Stories by Doug Ferguson

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Reifers finally makes it to the Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Jordan Spieth referred to The Players Championship as one of the hardest tournaments to win. Kyle Reifers had no idea it would be this hard just to play in it.
By Doug Ferguson

Spieth returns from break after Masters meltdown

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Four weeks away from golf, Jordan Spieth feels like he is starting a brand new season. It's everyone else who is looking behind.
By Doug Ferguson

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

PGA Tour commissioner is expecting "superb Olympics" for golf

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem doesn't believe that five players skipping the Olympics will hurt golf's chances for staying on the program beyond 2020.
By Doug Ferguson

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Day gets the No. 1 ranking and the Match Play title

AUSTIN, Texas - Everyone around him was telling Jason Day to withdraw from the Dell Match Play and not risk further injury to his back. Day knew he was playing well enough to win and wanted to ...
By Doug Ferguson

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Day continues his march in Match Play

Jason Day powered his way to two victories Saturda in the Dell Match Play y to assure that he will return to No. 1 in the world.
By Doug Ferguson

Friday, March 25, 2016

Spieth, Day and McIlroy advance in match play

AUSTIN, Texas - Rory McIlroy had to go 20 holes. Jason Day only played six. Both advanced Friday to the round of 16 in the Dell Match Play that is loaded with Americans, including World No. 1 ...
By Doug Ferguson

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Day wins again as back pain eases

AUSTIN, Texas - Jason Day was willing to pull out of the Dell Match Play and rest for the Masters Tournament if his back was still hurting Thursday. It's wasn't and he easily won his match.
By Doug Ferguson

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Day survives bad back to win Match Play opener

AUSTIN, Texas - Jason Day overcame an early deficit to win his opening match Wednesday in the Dell Match Play. Now he has to overcome a bad back.
By Doug Ferguson

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Bombings put possible spot in Masters in perspective for Pieters

AUSTIN, Texas - An important week of golf for Thomas Pieters quickly turned into a somber one for the 24-year-old Belgian.
By Doug Ferguson

Monday, March 21, 2016

Spieth gets longtime friend Thomas in Match Play group

AUSTIN, Texas - Defending champion Rory McIlroy will face a player he knows very little about in the Dell Match Play. Jordan Spieth knows one of his opponents all too well.
By Doug Ferguson

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Day's wild ride ends with a Bay Hill victory

ORLANDO, Fla. - Jason Day turned his fortunes quickly with a birdie and a clutch par save from the bunker on the final two holes to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday.
By Doug Ferguson

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Day maintains his two-shot lead at Bay Hill

Jason Day shot 2-under-par 70 in rough weather Saturday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, giving him a two-shot lead after 54 holes.
By Doug Ferguson

Pieters likely to represent Belgium in Olympics

Thomas Pieters is virtually a lock to be Belgium's top player when golf returns to the Olympics this summer in Rio. 
By Doug Ferguson

Friday, March 18, 2016

Day's still in charge at Bay Hill

Jason Day made a pair of long birdie putts and otherwise put on a clinic at Bay Hill for a 7-under-par 65 that gave him a two-shot lead over Henrik Stenson going into the weekend.
By Doug Ferguson

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Day takes lead at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Day one-putted his last seven holes, including a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 16th to take the lead and two tough par saves at the end for a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer ...
By Doug Ferguson

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Palmer's presence is still felt at his tournament

Arnold Palmer won't be around as much as he usually is this week at his namesake tournament.
By Doug Ferguson

Knox to honor late coach at Masters

Russell Knox is playing in his first Masters next month, and part of him looks as much forward to the Par 3 Contest as the tournament itself. The son of his late coach will be his caddie.
By Doug Ferguson

Spieth feeling heat of spotlight

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - This was always going to be a challenging year for Jordan Spieth, and not just on the golf course. Spieth knew it would be tough to repeat the results of a year in which he won ...
By Doug Ferguson

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Schwartzel rallies and beats Haas in a playoff

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Charl Schwartzel closed with 4-under-par 67 for the best score of the final round Sunday, and then beat Bill Haas on the first playoff hole in the Valspar Championship.
By Doug Ferguson

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Haas, with tip from father, leads Valspar

Bill Haas worked his way through the wind on another tough day and chipped in for birdie one the par-3 15th hole on his way to 4-under 67, giving him a one-shot lead over Graham DeLaet of Canada ...
By Doug Ferguson
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