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  • Michelle Wie ready to ride momentum from last win

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — A beaming Michelle Wie explained her oversized visor as a necessary new addition after recently discovering wrinkles at age 24, then good-naturedly defended her unique, hunched-over putting stroke because Jack Nicklaus uses it. Improved sun protection and short game...

  • Golfer Rickie Fowler to be honored at Patriot Cup

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Former Oklahoma State standout is one of several big names set for Memorial Day event in Owasso.

  • Beverly Hanson, forgotten pioneer in women's golf

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    It didn't take Beverly Hanson long to realize that playing golf was more rewarding than writing about it. The pay was better, too. Equipped with a journalism degree from North Dakota, she went to work at The Fargo Forum for 50 cents an hour and was assigned to cover a men's golf tournament....

  • Florida golf coach retiring after 27 seasons

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida men's golf coach Buddy Alexander is retiring after 27 seasons. The 61-year-old Alexander will leave June 30, calling it quits after two national championships (1993, 2001) and eight Southeastern Conference titles. Alexander says "coaching is a...

  • Go ahead and laugh: Charles Barkley's golf swing

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Now that’s some funny stuff. I don’t know much about golf, but I know he’s doing something wrong. Or, the club is too short for him. Slow news day? Nah. I just got done reading a bunch of crime stories and needed a pick-me-up.

  • Woods has a new tournament _ for amateurs

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Tiger Woods is hosting another tournament, this one for recreational golfers on courses that include Merion and Congressional, and a gem north of Boston that a century ago was reputed to be the toughest U.S. Open course. The Tiger Woods Foundation, which has seven learning centers and funds the...

  • Dawson to retire as chief executive of R&A

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    ST ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Peter Dawson is to retire next year as chief executive of The R&A after 16 years with the governing body in charge of the Rules of Golf and organizing the British Open. The R&A says Tuesday that Dawson will step down in September 2015. He will also be also leaving...

  • Pinehurst No. 2 ready for double dip of US opens

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens. In less than two months, it will play host to the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open in consecutive weeks. USGA Executive Director Mike Davis said Monday that he is expecting "a challenging test of golf, but ... a...

  • Kuchar rallies from 4 back to win RBC Heritage

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Matt Kuchar knew his next victory was coming, he just wasn't sure when. He figured it might be at the Texas Open three weeks back when he finished two shots behind winner Steven Bowditch. Kuchar expected it would be the Houston Open a week later when he led...

  • Golf Capsules

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Matt Kuchar overcame a four-stroke deficit to finally finish on top, his stunning chip-in on the 18th hole giving him a 64 and a victory at the RBC Heritage on Sunday. Kuchar was four shots behind Luke Donald at the start but had seven birdies on his first 10...

  • Jimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event. Jimenez held off Bernhard Langer to win the Greater Gwinnett Championship on Sunday, becoming only the third player to lead from start to finish in his debut...

  • Wie finally wins an LPGA event at home

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Michelle Wie began the week reminiscing about the first time she played on the LPGA Tour. She was 12 and still wore braces when she earned a spot in the 2002 Takefugi Classic through a Monday qualifier. She had a swing so powerfully smooth that only weeks earlier Tom...

  • Westwood wins Malaysian Open

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lee Westwood ended a two-year winless drought with a seven-shot victory at the Malaysian Open on Sunday. After a four-hour delay due to the threat of lightning in the middle of the final round, Westwood went on to shoot a 4-under par 68 to complete an 18-under...

  • Youngest winner on Japan women's tour at age 15

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese 15-year-old Minami Katsu became the youngest winner in the history of the Japan LPGA tour by shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday to take out the Vantelin Ladies Open. The amateur had five birdies against a lone bogey at Kumamoto Airport Country Club to finish at 11-under...

  • Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship. The 24-year-old American finished at 14-under 274 after coming into the final round trailing third-round leader Angela Stanford by four...

  • RBC Heritage Tee Times

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Tee times for Sunday's fourth round at the RBC Heritage : 8 a.m. — Mark Anderson (7-over 220), Tommy Gainey (8-over 221). 8:08 a.m. — Brian Davis (6-over 219), Boo Weekley (6-over 219). 8:16 a.m. — Jeff Maggert (5-over 218), Brandt Snedeker (6-over...

  • Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course — and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage. Donald had an eagle and six birdies to shoot 66 on Saturday and take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds at...

  • Jimenez leads Langer by 1 shot in Greater Gwinnett

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Fun-loving Miguel Angel Jimenez might turn the Champions Tour into his personal cigar-and-wine club. Ever-serious Bernhard Langer keeps churning out sub-par rounds. Bad back and all, Fred Couples is thriving in the wind and cold rain. It makes for an enticing last group in...

  • High school notebook: Football championship sites up in the air

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The 11-man state football championships are no longer guaranteed to be played in Stillwater at Oklahoma State’s Boone Pickens Stadium. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced at Wednesday’s board of directors meeting that the five-year agreement with OSU has expired...


    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Editors: The second round of the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island, S.C., has resumed.



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