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  • Golfer retracts claims about Tiger Woods being suspended

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A journeyman pro golfer made claims about Tiger Woods serving a month-long suspension. Now, he's backtracking. Dan Olsen went on a Michigan radio station and said "a strong witness ... a credible person" told him Woods was serving a suspension by the PGA Tour. In the interview, Olsen alluded...

  • K-State men’s golf takes 4th in spring opener

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    PALM DESERT, Calif. -- The Kansas State men's golf team battled wet conditions on Sunday to finish in fourth place in the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate at par-72, 7,305-yard Classic Club. K-State finished at 9-over par 873, as the Wildcats held off No. 2 Oregon, which finished at 14-over 878....

  • Reading the tea leaves from the West Coast Swing

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Florida swing is the unofficial start of the road to the Masters, now just 44 days away and counting. Greg Norman made it feel that way a few decades ago. The Shark would play the Tournament of Champions in January and then not show up again until Florida,...

  • James Hahn finds no substitute for desire and hard work

    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The next two months suddenly are loaded with perks James Hahn never imagined. His victory Sunday at Riviera gives him a two-year exemption on a PGA Tour that took him a decade to reach. He qualified for two World Golf Championships. He's going to the Masters for the first...

  • James Hahn wins a playoff at Riviera for 1st PGA Tour title

    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Hahn had reason to feel like a nobody at Riviera. He was among seven players who had at least a share of the lead on the back nine at some point during the final round of the Northern Trust Open. All of them were PGA Tour winners. Two have won majors. One is in the Hall...

  • 16-year-old O'Sullivan becomes youngest Symetra Tour winner

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Hannah O'Sullivan became the youngest winner in Symetra Tour history Sunday, shooting a 3-under 69 for a four-stroke victory in the season-opening Gateway Classic. The 16-year-old O'Sullivan is a junior at nearby Hamilton High School in nearby Chandler. "It's going to be fun...

  • James Hahn wins Riviera in a playoff

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Surrounded by stars in the city and on the golf course, James Hahn turned in the performance of his life Sunday at the Northern Trust Open. In trouble behind the 10th green at Riviera in a three-man playoff, he hit a flop shot over the back bunker and made a 10-foot putt to...

  • BC-GLF--Northern Trust Open,PlayoffAdvisory

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    EDITORS: Dustin Johnson, Paul Casey and James Hahn are going to a playoff in the Northern Trust Open. They finished regulation at 6-under 278 at Riviera Country Club.

  • Lydia Ko wins Women's Australian Open by 2 strokes

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — New Zealand's Lydia Ko made her second start as world No. 1 a winning one, shooting a final-round 2-under 71 for a two-stroke victory in the Women's Australian Open over South Korea's Amy Yang. The South Korean-born Ko finished with a 72-hole total of 9-under 283 on...

  • 16-year-old O'Sullivan leads Symetra Tour event

    Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Hannah O'Sullivan moved into position to become the youngest winner in Symetra Tour history, shooting a 7-under 65 on Saturday to open a four-stroke lead in the season-opening Gateway Classic. The 16-year-old O'Sullivan, a junior at nearby Chandler Hamilton, had eight birdies...

  • Goosen keeps the lead at Riviera

    Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retief Goosen had gone so long without being in contention on the weekend that he wondered how his nerves would hold up. They were tested Saturday at Riviera, and the two-time U.S. Open champion earned a passing grade. Even though he made only two pars on the back nine, and...

  • Indian Open Scores

    Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Scores Saturday from the Indian Open, played at the par-71 Delhi Golf Club course: Second Round Shiv Chowrasia, India 65-67-69_201 Siddikur Rahman, Bangladesh 65-68-70_203 Marcus Fraser, Australia 69-70-67_206 Daniel Chopra, Sweden 70-72-65_207 Prayad Marksaeng, Thailand...

  • Goosen takes 1-shot lead into weekend at Riviera

    Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The position is a place Retief Goosen hasn't been in more than four years. The feeling? Probably longer. "I'm excited," Goosen said. Few players are more unflappable than the 46-year-old South African. He wasn't the least bit flustered when he three-putted from 12 feet on...

  • Ko, Jutanugarn level after 3 rounds at Australian Open

    Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — World No. 1 Lydia Ko of New Zealand and Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn both shot 1-under 72 on Saturday to share the lead after the third round of the Women's Australian Open at Royal Melbourne. Ko and Jutanugarn had 54-holes totals of 7-under 212, one better than South...

  • Goosen hangs on to take 1-shot lead at Riviera

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retief Goosen handled the tough conditions at Riviera so well on Friday that it brought back some fond memories. Sure, he's a two-time U.S. Open champion, and the Northern Trust Open drew some comparisons to golf's toughest test with its firm, fast conditions. For now, Goosen...

  • Haley Italia leads Symetra Tour opener

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Haley Italia shot a 7-under 65 on Friday at Longbow to take a two-stroke lead in the Symetra Tour's season-opening Gateway Classic. The former University of Mississippi player birdied three of the last five holes in her bogey-free round. Local high school star Hannah...

  • Oklahoma Christian women's golf team prepare for spring season

    Chaise Lucero | Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    With a talented, experienced roster, many wouldn’t be surprised for the women’s golf team to be in the mix for the Conference Championship this coming April.

  • Nicklaus says Woods needs 'positive thing' to happen

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Nicklaus isn't ruling out Tiger Woods breaking his record of 18 major championships provided he rediscovers his game. Nicklaus said Friday on Golf Channel that Woods will have to do that on his own. "You go through things, and you have to have a positive thing happen to...

  • Shiv Chowrasia takes lead after 2nd round of Indian Open

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Shiv Chowrasia shot a 4-under 67 Friday to take the sole lead at the Indian Open. Chowrasia, a two-time winner on the European Tour, had four biridies for a 10-under 132 total. Defending champion Siddikur Rahman (68) was a stroke behind, while Chapchai Nirat (71) and Joakim...

  • Singh, Goosen among 6 tied for first-round lead at Riviera

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — This much can be said about a six-way tie for the lead after the opening round at the Northern Trust Open. At least it was Thursday and not Sunday. Vijay Singh and Retief Goosen, a decade ago among the top five players in the world, were together again at the top of the...



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