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Matsuyama earns first domestic win of season

Hideki Matsuyama, who plays primarily on the U.S. PGA tour, won his first domestic event of the year on Sunday, beating Hiroshi Iwata in a playoff to capture the JGTO’s Dunlop Phoenix title. Matsuyama started the day with a two stroke lead and shot a 1-under-par 70 final round at ...

Nov 22, 2014

Spargo in front at Australian Masters

South Australian journeyman Paul Spargo will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Australian Masters after shooting a one-under 71 on Saturday, with double defending champion Adam Scott lurking four strokes behind. World No. 2 Scott rued a bogey-strewn front nine ...

Matsuyama holds lead after 36 holes at Dunlop Phoenix Tournament

Nov 21, 2014

Matsuyama holds lead after 36 holes at Dunlop Phoenix Tournament

Hideki Matsuyama produced flashes of sheer brilliance to conjure a seven-under-par 64 on Friday, snatching a one-stroke lead at the halfway point of the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament. The 22-year-old, who claimed his maiden victory on the U.S. PGA Tour at the Memorial Tournament earlier ...

Nov 19, 2014

Tiger upset over parody interview

Tiger Woods criticized Hall of Fame golf writer Dan Jenkins on Tuesday for a parody in which Jenkins fakes an interview with him and covers topics from his reputation as a bad tipper to his failed marriage to his six-year drought in the majors. ...

Nov 17, 2014

McIlroy claims Race to Dubai victory

Rory McIlroy has won the European Tour’s Race to Dubai for the second time in three years. “Winning it for the first time two years ago was a fantastic feeling, but I feel like I’m now a more complete player and my all-round game ...

Nov 15, 2014

Kim holds slim lead at Lorena Ochoa Invitational

Lorena Ochoa Invitational Christina Kim shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to maintain a one-stroke lead in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. Kim birdied the par-3 16th to take the outright lead and parred the final two holes at tree-lined Club de Golf Mexico. She ...

Nov 13, 2014

Teen Ko voted LPGA Rookie of Year

Lydia Ko has become the youngest player to win the LPGA Tour’s rookie of the year award. The 17-year-old Ko clinched the points-based award with three tournaments remaining on the LPGA Tour schedule. She already has two victories, two runnerup finishes and nine other ...

Pressel takes one-stroke lead at Mizuno Classic

Nov 7, 2014

Pressel takes one-stroke lead at Mizuno Classic

Morgan Pressel shot a 5-under 67 Friday to lead the Mizuno Classic by one stroke after the first round. Pressel, who hasn’t won on the LPGA Tour since 2008, had five birdies at the Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club. “It was tough out there with ...

Nov 6, 2014

McDowell takes two-stroke lead in Shanghai

Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell made a flying, seven birdie start to grab a two-shot lead after the first round of the $8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions tournament on Thursday. McDowell coped well with a fluctuating breeze and thick rough at Sheshan Golf Club to fire ...

PGA president Bishop ousted

Oct 25, 2014

PGA president Bishop ousted

Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter. Bishop was irritated by remarks Poulter made in his book on the Ryder Cup captaincy of Nick Faldo in 2008 and ...

Matsuyama falls back despite eagle

Oct 18, 2014

Matsuyama falls back despite eagle

Hideki Matsuyama rescued a tough day with a 16th-hole eagle on Friday as he managed an even-par, second-round 71 and fell into a tie for 22nd at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. In addition to his eagle, Matsuyama carded two birdies against four ...

U.S. creates 'Ryder Cup Task Force'

Oct 15, 2014

U.S. creates 'Ryder Cup Task Force'

After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were among 11 players, captains and PGA of America officials who were appointed to the ...

Oct 12, 2014

Matsuyama drops six shots back

Hideki Matsuyama put together a 69 to keep seventh place but dropped six shots off the pace after the third round of the Open on Saturday. Matsuyama had six birdies and three bogeys at the par-72 Silverado Country Club North and was at ...