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Honda Classic gets only 3 of the world’s top 20 players

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are among the golfers who live in the vicinity of PGA National and may very well be home this weekend. They just won’t be playing at the Honda Classic. The condensing of the PGA Tour schedule is forcing players to make some tough … Continue reading Honda Classic gets only 3 of the world’s top 20 players

MEXICO CITY | Johnson cruises to 20th career title in Mexico Championship

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dustin Johnson struggled early, caught a good break from behind a tree and then breezed to his sixth World Golf Championship title Sunday by closing with a 5-under 66 for a five-shot victory over Rory McIlroy in the Mexico Championship. Johnson won for the 20th time on the PGA Tour, making … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Johnson cruises to 20th career title in Mexico Championship

MEXICO CITY | Johnson overcomes tree trouble for 4-shot lead in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dustin Johnson was cruising along Saturday in the Mexico Championship until one swing put him in a bad spot, and the next shot made it even worse. One minute he was leading by six shots. Two holes later, he was leading by two. For all that went wrong, Johnson knew everything … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Johnson overcomes tree trouble for 4-shot lead in Mexico

SHANGHAI | Koepka makes debut at No. 1 and hopes to keep rolling

SHANGHAI — Brooks Koepka is having the kind of year he only imagined in his dreams, and he’s not ready for it to end. In June, he became the first player in 29 years to win back-to-back in the U.S. Open. In August, he played some his best golf amid ear-splitting cheers for Tiger Woods … Continue reading SHANGHAI | Koepka makes debut at No. 1 and hopes to keep rolling

NEW YORK | Report: Patrick Reed vents over Spieth, Furyk in Ryder Cup

NEW YORK — Patrick Reed blames Jordan Spieth for them not playing together at the Ryder Cup and told The New York Times that U.S. captain Jim Furyk was not smart to sit him out twice. Europe won the Ryder Cup 17½-10½ at Le Golf National outside Paris. Europe now has won nine of the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Report: Patrick Reed vents over Spieth, Furyk in Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Europe sweeps afternoon to build 5-3 lead in Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France— Three matches in the books, three red points on the board, and Tiger Woods was still on the golf course. This was exactly the start the Americans wanted in the Ryder Cup. And then Europe finished even better. Four hours later, the cheers at Le Golf National ramped up to a feverish pitch … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Europe sweeps afternoon to build 5-3 lead in Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Excitement builds ahead of Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — With the sun beating down on Le Golf National, European and American players are getting in their final practice before the start of the Ryder Cup. Tiger Woods might be taking it easy, though. Woods chose not to take a tee shot in front of thousands of spectators who were gathered around … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Excitement builds ahead of Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | American stars seek European success in the Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — The American team at the Ryder Cup is one of the strongest ever. It features nine players who have combined to win 31 major championships, nearly half of those by Tiger Woods, who signaled his return last week by winning the Tour Championship. It has Dustin Johnson, who is back at No. … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | American stars seek European success in the Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | McIlroy says Tiger Woods 1 of 12 Americans at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — Rory McIlroy says the goal for Europe in the Ryder Cup is to beat the Americans, not just Tiger Woods. McIlroy was paired in the final group with Woods at East Lake when the 14-time major champion won for the first time in more than five years. Woods has been the dominant … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | McIlroy says Tiger Woods 1 of 12 Americans at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Mickelson welcome another pairing with Tiger

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Are Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson due for a reunion at the Ryder Cup? Mickelson isn’t saying. He dropped a tease Tuesday in his press conference by saying only that he and Woods would welcome another partnership. … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Mickelson welcome another pairing with Tiger

ATLANTA | The Latest: Woods a winner again for 1st time since 2013

ATLANTA— The Latest on the Tour Championship (all times local): 5:58 p.m. Tiger Woods is a winner again, capping off one of the most remarkable comebacks in golf history. More than five years after his last win, after four surgeries on his lower back that left him wonder if he could ever play again, Woods … Continue reading ATLANTA | The Latest: Woods a winner again for 1st time since 2013

ATLANTA | Tiger Woods returns to Tour Championship with share of lead

ATLANTA — The crowd at East Lake was larger and louder than it has been in five years, which was the last time Tiger Woods was at the Tour Championship. It was no coincidence. Woods played one of his best rounds of the year in his return to the FedEx Cup finale and caused the … Continue reading ATLANTA | Tiger Woods returns to Tour Championship with share of lead

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France | Defending champion France advances to Davis Cup final

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Tiger Woods returning to the United States team after a six-year absence will make golf’s showdown even better, according to Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn. “He brings so much greatness to the game of golf,” Bjorn told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday, two weeks before the action in France. … Continue reading EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France | Defending champion France advances to Davis Cup final

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. | Tony Finau added to US Ryder Cup team as captain’s pick

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Tony Finau has been named to the Ryder Cup team, the final pick by U.S. captain Jim Furyk. Finau joins Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as Furyk’s four wild-card selections. Finau has 11 top-10s this season, including three in majors. “There won’t be any locker room noise with me,” … Continue reading NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. | Tony Finau added to US Ryder Cup team as captain’s pick

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa | Woods, McIlroy off to torrid start at Aronimink

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — With the glare of a scorching sun in his eyes, Tiger Woods couldn’t believe what he saw. He finally missed a green on his 14th hole. “Is that long?” he said to his caddie. “I thought it was perfect.” Everything else felt that way Thursday in the BMW Championship, where Woods … Continue reading NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa | Woods, McIlroy off to torrid start at Aronimink

NORTON, Mass. | Ancer takes 1-shot lead over DeChambeau at TPC Boston

NORTON, Mass. — Abraham Ancer of Mexico opened with three straight birdies on his way to a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead Sunday over a familiar figure going into the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship. It wasn’t Tiger Woods, but the guy playing with him — Bryson DeChambeau, who is coming … Continue reading NORTON, Mass. | Ancer takes 1-shot lead over DeChambeau at TPC Boston

NORTON, Mass. | Boston Tee Party: Hatton, Rose top all-England leaderboard

NORTON, Mass. — Too embarrassed to be seen shopping for golf equipment, Tyrrell Hatton of England sent his caddie to the store to buy him a putter. For now, it looks like a steal. Hatton one-putted six consecutive greens, five of them for birdies, on his way to an 8-under 63 to share the early … Continue reading NORTON, Mass. | Boston Tee Party: Hatton, Rose top all-England leaderboard

NORTON, Mass. | Woods trying to stay fresh for PGA Tour postseason

NORTON, Mass.  — In the three days between the opening two FedEx Cup playoff events, Tiger Woods took it easy at home with a little driving and putting. Only one golf club was involved. “Driving the car a lot,” Woods said Thursday, a reference to taking his two kids to after-school activities in Florida. The … Continue reading NORTON, Mass. | Woods trying to stay fresh for PGA Tour postseason

PARAMUS, N.J. | Johnson, Koepka open strong as Woods gets off to even start

PARAMUS, N.J. — Back in the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time in five years, Tiger Woods was stuck in neutral. Kevin Tway, Jamie Lovemark and Vaughn Taylor each opened with a 5-under 66 and shared the early lead Thursday at The Northern Trust. Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka were among those another shot … Continue reading PARAMUS, N.J. | Johnson, Koepka open strong as Woods gets off to even start

NEW YORK | Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

NEW YORK  — There’s nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice the ratings of a major golf tournament. CBS reached 8.5 million viewers Sunday for final-round competition at the PGA Championship from St. Louis, a whopping 73 percent increase from the 4.9 million people who watched the same tournament’s conclusion in 2017, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

ST. LOUIS | Furyk gets core of Ryder Cup team, and obvious pick in Woods

ST. LOUIS — The upside to Jim Furyk finishing so early at the PGA Championship was being able to watch the final round on television, partly as a player but mostly as the Ryder Cup captain. And that meant seeing plenty of Tiger Woods. “I really wanted to see kind of how Tiger was playing, … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | Furyk gets core of Ryder Cup team, and obvious pick in Woods

ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Koepka tops Scott, Woods to win PGA Championship

ST. LOUIS — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf’s final major of the year (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Brooks Koepka has won his first PGA Championship, playing poised and mistake-free golf down the stretch amid ear-splitting roars for Tiger Woods and a late charge from revitalized Adam Scott. The U.S. Open champion closed … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Koepka tops Scott, Woods to win PGA Championship

ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Koepka takes 2-shot lead over Scott into Sunday

ST. LOUIS — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf’s final major of the year (all times local): 6:43 p.m. Brooks Koepka will take a two-shot lead over Adam Scott into the final round of the PGA Championship after shooting a 4-under 66 that left him at 12 under for the tournament. Koepka is trying … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Koepka takes 2-shot lead over Scott into Sunday

ST. LOUIS | PGA Championship resumes with second round at wet Bellerive

ST. LOUIS— Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and the rest of the players that were still on the course when play was suspended at the PGA Championship have resumed their second rounds at soggy Bellerive. All of them are chasing Gary Woodland, whose 66 before the rain rolled through Friday left him 10 under for the … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | PGA Championship resumes with second round at wet Bellerive

ST. LOUIS | No sweat: Woods changes shirt and game to stay in mix at PGA

ST. LOUIS  — What Tiger Woods really needed after two holes at the PGA Championship was a fresh start. A change of shirts helped do the trick. Too bad he couldn’t do something about those ugly numbers already stacked up on the scorecard. A bogey-double bogey start left Woods scrambling to stay close Thursday. After … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | No sweat: Woods changes shirt and game to stay in mix at PGA

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Molinari survives wild day to win British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Francesco Molinari played a steady hand amid another crazy ending at Carnoustie and won the British Open to become Italy‘s first major champion. Tiger Woods took the lead on Sunday at a major for the first time in nine years and lost it with one bad swing. Jordan Spieth cost himself another … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Molinari survives wild day to win British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  | Spieth tied, Woods lurking on final day of British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  — The yellow grass of a dry summer in Scotland comes to life Sunday because of a red shirt at the British Open. Tiger Woods is in contention for the claret jug again. Jordan Spieth was tied for the lead at Carnoustie as he tries to become the first repeat winner in 10 … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  | Spieth tied, Woods lurking on final day of British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Spieth part of 3-way tie for British lead as Woods lurks

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Jordan Spieth set the tone pulling driver on the 396-yard opening hole and sending it bouncing and rolling to 10 feet for eagle. Moments later, Tiger Woods sent the gallery into a frenzy with three straight birdies to get into contention at a major for the first time in five years. On … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Spieth part of 3-way tie for British lead as Woods lurks

CARNOUSTIE,Scotland | The Latest: Fleetwood shoots 65 to move into lead in Open

CARNOUSTIE,Scotland — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 12:15 p.m. England’s Tommy Fleetwood played his way through the rain to post a 6-under 65 and move into a tie for the lead in the second round of the British Open. Fleetwood, who posted the course record 63 at the Dunhill Links Championship … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE,Scotland | The Latest: Fleetwood shoots 65 to move into lead in Open

CARNOUSTIE, | The Latest: Woods fizzes low shot into legs of spectators

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Tiger Woods fizzed a low hook from the thick rough into the legs of spectators on the second hole of his second round at the British Open. Spectators lining the right of the fairway appeared to ignore a request from Woods … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, | The Latest: Woods fizzes low shot into legs of spectators