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Justin Rose feels like a rock star and shoots 66 at Spyglass

On the pathway from every green to every tee at Spyglass Hill on Thursday, Justin Rose heard it. "Justin! Justin! We love you Justin!" Rose is a good-natured English bloke, winner of a U.S. Open. But rarely — OK, never — has he created squeals among a gallery of teenage girls and their mothers....

  • Gary Woodland and K.J. Choi share lead at Torrey Pines, with Dustin Johnson right behind

    Gary Woodland and K.J. Choi share lead at Torrey Pines, with Dustin Johnson right behind

    The Torrey Pines South Course is 7,568 yards of hard labor. Playing it is the equivalent of pushing a boulder uphill through sand. Its outer beauty hides a thoroughly nasty heart. There is no regular PGA Tour course any longer, and few tougher outside those set up by the U.S. Golf Assn. The difficulty...

  • Little-name players start fast at Torrey Pines

    Little-name players start fast at Torrey Pines

    Unless you're a Golf Channel junkie, most of the names at the top of the Farmers Insurance Open leaderboard after the first round Thursday were hardly of the household variety. Among the top seven, only Bill Horschel, the 2014 FedEx Cup champion, is well established on the PGA Tour. The others:...

  • Spieth falls behind at stormy Singapore Open

    Spieth falls behind at stormy Singapore Open

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Jordan Spieth slipped five shots off the lead at the Singapore Open on Friday when an electrical storm forced second-round play to be abandoned. Spieth was lurking just one shot off the pace after his opening round at Sentosa Country Club, but suddenly found himself five strokes...

  • Jamie Lovemark is almost a victim of fowl play

    Jamie Lovemark is almost a victim of fowl play

    Jamie Lovemark birdied his first hole at Torrey Pines and ducked his last. Ducked? While going for the 18th green on the South Course in two shots Thursday, Lovemark's approach hit the bank and rolled back toward the pond that guards the green. Sleeping on the bank were two mallards, and the ball...

  • David Feherty on his move to NBC, Johnny Miller and 'The Biggest Loser'

    David Feherty on his move to NBC, Johnny Miller and 'The Biggest Loser'

    Golf’s funniest man starts a new gig next week. David Feherty has left CBS for NBC/Golf Channel, and he’ll start Feb. 4 at the Phoenix (officially known as Waste Management) Open. He’ll serve as lead analyst on Golf Channel’s Thursday and Friday coverage, then shift to his familiar on-course reporter...

  • Californian-turned-Aussie Ryan Ruffels, 17, making pro debut at Torrey Pines

    Californian-turned-Aussie Ryan Ruffels, 17, making pro debut at Torrey Pines

    Ryan Ruffels is a conflicted Californian. The 17-year-old, who will make his PGA Tour debut Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, was born in Orlando, Fla., raised most of his first 11 years in Laguna Niguel, and then the family moved to Melbourne in his father's native Australia....

  • Mickelson chides 17-year-old for 'false' betting talk

    Mickelson chides 17-year-old for 'false' betting talk

    Phil Mickelson took 17-year-old Australian Ryan Ruffels to task Wednesday for what Mickelson thought was talking out of school about a purported bet the two made during a round of golf. Ruffels is set to make his PGA Tour debut Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. In a Sydney...

  • Maybe the driver is Stewart Cink's best club

    Maybe the driver is Stewart Cink's best club

    A handful of golf fans were standing just below the tee box at No. 9 on the South Course, waiting for a shuttle ride back to the entrance after watching Wednesday's Farmers Insurance Open pro-am at Torrey Pines. They flagged down a ride from a driver who bore a striking resemblance to golfer Stewart...

  • Paul Azinger replaces Greg Norman as lead golf announcer for Fox Sports

    Paul Azinger replaces Greg Norman as lead golf announcer for Fox Sports

    Paul Azinger has been selected as the lead golf analyst for Fox Sports as it enters the second year of televising the U.S. Open and other USGA championships. Fox confirmed Wednesday that Azinger is replacing Greg Norman. Fox signed a 12-year deal with the USGA that started last year, and the first...

  • Torrey Pines is a special place for Jason Day

    Torrey Pines is a special place for Jason Day

    Dash Day was living up to his name. As a couple of thousand fans surrounding the 18th green of the Torrey Pines South Course watched the trophy ceremony after Jason Day's win in the Farmers Insurance Open last February, his dark-haired, then-2- 1/2-year-old son, Dash, charged into a bunker and...

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