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  • Hoffman learns grandmother dies, then takes lead at Bay Hill

    Morgan Hoffmann's day began with news that his 97-year-old grandmother died Thursday morning. It ended with his first lead on the PGA Tour. Hoffman began his round with a 35-foot birdie putt on No. 10 and finished it with a 9-iron that touched the hole...
  • Arnie's tourney a new wrinkle for McIlroy going to Masters

    Rory McIlroy is adding a new wrinkle to his preparations for the Masters. McIlroy makes his debut in the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday, his final tournament before he tries to complete the career Grand Slam and win a third straight major at...
  • Saunders returns to Bay Hill as more than Arnie's grandson

    Saunders returns to Bay Hill as more than Arnie's grandson
    He is ranked No. 319 in the world, but No. 1 in Arnold Palmer's heart. And finally, the numbers say Sam Saunders really belongs in his grandfather's tournament. It begins Thursday at Bay Hill, headlined by four of the top five players in the world....
  • McIlroy is happy just to finally be at Arnold Palmer Invitational

    McIlroy is happy just to finally be at Arnold Palmer Invitational
    You don't want to rile the King. When Rory McIlroy decided not to play the Arnold Palmer Invitational two years ago, the tournament host sent a warning that if McIlroy didn't show up, "I'm going to break his arm." Arnold Palmer was kidding, of course....
  • Rory McIlroy hits Orlando's Arnold Palmer Invitational chasing momentum ahead of historic Masters opportunity

    Rory McIlroy hits Orlando's Arnold Palmer Invitational chasing momentum ahead of historic Masters opportunity
    Rory McIlroy will tee it up this week in his first Arnold Palmer Invitational securely the world's No. 1 golfer — in both the rankings and in the minds of his competition. Where McIlroy's game currently ranks in his own heart is a mystery....
  • Dustin Johnson back to golf, back to winning

    The six-month break from the game raised more questions about Dustin Johnson's personal life than his golf. He said it gave him time to work on a little of each, and he delivered answers to both Sunday at the Cadillac Championship. Johnson made up a...
  • Trump gives McIlroy the drowned 3-iron

    Donald Trump made sure Rory McIlroy had all 14 clubs in the bag for his final round at the Cadillac Championship. Adding yet another day of publicity to McIlroy's mini-meltdown, The Donald had a scuba diver retrieve the 3-iron that McIlroy heaved into...
  • McIlroy receives 3-iron, leaves Doral disappointed

    McIlroy receives 3-iron, leaves Doral disappointed
    Before he began his final round Sunday, Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 player on the PGA Tour, was given back his 3-iron. McIlroy smiled as he was handed his club – the same club he flung into the lake Friday after his second shot on the eighth hole...
  • Holmes gets an ace, 4 straight birdies to expand Doral lead

    J.B. Holmes and Dustin Johnson made aces on the same hole about 20 minutes apart Saturday at Doral, both with a 7-iron from 207 yards and with a shot that reacted almost identically when it landed in the middle of the green and rolled up the slope and...
  • Holmes keeps the lead; McIlroy loses his temper

    J.B. Holmes kept his lead. Rory McIlroy lost his cool. Holmes was 11 shots worse than his tournament record-tying 62, finishing with a tee shot in the water and a double bogey on the 18th hole Friday for a 1-over 73. That still was enough to take a two-...
  • Frustrated McIlroy tosses club in lake, then rallies at Doral

    Frustrated McIlroy tosses club in lake, then rallies at Doral
    The shot ended with a splash and the aftermath sent ripples through the golf world. That's what happens when the No. 1 player morphs into a weekend duffer for a regrettable moment in a championship tournament. After Rory McIlroy's second shot on the...