Golf

May 11, 2017 - 2:55 am
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With apologies to Portugal, the only significant golf this week is on the site of a former swamp. The Players Championship starts Thursday on the TPC Sawgrass, which offers a $10.5 million purse — even the runner-up gets over $1.1 million — a five-year exemption on...
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Dustin Johnson chips onto the seventh green during a practice round for The Players Championship golf tournament Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 10, 2017 - 5:22 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Players Championship attracts the strongest and deepest field in golf. In its 43-year history, all but 10 winners of the PGA Tour's premier event have captured a major championship. It also might be the most difficult to handicap. Rory McIlroy didn't break par at...
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Sergio Garcia, of Spain, reacts as he putts on the 12th green during a practice round for The Players Championship golf tournament Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 10, 2017 - 4:34 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sergio Garcia, finally a major champion, already wants to change his equipment. It's a tiny change, and a most appropriate one. Standing on the 15th green Wednesday at The Players Championship, the Masters champion turned to TaylorMade tour manager Keith Sbarbaro and...
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May 09, 2017 - 6:21 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A ring on his finger. New clubs in his golf bag. If marriage and a new equipment deal were not enough for Rory McIlroy, he also was presented with his own bobblehead for winning the FedEx Cup last year. That's the only thing that made him feel old. "All these wrinkles...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2017, file photo, Jason Day, of Australia, reacts to a missed putt during the second round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, in Kapalua, Hawaii. Day has slipped to No. 3 in the world and has gone an entire year without winning. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
May 09, 2017 - 4:03 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jason Day used to think no one could beat him, and there wasn't much evidence to prove him wrong. When he won The Players Championship last year against the strongest field in golf — he was the first wire-to-wire winner at the TPC Sawgrass in 33 years — it was his...
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May 09, 2017 - 3:02 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jason Day used to think no one could beat him, and there wasn't much evidence to prove him wrong. When he won The Players Championship last year against the strongest field in golf — he was the first wire-to-wire winner at the TPC Sawgrass in 33 years — it was his...
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May 09, 2017 - 8:40 am
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour announced a 10-year extension for the title sponsorship of the FedEx Cup, giving the lucrative series continuity for another decade and allowing some flexibility as the tour explores reshaping its season. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed Tuesday,...
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May 09, 2017 - 8:20 am
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour has announced a 10-year extension for the title sponsorship of the FedEx Cup. Along with continuity of the season-long competition, it gives the tour flexibility as it explores reshaping its season. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed Tuesday...
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May 08, 2017 - 8:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is congratulating golfer John Daly for winning his first PGA Tour Champions title. The 51-year-old Daly had not won on tour since the PGA Tour's 2004 Buick Invitational. Daly, who endorsed Trump during the campaign, was wearing American flag pants when he...
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John Daly is doused after winning the Insperity Invitational golf tournament on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in The Woodlands, Texas. (Michael Minasi/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 07, 2017 - 11:00 pm
THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — John Daly is happy to be back on top, no matter how bad he may have looked finishing it off. Daly closed with three straight closing bogeys Sunday to hang on for his first PGA Tour Champions title, a one-stroke victory in the Insperity Invitational. "It wasn't pretty at...
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