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Spieth wins Masters in scintillating fashion

Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow. This was a Masters for the ages. Not since Tiger Woods in 1997 has a 21-year-old faced so little stress while making ...

Matsuyama finishes fifth at Masters

Apr 13, 2015

Matsuyama finishes fifth at Masters

Hideki Matsuyama turned in his best round yet at the Masters and a fifth-place finish has him setting his sights even higher at Augusta National. “I would really like to become a Masters champion one day,” Matsuyama said Sunday. In his fourth Masters, Matsuayama ...

Spieth keeps lead at Masters

Apr 12, 2015

Spieth keeps lead at Masters

Jordan Spieth seized control of the Masters with a performance not seen since another 21-year-old, Tiger Woods, first blazed his way around Augusta National. Spieth made four birdies in five holes on the back nine to stretch his lead to seven shots. Standing on ...

Spieth grabs five-shot lead at halfway point of Masters

Apr 11, 2015

Spieth grabs five-shot lead at halfway point of Masters

Jordan Spieth made Friday feel like Sunday at the Masters. Fans rose to their feet and applauded when Spieth walked onto the 12th tee, and for the next two hours, ovations greeted him on tee boxes and greens. The red number next to his ...

Spieth leads Masters with 64

Apr 10, 2015

Spieth leads Masters with 64

Jordan Spieth pulled off the unthinkable Thursday. With the best opening round in 19 years, he managed to make the Masters about a lot more than the Grand Slam bid of Rory McIlroy and the curious return of Tiger Woods. Spieth was must-see TV ...

Augusta favorites wary as Tiger lurks

Apr 8, 2015

Augusta favorites wary as Tiger lurks

Tiger Woods last won a major title in 2008 and hasn’t won the Masters in a decade, but top-ranked Rory McIlroy will be watching out for him this week all the same. The 79th Masters opens Thursday at Augusta National with McIlroy seeking his ...

Apr 5, 2015

Miyazato falls apart in third round

Ai Miyazato’s hopes of forcing her way back into title contention evaporated Saturday with a 6-over-par 78 in the third round of the ANA Inspiration, the first major of the season on the U.S. LPGA Tour. Miyazato dropped from second to a share of ...

Tiger ends mystery, will play in Masters

Apr 4, 2015

Tiger ends mystery, will play in Masters

Tiger Woods stopped the speculation about his game by letting everyone see for themselves. He said Friday he will play next week in the Masters. Golf’s biggest attraction and four-time Masters champion played two practice rounds at Augusta National this week before a simple ...

Apr 3, 2015

Miyazato one shot off lead at major

Ai Miyazato fired a 4-under-par 68 to sit in second place after the opening round of the ANA Inspiration, the first major of the season on the U.S. LPGA Tour. Former world No. 1 Miyazato chipped in an eagle and had three birdies against ...

Mar 31, 2015

China closes 66 golf courses

China’s Communist rulers have turned against the exclusive sport of golf with the government saying nearly 70 “illegal” courses have been closed, seemingly enforcing a decade-old ban for the first time. The announcement by the ministry of land and resources comes amid a high-profile ...

Mar 28, 2015

Yokomine stays in hunt at Kia Classic

Sakura Yokomine shot up the leaderboard at the LPGA’s Kia Classic on Friday with a second-round, five-under 67 that left her tied with three others for fifth place. Yokomine, who started the day 17th at the par-72 Aviara Golf Club, reeled in eight birdies ...

Mar 14, 2015

Tiger not planning to play at Bay Hill

Tiger Woods will not be at Bay Hill next week for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the second tournament he has missed since stating a month ago that he would not return to golf until his game was ready. Woods still wasn’t ruling out the ...

Mar 3, 2015

Olsen retracts comments on Tiger

Former PGA Tour player Dan Olsen on Monday retracted a claim that Tiger Woods has been suspended for a month after Woods’ agent and tour officials strongly denied the statement. “I retract the entire interview. My comments were ill-advised. I want to apologize to ...