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  • Rory McIlroy blocks out relationship woes to win BMW PGA Championship

    Rory McIlroy blocks out relationship woes to win BMW PGA Championship
    Rory McIlroy, just days removed from a very public breakup with fiancee and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, shot a six-under-par 66 to wipe out a seven-stroke deficit and win the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water, England, on Sunday. The 25-year-...
  • Watson gets rude welcome from Pinehurst greens

    PINEHURST, N.C. — Bubba Watson’s welcome-to-Pinehurst moment came on the first hole Tuesday. Playing a morning practice round on a sweltering day, Watson had 184 yards in. He chose an 8-iron — that’s not a typo — and landed...
  • The back nine: Mickelson's quest, Pinehurst's tricks, Simpson's homecoming

    PINEHURST, N.C.  -- The 114th U.S. Open begins Thursday morning at Pinehurst No. 2 in the sand hills of North Carolina. A 156-player field will attack a par-70 course that has so many unique challenges throughout. As a primer for the start of the...
  • Northwestern alumnus Fran Quinn journeys up U.S. Open leaderboard

     Northwestern alumnus Fran Quinn journeys up U.S. Open leaderboard
    PINEHURST, N.C. — Fran Quinn has won in Thailand, Saskatchewan, Panama and Idaho. He has missed cuts in odd locales too. Hey, he's 49 and he has been at this a while. His golf odyssey continued Thursday at Pinehurst No. 2, and the Northwestern...
  • Poor putting holding Phil Mickelson back at U.S. Open

     Poor putting holding Phil Mickelson back at U.S. Open
    PINEHURST, N.C. — After two rounds of solid ball-striking on a course where he feels at home, Phil Mickelson left Pinehurst No. 2 on Friday evening satisfied with the shape of his game. Well, most of it. "I feel like I'm playing well enough to win...
  • Jordan Spieth knows he had Masters 'in my hands'

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Like John Travolta's character in “Saturday Night Fever,” Jordan Spieth strutted down the Augusta National practice range, one confident stride after the next. While onlookers applauded, Spieth high-fived Sean Foley, the swing...
  • 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...
  • Rory McIlroy trying to go wire-to-wire at Honda Classic

    Rory McIlroy trying to go wire-to-wire at Honda Classic
    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The wind blew, the greens got firm and the putts weren't dropping like they had the first two days. Even so, Rory McIlroy was content with his one-under-par 69 Saturday that extended his lead to two shots heading into...
  • Phil Mickelson ready to play Houston Open as a tuneup to Masters

    Phil Mickelson ready to play Houston Open as a tuneup to Masters
    HUMBLE, Texas -- Phil Mickelson has never shied away from suspense, though it's usually limited to his play. The four-time major winner, who withdrew from last week's Texas Open after pulling a muscle in his right side, waited as long as possible to end...
  • Bubba Watson streaks into three-shot lead at Masters

    Bubba Watson streaks into three-shot lead at Masters
    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Felt good off the club face. Looked good the whole way. Bubba Watson stood on the 16th tee at the Masters on Friday, eyes wide and zeroed in. His nine-iron at the 170-yard hole was tracking for the flag, then curled toward a...
  • 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...