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Jim Furyk never asked for our sympathy. He never whined, never bellyached, never cried about conditions or karma over the past four-and-a-half years. He never made excuses, eithe...(full article)

Jordan Spieth, still not yet 22, won the Masters this past weekend in record fashion, further moving golf's center from the aging and ailing Tiger Woods. In the NBA, players like...(full article)

Last week in Augusta, Tiger Woods played not just the first tournament of the rest of his life but also the most important tournament of his life, period. In a vacuum the results...(full article)

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The man who celebrated with Jordan Spieth on the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday made his first trip here only three years ago. Michael Greller wasn’t even a...(full article)

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When it comes to Tiger Woods, producers of golf telecasts are like drug users. They know the high can’t last forever and the supply may dry up, but why not ride it out as long as...

Spieth Nearly Unrivaled in Dallas

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Tiger a Factor if Not a Winner

Ten years ago, it was so much easier to assess how Tiger Woods played at a major. He either won or he didn’t. There was no room for nuance, no other way of looking at it. I...

Some Pain, Some Gain in Tiger's Final Round

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Another Jordan Finds the Rarest of Air

What is it like when the dream grows up to become reality? Jordan Spieth can tell you, now that his reality, years in the making, includes a 42-regular green jacket. Spieth didn't...

Masters Morning Blackout Makes No Sense

It’s time for everybody’s favorite annual spring complaint: Why do we have to wait until 3 p.m. ET to watch The Masters? In the age of technology and news at our fingertips, it...

Case Closed: Tiger Already Best Ever

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Biggest Masters Lie? That Tiger Can't Win

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Star? Celebrity? McIlroy Walks Line

He became known internationally as a teen phenom, became the top-ranked player in the world, dated an internationally famous female athlete, embraced weightlifting and strung toget...

Double Standard on Tiger, Rory

Rory McIlroy is looking to complete the career Grand Slam here, and win his third straight major, but to so many people, the bigger story this week is Tiger Woods. It usually is....

McIlroy's Career Slam Rides in Back Seat

For months, world No. 1 Rory McIlroy deflected all concern from others about the spotlight hovering above him heading into the start of the Masters on Thursday, the enormity of t...

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Golf Better Off if Tiger Just Fades Away

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Tiger Tries His Best to Master Augusta

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Rival Offers No Sympathy for Tiger

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How Many Major Titles in Spieth's Future?

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Masters a Money Machine (in a Good Way)

There are two types of people on the commercial side of golf: Those who do business with Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters, and those who want to do business with the mo...

Reed's Denial of Cheating Rings Hollow

The Patrick Reed saga continues Tuesday with the release of the so-called “affidavit” from University of Georgia men’s golf head coach Chris Haack, and a statement from Jason...

PGA Tour Should Cut Dirt, Air Laundry

If the PGA Tour needed any more convincing that its lack of transparency in meting out fines and suspensions was hurting its product, Dustin Johnson’s news conference after hi...

Army Vet Amputee Aims for PGA Tour

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Jordan to Have Ryder Cup Role

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Overton, Van Pelt Seek Home Edge

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McIlroy Looking Like Player of Year

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New 18th a Test at Deutsche Bank

There was a handful of perplexed, frustrated looks on the faces of some of the best golfers in the world as they came marching off the redesigned 18th green during the practice r...

Women's Game Getting Younger

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Bumpy Plane Landing Jolts Norman

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Barclays Champ Adjusting to Fame

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Woods Dissolves With Final 76

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Given 2nd Life, Blake Prevails

Jay Don Blake could do nothing but watch. Mark O'Meara was lining up a 6-foot birdie putt Sunday to win the Boeing Classic on the first hole of a playoff at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. ...

15-Year-Old Tied for LPGA Lead

It has been a terrific summer holiday for Lydia Ko, the 15-year-old amateur sensation who has a share of the halfway lead at the CN Canadian Women's Open. Just one problem. It's ...

Garcia to Skip Boston Tournament

He could win for a second straight week, but Sergio Garcia has let it be known that it definitely won’t be three in a row. That’s because he has decided to skip next w...

Tiger 3 Behind Despite Bad Back

It wasn't a full-bore drive or gouging a heroic shot out of thick rough that caused Tiger Woods to grimace and gingerly walk around Bethpage State Park's Black Course Friday duri...

Tiger-McIlroy Comparisons Inevitable

A moment: McIlroy in a Wednesday news conference noticing Woods had arrived in the back of the tent and a question about whether he wanted to face in singles at the Ryder Cup nex...

Moore Blazes Trail in Finance

After years of working her way to the highest levels of Wall Street, Darla Moore was still thinking about a dilapidated building known as the bean market in her hometown, Lake Ci...

Augusta's Decision on Own Terms

The news that Augusta National has admitted two female members surprised me, and of course, that was the point. This had to happen on Augusta's terms, the Augusta way. Augusta Na...

Woods Joins Applause for Augusta

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Fox Rallies for U.S. Amateur Title

The drama on the finishing holes Sunday was exactly what the Cherry Hills Country Club brass and the United States Golf Association dreamed of when they brought the U.S. Amateur ...

Garcia Leads Suspended Wyndham

The rain wouldn’t stop, so the final round of the Wyndham Championship finally did. Sergio Garcia will have a one-stroke lead over Bud Cauley, Jason Dufner and Tim Clark whe...

Fox's U.S. Amateur Title 'Unreal'

After Michael Weaver’s short putt went awry, Steven Fox didn’t miss. Fox made an 18-foot birdie putt on the 37th hole Sunday, completing a remarkable underdog run to w...

Nicklaus Emerges as a Fan

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Tiger Cites Need for Focus

Whenever Tiger Woods reveals thoughts that go beyond a dry, by-the-numbers analysis of his round, pay attention. However cryptically, he’s trying to tell us something. And so...

Harrington: Outlaw Belly Putters

With Ernie Els winning the Open thanks, by his own admission, to the belly putter, and following on from Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson capturing major titles with the club, Pad...

Triple Bogey on No. 6 Sinks Tiger

Tiger Woods owned the par-4 sixth hole at Royal Lytham & St. Annes the first three days of the 141st Open Championship. And then the toughest hole at Royal Lytham struck back a...

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Five years ago to the day Andrés Romero played a major part in one of the most exciting final rounds in Open Championship history. Leading the 2007 tournament by two strok...

Scott's Collapse Among Worst Ever

The 2012 British Open will be remembered more for who lost it than who won it, and that in no way is to take anything away from the incredible play of Ernie Els. But Adam Scott's...

Scott's Job: Protect Sizable Lead

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Gusty Weather Figures to Test Scott

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McDowell: 'Pressure' Key to Round 4

Graeme McDowell has insisted his major-winning experience will be of little relevance in his quest to overhaul Adam Scott on the final day of the Open. Scott, who is seeking his f...

Rickie Mania Rocks Hospitality Tent

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McIlroy Disintegrates With 75

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Stunned Mickelson Misses Cut

Phil Mickelson was almost lost for words after missing only his fourth cut in 19 Open Championships. The four-times major winner carded a 78 – his fourth-worst 18-hole scor...

Tiger in Solid Shape After 1st Round

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Stricker Lets Tournament Slip Away

The John Deere Classic jilted Steve Stricker on Sunday (a Deere John at the John Deere?), ending their three-year romance on a bitter back nine on Sunday afternoon. Its new love ...

Chapman Rules U.S. Senior Open

His hometown is some 3,700 miles away and on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, but Roger Chapman is beginning to feel right at home here in Michigan. The native of England ca...

Olympic Golf Rates Double Bogey

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Donald, Westwood Carry Brit Hopes

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Langer in Command at Senior Open

Bernhard Langer played possum for two days — then roared like a lion Saturday. Langer made birdie on eight of his first 12 holes then stepped back, licked his chops and set...

Matteson Leads John Deere by 3

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Donald Just Misses No. 1 Ranking

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Birdies, Bogeys From Sawgrass

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Front 9 Sinks Woods' Slim Chances

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Struggling Woods Must 'Keep Working'

It was more of the same for Tiger Woods at The Players Championship, a tournament he won in 2001 but where he has mostly struggled. With a 1-over-par 73 on Sunday, Woods' T-40 was...

Key to Course Is Precision

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Tiger Turning Things Around

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At 2 Over, Tough Day for Tiger

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Sluggish Start for Top-Ranked Golfers

t was another slow start for the world’s top players this week, with just one of the top 5 in the World Golf Ranking breaking par on a breezy Day 1 in north Florida. World ...

The Next-Best Thing to a Major

Not that anybody has been losing sleep over it, but I’ve been pretty hard on The Players Championship over the years. The whole fifth-major thing just doesn’t sit wel...

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