110 are at least…

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The PGA Tour returns to its most famous state, Georgia, for the RSM Classic this week organized by the Davis Love Foundation.

Returning champion Robert Streb will try to become the first player in the tournament’s brief history to defend his title. Streb shot a 14-under 266 to defeat Brendon de Jonge and Will MacKenzie in a playoff in 2014.

Streb…

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Graeme McDowell had to go across the pond and south of the border to win his first tournament on the PGA Tour  in almost three years.

It was worth it.

McDowell outlasted Jason Bohn and Russell Knox in a three-man playoff with a birdie on the first hole, firing a final-round 66 to pick up 500 FedEx Cup points and $1.116…

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Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee fired a 66 on Saturday, allowing him to take a one-stroke lead at the BMW Masters, making up three shots over the course of the round.

Lucas Bjerregaard had led the field after two rounds, but Jaidee jumped in front with two birdies on the back nine.

Korea’s Byeong-hun An and Spain’s Sergio Garcia are also tied for…

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With Tiger Woods dropping more than 300 spots in the rankings over the course of the 2015 season, Graeme McDowell’s slide from 15th to 85th didn’t get as much coverage.

McDowell racked up seven birdies in an 8-hole stretch en route to an 8-under 63 that put him one stroke up. Starting on the back nine, McDowell heated up with…

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Justin Leonard, who hasn’t won a PGA event since 2008, is one of four players tied for the lead at the OHL Classic after a day of play.

Leonard moved from his home in Dallas to Colorado in the off-season, and expects to play the shortest season of his 22-year career in 2016.  Leonard will only play 12 events this…

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A relatively quiet year for Sergio Garcia started getting a little noisy on Thursday in Shanghai.

The Spaniard who has gone almost two years with a victory fired an opening-round 64 to lead the BMW Masters by a stroke in the third leg of the Final Series.

Garcia racked up nine birdies in the first 14 holes before bogeying No. 17….

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Another week, another first-time winner on the PGA Tour.

On Monday, it was 28-year-old Peter Malnati emerging the victor by a single stroke at the rain-soaked Sanderson Farms Championship, firing a closing-round 67 to finish 18-under, defeating William McGirt and David Toms by a single stroke.

At even par through six holes after back-to-back bogeys, Malanati righted his ship and rattled…

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one, but play at Sanderson Farms was suspended because of wet weather on Sunday.

It’s the third straight day that’s happened, and will mean a marathon Monday for anyone hoping to win the PGA Tournament.

Currently Roberto Castro, David Toms, and Patton Kizzire are tied for the lead at 14-under. Toms and Kizzire have actually…

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Scotland’s Russell Knox picked one heck of a time to record his first European Tour title.

Knox’s second straight 68 got him to 20-under and assured him the victory at the WGC-HSBC Champions Sunday in Shanghai, earning him €1.264 million and 1.33 million points in the Race to Dubai Final Series.

He held off American Kevin Kisner, who could only manage…

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Unless you’re a meteorologist, there wasn’t a lot to be interested in at the Sanderson Farms Championship on Saturday.

Constant rain meant just three holes were completed on Saturday, with tons of players still not done with their second rounds. A full 50% of the 132-man field has yet to finish 36 holes, but tournament officials believe the full 72…

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American Kevin Kisner and Scotland’s Russell Knox are tied at 16-under through 54 holes at the top of the leaderboard at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

Kisner spent a second straight day in the lead, but he’ll have a fight on his hand to hold it on the final day as two players are a stroke behind, and another six…

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Roberto Castro went to school at Georgia Tech, a school whose mascot is the yellow jacket.

On Friday at the Sanderson Farms Championship, one of said mascots decided to give him a “kiss” for good luck.

Castro overcame the insect sting to shoot a 67, upping his lead to four strokes at the Country Club of Jackson.

A lengthy rain delay saw…

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American Kevin Kisner fired a second-round 66 to jump to a 2-stroke lead at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

Day 1 leader Branden Grace of South Africa slid back two spots after managing a 71 following his opening-round 63.

Scotland’s Russell Knox is between the two at 12-under, two strokes behind Kisner after firing a 65, the best round of the…

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Calling a course soft isn’t always the nicest of things to say, but Roberto Castro had only glowing reviews for the conditions at the Country Club of Jackson.

“It’s just so soft out there,” Castro said of the home of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “It’s a great golf course, but when the conditions are soft, the scores are going to…

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On a day of low scores, Brendan Grace was the best, firing a 9-under 63 to lead by one stroke at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China.

The South African fired nine birdies, four on the front nine and five more on the back in a bogey-free round. With five Top 10 finishes and two wins already this season, he’s…

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It’s more than just the best of the European Tour on hand at The WGC-HSBC Champions beginning Thursday in Shanghai, China; US players Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, and Rickie Fowler are also on hand for the second event of The Final Series.

US players have taken the last two titles here, Watson in 2014 and Johnson…

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Not many 22 year olds win on the PGA Tour. Even fewer do it when the double-bogey a hole on the back nine on Sunday.

Justin Thomas did both, using a 6-foot par putt on No. 18 to edge former world No. 1 Adam Scott by one stroke and win the CIMB Classic on Sunday in Malaysia.

After the disastrous double-bogey…

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Justin Thomas and Brendan Steele, two of the hottest players on the PGA Tour so far in the early season, are at it again.

Thomas, who fell off the lead early in the round, made birdies on 17 and 18 to get back even with Steele. Thomas had eight birdies and three bogeys to finish at 5-under.

Steele was far more…

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Just like on the European Tour, an unheralded player’s 61 was the talk of the PGA on Friday.

Twenty-two-year old Justin Thomas shot an 11-under 61 to reach 15-under for the tournament, taking a 1-stroke lead over Brendan Steele at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

Thomas fired eight birdies and an eagle 3 on No. 3…

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A player in his fifth-ever start on the PGA Tour led the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open all day Friday and Saturday.

Amazingly, a different guy making his fifth-ever start on the PGA Tour won it all on Sunday.

The aptly-named Smylie Kaufman blazed to a closing-round 61 to reach 16-under, nipping six different players, including Day 2 and 3 leader…

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Playing like a seasoned veteran rather than a guy in his fifth career start, Brett Stegmaier birdied No. 18 to complete a 3-under 68 on Saturday at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open, maintaining his 1-stroke lead.

The 13-foot birdie putt came after he had given up a stroke with a bogey on No. 17.

He leads Morgan Hoffman by one…

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If you’re having a hard time figuring out who Shriners Hospitals for Children Open leader Brett Stegmaier is, don’t worry … so is everyone else.

The 32-year-old is in just his fifth career start after earning a tour card in the Web.com Tour Finals series.

A graduate of the University of Florida, he was 6-under through 15 holes on Friday before…

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Canada’s David Hearn and Americans Michael Thompson and Mark Hubbard share the lead at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open which kicked off Thursday at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

Play was suspended late in the day, leaving about 10% of the field with a few holes not completed.

Hearn could have had the lead to himself,  after racing to six…

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The 33rd installment of the Shriners Hospital for Children Open will kick off play Thursday in Las Vegas, with $6.4 million and 500 FedEx Cup points on the line.

American Ben Martin returns as champion after firing a 20-under 264 last October. The event has been won by an American five straight times, and nine of the last 10 years.

The…

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Emiliano Grillo notched a birdie on the second playoff hole to defeat Kevin Na and win the Frys.com Open Sunday in Napa, California.

Brendan Steele, who had led the tournament after each of the first three rounds, collapsed to a final-round 76 to wind up tied for 17th, five strokes off the lead.

Steele’s collapsed opened the door to several players,…

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Brendan Steele took a 1-stroke lead into the final round of the Frys.com Open after shooting a 69 on Saturday.

He’s up by one over Kevin Na and the hard-charging Andrew Loupe. Loupe  had five straight birdies early in the round and four more later that round to tie the course record which Steele shot on Thursday with a 63.

Steele…

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When you can shoot seven strokes worse in the second round than you did in the first and still hold a two-stroke lead, that tells you just how well that first round was.

Steele followed up his course record-tying 63 with a 70 that kept him in front of the field. At 11-under, he’s the only player in the field…

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With world No. 3 Rory McIlroy drawing most of the gallery attention, it was Brendan Steele doing the hardest work Thursday at the Frys.com Open, carding a 9-under 63 to take a one-stroke lead.

Steele was a ho-hum 2-under through 10 holes, then caught fire with back-to-back birdies on 11 and 12, and five more in a row to end…

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Remember last Sunday when the US clinched the Presidents Cup, bringing to a conclusion a splendid PGA season that we can all now sit back and reflect on?

Yeah, well, the next season starts on Thursday.

Yes, Thursday; THIS Thursday, with the kickoff of the 2015-2016 campaign coming at the Frys.com Open.

And leading the field? None other than four-time Major winner…

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So as it turns out, Jason Day was the best player in golf for about two months, but Sunday’s results made it clear whose year 2015 was.

Jordan Spieth.

He shot a 1-under 69 to win the TOUR Championship by four strokes on Sunday, winning the FedEx Cup championship in the process.

He became the youngest player to win the TOUR Championship…

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Virtually a no-show for the first two tournaments of the lucrative FedEx Cup playoff season, world No. 3 Jordan Spieth has come alive at exactly the right time.

Spieth’s 2-under 68 on Saturday at East Bay in Atlanta allowed him to take a 1-stroke lead over Henrik Stenson through 54 holes at the TOUR Championship.

On the line? $10 million for…

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Henrik Stenson is two rounds away from his second FedEx Cup title in three years, but the runaway choice for 2015 Player of the Year is suddenly in hot pursuit.

Stenson dropped to 9-under on Friday in Atlanta, but Jordan Spieth’s 4-under 66 saw him close within three strokes of the leader.

Only four players shot under par on Friday, thus…

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Henrik Stenson, one of five men who could take the FedEx Cup title with a victory this weekend, fired a 7-under 63 to lead the TOUR Championship by two strokes in Atlanta.

Stenson, who finished second at both the Barclays and the Deutsche Bank Championship earlier this month, was 6-under through nine holes thanks to four birdies and an eagle,…

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With the BMW Championship in the book, the remaining Top 30 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings head to Atlanta this week for the TOUR Championship, with the overall prize of $10 million for the crowned FedEx winner up for grabs.

Despite Jason Day’s lead of more than 2,000 points in the current standings, five players can still win the…

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Jason Day took over the No. 1 ranking in the world and widened his lead in the FedEx Cup standings to more than 500 points, cruising to victory at the BMW Championship Sunday in Chicago.

Day did things the Tiger Woods’ way: exploding to an insurmountable lead and playing smart, safe golf the rest of the tournament. Day was -18…

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How do you know when you’re living the sweet life as a golfer? When your worst round of a tournament still has you extending your lead.

Jason Day moved to 20-under through 54 holes with a 2-under 69 Saturday at the BMW Championship, extending his lead to six strokes with one round to go. Day is attempting to become the…

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This is sort of getting ridiculous.

Jason Day followed up his opening-round 61 with a 63, tying the PGA Tour record for the lowest score after two rounds, sitting at 18-under and holding a five-stroke lead at the midway point of the BMW Championship, the third leg of the FedEx Cup Championship.

Day leads the points chase already, and if he…

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Imagine traveling back in time just a few short months and telling the world right after the US Open that by mid-September, Jordan Spieth was no longer the odds-on favorite to be the Player of the Year.

They’d gawk and call foul and wonder what you were smoking, until you told them about the marvelous ascent of Jason Day.

That ascent…

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After a week’s hiatus, the FedEx Cup returns in full force this Thursday in Chicago, as a field of 70 tries to shoe horn its way into the final 30 spots available for the Tour Championship finals next week in Atlanta.

Here’s a look at the top groups scheduled to tee off Thursdy at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake…

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This week is the traditional mid-point off-week for the FedEx Cup chase, with play resuming next Thursday in Chicago at the BMW Invitational.

By next Sunday, the field of 70 will be sliced down to just 30, meaning it’s every man for himself to scramble to the TOUR Championship in Atlanta the following week, with a cool $10 million on…

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Just like that, the FedEx Cup field has gone from 125 players down to 70. In two short weeks, the field has been cleaved nearly in half, with 30 players cut following the Deutsche Bank Championship.

The next cut will be even harsher, whittling the field down to just 30 finalists for the TOUR Championships in Atlanta.

Caught on the wrong…

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Rickie Fowler took advantage of  Henrik Stenson’s double bogey on No. 16 to rally to the Deutsche Bank Championship title on Monday, jumping to No. 3 in the FedEx Cup standings in the process.

Fowler’s finish was as scintillating as his tangerine outfit as he rolled in a 40-foot putt on the 1th hole and finished with a 68, his…

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There’s something about September in the United States that gets Henrik Stenson to the top of his game.

Two years ago, he won the FedEx Cup with two victories in the final four tournaments of the year. He hasn’t won in the US since, but finished second at last week’s Barclays to vault into the top four of the current…

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Jordan Spieth showed he can find humor in his own lousy play of late, tweeting out a comparison between his golf game and the miserable performance of his alma mater on the football field.

After missing the cut for a second consecutive FedEx Cup event on Saturday at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston, Spieth had plenty of time for…

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American Charley Hoffman fired a 63, two off the course record at the TPC Boston, to jump out to a 3-stroke lead midway through the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second leg of the FedEx Cup.

Hoffman finished with a flourish, three straight birdies, part of a 5-under back nine that got him to 12-under for the tournament, three strokes ahead…

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In a case of “that’s golf for ya,” the field thick with superstars and contenders for No. 1 in the world are all being led by the guy ranked 56th in the FedEx Cup standings.

After missing the cut at The Barclays last week, De Jonge fired a 6-under 65, recording just one bogey against seven birdies. That has him…

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The TPC Boston will be the site of this weekend’s Deustche Bank Championship starting Friday, with the unique event culminating with a Monday finish as opposed to the traditional Sunday, in large part to coincided with the American Labor Day holiday.

The course plays at a par of 72, sprawling across 7,241 yards. It was originally designed by Arnold Palmer,…

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Ninety-nine of the top 100 players in the most recent FedEx Cup standings converge on TPC Boston starting Thursday for the second leg of the lucrative post-season tournament.

Only the top 70 of this field will move on, so the competition will be fierce, particularly at the top of the field where Jason Day has seized the points lead from…

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The PGA TOUR Playoffs head to TPC Boston this week for the Deutsche Bank Championship. The field has been reduced to just the top 100 players within the FedEx Cup standings, and only the top 70 will move onto the BMW Championship next. This week Rory Mcilroy returns to competition having missed the Barclays to regain full fitness after…

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If Jason Day isn’t careful, people are going to start claiming 2015 is his year, instead of that of Jordan Spieth.

While Spieth still leads Day in Majors won this year (2 to 1), the Australian chalked up his second massive victory in three weeks on Sunday – taking the Barclays, the first leg of the FedEx Cup – by…

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For a guy who wasn’t even going to play at The Barclays a few days ago, Jason Day sure is seeming to enjoy himself.

The PGA Championship winner fired a 7-under 63 Saturday in New York to forge a tie atop the leader board Korea’s Sang Moon Bae at 11-under.

Day 1 and 2 leader Bubba Watson is a stroke back…

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The first reign of Jordan Spieth as world No. 1 will come to an abrupt end on Monday as the 21-year-old Texan missed the cut at The Barclays, carding a 7-over 74-73.

Spieth has been No. 1 for the last two weeks after breaking a 54-week stretch at the spot by Rory McIlroy, who will regain his spot on Monday.

“I’ve…

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With Jordan Spieth showing surprising signs of weakness, Bubba Watson has an opening to make a move at the FedEx Cup  over the next month.

Watson broke a four-man tie with a 2-under 68 to drop to 7-under, opening up a one-stroke lead over four competitors, including world No. 9 Henrik Stenson and The Open Championship winner Zach Johnson.

For  a…

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Bubba Watson is one of just a few players with a somewhat legitimate shot of taking down Jordan Spieth for the FedEx Cup title in 2015. He proved he’s taking it seriously with an opening-round 65 at the Barclays on Thursday to be one of four men atop the early leaderboard.

Watson overcame two front-nine bogeys with seven birdies, five…

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The season long race for the FedEx Cup is drawing to a close, as the playoffs kick off this week with The Barclays. With elimination occurring after each tournament, the 125-man field will be keen to get tear up The Plainfield Country Club in quest for important increased FedEx Cup points.

Justin Rose is in great from of late having…

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They all wanted to know if the old guy still had enough for one more title.

He did, just not the old guy they were talking about.

On a weekend largely dedicated to 39-year-old Tiger Woods, it was instead 51-year-old Davis Love III capturing the imagination of the American golf scene, winning the Wyndham Championship with a final-round 64 to finish…

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Tiger Woods will have to come from behind to win his first tournament in more than two years, thanks to two players recording 62s Saturday during the third round of the Wyndham Championships.

American Jason Gore fired one of those 62s, rising from 16th to first in the process, sitting at 15-under with a two-stroke lead over three players. Gore…

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Tiger Woods used an eagle on No. 15 to tie for the lead midway through the Wyndham Championships, sitting 11-under and knotted with PGA rookie Tom Hoge at the top of the leader board.

It’s the first time in more than two years that Woods has led a tournament. The last time was at the WGC-Bridgestone in 2013, also his…

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Tiger Woods fired his best round since 2013, a 6-under 64 at the Wyndham Championship that has him two strokes off the lead after 18 holes.

After missing the cut at last week’s PGA Championship, Woods notched seven birdies against a single bogey. Another missed cut this week would have seen Woods likely drop out of the top 300.

Americans William…

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Simply by the nature of the event, the PGA Championship has produced far more American winners than any other nationality; after all the PGA is an American institution, and while an Englishman, Jim Barnes, actually won the first two tournaments back in the 1910s, the US also had a 31-year winning streak that stretched from 1931-1962, won every title…

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With Jason Day’s first Major win securely tucked away, the PGA Tour returns to business as usual on Thursday with the start of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.

This is the 76th installment of the tournament, and the eighth straight since the move back to Sedgefield in 2008.

Camilo Villegas is the defending champion, joining…

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For the third time in four Majors this year, Jason Day has at least a share of the lead going into Sunday.

He hopes to break form in Wisconsin tomorrow and finally win his first Major.

To do so, he’ll have to hold off a bevy of contenders within striking range, most notably world No. 2 Jordan Spieth, who fired a…

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Australians Jason Day and Matt Jones made their moves on a weather-shortened Friday at the PGA Championship, with Jones continuing it into Saturday morning as he took the lead at 11-under with a second-round 65.

Day is in second place at 9-under after his 67.

The 35-year-old Jones was great on the front nine and even better on the back, ringing…

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After his near miss two months ago at the US Open, Dustin Johnson is pushing for contention at another Major.

The American who mysteriously missed the last few months of the 2014 season fired a 6-under 66 to take a 1-stroke lead after 18 holes at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

Johnson was 2-under after four holes, added birdies back to back…

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The season’s final major starts Thursday for the PGA Championship at the beautiful Whistling Straits Golf Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. The course plays host to the tournament for the third time in 11 years, with the most recent being held in 2010 when Martin Kaymer defeated Bubba Watson in a playoff to win his first major. This week also…

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The tee times have been announced for this week’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Some of the more interesting opening round trios are listed and analyzed below.

Front Nine

7:45 a.m. – David Toms, Mark Brooks, Vijay Singh: All three are former PGA Championship winners; the 54-year-old Brooks in 1996; the 48-year-old Toms in 2001; and the 51-year-old…

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Whistling Straits Golf Club in Kohler, Wisconsin, hosts the PGA Championship for the third time in 11 years.

The Straits Course will host the vents, as it did in 2004 when Vijay Singh defeated Chris DiMarco and Justin Leonard in a playoff and the 2010 PGA Championship, which saw Martin Kaymer defeat Bubba Watson in a playoff.

In an homage to…

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Just five weeks after injuring himself playing soccer, and months before traditional wisdom says he would be fit for athletic competition, world No. 1 Rory McIlroy has declared himself ready for this week’s PGA Championship, one of two Majors he won a year ago, and his first action since the US Open on June 21.

To play golf, it’s 100%,”…

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Justin Rose moved into the Top 10 of the latest FedEx Cup standings, while Jordan Spieth expanded his huge lead.

Rose, who finished tied for third at the event, moved from 12th to seventh in the standings, with 1,592 points. Spieth, who finished tied for 10th at the event, leads the chase with 3,839 points, nearly 1,500 ahead of second-place…

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In a sky full of stars, Ireland’s Shane Lowry outshone them all.

The 28-year-old won his first PGA title by firing a final-round 66, pushing past Major winners Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, and Justin Rose on the final day to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Trailing Rose and Furyk by two strokes heading into the final round,  Lowry outshot both men by…

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Justin Rose fired a 7-under 63, tying for the best round of the day, to shoot into a first-place tie with Jim Furyk at 9-under at the conclusion of 54 holes Saturday at the WGC-Bridgestone in Akron, Ohio.

Rose, the 2013 US Open champion, jumped from eighth into a share of the lead by carding seven birdies without a single…

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It’s been 14 years since Jim Furyk’s misery at Bridgestone, but if he he keeps playing the way he has through the first two rounds this weekend, he’ll soon make up for it.

Furyk’s second straight 66 on Friday put him 8-under for the tournament, giving him a 4-stroke lead through 36 holes.

In 2001, he missed three putts inside of…

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Danny Lee, the Korean-born Australian who has finished in the top four of three of his last four tournaments, took a one-stroke lead at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Thursday.

Lee overcame two back-nine bogeys with a flurry of birdies, seven in all, to take the lead at the hotly-contested event that is the prelude to next week’s fourth and final Major…

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The seasons last World Golf Championship is the destination for the PGA TOUR this week, as the world’s elite line up for the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, at Firestone Golf Club in Akron, Ohio. Defending champion Rory McIlroy won’t be there to defend his title, as he continues his rehab from an ankle tendon injury.

Rickie Fowler enters the week on…

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A new champion will be crowned at the WGC-Bridgestone this week, as defending champion Rory McIlroy continues to be sidelined by an ankle injury.

With eight-time champion Tiger Woods ineligible, the focus is squarely back on No. 2 Jordan Spieth, who with a win here would displace McIlroy as No. 1 in the world.

He’ll be paired in the early going…

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Troy Merritt rode his Saturday 61 to a Sunday title, shooting a 67 on the final day to win the Quicken Loans National by three strokes over Rickie Fowler.

Merritt had just one blemish on the day, a bogey on 12,  but made up for it with three birdies on the front nine and two more on his final three…

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Troy Merritt shot a 10-under 61 with 11 birdies to jump from 35th to a tie for first at the Quicken Loans National.

He’s at 14-under along with Kevin Chappell, who shot a 67 to move up one spot.

Merritt opened his round with five straight birdies, and six in his first seven holes. He added four more in a row…

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On  a day when Billy Hurley III’s father was found safe and sound and Tiger Woods shot his best round of the year, Ryo Ishikawa moved into sole possession of first place at the Quicken Loans National at 11-under.

Hot on his tail is Rickie Fowler, who surged 16 spots with a 6-under 65. Fowler had just one bogey on…

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Retief Goosen rediscovered the Fountain of Youth on Thursday, firing an 8-under 63 to tie for the Day One lead at the Quicken Loans National in Gainesville, Virginia.

Goosen was the model of perfection, with four birdies on the front nine and four more on the back to tie Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa for the lead.

Ishikawa, exactly half Goosen’s age at…

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The ninth edition of the Quicken Loans National will be played at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. It is the first time the course has hosted a PGA TOUR event, although it has hosted Presidents Cup in 1994, 1996, 2000, and 2005. The event is hosted by tiger Woods and benefits the great work that the…

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Tiger Woods’ name is in the news this week, and justifiably so since his Quicken Loans National is the premiere event on the PGA Tour.  The tournament raises money for the Tiger Woods Foundation and also hands out free tickets to members of the military, and the value of those two things, and Woods’ role as a benefactor cannot…

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Tiger Woods hosts  the Quicken Loans National tournament this week at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, desperately hoping he’s still relevant on Saturday.

Woods, still slowly recovering from back surgery and a fall from the No. 1 spot out of the top 200, has missed the cut at two of his last three events – both Majors – and…

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Jordan Spieth’s dreams of a calendar-year Grand Slam might have been cut short two weeks ago at The Open Championship, but his country’s remain intact.

With Spieth winning the first two Majors of the year and Zach Johnson winning the third, the United States is poised to become the first country to produce all four Major winners in the same…

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Jason Day birdied his final three holes on Sunday to win the RBC Canadian Open by one stroke over Bubba Watson and two strokes over Canadian native David Hearn.

Hearn led the tournament by two strokes over the two Top 10 players at the end of 54 holes,  and upped the lead to three by birdying his first two holes…

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Forty-one-year-old Chad Campbell, winless on the PGA Tour since 2007, fired a 9-under 63 to take a two-stroke lead halfway through the RBC Canadian Open on Friday.

Campbell is 14-under at the turn. He has four previous PGA titles. He notched nine birdies on the day and leads Brian Harman by two strokes. Harman shot a 67 and is at…

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Emiliano Grillo’s hometown of Resistencia, Argentina, is about as far away from Ontario as you can go without crossing an ocean, but the 22-year-old made himself right at home in Canada Thursday, firing an 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead at the RBC Canadian Open.

Long-distance travel was something Grillo excelled at all day Thursday, birdying three of the…

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The RBC Canadian Open, the third-oldest continuously-running tournament on the PGA Tour (only the Open Championship and the US Open go back farther in history) kicks off Thursday with a host of former winners in the field and South Africa’s Tim Clark trying to defend his title from a year ago when he fired a 17-under at the Royal…

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Zach Johnson’s win at the Open Championship Sunday saw him soar 24 spots to No. 7 in the latest FedEx Cup standings.

Through 19 events, Johnson has 1,522 points, moving him ahead of injured Rory McIlroy, who has 1,510 points in eight events.

Jordan Spieth, who finished tied for fourth on Sunday, continues to lead the standings by a wide margin….

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A bit overshadowed by five-time winner Tom Watson, who also hung up his golf socks for the last time at The Open Championship over the weekend, Sir Nick Faldo, the best English golfer of the modern era, said goodbye to St. Andrews on Friday.

Faldo turned 58 on Saturday, one day after he missed the cut despite a spirited 1-under…

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The Open Championship winner Zach Johnson rose from 25th to 12th in the latest Official World Golf Rankings following his triumph on Sunday at St. Andrews.

Runners-up Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman did nicely as well, with the South African jumping four sports from 17th to 13th and the Australian soaring 34 places from 61st to 27th.

There was only one…

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They had an American in mind, if one was going to win the Claret Jug.

They had a Johnson picked out, if one was going to challenge Jordan Spieth’s shot at history.

Wrong American, wrong Johnson.

Zach Johnson, the 39-year-old from Iowa, won his second Major title, outlasting Louis Oosthuizen and Mark Leishman in the four-hole aggregate playoff to become the first…

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As fitting as possible, the sun had gone down by the time Tom Watson left the course for the final time at The Open Championship on Friday; the 65-year-old having played the event 40 times – winning the title five times.

Watson called the final moments, “a time for joy, not sadness. The fans were so appreciative and their applause…

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How do you upstage the guy trying to do something that hasn’t been done in golf in 62 years?

By doing something that hasn’t been done in 85 years.

That was the calling card Sunday for 22-year-old amateur from Ireland Paul Dunne, who fired a 6-under 66 to tie Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Day for the lead of the 144th Open…

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For the first time in 27 years, the Open Championship will see its title decided on a Monday, as more foul weather allowed the completion of the second round but no more than that on Saturday at St. Andrews.

The R&A tried its best to get the third round in, with delays totaling 10-1/2 hours, but high winds and frequent…

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American Dustin Johnson is the leader in a rain-soaked clubhouse at The Open Championship, although he and most of the players atop the leaderboard will be back on course early Saturday morning to conclude an interrupted second round.

Johnson is 10-under through 13 holes, having fired a 3-under so far in his second round, which was delayed nearly three hours…

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A bit lost in the media explosion over the quest of Jordan Spieth for three straight Majors is how close Dustin Johnson came to winning the US Open himself last month.

Johnson reminded the crowds just how good of a 2015 he’s having in Spieth’s shadow, shooting a 7-under 65 to take the first round lead at The Open Championship…

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The defending champion will watch from home. The hottest player in a decade has had 40% of the betting money being placed on him. And the 14-time Major winner is barely even a blip on the radar.

The third and oldest Major of the four begins Thursday with as much attention focused on one player since 2002, when Tiger Woods…

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This is the second in our two-part series detailing the 18 holes at St. Andrews, site of the 144th Open Championship beginning Thursday in Scotland.

Hole #10 – Bobby Jones. Par-4, 340 yards. You have to be a great golfer to get a hole named after you at St Andrews, even more so when you’re an American. This one was…

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The 144th Open Championship returns to The Home of Golf’, the Old Course at St. Andrews. Defending champion Rory McIlroy becomes the first player since Ben Hogen to not attempt to defend his title following an unfortunate foot injury whilst playing football. This is good news for Jordan Spieth, who attempts to continue his quest for the Grand Slam…

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The Open Championship kicks off Thursday at St. Andrews, and as has been our tradition this year, we present a hole-by-hole preview of the course.

Here is part one, featuring the front nine.

1. Burn, par-4, 376 yards – The fairway here is as wide (100 yards) as an American football field is long, so there’s not much of an excuse…

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What’s the last thing the rest of the field waned Jordan Spieth to have entering The Open Championship at St. Andrew’s this weekend?

Momentum.

But that’s exactly what the world’s No. 2 player, and winner of both The Masters and the US Open, has after taking his fourth title of 2015 on Sunday, winning the John Deere Classic for the second…

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World No. 2 Jordan Spieth shot a career-best round of 61 to rocket to the lead at the John Deere Classic on Saturday, the site of his first career win two years ago.

Spieth put an eagle from 106 yards on No. 17, his second eagle of the day, never made a bogey, and raced to the top of the…

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Justin Thomas held onto his lead at the John Deere Classic by a single stroke on a day of low scores that included the resurgence of world No. 2 Jordan Spieth.

Thomas fired a 4-under 67 to reach 12-under, giving him a 1-stroke lead over Johnson Wagner and Tom Gillis.

Wagner fired an 8-under 63, tying Thomas’ first-round effort. Wagner  recorded…

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Justin Thomas and Nicholas Thompson each fired an 8-under 63 to share the lead at the John Deere Classic after one round Thursday as a whopping 20 players shot at least 5 strokes under par.

Thomas went on two incredible birdie runs, five in six holes between No. 3 and No. 8, and another 5 out of 6 between 13…

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The John Deere Classic plays host to the PGA TOUR this week, for the final regular tour event before next week’s major, The Open Championship. In the last few years the event has seen two first time PGA TOUR winners in World No.2 Jordan Spieth, who won his first PGA TOUR title here in 2013, and last year’s champion…

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World No. 2 Jordan Spieth, now the leading favorite to win next week’s Open Championship with Rory McIlroy sidelined, returns to the home of his first win this week as the headliner of the John Deere Classic.

Speith recorded his first PGA win here in 2013 with a 19-under 265. Last year, Brian Harman took the crown at 22-under.

Also on…

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Rory McIlroy took to Instragram Wednesday to announce the no-brainer news of the year: he’s missing The Open Championship next week.

McIlroy injured his ankle playing football with friends last weekend, and suffered an ankle injury that may take weeks or months to return to full strength from.

McIlroy posted a photo of the now infamous ankle propped up alongside his…

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Rory McIlroy suffered a total rupture of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) in his left ankle while playing football with friends on Saturday, leaving him on crutches in the short term with the distinct possibility of missing his shot to defend his Open Championship crown.

He will definitely miss this week’s Scottish Open.
“Continuing to assess extent of injury and treatment…

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Danny Lee, the 24-year-old native of South Korea who calls New Zealand home, won a wild four-man playoff to claim the Greenbrier Classic, his first title on the PGA Tour.

Paired with David Hearn, Kevin Kisner, and Robert Streb in the extra session, birdying the first playoff hole along with Hearn, who then bogeyed the second hole.

Lee birdied the final…

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Jason Bohn came out of nowhere to fire a 9-under 61 and jump into a four-way tie for first at the Greenbrier Classic after 54 holes on Saturday.

Bohn had six birdies in his first 10 holes, was slowed by a bogey, then rattled off four birdies over the last five holes to move up 61 spots from a day…

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Jhonattan Vegas fired a 5-under 66 to jump into a tie for the lead at the Greenbrier  Classic Friday, tying Scott Langley at 9-under.

Vegas had five birdies and no bogeys to lead the pack and tie Langley, who followed up his 62 on Thursday with a 1-under 69.

With a healthy cut line at 2-under, it’s safe to say that…

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Scott Langley shredded The Old White TPC for a 62 on Thursday at the opening round of the Greenbrier Classic, but plenty of buzz went to the man four strokes back in a tie for 12th.

Tiger Woods fired a 4-under 66, his best round of the year,  in his first action since shooting 80 in the second round of…

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Travelers Championship winner Bubba Watson and the 220th best player in the world will be among the men to watch at The Greenbrier Classic this week in West Virginia.

The par-70, 7,287-yard course will host not only last week’s winner, but also Tiger Woods, active for the first time since missing the cut at the US Open in June.

Woods tees…

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The Old White TPC plays host to the PGA TOUR this week for The Greenbrier Classic. Last year saw Angel Cabrerra take the title by two strokes over George McNeill. Last week’s champion Bubba Watson headlines the field, which also sees Tiger Woods return for the first time since the worst major performance of his career at last month’s…

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All of the magic Bubba Watson lacked at the US Open returned to him at the Travelers Championship. The result? His second win at the tournament, his first victory of 2015, and a playoff win over Paul Casey on the second hole of sudden death.

Watson overcame a bogey on No. 17 to get in the playoff with Casey. After…

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Brian Harman, who had to live in Bubba Watson’s shadow at the University of Georgia, shot his second straight 65 to take a 1-stroke lead over Watson and Canada’s Graham DeLaet through 54 holes at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut on Saturday.

Harman didn’t record a bogey and knocked in five birdies to finish at 5-under on the day. DeLaet…

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Bubba Watson didn’t approach his brilliant 62 from Thursday during the second round at the Travelers Championship on Friday, but his 67 was enough to keep a 2-stroke lead.

Watson minimized his mistakes with three birdies and 15 pars to lead by two strokes over three players, including Brian Harman, who shot up 13 spots with a 5-under 65.

Harman was…

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After doing next to nothing at the US Open last week, Bubba Watson race to the top of the leader board after the first round of the Travelers Championship Thursday outside of Hartford.

Suffering just one bogey among nine birdies, Watson dazzled with a 62 to take a two-stroke lead at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. Watson missed the…

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The PGA TOUR heads to the Connecticut this week for the Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands course. The Pete Dye designed course measures 6,841 yards, par 70. Kevin Streelman put his name in the record books last year, with a 7 birdie run to storm past Sergio Garcia and K.J. Choi for victory.

Of the 156 players total,…

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Seven of the top 15 finishers from last week’s US Open move on to Cromwell, Connecticut, beginning on Thursday for the Travelers Championship.

The tournament is being held at the TPC at River Highlands, and Kevin Streelman is out to defend the crown he won in 2014, shooting 15-under.

The event has been dominated by Americans, who have won 16 of…

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All of the die-hard golf fans among us know golf has had a pretty tough time of it in recent years (unless you happen to be Rory McIlroy).

Golf course memberships used to be a decade-long waiting list. Now, you stroll in with your application form and deposit, and you’ve got a good chance of being in.

For anyone on the…

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No matter how many Majors he winds up with, Jordan Spieth learned a valuable lesson that so many great players do: sometimes you win because you’re better; other times because the other guy blows it.

Spieth won his second straight Major in Sunday, becoming the first man since Tiger Woods in 2002 to win the Masters and the US Open…

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The four men atop the leaderboard through 54 holes of the US Open are three can’t misses and one, “Uh, OK.”

World No. 2 Jordan Spieth, No. 7 Dustin Johnson, and No. 10 Jason Day share the lead with South Africa’s Branden Grace, who is ranked 40th.

Day, who collapsed from vertigo during Friday’s second round, shot his second 68 in…

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Jordan Spieth, on a quest to become the first man to win The Masters and the US Open in 13 years, rose to the top of the leaderboard alongside playing partner Patrick Reed at the end of play Friday at Chambers Way in Washington.

Spieth could have had sole possession of the lead, but finished the round with a double…

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Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and the US’ Dustin Johnson, two top 10 players, share the lead at the US Open after one day after each man fired a 5-under 65 at Chambers Bay on Thursday.

Stenson, who hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since taking the 2013 Tour Championship en route to winning the FedEx Cup, was just 1-under at the…

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The season’s second major gets under way in Washington State later today, for the 115th edition of the US Open Championship. Chambers Bay is this year’s host course, and is expected to be a grueling test both mentally and physically, with the course measuring over 7,900 yards with many steep incline and drops. The Robert Trent Jones Jr. course…

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Much has been made of Chambers Bay getting its first-ever US Open this weekend, and being just the third amateur course to ever host it. The PGA will return to the traditional mindset for four of its next five venues, starting in 2016 when Oakmont Country Club hosts for the eighth time on June 16-19, 2016.

Except for the 1940s,…

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Phil Mickelson had a great, late surge at the FedEx St. Jude’s Classic, finishing tied for third with a closing round 65, which would leave many to think he’s close to his first win of 2015, except that the US Open is this week.

For all his wins, his good humor, fans, and ferocity, Mickelson has had two things elude…

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This is the third part of a three-part series looking closer at the course at Chambers Bay, home of the 2015 US Open which commences Thursday in University Place, Washington.

#13 Eagle Eye, 534 yards, par-4: If you’re lucky, you might spy a real bald eagle of two on the islands nearby, apparently they were quite interested during the course’s…

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Jordan Spieth won the Masters two months ago, but adding a US Open crown to his trophy case in the same calendar year will put him in truly rarefied air.

Only five other men have ever accomplished the feat – the last one being Tiger Woods in 2002. Prior to that, it was 30 years since Jack Nicklaus in 1972.

Before…

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This is part two of a three-part series breaking down Chambers Bay, the site of the 2015 US Open.

#7. Humpback, Par 4, 482 yards – Long, uphill, and turns from left to right as you go. Another blind approach if you stay safe and left. The name describes two different areas of the course as well as the whales…

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For just the third time in its esteemed history, the US Open will take place at a public golf course, Chambers Bay located in University Place, Washington.

A week shy of its eighth birthday, the course previously hosted the 2010 US Amateur title and is one of the longest courses in the world at 7,585 yards.  The course was previously…

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The US Masters champion Jordan Spieth will be paired with Australia’s Jason Day and the UK’s Justin Rose in one of the biggest threesomes of the opening rounds of the US Open, with the three slated to tee off at 2:17 p.m. local time Thursday at Chambers Bay in Tacoma, Washington.

Phil Mickelson, the six-time runner-up at the US Open,…

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Argentina’s Fabian Gomez fired a bookend 66 on Sunday to take the Fedex St. Jude’s Classic title in Memphis, the final tournament before the US Open in Seattle.

Gomez, who shot between 66 and 68 in all four rounds, had just one bogey on the day to finish 13-under, winning the tournament by four strokes over the UK’s Greg Owen….

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The UK’s Greg Owen and Argentina’s Fabian Gomez each shot a 3-under 67 Saturday to jump into a tie for the lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

Both players had been tied for fourth entering the round, but took advantage of former leader Brooks Koepka’s 1-over 71.

Owen had just one blemish on his card, a bogey on…

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American Brooks Koepka took over sole possession of first place with a 3-under 67 to reach 9-under through 36 holes at the FedEx St. Jude’s Classic in Memphis, Tennessee, on Friday.

Just 1-under at the turn, Koepka, who won the Waste Management Phoenix Open earlier this year, hit back-to-back birdies on 15 and 16 to maintain his lead.

Moving from 20th…

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American Brooks  Koepka and Ryan Palmer, and the UK’s Greg Owen all shot 6-under 64s to share the lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic after one day of competition Thursday.

Fifty-six players are within six strokes of the lead on the player-friendly course.

Koepka is after his second win of the year, having already notched a title at the Waste…

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The FedEx St. Jude Classic is the last PGA TOUR event before the seasons second major the US Open. Last year saw Ben Crane win his 5th PGA TOUR title at TPC Southwind. The field is headed by Billy Horschel, Dustin Johnson, and Phil Mickelson all looking to get some last minute preparations for next week’s US Open.

Of the…

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Last year’s winner Ben Crane is one of seven former champions in the field starting Thursday at the FedEx St. Jude’s Classic, the last PGA event before the US Open.

Big names including Billy Horschel, Dustin Johnson, and Phil Mickelson are on hand for the event, held at Memphis’s TPC Southwind.

Johnson, who has climbed to No. 7 in the world,…

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Among the 787 golfers vying for 58 spots in the US Open through sectional qualifiers on Monday, two stood out for the rest.

Lee Janzen, age 50, and Retief Goosen, age 46, each have two US Open titls under their belt. Janzen won the sectional in New York while Goosen took the crown by a stroke in Memphis.

It will be…

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Not a bad weekend for Swedish golf.

While Alex Norden won the Nordea Masters back home, David Lingmerth edged Justin Rose in a three-hole playoff, sinking a 5-foot par putt to take the victory after sinking a clutch 10-foot putt to force the playoff after Rose had made a 20-footer to wow the crowd in regulation.

Lingmerth, the leader after two…

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There have been many times during his career when Sunday seemed like an after thought to Tiger Woods given the way he had played on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

That was also the case Sunday at The Memorial, but because Woods was so far behind the leaders, instead of so far in front.

The 14-time Major winner followed up Saturday’s abominable…

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Justin Rose lowered his score by a stroke for the third straight day, and in doing so opened up a 3-stroke lead over the competition at The Memorial Saturday.

Rose fired off seven birdies on the round, notching just one bogey on the round, finishing the day with a 6-under 66.

He leads by two strokes over Italy’s Francesco Molinari and…

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While his own country is hosting its signature event – the Nordea Masters – this weekend, Sweden’s David Lingmerth is looking right at home at The Memorial in Dublin, Ohio.

Lingmerth fired a 7-under 65 Friday to take the lead at the tournament’s halfway point. He is one of four players at least 10 strokes under par.

After parring his first…

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Hideki Matsuyama isn’t about to give up the title at The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide easily.

No player has won back-to-back titles here since Tiger Woods did so in 2000 and 2001.

Matsuyama was 4-under through eight holes, then knocked down five birdies in six holes, including four in a row between 11 and 14.

He’s tied for the lead with…

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Jack Nickalus’ Memorial Tournament turns 39 this year, returning to picturesque Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

Hideki Matsuyama is the defending champion, the first non-American to have won the event since Justin Rose in 2010. The most prolific former champion in the field is four-time winner Tiger Woods, who has been inactive since The Masters, and sunk lower…

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The Memorial Tournament was founded 39 years ago by Jack Nicklaus, and is played at the Jack Nicklaus designed Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The Memorial is a restricted field event on the PGA TOUR, with only the first 75 players on the previous year’s money list are guaranteed invitations. Each year the tournament has a yearly induction…

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Officially, Steven Bowditch will always swear that the day of his wedding will be the best moment he’s ever had at the TPC Four Seasons, where he got married four years ago.

In very private moments, however, he might put Sunday up there as well.

Bowditch shot a 5-under 64 on the rain-altered course Sunday to cruise to a 4-stroke victory…

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Australia’s Steven Bowditch fired a 4-under 65 to open up a two-stroke lead at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Irving, Texas on Saturday.

Bowditch is 13-under for the tournament, and is looking for his second-ever PGA title. His first, ironically, also came in Texas, at the Texas Open in San Antonio in 2014. Bowditch has lived in the Dallas area…

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Australian golfer Steven Bowditch, who moved to the Dallas area 10 years ago, shot an 8-under 62, the lowest round of his career and two strokes off the course record, to lead the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic on Thursday.

Bowditch never recorded a bogey on the round and never went more than two holes without a birdie, and came within…

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The PGA TOUR continues its Texan swing this week for the newly named AT&T Byron Nelson at the TPC Four Seasons Resort. With devastating rains hitting the Lone State this week, the course will be very soft, with pick, clean and place rules applying. A soft course could see some record low scores, although wind can often be a…

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Inclement weather appears to be the unfortunate heavy favorite at this weekend’s AT&T Byron Nelson Classic, as the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, already doused with 5 inches of rain in the past 7 days, has at least a 60% chance of more precipitation for the next four days.

If sunny skies prevail, the field will include eight former champions, including last…

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Colin Montgomerie could get used to this Champions Tour.

The 51-year-old Scottish great fired an 8-under 280 to win his third Champions Tour in 10 appearances, including three of the last six, repeating as champion at the Senior PGA Championship at the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort.

Montgomerie won 31 European Tour titles in his career, but never a…

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Chris Kirk held off charges from all comers while firing a final-round 66 of his own, beating a trio of contenders by a single stroke to win the Colonial on Sunday.

Kirk finished 12-under with his 4-under 66, defeating Jason Bohn, Jordan Spieth, and Brandt Snedeker by one stroke. Bohn turned in the most surprising performance of the day, a…

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Byeong-Hun An ran away with the BMW PGA Championship title on Sunday, breaking the tournament record by two strokes and finishing 21-under, winning the event by six strokes.

An is only the second rookie – he’s 23 – to ever win the premiere event, moving inside the Top 60 in the rankings and guaranteeing himself entry into the US Open…

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Kevin Na and Ian Poulter continued to vie for leadership at the Colonial on Saturday, sitting tied for the lead after 54 holes at 10-under.

It’s a tightly-bunched Top 10 after three days, with one of the tournament’s biggest draws back in play. World No. 2 Jordan Spieth fired a 5-under 67 to make up for his ugly Friday, moving…

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Beyong Hun An, one of the least known names in the field at the BMW PGA Championship, fired a 5-under 67 to tie Francesco Molinari atop the leaderboard on Saturday

Molinari has had his name atop the leaderboard after each of the first three rounds of the premiere event.  An birdied his last two holes on Saturday to tie the…

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For a second straight day, Kevin Na recorded the lowest score at the Colonial, notching a 4-under 66 to drop to 10-under for the tournament and open up a 2-stroke lead.

Na could have made it a 3-stroke lead but he bogeyed No. 18 after racking up five birdies between No. 10 and No. 17.

He has a two-stroke lead over…

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Francesco Molinari maintained his lead at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday, firing a 3-under 69 to drop to 10-under on the tournament.

His lead dropped from two strokes to one, however, as a host of players outshot him, including Korea’s Byeong Hun An, who fired a 64 ,the best score of the tournament to date, to climb up 21…

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A 20-foot putt capped a 6-under 64 for Jordan Spieth on Thursday, tying the native Texan and No. 2 player in the world for the leader after one day at the Colonial in Fort Worth.

“I had a few of those on the back nine, a few good looks where I knew what the putt was doing, I just didn’t…

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Francesco Molinari, fresh off a tied for second at the Open de Espana, opened the BMW PGA Championship with a 7-under 65 on Thursday, racking up five birdies on the back nine alone to lead the premier European Tour event by two strokes.
“I love this place and it’s good to be back. It rewards accuracy, which suits my game,”…

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The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial plays host to the PGA TOUR this week, as the Lone Star State welcomes back Jordan Spieth who’s returning to play for the first time since winning The Masters. A year ago saw then World No.1 Adam Scott defeat Jason Dufner in a thrilling playoff.

Of the 122 players total, 69 have won a…

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Adam Scott looks to shake out of a two-month slump and defend his Colonial title starting Thursday at the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, where most of the focus will be on World No. 2 Jordan Spieth, playing in his home state for the first time since winning The Masters in early April.

Eleven of the top 35 players in…

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Greg Norman has announced he will forgo his final year of eligibility in The Open Championship.

For me to get ready to go and play at St. Andrews, I need to practice. And I don’t have time to practice because I’m doing two USGA events for Fox,” Norman said in an interview with the BBC. “I’m not going to walk…

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It wasn’t the 61 he shot on Saturday, but Rory McIlroy’s 3-under 69 was more than enough to win him the Wells Fargo Championship Sunday, as he broke the tournament record by a full five strokes, finishing 21-under.

Five years after winning his first PGA Tour title at Quail Hollow in 2010, McIlroy won his 11th on Sunday, shattering Anthony…

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Rory McIlroy torched the field, the course, and just about everything else on Saturday, breaking his own course record in the process.

McIlroy fired an 11-under 61 to jump from fifth to first, opening up a four-stroke lead at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday.

McIlroy was nothing short of spectacular between holes No. 3 and 16….

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Webb Simpson, a Charlotte native who has played Quail Hollow more times than he can count, fired a 5-under 67 to tie Robert Streb for the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship on Friday, both men 10-under par.

It’s hard for either player to feel comfortable considering who is lurking in the rearview mirror at the halfway point of the…

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Robert Streb recorded seven birdies, including one on the brutal Quail Hollow 17th hole, to take a 1-stroke lead after 18 holes at the Wells Fargo Championship on Thursday.

Streb is in pursuit of his second title of the season, having previously won at The MGladrey Classic back in October, the second event of the current campaign. Prior to Thursday,…

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The Quail Hollow Club plays host to the PGA TOUR this week for the Wells Fargo Championship. 3 of the top 5 players in the world headline the event in which J.B. Holmes won a year ago. This tournament has seen many players win their first PGA TOUR titles here, including world No.1 Rory Mcllroy back in 2010 and…

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There are three-hole stretches of Augusta National that inspire men to write poetry.

The final three holes at Quail Hollow inspire nightmares.

The “Green Mile” will come into play beginning Thursday at the Wells Fargo Championship. This three-hole stretch is comprised of a par-4, 480-yard No. 16, a 217-yard, par-3 No. 17 full of water hazards, and a 478-yard, par-4 No….

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Three of the top 5 players in the world gather at Quail Hollow this week for the Wells Fargo Championship, which has been played there since 2003. The course is most famous for its final three holes, nicknamed the “Green Mile” and often considered the toughest closing trio on the PGA Tour.

No. 1 Rory McIlroy, No. 3 Henrik Stenson…

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The story wrote itself on Sunday at The Players Championship – three days after an anonymous Sports Illustrated player survey called him one of the most overrated players on the PGA Tour, Rickie Fowler won the tournament  most commonly known as “The Fifth Major”.

Fowler shot a remarkable 6-under over the final six holes to forge a three-hole playoff against…

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Chris Kirk fired three straight birdies on the back nine to take a 1-stroke lead into the final round of the Players Championship with his 4-under 68 on Saturday.

It’s not the most comforting lead in the world – some 24 players are within four strokes of the lead, among them the best of all – No. 1 Rory McIlroy.

Day…

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Kevin Na shot a second straight brilliant round, and relative unknown Jerry Kelly exploded up the leaderboard on Friday, which ended with the two men tied for the lead at the PLAYERS Championship at 8-under.

Kelly, ranked 127th in the world, fired a 65 to jump 53 spots up the leaderboard. He was 4-under at the turn and birdied the…

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For all the focus on Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, and Rory McIlroy, none of them claimed a spot at the top of the leader board after 18 holes at The PLAYERS Championship on Thursday.

That honor went to a pair of Americans – Charley Hoffman and Kevin Na – a Japanese sensation named Hideki Matsuyama, and unassuming Canadian David Hearn,…

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The Players Championship is arguably the 5th major in golf, and this week plays host to the PGA TOUR. With one of the strongest non major field of the year, the beautiful TPC Sawgrass is all set for the PGA Tour’s marquee event of the year. Last year saw Martin Kaymer win his 1st Players Championship, on the back…

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Just 28 balls went into the water at last year’s Players Championship on the 17th hole of the TPC Sawgrass, which might sound like a lot if you didn’t know that the number has been above 60 every year from 2005-2008, including a whopping 93 in 2007.

The hole is famous for being a game-changer in many editions of the…

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The two best players in golf will partner up for the first two rounds of The Players Championship, which begins play Thursday at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Beginning on the back nine Thursday at 8:39 a.m., No. 1 Rory McIlroy and No. 2 Jordan Spieth will tee it up, along with No. 7 Jason Day, the premiere…

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After giving up his tickets to boxing’s “Fight of the Century”, Rory McIlroy made his own mark on sports history Sunday, defeating an unprecedented three opponents to win the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco.

After knocking off Paul Casey on the first continuation hole of their quarterfinal matchup early Sunday morning, McIlroy defeated Jim Furyk 1 up in…

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World No. 1 Rory McIlroy and No. 37 Paul Casey were locked in an epic battle called because of darkness Saturday in the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship quarterfinals.

Tied through 21 holes, the pair will resume play on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Pacific, with both mean angling at the final spot in the semifinals. One of the two will join…

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Keegan Bradley and Miguel Angel Jimenez were playing for basically nothing during their match play on Friday at TPC Highland Park in San Francisco, but you never would have guessed.

The pair, along with Bradley’s caddie Steve “Pepsi” Hale mixed it up when Jimenez questioned the drop of Bradley’s shot on the 18th that landed on a cart path.

Hale took…

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No. 1 Rory McIlroy is through to the round of 16 at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championships, but he won’t see many familiar faces from his fellows ranked in the world’s top 10.

McIlroy and No. 5 Jim Furyk are the only players from the world’s Top 10 to win their round-robin groups on Friday at the TPC Harding Park…

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Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, the top two players in the world rankings, cruised to easy wins in the second round of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship on Thursday in San Francisco, but both will play undefeated opponents on Friday in the round-robin finales.

McIlroy eased by Brandt Snedeker 2 up while Spieth defeated Matt Every 4&3. McIlroy will take…

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Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth cruised to first-round wins at the WGC-Cadillac Championship Match Play round-robin on Thursday, but many other top seeds did not fair as well.

No. 3 Henrik Stenson fell to No. 65 John Senden in 19 holes; No. 6 Justin Rose, last week’s winner at the Zurich Open, was dropped by No. 60 Marc Leishman 3…

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The World Golf Championship Cadillac Match Play hosts the world elite this week, for the second WGC event of the season. This year the format has changed slightly with the single-elimination format being dropped in favor of a World Cup-style approach meaning the fans are guaranteed to see the world elite for the first 3 days.

The format isn’t the…

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Here’s a look at the groups for the round-robin play of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, which begins Wednesday at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

Group 1: Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel, Brandt Snedeker, Jason Dufner. Well holy crap, there’s a way to to put together a quartet: The No. 1 player in the world, the defending FedEx Cup champion, a 7-time…

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Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the WGC-Cadillac Championships this week, the third straight year he will not compete, and the fourth time in five years.

Mickelson cited “personal reasons” as his explanation for withdrawing, which clears the way for Finland’s Mikko Ilonen to enter the field.

Ilonen is coming off a tie for 18th at the Volvo China Open last week,…

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Justin Rose set a new course record, and needed every stroke of it, to win the Zurich Open of New Orleans Sunday with a 22-under. Rose birdied the final two holes to edge Cameron Tringale by a single stroke, firing a 66 on Sunday for the victory.

It was Rose’s first win on the PGA Tour since taking the Quicken…

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Rain dampened play significantly at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans Saturday, delaying play for six hours and pushing the conclusion of the third round to at least Sunday.

At present, American Erik Compton and Australia’s Jason Day are tied for the lead at 13-under. Compton finished six holes at 4-under on Saturday, while Day was 1-under through three.

Day climbed…

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Hudson Swafford fired a 6-under 66 to finish 11-under through 36 holes,the low score on a rain-soaked day in New Orleans.

Boo Weekley is also at 11-under, although his play stalled on the 15th hole. Weekly shot a 64 on Thursday.

South Africa’s Brendon de Jonge is part of a five-way tie for second, although only he and Cameron Tringale have…

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On a day when 94 different players shot at least one stroke under par, Boo Weekley and Brendon de Jonge were at the top of the heap, with each man firing an 8-under 64 at the Zurich Open of New Orleans on Thursday.

Weekley set the tone early with an eagle on No. 2, and added seven birdies against just…

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The novelty of the WGC-Cadillac Championships returns next week, and the field of 64 contenders is set, with players needing to confirm their commitments by Friday.

There are two new facets of the tournament – its venue, the TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, and a new format, which includes 16 different groups over the first three days playing in…

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The PGA TOUR heads to the ‘Big Easy’ this week, for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana. In recent years, the tournament has given many a first PGA TOUR win, it was Billy Horschel’s first win as a pro in 2013 and was also Sueng-Yul Noh’s first win a year ago. Will this year see another…

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The Zurich Classic of New Orleans kicks off Thursday down on the bayou with an impressive cast of characters, including Billy Horschel, Jason Day, and Dustin Johnson on hand beginning Thursday at the TPC Louisiana.

The 250-acre course located in the Louisiana wetlands is a par-72, 7,425-yard design by Pete Dye in 2004. Steve Elkington and Kelly Gibson served as…

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Golf legend Tom Watson has said that playing longer courses is starting to take a toll on his body, and that the 2016 Masters “may be my last.”

“The distance is ebbing away in this old body,” he said. “That’s something I have to deal with and understand there’s going to be a time when I have to hang it…

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In 2010, Jim Furyk was 39 years old and playing the best golf of his life. Four tournaments into the year, he had his first title – at the Transitions Championship; then finished 11th at Bay Hill, won the Verizon Heritage in a playoff, was seventh at Quail Hollow, 10th at The Memorial, 16th at the US Open, ninth…

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While Jordan Spieth threatened to steal all the headlines with his rallying 62 on Friday at the Harboru Town course in Hilton Head, South Carolina; Troy Merritt did him one better, firing a career-low 61 to take the lead at the RBC Heritage.

Merritt was marvelous, with 10 birdies, including four straight to end the round, and seven total on…

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The PGA Tour regular season events resumes this week for the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. Last week’s Masters, saw Jordan Spieth become the 2nd youngest Masters champion, and he also tied the course record with Tiger Woods. Spieth fresh from his New York City media frenzy, heads the field for this week alongside defending champion Matt…

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Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson finished four strokes behind Jordan Spieth’s record-tying performance at The Masters on Sunday with matching scores of 14-under.

Almost as remarkable as Spieth’s finish were those two runner-up positions, considering that -14 would have won the Masters or gotten Rose and Mickelson into a playoff in 73 of its previous 78 incarnations.

Yes, that mean’s that…

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Jordan Spieth shattered record after record this weekend at Augusta, and walked away with the green jacket he’s been coveting since he first started playing golf.

The 21-year-old Texas native completed a remarkable four days with his second straight 2-under 70 to tie Tiger Woods’ Masters record, finishing with an 18-under 270 and winning the first Major of 2015 by…

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Jordan Spieth broke another record at The Masters Saturday, and is in position to take down the tournament’s biggest mark. He might have to do so in order to win his first green jacket.

Spieth, despite a late double bogey, finished the round at 16-under, a record for 54 holes at Augusta, and just two strokes shy of Tiger Woods’…

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It’s Jordan Spieth’s world, the rest of us are just watching it.

Spieth set a Masters’ record on Friday, reaching the 36-hole mark at 14-under, becoming just the fourth player in Majors history to lead by five strokes after two days.

“It’s cool,” Spieth said. “Any time you can set a record here is pretty awesome. I’m very excited about today…

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It didn’t take a rocket scientist to pick Jordan Spieth as a favorite entering The Masters; after all, the 21-year-old Texan’s last three starts have netted one title and two playoff losses.

Still, this much? This soon?

On Thursday at Augusta National, Spieth made his supporters look like geniuses by firing an 8-under 64, racing to a three-stroke lead at the…

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Tiger Woods brought his kids, Rory McIlroy brought the second-dreamiest member of One Direction, but both were upstaged by Jack Nicklaus Wednesday at The Masters Par 3 Tournament.

After all but guaranteeing a hole-in-one for the fans during a pre-tournament interview on ESPN, the 75-year-old legend did just that, acing the fourth hole to an overwhelming ovation fromt the gallery.

Woods…

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The heat will be on, quite literally, at Augusta National this week, with temperatures expected to reach 91 degrees Thursday during the opening round of The Masters, and in the mid-80s the rest of the weekend.

While the field of 98 players is one of the largest in recent memory, five names keep bubbling to the surface on Internet message…

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This is the  final installment of our celebration of Masters week with an intimate look at the course at Augusta National, celebrating its history and tradition.

No. 13 – Azalea – Par 5, 510 Yards. The final leg of Amen Corner contains the second bridge in play,  nelson Bridge, stonework that connects the tee box to the fairway and named…

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The last two Masters champions will be paired with the guy with the coolest name in the field at Augusta National on Thursday, where Bubba Watson and Justin Rose tee off alongside amateur Gunn Yang beginning at 9:24 a.m. local time.

Yang, who is just 21, won the U.S. Amateur last year.

Fourteen-time Major winner Tiger Woods will be in the…

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Early April means one thing to golf fans, its Master Week!! The majestic setting of Augusta National plays host to the season’s first major, and it looks set to be a classic. This week is an opportunity for Rory McIlroy to capture his career grand slam, and for the likes of Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day to…

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This is the second installment of our celebration of Masters week with an intimate look at the course at Augusta National, celebrating its history and tradition.

 

No. 7 – Pampas – Par-4, 450 Yards.  The magnolia trees are on full display at the beginning of this hole, which was lengthened and narrowed in recent years.  Best bring your pail and…

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Tiger Woods had a gleam in his eye as he addressed the media after an 11-hole practice round at Augusta National Monday.

Was it confidence? Swagger?

After nine weeks without a competitive tournament appearance, Woods believes he has restored his game to a point where he can be a factor at the first Major of the year.

“It’s been a process,” Woods…

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J.B. Holmes rallied from six strokes down to force a playoff, then knocked off Jordan Spieth and Johnson Wagner in the extra session to win the Shell Houston Open Sunday, the final PGA Tournament before The Masters.

Holmes fired a 64, but only won the title when Wagner’s short putt lipped out on the second extra hole.

Spieth, who was the…

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Jordan Spieth continued his run of ridiculous golf on Saturday, firing a 5-under 67 to take the lead after 54 holes at the Shell Houston Open.

Spieth has finished first and second in his last two events and is a week shy of the one-year anniversary of finishing second at The Masters.

His best highlight on Saturday was a 41-foot birdie…

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Andrew Putnam fired a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead halfway through the Shell Houston Open (SHO), but five-time Major champion Phil Mickelson is one of four players hot on his heels through 36 holes.

Putnam jumped up from eighth thanks to  red-hot streak of six birdies in seven holes on the front nine. He did not record a…

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As has become his staple over the years, Tiger Woods made an enormous announcement on his official website Friday in exceptionally short order.

“I’m playing in the Masters,” Woods said Friday afternoon. “It’s obviously very important to me, and I want to be there.

“I’ve worked a lot on my game and I’m looking forward to competing. I’m excited to get…

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The winner of the Shell Houston Open gets to play at The Masters, period.

Scott Piercy, a 36-year-old pro from Las Vegas, is a quarter of the way to Augusta National after a dazzling first round Thursday, tying the course record to take a two-stroke lead with his 63.

“It’s the first round,” he said. “If I’m sitting here Sunday, then…

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Rory McIlroy might be No. 1 in the world and Bubba Watson the defending champion, but the talk in gambling circles is on Jordan Spieth as The Masters looms one week away.

Spieth has risen to 10-to-1 odds to win the Masters, second only to McIlroy’s 6-to-1. According to Vegas casinos, Spieth has had the most money placed on him…

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The Shell Houston Open (SHO) is a paradox every year, loved by some golfers, ignored by others. For those like Tiger Woods, it’s always been a non-play. With the Masters always coming the week after the SHO, this is a week that plenty of pros use to rest up from the busy early-season schedule, and fine tune their games…

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The Shell Houston Open plays host to the PGA TOUR this week for the final event before the season’s opening major, The Masters. Last year saw Matt Jones win his first PGA TOUR event in spectacular fashion. On the first playoff hole he chipped in from 42-yards for birdie to defeat Matt Kuchar, and got that special invitation to…

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Jimmy Walker’s win at the Valero Texas Open on Sunday, his second of the year and fifth Top 10 finish this season, widened his lead in the latest installment of the FedEx Cup Standings release.

Walker has 1,650 points through 10 events, putting him nearly 500 points ahead of new second-place holder Jordan Spieth, who jumped up from ninth with…

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Playing in the city he lives in and the state he grew up in, Jimmy Walker raced his way to the Valero Texas Open title by four strokes over fellow Texan Jordan Spieth on Sunday.

Walker lives in San Antonio, where the tournament was held, and attended college at Baylor University, about three hours up I-35. He shot a closing-round…

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Charley Hoffman, already off to a blazing start this season, fired a bogey-free 5-under 67 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead at the Valero Open in San Antonio.

Hoffman won at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba during the early season in November, and added a second-place finish at the Humana Challenge in January. He missed the cut two weeks…

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Jordan Spieth first got famous at the University of Texas, about an hour’s drive from the site of the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio, which kicks off on Thursday.

Spieth won the Valspar Open two weeks ago on a dramatic 30-foot playoff putt, and is ranked No. 6 in the world.

Spieth missed the cut at the Valero Open during…

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Matt Every rose to 22nd in the most recent FedEx Cup Standings following his win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday. Every has 605 points through 10 tournaments.

The top 5 spots remained the same, while Jason Day moved up from ninth to sixth with his 900 points in six events.

The top 125 golfers in number of points at…

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Matt Every made it back-to-back victories at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, and with the victory, earned himself a trip to The Masters.

Every’s 19-under 269, which he recorded with four straight rounds in the 60s, gave him a one-stroke victory over Henrik Stenson Sunday in Orlando.

After bogeying the first hole, Every was spot on the rest of the…

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Despite being pursued by some of the best golfers in the world, Morgan Hoffmann took things in stride and extended his lead to three strokes with a gorgeous 7-under 65 Friday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando.

Nine birdies overcame a pair of bogeys to give Hoffmann a three-stroke lead over three players including last year’s champion Matt Every…

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It’s funny how grief can bring out the best in athletes sometimes.

It happened on Thursday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where Morgan Hoffman, four hours after learning his 97-year-old grandmother had passed away, fired a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead at Bay Hill.

His lead is a tenuous one over five of the best players in the game:…

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Sure eight-time winner Tiger Woods isn’t at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill this week, but does it really matter? The way Woods has played so far in 2015, you wouldn’t think so.

To compensate for the great one’s absence, Bay Hill offers off one of the sweetest trios possible early Thursday afternoon – Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, and…

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Arnold Palmer plays host to the PGA TOUR this week, for the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard at Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Orlando. Last year saw Matt Every score his first PGA TOUR title, surviving a late Sunday charge from Keegan Bradley.

Of the 120 players total, 70 have won a PGA TOUR event, 18 have won a…

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You know you had a good round when even your 30-foot birdie putt to win the tournament isn’t necessarily your best shot of the day.

That was the case for 21-year-old Jordan Spieth on Sunday at the Valspar Open, as he made tremendous shot after shot down the stretch to fight his way into a three-man playoff, winning the tournament…

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If Tiger Woods was going to play a tournament before the Masters, the odds were pretty solidly on Bay Hill, where he has won eight times previous.

Apparently Woods doesn’t believe the Arnold Palmer Invitational is the right place to come back, as he announced via Twitter that he would not compete at the tournament he won in both 2012…

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Ryan Moore fired a 4-under 67, tied for the best score of the day, to take a 1-stroke lead into the final round of the Valspar Open.

Moore fired 12 straight pars to open the day, then birdied four of last six holes to make his mark in the round. Moore is the only player in the field to shoot…

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Brandon DeJonge is the new leader in a crowded field as Valspar, thanks to two long birdie putts that earned him a 69 on Friday.

At 6-under, DeJonge, one of just a few African players not at home for the Tshwane Open this week, has a 1-stroke lead over four players, including two who he must consider lethal – world…

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Brian Davis drilled a 25-foot putt on No. 9 to take a one-stroke lead at the conclusion of the first round of the Valspar Championship Tuesday in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Davis was as surprising a leader as anyone after one day. In his previous four starts this year, he’s missed two cuts, withdrawn after two rounds, and finished 59th at…

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The PGA’s best will try to avoid the sting of the Copperhead Course this weekend in Palm Harbor, Florida, as the Valspar Championship gets underway with defending champion John Senden among the players to watch.

The Australian fired a 7-under 277 to win the event a year ago; the first man from down under to take the tournament since it…

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This week sees the PGA TOUR hit Florida’s Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, for the Valspar Championship. Last year saw tour veteran John Senden take the title with an aggregate score of -7, to take a one shot victory over Kevin Na.

Of the 144 players total, 79 have won a PGA TOUR event, 15 have won a Major, and combined…

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Dustin Johnson is back on the PGA Tour, and now back to winning tournaments like no time has passed, rather than a six-month leave of absence.

Johnson rallied from five strokes down to defeat J.B. Holmes by a single stroke, his first victory since he became a father to seven-wee-old son Tatum.

Holmes’ game fell apart from close range, and Bubba…

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Dustin Johnson had an ace, a place in history and all the momentum in the world on Saturday at the Blue Monster.

It lasted for about 24 minutes.

No one had ever aced the No. 4 hole at Doral before Johnson did it Saturday to pull within one stroke of leader J.B. Holmes, but Holmes himself aced the same hole less…

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J.B. Holmes saw his lead and his game crumble on Friday, struggling to a 1-over 73 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral in Miami.

After firing a course-tying record 62 on Thursday, Holmes was all over the board on Friday, with four bogeys and a double-bogey 6 on No. 18.

That closing double bogey allowed Ryan Moore to sneak…

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J.B. Holmes shot a dazzling 62, tying a course record, to open up a 4-stroke lead at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Doral, Florida, on Thursday.

Despite having not played Doral since 2010, Holmes said he felt the course is too easy for such a lofty event. The rest of the field didn’t agree, with an average score of 73.4 on…

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The greatest player to ever grace the WGC-Cadillac Championship is at home working on his game this week, but that doesn’t diminish the field in the least.

Defending champion Patrick Reed, who won a year ago by one stroke, leads a star-studded field at Doral for the biggest tournament pre-Masters.
Reed tees off at 11:22 a.m. on the back nine with…

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The last time Padraig Harrington won a big-time tournament, the world was his oyster. The year was 2008, the tournament was the PGA Championship, and it marked his third Major win in 13 months.

Things have changed dramatically since then, with Harrington falling as low as 385th in the world last December, but all that was erased in one amazing…

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Formerly a plant nursery, Augusta National is the most storied and sacred golf course in the United States, if not the entire world. As The Masters kicks of this Thursday, here’s a look at the course, hole by hole, breaking down the history and the pageantry associated with the first of the Majors.

Hole 1 – Tea Olive – Par-4,…

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Even though last year’s eighth-place finish was the best Rory McIlroy has ever done at The Masters, that isn’t stopping Las Vegas oddsmakers from installing him as the overwhelming favorite to wear the green jacket six weeks from now at Augusta.

Even after missing the cut at the Honda Classic Saturday, Mcilroy is a 13/2 favorite for Augusta. He’s a…

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The PGA TOUR heads to the East Coast this week, for The Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Last year saw Russell Henley defeat Ryan Palmer, along with fellow Brits Rory McIlroy and Russell Knox in a playoff.

Of the 144 players total, 78 have won a PGA TOUR event, 20 have won a Major, and…

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As first one player and then another took the lead at the Northern Trust Open on Sunday, the story line kept changing. First it was an epic win for Retief Goosen, then a shocking fountain of youth moment for Vijay Singh, then a return to greatness for Dustin Johnson.

At the end, the story line was mainly, “Who?”

James Hahn, ranked…

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Forty-six year-old Retief Goosen made it two days in a row leading the field at the Northern Trust Open, shooting a 1-under 70 to sit 6-back through 36 holes.

The 70 didn’t come easy. Goosen sank a 30-foot putt on his final hole to get under par. He holds a 1-stroke lead over the trio of Ryan Moore, Graham DeLaet,…

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Your humble author turns a horrifying 41 on Saturday. Who else is blowing out the candles this weekend?

 

February 21

Three-time European Tour winner Pierre Fulke turns 44. The Swede took the 1999 Trophee Lancome, the 2000 Scottish PGA Championship, and the 2000 Volvo Masters. He also finished seventh at the 2000 Open Championship and 10th at the 2002 PGA Championship.

PGA…

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Golf might be trending towards a younger man’s game, but don’t tell that to 46-year-old Retief Goosen nor Vijay Singh, who turns 52 on Sunday.

The pair are part of a sextet tied atop the leaderboard after one round of the Northern Trust Open Thursday at 5-under.

Singh hasn’t won a PGA event since his remarkable end to the 2008 season…

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The City of Angels plays host to the PGA TOUR this week, for the Northern Trust open at the majestic Riviera Country Club. Of the 144 players total, 80 have won a PGA TOUR event, 16 have won a Major, and combined they have 349 Tour wins.

Bubba Watson is back to defend his title this week, a tournament that…

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Five former Major winners top the field at the Northern Trust Open, which kicks off Thursday at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California.

Bubba Watson is the defending champion here, as at the Masters.

The tournament will have an extra emotional charge because of its connection with Charlie Sifford, the African-American pioneer who won there in 1969 and recently passed…

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Coming off a terrible 2014, Brandt Snedeker delivered in the biggest tournament of 2015 to date, breaking his own record at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, firing a 64-67-67-67 – 265 to win the even by three strokes over Nick Watney.

Neither Watney, nor anyone else, really had a chance against Snedeker, who didn’t record a single bogey, and…

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Just when it seemed like Jim Furyk was out of contention for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Tournament title, he came roaring back.

Furyk fired seven birdies in his last 10 holes to finish with a 63 and take a 1-shot lead headed to Sunday.

After starting the day in 14th place, Furyk was 3-under at the turn, then birdied…

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John Daly faded back into the pack on Day 2 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Friday, while recent winners Brandt Snedeker and Matt Jones rose to the top.

Jones added a 66 to his opening-round 65, while Snedeker posted a 67 after his opening-day 64. Jones rang up eight birdies, but a pair of bogeys kept him from…

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Mark Hubbard’s par putt on 18 to finish the first round at Pebble Beach with an even-par 72 was just the appetizer to the best part of his day.

Just after sinking the putt, the 25-year-old Hubbard turned and got down on a knee to propose marriage to girlfriend Meaghan McCurley.

“Her mom had the idea when I asked her dad…

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Up until Thursday morning, John Daly’s only headline of the week was that his current girlfriend was being sued by his ex-wife for whatever in the world marital sabotage is.

On Thursday in beautiful Southern California, Daly partied like it was in 2005. His 7-under 65 at the Monterrey Course put him one stroke back of the lead with his…

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A pair of eagles separated J.B. Holmes and Justin Hicks from the rest of the pack Thursday at the end of Round 1 of the AT&T  Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Holmes recorded his with a 123-yard wedge on the 10th hole. Hicks saved his for the 18th, reaching the green in two and slipping in an 18-foot eagle putt. It allowed…

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One of the most well-known and popular tournaments on the early part of the PGA Tournament is here in the form of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Five Top 20 players will be on hand, including Farmers Insurance Open winner Jason Day and defending champion Jimmy Walker.

Walker’s win last year was his third (and final) of a hot start…

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The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am hosts the PGA TOUR this week, for the last of the multiple course tournaments for this year. The tournament will be played over the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course and Spyglass Hill Golf Course.

Of the 156 players total, 79 have won a PGA championship, 11 have won a…

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What looked like the worst shot of Jason Day’s final round at Torrey Pines Sunday turned out to be his best.

Firing out of the rough on towards the 18th green, Day overshot his target and seemed destined for the drink until his ball stopped just short of the hazard line.

Saved from a drop, he parred the hole to force…

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J.B. Holmes made up five strokes on leader Harris English to tie for the tournament lead after 54 holes of the Farmers Insurance Open on Saturday.

English was hurt by a double bogey 6 on No. 4 and wound up with a 1-over 73 while Holmes fired a 68 to climb to 9-under for the tournament.

Even with the hot hand,…

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Only three players have managed to score in the 60s on each of the first two days of the Farmers Insurance Open, which is why Harris English (68-66 – 134) has the lead after 36 holes.

English fired a 66 on Friday to drop to 10-under par, rising from 11th to first on the leaderboard in the process. The 25-year-old…

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Americans Nicholas and Michael (no relation) Thompson fired a 64 and 65, respectively, to take the top two spots on the leaderboard after the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Thursday.

A two-hour fog delay saw 42 players unable to complete their first rounds and also saw Tiger Woods withdraw from the tournament altogether, complaining…

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Tiger Woods might not be 40 years old yet, but he sure is starting to sound like an old man.

A two-hour delay due to fog apparently caused Woods’ lower back to act up, leading to his withdrawal from the Farmers Insurance Open after just 11 holes on Thursday.

“I was ready to go. I had a good warm-up session the…

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After a wild week in Phoenix last week, the PGA TOUR moves to San Diego for the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Club. Of the 156 players total, 78 have won a PGA TOUR event, 14 have won a Major, and combined they have 373 Tour wins.

Last year’s champion, Scott Stallings entered the 18th hole Sunday in…

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Throughout his heralded career, Tiger Woods has been the guy who could win any given tournament on any given day.

At least by Las Vegas oddsmakers’ standards, that is no longer the case.

Woods was installed as a 50:1 longshot to win the Farmers Insurance Open this week, the lowest odds of his career in memory according to Westgate Las Vegas…

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If you’re going to have your first win somewhere, it’s hard to pick a better place than the rowdy Waste Management Phoenix Open, on Super Bowl Sunday, with a 50-foot eagle putt.

In what sounds like a more-awesome version of the board game “Clue”, that’s how Brooks Koepka won his first PGA title on Sunday, battling out of a final…

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Scotland’s Martin Laird fired his second straight 5-under 66 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday, giving him a 2-stroke lead after 36 holes.

Laird was almost perfect, suffering only a bogey on No. 18, and that after a stretch of four birdies in five holes on the back nine. He leads American Daniel Berger by two strokes.

Day One…

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Ryan Palmer handed out signed golf balls wrapped in $10 bills to win the crowd at the 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Thursday.

His play won fans over on the other 17 holes. Palmer fired a 7-under 64, including a birdie on the famous No. 16, to lead the hotly-contested tournament by one stroke after the…

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Kevin Stadler is the defending champion, but plenty of eyes will be on local favorite Phil Mickelson and all-time great Tiger Woods as the Waste Management Phoenix Open kicks off Thursday at the TPC Scottsdale.

With $6.3 million in prize money and the largest gallery of any tournament in the US, it’s easy to see the hype generated at the…

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TPC Scottsdale, Arizona plays host to the Waste Management Open this week, for the best attended and most boisterous event on the PGA TOUR! A strong 132- man field is comprised of 15 major Champions, 12 WGC Champions, and 80 PGA TOUR Champions. Among them sees Tiger Woods end his 13-year hiatus from the tournament, and also his first…

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Humana Challenge winner Bill Haas rocketed up from 127th to 9th in the latest FedEx Cup standings, released on January 26.

Haas won the tournament by a single stroke over five different competitors to vault to 566 points on the year. The players with the top 125 point totals at the end of the year qualify for the four-tournament post-season…

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Bill Haas held off all comers Sunday, with his final-round 67 good enough to win the Humana Challenge by a single stroke ahead of five others.

A 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 No. 16 gave Haas the lead, and his brilliant second shot on the 18th set up a two-putt par to give him the title.

His drive on the…

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Peter Oosterhuis, one of the most recognizable names in golf television over the past two decades, has announced his retirement.

“Golf has been a big part of my life ever since I was a little boy growing up in England and I thank CBS and Golf Channel for allowing me to continue in the sport after my playing days were…

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It’ll be anyone’s tournament to win Sunday at the Humana Challenge as four players are tied for the lead and another four sit a stroke back.

One of those in second place is Matt Kuchar, who had the lead until he bogeyed three of the final four holes on Saturday.

Americans Erik Compton, Bill Haas, Justin Thomas and Michael Putnam are…

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Dustin Johnson will make his official return to the PGA Tour at Torrey Pines next month, his first time competing since he missed the cut at the Canadian Open on July 25, 2014.

Johnson and fiance Paulina Gretzky welcomed a son, Tatum, to the world this past Monday.

Johnson abruptly announced he was taking the rest of the year off last…

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Ryan Palmer rocketed up the leaderboard at the second round of the Humana Challenge on Friday, firing an 11-under 61 to move within three shots of the lead held by Matt Kuchar.

Palmer reached 10-under through 10 holes, which meant he had to go 3-under on the final eight to get to 59, the all-time record. He couldn’t sustain the…

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With the Humana Challenge in full swing Thursday, it’s worth a look back 20 years to the tournament’s timeline to the remarkable 1995, when defending champion Scott Hoch played in perhaps the greatest fivesome of all time for a round – himself, tournament host Bob Hope, former US Presidents Gerald Ford and and George H.W. Bush and then-current US…

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Defending champion Patrick Reed and 10 other former winners are in the field for the Humana Challenge, which kicks off Thursday at the PGA West in La Quinta, California.

Reed is about the hottest thing going – having won this tournament a year ago and winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in his last start. He’s playing next to Matt…

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The PGA TOUR begins its West Coast swing this week, for the Humana Challenge in the majestic La Quinta, California. The tournament formally known as the Bob Hope Classic is slightly different to a normal tour event. Each player plays the 3 course rotation of PGA West Palmer (Host Course), PGA West Nicklaus Private, and La Quinta Country Club….

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If you walked by Jason Dufner in the hallway of his hotel this week in La Quinta, California, you might not have recognized him.

A shorter haircut and down 20 pounds, the 2013 PGA Championship winner is sporting a rather different look these days, one indicative of his desire to compete with the best players in the game.

It’s Dufner’s first…

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It’s easy to say a golfer would like to play all his tournaments in Hawaii.

For Jimmy Walker, it’s more than just a trip to paradise.

Walker destroyed the field with a closing round 63 to win the Sony Open by nine strokes on Sunday, his second straight victory at the early-season tournament.

The victory won Walker, now a four-time PGA champion,…

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“January” Jimmy Walker is at it again.

Walker fired an 8-under 62 to jump eight spots on the leaderboard, and will take a two-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round.

Walker recorded 10 birdies against two bogeys, starting his day with five birdies in his first seven holes. He moved ahead of Matt Kuchar, who had been tied for the lead with…

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After missing the cut at the Sony Open Friday night, PGA golfer Robert Allenby was allegedly kidnapped from a Hawaiian wine bar, robbed, beaten up, and dumped 6-1/2 miles away.

The 43-year-old Allenby, a four-time tournament winner, was shown beaten and bloody in a photo obtained by the Golf Channel with a large abrasion over his left eye and another…

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Two old pros and a kid out of nowhere are tied atop the Sony Open leaderboard through two rounds in Honolulu with matching 12-unders.

Webb Simpson and Matt Kuchar are the old pros, and Justin Thomas, all of 21 years old, is the rookie. Thomas fired a 61 on Friday, one off the record set by Davis Love III in…

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Webb Simpson, knowing he’ll be forced to give up his belly putter next year, decided to try the shorter stick out for the first time on Thursday at the Sony Open in Honolulu.

He now wishes he had tried it a little sooner.

Simpson birdied 8 of his final 10 holes to record an 8-under 62, tying him for the Day…

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Patrick Reed’s 2015 just got better.

Just four days after winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Reed signed a deal with WME | IMG for his marketing and management representation.

Reed is the fourth player of the last 20 years – the other three being Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia – to win four PGA events before turning 25….

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For the first time in 20 years, Phil Mickelson won’t play at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, citing the need to spend more time with his family.

The 2013 British Open champion also won’t take part in the Northern Trust Open this spring.

Mickelson has won Pebble Beach four times, including a classic 2012 win over rival Tiger Woods.
“Those are…

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Jimmy Walker is after another fast start to the latest golf season, but he’s got plenty of competition at the top of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions entering Monday’s final round.

Walker and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama are tied for the tournament lead at 7-under through 54 holes.

There are seen other players within five strokes of the lead, including American Ryder…

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The Kapalua Resort, Hawaii hosts the first PGA Tour event of 2015 with the traditional Hyundai Tournament of Champions. The field is comprised of PGA tour winners from the previous season, and 34 of the 38 qualifiers are set to compete this week at the Plantation Course. This week sees the return of some familiar faces such as 3…

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After a long holiday break, the PGA Tour returns to action this Friday with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, set for play at the PLantation Course at Kapalua on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

The course is a 7,452-yard, par-73 monster on the western shores of Maui, which opened in 1991. The winner gets 500 FedEx points.

The field is an…

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If you’ve ever dreamed of working at Augusta National, site of the Masters, here’s your big chance.

On Friday, the Augusta National Golf Club posted a job listing in the Augusta Chronicle for an open position – Director of Security and Safety.

The full job listing is below, but here are a few of the more rigorous qualifications:

Experience in law enforcement…

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In a harrowing tale that will likely keep him off the course for a while, Patrick Reed withdrew from the Franklin Templeton Shootout after his wife suffered a grand mal seizure at their Florida hotel on Tuesday.

Justine Reed, who has caddied for Patrick on many occasions, was in the hotel bathtub at the time, and would have likely drowned…

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The end of the 2015 FedExCup race should have a much more competitive flourish after the PGA Tour announced changes to the points system on Thursday.

Points won in the four post-season tournaments will be factored at a 4x rate instead of a 5x rate compared to the regular season starting next year. The tour hopes this will keep more…

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With six straight Top 25 finishes, it’s fair to say that South Africa’s Branden Grace is an up and comer, but no one expected this.

Grace fired 10 birdies to shoot a 62, opening up a three-stroke lead after one day at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Malelane, South Africa, on Thursday.

Grace, born about four hours due east of Malelane…

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England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick is one of the European Tour’s most heralded rookies in some time, and he’ll make his tour debut Thursday at the Dunhill Challenge in South Africa after impressing during the final stage of Qualifying School.

He won his card by finishing 10-under par through six rounds at the PGA Catalunya Resort earlier this year.

Fitzpatrick earned several wild…

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Few images are more iconic than that of NASA astronauts hitting golf balls on the moon … but did one of them make it all the way to the red planet?

A recently released photo taken by a NASA Rover on Mars certainly seems to indicate so. A very golf-ball-esque item is seen sitting on an outcropping of rock.

No sign…

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Billy Horschel won’t turn 28 years old until December, and has never won a Major, entering the 2014 FedExCup post-season with exactly one PGA win to his credit.

The rest of his career is uncertain, but one thing is for sure – they’ll never forget the way he closed out the 2013-2014 season.

Horschel continued his remarkable run on Sunday, winning…

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The hottest player from the PGA’s regular season and the hottest player from its post-season are fit to be tied after 54 holes of the last tournament of the 2013-2014 campaign.

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, winner of the PGA Championship and The Open Championship, shot a 3-under 67 to tie Billy Horschel at 9-under after 54 holes at the…

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Anyone who thought it was a fluke that Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel are atop the standings of the FedExCup points board got a rude awakening on Thursday.

Kirk and Horschel each shot a 4-under 66 to tie for the lead. Just nine points separate the two in the overall points tally. If either wins the tournament, he’ll win the…

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The final individual event of the 2013-2014 PGA season kicks off Thursday in Atlanta and the East Lake Golf Club, where the tour’s 29 best players compete for $2.5 million immediately, and $10 million for the right to be crowned as the overall FedEx Cup champion.

East Lake is not only the oldest golf course in Atlanta, but also the…

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Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr once endeared himself to a generation of American music fans by proclaiming upon arrival in the United States that he was simply “happy to be here”.

That’s the motif for the last three men in the field of 29 playing for the TOUR Championship title beginning Thursday in Atlanta. Neither Gary Woodland, Brendon Todd, nor Hideki…

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In our continuing preview of the 2014 TOUR Championship which begins Thursday, we break down all 30 golfers in the final tournament of the PGA season.

In this installment, we take a closer look at the men who can take the FedExCup lead with a victory this weekend, and a little help from the rest of the field. Their only…

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The FedExCup concludes this weekend with the 2014 TOUR Championship in Atlanta. Over the next three days, we’ll be breaking down each player to make the final field of 30 for the event – looking back at their seasons to date and garnering what chance they have of taking home the overall title.

Today’s edition features the power players -…

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After blowing a lead and losing out on the Deutsche Bank Championship last week, Billy Horschel made sure history didn’t repeat itself in Denver on Sunday.

Horschel followed up his blistering 63 on Saturday with a 1-under 69 ,which was good enough to hold off Masters champion Bubba Watson by two strokes.

The victotry saw Horschel leap up to second place…

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Even in a field of the 70 best golfers in the world, a 63 is a rare occurrence.

Thus the author of that round – the US’ Billy Horschel – used the best round of the entire BMW Championship to date to move into the tournament lead, taking a 3-stroke lead over fellow American Ryan Palmer headed into Sunday’s final…

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Sergio Garcia wears the uneasy title of “best active player without a Major” well – especially when there’s big stakes on the line.

Garcia fired a 6-under 64 to take a 1-shot lead at the BMW Championship on Friday -the third leg of the FedExCup playoffs.

Garcia will need to keep up his frantic pace if he wants to hold onto…

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After looking like Superman for most of the summer, Rory McIlroy had been more of a Clark Kent during the first two weeks of the FedExCup Championship – good, but nothing special.

The Northern Irishman of Steel looked like he was ready to put the cape back on Thursday at Cherry Hills in Denver, posting a 3-under 67 to be…

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The men will be separated from the boys this week at the BMW Championship in Denver, Colorado, as more than half of the FedEx Cup Playoff field will be eliminated in preparation for next week’s TOUR Championship in Atlanta.

The beautiful Cherry Hills Country Club is the site of the third of four legs of the FedEx Cup.  The field…

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Chris Kirk played a bogey-free fourth round on Labor Day in Boston, giving him the Deutsche Bank Championship title and the lead in the FedExCup as the post-season tournament heads for its third stop.

Kirk’s 5-under 66 took him to 15-under for the tournament, giving him a 2-stroke lead over Australia’s Geoff Oglivy and Americans Russell Henley and Billy Horschel.

Oglivy…

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Russell Henley’s 6-under 65 saw him jump from fifth to first on the Deutsche Bank Championship leaderboard, but it was the play of world No. 1 Rory McIlroy that captured even more attention.

Henley is 12-under, giving him a 1-stroke lead over Billy Horschel with 18 holes to go, while McIlroy is tied for third with Chris Kirk and Jason…

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Ryan Palmer was 8 strokes worse on Saturday than he had been on Friday at the Deustche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston.

Remarkably, that kept him tied for first place in the second of the FedExCup Playoffs.

Palmer and Australian Jason Day lead the field with matching 8-under 134s after two rounds.  While Palmer followed up his 8-under 63 with…

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The key to doing well in this year’s FedEx Cup in 2014 appears to be having only done pretty well during the regular season.

A week after No. 62 Hunter Mahan won the Barclays Championship, No. 30 Ryan Palmer took the early lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday in Norton, Massachusetts.

Palmer fired an 8-under 63 to open up…

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It seems unlikely that Henrik Stenson will win the 2014 FedExCup title, but that was also the opinion a year ago going into the Deutsche Bank Championship (DBC)  in Boston.

Stenson won that event, of course, and the TOUR Championship two weeks later in Atlanta, to lock up the FedExCup. He’s one of a trio of winners in the last…

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Here’s a breakdown of some of the more unique numbers surrounding Rory McIlroy’s triumph at the PGA Championship over the weekend.

18: McIlroy is just the fifth player in history to win the Open Championship and the PGA Championship in the same year, joining: Walter Hagen (1924), Nick Price (1994), Tiger Woods (2006) and Padraig Harrington (2008).
2: If McIlroy could start…

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The Race to Dubai is over – at least in terms of who will enter the year-end playoff in the best position to win it.

Thanks to his third straight victory on Sunday, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy has now earned €5.12 million in prize money in just 12 events this year.

He’s nearly €3 million ahead of the No. 2 player on the…

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Jimmy Walker’s six-month stint at the top of the FedEx Cup leader board came crashing to a halt on Monday.

You’ll need one guess why.

Thanks to his third straight win and second straight Major title, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy overtook Walker in the points race for the year-end tournament.

McIlroy has racked up 2,582 points in just 13 PGA starts, while…

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A definitive sports fan, The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon enjoys incorporating athletes and athletics into his skits and monologue as often as possible.

He turned his radar to the just-completed PGA Championship on Monday night’s show, offering up “Tonight Show Superlatives” based on players’ head shots.

Tournament winner Rory McIlroy was voted “Most Likely to be in a Golf Boy…

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What equipment did Rory McIlroy use to win the USPGA champs? We go inside his bag.

Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour 8.5-degree (Kuro Kage XTS 70X)
Fairway Wood: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 3-wood/15-degree and Nike VRS Covert 5-wood/19-degree
Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (4-9)
Wedges: VR Forged 46-degree, 52-degree, 56-degree and 59-degree
Putter: Nike Method 006
Ball: Nike RZN Black

Rory McIlroy’s USPGA charge started…

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The golfing genius of Rory McIlroy never fails to ignite the creative genius of the UK’s golf writers.

And after his imperious USPGA win at Valhalla, the Irish star caused sports desks to go into a frenzy yet again.

Here’s some of the best write-ups of Rory’s epic major triumph.

“McIlroy’s triumph was so brilliantly deserved given the epic battle he had…

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Like a teenager racing home on curfew, Rory McIlroy battled darkness and his elders to win his fourth Major title, and second in a row, nipping Phil Mickelson by a stroke to capture the 2014 PGA Championship Sunday at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky.

Calling it the “most satisfying” of his four Major titles, McIlroy took on all comers and became…

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For younger fans of golf who only know Tiger Woods for his infidelity and frequent surgeries, what’s going on in Louisville, Kentucky this weekend is the closest the world of golf has been to Tiger-mania in about a decade.

On a day when the legendary Jack Nickalus said McIlroy could win 15-20 Majors, the 25-year-old Northern Irishman moved into position…

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The good news for the rest of the field at the PGA Championship on Thursday? Rory McIlroy hit a double bogey 7 on the par 5 No. 10.

The bad news? Even with the gaffe, he’s only one shot off the lead.

McIlroy’s 5-under 66 has him sitting a stroke behind co-leaders Lee Westwood, Kevin Chappell and Ryan Palmer at Valhalla…

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If you want to spend the weekend looking like Rickie Fowler – yes, there are some of you out there – this is what he’ll be wearing in the USPGA champs.

To be fair, as wqell as being one of the hottest young golf talents in the world, he does look pretty cool. And guess what colour he’ll be wearing…

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Lee Westwood beat Darren Clarke in their Par 3 challenge, and in doing so, earned the right to dress Clarke in whatever he saw fit for Day 1 of the US PGA Championship.

Claiming Darren Clarke looks more and more like Santa every day, Lee has clad Darren in red for day 1 of the PGA Championship.

The bet was on…

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Unlike the way the Capitol keeps sarcastically telling Tributes in The Hunger Games that the odds are “ever in their favor,” that might really be the case this week for Rory McIlroy.

The newly re-crowned No. 1 player in the world, fresh off back-to-back wins at The Open Championship and the WGC-Bridgestone, has been installed as a 5-to-1 favorite to…

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Nike Golf athletes will stay cool as they battle the Louisville heat at the 2014 PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy USPGA clothing 2014Wearing Nike Dri-FIT fabrics that promote cooling, the Fall 2014 Nike Golf Collection will help keep the athletes comfortable in a colour palette of hyper brights.

Tiger Woods, the four-time PGA…

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The season’s final major kicks off this week, for the PGA Championship at the majestic Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. The field is all set minus Tiger Woods, who was granted a medical exemption to try and regain fitness in time for Thursday’s start. This week also sees another golden opportunity for players to gain valuable Ryder Cups…

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Depending on who you believed Thursday and Friday, Dustin Johnson left the PGA Tour to handle “personal challenges,” because he was suspended for cocaine use, or because he has a bad habit of sleeping with other players’ wives.

Heck, maybe all three.

To try to put some perspective on Johnson’s current roller-coaster ride, here’s a look back at some of the…

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Only two men had ever recorded a 61 at the WGC-Bridgestone in Akron, Ohio, before Sergio Garcia equaled the feat on Friday.

Those two men – Jose Maria Olazabal and Tiger Woods (who did it twice) have something in common about their 61s – they used them to run away and win the tournament.

Garcia hopes to do the same, but…

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Rory McIlroy’s ex-fiance Caroline Wozniacki didn’t have the glitz and glamour that McIlroy enjoyed on Sunday as he won the Open Championship for the first time.

She didn’t mind.

Wozniacki won her first tennis title of 2014, defeating Roberta Vinci to win the BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup in Turkey. The victory comes one day short of two months since McIlroy announced…

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For the second time in a week, Rory McIlroy has gotten off to a hot start across the pond. He’s hoping his second round as the leader of the Open Championship is a little better than last Friday’s ugliness at the Scottish Open.

McIlroy has six birdies and no bogeys to finish with a 6-under 66, giving him a one-stroke…

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Find out what’s in Martin Kaymer’s US Open Championship Bag.

Driver: SLDR 460 (9.5*)
Fairway: SLDR (14.0*)
Irons: Tour Preferred MC (2014) 3-PW; Tour Preferred 3-iron (bent to 2-iron loft)
Wedges: xFT (54* & 58*)
Ball: Lethal
Footwear: adidas Golf adicross gripmore

Kaymer first put the SLDR driver into play at the 2013 Open Championship and has kept it in the bag ever since.

Currently the No….

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They tried, they really did.

Members of the media, USGA officials, guys who had fallen off the pace, guys who were in the top 10, even Martin Kaymer himself tried to convince golf fans that the US Open was over before Sunday, even though he led by five strokes on Day 1, by eight on Day 2 and by six…

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Halfway through the 2014 US Open, the race isn’t for the title; it’s for second place.

Germany’s Martin Kaymer shot his second straight 65 on Friday, dropping to 10-under par, setting a new US Open record for lowest score through two rounds and opening up a six-stroke lead entering the weekend.

Kaymer played a bogey-free second round and has just one…

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Showing his knowledge of the course, the US Open and the legends who played the game before him, American Rickie Fowler paid tribute to the late Payne Stewart by emulating Stewart’s signature fashion style for the first round of the 2014 uS Open on Thursday.

Fowler wore white knickers, blue and white checkerboard socks and a sky blue shirt. Fifteen…

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On the day that Justin Rose begins his defence of the US Open, he has released this awesome new video: Justin Rose #MADETOWIN.

With Fathers’ Day falling on the final day of the tournament, watch as Justin reflects on his upbringing and his determination for continued success on and off the course.

After a 43 year wait, Justin Rose became the…

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It’s hard to imagine a Thursday when the US Open isn’t the first phrase off the lips of sports fans all over the world, but with the World Cup debuting the same day in Brazil, it’s going to take a compelling battle to keep the sports world’s focus centered on Pinehurst, North Carolina all weekend.

Fortunately, the Open has a…

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Comedian Will Ferrell recently sat down with the Golf Channel to help promote this week’s US Open at Pinehurst No.2 in North Carolina.

Ferrell dug deep to think of ways the tour could make Pinehurst more difficult for the best golfers in the world.

“At this point, I think booby trapping is the way to go,” Ferrell deadpanned. “Dig little pits…

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There wasn’t a lot of movement in the FedExCup official standings on Monday, as many top players took last week off in preparation for the 2014 US Open which starts Thursday.

Crane went wire to wire to win the 2014 FedEx St. Jude title last weekend,  and jumped up from 150th to 41st in the rankings, taking him from the…

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British heritage brand Wolsey is to make its return to the Major stage at this year’s US Open, worn by tournament rookie, Tom Lewis, who will be sporting the iconic Fox logo on his apparel at Pinehurst Resort.

The 23-year-old qualified via the international sectional qualifier at Walton Heath Golf Club. Playing in steady rain Lewis sank a 50-foot birdie…

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There’s nothing but heavyweights in the field each time the US Open rolls around, but some of the pairings next week have a bit of extra spice to them, as the PGA Tour revealed when it announced tee times and groups for the first two days of the tournament which begins June 12 at Pinehurst.

The traditional grouping of last…

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Austria will be the host site for the Lyoness Open beginning on Thursday, the last stop for the European Tour before the biggest names in the world converge on North Carolina for the US Open next week.

The tournament is being held at the Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg.The course is a par-72, 7,386-yarder.

Spanish Open champion Miguel Angel Jimenez is…

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One of the PGA’s shining stars in the late 1990s and early 200s, Justin Leonard will return to the US Open this year by way of qualifying at the Columbus site on Tuesday.

The 42-year-old Leonard, who won the 1997 British Open at age 25, failed to qualify for the US Open…

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