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Matsuyama hangs on for Hero victory

Matsuyama hangs on for Hero victory

NASSAU, Bahamas — Hideki Matsuyama was only 5 when he first saw Tiger Woods, watching on videotape that 1997 Masters victory. Even sweeter was standing next to Woods in his Sunday red shirt to receive yet [...]

Aldarra to host 2017 NCAA Regional

Aldarra to host 2017 NCAA Regional

FALL CITY, Wa. — The Aldarra Golf Club, a Tom Fazio-designed course 20 miles east of Seattle, is breaking from its own tradition to host the men’s 2017 NCAA Division I Regional Championship May 14-17. Aldarra, [...]

Tiger’s back and ‘ready to go’

Tiger’s back and ‘ready to go’

ESPN NASSAU, Bahamas — If there was any trepidation about hitting full, powerful shots or spending too much time doing so, Tiger Woods wasn’t letting on Sunday afternoon as the wind whipped across the driving range at [...]

Danes hold on for World Cup crown

Danes hold on for World Cup crown

MELBOURNE, Australia — Denmark fought off a three-pronged attack to win the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath on Sunday. Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen held their nerve after watching a four-shot overnight [...]

Finchem reflects on 22-year Tour reign

Finchem reflects on 22-year Tour reign

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Tim Finchem was facing a crossroads in his career. While certainly happy with his position as PGA TOUR deputy commissioner, the appeal of running his own company began to tug at [...]

Spieth loves what a win can do for him

Spieth loves what a win can do for him

SYDNEY – Jordan Spieth believes his victory at the Australian Open on Sunday will “do wonders” for his career, just as it did when he won the tournament for the first time in 2014. Spieth sank [...]

Schwab Cup brings out the best

Schwab Cup brings out the best

Photos by Phyllis Lerner/PHOTOS BY PHYLLIS and Candace Oehler  SCOTTSDALE, AZ Last isn’t always a bad thing – Part 1 Take PGA Champions Tour golfer Esteban Toledo, for example.  The 54-year old Mexicali native was the [...]

Rookie Hughes hangs on for RSM win

Rookie Hughes hangs on for RSM win

ST. SIMONS ISLAND — Mackenzie Hughes holed an 18-foot par putt from off the green Monday morning to win The RSM Classic and become the first rookie in 20 years to go wire-to-wire for his first [...]

Aussie stars steal thunder down under

Aussie stars steal thunder down under

SYDNEY — Former top-ranked American Jordan Spieth yielded the spotlight in Thursday’s first round of the Australian Open to a pair of rising local stars: U.S. amateur champion Curtis Luck and rookie professional Lucas Herbert. Herbert [...]

Ko sets course record for 3-shot lead

Ko sets course record for 3-shot lead

NAPLES, Fla — Lydia Ko set a new tournament course record and recorded a career-best score to par for a single round by shooting a 10-under 62 on Friday at the CME Group Tour Championship. Ko holds [...]