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Hoylake to have Open's 1st horseshoe grandstand

Hoylake to have Open's 1st horseshoe grandstand

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — There will be a horseshoe grandstand around the 18th green for the first time at a British Open as part of a number of course changes for this year's tournament at Hoylake.

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Michelle Wie ready to ride momentum from last win

Michelle Wie ready to ride momentum from last win

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 Nicklau…

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Florida golf coach retiring after 27 seasons

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida men's golf coach Buddy Alexander is retiring after 27 seasons.

22 hours ago

Dawson to retire as chief executive of R&A

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.

April 22, 2014 6:30 am

Pinehurst No. 2 ready for double dip of US opens

Pinehurst No. 2 ready for double dip of US opens

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens.

April 21, 2014 12:43 pm Photos

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Kuchar rallies from 4 back to win RBC Heritage

Kuchar rallies from 4 back to win RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Matt Kuchar knew his next victory was coming, he just wasn't sure when.

April 21, 2014 2:08 am Photos

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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.

April 20, 2014 8:47 pm

Jimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett

Jimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Miguel Angel 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 Champions Tour debut.

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Kuchar rallies, chips in for RBC Heritage win

Kuchar rallies, chips in for RBC Heritage win

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Matt Kuchar overcame a four-stroke deficit to finally finish on top, when his stunning chip-in on the 18th hole gave him a 64 and a victory at the RBC Heritage on Sunday.

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Wie finally wins an LPGA event at home

Wie finally wins an LPGA event at home

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Michelle Wie began the week reminiscing about the first time she played on the LPGA Tour.

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Westwood wins Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lee Westwood ended a two-year winless drought with a seven-shot victory at the Malaysian Open on Sunday.

April 20, 2014 6:26 am

Youngest winner on Japan women's tour at age 15

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.

April 20, 2014 1:59 am

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KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship.

April 19, 2014 11:26 pm

Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship

Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship

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.

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Jimenez leads Langer by 1 shot in Greater Gwinnett

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez, extending his impressive Champions Tour debut, shot 2-under 70 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Bernhard Langer into the final round of the Greater Gwinnett Championship.

April 19, 2014 6:03 pm

Furyk, Martin join Choi atop leaderboard

Furyk, Martin join Choi atop leaderboard

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Jim Furyk finished off a second-round 66 Saturday to join K.J. Choi and Ben Martin tied for the lead halfway through the rain-delayed RBC Heritage.

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Westwood lead at Malaysian Open down to 1 stroke

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lee Westwood saw his four-shot lead trimmed to just one on Saturday after a bogey at the final hole on day three of the Malaysian Open.

April 19, 2014 3:08 am

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.

April 18, 2014 10:11 pm

Stanford takes 4-stroke lead at LPGA LOTTE tourney

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Angela Stanford shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to open a four-stroke lead after three rounds of the LPGA LOTTE Championship in breezy Hawaii.

April 18, 2014 9:52 pm

Gene Fieger wins Senior PGA Professional

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Gene Fieger won the Senior PGA Professional National Championship on Friday, closing with a 3-under 69 for a six-stroke victory.

April 18, 2014 5:50 pm

Jimenez shoots 65 to lead Greater Gwinnett field

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez made a dramatic Champions Tour debut, setting a tournament record with a first-round 65 on Friday in the soggy Greater Gwinnett Championship.

April 18, 2014 5:46 pm

Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage

Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The second round of the RBC Heritage was cut short because of rain Friday, with K.J. Choi shooting a 4-under 67 for a one-stroke lead over Robert Allenby.

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Haas withdraws with wrist injury

Haas withdraws with wrist injury

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Former FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas withdrew Friday from the RBC Heritage with a wrist injury.

April 18, 2014 1:13 pm

Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets

Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pablo Larrazabal couldn't believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets "three times the size of bees" began an assault.

April 18, 2014 12:46 pm Photos

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Larrazabal jumps in water trap to avoid hornets

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Spain's Pablo Larrazabal has been forced to dive into a water hazard to avoid attacking hornets during his second round in the Malaysian Open on Friday.

April 18, 2014 2:00 am

Stanford takes lead at LPGA LOTTE tournament

HONOLULU (AP) — Angela Stanford shot an 8-under 64 on a wind-swept course to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship on Thursday.

April 17, 2014 10:42 pm

Kuchar builds on Masters momentum

Kuchar builds on Masters momentum

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. | There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday.

April 17, 2014 6:19 pm

Kuchar builds on Masters momentum

Kuchar builds on Masters momentum

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Matt Kuchar continued his stellar play from the Masters by putting together a strong start at the RBC Heritage, shooting a 5-under 66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead with Scott Langley and William McGirt.

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Gene Fieger leads Senior PGA Professional

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.

April 17, 2014 5:45 pm

Miguel Angel Jimenez set for Champions Tour debut

Miguel Angel Jimenez set for Champions Tour debut

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples are looking to build off the best Masters ever for players 50 and over.

April 17, 2014 2:46 pm

Westwood takes early lead at Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood opened with a 65 Thursday to take an early lead at the Malaysian Open.

April 17, 2014 2:53 am

Ryu takes early lead in LPGA LOTTE tournament

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — So Yeon Ryu shot a 4-under 68 on Wednesday to take the lead halfway through a windy first round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship.

April 16, 2014 6:22 pm

Esposito, Cooke leads Senior PGA Pro

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.

April 16, 2014 6:11 pm

Captain Tom teeing it up at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson is out at the RBC Heritage this week as he prepares for the matches in Scotland this September.

April 16, 2014 3:40 pm

Spieth ready for more after Masters success

Spieth ready for more after Masters success

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Jordan Spieth says he gave no thought to withdrawing from the RBC Heritage after the grind of the Masters. Instead, he feels energized by his runner-up finish to Bubba Watson.

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Golfer Jason Day out 3 weeks with thumb injury

Golfer Jason Day out 3 weeks with thumb injury

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.

April 16, 2014 9:50 am

Players Championship changes to 3-hole playoff

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.

April 16, 2014 7:51 am

Stan Cooke leads Senior PGA Professional

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.

April 15, 2014 6:51 pm

World's top amateur Ramsey to turn pro

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson freshman golfer Ashlan Ramsey is turning pro after the school year.

April 15, 2014 6:50 pm

A quiet post-Masters for Watson, with a surprise

A quiet post-Masters for Watson, with a surprise

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.

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Musings from the Masters

Musings from the Masters

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.

April 15, 2014 2:35 pm Photos

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Golf Channel's Stupples back on course as player

Karen Stupples habitually waved to the cheering gallery two weeks ago in the first round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

April 15, 2014 1:32 pm

Green jacket and golden moment for Bubba Watson

Green jacket and golden moment for Bubba Watson

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — For all the crazy stunts Bubba Watson does for fun, the green jacket was off limits.

April 14, 2014 11:54 am Photos

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Bubba goes green for the 2nd time at Augusta

Bubba goes green for the 2nd time at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson scooped up his son, hugged his wife and took off down the ropes along the 18th green, high-fiving the patrons at Augusta National.

April 14, 2014 2:17 am Photos

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Experience counts on Sunday in the Masters

Experience counts on Sunday in the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | There's a reason no rookie has won the Masters in the 35 years since Fuzzy Zoeller pulled it off.

April 13, 2014 11:30 pm

Column: Can Bubba be more than golf's local hero?

Column: Can Bubba be more than golf's local hero?

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and — in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts —Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.

April 13, 2014 9:10 pm Photos

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Jimenez, Langer, Couples show age just a number

Jimenez, Langer, Couples show age just a number

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples made the Masters one for the ages — the older ages for sure.

April 13, 2014 8:13 pm Photos

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Jordan Spieth finally looks his age at the Masters

Jordan Spieth finally looks his age at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — As the errant shots began to pile up, Jordan Spieth swung his club angrily and spewed his frustration out loud enough for everyone to hear.

April 13, 2014 7:33 pm Photos

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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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Tennis star Wozniacki back to blonde at Masters

Tennis star Wozniacki back to blonde at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki is back to blonde.

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