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Watson reclaims Masters title

Apr 14, 2014

Watson reclaims Masters title

Bubba Watson’s second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago. The only daring shot Watson hit was one he really didn’t need. The wild swing in momentum came on the front nine, not the back nine of Augusta ...

Lee ends eight-year winless drought on Japan LPGA Tour

Apr 13, 2014

Lee ends eight-year winless drought on Japan LPGA Tour

Esther Lee won her first title after eight years on the Japan LPGA Tour with a one-stroke victory over O. Sattaya at the Studio Alice Ladies Open on Sunday. Lee started the final round two shots off the pace in second, but finished with ...

Watson takes lead at Augusta

Apr 12, 2014

Watson takes lead at Augusta

Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of “Bubba golf,” producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket. Watson took over Augusta National on ...

Haas grabs lead at Masters

Apr 11, 2014

Haas grabs lead at Masters

Adam Scott shot the lowest opening score by a defending Masters champion in 13 years, with his 3-under 69 in Thursday’s first round putting him one shot behind leader Bill Haas. Scott could have had the outright lead, with his one bad swing of ...

Masters seems a bit empty without Tiger

Apr 10, 2014

Masters seems a bit empty without Tiger

The legends usually fade away gracefully here, part of the reason why the absence of Tiger Woods at the Masters seems so jarring. He wasn’t at the Champions Dinner Tuesday night, won’t be on the first tee Thursday morning. Someone else will be putting ...

Apr 8, 2014

Stadlers to make Masters history

Craig and Kevin Stadler will become the first father and son to play in the same Masters this week, but relations remain complicated between the two following a divorce. Craig Stadler, the 60-year-old winner of the 1982 Masters, divorced Sue, Kevin’s mother, in 2006. ...

Apr 7, 2014

Ishikawa fails to make Masters field

Ryo Ishikawa put together a 1-under-par 71 in the final round of the Houston Open Sunday, but it was not enough as he finished in a share of 31st at 3-under 285, meaning he will miss playing in his sixth consecutive Masters Tournament. Ishikawa, ...

Apr 6, 2014

Ahn rallies for 13th career title

South Korea’s Ahn Sun-ju shot an even-par 72 on Sunday to seize a one-stroke victory at the Yamaha Ladies. Ahn, the leading money winner on Japan’s LPGA tour in 2010 and 2011, started the day a stroke back of overnight leader Yumiko Yoshida. Ahn ...

Garcia moves to top of leaderboard

Apr 5, 2014

Garcia moves to top of leaderboard

Sergio Garcia has yet to finish lower than 16th in a PGA Tour event this season. The Spaniard appears well on his way to keeping that streak intact this week after posting a 7-under par 65 and matching the course 36-hole record of 12 ...

Tiger to miss Masters after surgery on back

Apr 2, 2014

Tiger to miss Masters after surgery on back

Tiger Woods chose surgery to heal his ailing back over a quest for another green jacket, announcing Tuesday that he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career. Woods said on his website that he had surgery Monday in Utah for ...

Mar 31, 2014

Uehara falls apart in final round

Ayako Uehara suffered a final-round 77 to drop out of contention and finish tied for 25th at the Kia Classic on Sunday. Uehara started the day tied for third just two strokes off the pace, but her title hopes evaporated after she made one ...

Mar 30, 2014

Uehara challenges at Kia Classic

Ayako Uehara moved into title contention on Saturday after a 5-under-par 67 gave her a share of third place going into the final round of the Kia Classic. Uehara started the day tied for 15th, but she climbed up the leaderboard with five birdies ...