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Johnson holds off Tanihara, Rahm for Match Play crown

The final day lasted longer than Dustin Johnson wanted. The outcome was what everyone expected. Johnson, a golfing machine with no discernible weakness and hardly any pulse, won the World Golf Championships Match Play on Sunday for his third straight victory, this one making him the first person to sweep ...

Spieth grinds out victory over Ikeda

/ Mar 24, 2017

Spieth grinds out victory over Ikeda

With a big lead on the back nine, Jordan Spieth put the ball in water again. Gulp. This time, there was no collapse, just a grind-it-out “must win” to beat Yuta Ikeda in Thursday’s second round at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in gusty ...

Tanihara stuns Spieth in WGC Match Play

/ Mar 23, 2017

Tanihara stuns Spieth in WGC Match Play

Debutant Hideto Tanihara, currently 60th in the world rankings, defeated American world No. 6 Jordan Spieth 4 and 2 on the first day of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play on Wednesday. While Tanihara secured a point for the win, compatriots Hideki Matsuyama ...

/ Mar 10, 2017

Tiger to skip Arnold Palmer Invitational

Tiger Woods won’t be at the Arnold Palmer Invitational next week and still doesn’t know when he will play again. Woods announced on his website Thursday that ongoing rest and rehabilitation on his back will keep him away from Bay Hill and the tournament ...

Johnson begins first stint at No .1 with win

/ Mar 6, 2017

Johnson begins first stint at No .1 with win

Dustin Johnson didn’t flinch when a challenge arrived out of nowhere Sunday, playing mistake-free over the final five holes to win the Mexico Championship in his debut as the No. 1 player in the world. Johnson’s four-shot lead going to the back nine turned ...

McIlroy trying to catch up with stars

/ Mar 1, 2017

McIlroy trying to catch up with stars

Even during his seven weeks away from competition, Rory McIlroy managed to stay relevant. He started last week by accepting an invitation to play golf with President Donald Trump. It was his first 18 holes since he played through a rib injury at the ...

Matsuyama moves up to fourth in world rankings

/ Feb 27, 2017

Matsuyama moves up to fourth in world rankings

Hideki Matsuyama moved up a place to fourth in the world golf rankings released Sunday, matching the highest-ever position by a Japanese male player. Matsuyama did not play in the latest event on the tour but he replaces Sweden’s Henrik Stenson in fourth place. ...

/ Feb 26, 2017

Fowler leads at Honda Classic

American Rickie Fowler set himself up for his first victory in more than a year, grabbing a four-shot lead after the third round at the Honda Classic in Florida on Saturday. Fowler birdied two of the final three holes to jump clear of the ...

/ Feb 25, 2017

Palmer, Bryan tied for Honda lead

Ryan Palmer shot a 5-under 65 on Friday and shared the lead with PGA Tour rookie Wesley Bryan going into the weekend at the Honda Classic. Palmer made seven birdies on another day of ideal scoring and reached 9-under 131. Bryan, who had his ...

Matsuyama, Ishikawa miss cut at Riviera

/ Feb 19, 2017

Matsuyama, Ishikawa miss cut at Riviera

Hideki Matsuyama failed to make the cut for the first time this season as he, along with Ryo Ishikawa, made an early exit from the Genesis Open on Saturday. A day after making six bogeys in an incomplete second round that was suspended due ...