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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 ...

Jan 31, 2015

Tiger shoots 82, misses cut in AZ

Tiger Woods never shot a score this high in his 1,267 official rounds as a pro. He never looked more lost on a golf course. Woods hit wedges fat and thin, but never close. He hit one drive into the water, another into the ...

Jan 18, 2015

Golfer 'kidnapped, beaten' in Hawaii

Australian golfer Robert Allenby was kidnapped from a bar in Hawaii and badly beaten and robbed, the Golf Channel reported on Saturday. Allenby’s caddie Mick Middlemo told the channel’s Steve Sands that Allenby was in a wine bar near Waikiki with Middlemo and another ...

Jan 13, 2015

Matsuyama ties for third in Hawaii

Overnight leader Hideki Matsuyama came up short in his bid for his second career title on the U.S. PGA Tour, finishing one shot back in a tie for third place at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Monday. Matsuyama, who shared the lead with ...

Debutant Matsuyama shares lead at Kapalua

Jan 12, 2015

Debutant Matsuyama shares lead at Kapalua

First-timers often struggle to cope with the shifting winds and challenging greens at Kapalua but Hideki Matsuyama has, so far, thrived at the venue on his debut at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Charmed by the spectacular views of the Pacific and nearby island ...

Jan 10, 2015

Henley holds slim lead over Bae early

Russell Henley found Kapalua to be a lot more fun the second time around. Henley ran off eight birdies on a gorgeous day with little wind for an 8-under 65 on Friday. That gave him a one-shot lead over Bae Sang-moon in the opening ...

Dec 19, 2014

Golfer Aoki celebrates golden anniversary of career

Isao Aoki, one of Japan’s most successful golfers, celebrated the 50th year of his career Friday, with Prime Minster Shinzo Abe among guests that joined him at a party in Tokyo. Former Yomiuri Giants manager Shigeo Nagashima was also at the party for the ...

Dec 13, 2014

Scott tied for lead at Australian PGA

Defending champion Adam Scott and fellow Australians Scott Strange and Wade Ormsby were tied for the lead after three rounds at the Australian PGA Championship, with Boo Weekley one stroke behind. Scott shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday while Strange and overnight leader Ormsby ...

Dec 8, 2014

Yokomine wins U.S. LPGA Tour card

Sakura Yokomine won her U.S. LPGA Tour card for next season after finishing 11th in the fifth and last round of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament on Sunday. Yokomine carded a 75 after canceling a pair of birdies with five bogeys. The top 20 finishers ...