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Bradley gets closer to Cup dream with an opening 65

NORTON Massachusetts (Reuters) - Ryder Cup selection is a top priority for Keegan Bradley and he gave his prospects of a late call-up a timely boost by charging into contention for the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday.

Tiger Woods parts with third swing coach

Tiger Woods announced he has parted ways with swing coach Sean Foley four years after the two began working together.

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Soggy conditions rub some players wrong way

Soggy conditions rub some players wrong way

— After torrential downpours did their work Sunday at Valhalla Golf Club, course officials and volunteers did theirs.

 Rory McIlroy leads PGA Championship; 2nd straight major in sight

Rory McIlroy leads PGA Championship; 2nd straight major in sight

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — First-round co-leader Ryan Palmer had just slogged his way through a gritty round of 1-under-par 70 to sit at 7...

 No. 4 a joy at PGA Championship with seven eagles

No. 4 a joy at PGA Championship with seven eagles

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Forget that gnarly rough. Dismiss those precious protectors of par.

 Phil Mickelson happy to be in hunt for a major

Phil Mickelson happy to be in hunt for a major

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Phil Mickelson almost made up for his uncharacteristically quiet performances at major...

 Bad back dooms Tiger Woods to missed cut at PGA Championship

Bad back dooms Tiger Woods to missed cut at PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The dissolution of dominance can be painful to watch. So, too, is playing golf with a bad back.

Three share lead at PGA Championship, with Rory McIlroy in the picture

Three share lead at PGA Championship, with Rory McIlroy in the picture

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ryan Palmer wanted to set the record straight.

 Uneven day for Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson in PGA Championship

Uneven day for Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson in PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Typically, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson play together only when their scores...

 Jason Dufner's withdrawal from PGA hurts his Ryder Cup chances

Jason Dufner's withdrawal from PGA hurts his Ryder Cup chances

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ten days removed from an epidural for an arthritic neck condition, Jason Dufner stated a modest goal of finishing 72...

Jack Nicklaus says Rory McIlroy could win 15 to 20 major titles

Jack Nicklaus says Rory McIlroy could win 15 to 20 major titles

If Rory McIlroy keeps his eye on golf's biggest prizes, then Jack Nicklaus believes the 25-year-old sensation from Northern Ireland could...

Dufner gamely tries to defend PGA Championship

Dufner gamely tries to defend PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A year ago, Jason Dufner ambled around Oak Hill Country Club, winning his first major...

Tiger Woods 'pain free' after practice round

Tiger Woods 'pain free' after practice round

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — This we know after a breathless day of Tiger tracking that even featured a slightly premature news release that he...

Tiger Woods in jeopardy of missing PGA Championship, Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods in jeopardy of missing PGA Championship, Ryder Cup

After watching Tiger Woods tweak his tender back at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Tom Watson has serious doubts about whether he will...

Villegas snaps winless streak at Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO North Carolina (Reuters) - Colombian Camilo Villegas snapped a four-year PGA Tour title drought with a one-stroke win at the...

Tiger's Ryder decision wise, but raises fresh questions

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods' decision to rule himself out of contention for next month's Ryder Cup was a wise one given his struggles since...

Rory McIlroy wins Bridgestone, reclaims world No. 1

Rory McIlroy wins Bridgestone, reclaims world No. 1

AKRON, Ohio -- Rory McIlroy birdied four of the first five holes on Sunday to grab the lead, and he went on to win the WGC-Bridgestone...

Tiger Woods withdraws from Bridgestone Invitational with back injury

Tiger Woods withdraws from Bridgestone Invitational with back injury

Tiger Woods withdrew from the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday after injuring his back...

10 golf tips to improve your score from Rolling Road assistant pro

10 golf tips to improve your score from Rolling Road assistant pro

When Blake Doty was a student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the Rolling Road Golf Club -- just a pitching wedge away --...

International Crown might have opened door to future LPGA events for Caves Valley

International Crown might've opened door to future LPGA events for Caves Valley

The scoreboards and scaffolding have come down at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, and the venue has returned to its members and...

 Clock ticking on Tiger Woods entering PGA Championship

Clock ticking on Tiger Woods entering PGA Championship

The marketing gurus no longer call it "Glory's Last Shot." The PGA Championship dropped that moniker before last year's event as a nod to...

PGA suspends Dustin Johnson after failed drug tests

PGA suspends Dustin Johnson after failed drug tests

The PGA Tour suspended Dustin Johnson for six months after he tested positive for cocaine, Golf.com reported Friday.

Tiger Woods preaches patience heading into WGC-Bridgestone

Tiger Woods preaches patience heading into WGC-Bridgestone

Heading into the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational -- his third tournament since back surgery in the spring -- Tiger Woods spoke Wednesday...

Rory McIlroy's golf ball from British Open being auctioned

Rory McIlroy's golf ball from British Open being auctioned

Thanks to a little help from Twitter, the golf ball that Rory McIlroy used to win the British Open this month has gone up for sale.

Spain clinches victory in LPGA's inaugural International Crown

Spain clinches victory in LPGA's inaugural International Crown 

Spain might have seen its reign as an international soccer power come crashing down in the first two weeks of the World Cup last month in...

South Korea knocks U.S. out of LPGA International Crown in playoff

South Korea knocks U.S. out of LPGA International Crown in playoff 

When the LPGA’s first International Crown began Thursday in Owings Mills, most figured that the top-seeded U.S. would be fighting come...