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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, which began with his first major ...

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 ...

Feb 8, 2017

Kiyomoto, Tu named to Japanese Golf Hall of Fame

Former Japan LPGA chairwoman Takako Kiyomoto and Taiwan-born seven-time money title winner Tu Ai-yu were named to the Japanese Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Kiyomoto, 77, was responsible for nurturing stars such as Yuri Fudo and Shiho Oyama, while Tu, 62, is the ...

Matsuyama wins playoff to repeat as Phoenix Open champion

Feb 6, 2017

Matsuyama wins playoff to repeat as Phoenix Open champion

Hideki Matsuyama beat Webb Simpson in a four-hole playoff to defend his Waste Management Phoenix Open title Sunday, claiming his fourth career U.S. tour win. Matsuyama, who was four strokes back in a four-way tie for third going into the final round at TPC ...

Matsuyama falls four behind leader An after three rounds

Feb 5, 2017

Matsuyama falls four behind leader An after three rounds

World No. 5 Hideki Matsuyama shot a 3-under-par 68 but dropped four strokes behind the leader on Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Matsuyama, the tournament’s defending champion, had a rough third round, carding six birdies and three bogeys to finish the day ...

Garcia takes three-shot lead at Dubai Desert Classic

Feb 4, 2017

Garcia takes three-shot lead at Dubai Desert Classic

Sergio Garcia made the most of perfect scoring conditions Saturday to finish his second round of the Dubai Desert Classic with a five-under-par 67 and claim a three-shot lead. The Spaniard, who led after the first round with a sparkling 65, was 1-under after ...

Feb 4, 2017

Matsuyama cards 68, is tied for third

Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama remained a stroke back of the leaders at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday after a 3-under-par 68 in the second round. The world No. 5 carded four birdies at the Tournament Players Club and sits in a four-way ...