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May 22, 2014

Broadcaster Begay returning to work after heart attack

Notah Begay will return to his broadcasting job next week, one month after suffering a heart attack. Golf Channel said Wednesday that he will serve as an on-course reporter at the NCAA men’s golf championships, with the network’s coverage starting Monday. The 41-year-old Begay ...

Tiger confident of return, but uncertain of date

May 20, 2014

Tiger confident of return, but uncertain of date

Tiger Woods still doesn’t know when he’ll return. For a while, he didn’t know whether he would return at all. Woods said Monday his back injury became so debilitating this year it caused him to doubt his ability to play golf again. “Forget about ...

May 19, 2014

Scott overtakes Tiger as No. 1 player

Australia’s Adam Scott has surpassed Tiger Woods as the No. 1 player on the official world golf rankings, seizing the top spot despite not playing this past week. Scott, who spent the past 38 weeks as the second-ranked player, has had chances to overtake ...

Spieth, Kaymer share third-round lead at TPC

May 11, 2014

Spieth, Kaymer share third-round lead at TPC

Jordan Spieth repeatedly pumped his fist when his 12-foot par putt dropped into cup on the final hole, a clutch moment worthy of celebration for two reasons. It gave him a third straight bogey-free round at The Players Championship and a share of the ...

May 10, 2014

Kaymer leads by one shot at Players

Martin Kaymer and Jordan Spieth are having a blast at The Players Championship — one because he’s playing good golf again, the other because that’s all he’s been doing. Kaymer followed his record-tying 63 on the Stadium Course on the TPC Sawgrass with a ...

Holmes holds on for feel-good win

May 5, 2014

Holmes holds on for feel-good win

J.B. Holmes was a 3-foot putt away from winning the Wells Fargo Championship when he backed away to size up the situation. This wasn’t about pressure. He was just happy to be there. Nearly three years removed from brain surgery, Holmes was in a ...

May 3, 2014

Teenage duo atop Cyber Agent Ladies leaderboard

Kotone Hori shot a 5-under 67 to earn a share of the lead with fellow teenager amateur Haruka Morita after the second round of the Cyber Agent Ladies on Saturday. Hori, who started the day tied for fifth, two strokes back of overnight leader ...

Watanabe takes early lead in Cyber Agent Ladies

May 2, 2014

Watanabe takes early lead in Cyber Agent Ladies

Ayaka Watanabe shot a 5-under-par 67 to take the lead after the first round of the Cyber Agent Ladies on Friday. The 20-year-old, who scored her first career victory in dramatic fashion at the Axa Ladies in March, drained six birdies through 14 holes ...

Apr 27, 2014

Fujita prevails in Tsuruya playoff

Veteran Hiroyuki Fujita defeated South Korea’s Park Sang-hyun in a playoff to win his third Tsuruya Open title on Sunday. Fujita, who last won this tournament in 2012, reeled off six birdies against a double bogey in a 67 at the par-71 Yamanohara Golf ...

Apr 27, 2014

Mika Miyazato fades in third round

Mika Miyazato dropped out of title contention with a 5-over par 77 in the third round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on Saturday. Starting the day tied for fourth place, Miyazato had just one birdie against six bogeys at Lake Merced Golf Club ...

Apr 25, 2014

Shigenaga, Katayama tied for Tsuruya Open lead

Atomu Shigenaga’s sizzling 66 left him tied for the lead with veteran Shingo Katayama after the second round of the Tsuruya Open on Friday. The 41-year-old Katayama, who shared the overnight lead with two-time champion Hiroyuki Fujita, shot a 68 to stay even with ...

Fifteen-year-old Katsu claims historic victory

Apr 20, 2014

Fifteen-year-old Katsu claims historic victory

Teenage amateur Minami Katsu, at 15 years and 293 days, became the youngest-ever winner on the Japan LPGA Tour when she captured the Vantelin Ladies Open on Sunday. Katsu, who started the day one shot back in a four-way tie for second, made five ...