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Feb 22, 2016

Matsuyama's back-to-back bid falls way short

Hideki Matsuyama finished 11th at the Northern Trust Open on Sunday, faltering in his bid to become the first Japanese to win back-to-back PGA Tour titles. Matsuyama left the clubhouse three shots behind overnight leader Bubba Watson, but carded a 1-over 72 in the ...

Nomura holds off Ko for first title on U.S. tour

Feb 21, 2016

Nomura holds off Ko for first title on U.S. tour

Harukyo Nomura won her first title on the U.S. LPGA tour, beating World No. 1 Lydia Ko in an enthralling final-round battle to capture the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open on Sunday. “I’m excited,” the 23-year-old Nomura said. “It hasn’t sunk in yet that ...

Matsuyama shoots 68 to stay in contention

Feb 21, 2016

Matsuyama shoots 68 to stay in contention

Hideki Matsuyama remained in contention to become the first Japanese golfer to win back-to-back titles on the U.S. PGA Tour after a 3-under-par 68 in the third round of the Northern Trust Open on Saturday. Matsuyama, who won his last event at the Phoenix ...

Nomura holds share of lead entering final round in Australia

Feb 20, 2016

Nomura holds share of lead entering final round in Australia

Harukyo Nomura will start Sunday’s final round of the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open in a tie for first place following a 2-under-par 70 on Saturday. Nomura carded five birdies against two bogies, leaving her tied after three rounds with Danielle Kang of the ...

Feb 19, 2016

Spieth has worst first round on tour

Jordan Spieth never saw this coming — his worst start on the PGA Tour on one of his favorite courses. Spieth dropped six shots over the last seven holes Thursday at Riviera, capping it off with a three-putt double bogey from 8 feet for ...

Feb 18, 2016

Matsuyama feels ill, leaves pro-am event

Hideki Matsuyama felt unwell and left a pro-am event on Wednesday but expects to take part in Thursday’s first round at the Northern Trust Open. Matsuyama, who won his second U.S. tour title at the Phoenix Open on Feb. 7, stopped play after nine ...

McIlroy, Fowler set for prime-time exhibition

Feb 16, 2016

McIlroy, Fowler set for prime-time exhibition

For the first time in more than a decade, golf is getting another prime-time exhibition. Except this one will be live — under the lights. Quicken Loans is finalizing details for a match involving Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler a week before the U.S. ...

Mickelson leads Iwata by two strokes at Pebble Beach

Feb 14, 2016

Mickelson leads Iwata by two strokes at Pebble Beach

Far away from the commotion of the celebrities Saturday at Pebble Beach, the most accomplished star among golfers quietly went about his business. That won’t be the case for Phil Mickelson on Sunday. Mickelson efficiently pieced together a 6-under 66 in the AT&T Pebble ...

Iwata, Kang tied for lead

Feb 13, 2016

Iwata, Kang tied for lead

Sung Kang didn’t know anything about his amateur partner until he went on the Internet and looked up actor Ray Romano. He didn’t realize the par at Monterey Peninsula was 71 until he scrambled for par on his final hole and realized while signing ...

Iwata three shots off pace at Pebble Beach

Feb 12, 2016

Iwata three shots off pace at Pebble Beach

Hiroshi Iwata fired a solid round of 5-under-par 71 to sit three shots off the lead after the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Thursday. Iwata, the lone Japanese representative following the late withdrawal of Ryo Ishikawa, rolled in seven birdies ...