Golf

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the trophy after winning The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 17, 2019 - 6:25 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy made two late birdies amid the wild theatrics of Sunday at The Players Championship and closed with a 2-under 70 to win the next best thing to a major. It required a major performance down the scary stretch at the TPC Sawgrass. McIlroy could not afford to...
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Tiger Woods flips his club after his shot to the 10th green during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 17, 2019 - 4:22 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods hit 12 of 14 fairways, made a 30-foot putt for birdie and holed out for par from a greenside bunker in the final round at The Players Championship. Even though he finished in the middle of the pack, Woods liked the state of his game in preparation for the...
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Jon Rahm, of Spain, waves to the gallery as he arrives at the 17th hole during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 16, 2019 - 8:14 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jon Rahm can't think of a shot he missed Saturday in his round of 8-under 64 that took him from five shots behind to one shot ahead of Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood in The Players Championship. The one bogey he made stood out for two reasons. It was nearly perfect...
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Tiger Woods reacts to hitting his drive into the water on the 17th hole during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 16, 2019 - 3:43 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods could have avoided the water on his second attempt to the island-green 17th under the new Rules of Golf. Instead, he hit a second shot into the water and made quadruple bogey. It raises anew the semantical question that has been around as long as The...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the ninth hole during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 15, 2019 - 9:00 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The easy way out was to go low under a tree 20 feet in front of Rory McIlroy. He was looking up. Coming off a 10-foot eagle and a 20-foot birdie that tied him for the lead Friday in The Players Championship, McIlroy risked wasting that great finish with a bold shot...
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The gallery watches Tiger Woods tee off on the 17th hole during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 14, 2019 - 7:23 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A big finish for Tommy Fleetwood and a fast start for Keegan Bradley led each to a 7-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the opening round of The Players Championship. Fleetwood kept a clean card in the March wind, kept his patience and finished with three...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2009, file photo, sports writer Dan Jenkins, right, stands next to his daughter, Sally Jenkins, at the PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. Jenkins, the sports writing great and best-selling author known for his humor, has died. He was 89. TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati confirmed Jenkins died Thursday, March 7, 2019, in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
March 12, 2019 - 3:08 pm
With the recent passing of two of the greatest sports writers of our time, co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg take a look at how athletes are covered in the era of instant news and how Dan Jenkins and Hugh McIlvanney gave us the kind of insight that is increasingly hard to find these days. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods prepares to catch a ball tossed by his caddied on the second day of competition of the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City. Woods says a sore neck that kept him out of Bay Hill last week is no longer painful. Woods says his job is to make sure to stay fit and flexible. He used the word "pliable" three times during his news conference at The Players Championship. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
March 12, 2019 - 1:15 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods no longer has a pain in the neck. The trick going forward for Woods is to make sure the soreness that caused him to withdraw from the Arnold Palmer Invitational doesn't keep him from missing more tournaments the rest of his injury-filled career. "I'm 43...
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Francesco Molinari, right, of Italy, leaves the first green after making a putt for birdie during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 10, 2019 - 6:11 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — British Open champion Francesco Molinari rolled in a 45-foot birdie putt on the final hole at Bay Hill that capped off an 8-under 64, taking him from five shots behind to a two-shot victory Sunday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Molinari watched the putt kiss off the...
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Matthew Fitzpatrick, of England, hits out of a bunker onto the 17th green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 09, 2019 - 6:50 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Matt Fitzpatrick managed to avoid bogeys on a Bay Hill course so firm he could barely find any pitch marks on the greens Saturday. It led to a 5-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy going into the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. McIlroy, who has never...
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