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  • Arkansas, Oklahoma golfers named to Palmer Cup

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Golfers from the University of Central Arkansas and from Oklahoma State University have been named to the 2014 Palmer Cup teams. UCA's Pep Angles — who is from Spain — was named Thursday to the European team while Oklahoma State's Wyndham Clark was named to the U.S....

  • Kuchar builds on Masters momentum

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday. Kuchar, who tied for fifth at Augusta National, shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 to share the first-round lead with Scott Langley and William McGirt....

  • Gene Fieger leads Senior PGA Professional

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Gene Fieger shot a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Thursday to take a four-stroke lead in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship. The 53-year-old Fieger, the PGA director of golf at Hideout Golf Club in Naples, Fla., had a 10-under 206 total at PGA Golf...

  • Miguel Angel Jimenez set for Champions Tour debut

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez's starring role in the best Masters ever for players 50 and over was the perfect lead-in for his Champions Tour debut. Jimenez finished fourth in the Masters and Bernhard Langer tied for eighth Sunday. STATS LLC confirmed it marked the first time two...

  • 3 more file to play in US Senior open in Edmond

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Three top golfers have filed to join the field for the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Championship to be played at Oak Tree National in Edmond. The U.S. Golf Association said Thursday that Fred Couples, Vijay Singh and Bernhard Langer have filed to play in the tournament scheduled...

  • Tee Times for RBC Heritage

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Tee times for Friday's second round of the RBC Heritage: 1st Tee 7:20 a.m. — Camilo Villegas, Tim Herron, Briny Baird. 7:30 a.m. — Greg Chalmers, John Mallinger, Hideki Matsuyama. 7:40 a.m. — Bryce Molder, Robert Garrigus, J.B. Holmes. 7:50 a.m. —...

  • Westwood takes early lead at Malaysian Open

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the lead at storm-affected Malaysian Open. Westwood had a bogey at his first hole but birdied four of his closing five to take a one-shot lead ahead of Nicolas Colsaerts...

  • Ryu takes early lead in LPGA LOTTE tournament

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — South Korea's Se Ri Pak, Hyo Joo Kim and So Yeon Ryu each shot a 4-under 68 on Wednesday for a three-way tie atop the leaderboard after a breezy first round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship. Winless in 2013, Pak played the back nine in 2-under 34 in her afternoon round....

  • Esposito, Cooke top Senior PGA Pro

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Frank Esposito Jr. shot a 3-under 69 on Wednesday for a share of the second-round lead with Stan Cooke in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship. Esposito, the 50-year-old PGA head professional at Brooklake in Florham Park, N.J., made a 25-foot eagle...

  • Captain Tom teeing it up at RBC Heritage

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Tom Watson wants to take a closer look at American prospects for the Ryder Cup, so the U.S. captain is playing in the RBC Heritage this week. Watson won at Harbour Town Golf Links in 1979 and 1982 at the height of his run as one of the game's best. But these...

  • Spieth ready for more after Masters success

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket. The 20-year-old Spieth is in the field at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links that starts Thursday. He gave no thought to withdrawing after the grind of the...

  • Golfer Jason Day out 3 weeks with thumb injury

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Jason Day has a cast on his left hand to immobilize his injured thumb and isn't expected to return to competition until The Players Championship in three weeks. Day's agent, Bud Martin, says the cast was put on Wednesday as a precaution. Day injured his thumb...

  • Players Championship changes to 3-hole playoff

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Players Championship is changing this year to a three-hole aggregate playoff involving the closing stretch at the TPC Sawgrass. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced the new format Wednesday. The Players Championship previously was a sudden-death...

  • Clemson freshman Ramsey to turn pro

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson freshman golfer Ashlan Ramsey is turning pro after the school year. Coach J.T. Horton announced Ramsey's plans Tuesday. Ramsey is No. 7 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for women. She leads Clemson in stroke average with 72.15 through nine events. The Tigers...

  • Stan Cooke leads Senior PGA Professional

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Stan Cooke shot a 7-under 65 in windy conditions Tuesday to take the first-round lead in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship. The 53-year-old Cooke, the PGA general manager and director of golf at Ocala (Fla.) National, played the last 10 holes in 7...

  • A quiet post-Masters for Watson, with a surprise

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson decided to keep his post-Masters victory more low key this year. Instead of going to New York for a media tour, he headed home to Orlando, Fla., and kept plans for a five-day vacation with his wife. Bubba being Bubba, there had to be a wrinkle. Before leaving...

  • Report: Joe Buck, Greg Norman to lead Fox Sports' golf coverage in 2015

    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Joe Buck and Greg Norman will be Fox Sports' top on-air voices when the network debuts its golf coverage next year, according to several sources. The two will be set up in the 18th green tower at the 2015 U.S. Open, when the event will be held at Chambers Bay outside Seattle. Neither has...

  • VIDEO: John Daly tees off from a woman's mouth

    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Last week, John Daly stopped by the Masters golf tournament with his bus full of merchandise. Apparently, he played some golf, too. This shot from Katherine Michelle shows Daly hitting a golf ball off a tee placed in her mouth. Risky maneuver, but Daly's a pro. Don't try this at home!...

  • Musings from the Masters

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The moment doesn't get much bigger than this — a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win. Too bad this wasn't the Masters. This was a week earlier at the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth were merely...

  • Golf Channel's Stupples back on course as player

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Karen Stupples habitually waved to the cheering gallery two weeks ago in the first round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Only this time, the English player was working as an on-course announcer for Golf Channel and the cheers were for the players walking behind her on the 18th hole. The...



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