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Ernie Els

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  • Obama's pastime is his political bogey

    On June 14, Sunni rebels threatened Baghdad after seizing much of Iraq — and President Barack Obama fearlessly played a round at the Sunnylands Golf Course in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The next day, the militants posted pictures of their mass...
  • Oliver Goss moves into lead after two rounds at Quicken Loans National

    Oliver Goss moves into lead after two rounds at Quicken Loans National
    — Oliver Goss came to Congressional Country Club earlier this week looking to play in his second PGA Tour event at the Quicken Loans National. As things have transpired for the 20-year-old Australian, the hardest part was getting in the clubhouse...
  • Jason Day outlasts Victor Dubuisson for Match Play Championship title

    Jason Day outlasts Victor Dubuisson for Match Play Championship title
    MARANA, Ariz. -- Jason Day never stopped believing he would win the Match Play Championship, even in the midst of so many shots by Victor Dubuisson that simply defied belief. With his ball at the base of a cactus, Dubuisson took an all-or-nothing...
  • Penn State hires James Franklin as football coach

    Penn State hires James Franklin as football coach
    More than two decades after his futile attempt to draw Penn State's attention as a player, James Franklin was hired Saturday by the university as its football coach. Franklin, 41, replaces Bill O'Brien, who left for the NFL's Houston Texans coaching job...
  • Michelle Wie finally able to relax with victory drought behind her

    Michelle Wie finally able to relax with victory drought behind her
    KAPOLEI, Hawaii -- Michelle Wie began the week reminiscing about the first time she played on the LPGA Tour. She was 12 and still wore braces when she earned a spot in the 2002 Takefugi Classic through a Monday qualifier. She had a swing so powerfully...
  • Phil Mickelson misses the cut by one shot

    Phil Mickelson misses the cut by one shot
    AUGUSTA, Ga. — The last time Phil Mickelson missed a cut at the Masters, he was 26, sputtering out of the 1997 tournament as Tiger Woods was lapping the field. But after stumbling to a 36-hole total of five over par, Mickelson missed this year's cut...
  • Graeme McDowell leads list of comeback wins at Match Play Championship

    MARANA, Ariz. -- Graeme McDowell rarely felt as hopeless in match play as he did Wednesday at Dove Mountain. Overpowered and outplayed for much of the first round, he was 3 down with three holes to play as he watched the majestic flight of Gary...
  • Graeme McDowell escapes again at upset-filled Match Play Championship

    Graeme McDowell escapes again at upset-filled Match Play Championship
    MARANA, Ariz. -- Getting to the round of 16 in the Match Play Championship was all that mattered Thursday. Jordan Spieth made it look like child's play. Graeme McDowell aged another 10 years with another stunning escape. And it proved too difficult...
  • Graeme McDowell wins again in extra holes at Match Play Championship

    Graeme McDowell figured his luck had run out Friday at the Match Play Championship. After two remarkable rallies to reach the third round, McDowell missed a pair of eight-foot putts to fall 2 down with two holes to play against Hunter Mahan, who had...
  • Ernie Els gets to Match Play semifinals for first time in 13 years

    Ernie Els gets to Match Play semifinals for first time in 13 years
    MARANA, Ariz. -- The love-hate relationship Ernie Els has with the Match Play Championship is taking a major turn for the better. Els made a birdie from the desert on the par-five eighth hole to take the lead for good Saturday against 20-year-old Jordan...
  • On 25th anniversary of U.S. Open repeat, Strange still waits for next member of an exclusive club

    On 25th anniversary of U.S. Open repeat, Strange still waits for next member of an exclusive club
    Since Curtis Strange repeated as U.S. Open champion 25 years ago, the first to do so since Ben Hogan in 1951, many of golf's elite have attempted to join their company. Tiger Woods, Hale Irwin, Ernie Els and Payne Stewart headline the 18-strong group,...