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Hadwin wins to earn Masters invite

By David Westin on March 12, 2017 - 9:30 pm
Adam Hadwin had no problem saying the words “Masters Tournament” on Sunday after hanging on to win the Valspar Championship.

Few changes have been made to golf course in last decade

By John Boyette on March 6, 2017 - 10:43 pm
After sweeping changes to Augusta National in 2002 and further revisions in 2006, it's been more than a decade since Masters Tournament officials made any serious changes to the golf course.

Celebrating Clifford Roberts' birthday

By From Staff Reports on March 5, 2017 - 11:37 pm
Happy birthday, Clifford Roberts.The man who co-founded Augusta National and the Masters alongside Bobby Jones was born in 1894 in Morning Sun, Iowa.He would go on to serve as Masters chairman from the tournament’s inception in 1934 until 1976, and he is credited with many of the innovations that set the event apart from all the rest....

Johnson validates rise to No. 1 with WGC victory

By Doug Ferguson on March 5, 2017 - 11:30 pm
Dustin Johnson captured his fourth World Golf Championships title Sunday by blowing by some of golf’s biggest names and then delivering his best shot at the end to secure a one-shot victory over Tommy Fleetwood of England.

Fowler hangs on to win Honda Classic

By Doug Ferguson on February 28, 2017 - 9:49 am
Rickie Fowler made it interesting Sunday for as long as it took him to make two big putts to pull away in the Honda Classic.

Thomas successfully defends CIMB Classic title

Created on October 23, 2016 - 6:49 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Justin Thomas completed a fairytale return to the CIMB Classic with a successful title defense after eight birdies in the final round Sunday earned him a three-shot victory over closest rival Hideki Matsuyama.

US Amateur winner Curtis Luck rallies to win Asia-Pacific Amateur

Created on October 10, 2016 - 1:23 am
Curtis Luck overcame a seven-stroke deficit to win the Asia-Pacific Amateur on Sunday and earn a Masters invitation that the Australian didn't need.

Michaux: We should all thank Palmer

By Scott Michaux on September 25, 2016 - 10:22 pm
Golf will never be the same for two reasons. First, that Arnold Palmer lived. Second, that Arnold Palmer has died.

Masters legend Palmer dies

By John Boyette on September 25, 2016 - 8:52 pm
Arnold Palmer, who won the Masters Tournament four times and helped bring golf to the masses, died Sunday night, according to multiple media reports. He was 87.

Dustin Johnson dominates field to win BMW Championship

Created on September 12, 2016 - 1:28 am
CARMEL, Ind. — Dustin Johnson knows as well as anyone that no matter how good he is and how well he plays, something can always go wrong in golf. Just not this week at the BMW Championship. Not this year, really. An awesome talent, Johnson is starting to pile up the victories to prove it....

Si Woo Kim wins Wyndham Championship for 1st PGA Tour title

Created on August 22, 2016 - 1:44 am
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Si Woo Kim had a productive week at the Wyndham Championship. He claimed one tournament record, a share of another — and, most importantly, his first PGA Tour trophy. The 21-year-old South Korean player closed with a 3-under 67 for a five-stroke victory Sunday....

Knox wins Travelers after history-making 58 from Furyk

Created on August 8, 2016 - 1:00 am
CROMWELL, Conn. — Russell Knox nicknamed himself "The Beast" after playing two good rounds at the Travelers Championship. He doubled down on that Sunday after sinking a 12-foot putt on the final hole to save par and beat hometown favorite Jerry Kelly by a stroke, hours after Jim Furyk shot the first 58 in PGA Tour history. "I felt like the Incredible Hulk when it went in," Knox said....

Jhonattan Vegas rallies to win Canadian Open

Created on July 24, 2016 - 10:16 pm
OAKVILLE, Ontario — Jhonattan Vegas birdied his way off Glen Abbey and waited to see if anyone could catch him. No one could. Vegas rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title, birdieing the final three holes for an 8-under 64 and one-stroke victory. The 29-year-old Venezuelan Olympic player began the day five strokes behind leader Brandt Snedeker and four behind U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson and Canadian amateur Jared du Toit....

Stenson wins duel with Mickelson to claim British Open

Created on July 17, 2016 - 6:15 pm
TROON, Scotland — Henrik Stenson is the champion golfer of the year, thanks to a final round for the ages.

Noren wins Scottish Open for 5th European Tour victory

Created on July 10, 2016 - 8:51 pm
INVERNESS, Scotland — Alex Noren held off his pursuers in the final round Sunday to win the Scottish Open by one shot for his fifth victory on the European Tour.

Dustin Johnson takes Bridgestone Invitational for second consecutive win

Created on July 3, 2016 - 10:00 pm
AKRON, Ohio — Dustin Johnson sailed off to the Bahamas for a private celebration of winning his first major championship at the U.S. Open. He came roaring back at the Bridgestone Invitational.

Nancy Lopez to be honored at Mayor's Masters Reception

By Susan McCord on March 9, 2016 - 11:36 am
This year’s Augusta Mayor’s Masters Reception will honor LPGA champ Nancy Lopez.

Hideki Matsuyama takes advantage of Rickie Fowler's miscues to win Phoenix Open in playoff

By John Nicholson on February 7, 2016 - 8:23 pm
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.

Snedeker wins Torrey Pines

By Doug Ferguson on February 2, 2016 - 2:56 am
Snedeker won at 6-under 282, the highest winning score at Torrey Pines since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979.

Jason Dufner wins playoff in CareerBuilder Challenge

By John Nicholson on January 25, 2016 - 12:16 am
Jason Dufner won the CareerBuilder Challenge with a par on the second hole of a playoff, taking advantage of David Lingmerth's shot off the rocks that bounced into the water. Dufner finished with a 2-under 70 on PGA West's TPC Stadium Course to match Lingmerth at 25-under 263.
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