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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, 7:50 p.m.

Brett Stegmaier takes 1-shot lead in Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Las Vegas

Brett Stegmaier birdied the final hole for a 3-under 68 and a one-stroke lead Saturday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.


Steele survives tough day to keep lead at Silverado

Brendan Steele did not feel much different about his game Friday except for his score. One thing that didn’t change was his name atop the leaderboard – by two shots …


Jordan Spieth wins Tour Championship to cap off big season

ATLANTA – Jordan Spieth treated the Tour Championship as if it were a major. He played like it was, too. Looking for a fitting finish to a sensational season, Spieth …


In brief: Jason Day ties PGA Tour record for 36 holes

GOLF: A long day for Jason Day ended even better than it began, thanks to an eagle putt at the 18th that extended his lead to five shots at the …


Rickie Fowler’s steady play produces Deutsche Bank championship

NORTON, Mass. – Rickie Fowler delivered all the right shots Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, and then he delivered some champagne. He stood near the wood railing overlooking a …


In brief: He’s back? Tiger Woods has best round in two years

GOLF: Tiger Woods had his best round in more than two years Thursday, shooting a 6-under 64 in the first round of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. Two-time …


Gomez gets first PGA Tour victory

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Fabian Gomez of Argentina won his first PGA Tour title Sunday at the St. Jude Classic, beating England’s Greg Owen by four strokes. Gomez, 36, started the …


Lingmerth wins Memorial on third hole of playoff

David Lingmerth didn’t crack over the final two hours Sunday at the Memorial, outlasting Justin Rose with a par on the third playoff hole at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, …


Bowditch wins Byron Nelson tournament

Steven Bowditch closed with a 5-under 64 for a four-shot victory Sunday in the AT&T Byron Nelson, winning in the Australian’s adopted home for his second career title – both …


In brief: Masters champ Jordan Spieth tied for lead at Colonial

GOLF: Masters champion Jordan Spieth got his homecoming off to a leading start with a birdie before dark. Spieth made a 20-foot putt from just off the fringe on the …


Jack Nicklaus, 75, thrills crowd with hole-in-one

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jack Nicklaus thrilled the crowd Wednesday at the annual Masters par-3 contest, making a hole-in-one on the fourth hole. The six-time Masters champion, playing in the exhibition …


Ben Crenshaw gives it one last try at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth were already on the 18th green, ready to hit a few putts. Ben Crenshaw was back down the fairway, still 100 yards …


Dustin Johnson wins at Doral

A month after he returned from his curious leave of absence, Dustin Johnson was posing with another big trophy. In a power show Sunday on the Blue Monster in Doral, …


Padraig Harrington uses playoff victory for first PGA win since 2008

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, never wavered from one goal in golf. Just …


Hahn wins first tour event in 3-way playoff

Too nervous to look, too stunned to dance, James Hahn won the Northern Trust Open for his first PGA Tour title Sunday by holing a 25-foot birdie putt on the …


Victory just in nick of time for Snedeker

Brandt Snedeker broke his own scoring record and won the AT&T Pebble Beach (California) National Pro-Am for the second time in three years. Snedeker played bogey-free in the final round …


Day turns near disaster into win at Torrey Pines

Two feet away from chipping into the water, Jason Day turned a good break into a big win Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open when he won a four-man playoff …


Sifford came to Spokane in 1997 to aid club’s efforts

Spring was moving aside for summer in 1997, and golf was being turned on its head. A couple months before, Tiger Woods had become the first African- American to win …


In brief: Tiger Woods drops out of Farmers Insurance Open with back pain

Golf: For the third time in his last eight PGA Tour events, Tiger Woods got into a cart in the middle of his round and was driven to the parking …


In brief: Golfer Dustin Johnson denies cocaine rumors

Golf: Golfer Dustin Johnson says in a magazine interview that cocaine is not the reason he chose to sit out the last six months to get his life in order. …


Golf notes: Masters races to keep field to less than 100 players

Here’s a new tradition unlike any other – the race to see if the Masters can keep its field to less than 100 players by April. For the fourth time …


Lewis sweeps LPGA awards

Stacy Lewis became the first American in 21 years to sweep the three biggest awards on the LPGA Tour, which she considered more valuable than a $1 million bonus. Lewis …


Pernice outlasts Haas at Schwab

Tom Pernice Jr. won the Champions Tour’s season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Sunday, beating Jay Haas with a birdie on the fourth hole of a playoff in Scottsdale, Arizona. …


In brief: N.Y. Islanders defeat Carolina in season opener

NHL: These New York Islanders didn’t look much like the team that finished last year in last place. Which makes sense: So many of the contributors Friday night weren’t with …


Rory McIlroy wins PGA Tour player of the year

Rory McIlroy was voted the PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in three years. The award was announced on Wednesday and surprised no one. McIlroy hit …


Horschel cashes in at Atlanta

ATLANTA – Just three weeks ago, Billy Horschel had every reason to start looking ahead to next season. He had missed the cut in the first FedEx Cup playoff event …


Dunlap captures Boeing Classic

Scott Dunlap won the Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie, Washington, when he made a short birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff against Mark Brooks. Dunlap set up his …


Villegas gets first PGA win since 2010

Camilo Villegas won the Wyndham Championship by a stroke for his first PGA Tour victory since 2010, closing with 7-under 63 on Sunday at Sedgefield in Greensboro, North Carolina. He …


PGA TV ratings best in five years

CBS Sports says Rory McIlroy’s one-shot victory over Phil Mickelson in the PGA Championship produced the highest overnight ratings in five years. CBS says the household rating was 6.0 with …


Langer cruises to Senior British Open title

Bernhard Langer ran away with the Senior British Open for his fourth senior major title, finishing a Champions Tour-record 13 strokes ahead of Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie. The 56-year-old German closed …