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McIlroy ousts Matsuyama at Match Play Championship

May 3, 2015

McIlroy ousts Matsuyama at Match Play Championship

Hideki Matsuyama failed to reach the quarterfinals of the Match Play Championship after losing to world No. 1 Rory McIlroy 6 and 5 on Saturday. “I was bad off the tee and that affected my irons,” Matsuyama said. “I couldn’t recover. With him taking ...

May 2, 2015

Matsuyama wins, will meet McIlroy

Hideki Matsuyama routed Kevin Na 5 and 4 on Friday to advance to a knockout-stage match against world No. 1 Rory McIlroy in the Match Play Championship. Matsuyama birdied the first hole and bogeyed his only hole of the round on the second to ...

May 1, 2015

Birdies key Matsuyama's victory

Hideki Matsuyama overturned a two-hole deficit on Thursday with three late birdies and an eagle in the second round of the Match Play Championship. Playing against the Netherlands’ Joost Luiten, the 16th seed Matsuyama put himself behind with bogeys on Nos. 1 and 3 ...

Spieth flies out blocks in Match Play opener

Apr 30, 2015

Spieth flies out blocks in Match Play opener

Even with a new format, the objective didn’t change in the Match Play Championship. And neither did the emotions. Masters champion Jordan Spieth, still equipped with that sporty short game, made seven birdies in 16 holes and had an easy time against Mikko Ilonen ...

Twelve-time PGA Tour winner Peete dies

Apr 30, 2015

Twelve-time PGA Tour winner Peete dies

Calvin Peete, who taught himself how to play golf at 24 and became the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died Wednesday morning, the PGA Tour said. He was 71. The tour did not have a ...

Apr 25, 2015

Yokomine pulls into third place

Sakura Yokomine shot a five-under-par 67 on Friday to move into third place after two rounds of the LPGA’s Swinging Skirts Classic. Yokomine carded five birdies in a bogey-free round at the Lake Merced Golf Club near San Francisco. She was tied at 6-under-par ...

Spieth wins Masters in scintillating fashion

Apr 13, 2015

Spieth wins Masters in scintillating fashion

Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow. This was a Masters for the ages. Not since Tiger Woods in 1997 has a 21-year-old ...

Matsuyama finishes fifth at Masters

Apr 13, 2015

Matsuyama finishes fifth at Masters

Hideki Matsuyama turned in his best round yet at the Masters and a fifth-place finish has him setting his sights even higher at Augusta National. “I would really like to become a Masters champion one day,” Matsuyama said Sunday. In his fourth Masters, Matsuayama ...

Spieth keeps lead at Masters

Apr 12, 2015

Spieth keeps lead at Masters

Jordan Spieth seized control of the Masters with a performance not seen since another 21-year-old, Tiger Woods, first blazed his way around Augusta National. Spieth made four birdies in five holes on the back nine to stretch his lead to seven shots. Standing on ...

Spieth grabs five-shot lead at halfway point of Masters

Apr 11, 2015

Spieth grabs five-shot lead at halfway point of Masters

Jordan Spieth made Friday feel like Sunday at the Masters. Fans rose to their feet and applauded when Spieth walked onto the 12th tee, and for the next two hours, ovations greeted him on tee boxes and greens. The red number next to his ...

Spieth leads Masters with 64

Apr 10, 2015

Spieth leads Masters with 64

Jordan Spieth pulled off the unthinkable Thursday. With the best opening round in 19 years, he managed to make the Masters about a lot more than the Grand Slam bid of Rory McIlroy and the curious return of Tiger Woods. Spieth was must-see TV ...

Augusta favorites wary as Tiger lurks

Apr 8, 2015

Augusta favorites wary as Tiger lurks

Tiger Woods last won a major title in 2008 and hasn’t won the Masters in a decade, but top-ranked Rory McIlroy will be watching out for him this week all the same. The 79th Masters opens Thursday at Augusta National with McIlroy seeking his ...