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No. 1 Ko hopeful 2020 Olympic golf venue changes male-only stance

Lydia Ko has undergone some major changes during the offseason in her quest to remain atop the world rankings. The the New Zealander is also hoping the golf venue for the next Olympics makes changes to its policy of barring female members. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged the ...

Feb 26, 2017

Fowler leads at Honda Classic

American Rickie Fowler set himself up for his first victory in more than a year, grabbing a four-shot lead after the third round at the Honda Classic in Florida on Saturday. Fowler birdied two of the final three holes to jump clear of the ...

Feb 25, 2017

Palmer, Bryan tied for Honda lead

Ryan Palmer shot a 5-under 65 on Friday and shared the lead with PGA Tour rookie Wesley Bryan going into the weekend at the Honda Classic. Palmer made seven birdies on another day of ideal scoring and reached 9-under 131. Bryan, who had his ...

Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 with win at Riviera

Feb 20, 2017

Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 with win at Riviera

Dustin Johnson’s raw talent and a trophy case that keeps growing allowed him to believe he was the best player in golf. Now he can say it. Even if he doesn’t understand the math involved with being No. 1. Johnson extended a remarkable run, ...

Matsuyama, Ishikawa miss cut at Riviera

Feb 19, 2017

Matsuyama, Ishikawa miss cut at Riviera

Hideki Matsuyama failed to make the cut for the first time this season as he, along with Ryo Ishikawa, made an early exit from the Genesis Open on Saturday. A day after making six bogeys in an incomplete second round that was suspended due ...

Feb 16, 2017

Tiger in too much pain for news conference

Back spasms not only kept Tiger Woods from playing at Riviera, they forced him to withdraw from a news conference. Woods, the unofficial host of the Genesis Open, pushed his news conference back until Wednesday and then canceled it. The tournament said in a ...

Steady Matsuyama in no hurry to reach world No. 1 ranking

Feb 15, 2017

Steady Matsuyama in no hurry to reach world No. 1 ranking

Hideki Matsuyama said Tuesday he remains focused on playing solid golf long-term, and will let his form determine whether he accomplishes his goal of becoming world No. 1 at this week’s tournament in California, or later. In a press conference prior to the Genesis ...

Spieth cruises to easy four-shot win

Feb 13, 2017

Spieth cruises to easy four-shot win

Jordan Spieth soaked up every step of scenery on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach, one of the prettiest places in golf and even more spectacular on a Sunday when the only work left is to hoist the crystal trophy. All that was missing ...

Spieth builds big lead at Pebble Beach

Feb 12, 2017

Spieth builds big lead at Pebble Beach

Amid all the celebrities Saturday at Pebble Beach, no one turned in a performance quite like Jordan Spieth. Spieth took only 10 putts on the back nine, and none were particularly easy except for the last one. His pitch from 54 yards checked up ...

Feb 11, 2017

Tiger pulls out of two more events

Tiger Woods pulled out of his next two tournaments because of ongoing back problems, a somber outlook for a 14-time major champion whose comeback barely lasted three tournaments before another setback. Woods said Friday on his website that he was still coping with back ...

Spieth fires 65 to take lead

Feb 11, 2017

Spieth fires 65 to take lead

Jordan Spieth knew the pin position on the ninth hole at Spyglass Hill as much by memory as by sight, which was a good thing considering the fog creeping across the Monterey Peninsula on Friday. The crowd behind the green couldn’t see Spieth, only ...

A wicked day of wind and rain play havoc at Pebble Beach

Feb 10, 2017

A wicked day of wind and rain play havoc at Pebble Beach

Jordan Spieth could barely stand up and worried his hat would fly off in the middle of his swing. From 176 yards downhill to the par-3 11th green at Monterey Peninsula, he ripped a 4-iron and hoped for the best. When he saw it ...