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Jay Haas wins Champions event; second oldest winner at 62

Jay Haas birdied the first hole of a playoff with Bart Bryant on Sunday to win the PGA Tour Champions in Newport Beach, California, and become the second-oldest winner in …


Meehan: Kirk Triplett consistent force on Champions Tour

Kirk Triplett is putting together another Kirk Triplett-type of season.


Golf roundup: Penalty on Nordqvist delivers US Women’s Open to Lang

Just when it seemed as if the U.S. Women’s Open in San Martin, California, would come down to the final hole of the three-hole playoff, a rules violation changed everything …


Digest: Lydia Ko takes lead after 3rd round of US Women’s Open

World No. 1 Lydia Ko birdied the 18th hole to cap a 2-under 70 in the third round Saturday that put her in the lead of the U.S. Women’s Open …


Golf roundup: Herman wins Houston Open to get into the Masters

Jim Herman delivered a masterful performance at just the right time Sunday in the Shell Houston Open.


Day wins again with 6-shot victory

The toughest challenge Jason Day faced Sunday at The Barclays was convincing his peers that golf really isn’t this easy. He’s just making it look that way.


Andrade survives to capture Boeing

Billy Andrade won the Boeing Classic for his second Champions Tour victory and first in an individual event, overcoming trouble early in the final round for a one-stroke victory. Andrade …


Ireland’s Lowry has tour card after win

With no mistakes and two great escapes from the trees, Shane Lowry of Ireland introduced himself on a world stage Sunday by winning the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio. Lowry …


Park surges to big win

As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women’s British Open in Turnberry, Scotland, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and …


Golf: Chad Campbell shoots 63 to take Canadian Open lead

Chad Campbell shot a 9-under 63 on Friday in the Canadian Open to take a two-stroke lead over Brian Harman. Campbell birdied all four par 5s at Glen Abbey in …


In brief: Tom Watson leads by one at Senior Open

Golf: Tom Watson took advantage of cooler morning conditions Thursday to shoot a 4-under 66, grabbing a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open in Sacramento, …


Langer wins second straight Seniors Players Championship

BELMONT, Mass. – Bernhard Langer won the Senior Players Championship for the second year in a row. It’s his fifth major on the Champions Tour. He shot a 3-under-par 68 …


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, …


In brief: Kevin Na closes with ‘good bogey,’ leads wet Colonial

Golf: Kevin Na went without a bogey in the second round until his final hole Friday, finishing with a 4-under 66 for the lead halfway through soggy Colonial in Fort …


McIlroy blazes to record victory

Rory McIlroy became the first two-time winner in the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a seven-shot victory Sunday over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers. The top-ranked McIlory …


McIlroy asserts himself with Match Play title

Rory McIlroy didn’t need another comeback to win the Match Play Championship. Three times in the last three days, McIlroy had to rally to reach the championship match Sunday at …


In brief: Chris Paul’s basket ousts Spurs in Game 7 win

NBA: Chris Paul banked in a shot over Tim Duncan with a second left to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 111-109 victory over the defending NBA champion San …


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 …


Haas returns after layoff and wins

Bill Haas pulled ahead with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th and parred the final two holes for a one-stroke victory Sunday in the Humana Challenge in La …


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 …


Cook collects his 10th Champions Tour victory

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – John Cook won the First Tee Open on Sunday at Pebble Beach for his 10th Champions Tour title with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke win …


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 …


Kevin Sutherland shoots 1st 59 on Champions Tour

Kevin Sutherland shot the first 59 in Champions Tour history Saturday at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, New York. The 50-year-old Sutherland had a chance to become the …


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 …


Golf notes: Michelle Wie returns to action after Open victory

Michelle Wie has enjoyed a week full of celebration and national attention since finally winning her first major championship in the U.S. Women’s Open. The most recognizable name in women’s …


Streelman wins Travelers tournament

Kevin Streelman birdied the last seven holes to win the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship by a stroke on Sunday at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Streelman shot his second …


Crane gets win

Ben Crane won the St. Jude Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title since 2011, closing with a 3-over 73 for a one-stroke victory. Crane went wire to …


Two years after brain surgery, Holmes a winner again

More than two years after going through brain surgery, J.B. Holmes is a winner again on the PGA Tour. Holmes made it harder than he needed to on the final …


Kuchar’s big bunker shot propels him to 1-stroke win

Matt Kuchar saw his well-struck 5-iron on the 18th hole at the RBC Heritage come up way short of the target and settle in a front bunker. “Well,” he thought …