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  • Golf roundup: Rory McIlroy one shot off lead at Mexico Championship

    Golf roundup: Rory McIlroy one shot off lead at Mexico Championship

    Rory McIlroy had more trouble with his stomach than his ribs. The golf was just fine.  Playing for the first time in seven weeks because of a rib injury, McIlroy coped with a bad stomach and the high altitude with a three-under-par 68 that left him one shot out of a six-way tie for the lead as...

  • Rickie Fowler joins star-studded field at Arnold Palmer Invitational

    Rickie Fowler joins star-studded field at Arnold Palmer Invitational

    Golfer Rickie Fowler drove from Jupiter to Orlando last March to tell Arnold Palmer he would miss his 2016 tournament. Scheduling conflicts simply made the stop too onerous for Fowler, one of the PGA Tour’s biggest draws. This month, Fowler and the world’s top players would not miss the first Arnold...

  • Golf unveils a modern set of rules to make it easier to play

    Golf unveils a modern set of rules to make it easier to play

    Golf's two governing bodies released a draft of modern rules Wednesday aimed at bringing common sense to what can be a complicated sport. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Assn. spent more than five years trying to simplify the rules of golf without stripping the centuries-old game...

  • Golf roundup: Rickie Fowler makes it interesting before winning the Honda Classic

    Golf roundup: Rickie Fowler makes it interesting before winning the Honda Classic

    Rickie Fowler made it interesting Sunday for as long as it took him to make two big putts to pull away in the Honda Classic.  Staked to a four-shot lead, Fowler hit one putt into a sprinkler hole, hit a tee shot into the water and watched a big lead shrink to one over Gary Woodland early on the...

  • Golf roundup: Rickie Fowler opens four-shot lead at Honda Classic

    Golf roundup: Rickie Fowler opens four-shot lead at Honda Classic

    Winless in more than a year, Rickie Fowler built a four-shot lead going into the final round of the Honda Classic.  Fowler made two birdies on the last three holes Saturday at PGA National for a five-under-par 65 as everyone around him was struggling to finish. Fowler was at 13-under 197, four...

  • Golf roundup: Ryan Palmer shoots a 65 to take share of lead at Honda Classic

    Golf roundup: Ryan Palmer shoots a 65 to take share of lead at Honda Classic

    Ryan Palmer has reason to believe that better days are ahead, with his golf game and at home.  Palmer made seven birdies Friday on another day of ideal scoring conditions at PGA National for a five-under-par 65 that gave him a share of the lead with PGA Tour rookie Wesley Bryan (67) going into...

  • Rory McIlroy responds to backlash after playing golf with President Trump

    Rory McIlroy responds to backlash after playing golf with President Trump

    Rory McIlroy probably made himself one of the least popular golfers last week after playing a round with President Trump. The backlash he received on social media confirms it. The amount of ridicule he received pestered him so much that he released a statement on Twitter explaining why he played...

  • Golf roundup: Martin Kaymer one shot off the lead at Honda Classic

    Golf roundup: Martin Kaymer one shot off the lead at Honda Classic

    One reason Martin Kaymer enjoys the Honda Classic is because he doesn't feel as though he has to make a bunch of birdies.  On such a serene Thursday at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., that was required to keep pace.  A pair of PGA Tour rookies who last played this course at Q-school for...

  • Dustin Johnson runs away with Genesis Open and takes over No. 1 in world golf rankings

    Dustin Johnson runs away with Genesis Open and takes over No. 1 in world golf rankings

    For three days, the Genesis Open was shrouded with unknowns, be it the weather, how Arnold Palmer’s grandson would do after leading, or if the golf tour would have a new world No. 1 after almost a year. When the final round started around noon on a marathon Sunday at Riviera Country Club, there...

  • Local golfers beat winter weather in organized scrambles

    Local golfers beat winter weather in organized scrambles

    In the middle of winter, Rob Coyne and his friends were at the one place most golfers would least expect: the tee box. Staring down hole No. 6 at Mount Pleasant, a 125-yard par-3, Coyne grabbed a pitching wedge out of his bag and, careful not to plunge his club into the frozen turf, swept the ball...

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