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Sports in brief: Prugh earns PGA Tour card

Golf: Spokane’s Alex Prugh (Ferris, University of Washington) was one of 25 Nationwide Tour players who secured a 2010 PGA Tour card Sunday at the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship at …


Laird wins playoff in Las Vegas for first PGA Tour title

Scotland’s Martin Laird won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday in Las Vegas for his first PGA Tour title, beating George McNeill with a birdie on …


Golf roundup: Haas passes Watson

Jay Haas charged past Tom Watson on Sunday to win the Senior Players Championship by a stroke, birdieing the 18th hole to match the course record with a 6-under 64 …


Yang’s PGA win inspiring

The morning after Y.E. Yang became the first Asian golfer to win a men’s major championship, Peter Cho was too excited to go to work. So he grabbed his teenage …


Yang does unthinkable: Beats Woods at major

CHASKA, Minn. – When the final book on Tiger Woods is written, these two names will need to be highlighted: Ed Fiori, Y.E. Yang. Not Sergio Garcia. Not Phil Mickelson. …


Yang topples Tiger in the PGA

In a year of spoilers at the majors, Y.E. Yang was the biggest of all. He toppled the mighty Tiger Woods.


Woods’ PGA lead cut in half

CHASKA, Minn. – The coronation of Tiger Woods turned into a contest Saturday at the PGA Championship. What had looked so inevitable – Woods with a four-shot lead on the …


Weathering a challenge

CHASKA, Minn. – Even Mother Nature took a swing at Tiger Woods. She missed.


Woods leaps to forefront

CHASKA, Minn. – The first round of the 91st PGA Championship ended with 155 of the world’s best golfers doing what they did last week in Ohio, the week before …


Hazeltine goes to great lengths

CHASKA, Minn. – Paul Azinger pulled the driver from his bag because there really is no other option at Hazeltine. The sign post on the opening hole has two words …


PGA won’t assess fine for Woods’ comments about official

CHASKA, Minn. – Tiger Woods has said he was not fined by the PGA Tour for his critical remarks about a rules official putting the last group on the clock …


Woods gears up for final major

Barring any scheduling surprises, Tiger Woods is about to try something new. He had played three weeks in a row on the PGA Tour in every season since he was …


Glover outlasts favorites at U.S. Open

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — One by one, the fan favorites fell as the galleries groaned down the stretch at the 109th U.S. Open at Bethpage Black. Tiger Woods. Phil Mickelson. And, …


Mickelson, Woods lurk as soggy U.S. Open continues

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Could there have been a more enticing preview for what will come today? Did NBC have a hand in this? Moments before darkness closed the curtains Sunday …


Rain stalls U.S. Open

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Already played on a long course, the U.S. Open suddenly turned into a long week. Tiger Woods began his title defense Thursday on soggy Bethpage Black by …


All eyes on Mickelson

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – The U.S. Open might have one tough act to follow. Tiger Woods was pure theater at Torrey Pines last year, playing on a left leg so badly …


Woods poised to defend Open title

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Tiger Woods is defending his title at the U.S. Open and his turf at Bethpage Black. Twenty years have passed since Curtis Strange became the last player …


Gay round away from Open spot

Brian Gay is 18 holes away from finishing a wire-to-wire victory in the St. Jude Classic that would earn him a place in the U.S. Open. He shot a second …


Sabbatini wins Byron Nelson in record fashion

Rory Sabbatini won the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday for his fifth PGA Tour title, closing with a 6-under 64 to break the tournament scoring record and hold off late-charging …


Mickelson takes break; wife diagnosed with cancer

Phil Mickelson’s wife, Amy, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and the three-time major champion said Wednesday he will suspend his PGA Tour schedule indefinitely. According to a release from …


Johnson repeats at Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO — James Driscoll didn’t see where Zach Johnson’s approach landed on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday. He didn’t have to. Thanks to the gallery, he …


Casey earns first win on PGA Tour

HUMBLE, Texas – Paul Casey finally considers himself one of the world’s top golfers, just in time for the Masters. Casey won the Shell Houston Open on Sunday for his …


He’s still got it: Tiger storms back for win

Tiger Woods had not felt such an adrenaline rush in nine months, especially when he stood over a 12-foot birdie putt Sunday at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla., with only …


Yang wins first title

Y.E. Yang has his first PGA Tour win, closing out a one-shot victory Sunday over John Rollins at the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The South Korean took …


Golf season off to odd start

MARANA, Ariz. – Here’s all anyone needs to know about a most peculiar West Coast Swing: PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem played more rounds than Tiger Woods. Finchem played three …


Ogilvy again master of match play

Geoff Ogilvy has been better than anyone in match play over the past four years. One of these days, he might find out if that includes Tiger Woods.


Clark sends Woods packing after second round

One day after a ceremonious return to golf, Tiger Woods was on his way home. Tim Clark of South Africa played 16 holes without a bogey and pulled ahead for …


Woods looks like his old, amazing self

MARANA, Ariz. – Tiger Woods had seven minutes to kill, which for a player who plans his routine to the very second, might have been unsettling. Eight months away had …


Mickelson recovers for Riviera win

Phil Mickelson made back-to-back birdies before saving par on No. 18 to earn a one-shot victory Sunday in the Northern Trust Open at Los Angeles. Mickelson went from a four-shot …


Perez calmly wins first PGA title

Remaining calm despite the swirling wind and a tense duel for the lead, Pat Perez finally got his first PGA Tour victory – with a lot of help from Steve …