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Oct 11, 2014

Matsuyama three strokes off pace

Hideki Matsuyama shot a second-round 67 on Friday to move three strokes off the pace at the Frys.com Open. Matsuyama carded five birdies in a bogey-free round at the par-72 Silverado Country Club North for a two-day total of 7-under-par 137. He moved into ...

Dominant Europe captures Ryder Cup again

Sep 29, 2014

Dominant Europe captures Ryder Cup again

The tone was set by Rory McIlroy, the best player in the world. The winning shot came from Jamie Donaldson, a Ryder Cup rookie. Europe added another layer to its Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday by leaving no doubt who had the best team, ...

Europe takes control of Ryder Cup

Sep 28, 2014

Europe takes control of Ryder Cup

Captain Fantastic Paul McGinley hailed “a great team performance” after Europe crushed the United States in the Ryder Cup foursomes for the second day running to gallop into a commanding 10-6 lead on Saturday. The U.S., which trailed 5-3 overnight, edged a record-breaking fourballs ...

Europe takes lead at Ryder Cup

Sep 27, 2014

Europe takes lead at Ryder Cup

The start of this Ryder Cup was a lot like how the last one ended. European blue filled the scoreboard Friday afternoon at Gleneagles with strong finishes that Europe is renowned for in these matches. Rory McIlroy knocked in a 40-foot birdie putt across ...

Faldo backs Garcia jibe

Sep 27, 2014

Faldo backs Garcia jibe

Nick Faldo defended his television commentary that Sergio Garcia was “useless” in the 2008 Ryder Cup, saying the Spaniard had emotional and physical problems at Valhalla and even told Faldo that he did not want to play. Faldo, captain of that 2008 team that ...

Sep 20, 2014

Watson seeking to inspire Ryder Cup redemption

Tom Watson, the oldest captain in Ryder Cup history at age 65, will serve as an inspirational leader for a United States golf team seeking redemption at this year’s Ryder Cup. Watson, who came within a shot of a stunning triumph at age 59 ...

Tiger working on regaining fitness

Sep 16, 2014

Tiger working on regaining fitness

Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club. Woods said Monday his strength has returned from “busting my butt in the gym pretty hard” and he is on schedule to resume competition ...

Suzuki becomes youngest Japan LPGA Championship winner

Sep 14, 2014

Suzuki becomes youngest Japan LPGA Championship winner

Ai Suzuki earned her first title on Japan’s LPGA tour on Sunday, capturing the LPGA Championship by one stroke and replacing Ai Miyazato as the event’s youngest winner. Suzuki, at the age of 20 years, 128 days, seized the lead on the second day ...

Sep 14, 2014

McIlroy, Horschel tied for lead

Already established as the best player in golf, Rory McIlroy approached the FedEx Cup finale as though he had nothing to lose. Except now he has so much to gain. McIlroy was plodding along Saturday in the Tour Championship, frustrated by a pair of ...

Sep 14, 2014

Norman survives chainsaw accident

Golf great Greg Norman said he was recovering in a U.S. hospital Sunday after almost cutting off his hand with a chainsaw. Australia’s former world No. 1 posted a photo to Instagram of himself lying in a hospital bed with his left arm heavily ...

Sep 13, 2014

U.S. triumphs in World Amateur Team Championship

SMU junior Bryson DeChambeau birdied the final hole and Canadian playing partner Corey Conners closed with a bogey to give the United States a two-stroke victory Saturday in the World Amateur Team Championship. The United States won the Eisenhower Trophy for the record 15th ...

Matsuyama qualifies for season-ending Tour Championship

Sep 8, 2014

Matsuyama qualifies for season-ending Tour Championship

Hideki Matsuyama qualified for next week’s Tour Championship after finishing 20th with a 4-under 276 at the BMW Championship on Sunday. The result left Matsuyama 28th in the FedEx Cup standings. The top 30 appear in the Tour Championship starting Thursday, which allowed Matsuyama ...