Golf

J.B. Holmes celebrates after making his putt on the 18th green to win the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
February 17, 2019 - 8:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.B. Holmes rallied from a four-shot deficit in the final round and won a marathon finish Sunday in the Genesis Open for his first victory in three years and a trip back to the Masters. Holmes closed with a 1-under 70, and that was enough to overcome Justin Thomas, who took 19...
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February 16, 2019 - 7:38 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gene Littler, whose fluid swing carried him to 29 victories on the PGA Tour and a U.S. Open title at Oakland Hills, has died. Littler died Friday night with his family at his side, son Curt Litter said Saturday. He was 88. Littler held his own among the golfing greats to emerge...
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Matt Kuchar waves after making his birdie putt on the 12th green during the third round of the Phoenix Open PGA golf tournament, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
February 16, 2019 - 2:50 pm
Matt Kuchar could have avoided a lot of damage by keeping his wallet open and his mouth closed. Like many of golf's entitled multimillionaires, though, he simply didn't have a clue. Not when he paid his temporary caddie $5,000 while picking up the winner's check of $1.296 million a few months ago...
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Matt Kuchar hits his approach shot on the 17th hole as the first round of play continues at the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
February 15, 2019 - 6:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kuchar apologized Friday for what he said were insensitive comments about the caddie he used at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico last fall and said he would pay the $50,000 the caddie requested. He also said he would make a donation to the tournament to be distributed to...
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February 14, 2019 - 4:40 pm
FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Teen prodigy Lucy Li gets to keep her amateur status after the USGA gave her a warning for appearing in an Apple Watch advertisement. That clears the way for the 16-year-old Li to play in the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur the first week in April. Li is the No. 8...
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February 14, 2019 - 3:55 pm
LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (AP) — Ben DeArmond had a debut to remember on the Web.com Tour because of one hole he will never forget — a score of 17 on the par-4 second hole Thursday in the Lecom Suncoast Classic. "I've never made a 17 in my life, not even when I started playing golf," DeArmond said...
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February 14, 2019 - 4:55 am
KARRINYUP, Australia (AP) — Miguel Tabuena birdied nine of his first 10 holes Thursday on his way to a 7-under-par 65 and a share of the first-round lead at the World Super 6 European Tour event at Lake Karrinyup. Tabuena was tied with Kristoffer Reitan, who had eight birdies and a bogey. They had...
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Tiger Woods walks the third green during the pro-am round at the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
February 13, 2019 - 6:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods and his TGR Foundation took over the Genesis Open at Riviera two years ago, and now the PGA Tour is elevating it to the same status as tournaments hosted by Jack Nicklaus and the late Arnold Palmer. Still to be determined is whether Woods can actually win the one PGA...
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Sergio Garcia, of Spain, drives on the second tee in the rain in the Pro-Am round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Garcia is playing for the first time since he was disqualified for damaging greens at the Saudi International on Feb. 2. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
February 13, 2019 - 5:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sergio Garcia apologized in a statement and in person to the players in his group when he damaged five greens at the Saudi International. He apologized in a social media post and in an interview at his locker Wednesday at Riviera. That has been the easy part. He has had plenty of...
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Phil Mickelson walks up the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links with his brother and caddie Tim Mickelson during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Mickelson won the tournament after finishing at 19-under-par. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 12, 2019 - 7:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golf Channel is interested in live programming from Monday to Wednesday, and the answer might be found in college tournaments. It is adding another prestigious event this year, and more could be on the way. "We're trying to grow appropriately," Tom Knapp, executive vice president...
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