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Rickie Fowler hits from the 12th tee during the second round of The American Express golf tournament on the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 17, 2020 - 7:30 pm
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Rickie Fowler came to The American Express for the first time in six years to prepare for the next two weeks at Torrey Pines and TPC Scottsdale. He's ahead of schedule, shooting an 8-under 64 on Friday at PGA West's Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course for a share of the second-...
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Rickie Fowler follows through on his shot from the 10th fairway during the second round of The American Express golf tournament on the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 17, 2020 - 7:07 pm
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Rickie Fowler came to The American Express for the first time in six years to prepare for the next two weeks at Torrey Pines and TPC Scottsdale. He's ahead of schedule after two days, shooting an 8-under 64 on Friday at PGA West's Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course for a share...
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January 17, 2020 - 4:27 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Canada’s Brooke Henderson parlayed four birdies and a late eagle into Friday’s hottest round and a share of the lead at the LPGA’s season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Henderson had a 5-under 66 to join Inbee Park of South Korea at 9-under 133...
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Brooks Koepka from the U.S. tees off on the 14th hole during the first round one of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
January 16, 2020 - 8:14 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Brooks Koepka shot a 6-under 66 Thursday in his return to competition after a knee injury and was tied for third place after the opening round of the Abu Dhabi Championship. Koepka, ranked No. 1 in the world, missed three months after re-injuring his knee when...
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January 16, 2020 - 3:48 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — American Danielle Kang stepped to the tee at the treacherous par-3 finishing hole at the LPGA’s season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions on Thursday and had a bit of a problem. Standing 204 yards from the flag stick, she told her caddie that she didn’t...
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January 15, 2020 - 5:35 pm
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Five months away from his 50th birthday, Phil Mickelson is still a long, long ways from the senior tour. “When I stop hitting bombs I'll play the Champions Tour, but I'm hitting some crazy bombs right now,” Mickelson said Wednesday, a day before he opens the year at The...
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January 15, 2020 - 3:45 pm
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Five months away from his 50th birthday, Phil Mickelson is still a long, long ways from the senior tour. “When I stop hitting bombs I'll play the Champions Tour, but I'm hitting some crazy bombs right now,” Mickelson said Wednesday, a day before he opens the year at The...
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FILE - Brooks Koepka reacts after sinking a putt on the 18th green to win the PGA Championship golf tournament, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. Koepka says his play out of an awkward lie on the 18th that led to par was one of his most important shots. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 14, 2020 - 11:19 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Brooks Koepka hasn't been the same since he tied for third in the FedEx Cup final in August, and hasn't felt entirely healthy since last March. He wouldn't rate himself full strength now. Koepka returns to competition this week in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, his first...
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Webb Simpson keeps dry as his caddie dries off his club on the 13th green during the final round of the Sony Open PGA Tour golf event, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 14, 2020 - 3:25 am
The European Tour and PGA Tour are trying to crack down on slow play with revamped policies that allow for swifter penalty shots and for officials to target players who are taking too long to play. The policies, while slightly different, are similar in that the objective is to encourage players to...
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Cameron Smith holds the champions trophy after the final round of the Sony Open PGA Tour golf event, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 13, 2020 - 3:23 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Two weeks in Hawaii brought rain, unusually strong wind, playoffs and two players who thought victory was out of reach until the winner's lei was draped around their necks. Cameron Smith was the latest Sunday at the Sony Open. He might have been even more surprised than Justin...
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