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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 ...

Matsuyama withdraws from Olympics over Zika concerns

Jul 4, 2016

Matsuyama withdraws from Olympics over Zika concerns

Hideki Matsuyama has followed Jason Day and Rory McIlroy out of the Rio Olympics, opting not to compete because of concerns about the Zika virus, the Japanese golfer said on Sunday. “I won’t go. I’m not competing,” Matsuyama said after the final round of ...

Jul 2, 2016

Uehara slips to 26th place midway through Portland Classic

Ayako Uehara hit a 2-over 74 and dropped into a tie for 26th at the Cambia Portland Classic after the second round on Friday. Compatriot Sakura Yokomine moved up to 18th after shooting a 2-under 70 on three birdies and a bogey at the ...

Jul 2, 2016

Tiger won't return at British Open

Tiger Woods is out of the British Open, the first time he has sat out three majors in one year. The R&A announcement that the 14-time major champion has withdrawn was not a surprise. Woods has not played in nearly a year as he ...

Uehara cards 4-under 68 in opening round at Portland Classic

Jul 1, 2016

Uehara cards 4-under 68 in opening round at Portland Classic

Ayako Uehara shot a 4-under 68 and tied for four-way fifth after the first round of the Cambia Portland Classic on Thursday, three strokes off the pace. Uehara carded five birdies and a bogey at the par-72 Columbia Edgewater Country Club. Canadian 18-year-old Brooke ...

Uehara drops down leaderboard; Ko ties course record in Arkansas

Jun 26, 2016

Uehara drops down leaderboard; Ko ties course record in Arkansas

Ayako Uehara surrendered her overnight lead and slid into a tie for 24th after struggling to a 3-over-par 74 in the second round of the NW Arkansas Championship on Saturday. Uehara, who took top spot with a tournament-tying record of 62 in Friday’s first ...

Uehara fires 62 in first round of NW Arkansas Championship

Jun 25, 2016

Uehara fires 62 in first round of NW Arkansas Championship

Golf One of Ayako Uehara’s best memories in her four full-time seasons on the LPGA Tour is a hole-in-one she made in her first appearance at the NW Arkansas Championship in 2013. Uehara added to her growing list of memorable moments at Pinnacle Country ...

Jun 24, 2016

McDowell rejects chance to replace McIlroy in Rio

Graeme McDowell rejected the chance to replace Rory McIlroy in the Irish Olympic team on Thursday, becoming the latest high-profile golfer to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Games. While McIlroy cited concerns about the Zika virus, McDowell said he decided months ago ...

McIlroy opts out of Olympics over Zika concerns

Jun 22, 2016

McIlroy opts out of Olympics over Zika concerns

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is “a risk I am unwilling to take.” “After speaking with those closest to ...

Johnson wins U.S. Open for first major despite penalty

Jun 20, 2016

Johnson wins U.S. Open for first major despite penalty

Dustin Johnson had everything going his way Sunday in the U.S. Open. He was playing the best golf on the toughest course. He had a two-shot lead on the back nine at Oakmont. He even got a huge break on a ruling that allowed ...

Big-hitters McIlroy, Mickelson, Fowler miss cut at U.S. Open

Jun 19, 2016

Big-hitters McIlroy, Mickelson, Fowler miss cut at U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy spent the days before the U.S. Open searching for his game. The world’s third-ranked player didn’t find it at Oakmont. McIlroy missed the cut on Saturday after posting a two-round total of 8-over 148, two clear of the cut line at 6 ...