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Satoshi Kodaira rallies to win 3-hole playoff at RBC Heritage

Early on, Satoshi Kodaira was thinking only of playing well enough Sunday to make it to next week’s PGA Tour stop.


Monday roars that sound like Sunday when Tiger Woods arrives

It was so sudden and thunderous that it reached the clubhouse. It was loud enough to startle spectators who wondered what they had missed. They had a pretty good idea …


Ian Poulter delivers to win Houston Open and get in Masters

Down to his last putt, Ian Poulter made a 20-foot birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff with Beau Hossler, and then he won the Houston Open with …


Henrik Stenson bounces back, shoots 64 at Bay Hill

Henrik Stenson had a hot putter, a much quieter crowd and a one-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. One week after Stenson returned from his winter break and spent …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018

Phil Mickelson ends longest drought with playoff win in Mexico

Phil Mickelson ended the longest drought of his career with a playoff victory over Justin Thomas in the Mexico Championship, capping off a wild day that included Thomas holing out …


Justin Thomas delivers clutch moments to win Honda in playoff

Justin Thomas nearly holed a wedge that got him into a playoff, and then hit 5-wood over the water and onto the 18th green for a two-putt birdie to beat …


Tiger Woods shoots solid 70 at windy Honda; Alex Noren has early lead

In windy conditions where par felt like good work, Tiger Woods got just that at the Honda Classic. Alex Noren was even better. Noren birdied his final hole at Palm …


Gary Woodland beats Chez Reavie in Phoenix Open playoff

Gary Woodland beat Chez Reavie with a par on the first hole of a playoff in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Woodland birdied three of the last four holes for …


Rickie Fowler birdies last 3 holes to take Phoenix Open lead

Rickie Fowler birdied the last three holes in front of the largest crowd in golf history to take the lead in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Fowler shot a 4-under …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018

Jason Day, Alex Noren need another day to decide winner at Torrey Pines

Jason Day and Alex Noren went 77 holes in the Farmers Insurance Open, and it still wasn’t enough to decide a winner. Day and Noren made short birdie putts in …


Morgan Hoffmann says he’s playing PGA Tour with muscular dystrophy

PGA Tour player Morgan Hoffmann says he has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and that his right pectoral muscle is nearly gone.


Austin Cook wins at Sea Island to earn trip to Masters

Austin Cook was chased by proven PGA Tour winners all day at the RSM Classic. Now the Arkansas player is one of them. The PGA Tour rookie held off veterans …


Justin Rose wins HSBC Champions in stunning comeback over Dustin Johnson

Justin Rose posed with the trophy from the balcony high above the 18th green at Sheshan International, a moment that didn’t seem possible.


Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving

Tiger Woods has pleaded guilty to reckless driving in a deal that will keep him out of jail as long as he stays out of trouble. The plea agreement Friday …


Brendan Steele successfully defends Safeway Open title

Brendan Steele won the PGA Tour’s season-opening Safeway Open for the second straight year, closing with a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Sunday for a two-stroke victory over Tony Finau.


Charley Hoffman not satisfied with his year unless he wins

Charley Hoffman is closing in on making the Presidents Cup team for the first time. He has reached as high as No. 20 in the world, the best of his …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017

Dustin Johnson pulls off a stunner over Jordan Spieth in Northern Trust

Dustin Johnson faced long odds all day against Jordan Spieth until the longest drive led to an unlike playoff victory Sunday in The Northern Trust.


Hideki Matsuyama, Kevin Kisner tied for lead at PGA Championship

Hideki Matsuyama never looks satisfied with his shots or his score, no matter how good they look.


PGA notes: Stever Stricker has eighth straight year without missing cut in major

Steve Stricker had to clean out his locker and head home early after missing the cut in the PGA Championship at Hazeltine. That was in 2009. And it was on …


Kevin Kisner, Thorbjorn Olesen open with 67s on fast greens at PGA Championship

Jordan Spieth began his quest for the career Grand Slam by not making a putt longer than 5 feet. What helped was that Quail Hollow punished just about everyone at …


Jordan Spieth adds drama to upcoming PGA Championship

Now that the PGA Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, next month has gone from a big deal to a big-big deal because of Jordan Spieth, there is no telling where …


Golf roundup: Xander Schauffele birdies final hole to win Greenbrier Classic

A strong finish in the U.S. Open late month helped prepare Xander Schauffele for the nerve-racking grind of chasing a title on the PGA Tour.


David Lingmerth struggles but maintains lead at Quicken Loans

David Lingmerth lost his way off the tee but scrambled well enough to stay in the lead at the Quicken Loans National. The Swede shot a 3-over 73 on Saturday …


UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017

Brian Harman’s clutch birdie denies Dustin Johnson 4th straight win

Dustin Johnson was in the clubhouse, tied for the lead and poised for a chance to join an elite class with a fourth straight PGA Tour victory. Brian Harman was …


Holocaust survivors hail Allianz golf tourney sponsor end

Holocaust survivors say termination of German insurance giant Allianz’s sponsorship of a Florida golf tournament may boost survivors’ efforts to collect some $2.5 billion in World War II-era Jewish policies.


A long, tearful road to a major for Sergio Garcia

Eighteen years and 71 majors later, more tears for Sergio Garcia. This time, they were accompanied by a smile.


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017

Dustin Johnson wins in Mexico in debut as No. 1 player in the world

The only elevation that mattered at the Mexico Championship is how much higher Dustin Johnson can go.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017

Rickie Fowler finally makes it easy in Honda Classic victory

Rickie Fowler didn’t care about pretty. He cared about winning. Staked to a four-shot lead, Fowler hit one putt into a sprinkler hole and a tee shot into the water. …


Fred Couples wins Chubb Classic for 12th senior title

Fred Couples won the Chubb Classic on Sunday for his 12th PGA Tour Champions title and first since 2014, rallying to beat Miguel Angel Jimenez at TwinEagles.


Tiger Woods returns to PGA Tour, fails to tame Torrey Pines

The return of Tiger Woods felt more like a celebration Thursday at Torrey Pines.