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Aug 19, 2016

Matsuyama three strokes back at Wyndham Championship

Hideki Matsuyama shot 4-under 66 on Thursday to tie for eighth after the first round of the Wyndham Championship, but found himself thinking about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Returning from a two-week break, Matsuyama carded five birdies and one bogey at the par-70 Sedgefield ...

Golf's Olympic future questioned

Aug 3, 2016

Golf's Olympic future questioned

When it was announced in 2009 that golf was to be included in the Olympic program for the first time in more than 100 years, the decision was heralded for bringing one of the world’s biggest sports into the Olympic tent. But with many ...

Walker holds off Day to win first major title

Aug 1, 2016

Walker holds off Day to win first major title

The stars never aligned this magnificently for Jimmy Walker. In the longest final day at the PGA Championship in 64 years, Walker produced three big birdies on the back nine at Baltusrol and held his nerve Sunday against the No. 1 player in the ...

Lee slips to 71 after brilliant first round

Jul 30, 2016

Lee slips to 71 after brilliant first round

Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women’s British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club. A day after matching the tournament record and falling a stroke short of the ...

Woods ends season without playing major

Jul 20, 2016

Woods ends season without playing major

Tiger Woods has shut it down for the rest of the professional golf season, bringing into question his playing future as the best golfer of his generation will be away from the sport for over a year when, and if, he returns. Woods, who ...

Stenson wins duel with Mickelson to claim British Open

Jul 18, 2016

Stenson wins duel with Mickelson to claim British Open

Henrik Stenson is the champion golfer of the year, thanks to a final round for the ages. He kept hitting the best shots of his life, one after another, and he needed each one to stay ahead of Phil Mickelson in a British Open ...

Stenson takes lead away from Mickelson in third round

Jul 17, 2016

Stenson takes lead away from Mickelson in third round

Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson delivered what everyone expects out of a major championship. They matched birdies and improbable par saves, momentum hanging in the balance on each shot. The lead changed four times over four hours of golf at its highest level, played ...

Mickelson narrowly keeps lead

Jul 16, 2016

Mickelson narrowly keeps lead

Phil Mickelson wore a black rain suit that he didn’t need until he approached the far end of Royal Troon and already had stretched his lead. Henrik Stenson opened the curtains at his house expecting to see rain coming down sideways and was pleasantly ...

Jul 14, 2016

Tim Mickelson resigns as Arizona State's men golf coach

Tim Mickelson has stepped down as Arizona State’s men’s golf coach. “I have decided to pursue other business opportunities outside of the collegiate athletics world and therefore will not return to ASU this fall,” Mickelson said in a statement Wednesday. Athletic director Ray Anderson ...

McIlroy downplays Olympic golf

Jul 13, 2016

McIlroy downplays Olympic golf

Rory McIlroy dealt another blow to golf’s relationship with the Olympics on Tuesday, when he indicated he would only watch “the stuff that matters” at next month’s Rio Games. The final 60-man Olympic field was revealed Monday, with world No. 3 Jordan Spieth joining ...

Jul 12, 2016

Spieth beomes latest golf star to withdraw from Rio Games

Jordan Spieth withdrew from the Olympics on Monday, leaving golf without its top four players when the sport returns to the games for the first time since 1904. Spieth was the last of the top players to say he wasn’t going to Rio, telling ...