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UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Tiger Woods hopeful a 5th Masters leads to more majors

Tiger Woods hopes winning the Masters to end 11 years without a major will lead to more majors in his pursuit of the record held by Jack Nicklaus. But in …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Tired after 2 long nights with daughter, Stacy Lewis shares lead

Worn out after two long nights with infant daughter Chesnee, Stacy Lewis shot a 6-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead with Hannah Green after the first …


Ernie Els gets another U.S. Open exemption

Two-time champion Ernie Els has been given a special exemption to the U.S. Open for the second straight year. Els is the first player since Hale Irwin in 2002 and …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Stallings-Mullinax lead rain-delayed Zurich Classic

Scott Stallings and Trey Mullinax shot a best-ball 11-under 61 to top the Zurich Classic leaderboard after a weather delay longer than seven hours prevented half of the 80 teams …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Tiger Woods says he’ll play new PGA Tour event in Japan

Masters champion Tiger Woods plans to compete in Japan for the first time in 13 years. Woods said Wednesday night on Twitter that he is excited to be playing in …


Ernie Els infuses PGA Zurich Classic with Presidents Cup subplot

South Africa’s Ernie Els decided to see if the PGA Tour’s only team event could serves as a useful prep tournament for the Presidents Cup. Els has made an effort …


Golf notes: Justin Thomas launches foundation for children, military

Justin Thomas is the latest PGA Tour player to launch a foundation, and it wasn’t anything he threw together overnight.


Doug Ferguson: Tour better equipped for new round of Tigermania

The phone started ringing in the days after Tiger Woods won the Masters. This was in Minnesota, though it could have been most any city that hosts a PGA Tour …


UPDATED: Sun., April 21, 2019, 6:01 p.m.

Former UW Husky C.T. Pan wins first PGA title

C.T. Pan took advantage of Dustin Johnson’s back-nine meltdown to win the RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour victory.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Brooke Henderson wins in Hawaii to tie Canadian victory mark

Brooke Henderson successfully defended her Lotte Championship title to tie Sandra Post’s record for LPGA Tour victories by a Canadian with eight. The 21-year-old Henderson closed with a 2-under 70 …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson moves atop the RBC Heritage

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson shot a 3-under 68 to move past Shane Lowry for a one-stroke lead after three rounds in the RBC Heritage. The top-ranked Johnson is a South Carolina …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Scott McCarron opens 3-shot lead in PGA Tour Champions event

Scott McCarron birdied the par-5 18th hole to take a three-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Mitsubishi Electric Classic. The 53-year-old McCarron completed a 4-under 68 in the morning …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Scott McCarron leads rain-delayed PGA Tour Champions event

Scott McCarron topped the leaderboard at 4 under with two holes left when first-round play in the rain-delayed Mitsubishi Electric Classic was suspended because of darkness. The start of the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Shane Lowry keeps hold on the top at rain-delayed RBC Heritage

Shane Lowry led the RBC Heritage at 9-under par with two holes left when the rain-delayed second round was suspended because of darkness. Trey Mullinax was a stroke back after …


College golfer in hijab out to blaze trail for Muslim girls

Nebraska’s Noor Ahmed is the only golfer at the college level or higher known to wear a hijab while competing. Ahmed says she hopes Muslim girls are watching her and …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Eun-Hee Ji takes 2-stroke lead in Lotte Championship

Eun-Hee Ji rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 18th with a pitch-in eagle on the par-5 first and shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over Nelly …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Ireland’s Shane Lowry on top after first round of RBC Heritage

Ireland’s Shane Lowry shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the RBC Heritage. Lowry had struggled with his game recently, shooting 78-73 to …


Eun-Hee Ji shoots 64 to early lead in Lotte Championship

Eun-Hee Ji birdied six of the final eight holes for an 8-under 64 and a two-shot lead halfway through the first round of the Lotte Championship. Ji won the season-opening …


Francesco Molinari focusing on RBC Heritage after letdown at Masters

Francesco Molinari is looking to conjure up the mental energy to compete at the RBC Heritage after a collapsing on the final nine holes at the Masters. Molinari carried a …


Back in major mode, Tiger Woods has great track record at next two grand slam courses.

Now that Tiger Woods has captured another Masters title, we might start wondering if he’s finished winning majors at the age of 43 or whether he has a few more …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Golf notes: New-look Tour Championship approved for world ranking points

The player who takes the fewest strokes might not win the Tour Championship because of the radical scoring change for the FedEx Cup in which the top seed will start …


Doug Ferguson: A Masters win more about the past than the future

The first green jacket was all about the future. The fifth green jacket Tiger Woods won Sunday at the Masters was more about the past, best measured by a powerful …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 5:34 p.m.

Wisconsin man’s wager on Tiger Woods earns him more than $1.2M

A Wisconsin man who claims to have never placed a bet on sports before risked $85,000 on Tiger Woods winning the Masters and is now more than a million dollars …


Tiger Woods a major champion again, and race to Jack Nicklaus back on

No comeback by Tiger Woods was ever going to be complete without a major. Now the question becomes how many more he can win.


Mark Herrmann: Next major stop for Tiger Woods is the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black

The countdown toward the record of 18 major victories is back on, big time, and every major golf championship now will be a new chance for Tiger Woods to chase …


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Tiger Woods makes Masters his 15th and most improbable major

Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning.


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Tiger Woods makes Masters 15th and most improbable major

Tiger Woods took his fifth Masters title, his first since the 2008 U.S. Open, capping a remarkable recovery from debilitating injuries and embarrassing personal problems.


Tim Dahlberg: Tiger in the mix for breakfast at the Masters

Breakfast at the Masters can’t come soon enough. So get the pimento cheese sandwiches and coffee ready. Don’t forget something for all the heartburn – and all the heartache.


Jason Day, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen stuck in neutral on day for going low

On a day for going low at the Masters, Jason Day, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen were stuck in neutral. It might cost them a shot at the green jacket. …


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Masters notebook: Phil Mickelson tweaks Matt Kuchar on his drive into Augusta National

Phil Mickelson brought his best stuff to the Masters, at least the drive down Magnolia Lane. Mickelson was paired Saturday was Matt Kuchar, a good friend and one of the …