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  • Esposito, Cooke top Senior PGA Pro

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Frank Esposito Jr. shot a 3-under 69 on Wednesday for a share of the second-round lead with Stan Cooke in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship. Esposito, the 50-year-old PGA head professional at Brooklake in Florham Park, N.J., made a 25-foot eagle...

  • Ryu takes early lead in LPGA LOTTE tournament

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — So Yeon Ryu shot a 4-under 68 on Wednesday to take the lead halfway through a windy first round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship. Japan's Ayako Uehara was one stroke back. Ryu, the 2012 LPGA Rookie of the Year, had five birdies and one bogey. She birdied three of the...

  • Captain Tom teeing it up at RBC Heritage

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Tom Watson wants to take a closer look at American prospects for the Ryder Cup, so the U.S. captain is playing in the RBC Heritage this week. Watson won at Harbour Town Golf Links in 1979 and 1982 at the height of his run as one of the game's best. But these...

  • Spieth ready for more after Masters success

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket. The 20-year-old Spieth is in the field at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links that starts Thursday. He gave no thought to withdrawing after the grind of the...

  • RBC Heritage Tee Times

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Tee times for Thursday's first round at the RBC Heritage: 1st Tee 7:20 a.m. — Jeff Maggert, David Hearn, John Peterson. 7:30 a.m. — John Rollins, Chris DiMarco, Brian Davis. 7:40 a.m. — Paul Casey, Will MacKenzie, Russell Knox. 7:50 a.m. — Scott...

  • Golfer Jason Day out 3 weeks with thumb injury

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Jason Day has a cast on his left hand to immobilize his injured thumb and isn't expected to return to competition until The Players Championship in three weeks. Day's agent, Bud Martin, says the cast was put on Wednesday as a precaution. Day injured his thumb...

  • Players Championship changes to 3-hole playoff

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Players Championship is changing this year to a three-hole aggregate playoff involving the closing stretch at the TPC Sawgrass. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced the new format Wednesday. The Players Championship previously was a sudden-death...

  • Clemson freshman Ramsey to turn pro


    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson freshman golfer Ashlan Ramsey is turning pro after the school year. Coach J.T. Horton announced Ramsey's plans Tuesday. Ramsey is No. 7 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for women. She leads Clemson in stroke average with 72.15 through nine events. The Tigers...

  • Stan Cooke leads Senior PGA Professional


    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Stan Cooke shot a 7-under 65 in windy conditions Tuesday to take the first-round lead in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship. The 53-year-old Cooke, the PGA general manager and director of golf at Ocala (Fla.) National, played the last 10 holes in 7...

  • A quiet post-Masters for Watson, with a surprise


    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson decided to keep his post-Masters victory more low key this year. Instead of going to New York for a media tour, he headed home to Orlando, Fla., and kept plans for a five-day vacation with his wife. Bubba being Bubba, there had to be a wrinkle. Before leaving...

  • Report: Joe Buck, Greg Norman to lead Fox Sports' golf coverage in 2015

    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Joe Buck and Greg Norman will be Fox Sports' top on-air voices when the network debuts its golf coverage next year, according to several sources. The two will be set up in the 18th green tower at the 2015 U.S. Open, when the event will be held at Chambers Bay outside Seattle. Neither has...

  • VIDEO: John Daly tees off from a woman's mouth

    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Last week, John Daly stopped by the Masters golf tournament with his bus full of merchandise. Apparently, he played some golf, too. This shot from Katherine Michelle shows Daly hitting a golf ball off a tee placed in her mouth. Risky maneuver, but Daly's a pro. Don't try this at home!...

  • Musings from the Masters


    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The moment doesn't get much bigger than this — a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win. Too bad this wasn't the Masters. This was a week earlier at the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth were merely...

  • Golf Channel's Stupples back on course as player


    Karen Stupples habitually waved to the cheering gallery two weeks ago in the first round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Only this time, the English player was working as an on-course announcer for Golf Channel and the cheers were for the players walking behind her on the 18th hole. The...

  • Green jacket and golden moment for Bubba Watson

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — For all the crazy stunts Bubba Watson does for fun, the green jacket was off limits. When he won the Masters for the first time in 2012, he went to New York the next day for a media tour. He wore his green jacket walking the streets of Manhattan while going from one...

  • Bubba Watson went to Waffle House to celebrate Masters victory

    staff reports | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    How did Bubba Watson celebrate his win in the Masters? He went to Waffle House. Yep, no fancy dinner for Watson, who wrapped up his second career green jacket on Sunday. Just some late-night/early-morning breakfast. Watson tweeted out this selfie at 12:39 ET, saying it was his "Champ dinner."...

  • Bubba goes green for the 2nd time at Augusta

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson scooped up his son, hugged his wife and took off down the ropes along the 18th green, high-fiving the patrons at Augusta National. This was the kind of Bubba-like celebration he would've relished two years ago, but it wasn't possible that Sunday. Watson and...

  • Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — 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 slipping into that green jacket. Instead of hitting a 40-yard hook out of a forest of Georgia pines — the signature...

  • Column: Can Bubba be more than golf's local hero?

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and — in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts —Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend. Asked which of those last two was the...

  • Jimenez, Langer, Couples show age just a number

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples made the Masters one for the ages — the older ages for sure. The 50-somethings were good early and late at Augusta National, providing the leaderboard with a little nostalgia throughout golf's first major. "I think...



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