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Kyle Stanley shoots 64 to take lead Puerto Rico Open lead

Kyle Stanley shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open.

Rory McIlroy roars out to a 2-shot lead in Mexico Championship

Rory McIlroy ripped a 4-iron from 275 yards into the thin air at Chapultepec to 15 feet for eagle on his second hole Thursday, made five more birdies and opened …

Doug Ferguson: Approaching 40, Adam Scott only looking forward

Adam Scott has worked his way back to among the elite in golf.

Golf notes: With steady play, Scottie Scheffler going places in a hurry

Most satisfying to Scottie Scheffler in his rookie season on the PGA Tour is his steady, consistent play. It has him going places in a hurry.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Mickey Wright, golf great and early LPGA force, dies at 85

Mickey Wright, the golf great with a magnificent swing who won 13 majors among her 82 victories and gave the fledgling LPGA a crucial lift, died Monday of a heart …

Joel Dahmen climbs to sixth at Genesis Invitational

Clarkston native Joel Dahmen shot a 5-under 66 on Saturday to advance 15 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for sixth place at the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational at …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Matt Kuchar shoots 64 to lead Riviera; Tiger Woods wastes strong start

Matt Kuchar had a round that matched the great weather at Riviera.

Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas spending time off course and in same pairing

Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas are separated by about 17 years on the calendar and 70 victories on the PGA Tour, neither of which has kept them from becoming friends …

Doug Ferguson: Tiger Woods’ pursuit resumes for No. 83 at Riviera

There is no better place for Tiger Woods to set the PGA Tour record for most career victories than at Riviera.

Golf notes: Tiger Woods unsure whether to repeat as Presidents Cup captain

Ernie Els has made it clear he won’t return next year as International captain at the Presidents Cup. Tiger Woods was a little more vague.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

English veteran Laura Davies 2 behind at LPGA’s Vic Open

English veteran Laura Davies played her first competitive round in six months due to her mother’s illness and shot a 6-under 67 to be two shots off the lead at …

Nick Taylor takes lead on glorious day at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Nick Taylor opened with an eagle, closed with two birdies and made a gorgeous day feel even better with an 8-under 63 at Monterey Peninsula that …

LPGA cancels China event, citing viral outbreak concerns

The LPGA says it has canceled the Blue Bay LPGA event scheduled for the first week of March on Hainan Island in China, citing health concerns and travel restrictions due …

Wyndham Clark, Billy Horschel have hot starts at Phoenix Open

Wyndham Clark beat darkness – and everyone else Thursday at TPC Scottsdale.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Stephen Ames takes PGA Tour Champions lead in Morocco

Stephen Ames shot a 9-under 63 on Thursday to take a four-stroke lead over a Hall of Fame quartet in the Morocco Champions, the first PGA Tour Champions event in …

Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas biggest stars at Mickelson-less Phoenix Open

While Phil Mickelson is skipping the Phoenix Open to play in Saudi Araba for a big appearance fee, young stars Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas are perfectly content at TPC …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Golf notes: ESPN+ to get streaming deal as PGA Tour wraps up TV talks

The PGA Tour is closing in on its next television rights deal, likely to be announced after the West Coast swing now that the digital side is coming together.

Doug Ferguson: A new tour without Tiger Woods is no tour at all

The concept of a world tour – the latest name is “Premier Golf League” – has been around for the better part of six years.

Madelene Sagstrom shoots 62 to take lead in Gainbridge LPGA

Madelene Sagstrom birdied seven of the first nine holes and shot a 10-under 62 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Gainbridge LPGA.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Ryan Palmer with 62 takes 2-shot lead at Torrey Pines

Ryan Palmer wasn’t aware of any score but his own Friday at Torrey Pines, and he knew it was good enough to at least get himself back into the mix …

Tiger Woods opens with 69 at Torrey North to start new year

Tiger Woods had his lowest opening round of the year since 2011. It wasn’t enough to be among the leaders Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Open, but it was fine …

Jessica Korda shoots 66, takes 2-shot lead in Boca Raton

Jessica Korda shot a 6-under 66 in high wind Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, the tour’s first full-field event of the season …

Thomas Pieters shoots 67, leads by 1 at Dubai Desert Classic

Thomas Pieters birdied four of his first six holes and overcame a mid-round blip to take the lead on Day 1 of the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour …

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy give Torrey Pines the feel of a season opener

A small crowd that gathered in the morning chill made its way to the first tee to watch Tiger Woods start his pro-am round Wednesday at Torrey Pines.

Gaby Lopez wins Tournament of Champions on seventh extra hole

Having already battled for five extra holes into darkness without producing a champion a day earlier, Gaby Lopez and Nasa Hataoka showed up to work at 8 a.m., just like …