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 April 21, 2014; Updated: 11:44 pm

Kuchar rallies, chips in for RBC Heritage win
Matt Kuchar saw his well-struck 5-iron on the 18th hole at the RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island, S.C., come up way short of the target...


Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.

Choi shot a 67 to get to 5-under 137, one stroke ahead of Robert Allenby and two in front of a group led by former world No. 1 Luke...


Green jacket encore

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

Watson wins his second Masters' title in three years

Augusta, Ga. - One of golf's most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That's just fine with Bubba Watson.

All he cared about was...


A quick study: 20-year-old Spieth tied at the top in first Masters

 April 13, 2014; Updated: 12:03 am

Augusta, Ga. - Even without golf's biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages.
Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept...


No more 'green jacket' hangover

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Augusta, Ga. - Bubba Watson, the 2012 Masters champion, concedes his mind was not on golf last year.

"I was still celebrating my green jacket," Watson told reporters Friday. "How many green jackets you got? If you had one, you would...


A Master(s) class, from father to son, as Haas takes the lead

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 12:06 am

Augusta, Ga. — No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.
With his green jacket upstairs in the locker room for...


Masters' practice postponed by rain

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 12:34 am

Augusta, Ga. - The first full day at the Masters turned out to be a short one Monday.

Augusta National was open for only two hours because of storms, still enough time for a few players to see some of the changes to the golf course -...


Golf Roundup

 April 7, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Thompson wins Kraft Nabisco
Lexi Thompson left Michelle Wie behind Sunday - off the tee and on the leaderboard in the Kraft Nabisco Championship.


Golf Roundup

 April 6, 2014; Updated: 12:02 am

Wie, Thompson tied for Kraft Nabisco lead
Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson topped the Kraft Nabisco leaderboard, setting up a possible final-round showdown the LPGA Tour has been waiting...


Wie's one shot back at LPGA major

 April 4, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Rancho Mirage, Calif. - Michelle Wie let a couple of shots slip away late Thursday afternoon in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, leaving her a shot behind Shanshan Feng.

Tied for the lead after playing a four-hole stretch in 5 under,...


Mickelson looks solid in return from last week's muscle pull

 April 4, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Humble, Texas - Phil Mickelson did more than prove to just himself that he's ready for next week's Masters on Thursday.

The five-time major winner showed to everyone that he's fully recovered from last week's muscle pull and likely...


Mickelson set to return to action at Houston Open

 April 3, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Humble, Texas - Phil Mickelson has never shied away from suspense, though it's usually limited to his play.

The four-time major winner, who withdrew from last week's Texas Open after pulling a muscle in his right side, waited as long...


Masters loses its biggest name as Woods opts for back surgery

 April 2, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Tiger Woods chose surgery to heal his ailing back over a quest for another green jacket, announcing Tuesday that he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career.

Woods said on his website that he had surgery Monday in Utah for a...


Tiger has back surgery, will miss Masters

 April 1, 2014; Updated: 1:04 pm

Tiger Woods had surgery on his ailing back and said Tuesday he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career.
Woods said on his website that he had surgery Monday in Utah for a pinched nerve...


Golf Roundup

 March 30, 2014; Updated: 11:46 pm

Bowditch leads Texas Open
Steven Bowditch opened a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Texas Open, while Phil Mickelson withdrew after 10 holes because of a pulled muscle in his right...


Scott off to a record start at Bay Hill

 March 21, 2014; Updated: 3:04 am

Orlando — Masters champion Adam Scott was feeling ill when he arrived at Bay Hill. One majestic round with the putter Thursday made him feel a lot better.
Scott made five putts...


Golf roundup

 March 21, 2014; Updated: 12:04 am

Scott off to a record start at Bay Hill
Masters champion Adam Scott was feeling ill when he arrived at Bay Hill. One majestic round with the putter Thursday made him feel a lot...


Reed's making quite a name for himself

 March 10, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Doral, Fla. - He wore black pants and a red shirt, his Sunday colors. He took a lead into the final round, quickly expanded it with a pair of birdies and then relied on his short game to keep everyone chasing him. He even played it safe...


Reed takes the lead at Doral

 March 9, 2014; Updated: 3:46 am

Doral, Fla. — In only his second year on the PGA Tour, Patrick Reed already is used to playing in the final group on Sunday - and winning.
But not against a field of stars at a...


There's a four-way tie at Doral

 March 8, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Doral, Fla. - The new Doral in raging wind looked a lot like an old U.S. Open on Friday.

Matt Kuchar played out of the rough to tap-in range for birdie on the 18th hole for a 2-over 74 that allowed him to join an exclusive group at...


Woods feeling better and ready to play

 March 6, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

The only tools Tiger Woods used Wednesday at Doral were a wedge, a putter and a gold pair of scissors.

Three days after he withdrew in the middle of the final round at the Honda Classic with lower back pain, Woods returned to work at the...


Henley makes the best of his second chance

 March 3, 2014; Updated: 4:20 am

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — Russell Henley chipped in for birdie and then hit into the water on his next shot for double bogey. He watched Rory McIlroy throw away a lead with a double bogey and a bogey, only to...


Creamer’s 75-foot putt seals HSBC Champions win

 March 3, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Paula Creamer sank a 75-foot eagle putt on the second playoff hole against Azahara Munoz to win the HSBC Women's Champions on Sunday at Singapore for her first LPGA title since the 2010 U.S. Women's Open.

Creamer's putt curled across the...


McIlroy hopes his winless streak ends today

 March 2, 2014; Updated: 11:44 pm

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - Rory McIlroy is 18 holes away from his first PGA Tour victory in 18 months, a chance to show the world he is back on his game.

That's not the way McIlroy views the final round at the Honda...


McIlroy is still in front

 March 1, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - Golf is starting to feel easy again for Rory McIlroy, who bounced back from a sloppy start Friday in the Honda Classic for a 4-under 66 that gave him his first 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour in 18...


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