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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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Jason Day did not attend the Farmers Insurance Open last weekend, thus failing to defend his title, which caused him to drop to No. 3 in the world, behind new No. 2 Rory McIlroy.

McIlroy is averaging 10.3156 points per event, Day dipped to 10.2120. Both have a sizable deficit behind Jordan Spieth, who finished second at the Singapore Open…

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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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Jordan Spieth just missed his second win of the 2016 season, taking second at the Singapore Open Monday behind South Korea’s Song Young-han.

The final round was suspended by a thunderstorm, which led to an extraordinarily early start. Spieth had one hole left – and drained a 5-foot birdie putt to finish with a 66 on the round and an…

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Branden Grace prepared for his ascendancy into the top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings by defending his title at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Sunday at Doha Golf Club.

He finished two strokes ahead of Thorbjorn Olesen and Rafa Cabrera-Bello with a final-round 69 after starting the day two strokes behind Paul Lawrie.

“To get the first proper defence…

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Paul Azinger will be the new lead analyst for golf as Fox Sports enters its second year of televising PGA events including the US Open.

He replaces Greg Norman, who absorbed criticism for failing to deliver in big moments, including when Dustin Johnson’s three-putt on the 18th gave Jordan Spieth the US Open title last June.

Fox Sports president John Entz…

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Much like famous UK resident Harry Potter, the third and fourth years are a big deal for professional golfers.

While Potter was off reconnecting with his godfather and winning the Tri-Wizard Tournament in those formative years, some of the world’s greatest golfers have forged their steel in years three and four of their career.

By no great coincidence, World No. 1…

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Rickie Fowler jumped both Henrik Stenson and Bubba Watson to become the new No. 4 player in the latest Official World Golf Rankings, the high-water mark for the young American.

The ascension means that the top four players in the world are now 28 years old or younger – Fowler is 27, No. 1 Jordan Spieth is…

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American Rickie Fowler won the most competitive tournament of his young career, using a final-round 69 to edge Thomas Pieters by one stroke to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in UAE on Sunday.

Fowler overcame a double-bogey 5 on No. 7 by eagling the next hole and scoring a clutch birdie on No. 17. Pieters narrowed it back…

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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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