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Matsuyama implodes to leave Masters hopes in tatters

/ Apr 9, 2017

Matsuyama implodes to leave Masters hopes in tatters

Hideki Matsuyama dropped 12 notches into a four-way tie for 28th with a total of 4-over-par 220 after the third round of the Masters on Saturday. Matsuyama had an inconsistent round of 2-over 74 that included an eagle, a birdie, three bogeys and a double ...

Hoffman fires 65 to lead Masters

/ Apr 7, 2017

Hoffman fires 65 to lead Masters

Dustin Johnson withdrawing from the Masters was shocking enough. Then Charley Hoffman delivered a surprise of his own. In a raging wind that left most players celebrating anything around par, Hoffman ran off seven birdies over his last 11 holes Thursday for a 7-under 65 ...

Matsuyama looking to rekindle fire at Masters

/ Apr 5, 2017

Matsuyama looking to rekindle fire at Masters

Fourth-ranked Hideki Matsuyama will try to become Japan's first male major golf champion by winning this week's Masters, but admits his form has cooled from a sizzling late-2016 run. The 25-year-old Asian No. 1 ended last year with wins at the Japan Open, the World ...

/ Apr 1, 2017

Tiger won't play in Masters again

Tiger Woods won't play in the Masters for the third time in the last four years, announcing Friday night on his website that rehabilitation on his back didn't allow him enough time to prepare. "I did about everything I could to play, but my back ...

Johnson holds off Tanihara, Rahm for Match Play crown

/ Mar 27, 2017

Johnson holds off Tanihara, Rahm for Match Play crown

The final day lasted longer than Dustin Johnson wanted. The outcome was what everyone expected. Johnson, a golfing machine with no discernible weakness and hardly any pulse, won the World Golf Championships Match Play on Sunday for his third straight victory, this one making him ...

Tanihara wins through to Match Play quarters

/ Mar 26, 2017

Tanihara wins through to Match Play quarters

Hideto Tanihara reached the semifinals at his first World Golf Championships Match Play on Saturday after defeating Paul Casey and Ross Fisher of England in the first two rounds of the knockout stage. Tanihara, ranked 60th in the world, overcame world No. 16 Casey 2-and-1 ...

Tanihara defeats Ikeda at WGC event

/ Mar 25, 2017

Tanihara defeats Ikeda at WGC event

Tournament debutant Hideto Tanihara defeated Yuta Ikeda 3 and 1 to top his group and reach the last 16 of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play on Friday. Tanihara, who claimed a shock defeat of world No. 6 Jordan Spieth on Wednesday, raced to ...

Spieth grinds out victory over Ikeda

/ Mar 24, 2017

Spieth grinds out victory over Ikeda

With a big lead on the back nine, Jordan Spieth put the ball in water again. Gulp. This time, there was no collapse, just a grind-it-out "must win" to beat Yuta Ikeda in Thursday's second round at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in gusty wind that ...

Tanihara stuns Spieth in WGC Match Play

/ Mar 23, 2017

Tanihara stuns Spieth in WGC Match Play

Debutant Hideto Tanihara, currently 60th in the world rankings, defeated American world No. 6 Jordan Spieth 4 and 2 on the first day of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play on Wednesday. While Tanihara secured a point for the win, compatriots Hideki Matsuyama and ...

Johnson begins first stint at No .1 with win

/ Mar 6, 2017

Johnson begins first stint at No .1 with win

Dustin Johnson didn't flinch when a challenge arrived out of nowhere Sunday, playing mistake-free over the final five holes to win the Mexico Championship in his debut as the No. 1 player in the world. Johnson's four-shot lead going to the back nine turned into ...

Matsuyama moves up to fourth in world rankings

/ Feb 27, 2017

Matsuyama moves up to fourth in world rankings

Hideki Matsuyama moved up a place to fourth in the world golf rankings released Sunday, matching the highest-ever position by a Japanese male player. Matsuyama did not play in the latest event on the tour but he replaces Sweden's Henrik Stenson in fourth place. He ...