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FILE - In this April 6, 2006, file photo, Nick Faldo watches his putt on the second green during first round play of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. If the Masters doesn't really begin until the back nine Sunday, the final place to build, or lose, momentum is the 460-yard ninth hole known as "Carolina Cherry." It's a hole that made Faldo realize it was time for him to stop playing. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
April 02, 2017 - 4:27 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The 40 girls and 40 boys moved in orderly fashion from the driving range to the chipping area to the putting green in their age groups. At Augusta National, it was precision unlike any other. The latest tradition at the Masters is the Drive, Chip and Putt national finals, with...
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March 31, 2017 - 8:59 pm
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Sung Kang shot a 9-under 63 to take a six-shot lead in a record-breaking second round at the Houston Open on Friday. After shooting a 65 on Thursday, Kang was at 16-under 128 through two rounds, setting the 36-hole tournament record of 129 by a stroke, set previously by Blaine...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts on the 11th hole during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Woods won’t play in the Masters for the third time in the last four years, announcing Friday night, March 31, 2017, on his website that rehabilitation on his back didn’t allow him enough time to get ready. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
March 31, 2017 - 8:46 pm
Tiger Woods won't play in the Masters for the third time in the last four years, announcing Friday night on his website that rehabilitation on his back didn't allow him enough time to prepare. "I did about everything I could to play, but my back rehabilitation didn't allow me the time to get...
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March 30, 2017 - 8:44 pm
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Rickie Fowler shot an 8-under 64 for a one-shot lead over Sung Kang after the first round of the Houston Open on Thursday. Fowler had his best round in six appearances at the tournament, topping a previous low score of 68. Fowler overcame damp conditions and a chilly, breezy...
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Dustin Johnson hits from the rough on the fifth hole during the round of 16 play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 25, 2017 - 5:55 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm advanced to the semifinals of the Dell Technologies Match Play, staying on track for a potential showdown between the No. 1 player and Spain's rising star. Johnson lost a 3-up lead at the turn and for the first time in 71 holes of this event, he was...
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Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during round-robin play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 23, 2017 - 7:32 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Rory McIlroy has never had a stranger week at the Match Play. He lost to four straight birdies by Soren Kjeldsen on Wednesday. He didn't play on Thursday when Gary Woodland withdrew for a personal...
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Anna Nordqvist, of Sweden, holds the trophy after winning The Bank of Hope Founders Cup LPGA golf tournament Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
March 20, 2017 - 1:16 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Anna Nordqvist caught up with some college friends — and left everyone else behind Sunday on another hot afternoon at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup. The 29-year-old former Arizona State player shot a 4-under 68 to hold off fellow major champions Ariya Jutanugarn, Stacy Lewis and In...
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Anna Nordqvist, of Sweden, tees off on the eighth tee during the final round of a LPGA golf tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
March 19, 2017 - 9:37 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Anna Nordqvist caught up with some college friends — and left everyone else behind Sunday on another hot afternoon at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup. The 29-year-old former Arizona State player shot a 4-under 68 to hold off fellow major champions Ariya Jutanugarn, Stacy Lewis and In...
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Marc Leishman, left, of Australia, chats with Sam Saunders, grandson of Arnold Palmer, during the trophy presentation after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, March 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 19, 2017 - 7:56 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Marc Leishman kept shifting his eyes toward the glare coming from the silver Arnold Palmer Invitational trophy at his side. Beyond the shiny prize, between two images of Palmer, was a black banner with six words that defined how Palmer approached the game. "You must play boldly...
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Marc Leishman, of Australia, watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, March 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 19, 2017 - 5:52 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Marc Leishman of Australia holed a 50-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole to take the lead, and he stayed there with two tough pars to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational and earn a trip to the Masters. Leishman pitch from 45 yards short of the 18th green rolled out to 3 feet, and...
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