Golf

March 21, 2019 - 1:28 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush has made a hole-in-one at a Dallas course that will soon host his institute's Warrior Open honoring wounded U.S. military personnel. A photo posted Wednesday on Bush's Instagram account shows the beaming 43rd U.S. president holding a golf ball on the...
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March 20, 2019 - 3:14 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — David Whelan has tried to teach Nelly Korda that she doesn't need to be perfect to win on the LPGA Tour. "My coach constantly tells me that," Korda said at the Founders Cup. "I want to practice perfectly. I want to play perfectly all the time. He thinks I'm such a perfectionist. That...
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Dustin Johnson plays his shot from the third tee during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 20, 2019 - 2:04 pm
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Johnson is peaking. The Masters is nearing. And he was talking Wednesday about an injury from the stairs. At least this time it was his brother. "Those stairs, man," Johnson said with a smile. "They'll get you." Johnson has been trying for two years to get back to...
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Ernie Els, of South Africa, reacts to his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 19, 2019 - 5:27 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — International team captain Ernie Els has named K.J. Choi, Trevor Immelman and Mike Weir as his final three assistants for this year's Presidents Cup. Els had already named Geoff Ogilvy as one of his assistant captains for the event at Royal Melbourne from Dec. 9-15. Choi...
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Tommy Fleetwood, of England, hits from the sixth fairway during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 19, 2019 - 5:22 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two tournaments on different continents illustrate why PGA Tour players are increasingly skeptical about the world ranking. Against a field as strong as some majors, Tommy Fleetwood shared the lead after 18 and 36 holes, played in the final group and was still in the...
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Eddie Pepperell, of England, watches the flight of his tee shot on the third hole during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 19, 2019 - 1:14 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eddie Pepperell makes his Masters debut this year, and he looks forward to seeing Augusta National so much that he plans to see it for the first time on Sunday, four days before it begins. That's early for him. "I don't like being at golf tournaments too long," said...
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Rory McIlroy posa con el trofeo después de conquistar el Players, el domingo 17 de marzo de 2019, en Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (AP Foto/Gerald Herbert)
March 18, 2019 - 12:05 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy managed to block out all the noise, all the distractions, and this was long before he even reached the pivotal three-hole finish at the TPC Sawgrass to win The Players Championship. McIlroy, more than any other player, has been looked upon as golf's next...
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Eddie Pepperell, of England, hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 17, 2019 - 7:43 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eddie Pepperell's 50-foot birdie putt sent the packed gallery surrounding the island green into a frenzy. Jhonattan Vegas one-upped him a few minutes later. Vegas drained a 70-footer that broke the tournament record for the longest recorded putt at the 17th green...
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Jim Furyk pumps his fist after making a birdie on the ffifth hole during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 17, 2019 - 6:54 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jim Furyk was one of the last ones in the field at The Players Championship. He was the last one with a shot to beat Rory McIlroy. The 48-year-old Furyk closed with a flurry Sunday, making birdies at two of the last three holes and just missing another at the famed...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, gives a thumbs-up after winning The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 17, 2019 - 6:29 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy made two late birdies amid the wild theatrics of Sunday at The Players Championship and closed with a 2-under 70 to win the next best thing to a major. It required a major performance down the scary stretch at the TPC Sawgrass. McIlroy could not afford to...
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