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  • Tiger Woods to open Florida restaurant next year

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods is trying out some new courses. The top golfer announced Tuesday he is opening a Florida restaurant called The Woods Jupiter: Sports and Dining Club next year. A statement issued by developer Allied Capital and Development of South Florida says the property is...

  • McGinley had control of European Tour tee times

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Eight years ago as the Ryder Cup qualifying was ending, 10 of the top 20 players in the U.S. standings were either in the same group or in a group with captain Tom Lehman. It looked as if it was rigged, though the PGA Tour promised it was done by computer and merely...

  • A flawed Ryder Cup system for Americans

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Paul Azinger is not ruling out a return as Captain America in the Ryder Cup. But that's not what America needs. And neither does Azinger. His reputation only grows each time the Americans fail. Why would he want to risk that when there is no guarantee of reward?...

  • Humana dropping out as title sponsor

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Humana is dropping out as title sponsor of the PGA Tour's former Bob Hope Classic after the January tournament at PGA West and La Quinta Country Club. The Louisville, Kentucky-based managed health care company became the title sponsor in 2012. The PGA Tour said Monday...

  • Phil Mickelson saves best shot for his captain

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Phil Mickelson delivered his most memorable shot after the Ryder Cup was over. Not with a club, but with his words. Mickelson knew this Ryder Cup was a lost cause before it was over. Even though he won his singles match over Stephen Gallacher, another European...

  • McGinley ends career on a winning note

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Paul McGinley is ready to call it a career in the Ryder Cup, and it ended on a perfect note. McGinley made his debut in 2002 at The Belfry by holing the winning putt for Europe. His final act was captain of another formidable team, and he called all the right shots...

  • Europe celebrates another Ryder Cup victory

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Tom Watson walked over to congratulate Jamie Donaldson for the shot of his life, a shot that ended the Ryder Cup. He walked up the 15th fairway at Gleneagles with his arm around European captain Paul McGinley even before the final match was conceded to secure another...

  • John Cook wins Champions Tour's First Tee Open

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — John Cook won the First Tee Open on Sunday at Pebble Beach for his 10th Champions Tour title, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Tom Byrum. The 56-year-old Cook birdied the par-4 13th and parred the final five holes to finish at 11-under 204...

  • US beats World 28-20 in ISPS Handa Cup

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) — Juli Inkster led the United States to a 28-20 victory over the World team in the ISPS Handa Cup, shooting a 5-under 67 on Sunday at Old Waverly to beat Laura Davies by a stroke. The 54-year-old Inkster, making her Legends Tour debut, won the 1999 U.S. Women's Open at...

  • Garcia willing to forgive Faldo; Reed's retort

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Sergio Garcia says he is "willing to forgive" Nick Faldo for making critical comments about his performance in the 2008 Ryder Cup at Valhalla. But he's clearly not ready to let the matter lie. In the team media conference after Europe's victory over the United...

  • Paul McGinley: the man with the Ryder Cup formula

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — If there is a formula for Ryder Cup success, Paul McGinley is a mastermind who makes it work. All week long, McGinley talked about Europe having a "template" for winning golf's premier team event. As Europe's captain, McGinley delivered to perfection. The home team...

  • Europe wins the Ryder Cup again

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — The tone was set by Rory McIlroy, the best player in the world. The winning shot came from Jamie Donaldson, a Ryder Cup rookie. Europe added another layer to its Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday by leaving no doubt who had the best team, if not the best players. Behind...

  • Mickelson calls out Watson's style as captain

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — U.S. captain Tom Watson suffered a pair of defeats Sunday in the Ryder Cup — first from the Europeans, and then from Phil Mickelson. In a subtle dig at Watson's leadership style, Mickelson said the Americans have strayed from the formula that Paul Azinger brought to...

  • Donaldson hits 'shot of my life' to win Ryder Cup

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — The decisive match. The shot of his life. Jamie Donaldson will never forget his Ryder Cup debut. The chance to clinch Europe's third straight victory in golf's biggest team event fell to a strapping, mild-mannered Welsh rookie who was nothing more than a journeyman...

  • Column: McIlroy pulls away from Woods at Ryder Cup

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — "Rory's going to get you!" hollered the Ryder Cup crowd as Rickie Fowler stepped up to drive off the first tee. And get him, Rory McIlroy did. Like an ogre swatting flies. In five or 10 years, with another 10 major championships under his belt, it will become time...

  • Golf Channel's Big Break on the Grand Strand

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — PGA Tour winner Tommy Gainey recalled his reaction when he heard that Golf Channel's "Big Break" series was taking place along the Grand Strand this year. "My question was, 'What took you so long to get here?'" said Gainey, the golfer known as "Two Gloves" who made a...

  • Europe half-point away from retaining Ryder Cup

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Europe is closing in on another Ryder Cup victory. Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Martin Kaymer won singles matches and Justin Rose earned a half point to give Europe a 13 ½-9 ½ lead over the United States at Gleneagles on Sunday. Holding a 10-6 advantage to...

  • Patrick Reed becomes pantomime villain as US Ryder Cup rookie taunts Europe supporters - Telegraph

    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    It has taken three days but the 2014 Ryder Cup found itself a pantomime villain on Sunday after Patrick Reed exchanged taunts with European fans at Gleneagle, the Telegraph reports. The American rookie was roundly jeered for putting his finger to his lips upon holing a brilliant birdie...

  • John Cook leads Champions Tour's First Tee Open

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — John Cook shot a 4-under 68 at Pebble Beach on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Tom Byrum and Skip Kendall in the Champions Tour's First Tee Open. Cook had eight birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey to reach 8-under 135. He won the 1981 Bing Crosby National...

  • US, World tied in ISPS Handa Cup

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) — England's Laura Davies and Trish Johnson teamed to win two matches in the ISPS Handa Cup, and Juli Inkster and Meg Mallon rebounded to help the United States tie the World team 12-12 on Saturday at Old Waverly. Davies and Johnson shot a 5-under 31 to beat Inkster and...



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