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It takes great shots to win at golf’s major championships

Brooks Koepka still smiles at the memory of the 9-irons he hit in the final round of his second straight U.S. Open victory.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Matt Kuchar starts Hawaii vacation with a victory

Matt Kuchar overcame three early bogeys that cost him the lead with flawless golf and two key birdies on the back nine to close with a 4-under 66 and win …

Matt Kuchar leads Sony Open by 2 shots

Matt Kuchar kept another clean card and shot a 4-under 66 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Sony Open, giving him a chance to win …

Matt Kuchar takes 1-shot lead at Sony Open

Matt Kuchar opens with three straight birdies and has another 7-under 63 for a one-shot lead over Andrew Putnam in the Sony Open. Chez Reavie holes out from the fairway …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

Kevin Tway returns to Kapalua as a tour winner and leads with 66

Kevin Tway returns to Kapalua a lot older, taller and better and makes his Sentry Tournament of Champions debut with a 7-under 66 to build a one-shot lead after the …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Trump resort hired undocumented workers, New York Times reports

NEW YORK – Two women hired to clean at one of President Donald Trump’s golf resorts in New Jersey say they were in the country illegally when they got their …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

Major championships return to Texas with PGA of America move

The PGA of America is leaving Florida for a $520 million development in the Dallas area with two golf courses that will bring major championship golf back to Texas. The …

Golf notes: Bubba Watson wants to be at Presidents Cup as an assistant

Bubba Watson ends the year at No. 12 in the Presidents Cup standings, and his mission is to be at Royal Melbourne one year from now.

Doug Ferguson: Why it was special for Jon Rahm to beat his hero, Tiger Woods

Three victories in three countries against fields large and small, strong and weak, couldn’t make Jon Rahm’s year any better. Nothing could top one win that offered no money, no …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Patrick Reed moving on from Ryder Cup, shares Bahamas lead

Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods are about as far apart as can be on the leaderboard after one round of the Hero World Challenge. Only they know how close they …

Phil Mickelson wins $9 million match against Tiger Woods with birdie on 22nd hole

Phil Mickelson birdied the fourth playoff hole to beat Tiger Woods in their $9 million made-for-TV match. Mickelson made a 4-foot birdie putt on a specially set up 93-yard, par …

Golf capsules: Lexi Thompson, Charles Howell III close year with victories

Lexi Thompson was the best this week, and Ariya Jutanugarn was the best all season. Neither left any doubt about that Sunday.

Charles Howell opens with 64 for lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Charles Howell III had an advantage of playing the right course for the cold, windy conditions Thursday at the RSM Classic. He made the most …

Amy Olson’s 63 gives her 1st-round lead at 2018 LPGA finale

Amy Olson had a simple explanation for her brilliant start at the CME Group Tour Championship.

Goydos, Petrovic shoot 63, share lead in Champions’ finale

Paul Goydos and Tim Petrovic shot 8-under 63 to share the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, leaving points leader Bernhard Langer seven strokes back in the PGA Tour …

Matt Kuchar tied for lead at working vacation in Mexico

Matt Kuchar decides at the last minute to play the Mayakoba Golf Classic and makes it look like a wise decision with a 7-under 64 for a share of the …

Ariya Jutanugarn fires a 68 to lead Blue Bay LPGA by 4 shots

Top-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn shot a 4-under 68 to take a four-stroke lead at the halfway point of the Blue Bay LPGA tournament. Jutanugarn had birdies on the final two holes …

Thidapa Suwannapura shoots 4-under 68 to lead Blue Bay LPGA

Two golfers from Thailand are at the top of the leaderboard after the first round of the Blue Bay LPGA tournament in China. Thidapa Suwannapura shot a 4-under 68 on …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Golf capsules: DeChambeau wins in Las Vegas for 4th win in 12 starts

Bryson DeChambeau holed an eagle putt from just inside 60 feet on the 16th hole that carried him to a 5-under 66 and a one-shot victory over Patrick Cantlay in …

Golf capsules: Xander Schauffele, Cameron Champ, Nelly Korda win big

Xander Schauffele gave the Americans a sweep of the World Golf Championships and quickly put a winless sophomore season behind him.

Late rally lets Tony Finau keep 3-shot lead in HSBC Champions

Tony Finau finished with three straight birdies for a 2-under 70 and took advantage of a late collapse by defending champion Justin Rose to keep his three-shot lead Saturday in …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Cameron Champ shoots 65, takes one-stroke lead at Sanderson Farms

Cameron Champ shot a 7-under 65 in wet, windy and unseasonably cool conditions at the Country Club of Jackson to take the first-round lead in the Sanderson Farms Championship. On …

Ewart Shadoff takes early lead at LPGA Taiwan Championship

Jodi Ewart Shadoff shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship. Shadoff carded seven birdies in a bogey-free round at …

Patrick Reed opens with 64 to take lead at HSBC Champions

Patrick Reed returns from his post-Ryder Cup break with a bogey-free round in windy conditions for an 8-under 64 and a two-shot lead in the HSBC Champions. Reed putted for …

Ryan Armour back at Sanderson Farms after breakout season

Ryan Armour’s attempt at winning back-to-back Sanderson Farms Championships will involve fighting fatigue as much as what the golf course throws his way. The 42-year-old will start his title defense …

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

Brooks Koepka is having the kind of year he only imagined in his dreams, and he’s not ready for it to end. He won two majors, was PGA Tour player …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 5 p.m.

Ace golfer Frank Capehart strikes again at Ranch Club with third hole-in-one

Frank Capehart is sure getting the hang of this hole-in-one thing.

Golf notes: Paul Azinger does not plan on using ‘choke’ in replacing Miller

Paul Azinger used to say for years that the only thing that made a player choke was cash or prestige. So he’s not afraid to use the word “choke.”

Doug Ferguson: Brooks Koepka’s biggest feat as No. 1 is getting there

Reaching No. 1 in the world felt even sweeter to Brooks Koepka because of how he got there. Golf is about winning, and the world ranking is merely a result …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

NBC hires Paul Azinger to replace Johnny Miller

NBC Sports is hiring Paul Azinger as its lead golf analyst with hopes he can deliver his own brand of the sharp, candid observations that made Johnny Miller such a …