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Monday, March 23, 2015

Not the smoothest road to the Masters Tournament for McIlroy

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rory McIlroy's road to the Masters Tournament was memorable for reasons not many would have imagined.
By Doug Ferguson

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dawson captures inaugural Tucson Conquistadores Classic

TUCSON, Ariz. - Marco Dawson won the Tucson Conquistadores Classic on Sunday for his first Champ­ions Tour's title, breaking a tie with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th hole and closing ...

Every repeats at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Matt Every won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the second consecutive time Sunday.
By Doug Ferguson

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Stenson leads by two at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. - Henrik Stenson shot his second consecutive 66, and has a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
By Doug Ferguson

Dawson leads Champions Tour event

TUCSON, Ariz. - Marco Dawson made a 15-foot par putt on the par-4 18th for 5-under-par 67 and the second-round lead Saturday in the Champions Tour's Tucson Conquistadores Classic.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Champions Tour rookie has lead in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. - Jerry Smith had a hole-in-one and shot 7-under-par 65 on Friday to take the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's inaugural Tucson Conquistadores Classic.

Hoffmann leads by three at Arnold Palmer Invitational

ORLANDO, Fla. - Equipped with his first PGA Tour lead in 67 starts, Morgan Hoffmann played Friday like he wanted to keep it in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
By Doug Ferguson

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Teen Ko has share of lead in wet Phoenix

PHOENIX - Top-ranked Lydia Ko shot 6-under-par 66 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the suspended first round of the JTBC Founders Cup.

Hoffmann leads at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. - Morgan Hoffmann's day began with news that his 97-year-old grandmother died Thursday morning. It ended with his first lead on the PGA Tour.
By Doug Ferguson

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

McIlory's early visit to Augusta National was just for fun

Rory McIlroy described his two days at Augusta National last week as 100 percent fun and zero percent serious.
By Doug Ferguson

Ex-golf club owner ordered to pay $341,201

The former owner of Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club has been ordered by a South Carolina judge to pay $341,201 to settle a lawsuit brought by a group of investors who put money into the private ...
By John Boyette

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

English is among players chasing spot in the Masters Tournament

Former Georgia star Harris English and others have two weeks to get into the top 50 in the world and play in the Masters Tournament, which begins April 9.
By Doug Ferguson

No one has stepped forward to be Rory McIlroy's rival

The PGA Tour hasn’t seen this kind of parity in two decades. Jordan Spieth won the Valspar Championship last week to become the 18th winner in 18 tournaments this season. 
By Doug Ferguson

Monday, March 16, 2015

Masters champ mum on dinner menu

Bubba Watson enjoys playing a cat-and-mouse game with anyone who inquires about what he plans to serve his fellow champions at the annual dinner.
By Scott Michaux

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Coetzee delivers second win on home course

PRETORIA, South Africa - George Coetzee won the Tshwane Open on Sunday at the golf course he grew up playing on, making birdie on No. 17 to take the title by a shot from Jacques Blaauw.

Spieth beats Reed, O'Hair in playoff

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Jordan Spieth and his world-class short game paid off big Sunday in a playoff victory in the Valspar Championship.
By Doug Ferguson

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Strong finish has Moore in front at Valspar Championship

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Ryan Moore had no trouble explaining how, after 12 consecutive pars to start the third-round of the Valspar Championship, he birdied four of the final six holes Saturday.

Six players are tied for Tshwane Open lead

PRETORIA, South Africa - Six players are tied for the lead through 54 holes in the European/Sunshine Tour's Tshwane Open.

Friday, March 13, 2015

De Jonge leads Valspar Championship by one shot

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Brendon de Jonge rolled in a pair of long putts on his way to 2-under-par 69 and the 36-hole lead Friday in the Valspar Championship.
By Doug Ferguson

Spaniard leads European Tour event

PRETORIA, South Africa - Spain's Adrian Otaegui shot 8-under-par 62 on Friday to take a two-shot lead at the Tshwane Open in South Africa.

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