Golf: UNT takes fourth in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Freshman Abbi Shaddix led the North Texas women’s golf team to its best finish at a conference championship since 2011 as the Mean Green finished fourth at the Conference USA tournament.

Leishman rejoins PGA Tour in New Orleans with new outlook

AVONDALE, La. — Marc Leishman fully expects to be rusty this week in the Zurich Classic, not that he’s all that concerned.

Golf: UNT in contention after first round

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The best round of the year for the North Texas women’s golf team has it in contention for the Conference USA title after the first round of play. The Mean Green fired a first round of 6-over par 294 and is tied for third place, only seven strokes off the lead after the first 18 holes.

Jim Furyk tops Kevin Kisner in playoff to win RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Jim Furyk won his first PGA Tour event in five years, making birdies on both playoff holes to outlast Kevin Kisner at the RBC Heritage on Sunday.

Masters champion Jordan Spieth back to work at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Masters champion Jordan Spieth is back to work this week at the RBC Heritage Classic after two days celebrating his victory at Augusta National and being showered with attention....

Golf: Lady Eagles sit in second

CANTON — Argyle golf coach Sammye Townsend was proud of how his Lady Eagles finished their first round of the Class 4A Region II tournament at Van Zant Country Club on Wednesday.

Golf: Lady Wildcats mid-pack at regional tourney

ARLINGTON — The Guyer Lady Wildcats were nervous heading into Wednesday’s Class 6A Region I tournament at Rolling Hills Country Club because the team was paired with two of the top three teams in the state.

Golf: Denton’s Mercer struggles on greens

On the first day of the Class 5A Region I tournament at Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock, Denton’s Patrick Mercer had two-thirds of his game clicking — his driver and his irons.


Spieth’s win could be start of something big

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The most important round in Jordan Spieth’s young career began with a little perspective from his caddie.

Golf: Argyle boys in position for state berth

Argyle’s Black team finished up the first day of the Class 4A Region II golf tournament sitting atop the leaderboard with a score of 292, while its Red team got off to a slower start but isn’t out of the hunt for a state tournament berth.

Golf: Guyer boys stumble at first day of regionals

Guyer head golf coach Roddy Adams and his boys team knew they would have a tough challenge in front of them during their first trip to a regional tournament at the state’s largest classification.

Golf: 5A Region I tournament suspended due to rain

The Class 5A Region I tournament at the Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock fell victim to the weather and winds as play was suspended at 2 p.m. on Monday.

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Master of the masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth got more than redemption and a green jacket Sunday. He took his place among the best in the game with a Masters victory for the ages. One year after Spieth lost a bid to become the youngest Masters champion, the 21-year-old Texan turned in one of the most dominant wins ever at Augusta National. He never let anyone get closer to him than three shots after his record start.

Golf: Guyer boys, girls set for regionals

ARGYLE — When the Guyer golf teams tee off at their respective Class 6A Region I tournaments this week in Arlington, they’ll be doing so under different circumstances but with the same goal in mind.

Golf: Denton girls look to keep level head

For the Denton girls golf team, projecting its success is a mental challenge, but head coach Mick Maxey implored his team to act as if it had already won its district tournament.


Spieth has 64 for best opening round at Masters in 19 years

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth had everything go his way Thursday in the Masters, so he should have known how the shot would turn out without even asking. In the lead and in the trees, he slashed a 7-iron...

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2-time champ Crenshaw struggles

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The sight of former champions playing way past their prime is a familiar one at Augusta National. Ben Crenshaw did his best to keep up that tradition Thursday in his final Masters at the age of 63. The two-time winner struggled from his opening tee shot on a steamy day, capping off his round with a triple bogey 7 on the last hole for a 91 that was one of the highest recorded scores ever in the Masters.

Young and old

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods was the exception. Ben Crenshaw was closer to the rule. Woods joined up with Crenshaw to play the back nine Wednesday on the final day of practice for a Masters that is shaping up as a mystery in many ways. They are Masters champions with multiple green jackets. What separates them is how soon they got them.


No-phone policy at Masters this year

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Derek Jensen’s profile picture features Rae’s Creek and the Ben Hogan Bridge, and a picture of the Masters logo. It’ll stay that way for several hours. No more tweets, nothing on Instagram or Facebook.

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Tiger arrives; guessing game begins

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods arrived later than usual Monday for a Masters that is different from all the others he has played. No one was sure what to expect from him.

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Compton at Masters with a lot of heart

AUGUSTA, Ga. — We’re suckers for athletes who play with a lot of heart. In Erik Compton’s case, make that plural: hearts.

A tough choice for Jason Day: No. 1 or a green jacket?

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jason Day set two goals for his career. He wanted to get to No. 1 in the world, and he wanted to win the Masters.

Ryan grad Kraft wins La. tournament

BROUSSARD, La. (AP) — Kelly Kraft won the Louisiana Open on Sunday for his first Tour title, closing with a 6-under 65 in windy conditions for a one-stroke victory at Le Triomphe.


Walker wins in duel of Texans

SAN ANTONIO — Jimmy Walker made himself right at home on the Texas Open leaderboard. Walker won his hometown event Sunday to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan Jordan Spieth by four strokes.


Spieth at home in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO — Jordan Spieth has a couple of home games before the Masters. “I enjoy being able to drive my own car to these tournaments,” said Spieth, the 21-year Texan who lives in suburban Dallas. “I get to see a lot of friends and family who I don’t get to see a lot of the year. And then, at the same time, get ready for the Masters on a challenging track.”


McIlroy’s road to Masters bumpy

ORLANDO, Fla. — Rory McIlroy’s road to the Masters was memorable for reasons not many would have imagined.

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Hoffman leads after death of grandma

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.


Grandson of Palmer back at Bay Hill, this time as member

ORLANDO, Fla. — He’s known in golfing circles simply as “The King,” though one player at the Arnold Palmer Invitational still calls the tournament host “Dumpy.”


Spieth wins at Innisbrook in playoff

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Jordan Spieth and his world-class short game came up big in a playoff victory Sunday at the Valspar Championship.


Valspar attracts bigger names

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — The Valspar Championship wouldn’t seem to have a lot going for it. It has the worst spot on the calendar for the Florida Swing, the one event where it makes sense for the top players to take a break. The Honda Classic is the home event of so many players living in the West Palm Beach area, and it’s followed by a World Golf Championship at Doral. Arnold Palmer’s tournament is next week at Bay Hill.


Johnson wins at Doral

DORAL, Fla. — The six-month break from the game raised more questions about Dustin Johnson’s personal life than his golf. He said it gave him time to work on a little of each, and he delivered answers to both Sunday at the Cadillac Championship.


Scott’s season of change to begin

DORAL, Fla. — The year isn’t all that’s new for Adam Scott. He makes his 2015 debut at the Cadillac Championship with a new caddie he hired at the end of last year. He has a new daughter born last month. And what grabbed even more attention was the new putter he plans to use at Doral.


Two share lead at Honda

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Ian Poulter lost command of the Honda Classic with two swings on consecutive tee shots in a wild final hour Sunday. He still had a share of the lead with Paul Casey heading into a sprint-to-the-finish at soggy PGA National.


Hahn finds no sub for hard work and desire

LOS ANGELES — The next two months suddenly are loaded with perks James Hahn never imagined. His victory Sunday at Riviera gives him a two-year exemption on a PGA Tour that took him a decade to reach. He qualified for two World Golf Championships. He’s going to the Masters for the first time. What’s more, his wife is expecting their first child in three weeks.


Nervous Hahn wins 1st Tour title

LOS ANGELES — Too nervous to look, too stunned to dance, James Hahn won the Northern Trust Open for his first PGA Tour title Sunday by holing a 25-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole at Riviera.


Compton balances blessing of life, golfing

LOS ANGELES — No one noticed Erik Compton sitting in the back of the room as he listened to the kind of stories he one day would like to tell. They were more about golf than life.


Snedeker sees a payoff after win

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Brandt Snedeker finds something that works and sticks with it.


Snedeker breaks own record, wins Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Brandt Snedeker broke his own scoring record and won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for the second time in three years.


Daly has lowest opening round in 10 years at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Sunshine is always a pleasant surprise at Pebble Beach, and Thursday brought a real stunner: John Daly was near the top of the leaderboard.

Woods says he’ll return when his game is ready

PEBBLE BEACH, Fla. — Tiger Woods said Wednesday his game is “not acceptable” to compete in tournaments and he will return when he thinks it is. Hopeful of having injuries behind him, Woods made a horrific...


Spieth headlines Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The relationship between Jordan Spieth and AT&T would seem to make perfect sense.


Day wins Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO — Jason Day was playing to win and figured he lost. His chip from gnarly rough behind the 18th green at Torrey Pines came out hot, rolled out fast and tumbled off the front of the green toward the water. After a week of visualizing his hands on the trophy, his thoughts quickly changed to a more dire scenario.


Koepka took long road to tour title

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — For the longest time, Brooks Koepka was known primarily for the stamps in his passport. His peers knew better.


Mickelson struggles as Adams shoots 64

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round. Mickelson shot a 1-under 71 on...

Golf: Father, son sink back-to-back holes in one

Lance and Larry Roberts have a lot in common. First off, they share genes as father and son. They’re also both retired Dallas firefighters who happen to enjoy a good round of golf in their spare time.

Golf: Spurgin scores hole in one

Benny Spurgin recorded a hole in one Tuesday while playing at TWU.

Golf: Local golfer qualifies for Texas State Open

Denton’s Marco Scarola earned his spot in August’s Bright Realty Texas State Open.

Golf: Point of Charity tournament set

The 10th annual Point of Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday at Oakmont Country Club. The tournament benefits the Denton State Supported Living Center.

Boys golf: Argyle again finishes second

For the second straight year, Argyle and Andrews finished as the top two teams at the Class 3A boys state tournament.

Golf: Wildcats fade to sixth at state

The final round of the Class 4A state tournament didn’t go exactly as Guyer wanted, but its boys and girls teams left the University of Texas Golf Club in the gloaming Tuesday with the satisfaction of a successful season and a huge step forward for the program.