Golf

March 23, 2019 - 9:50 pm
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — The final hour changed the dynamics of the Valspar Championship, just not the lead. That still belongs to defending champion Paul Casey, and he saw only the upside of having his three-shot margin shrink to one, and going from a final round pairing with a player who is 0 for...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2014, file photo, Robert Garrigus looks at his golf ball during the third round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla. Garrigus has become the first player suspended by the PGA Tour for a drug of abuse. Garrigus says on Twitter he had a relapse and tested positive for marijuana, which is banned under the tour's anti-doping policy. He has been suspended for three months. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
March 22, 2019 - 2:30 pm
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Robert Garrigus is the first PGA Tour player to be suspended for a drug of abuse. The tour announced Friday that Garrigus, whose only PGA Tour victory was at the end of the 2010 season, has been suspended for three months. Garrigus says on Twitter that he failed a drug test...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the trophy after winning The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 17, 2019 - 6:52 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — His best swing was followed by his biggest drive, both setting up birdies, and from there Rory McIlroy knew how to finish. Suddenly staked to a one-shot lead, McIlroy had a 125-yard walk along the water to the 17th hole to face an island that never looks smaller than...
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Jon Rahm, of Spain, waves to the gallery as he arrives at the 17th hole during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 16, 2019 - 7:14 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jon Rahm can't think of a shot he missed Saturday in his round of 8-under 64 that took him from five shots behind to one shot ahead of Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood in The Players Championship. The one bogey he made stood out for two reasons. It was nearly perfect...
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Tiger Woods reacts to hitting his drive into the water on the 17th hole during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 16, 2019 - 2:43 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods could have avoided the water on his second attempt to the island-green 17th under the new Rules of Golf. Instead, he hit a second shot into the water and made quadruple bogey. It raises anew the semantical question that has been around as long as The...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the ninth hole during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 15, 2019 - 8:12 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The easy way out was to go low under a tree 20 feet in front of Rory McIlroy. He was looking up. Coming off a 10-foot eagle and a 20-foot birdie that tied him for the lead Friday in The Players Championship, McIlroy risked wasting that great finish with a bold shot...
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The gallery watches Tiger Woods tee off on the 17th hole during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 14, 2019 - 6:23 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A big finish for Tommy Fleetwood and a fast start for Keegan Bradley led each to a 7-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the opening round of The Players Championship. Fleetwood kept a clean card in the March wind, kept his patience and finished with three...
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Francesco Molinari, of Italy, lifts the championship trophy after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 10, 2019 - 6:59 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Francesco Molinari had seen so many clutch birdie putts on the 18th green at Bay Hill, most of them by Tiger Woods in the final group, usually with Arnold Palmer standing next to the green expecting like everyone else for them go in. It was Molinari's turn Sunday in the Arnold...
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Matthew Fitzpatrick, of England, hits out of a bunker onto the 17th green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 09, 2019 - 6:21 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy seems to have everything going his way at Bay Hill except for recent history. With three birdies over the last four holes, McIlroy had a 6-under 66 on Saturday that left him one shot behind Matt Fitzpatrick and in the final group of a PGA Tour event for the third...
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Tommy Fleetwood, of England, reacts after missing a putt on the 16th green during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 08, 2019 - 10:01 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bay Hill provided a few dramatic turnarounds, good news for Henrik Stenson, not so much for Phil Mickelson. Through it all, Tommy Fleetwood and Keegan Bradley kept a steady march of solid golf Friday and wound up tied for the lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, four shots...
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