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Harold Varner III hears the roars on No. 16, shares first-round Phoenix Open lead

Harold Varner snaked in a long birdie putt on the par-3 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale on Thursday, capping off a 7-under 64 to tie Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas …


Doug Ferguson: Justin Rose, Adam Scott hit $50M milestone together

Justin Rose won at Torrey Pines. Adam Scott challenged him to the final hole. And thanks to that 1-2 finish at the Farmers Insurance Open, both surpassed $50 million in …


Golf notes: Be it age or injury, Tiger Woods now begins year at a slower pace

Tiger Woods wrapped up his week at Torrey Pines with a 67 to tie for 20th and said it was good to shake off some rust and see what needs …


Golf roundup: Rose wins at Torrey Pines, DeChambeau rolls in Dubai

Justin Rose overcame a few nervous moments early with enough key putts down the stretch for a 3-under 69 and a two-stroke victory over Adam Scott in the Farmers Insurance …


Justin Rose settles for 3-shot lead at Torrey Pines

Justin Rose tracked the flight of his 3-wood until he saw it splash into the pond guarding the 18th green at Torrey Pines. He walked a few steps and pulled …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Justin Rose builds 3-shot lead at Torrey as Tiger Woods stalls

Justin Rose wanted a tougher test on the South course at Torrey Pines and passed it with ease Friday for a 6-under 66 that gave him a three-shot lead going …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Jon Rahm opens with 62 at Torrey Pines, Tiger Woods grinds out a 70

Jon Rahm began with an eagle and kept going lower until he had a 10-under 62 on the North Course at Torrey Pines for a one-shot lead over Justin Rose …


Tiger Woods returns to Torrey Pines to face strong field, strong course

Rory McIlroy had a week to remember his first trip to San Diego. He carried Northern Ireland’s flag during the opening ceremony of the Junior World Championship and later had …


Golf notes: Tiger Woods diving again, another sign he’s back at full strength

Tiger Woods is feeling stronger than ever with his fused back, and the evidence goes beyond the speed of his swing or how hard he can go after a shot …


Doug Ferguson: Tiger Woods’ biggest moment didn’t last very long

Rarely in sports has such a big moment had such a short shelf life. Even one involving Tiger Woods.


Phil Mickelson maintains 2-shot lead in Desert Classic

Phil Mickelson made three long birdie putts on the back nine Saturday in a bogey-free 6-under 66 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to take a two-stroke lead into …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

David Toms takes 4-shot lead in PGA Tour Champions opener

David Toms shot his second straight 7-under 65 to take a four-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship. The 52-year-old Toms had eight birdies and a …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Phil Mickelson shoots 68 to take 2-shot lead into weekend

Phil Mickelson birdied four of his last five holes in the Desert Classic to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend in his first event of the year. A day …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 1:39 p.m.

Brooke Henderson leads by 2 shots in LPGA opener in Florida

Brooke Henderson played bogey free on her way to a 4-under 67 and a two-shot lead in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, the winners-only start to the LPGA Tour …


Phil Mickelson shoots 12-under 60 at La Quinta in 2019 debut

Phil Mickelson still feels as young as ever. He still plays that way, too. Mickelson began his 27th full season as a pro by flirting with one of the few …


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 …