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Apr 3, 2015

Miyazato one shot off lead at major

Ai Miyazato fired a 4-under-par 68 to sit in second place after the opening round of the ANA Inspiration, the first major of the season on the U.S. LPGA Tour. Former world No. 1 Miyazato chipped in an eagle and had three birdies against ...

Mar 31, 2015

China closes 66 golf courses

China’s Communist rulers have turned against the exclusive sport of golf with the government saying nearly 70 “illegal” courses have been closed, seemingly enforcing a decade-old ban for the first time. The announcement by the ministry of land and resources comes amid a high-profile ...

Mar 28, 2015

Yokomine stays in hunt at Kia Classic

Sakura Yokomine shot up the leaderboard at the LPGA’s Kia Classic on Friday with a second-round, five-under 67 that left her tied with three others for fifth place. Yokomine, who started the day 17th at the par-72 Aviara Golf Club, reeled in eight birdies ...

Mar 14, 2015

Tiger not planning to play at Bay Hill

Tiger Woods will not be at Bay Hill next week for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the second tournament he has missed since stating a month ago that he would not return to golf until his game was ready. Woods still wasn’t ruling out the ...

Mar 3, 2015

Olsen retracts comments on Tiger

Former PGA Tour player Dan Olsen on Monday retracted a claim that Tiger Woods has been suspended for a month after Woods’ agent and tour officials strongly denied the statement. “I retract the entire interview. My comments were ill-advised. I want to apologize to ...

Love returns as Ryder Cup captain

Feb 25, 2015

Love returns as Ryder Cup captain

Davis Love III was on his porch in Sea Island taking part in a conference call for the first Ryder Cup Task Force meeting, and he was shocked by what he heard. First, the PGA of America really was going to let the players ...

Snedeker tied for Pebble Beach lead

Feb 14, 2015

Snedeker tied for Pebble Beach lead

Brandt Snedeker played bogey-free at Spyglass in abundant sunshine and warmth Friday for a 5-under 67 to share the 36-hole lead with Matt Jones in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Jones had a 66 at Spyglass Hill. They were at 12-under 131, one ...

Day wins in playoff at Torrey Pines

Feb 9, 2015

Day wins in playoff at Torrey Pines

After nearly chipping into the water, Jason Day turned a good break into a big win Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open when he won a four-man playoff with a par on the second extra hole at tough Torrey Pines. Day’s gamble in regulation ...

Unheralded English snatches lead

Feb 7, 2015

Unheralded English snatches lead

Tiger Woods is gone from Torrey Pines, and Phil Mickelson joined him Friday by missing the cut. In a tournament that quickly lost a big chunk of its star power, Harris English played another bogey-free round for a 6-under 66 on the North Course ...

Golf trailblazer Sifford passes away at age 92

Feb 4, 2015

Golf trailblazer Sifford passes away at age 92

Charlie Sifford, who only wanted a chance to play and broke the color barrier in golf as the first African-American PGA Tour member, died Tuesday night, the PGA of America said. Sifford, who recently had suffered a stroke, was 92. Details of his death ...

Matsuyama comes up short in bid for second PGA Tour title

Feb 2, 2015

Matsuyama comes up short in bid for second PGA Tour title

Hideki Matsuyama finished in a tie for second at the Phoenix Open on Sunday, one stroke back of 24-year-old American Brooks Koepka, who won for the first time on the PGA tour. Matsuyama, Koepka and fellow American Zach Johnson started the day in second, ...

Feb 1, 2015

Matsuyama closes in on second title

Hideki Matsuyama shot a bogey-free 63 for his best round on the U.S. PGA Tour to surge into second place at the Phoenix Open on Saturday. Matsuyama went from 27th in the second round to moving within three strokes of leader Martin Laird alongside ...