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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 ...

Jan 26, 2014

Tiger misses cut

Tiger Woods was right. The South Course at Torrey Pines is playing about as tough as it did for the U.S. Open in 2008. But that’s the only similarity. Woods won that U.S. Open. He won’t even have a tee time in the final ...

Jan 25, 2014

Spieth out in front at Torrey Pines

Jordan Spieth showed maturity beyond his 20 years to take a one-shot lead at the Farmers Insurance Open by shooting a 9-under 63 on Friday. Spieth played his round on the easier North Course at Torrey Pines while second-placed Stewart Cink had a 71 ...

Jan 11, 2014

Stuard fires 65 at Sony

Brian Stuard had his fourth straight round of 65 at the Sony Open. Too bad it was only Friday. Stuard completed his second round with a hybrid 3-iron into 2 feet for eagle on the par-5 ninth hole for a 5-under 65. That gave ...

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 ...