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Bubba Watson ends two-year drought with two-stroke victory at Genesis Open

It had been two years since Bubba Watson had won on the PGA Tour, two years during which he was at the lowest mental point in his golf life. He even spoke with his wife several times about retiring from the game. That discussion is on hold. Watson, thanks largely to a bunker shot on the 14th hole...

  • Rory McIlroy Commits To Playing In 2018 Travelers Championship

    Rory McIlroy commits to playing in 2018 Travelers Championship

    The Travelers Championship received an early boost Wednesday with the announcement that Rory McIlroy has committed to compete at TPC River Highlands this year.

  • Jason Day defeats Alex Noren on sixth playoff hole to win the Farmers Insurance Open

    Jason Day defeats Alex Noren on sixth playoff hole to win the Farmers Insurance Open

    Jason Day’s playoff win in the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open ignited a run of eight victories in two years, a major championship win and the ascendancy to the top of the world golf rankings. After some rough going over the last year, the 30-year-old Australian is hoping his latest Farmers victory...

  • Playoff runs out of daylight, so Day and Noren battle again on Monday

    Playoff runs out of daylight, so Day and Noren battle again on Monday

    The sun had long dipped into the nearby Pacific Ocean. The yellow, near-full moon was brightly reflected in the pond on the 18th hole of the Torrey Pines South Course. And Jason Day wanted to keep on playing in the Farmers Insurance Open, like five bucks were on the line instead of the first prize...

  • Tiger Woods leaves Torrey Pines encouraged for 2018

    Tiger Woods leaves Torrey Pines encouraged for 2018

    Tiger Woods said he was “very pleased” with himself Sunday after completing four rounds of official tournament golf for the first time in 28 months. Woods carded an even-par 72 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, leaving him at 3 under for the tournament. Woods trailed...

  • Farmers Open field was blown away on Sunday

    Farmers Open field was blown away on Sunday

    C.T. Pan had gained a stroke and was tied for fourth place, two shots behind the leaders as he stood on the third hole’s tiny tee box Sunday morning. The setup at No.3 was extremely short at 142 yards, into a two-level green surrounded by a canyon with the pin tucked hard left and the wind howling...

  • Keegan Bradley's 190-yard eagle leads to strong finish

    Keegan Bradley's 190-yard eagle leads to strong finish

    Keegan Bradley turned his attention immediately to the final four holes after walking off Torrey South’s 14th green with a third straight bogey. The objective seemed straight-forward enough: Play ‘em 1 under. The 2011 PGA Championship winner did better than that. Bradley began an unbelievable finish...

  • Farmers Scene & Heard: Torrey Pines South's 18th hole from start to finish

    Farmers Scene & Heard: Torrey Pines South's 18th hole from start to finish

    The 18th hole on the South Course is the place to be on Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open. That explains why 11 chairs were positioned adjacent to the greenside rope line an hour before any players had even taken the tee. Only three of the chairs were occupied by spectators — by Mike Donahue...

  • J.B. Holmes takes time, lays up on critical 18th

    J.B. Holmes takes time, lays up on critical 18th

    Within one stroke of the lead, J.B. Holmes “was trying to win” when he dwelled on club selection for his second shot from Torrey Pines South’s 18th fairway for nearly four minutes. The decision to lay-up gave him with a low, low percentage wedge look at a Farmers Insurance Open-tying eagle, especially...

  • Haotong Li edges Rory McIlroy by one shot to win Dubai Desert Classic

    Haotong Li edges Rory McIlroy by one shot to win Dubai Desert Classic

    Haotong Li held off Rory McIlroy to win the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday by a single stroke, denying the Northern Irishman's bid to win his first title in 17 months. Li finished on a tournament record 23-under-par 265 after a final-round three-under 69 to win by one shot over McIlroy, who also...

  • Woods' round 'gross,' while troubles among leaders predicts wild finish

    Woods' round 'gross,' while troubles among leaders predicts wild finish

    Sunday nerves came early to the Farmers Insurance Open. And if what happened on the 18th hole late on Saturday afternoon serves as a preview, it’s going to be a wild finish at Torrey Pines. Sweden’s Alex Noren played the par-5 in the way you’re supposed to and was rewarded. He bombed a drive down...

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