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Nov 6, 2014

McDowell takes two-stroke lead in Shanghai

Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell made a flying, seven birdie start to grab a two-shot lead after the first round of the $8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions tournament on Thursday. McDowell coped well with a fluctuating breeze and thick rough at Sheshan Golf Club to fire ...

PGA president Bishop ousted

Oct 25, 2014

PGA president Bishop ousted

Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter. Bishop was irritated by remarks Poulter made in his book on the Ryder Cup captaincy of Nick Faldo in 2008 and ...

Matsuyama falls back despite eagle

Oct 18, 2014

Matsuyama falls back despite eagle

Hideki Matsuyama rescued a tough day with a 16th-hole eagle on Friday as he managed an even-par, second-round 71 and fell into a tie for 22nd at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. In addition to his eagle, Matsuyama carded two birdies against four ...

U.S. creates 'Ryder Cup Task Force'

Oct 15, 2014

U.S. creates 'Ryder Cup Task Force'

After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were among 11 players, captains and PGA of America officials who were appointed to the ...

Oct 12, 2014

Matsuyama drops six shots back

Hideki Matsuyama put together a 69 to keep seventh place but dropped six shots off the pace after the third round of the Frys.com Open on Saturday. Matsuyama had six birdies and three bogeys at the par-72 Silverado Country Club North and was at ...

Oct 11, 2014

Matsuyama three strokes off pace

Hideki Matsuyama shot a second-round 67 on Friday to move three strokes off the pace at the Frys.com Open. Matsuyama carded five birdies in a bogey-free round at the par-72 Silverado Country Club North for a two-day total of 7-under-par 137. He moved into ...

Dominant Europe captures Ryder Cup again

Sep 29, 2014

Dominant Europe captures Ryder Cup again

The tone was set by Rory McIlroy, the best player in the world. The winning shot came from Jamie Donaldson, a Ryder Cup rookie. Europe added another layer to its Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday by leaving no doubt who had the best team, ...

Europe takes control of Ryder Cup

Sep 28, 2014

Europe takes control of Ryder Cup

Captain Fantastic Paul McGinley hailed “a great team performance” after Europe crushed the United States in the Ryder Cup foursomes for the second day running to gallop into a commanding 10-6 lead on Saturday. The U.S., which trailed 5-3 overnight, edged a record-breaking fourballs ...

Europe takes lead at Ryder Cup

Sep 27, 2014

Europe takes lead at Ryder Cup

The start of this Ryder Cup was a lot like how the last one ended. European blue filled the scoreboard Friday afternoon at Gleneagles with strong finishes that Europe is renowned for in these matches. Rory McIlroy knocked in a 40-foot birdie putt across ...

Faldo backs Garcia jibe

Sep 27, 2014

Faldo backs Garcia jibe

Nick Faldo defended his television commentary that Sergio Garcia was “useless” in the 2008 Ryder Cup, saying the Spaniard had emotional and physical problems at Valhalla and even told Faldo that he did not want to play. Faldo, captain of that 2008 team that ...

Sep 20, 2014

Watson seeking to inspire Ryder Cup redemption

Tom Watson, the oldest captain in Ryder Cup history at age 65, will serve as an inspirational leader for a United States golf team seeking redemption at this year’s Ryder Cup. Watson, who came within a shot of a stunning triumph at age 59 ...

Tiger working on regaining fitness

Sep 16, 2014

Tiger working on regaining fitness

Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club. Woods said Monday his strength has returned from “busting my butt in the gym pretty hard” and he is on schedule to resume competition ...