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Mahan wants to stay in hunt for stretch drive

Mahan wants to stay in hunt for stretch drive

PARAMUS, N.J. | The swing was efficient as ever, and the ball soared toward the far end of the range with a tight draw as Hunter Mahan held his pose.

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Mickelson gets boost going into FedEx Cup

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Phil Mickelson left the PGA Championship as a runner-up in a major for the ninth time in his career, though this one at least kept alive one streak involving the Ryder Cup and another involving the FedEx Cup.

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McIlroy wins PGA in thrilling show on soggy turf

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship.

August 10, 2014 8:30 pm Related

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McIlroy shoots 67 to maintain 1-shot lead at PGA Championship

McIlroy shoots 67 to maintain 1-shot lead at PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Rory McIlroy played the kind of golf Saturday that typically would put him in control at a major championship. Staked to a one-shot lead in the PGA Championship, he made three birdies over his last four holes for a 4-under 67.

August 09, 2014 6:53 pm Photos

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Fowler playing week before majors and liking it

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Rickie Fowler first began working with Butch Harmon last year at the British Open, not knowing whether it would take two months or two years to see some results. The turnaround was quicker than he imagined.

August 06, 2014 6:40 pm
Woods ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship

Woods ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Barely able to tie his shoes three days ago, Tiger Woods is ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship.

August 06, 2014 5:26 pm Photos

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Sergio Garcia back in mix for majors again

Sergio Garcia back in mix for majors again

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | The only thing worse than being mentioned as the best player without a major is not being mentioned at all.

August 06, 2014 11:28 am

Kaymer: shoulder slightly injured at British Open

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Martin Kaymer looked unbeatable earlier this year when he went wire-to-wire (with ties) to win The Players Championship, and then wire-to-wire (no ties) for an eight-shot victory in the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2.

August 05, 2014 6:39 pm
Rory McIlroy wary of all the hype entering PGA

Rory McIlroy wary of all the hype entering PGA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Golf stories about Rory McIlroy are a lot more flattering than those a year ago. And if he reads too much into them, they can be a lot more dangerous.

August 05, 2014 3:45 pm

McIlroy wins and goes back to No. 1

AKRON, Ohio | From links of Britain to the parkland of America, Rory McIlroy is on top of the world again.

August 03, 2014 7:30 pm
Garcia clings to 3-shot lead over McIlroy

Garcia clings to 3-shot lead over McIlroy

AKRON, Ohio | Sergio Garcia was in the trees left of the 18th fairway, looking through a gap in the branches to find a way out. Ahead of him was Rory McIlroy, giving his 35-foot birdie putt a little body English before it fell for birdie.

August 02, 2014 5:37 pm
Another decent start for Woods at Firestone

Another decent start for Woods at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio | Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational.

July 31, 2014 6:16 pm
Ben Crane celebrates a PGA Tour win with a party

Ben Crane celebrates a PGA Tour win with a party

AKRON, Ohio | Ben Crane won the St. Jude Classic in June, his first victory in three years and the fifth of his PGA Tour career.

July 29, 2014 6:55 pm
Woods faces 2 big weeks that shape rest of season

Woods faces 2 big weeks that shape rest of season

AKRON, Ohio | The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.

July 29, 2014 5:45 pm
GOLF NOTES: It's crunch time for the Ryder Cup

GOLF NOTES: It's crunch time for the Ryder Cup

HOYLAKE, England | The end of the British Open means the Ryder Cup is getting closer, and there are a couple of regulars still not in the team.

July 22, 2014 5:15 pm

McIlroy will emerge even stronger than ever

HOYLAKE, England | The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.

July 21, 2014 8:15 pm

The 2 secret words for McIlroy: Process and spot

HOYLAKE, England | Rory McIlroy looked out at a room packed with reporters and knew he was going to disappoint them.

July 20, 2014 7:00 pm

Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

HOYLAKE, England | Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.

July 20, 2014 7:00 pm
Tiger Woods keeps going in wrong direction at British Open

Tiger Woods keeps going in wrong direction at British Open

HOYLAKE, England | Tiger Woods was the last to tee off Saturday in the British Open. He had the biggest gallery. It might have seemed like old times for Woods in the major championships except for one tiny detail.

July 19, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Rory McIlroy builds commanding 6-shot lead at British Open

Rory McIlroy builds commanding 6-shot lead at British Open

HOYLAKE, England | Rory McIlroy looks as if he has just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

July 19, 2014 5:15 pm
Great stretch gives Tiger Woods good start

Great stretch gives Tiger Woods good start

HOYLAKE, England | The warm ovation Tiger Woods heard walking up the 18th fairway at Royal Liverpool sounded familiar, even if the circumstances were not.

July 17, 2014 4:22 pm

Mickelson starts Open with a sluggish round

HOYLAKE, England | Tiger Woods was playing his second shot into the par-5 18th when he made a sudden stop in the middle of his swing Thursday at the British Open.

July 17, 2014 4:19 pm
British Open a new golf course, a new Woods

British Open a new golf course, a new Woods

HOYLAKE, England | Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 12:46 pm

Mo Martin, with eagle on 18, wins Women's British

SOUTHPORT, England | Mo Martin knew she hit her 3-wood exactly how she wanted on the 18th hole at Royal Birkdale.

July 13, 2014 4:45 pm
Inbee Park has 1-shot lead at Royal Birkdale

Inbee Park has 1-shot lead at Royal Birkdale

SOUTHPORT, England | One year later, Inbee Park is still chasing history at the Women's British Open.

July 12, 2014 5:45 pm
Michelle Wie, Stacy Lewis: friends linked by golf

Michelle Wie, Stacy Lewis: friends linked by golf

SOUTHPORT, England | The friendly matches in South Florida can involve as many as eight players, with teams decided by drawing names from a hat.

July 08, 2014 7:07 pm
A short return for Tiger Woods at Congressional

A short return for Tiger Woods at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. | Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.

June 27, 2014 7:34 pm
Woods raises the energy level on PGA Tour

Woods raises the energy level on PGA Tour

BETHESDA, Md. | Nobody has fielded more questions about Tiger Woods over his career than Ernie Els, at times to the point that it exasperates him.

June 25, 2014 3:55 pm
Woods says he's ahead of schedule and without pain

Woods says he's ahead of schedule and without pain

BETHESDA, Md. | About two dozen photographers lined up in a row on the range Tuesday at Congressional, a reminder that golf is different when Tiger Woods is around.

June 24, 2014 2:45 pm
Michelle Wie holds on to win US Women's Open

Michelle Wie holds on to win US Women's Open

PINEHURST, N.C. | Michelle Wie finally delivered a performance worthy of the hype that has been heaped on her since she was a teenager.

June 22, 2014 6:00 pm

Kaymer closes out wire-to-wire US Open win

PINEHURST, N.C. | Martin Kaymer returned to the elite in golf with a U.S. Open victory that ranks among the best.

June 15, 2014 7:30 pm
Kaymer protects lead on tough day at Pinehurst

Kaymer protects lead on tough day at Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. | Not even Martin Kaymer was immune from a Pinehurst No. 2 course that restored the reputation of a U.S. Open.

June 14, 2014 7:48 pm
Martin Kaymer sets U.S. Open record at Pinehurst

Martin Kaymer sets U.S. Open record at Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. | Martin Kaymer is playing a brand of golf rarely seen in the U.S. Open. It might even be enough for soccer-mad Germany to pay attention.

June 13, 2014 6:29 pm Photos

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Mickelson trying to keep his focus on Pinehurst

Mickelson trying to keep his focus on Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. | Phil Mickelson spent five hours in the stifling heat Tuesday at Pinehurst No. 2 with a lot on his mind.

June 10, 2014 7:08 pm
Mickelson trying to keep his focus on Pinehurst (copy)

Mickelson trying to keep his focus on Pinehurst (copy)

PINEHURST, N.C. | Phil Mickelson spent five hours in the stifling heat Tuesday at Pinehurst No. 2 with a lot on his mind.

June 10, 2014 7:08 pm

Mickelson says he's cooperating in trading probe

DUBLIN, Ohio | Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson said he is cooperating in an insider trading investigation involving him, activist investor Carl Icahn and Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters. The five-time major champion maintains he has done nothing wrong.

May 31, 2014 1:37 pm
Kaymer ties course record with a 63 at Sawgrass

Kaymer ties course record with a 63 at Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. | Martin Kaymer stopped thinking, started swinging and played his way into the record book Thursday in The Players Championship.

May 08, 2014 6:48 pm
Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. | Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.

April 13, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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The anticipation and mystery of the Masters

The anticipation and mystery of the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.

April 09, 2014 6:15 pm

Snedeker zooms out in front at BMW; Tiger 3 back

LAKE FOREST, Ill. | Brandt Snedeker was making so many birdies that even an 18-foot putt looked like a mere tap-in.

September 12, 2013 6:31 pm
Furyk has lead heading to final round of PGA

Furyk has lead heading to final round of PGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. | Oak Hill finally had enough elements for a strong test Saturday in the PGA Championship, and Jim Furyk was up for the fight.

August 10, 2013 7:10 pm
McIlroy celebrates making the cut

McIlroy celebrates making the cut

PITTSFORD, N.Y. | Rory McIlroy already was 5 over for his round and appeared headed to another short week in a major. He finished with four birdies on the last eight holes, including a 40-foot putt from off the green, and achieved a first in his PGA Tour career.

August 09, 2013 9:00 pm
Dufner turns soft day into historic one at PGA

Dufner turns soft day into historic one at PGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. | Jason Dufner lost his chance to make history in the PGA Championship.

August 09, 2013 8:28 pm
Jim Furyk, Adam Scott atop leaderboard at stormy PGA Championship

Jim Furyk, Adam Scott atop leaderboard at stormy PGA Championship

PITTSFORD, N.Y. | With every major, Adam Scott is making a convincing case that he isn't satisfied with just a green jacket.

August 08, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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Lee Westwood gets another shot at winning a major

Lee Westwood gets another shot at winning a major

GULLANE, Scotland | Lee Westwood has contended enough in the majors that he can identify important moments, even if he could barely see his ball.

July 20, 2013 5:45 pm
Martin Laird bounces from bad to worse at British Open

Martin Laird bounces from bad to worse at British Open

GULLANE, Scotland | Martin Laird was at home in Scotland, closing in on the lead at the British Open when it all went wrong.

July 20, 2013 5:30 pm
Jimenez finds the fun in a tough day at Muirfield

Jimenez finds the fun in a tough day at Muirfield

GULLANE, Scotland | Miguel Angel Jimenez looked like the only guy who was having fun.

July 19, 2013 5:30 pm
Prepping for British Open unlike any other major

Prepping for British Open unlike any other major

GULLANE, Scotland | The practice round schedule posted each day at Muirfield is not the only way to determine how players are getting ready for the British Open.

July 17, 2013 7:15 pm

British Open player capsules

A capsule look at 20 contenders for the British Open golf championship, to be played July 18-21 at Muirfield (listed in predicted order of finish):

July 13, 2013 6:15 pm

Muirfield provides a fair test for all at British Open

One of the best players who never won a major would love a crack at one now.

July 13, 2013 6:00 pm
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