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Spieth refusing to dwell on Masters

Jordan Spieth understands his meltdown at the end of the Masters will follow him. And three weeks later, Spieth’s not quite ready to say he’s over letting a five-shot lead in the final round morph into that awkward ceremony in the Butler Cabin that ended with him slipping the green ...

Apr 30, 2016

Ishikawa pleased with progress in recovery from back injury

Ryo Ishikawa, out since mid-February with a lower-back injury, told Kyodo News Saturday he is recovered to the extent he can take full swings with irons but is still uncertain when he can make a comeback. The 24-year-old was diagnosed with lumber discopathy after ...

Aoki establishes record as oldest player on JGTO Tour

Apr 28, 2016

Aoki establishes record as oldest player on JGTO Tour

Isao Aoki became the oldest player to appear on the Japanese men’s tour at the Chunichi Crowns on Thursday, but his round was limited to nine holes due to a sore right ankle. At 73 years, 7 months and 28 days, Aoki rewrote the ...

Apr 25, 2016

Austin, Allen win Legends of Golf tournament

Woody Austin and Michael Allen won the PGA Tour Champions’ Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge on Sunday, giving Austin two straight victories and three in the last four events on the 50-and-over tour. Allen made an 18-foot birdie putt ...

Nomura wins Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Apr 25, 2016

Nomura wins Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Haru Nomura held on in strong wind to win the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour victory of the year. The 23-year-old Japanese player closed with a 1-over 73 in wind gusting to 35 mph at Lake Merced to ...

Nomura takes lead at Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Apr 24, 2016

Nomura takes lead at Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Haru Nomura shot a 1-under 71 in cool and breezy conditions Saturday at Lake Merced to maintain a three-stroke lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. The 23-year-old had three birdies and two bogeys to reach 10-under 206 with one round left. Nomura traded ...

Nomura takes three-shot lead at Swinging Skirts

Apr 23, 2016

Nomura takes three-shot lead at Swinging Skirts

Haru Nomura shot a 2-under 70 in windy conditions Friday at Lake Merced to take the second-round lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. The 23-year-old Japanese player had a 9-under 135 total for a three-stroke lead over South Koreans Ryu So-yeon and Choi ...

Matsuyama fades at Masters

Apr 11, 2016

Matsuyama fades at Masters

Hideki Matsuyama’s bid to become the first Japanese man to win a major crumbled in a 1-over-par final-round 73 on Sunday at the Masters, where he finished five strokes back of England’s Danny Willett in a tie for seventh. The 24-year-old Matsuyama started in ...

Matsuyama two shots off lead at Masters

Apr 10, 2016

Matsuyama two shots off lead at Masters

A wayward putter cost Hideki Matsuyama two late bogeys in the third round of the Masters on Saturday, but he goes into the final 18 holes in a tie for third, just two strokes behind leader and defending champion Jordan Spieth. “There were very ...

Spieth gets off to strong start

Apr 8, 2016

Spieth gets off to strong start

Jordan Spieth is off to another great start in the Masters because of the way he finished. His two biggest rivals were left behind because they couldn’t. Spieth capped off the only bogey-free round in the wicked wind at Augusta National by making a ...

Spieth hopes to lean on experience

Apr 6, 2016

Spieth hopes to lean on experience

Packing for a three-week road trip reminded Jordan Spieth that winning the Masters wasn’t as easy as he made it look. Driving down Magnolia Lane made it all seem possible again. Among the clothes he packed was the green jacket that had been hanging ...

Apr 5, 2016

Olympic golf champions get free pass to majors

When golf returns to the Olympics in Rio, the winners will receive more than a gold medal. They’ll also get a free pass to all the major championships. The governing bodies for men’s and women’s golf announced the exemptions Monday at Augusta National, adding ...