Golf

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Tiger Woods said the neck strain that kept him from playing last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational is no longer causing him pain, and that seemed apparent Tuesday during a nine-hole practice round that followed a lengthy practice session on Monday at TPC-Sawgrass. Woods missed a scheduled tournament for the first
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The relationship between caddies and players has never gotten more attention. You can thank Matt Kuchar and the controversy surrounding his initial payment of $5,000 to fill-in caddie David “El Tucan” Ortiz after Kuchar won the Mayakoba Classic in November. Kuchar, who took home $1,296,000, eventually got around to giving Ortiz a bigger cut by
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The Players has a new date, making a March appearance for the first time since 2006. A variety of players have won the PGA Tour’s marquee event, from Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to Tim Clark and Stephen Ames. So, yes, it really is anybody’s game this week at TPC Sawgrass. So we gathered our
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Kirk Triplett made a 12-foot eagle putt on the second hole of a playoff with Woody Austin on Sunday to win the Hoag Classic for his seventh PGA Tour Champions victory. The 56-year-old Triplett forced the playoff with a similar left-to-right breaker for birdie on the par-5 18th, then matched Austin
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ORLANDO, Fla. — The door Rory McIlroy keeps knocking on refuses to open. Sure, it would help if the four-time major champion did more to barge through it, but he has maintained a modest, almost stately approach to adding tournament hardware to his collection, only to come up empty. Sunday offered another example at the
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ORLANDO, Fla. — British Open champion Francesco Molinari delivered another big moment on the 18th green at Bay Hill, without wearing a red shirt and leaving the flagstick in the cup. His 45-foot birdie putt capped off an 8-under 64 to come from five shots behind Sunday and win the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Molinari watched
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Fran Quinn birdied three of the final holes in breezy conditions Saturday for a 4-under 67 and a three-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Hoag Classic. Tied for the first-round lead with Scott McCarron after a 64 in strong wind Friday, Quinn rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 14th
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