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Jan 8, 2014

Tiger earnings surpass $1 billion

World No. 1 Tiger Woods has cracked $1.3 billion in career earnings by leading the Golf Digest 50 with $83 million in income last year, the magazine reported on its website Tuesday. Woods, a 14-time major champion, topped the list for the 11th time ...

Quartet tied for early lead

Jan 4, 2014

Quartet tied for early lead

Jordan Spieth thought the Plantation Course was a blast to play when he arrived at Kapalua. He had even more fun Friday. Coming off a sensational rookie season, Spieth opened the new year by never coming close to bogey and making a 12-foot birdie ...

Dec 23, 2013

Rising star Ko, coach part ways

Guy Wilson, teen golfer Lydia Ko’s long-time coach, said Monday that the New Zealander had split with him after 11 years, leaving him “incredibly disappointed.” Wilson, who has coached the world No. 4 since she was just 5 years old, confirmed he had been ...

Dec 21, 2013

Ishikawa-Fujita pair loses, but Asia retains lead

The Japan duo of Ryo Ishikawa and Hiroyuki Fujita lost their fourballs match on Saturday 2 and 1 to Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger and Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen on the second day of the Royal Trophy. Asia leads Europe in the team event 5-3 as each ...

Dec 19, 2013

Scandal-hit PGA opts to clean house

The leadership of Japan’s Professional Golfers Association will resign en masse after two of its executives were found to have played golf and socialized with an underworld boss, a report said Wednesday. The PGA’s policy board decided Wednesday on the mass resignation, to be ...

Dec 16, 2013

Matsuyama aims for Masters victory

Hideki Matsuyama said Monday he is aiming to win next year’s Masters. Matsuyama earned his invitation to the season’s first major by being among the top 50 golfers when the world rankings were published Sunday. The 21-year-old remained 23rd in the world, and will ...

Johnson uses late surge to claim win over Tiger

Dec 9, 2013

Johnson uses late surge to claim win over Tiger

The storybook ending at Sherwood had every element a golf fan could want — Tiger Woods with a commanding lead before a record crowd, clutch shots that kept getting better with every hole and a finish no one saw coming. Zach Johnson never looked ...

Miyazato claims first career title at Nippon Series

Dec 8, 2013

Miyazato claims first career title at Nippon Series

Yusaku Miyazato held his nerve to capture his first career title at the season-ending Nippon Series JT Cup on Sunday, sealing a three-stroke victory with a par-saving chip on No. 18. The 33-year-old Miyazato, whose younger sister Ai is the star of three pro ...

Dec 1, 2013

Matsuyama becomes first rookie to claim money title

Hideki Matsuyama became the first rookie to win the JGTO money title after capturing the Casio World Open for his fourth victory on Sunday. Matsuyama, who has turned heads since turning pro in April and began his U.S. PGA career last month, held on ...

Nov 30, 2013

Lee, Lu share lead before final round

Defending champion Lee Bo-mee of South Korea shot a 1-under-par 71 Saturday to move into a tie for the lead with Taiwan’s Teresa Lu heading into the final round of the season-ending Japan LPGA Tour Championship. Lee, winner of this season’s Japan LPGA Championship ...

Morita, Yokomine shoot 2-under 74s to open Japan LPGA Tour Championship

Nov 28, 2013

Morita, Yokomine shoot 2-under 74s to open Japan LPGA Tour Championship

Tour money leader Rikako Morita and second-placed Sakura Yokomine each carded a 2-over-par 74 on Thursday in the first round of the season-ending Japan LPGA Tour Championship. Morita entered play at the ¥100-million event with a lead of roughly ¥2.8 million over Yokomine. Sunday’s ...

Nov 25, 2013

Miyazato pulls out of LPGA event

Ai Miyazato withdrew ahead of the final round of the LPGA Titleholders with an upset stomach, ending the season without a title for the first time since 2008 on Sunday. Ayako Uehara placed the highest from Japan in 25th with a 3-under 285. Feng ...