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Rose has day to remember at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Justin Rose, a U.S. Open champion and the No. 7 player in the world, shot a 6-under 66 his first time playing Spyglass Hill and spent a gorgeous day listening to the fans call out his name. Except they weren’t calling for him, and he knew it.

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Odds high for happy Spieth in California

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Jordan Spieth rarely sees a shot as impossible, sometimes when he doesn’t even have a club in his hand. Walking off the 15th tee at Pebble Beach earlier this week, he noticed a golf ball that had gone well over the 14th green. Spieth offered to throw it back to the group behind him, only that would have been too simple. “Give me some odds,” he said to caddie Michael Greller.

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Matsuyama prevails in playoff marathon

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rickie Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole to give Hideki Matsuyama an unexpected victory Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Snedeker holds on to win Farmers

SAN DIEGO — Brandt Snedeker won the praise of his peers for a closing round at Torrey Pines that left them in awe.

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Snedeker leads as play gets postponed

SAN DIEGO — Brandt Snedeker closed with one of his best rounds ever Sunday and now has to wait to see if it’s enough to win the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Memories mixed for Lefty at home

SAN DIEGO — The best thing about Phil Mickelson playing at Torrey Pines is that it’s his hometown event on the PGA Tour, and he is treated accordingly.

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Fowler nips Pieters, McIlroy in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Rickie Fowler puffed his cheeks and shook his head. What looked like a procession to the Abu Dhabi Championship title ended up being a squeeze for the American on Sunday....

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Top-ranked Spieth, No. 3 McIlroy collide in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The latest stop for Jordan Spieth on his tour of the golfing world is the Middle East and an eagerly anticipated showdown with Rory McIlroy at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week.

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Singh shines at Sony

HONOLULU — Vijay Singh had his best opening round in more than three years, good enough for a five-way share of the lead Thursday in the Sony Open. And it was just enough to beat players in his own age group.

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Stricker refreshed for 2016

HONOLULU — Steve Stricker decided three years ago to start cutting back on his schedule. Now he can’t wait to get started. That’s why he left Wisconsin for the California desert the day after Christmas for six days of hard work, followed by a trip to the North Shore of Oahu for a week of work and play before starting his season at the Sony Open.

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Allenby tries to get past ‘nightmare’

KAPALUA, Hawaii — Robert Allenby returned to paradise with hopes of putting a nightmare behind him.

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Spieth cruises to first win of 2016

KAPALUA, Hawaii — Jordan Spieth brought his old form to the new year and had no trouble winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Sunday.

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8 players moving to PXG clubs

KAPALUA, Hawaii — Bob Parsons conducts business to an extreme, and that now includes golf clubs. The people he hired to build his golf clubs have no limitations and no deadlines. Money is no object, either, and that better be the case for the consumers. Parsons, the billionaire founder of GoDaddy, is selling his PXG clubs at about $5,000 for the set.

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Major champs remember top shots

Jason Day’s drive. Jordan Spieth’s flop shot. Zach Johnson’s putt. Major championships produce shots that can be more memorable than the winner holding the trophy. Zach Johnson with a claret jug? The more lasting image from the British Open was Johnson holding his crouch and slowly clenching his fist on the 18th green at St. Andrews.

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Stegmaier tops Vegas leaders

LAS VEGAS — Brett Stegmaier topped the leaderboard Friday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in only his fifth career start on the PGA Tour.

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Steele survives tough day to keep lead at Silverado

NAPA, Calif. — Brendan Steele felt no different about his game Friday than when he tied the course record with a 63 in his opening round at the Frys.com Open. The difference was seven shots. What didn’t change was his position on the leaderboard.

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Presidents Cup no more than rehearsal

INCHEON, South Korea — The best Presidents Cup in 10 years revealed exactly what the Americans need to do if they want to win the Ryder Cup. Lobby for an increase in points.

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Unlikely stars lead to another U.S. title

INCHEON, South Korea — The final hour when both teams thought they had it won. The clutch putt that turned a rookie into the hero. The stubbed chip that made the local star cover his face with both hands as if he wanted to hide.

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Bae comes up big in Presidents Cup debut

INCHEON, South Korea — Bae Sang-moon never felt the kind of pressure that weighed on him Friday at the Presidents Cup.

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Tour title a ribbon on Spieth’sstellar year

ATLANTA — Jordan Spieth took possession of his final two trophies on the deck of a hospitality chalet that overlooked the 18th green at East Lake. He turned to raise them to a crowd gathered below, and camera flashes under a gloomy sky made it feel like a rock concert.

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Park eyeing career Slam

PARIS — Serena Williams isn’t the only woman in sight of a Grand Slam this weekend. Inbee Park can achieve a career Grand Slam in golf by winning the Evian Championship starting today near the French Alps.

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Fowler rallies to win

NORTON, Mass. — One big putt for Rickie Fowler. One big mistake for Henrik Stenson.The turned out to be the difference Monday when Fowler rallied from a two-shot deficit with five holes to play, making...

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Stenson takes lead at tourney

NORTON, Mass. — One 3-wood quickly put Henrik Stenson into the mix at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Another one helped to give him the lead.

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Day, Spieth rolling in opposite directions

NORTON, Mass. — Brendon de Jonge described his opening round Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship as coming out of nowhere. Jordan Spieth’s start — his third straight round over par — was becoming far too familiar for him.

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Presidents Cup drive hits those on bubble

NORTON, Mass. — Bill Haas is grinding harder than ever in the FedEx Cup playoffs, only the immediate goal has nothing to do with a $10 million bonus. He wants a chance to play for no money at all.

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Jason Day gives golf a Big 3

EDISON, N.J. — Jordan Spieth was gone, but not forgotten, certainly not by Jason Day. In his debut as the No. 1 player in the world, Spieth had back-to-back rounds over par for the first time all year and missed the cut. He already was assured of losing the No. 1 ranking back to Rory McIlroy when Day put together a weekend at The Barclays that was even better when put into recent context.

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Jason Day runs away with The Barclays

EDISON, N.J. — The toughest challenge Jason Day faced Sunday at The Barclays was convincing his peers that golf really isn’t this easy. He’s just making it look that way.

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Spieth misses cut at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. — Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays. He also lost his No. 1 ranking.

Registration underway for city tourney

Denton Parks & Recreation is taking registrations for the Denton City Golf Championship, scheduled for Sept. 12 and 13 at Robson Ranch’s Wildhorse Golf Club.

Love wins Wyndham; Tiger struggles in final round

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Davis Love III’s long victory drought is over. Tiger Woods will have to wait a while to get another chance. Love won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, while Woods’ season came to an abrupt end.

Jason Day fulfills potential with major win

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — In his eighth year on the PGA Tour, Jason Day reached a major pinnacle of his career by winning the PGA Championship. And he could be sure Tiger Woods was watching.

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Day shows major mettle and secures PGA Championship

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — A year of major heartache ended with Jason Day breaking through in a major way Sunday at the PGA Championship. With at least a share of the 54-hole lead for the third straight major, Day never gave Jordan Spieth or anyone else much of a chance at Whistling Straits. He closed with a 5-under 67 for a three-shot victory and broke Tiger Woods’ major championship record for most strokes under par by finishing at 20 under.

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Players prepare for plentiful bunkers

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Perhaps the shiftiest sand trap in recent major history is now covered up by a hospitality area.

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Lowry breaks through with win

AKRON, Ohio — With no mistakes and two great escapes from the trees, Shane Lowry of Ireland introduced himself on a world stage Sunday by winning the Bridgestone Invitational.

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Lee leads by one at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio — Graeme McDowell and Jordan Spieth were in good spirits Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational, which was good news for only one of them. McDowell has been in such a rut that he has fallen out of the top 50 for the first time in five years and hasn’t finished in the top 10 in America since playing this World Golf Championship a year ago. So he happily went along at Firestone South making five birdies in 10 holes on his way to a 4-under 66.

Past success lures Rose back to tourney

GAINESVILLE, Va. — Most of the world’s top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn’t miss it — even if he weren’t the defending champion.

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Trump expected at Turnberry

TURNBERRY, Scotland — Lizette Salas should be midway through her first round at the Women’s British Open this morning when Donald Trump arrives via helicopter to expected fanfare at his Turnberry resort.

Woods running out of chances to salvage season

GAINESVILLE, Va. — Tiger Woods knows he’s played poorly over the past two years. Now, he’s facing the prospect of an early end to his season.

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Youth movement changing face of golf

The criteria fits for the label as the best player to have never won a major.

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Day birdies to Canadian Open victory

OAKVILLE, Ontario — Jason Day birdied the final three holes to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, spoiling David Hearn’s bid to become the first Canadian winner in 61 years.

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Johnson wins British Open, stops Spieth’s historic bid

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers. Spieth was right where he wanted to be in his spirited bid for the Grand Slam — tied for the lead with two holes to go in the British Open, right after making a 50-foot birdie putt that made it feel as though he were destined to win at St. Andrews for his third straight major.

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Spieth happy with his performance

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — When it was over, Jordan Spieth stood off the 18th green and applauded the fans who had spent much of their day applauding him.

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Live updates: Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff

Zach Johnson has won his second major title at the British Open, beating Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole playoff at St. Andrews.

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Day ready to seize latest chance to win 1st major

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jason Day is tied for the lead after 54 holes of a major. Been there before. Yet, unlike at last month’s U.S. Open, Day is feeling good about his chances heading into the final round as he looks to win his first major title at the British Open.

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Spieth takes in St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — There was no escaping Jordan Spieth even before he arrived Monday at St. Andrews to resume his pursuit of the Grand Slam.

O’Meara, Davies part of class inducted into Hall

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Laura Davies was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday, even though she wasn’t around to enjoy all of it. A four-hour flight delay out of Philadelphia forced her to miss the induction.

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Spieth wins John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. — Jordan Spieth made it a lot tougher on himself than it needed to be. In the end, Spieth got exactly what he was looking for from the John Deere Classic: a win and some positive energy ahead of the British Open.

Fowler overhauls Kuchar to win Scottish Open

GULLANE, Scotland — Rickie Fowler had a season full of near misses last year. He’s finding the winner’s circle much easier to locate in 2015.

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Danny Lee wins at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Danny Lee was overcome with nerves after qualifying for a four-man playoff at The Greenbrier Classic. By the time he walked to the first playoff tee, he was ready. Lee earned...