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  • The different levels of long on the PGA Tour

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Clark was wrong about one thing. He's not the shortest hitter on the PGA Tour. Justin Leonard earned that distinction last season on the PGA Tour by finishing at No. 177 in measured drives at an average of 270.3 yards. Clark was three spots better at 272.2 yards....

  • Woods tries to put interest in golf back on golf

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods had a full set of teeth and was chomping at the bit to get his season started. In Phoenix, of all places, where he hasn't been in 14 years. That might be the best indication yet that the biggest news on the PGA Tour actually might occur on a golf course....

  • Golfer Allenby stands by story, says truth will come out

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A defiant and at times angry Robert Allenby stood by his story Tuesday that he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu, basing the account on what he remembered and what he was told by a homeless woman who came to his aid. "There has definitely been a lot of confusion,"...

  • RBC Heritage golf course to undergo renovations

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Harbour Town Golf Links will get spruced up after next April's PGA Tour event, the RBC Heritage. The Sea Pines Resort said Tuesday the course would close for the summer season, starting in May, so tee-boxes, fairways, rough and greens can be renovated. The...

  • Tiger Woods explains tooth incident

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Tiger Woods laughed often and smiled easily during a nine-hole practice round early Tuesday morning. And then he explained how he made worldwide headlines a week ago for a missing tooth. Woods spoke to reporters at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Tuesday, the site of his first PGA Tour...

  • Tale of Tiger's tooth: 'Dude ... caught me square on mouth'

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday — and with a full set of teeth. Woods gave a play-by-play account of how his front tooth was knocked out in Italy on Jan. 19 while celebrating girlfriend Lindsey Vonn's record 63rd World Cup victory. He said one tooth was chipped and...

  • Michelle Wie set for LPGA Tour opener in Florida

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Well-rested and healthy, Michelle Wie is ready to get back to work. "I'm very excited for this year," said Wie, set to begin play Wednesday in the LPGA Tour's season-opening Coates Golf Championship. "No major swing changes. Just working on building upon last year. I want to...

  • 2016 Brit Open's Royal Troon to review male-only membership

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    TROON, Scotland (AP) — Royal Troon Golf Club, the host of the 2016 British Open, says it will review its male-only membership policy. A statement on Tuesday says Troon will "shortly undertake a comprehensive review" which will allow it "to consider the most appropriate membership policy for the...

  • Bill Haas escapes trouble to win Humana Challenge

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Bill Haas had a bad feeling. "It felt like a train wreck all coming together," Haas said. Leading by a stroke on the final hole Sunday in the Humana Challenge, Haas flew the right bunker with his drive and the ball trickled left and stopped on the ledge of the front...

  • Miguel Angel Jimenez wins Champions Tour opener

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez rallied to win the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship, birdieing six of the final nine holes Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Mark O'Meara. The Spaniard closed with a 6-under 66 for his second victory in three...

  • Jimenez, Mediate share lead in Champions Tour opener

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez shot an 8-under 64 in windy conditions Saturday for a share of the lead with Rocco Mediate in the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship. Jimenez had nine birdies and a closing bogey to match Mediate at 11-under 133 at...

  • Matt Kuchar stumbles in, gives away Humana Challenge lead

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Matt Kuchar's ball crashed into the rocks at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains and shot sideways into the All-American Canal. More rocks and water gobbled up another ball — and with it, his third-round lead on Saturday in the Humana Challenge. "It's too bad, but...

  • Grace wins Qatar Masters by 1 stroke

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Branden Grace made a decisive eagle on the 16th to win the Qatar Masters on Saturday by one stroke and clinch his sixth European Tour title. The South African shot a final round 6-under 66 for an overall 19-under 269 to hold off runner-up Marc Warren (67) of Scotland. Bernd...

  • Ryan Palmer misses chance for 59 in Humana Challenge

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Palmer shot the lowest round in his PGA Tour career. He matched the tour record for the longest eagle-birdie streak. He moved into contention in the Humana Challenge. The 38-year-old Texan did his best to look at the many positives. It wasn't easy after letting a...

  • Johnson to return at Torrey Pines

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Dustin Johnson is returning to the PGA Tour from a six-month break in which he said Friday "it was time to grow up," though he refused to discuss a published report that a positive test for cocaine is what led to his leave of absence. "I'm not worried about what people think or what they say,"...

  • Oosterhuis to retire after 20 years as golf broadcaster

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Oosterhuis of England is retiring after 20 years as a golf analyst for CBS Sports and Golf Channel. Oosterhuis won 20 times on the European Tour and played the PGA Tour for 11 years. He played on six Ryder Cup teams and a 14-11-3 mark, a remarkable record considering that...

  • Grace shares 4-way lead after Qatar Masters 3rd round

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Branden Grace and Bernd Wiesberger birdied their last holes to keep a share of the lead after round three at the Qatar Masters on Friday. Scotland's Marc Warren and Argentina's Emiliano Grillo would have stood alone atop the leaderboard with 13-under-203 totals if Grace and...

  • Blake Adams shoots 64 in return from hip replacement surgery

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Blake Adams figured he was already way ahead of the game when he teed off in first round of the Humana Challenge. A high spot on the leaderboard was a bonus. Returning from hip replacement surgery, the 39-year-old Adams shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to finish a stroke...

  • Phil Mickelson struggles in return, Blake Adams stars

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round. Mickelson shot a 1-under 71 on Thursday in the Humana Challenge in his first event since the Ryder Cup, leaving him...

  • South African duo among 3 leaders at Qatar Masters

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger birdied his last hole to join South Africans Branden Grace and George Coetzee on top of the Qatar Masters leaderboard after the second round on Thursday. Wiesberger's 6-under-par 66 included four consecutive birdies from his fourth hole, the par-3 No. 13. The...



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