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Phil Mickelson scrambles to a 68 at PGA Tour's CareerBuilder Challenge

Phil Mickelson shot a scrambling four-under-par 68 on Thursday in the CareerBuilder Challenge, leaving him four strokes back in his return from two sports hernia surgeries.  “I struck it horrible, but I scored out of my mind,” Mickelson said. “So, I'm very happy with it. My first round of golf...

  • Tiger Woods commits to play Honda Classic

    Tiger Woods commits to play Honda Classic

    Tiger Woods has committed to play in the Honda Classic, the PGA Tour event announced Wednesday. Woods, a Jupiter Island resident who recently returned after 15 months away from competition, is scheduled to make the Feb. 20-26 tournament at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens one of...

  • Get rich in 2017! Take Tiger at 20-1 to win the Masters

    Get rich in 2017! Take Tiger at 20-1 to win the Masters

    The most important thing to know about the coming year in sports: He gets another green jacket. And you get rich taking the 20-1 odds Las Vegas bookmakers are laying on Tiger Woods to win the Masters. Things get interesting when you bump into Floyd "Money" Mayweather leaving the betting window....

  • Woods has wild week: white Santa goatee, golf with Trump

    Tiger Woods is having quite the week. First, he showed off a white goatee in a shirtless photo , saying it's a Christmas tradition for his kids. Then, still sporting the white facial hair, he played 18 holes with President-elect Donald Trump. Trump and Woods met Friday morning at the Trump International...

  • Tiger Woods, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on board for South Side golf mecca

    Tiger Woods, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on board for South Side golf mecca

    On a gorgeous August day, Tiger Woods halted his top-secret visit to Chicago's South Side to ask this question: Where are the kids? Woods and Mark Rolfing led a motorcade of a dozen golf carts at Jackson Park and South Shore, two city-run, century-old courses with enormous potential. Nearby, teenagers...

  • Tiger Woods signs deal with Bridgestone to play with new golf ball

    Tiger Woods signs deal with Bridgestone to play with new golf ball

    One tournament into his return was all Tiger Woods needed to strike a deal with Bridgestone to play its golf ball. Bridgestone Golf said Thursday it has signed Woods to a multi-year agreement in which he will play and promote the golf ball. Woods effectively became a free agent for equipment deals...

  • Tiger Woods to play in L.A. Tour stop for the first time since 2006

    Tiger Woods to play in L.A. Tour stop for the first time since 2006

    There seems to be one sure way to get Tiger Woods to play in your tournament — let his company run it. In a move as expected as the large crowds that will follow him, Woods announced Tuesday that he has committed to play in the Genesis Open, more familiarly called the L.A. Open, Feb. 13-19 at Riviera...

  • Golfer David Duval, with clan in tow, picks up first win since 2001 at PNC Father/Son Challenge

    Golfer David Duval, with clan in tow, picks up first win since 2001 at PNC Father/Son Challenge

    Nick Karavites was 9 years old during the fall of 2003 when he first met golfer David Duval, his mom's new boyfriend. A former world No. 1 and British Open champion, Duval did not need any introduction. "I probably asked him a million questions," Karavites recalled Sunday. "I was a golf fan before...

  • Arnold Palmer's presence, influence felt at PNC Father/Son Challenge

    Arnold Palmer's presence, influence felt at PNC Father/Son Challenge

    Jack Nicklaus wiped a tear from his right eye Friday as he remembered Arnold Palmer. More than two months have passed since Palmer's Sept. 25 death and Nicklaus' emotional tribute during the Oct. 4 memorial service for his longtime friend and one-time rival. The sense of loss remains fresh for...

  • What do we know about Tiger Woods comeback? It's unlikely to end well

    What do we know about Tiger Woods comeback? It's unlikely to end well

    We're all suckers for a good comeback story. We'll read it, we'll watch it, we'll root for it, we'll vote for it. We will do all that for a while. Curiosity must be nourished. And then at some point it turns into Michael Jordan dribbling the ball off his foot, or Muhammad Ali hanging on the ropes...

  • Birdies and blunders, but a healthy week for Tiger Woods

    Birdies and blunders, but a healthy week for Tiger Woods

    The return of Tiger Woods was more about the big picture than any of his big numbers. And that started with the sight of that red shirt on Sunday. Woods grumbled about three more double bogeys in the final round of the Hero World Challenge. Considering how badly he has felt in the 15 months since...

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