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Road to the Masters continues with Honda Classic

PGA TOURHONDA CLASSICSite: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.Course: PGA National (Champions). Yardage: 7,125. Par: 70.Prize money:...

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Tiger Woods returns to video games, this time with 2K series

Tiger Woods is back in the game — digitally, at least.Woods has signed a long-term partnership with the company behind the “PGA...

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Monday's Sports In Brief

In the raw aftermath of another killing of a Black man by police in Minnesota, there was no place for pro sports in the Twin...

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Woodland among 3 players to test positive for coronavirus

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland was among three players who withdrew from the Honda...

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Thomas battles through personal turmoil and a tough Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Thomas was 16 years old when he made his PGA Tour debut with a 65 in the Wyndham...

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PGA Tour Champions to hold 3-way cup for all parts of world

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jim Furyk played in his final Ryder Cup in 2014, and he was captain in 2018. Now he gets to play...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

MLBANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Twins’ games against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday and Sunday were postponed due to...

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Thomas lives on edge and rallies to win Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The resilience it takes to get through a nerve-jangling Sunday at Sawgrass was nothing compared...

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Westwood comes up short again competing against the best

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Lee Westwood keeps being reminded he turns 48 next month, and there were times he felt his age...

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Thomas wins Players Championship; Rozner takes Masters,

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Thomas found the right time for a near-perfect performance to put a rough start to the...

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Rozner makes 60-foot birdie putt to win Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Antoine Rozner of France holed a 60-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday for a 2-under 69 and a...

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Westwood leads at Sawgrass, gets another shot at DeChambeau

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One week later, the two leading characters and the roles they play are still the same.Only the...

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Dustin Johnson decides again not to go to Japan for Olympics

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla (AP) — One year later didn't make Dustin Johnson change his mind. He's not going to the Olympics.Johnson...

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Friday Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLPITTSBURGH (AP) — The lawyer for Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald said that witnesses and...

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McIlroy says trying to copy speed of DeChambeau was mistake

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Swinging faster and hitting the ball longer worked for U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau.Rory...

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Hovland's mother points out mistake that leads to penalty

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Viktor Hovland wound up missing the cut at The Players Championship by two shots with a 2-over...

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Kirk takes early lead at Players as DeChambeau pulls closer

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chris Kirk birdied all the par 5s, holed out for eagle from the fairway and set the target...

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Thursday's Sports In Brief

GOLFAUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Seven holes into the Masters, Justin Rose was 2-over par and in no position to panic. He knew Augusta...

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Stricker gets last-minute start and holds his own at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Steve Stricker was planning to spend the week at his winter home in Naples. He was still in bed...

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Big finish sends Garcia to big lead at Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sergio Garcia rushed to the first tee and raced to the finish line Thursday in The Players...

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Hovland has an even-par score, uneven day with rulings

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Viktor Hovland made a pair of double bogeys Thursday in The Players Championship, both involving...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

NewsMay 5, 2019

Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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April 241945 — Albert B. “Happy” Chandler, junior Senator from Kentucky, is elected baseball commissioner by a unanimous vote...

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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

NFLHOUSTON (AP) — Free agent quarterback Tyrod Taylor has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Texans, a person...

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Unfinished work at a Players Championship that didn't start

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama made a 25-foot eagle putt on his final hole of the first round at The Players...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

SOCCERLONDON (AP) — The Super League collapsed before a ball was kicked in the European breakaway competition after being...

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Better than most? One putt on the 17th that actually was

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The moment stands out as among the most famous at The Players Championship. Twenty years ago...

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Column: Anniversary marks progress of pandemic, not the end

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The backdrop was a navy blue board filled with 33 logos of The Players Championship. Sitting...

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Canadian Open canceled for 2nd straight year amid pandemic

TORONTO (AP) — The RBC Canadian Open, the fourth-oldest national championship in golf, has been canceled for the second...

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Players Championship marks a year since pandemic halted golf

PGA TOURTHE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.Course: TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium). Yardage: Par: 72.Prize...

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Monday Sports in Brief

HOCKEYLAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Tuch scored the winner in a shootout and the streaking Vegas Golden Knights beat San Jose 3-2 on...

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Park aims to defend title as HSBC event returns to Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — Defending champion Sung Hyun Park and top-ranked Jin Young Ko will join Inbee Park, Danielle Kang and Minjee...

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A pandemic, a plan and a return to golf with no interruption

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan keeps the screenshot his daughters sent him as a tease one...

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DeChambeau outlasts Westwood with big drives, big putts

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau received a text message Sunday morning from Tiger Woods to keep fighting, good advice...

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Ernst wins Drive On Championship for 3rd LPGA Tour title

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Austin Ernst won the Drive On Championship on Sunday for her third LPGA Tour title, pulling away to beat...

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DeChambeau wins Arnold Palmer; Ernst takes 3rd LPGA title

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The long ball helped Bryson DeChambeau outlast Lee Westwood on Sunday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational,...

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Koepka withdraws from Players Championship with knee injury

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from The Players Championship next week with what his...

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Westwood has career-low at Bay Hill and takes 1-shot lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lee Westwood isn't just killing time waiting to become old enough to compete against guys his own age.He...

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Kupcho eagles 18th to cut Ernst’s LPGA Tour lead to stroke

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Jennifer Kupcho made a 12-foot eagle putt on the final hole to cut Austin Ernst's lead to a stroke Saturday...

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Affidavit: Man found Tiger Woods unconscious after SUV crash

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods was unconscious in a mangled SUV after he crashed the vehicle in Southern...

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Conners builds 1-shot lead at Bay Hill as McIlroy lurks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Corey Conners spent more time grinding out pars than chasing birdies, and that proved to be the right...

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Kupcho, Ernst share lead in LPGA's Drive On Championship.

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Jennifer Kupcho and Austin Ernst each shot their second straight 5-under 67 to share the second-round lead...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALLLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshman guard Terrence Clarke died Thursday following a car accident in...

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McIlroy, DeChambeau put on a show for fans at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bay Hill was bustling Thursday, just like golf before the pandemic. The fans were limited in numbers but...

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Coming off victory, Nelly Korda shares the lead on LPGA Tour

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda didn't miss a beat four days after her first LPGA Tour title on U.S. soil, outplaying her sister...

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April 271956 — Rocky Marciano retires as the undefeated heavyweight boxing champion. He finished with a 49-0 record, including...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

AUTO RACINGINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 is set to be the largest sporting event in the world since the start of the...

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PGA: Viktor Hovland has changed for the better, rolls into Arnold Palmer Invitational on a scorcher

ORLANDO, Fla. — Viktor Hovland has changed. Don’t be alarmed, for the endearing trademark smile remains. But the youngster out...

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Golf returns to Bay Hill and to some semblance of cheers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tyrrell Hatton had vivid memories when he returned to Bay Hill, most of them the feeling of pure iron...

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Column: Woods comparisons aside, Morikawa on his own course

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The red shirt for Collin Morikawa to wear on Sunday at the Workday Championship never arrived in...

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Trevor Simsby gets unusual shot at WGC and holds his own

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The latest World Golf Championship event has gone to nine venues with five title names since it began in...

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Florida swing in full force with PGA Tour and LPGA Tour

PGA TOURARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONALSite: Orlando, Florida.Course: Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Yardage: 7,454. Par: 72.Prize money:...

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Strafaci, Thompson part of 10-member US team for Walker Cup

FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Amateur champion Tyler Strafaci and top-ranked amateur Davis Thompson are part of the 10-member...

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Sutherland overtakes Weir to win Champions title in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland was not really hitting it well, not making a whole lot putts, yet kept hanging around.A...

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Morikawa takes Workday; Nelly gives Kordas 2nd straight win

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — PGA champion Collin Morikawa shook off an early mistake and played a steady hand on a Concession golf...

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Morikawa plays a steady hand to win Workday Championship

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The plan was for PGA champion Collin Morikawa to wear a red shirt with his black pants Sunday to show...

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Branden Grace closes eagle-birdie to win Puerto Rico Open

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Branden Grace closed eagle-birdie Sunday to win the Puerto Rico Open, an emotional triumph...

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Whoa, Nelly! Korda makes it 2 straight wins for her family

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jessica Korda opened the LPGA Tour season last month by winning the Tournament of Champions.On Sunday, it...

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Weir leads by 2 at Cologuard Classic, Mickelson 9 back

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) —Mike Weir went on a back-nine birdie binge to take control of the Cologuard Classic.Phil Mickelson waded...

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Morikawa's late stumble gives Workday contenders a chance

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — PGA champion Collin Morikawa went from feeling he could do no wrong to wondering if he could do anything...

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Rafael Campos tied for lead at home in Puerto Rico Open

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Local favorite Rafael Campos took a share of the lead Saturday in the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico...

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Nelly Korda leads LPGA as Sorenstam falls to bottom of pack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda surged into the lead Saturday in the Gainbridge LPGA with a 4-under 68 that left her in...

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Mickelson in contention in Champions event after mud birdie

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson waded into the mud after his tee shot on Tucson National's 15th hole trickled into a pond....

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Back after 12 years, Sorenstam gets 2 more days on LPGA Tour

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Annika Sorenstam went more than 12 years without playing on the LPGA Tour. Now she gets two more...

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Late string of birdies gives Koepka the lead at Concession

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Brooks Koepka hit one his worst tee shots of the day that barely cleared the water on the 15th hole....

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Brandon Wu leads PGA Tour's windy Puerto Rico Open

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Brandon Wu birdied the final two holes for a 5-under 67 and the second-round lead Friday in the...

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Simpson, Fitzpatrick lead WGC; Johnson, DeChambeau struggle

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Webb Simpson ran off three straight late birdies for a share of the lead Thursday in the Workday...

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Sorenstam returns with a lot more stress and fewer birdies

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Annika Sorenstam doesn't remember golf being this difficult.She still managed plenty of smiles Thursday...

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Mickelson eyeing record 3rd straight PGA Tour Champions win

Phil Mickelson made history 30 years ago in Tucson, becoming one of seven amateurs to win a PGA Tour event since 1940.Lefty is...

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Tommy Gainey shoots 65, leads PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tommy Gainey birdied five of the last seven holes at breezy Grand Reserve for a 7-under 65 and...

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Another wave of fans returning to sports despite COVID-19

Whitney Munro had some concerns about returning to sporting events. So, like any good mom, she did her homework, learning more...

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Opinion: We can't stop talking about Tiger Woods and his golf career, even when we should

The photos were terrifying, and riveting. An SUV had plunged off a winding road in Southern California, flipped a few times and...

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Annika is back on LPGA Tour, just not for very long

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Annika Sorenstam smiled and began shaking her head before she heard the rest of the question, already...

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LA sheriff calls Tiger Woods crash 'purely an accident'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County sheriff on Wednesday characterized the crash that seriously injured Tiger Woods as...

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Golf without Woods? Battered leg brings it closer to reality

The PGA Tour without Tiger Woods was always inevitable purely because of age. His shattered right leg from his SUV flipping...

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Column: Tiger Woods survives but his career might not

The sheared-off front of the wrecked SUV told part of the story, and the officers on the scene filled in the rest. Tiger Woods...

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Tiger Woods seriously injured in crash on steep LA-area road

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods crashed his SUV on sweeping, downhill road in the Los Angels suburbs Tuesday morning, and...

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West Coast behind, more fans about to show up on PGA Tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The PGA Tour is approaching the one-year anniversary of when it shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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The Latest: Charleston Southern pauses athletics

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Charleston Southern has paused all athletic...

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Column: Back in time on LPGA for Sorenstam and Yani Tseng

Annika Sorenstam had won consecutive starts on the LPGA Tour in 2008 when she announced she would retire at the end of the...

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Timeline of Tiger Woods' career

A timeline of memorable events in Tiger Woods’ career:August 1996 — Wins third straight U.S. Amateur and turns professional the...

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PGA Tour gets early Florida start, Sorenstam back on LPGA

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PGA TOURSWORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS-WORKDAY CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Bradenton, Florida.Course: The...

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Funny on social media, Max Homa takes his golf seriously

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leave it to Max Homa to be so brutally honest that it easily passes as humor, even when he's the...

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Homa gets another chance and wins hometown event at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dream of winning at Riviera felt too good to be true for Max Homa, and it nearly was.Needing a birdie on...

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Homa wins hometown Genesis, beating Finau in playoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winning at Riviera was always a dream for Max Homa since he first attended the PGA Tour event as a toddler....

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Woods recovering from back surgery and hopes for Masters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods says he's doesn't know when he will return from a fifth back surgery, and he could not give a...

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Sam Burns holds his own on a tough, windy day at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Burns watched his five-shot lead shrink to two in a matter of two holes late Saturday afternoon at...

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Sam Burns builds 5-shot lead at halfway point at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Burns wanted to pay respect to tough Riviera by playing it safe. It led to a 5-under 66 on Friday to tie...

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Phil Mickelson returns to seniors with appearance in Arizona

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Now that Phil Mickelson is not eligible for a World Golf Championship, he'll go for a hat trick with the...

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Great start and a better finish gives Burns lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Burns had the ideal start at Riviera. His finish was even better.Burns opened with an 18-foot eagle putt...

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Donations pour in to rebuild Newman's camp for sick kids

Less than a week after a fire tore through Hole in the Wall Gang camp for seriously ill children in Connecticut, almost $3...

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LPGA to have Match Play event at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shadow Creek opened its course to the PGA Tour in the fall, and now it’s the LPGA Tour’s turn.The LPGA...

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Broken clubs behind him, Koepka feeling better about game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brooks Koepka is back at Riviera with a healthy dose of confidence from winning and the same set of...

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Former LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan hired as next CEO of USGA

Mike Whan spent 11 years rebuilding the LPGA Tour to be strong enough to survive a pandemic. His next job is to keep the USGA...

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McIlroy to become 1st international player on PGA Tour board

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rory McIlroy was on a shuttle ride back to the Liberty National clubhouse in August 2019 when he was...

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Investigators: No sign of arson at camp for ill children

ASHFORD, Conn. (AP) — Investigators said Tuesday they don't believe arson was responsible for last week's fire that destroyed a...

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Column: Unable to 'fail in the dark,' Spieth seeing light

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The text messages were meant to encourage. They felt like back-handed compliments to Jordan Spieth.He had...

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On the PGA Tour, the stars come out in Los Angeles

PGA TOURGENESIS INVITATIONALSite: Los Angeles.Course: Riviera CC. Yardage: 7,322. Par: 71.Prize money: $9.3 million. Winner's...

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Daniel Berger has the final say and wins at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — For all the stunning views at Pebble Beach that can be so soothing, Daniel Berger couldn't escape...

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Analysis: Pebble win makes Berger feel he belongs among best

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Berger believes he is among the best in golf. At least he stopped short of assigning his own...