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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 ...

Miyazato collapses as Ko wins second major

Apr 4, 2016

Miyazato collapses as Ko wins second major

Ai Miyazato suffered a final-round meltdown and finished tied for 18th as New Zealand’s world No. 1 Lydia Ko became the youngest two-time major champion with victory at the ANA Inspiration on Sunday. Miyazato started the day in title contention two strokes off the ...

Miyazato falls behind leader Thompson at ANA Inspiration

Apr 3, 2016

Miyazato falls behind leader Thompson at ANA Inspiration

Ai Miyazato surrendered her share of the lead after carding a 1-under-par 71 in the third round of the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California, on Saturday. The former world No. 1 had two birdies and a bogey at Mission Hills Country Club but ...

Miyazato in tie for lead at ANA Inspiration

Apr 2, 2016

Miyazato in tie for lead at ANA Inspiration

Ai Miyazato maintained her share of the lead as a surging Lexi Thompson used length and strength to join her atop the ANA Inspiration leaderboard Friday. Miyazato, who was tied for the first-round lead with Azahara Munoz, followed her opening 67 with a 70. ...

Woods decides to not participate in Masters

Apr 2, 2016

Woods decides to not participate in Masters

Tiger Woods is going to Augusta National next week — to eat, not play. Woods made official Friday night what most observers figured all along. Recovery from two back surgeries last year has not progressed to the point where he is ready to tee ...

Apr 1, 2016

Miyazato tied for ANA Inspiration lead

Ai Miyazato birdied four of the first six holes and shot a 5-under 67 in perfect morning conditions Thursday to take the early lead in the ANA Inspiration. In the afternoon, Azahara Munoz was so concerned about the water fronting the par-5 18th green ...

Miyazato finishes third after Kia final flourish

Mar 28, 2016

Miyazato finishes third after Kia final flourish

Ai Miyazato fired a sizzling final round of 6-under-par 66 to finish third at the Kia Classic on Sunday. The former world No. 1 started the day in 15th place but reeled off seven birdies against a lone bogey at the Aviara Golf Club ...

Mar 27, 2016

Day takes Spieth's No. 1 ranking

Jordan Spieth lost his match. Then he lost his No. 1 ranking. Jason Day assured a return to the top of the world ranking Saturday when he advanced to the semifinals of the Dell Match Play. His reward is to face Rory McIlroy, who ...

Mar 26, 2016

Miyazato slips to ninth

Ai Miyazato, who was among the four overnight co-leaders, struggled in windy conditions and dropped to ninth with a 5-under-par 139 total, five strokes off the pace after the second round of the Kia Classic on Friday. Miyazato got off to a bogey-free start ...

Mar 25, 2016

Miyazato tied for Kia Classic lead

Former world No. 1 Ai Miyazato shot a 5-under-par 67 to grab a share of the first-round lead at the Kia Classic on Thursday. Miyazato had an eagle on the 10th and also made three birdies in a flawless round at the Aviara Golf ...