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Woods ends season without playing major

Tiger Woods has shut it down for the rest of the professional golf season, bringing into question his playing future as the best golfer of his generation will be away from the sport for over a year when, and if, he returns. Woods, who is recovering from multiple back surgeries ...

Stenson takes lead away from Mickelson in third round

Jul 17, 2016

Stenson takes lead away from Mickelson in third round

Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson delivered what everyone expects out of a major championship. They matched birdies and improbable par saves, momentum hanging in the balance on each shot. The lead changed four times over four hours of golf at its highest level, played ...

Mickelson narrowly keeps lead

Jul 16, 2016

Mickelson narrowly keeps lead

Phil Mickelson wore a black rain suit that he didn’t need until he approached the far end of Royal Troon and already had stretched his lead. Henrik Stenson opened the curtains at his house expecting to see rain coming down sideways and was pleasantly ...

Mickelson's first-round 63 equals all-time major mark

Jul 15, 2016

Mickelson's first-round 63 equals all-time major mark

Phil Mickelson was 16 feet away from a place in history he wouldn’t have to share with anyone. Fans watched from a rooftop balcony. Royal Troon members strained to see out the window from the clubhouse behind the 18th green. Jack Nicklaus usually doesn’t ...

Jul 14, 2016

Tim Mickelson resigns as Arizona State's men golf coach

Tim Mickelson has stepped down as Arizona State’s men’s golf coach. “I have decided to pursue other business opportunities outside of the collegiate athletics world and therefore will not return to ASU this fall,” Mickelson said in a statement Wednesday. Athletic director Ray Anderson ...

McIlroy downplays Olympic golf

Jul 13, 2016

McIlroy downplays Olympic golf

Rory McIlroy dealt another blow to golf’s relationship with the Olympics on Tuesday, when he indicated he would only watch “the stuff that matters” at next month’s Rio Games. The final 60-man Olympic field was revealed Monday, with world No. 3 Jordan Spieth joining ...

Jul 12, 2016

Spieth beomes latest golf star to withdraw from Rio Games

Jordan Spieth withdrew from the Olympics on Monday, leaving golf without its top four players when the sport returns to the games for the first time since 1904. Spieth was the last of the top players to say he wasn’t going to Rio, telling ...

Nomura, Oyama punch tickets for Rio Olympics

Jul 11, 2016

Nomura, Oyama punch tickets for Rio Olympics

Harukyo Nomura and Shiho Oyama qualified for the women’s golf competition at the Rio Olympics as the two highest ranked Japanese players in the world rankings released on Monday. Nomura, 23, is ranked 22nd and Oyama 43rd. Nomura finished 11th at the U.S. Women’s ...

Nordqvist penalty helps Lang win U.S. Women's Open

Jul 11, 2016

Nordqvist penalty helps Lang win U.S. Women's Open

Just when it appeared the U.S. Women’s Open would come down to the final hole of the three-hole playoff, a rules violation changed everything and helped deliver Brittany Lang her first major title. Lang was the beneficiary of a delayed, two-stroke penalty called on ...

Nomura falls five shots off pace at U.S. Women's Open

Jul 10, 2016

Nomura falls five shots off pace at U.S. Women's Open

Harukyo Nomura struggled with a 3-over-par 75 on Saturday to drop five shots back going into the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open, the third major of the season. Nomura began the day three shots off the pace tied for fourth, but she ...

Jul 9, 2016

Johnson to skip Olympics due to concerns over Zika virus

U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of the world’s top four players for its return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence. Jordan Spieth is the only player ...

Jul 9, 2016

Johnson to skip Olympics over Zika fears

U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of the world’s top four players for its return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence. Jordan Spieth is the only player ...