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  • Scotland's Warren leads Dubai by 1 in clubhouse after 2nd

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Marc Warren of Scotland did his chances of making a first-ever appearance at the Masters no harm by taking the clubhouse lead in the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday. Warren, who finished second in Doha last week and improved his world...

  • A sluggish start for Tiger Woods in Phoenix

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Four holes into his first tournament of the year, Tiger Woods already was 4-over par and 10 shots out of the lead in the Phoenix Open. When he reached his tee shot on the par-4 fifth hole, he saw the golf ball partially sunken in a divot. Woods put his hands on his...

  • Woods stumbles with chipping in return to golf

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl. They didn't see much of a game — at least not from Woods. In his first appearance at the TPC Scottsdale in 14 years —...

  • Phil Mickelson rallies to shoot 69 in Phoenix Open

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson played the final 11 holes in 5 under to salvage a 2-under 69 on Thursday in the first round of the Phoenix Open. The three-time champion bogeyed his first hole — the par-4 10th — after driving left into a hospitality tent. He had a double bogey on the...

  • Column: Only thing Tiger proves is he can still draw a crowd

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — By the time Tiger Woods made the turn in the opening round of a year that means so much for so many reasons, he had already stubbed one chip and bladed another. Things had gotten so bad that he twice took to using the putter from well off the green, lest he mess up his...

  • Robert Allenby gets only a few boos and comments in return

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Robert Allenby feared the worst Thursday at the Phoenix Open in his first round since his mysterious misadventure in Hawaii. Two days after saying he was preparing mentally for one of the toughest weeks of his life, Allenby drew only a few boos and comments on the rowdy...

  • Jang goes from qualifier to leader at LPGA season opener

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Ha Na Jang went from qualifier to leader in just a few days at the LPGA season opener. And it surprised no one. The 22-year-old South Korean, ranked 21st in the world, shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the Coates Golf Championship on Thursday and opened up a four-shot...

  • Wiesberger takes 1-shot lead at Dubai Desert Classic

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger made seven birdies on his last 10 holes Thursday to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic. The 29-year-old Austrian took full advantage of the good playing conditions at the Emirates Golf Club to shoot a...

  • Spieth ready for big show _ Phoenix and Tiger


    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods faced dozens of reporters and cameras, a big gathering in a crowded section outside the clubhouse at the TPC Scottsdale. Just then, Jordan Spieth walked on a path above the staging area and smiled when he saw the scene. With mock curiosity, he mouthed the...

  • Mickelson plays mind games with Bradley at Phoenix Open

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson majored in psychology at Arizona State. He joked that he still uses those lessons on Keegan Bradley. "I find it very easy to get in his head," Mickelson said. Bradley tried to bait his mentor Wednesday in the Phoenix Open pro-am. "When I outdrove him...

  • Korda, Lewis, Munoz tied for lead at LPGA season opener

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Jessica Korda pulled a hand warmer out of each jacket pocket, showing just how cold she was during the opening round of the LPGA opener. Her scoreboard told a much different story. The 21-year-old American shot a 6-under 66 in the opening round of the Coates Golf...

  • Players set to face renovated TPC Scottsdale

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tom Weiskopf borrowed a design element from Oakmont when he replaced the left fairway bunker on TPC Scottsdale's par-4 18th hole. Out of respect for the historic Pennsylvania club's Church Pews bunker, the course architect refers to the four long, thin strips of raised,...

  • Former British Open winner Kel Nagle dies at 94

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) — Kel Nagle, a former British Open winner, U.S. Open runner-up and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, has died. He was 94. The PGA of Australia said in a statement Thursday that Nagle, who won the British Open at St. Andrews in 1960, its centenary year, died overnight at a...

  • Oak Tree National returns to Golf Digest's Top 100 courses list

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    The highly successful U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National this past summer has helped put the Edmond course back on the map. Oak Tree National has returned to Golf Digest’s ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Courses after a 15-year absence. The course, originally designed by legendary course...

  • Woods returns to Phoenix with plenty of memories

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods returned to the Phoenix Open and received cheers, boos and gasps. All on one hole. There is rarely a dull moment with golf's biggest star, especially at the PGA Tour's rowdiest venue. Even though Woods has played at TPC Scottsdale only three times, what...

  • Man dies from heart attack before pro-am in Dubai

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A founding member of the golf club hosting this week's Dubai Desert Classic has died after suffering cardiac arrest while warming up on the driving range before the pro-am for the European Tour event. The European Tour says in a statement the course at the...

  • McIlroy tired of finishing runner-up

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The familiar environs of the Emirates Golf Club is where Rory McIlroy hopes this week to end a streak of three straight second-place finishes on the European Tour. The Desert Dubai Classic is the tournament McIlroy has played the most often, including twice as...

  • The different levels of long on the PGA Tour

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    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: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    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: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    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,"...



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