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Henley wins playoff; Tiger pulls out

Mar 3, 2014

Henley wins playoff; Tiger pulls out

Russell Henley chipped in for birdie and then hit into the water on his next shot for double bogey. He watched Rory McIlroy throw away a lead with a double bogey and a bogey, only to stand over a 12-foot eagle putt on the ...

McIlroy retains lead; Tiger fires 65

Mar 2, 2014

McIlroy retains lead; Tiger fires 65

Rory McIlroy did just enough to keep the lead in the Honda Classic with a 1-under 69, giving him a two-shot lead on Saturday and a chance to win on the U.S. PGA Tour for the first time in 18 months. McIlroy avoided a ...

McIlroy takes lead as Tiger struggles

| Mar 1, 2014

McIlroy takes lead as Tiger struggles

Golf is starting to feel easy again for Rory McIlroy, who bounced back from a sloppy start Friday in the Honda Classic for a 4-under 66 that gave him his first 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour in 18 months. Tiger Woods is making ...

McIlroy takes initiative in Honda first round

Feb 28, 2014

McIlroy takes initiative in Honda first round

On the course where Rory McIlroy first rose to No. 1, he looked as if he might be headed in that direction again on Thursday. McIlroy swung freely and walked briskly on his way to a 7-under 63, with birdies on the last two ...

Woods gets into Masters mind set

Feb 27, 2014

Woods gets into Masters mind set

The PGA Tour season began five months ago. The new year is two months old. And yet there’s something about the Honda Classic that makes Tiger Woods and a collection of stars feel as though it’s all about to get under way. “I think ...

Feb 13, 2014

JGTO sanctions new tournament in Fukushima

Japan’s JGTO tour announced Thursday that it will sanction a new event this season, the Dunlop Srixon Fukushima Open. The new event, to be held at the Grandee Nasushirakawa Golf Club in Fukushima Prefecture from July 31 to Aug. 3, means there will 25 ...

Feb 9, 2014

Walker takes control at Pebble Beach

The wind was so strong, the conditions so demanding, that Jimmy Walker felt like Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was competing against the golf course instead of the rest of the field. Golf’s hottest player wound up beating them both. Walker ...

Stadler wins in Phoenix to collect first PGA title

Feb 3, 2014

Stadler wins in Phoenix to collect first PGA title

The Smallrus finally hoisted a big PGA Tour trophy. Kevin Stadler, the 33-year-old son of major champion Craig “The Walrus” Stadler, won the Phoenix Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory. Stadler won when playing partner Bubba Watson missed a 5-foot par ...

Watson leads by two strokes at Phoenix Open

Feb 2, 2014

Watson leads by two strokes at Phoenix Open

A desert animal saved leader Bubba Watson at least a stroke in the Phoenix Open on Saturday. The estimated 189,722 fans had a lot to see on a sunny, cool day at TPC Scottsdale. Watson’s drive on the par-5 13th went into a desert ...

Feb 1, 2014

McIlroy leads in Dubai

Golf Rory McIlroy hit wedge into 5 feet for birdie on the 18th hole for a 2-under 70 to regain the outright lead in the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday. The chief challenge for McIlroy came from an American — but it wasn’t Tiger ...

Matsuyama moves up leaderboard

Feb 1, 2014

Matsuyama moves up leaderboard

Hideki Matsuyama shot a 4-under-par 67 to temporarily move into fifth place, while compatriot Ryo Ishikawa missed the cut at the Phoenix Open on Friday. Matsuyama nailed six birdies against a pair of bogeys to move within three shots of the lead in the ...

McIlroy out to early lead in Dubai

Jan 31, 2014

McIlroy out to early lead in Dubai

Rory McIlroy took another step toward regaining his form Thursday with his lowest score in more than three years, a 9-under 63 while playing with Tiger Woods to take a two-shot lead in the Dubai Desert Classic. McIlroy played bogey-free in ideal scoring conditions ...