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Jan 5, 2017

Tiger to open season at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods is starting the new year at a familiar place — Torrey Pines, where he has won eight times as a pro. The Farmers Insurance Open announced Wednesday that Woods has committed to playing Jan. 26-29. It will be his first official PGA ...

Matsuyama hopes to keep good times rolling in 2017

Jan 4, 2017

Matsuyama hopes to keep good times rolling in 2017

Unbeatable at the end of the year, Hideki Matsuyama went home to Japan and nearly met his match. His father. “It was close,” Matsuyama said, laughing as the translation was given in English. No score was revealed, though none was necessary. Matsuyama wrapped up ...

Dec 25, 2016

Tiger plays round with Trump

Tiger Woods is having quite the week. First, he showed off a white goatee in a shirtless photo, saying it’s a Christmas tradition for his kids. Then, still sporting the white facial hair, he played 18 holes with President-elect Donald Trump. Trump and Woods ...

Dec 13, 2016

Mickelson out after hernia surgery

Phil Mickelson has had surgery for a sports hernia for the second time in three months and is not sure when he will play next. Mickelson first had surgery on his hernia in October, right after playing in the Safeway Open. His management company ...

Matsuyama not getting carried away by stunning form

Dec 12, 2016

Matsuyama not getting carried away by stunning form

Hideki Matsuyama is not letting his end-of-year trophy extravaganza turn into a distraction, he said Monday, with his poor run of mid-season form ensuring he stays grounded ahead of next season. “I wrapped up in a good fashion, but there was a long period ...

Hataoka earns LPGA Tour card

Dec 5, 2016

Hataoka earns LPGA Tour card

Nasa Hataoka earned an LPGA Tour berth on Sunday, making her eligible to play in the majority of tournaments on the U.S. women’s golf tour next season. The 17-year-old finished in a five-way tie for 14th place with a total score of 5-under-par 355 ...

Dec 4, 2016

Hataoka drops to fourth at LPGA qualifying school

Nasa Hataoka relinquished her lead and dropped to fourth in the qualifying school for the U.S. LPGA Tour on Saturday, shooting a 3-over-par 75 as she reached the final round. The 17-year-old had a rough day on the same par-72 course where she shot ...

Dec 3, 2016

Hataoka in first place in qualifying

Teen Nasa Hataoka shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the third of five rounds in the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament. The 17-year-old Hataoka had four birdies and a bogey on the Jones Course to reach 14-under 202 at ...

Matsuyama tied for lead with Johnson; Tiger 6 back

Dec 3, 2016

Matsuyama tied for lead with Johnson; Tiger 6 back

Hideki Matsuyama, making the most of a hot putter, shot a five-under par 67 Friday to match U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson for the lead at the Hero World Challenge. Sixth-ranked Matsuyama, coming off three Asian triumphs in the past six weeks, moved even ...

Dec 1, 2016

Hataoka starts strong in qualifying school

Teenager Nasa Hataoka got off to a strong start in her bid to earn a tour card on the U.S. LPGA Tour for next season, shooting a 4-under-par 68 on Wednesday for a tie for third place in the first round of the final ...

Matsuyama, Ishikawa finish sixth at golf World Cup

Nov 27, 2016

Matsuyama, Ishikawa finish sixth at golf World Cup

The Japanese pair of Hideki Matsuyama and Ryo Ishikawa finished in a tie for sixth at the ISPS Handa World Cup on Sunday, holing out of the tournament at 14 under and six strokes behind winners Thorbjorn Olesen and Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark. Starting ...

Nov 18, 2016

Iwata cards 7-under 65 in opening round at RSM Classic

Hiroshi Iwata shot a 7-under-par 65 on Thursday to earn a share of fourth place after the first round of the PGA’s RSM Classic. Iwata carded an eagle and five birdies against one bogey to equal the best score of the day on Seaside ...