Hideki Matsuyama ends his year on a big roll

Hideki Matsuyama ends his year on a big roll

It started with a victory at home in the Japan Open. It ended with another trophy in the Bahamas against a short but strong field.
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The magic number remains 59, even though Furyk shot 58

Bubba Watson was 7 under through nine holes in the second round of the Hero World Challenge, such a strong start that it might have led someone to declare a "59 watch."
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More time needed before Tiger Woods is judged by his scores

A flop shot that required feel. A wedge to a back pin that he had to trust. Tiger Woods followed those two birdies with a perfect 6-iron that he wanted to be even better, urging it to move "one yard ... one yard!"
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Thomas Bjorn appointed Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2018

Thomas Bjorn was appointed as captain of Europe's 2018 Ryder Cup team on Tuesday, a reward for his long and successful association with the event…
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December 4

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Hideki Matsuyama was only 5 when he first saw Tiger Woods, watching on videotape that 1997 Masters victory. Even sweeter was standing next to Woods in his Sunday red shirt to receive yet another trophy.
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December 4

Matsuyama holds on to win in Bahamas for 3rd straight win

Hideki Matsuyama was only 5 when he first saw Tiger Woods, watching on videotape that 1997 Masters victory. Even sweeter was standing next to Woods in his Sunday red shirt to receive yet another trophy.
Golf
December 4

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.
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December 4

Jaye Marie Green wins LPGA Tour Q-school

Jaye Marie Green won the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament Sunday to top the 20 card-earners, making a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory.
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December 4

Brandon Stone wins Alfred Dunhill championship

Brandon Stone ran away from his challengers to win the Alfred Dunhill Championship by seven shots on Sunday for his second European Tour title.
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December 4

Varner wins Australian PGA Championship; Scott finishes 3rd

Harold Varner III didn't really know the protocol, so he filled the Australian PGA Championship trophy with champagne, took a sip and then shared it around.
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December 3

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Tiger Woods started with brief run at the lead. Hideki Matsuyama ended Saturday on his way to another victory.
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December 3

A brief run by Tiger, and now everyone chasing Matsuyama

Tiger Woods raised his right index finger in the air when he holed a long bunker shot, his fourth birdie in five holes that put him within two shots of the lead early in the third round Saturday of the Hero World Challenge.
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December 3

Jaye Marie Green leads LPGA Tour Q-school

Jaye Marie Green shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday on the Hills Course to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament.
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December 3

Stone takes 3-shot lead into final round of Alfred Dunhill

Brandon Stone will take a 3-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, when he'll have defending champion Charl Schwartzel for company, after a second successive 66 took him to 17 under overall.
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December 3

Dodt holds lead, Scott and Varner loom at Australian PGA

Andrew Dodt held the lead for the third straight round at the Australian PGA Championship on Saturday, hanging onto a two-stroke cushion after Adam Scott started fast but faded and Harold Varner III scrapped on the front nine and finished strongly.
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December 2

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Dustin Johnson wasn't even expecting to be in the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge. He was tied for the lead Friday with Hideki Matsuyama, who has reason to expect being at the top of any tournament he plays.
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December 2

Price, Parel top PGA Tour Champions' Q-School

Phillip Price and Scott Parel shared medalist honors Friday in the PGA Tour Champions qualifying tournament to top the five fully exempt qualifiers.
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December 2

Japanese teen Nasa Hataoka leads LPGA Tour Q-school

Japanese teen Nasa Hataoka shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the third of five rounds in the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament.
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December 2

Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama tied for lead in Bahamas

Dustin Johnson wasn't even expecting to be in the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge. He was tied for the lead Friday with Hideki Matsuyama, who has reason to expect being at the top of any tournament he plays.
Golf
December 2

Stone eagles last to lead Schwartzel by 1 at Alfred Dunhill

Brandon Stone made an eagle on the last hole after needing treatment on an injured back midway through his round to jump into a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Friday.
Golf
December 2

Rose withdraws from Bahamas with back injury

Tiger Woods will be playing alone Friday in the Hero World Challenge.
Golf
December 2

Dodt leads Australian PGA, Adam Scott within striking range

Adam Scott put together back-to-back rounds of 68 and feels like he's really back in the swing of things as he heads into the weekend at the Australian PGA Championship four shots off the pace.
Golf
December 2

A brilliant start, a bad finish and a 73 in Tiger's return

Even with the wind at his back, Tiger Woods figured only a perfect 5-iron from 231 yards would reach the green. Adding to this challenge was he had taken only four full swings in competition over the past 466 days.
Golf
December 1

Real wake up calls needed at the Australian PGA Championship

Harold Varner III set his alarm for 2:45 a.m. For a more seasoned pro such as Ian Poulter, it was a relatively more leisurely wakeup call for 3:30.
Golf
December 1

Tiger Woods returns with mixed bag and a 73

Not only did Tiger Woods return to golf Thursday, he returned to being Tiger.
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December 1

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Not only did Tiger Woods return to golf Thursday, he returned to being Tiger.
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December 1

Japanese teen Nasa Hataoka, Mel Reid top LPGA Tour Q-school

Japanese teen Nasa Hataoka and two-time European Solheim Cup player Mel Reid shared the second-round lead Thursday in the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament.
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December 1

Scott Parel leads PGA Tour Champions' Q--School

Scott Parel shot a 3-under 69 on Thursday to take the third-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions' qualifying tournament.
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December 1

Scott relieved after better start at Australian PGA

After slow starts in his past two tournaments, Adam Scott wanted to play the first round of the Australian PGA Championship like it was his last.
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December 1

Defending champ Schwartzel shares lead at Alfred Dunhill

Defending champion Charl Schwartel birdied the last hole for a share of the first-round lead at the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship on Thursday.
Golf
December 1

Tiger's returns from a layoff not what they used to be

Tiger Woods used to have no trouble returning to golf after a long layoff.
Golf
December 1

Column: Woods is back, but don't expect the old Tiger

Woods perseveres, though, even if the best he'll ever do is show flashes of what he once had. He's no longer going to dominate, and it's still a big question whether he will even be competitive again.
Golf
November 30

Tiger Woods returns amid varied expectations, high interest

Everyone is watching, everyone is curious, and Jordan Spieth had the perfect view of Tiger Woods for his return to golf.
Golf
November 30

Jeter says golf most frustrating sport he's played

Derek Jeter needed something to fill his competitive void when he retired from baseball. The New York Yankees shortstop chose golf, and just like everyone else, it's been a challenge to master.
Golf
November 30

LPGA schedule features 2 new events and record prize money

The LPGA Tour will have four new tournaments next year with an increase of $4.35 million in total prize money.
Golf
November 30

Jim Carter leads PGA Tour Champions' Q--School

Jim Carter birdied the final three holes for a 6-under 66 and the second-round lead Wednesday in the PGA Tour Champions' qualifying tournament.
Golf
November 30

Dambaugh, Thanapolboonyaras lead LPGA Tour Q-school

University of South Carolina senior Katelyn Dambaugh and Thailand's Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras each shot 5-under 67 on Wednesday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Qualifying Tournament.
Golf
November 29

Tiger Woods is back, and only he knows for how long

Returning to golf was always going to be an easier decision for Tiger Woods than knowing when to leave.
Golf
November 29

Tiger Woods counts it a success that he's playing golf again

This might be one time that Tiger Woods doesn't measure success on the golf course by the score on his card.
Golf
November 29

Tiger Woods' best putter back in the bag, away from his son

Like any father, Tiger Woods has a list of what his two children can and cannot touch in the house, even when it comes to his golf clubs.
Golf
November 29

Tiger gets back to golf with questions about head, not body

Tiger Woods has gone through two back surgeries since he last played a golf tournament 15 months ago. He had another back surgery that knocked him out of the Masters for the first time in 2014. He had four knee surgeries before that.