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Tiger Woods didn't leave The Greenbrier Classic with his first trophy in nearly two years or even a top-25 finish, but he did leave Sunday afternoon with renewed confidence, incr...(full article)

Serena Williams is definitely not the ambivalent type. You just wouldn't know it from some of her quotes this week at Wimbledon. Her latest tactic for dealing with the snowballin...(full article)

What a date! The Open with its traditions faces Jordan Spieth with his expectations. The nest and nook of the niblick, the one true test of the best, the home of golf, St. Andrew...(full article)

A turkey for Tiger has him salivating. Following a double-bogey 6 on his 15th hole Thursday in the first round of The Greenbrier Classic, Tiger Woods closed with three consecutive ...(full article)

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