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  • Scott, McIlroy inspire each other to better golf

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SYDNEY (AP) — On the eve of the Australian Open — and their first tournament together since September — Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott were doing their best Wednesday to sound like a mutual admiration society. Shortly after they played off the same tee in a pro-am at The Australian Golf Club,...

  • More seeds for a global tour in golf

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    The PGA Tour has small circuits in Latin America, Canada and China. Commissioner Tim Finchem spoke in 2010 about golf heading toward a "world tour," even though he wasn't sure what it would look like or when it would all come together. It's worth paying attention to the activity of players over...

  • Woods at 5-year mark of Thanksgiving accident

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Any mention of golf during the week of Thanksgiving used to be about the Skins Game. Now it's hard not to think about Tiger Woods. It was five years ago this week when his private life began to unravel. It still seems surreal to recall the breaking news scrolling along the bottom of the...

  • McIlroy grouped with Ogilvy, Appleby in Australia

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — No. 1-ranked Rory McIlroy has been grouped with Geoff Ogilvy and Stuart Appleby for the opening rounds of his Australian Open title defense this week and will be among the early starters at The Australian golf club. Adam Scott has been grouped with American Jordan Spieth and...

  • Ko closes out amazing rookie year with big payday

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The biggest challenge facing Lydia Ko is how she can top a rookie season like this one. The 17-year-old from New Zealand sat next to a pair of crystal trophies Sunday evening. At her feet was a glass box that was stuffed with cash to symbolize the $1 million bonus she picked...

  • Tommy Armour III wins Callaway Invitational

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tommy Armour III made a 4-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole for a one-shot victory over Lee Janzen at the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational. Armour, who won the event for the third time in its 43-year history, had a final-round 67 for a 14-under 274. He...

  • Ko gets record haul by winning LPGA finale

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko was an instant millionaire even before she went into a three-way playoff Sunday in the CME Group Tour Championship. She finished off her rookie season in style. Another victory. Another record. And the richest single-day payoff in the history...

  • Stacy Lewis sweeps 3 biggest LPGA awards

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Stacy Lewis became the first American in 21 years to sweep the three biggest awards on the LPGA Tour, which she considered more valuable than a $1 million bonus. Lewis closed with a 1-under 71 in the CME Group Tour Championship on Sunday, tied for ninth in the LPGA Tour...

  • BC-GLF--LPGA Tour Championship,Advisory

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Editors: The CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, has gone to a sudden-death playoff among Lydia Ko, Julieta Granada and Carlota Ciganda. They finished at 10-under 278.

  • McIlroy eyes a slice of Australian Open history

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy is looking to join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as the only non-Australian players to have won back-to-back Australian Open titles when the world No. 1 tees off on Thursday in Sydney. Having finished the DP World Tour Championship with a share of...

  • Stenson retains World Tour Championship title

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Henrik Stenson birdied the last two holes Sunday to successfully defend his DP World Tour Championship title at the European Tour's season-ending event. Stenson shot a final round 2-under 70 to win by two strokes with an overall 16-under 272 on the Earth...

  • Matsuyama wins Dunlop Phoenix in playoff

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    MIYAZAKI, Japan (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama of Japan beat compatriot Hiroshi Iwata in the first playoff hole to win the Dunlop Phoenix on Sunday. Matsuyama, who plays primarily on the U.S. PGA tour, started the day with a two-stroke lead and shot a 1-under 70 in regulation before saving par on the...

  • Cullen wins Aussie Masters, Scott bid falls short

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian lefthander Nick Cullen shot a 3-under 69 Sunday to win the Australian Masters by one stroke over Adam Scott, ending Scott's attempt for a third consecutive victory in the tournament. Cullen, who had a four-round total of 9-under 279, saved par on the 18th...

  • Janzen, Putnam lead Pebble Beach Invitational

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Lee Janzen scrambled to a par 72, dropping into a share of the lead with Andrew Putnam, who shot a 2-under on a rainy Saturday, after three rounds at the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational. Janzen, a two-time U.S. Open winner, played bogey-free for the first two...

  • Suzy Whaley becomes 1st female officer at PGA

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Suzy Whaley is taking another crack at golf's old boy's network. More than one decade after becoming the first woman to qualify for a PGA event in 58 years, the 48-year-old Whaley became the first female officer in the PGA of America's history. She's on course to become the...

  • Granada clings to 1-shot lead at LPGA finale

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Behind just about every green at Tiburon Golf Club was a leaderboard with more information than Stacy Lewis could digest. Julieta Granada was at the top, and she stayed there all of Saturday with a 2-under 70 to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the CME Group Tour...

  • Woods to work with Dallas-based teacher

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has hired a swing consultant as he prepares to return to competition. Woods announced Saturday on Twitter that Dallas-based Chris Como, a specialist in biomechanics of the golf swing, will be working and consulting with him. Woods did not identify Como as his...

  • Tiger Woods hires a new swing coach

    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    It didn’t take long for Tiger Woods to find his next coach. Happy to have Chris Como consuluting and working with me on my swing," Woods tweeted Saturday . "I'm excited to be back competing." The 36-year-old Como is based in Plano, Texas, and was named by Golf Digest as one its “best young...

  • Stenson, Cabrera-Bello lead by 3 in Dubai

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Defending champion Henrik Stenson and Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello opened up a three-shot lead after the third round of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship on Saturday. Stenson posted four birdies in a 4-under 68 to join Cabrera-Bello who birdied four...

  • Ciganda gets tip from Olazabal and shares lead

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Carlota Ciganda needed help with her putting going into the final event of the LPGA Tour season. Being home in Spain had its advantages. Jose Maria Olazabal, the two-time Masters champion and wizard with the flat stick, was just a phone call away. "He's such an unbelievable...



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