Doug Ferguson, Associated Press
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Former PGA Tour and Ryder Cup golfer Anthony Kim in 1st interview in 3 years: 'I miss the competition'
Former PGA Tour and Ryder Cup standout Anthony Kim is still battling injuries and has no plans to return to pro golf until fully healthy, Kim told The Associated Press Tuesday in his first interview in three years.
Player capsules for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst
A capsule look at 10 players expected to contend at the 114th U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst No. 2.
Phil Mickelson's close calls at the U.S. Open
A capsule look at the six runner-up finishes by Phil Mickelson in the U.S. Open.
Jordan Spieth's cool, Bubba Watson's flair lead Masters after third round at Augusta on Saturday
Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept his cool amid the chaos of Saturday to tie Bubba Watson for the third-round Masters lead at Augusta National.
Bubba Watson leads John Senden by 3 after Masters second round
"It's not science here. It's try to hit the greens," Bubba Watson said Friday after taking the second-round Masters lead with a 68 to get three shots clear of John Senden.
Notes: Tiger's year measured in world ranking points
Along with victories, money and scoring average, another way to measure the strength of a golf season is total world ranking points. Tiger Woods won that category, too, but just barely over Henrik Stenson. A closer look reveals it was not really that close.
Sandra Gal builds 3-shot lead in wind at LPGA Titleholders
Sandra Gal pulled away with three birdies on the back nine to build a three-shot lead after two rounds at the LPGA Titleholders.
Johnson ties course-record 63, builds 5-shot HSBC cushion
Dustin Johnson tied the course record with a 9-under 63, four shots better than anyone else Friday, and built a five-shot lead in the HSBC Champions.
Tiger Woods, Wold Golf Championship HSBC Champions: Woods isn't playing in Shanghai this week, but he's in China, so why isn't he playing?
The HSBC Champions embarks on a new era as a World Golf Championship that finally is treated the same as the other three — an official PGA Tour event. So, where is Tiger?
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano called it the perfect win, even though his final hole Sunday to win the BMW Masters was anything but perfect.
Luke Guthrie tops strong U.S. showing at BMW Masters
Luke Guthrie is the first-round leader at the BMW Masters, by three shots over John Daly with Peter Uihlein another shot back -- as Americans topped the leaderboard in Shanghai.
Tiger Woods sat in a cart with a squirrel, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel walked onto the first tee wearing wigs, Fred Couples was given cupcakes for his birthday: Welcome to Day 1 at the Presidents Cup.
Deep leaderboard yields another solid Muirfield champ
Muirfield has the greatest collection of winners of any major championship -- only two of its 16 champions aren't in the Hall of Fame. Every great course is due to have a dud for a major champion. There was no way that was going to happen at Muirfield.
Muirfield holds storied history of hosting Open Championship
Muirfield has seen it all in the 15 times it has hosted the Open Championship through the years. This year's defending champion, Ernie Els, stood tall in 2002 at Muirfield.
Tiger Woods tops list of 20 favorites for 2013 Open Championships
A capsule look at 20 contenders for the British Open golf championship, to be played July 18-21 at Muirfield (listed in predicted order of finish):
Open Championship at Muirfield: List of things to know
Ten things to know about the British Open, to be played this week at Muirfield, where the tournament has taken place 15 times before, from 1892 to 2002.
Anniversaries of big wins add to British Open history on display at Muirfield
Here's a look at some of the anniversaries this year at the 142nd British Open, which brings its rich history to light when it starts this week at Muirfield.
Ernie Els ties into many Open Championship facts, figures
Ernie Els will defend his British Open title -- here are a few facts and figures about golf's only major outside the United States, beginning this week at the 7,192-yard Muirfield golf links.
The Masters trophy Sam Snead won in 1954 after the epic playoff with Ben Hogan is among 14 lots from the Sam Snead Collection that will be the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions' offerings next month in Chicago.
A look at the four previous U.S. Opens held at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., won by Olin Dutra, Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino and David Graham
Even as he approaches the prime of his career, the best times for Sergio Garcia seem to be so far behind him. How will he handle the pressure in the city of Brotherly Love? It will depend on how thick his skin is, which hasn't been his strong suit.
Jason Day could have sent Tianlang Guan home early with a birdie from just off the front of the green on the 18th hole. But the Australian was wide left and tapped in for par, giving him a 4-under 68 and a one-shot lead.
Rory McIlroy, coming off a runner-up finish in the Valero Texas Open for his best finish this year, is the latest brand ambassador for Swiss watchmaker Omega, joining Greg Norman, Sergio Garcia and Stacy Lewis.
Perenially the toughest hole at the Masters, No. 10 has claimed many a victim. Defending champ Bubba Watson eluded its grasp – famously, because so many others have been caught in it.
From defending champ Bubba Watson to a Super Bowl comparison by Brandt Snedeker, here are facts and figures for the 2013 Masters at Augusta National:
From anchoring to azaleas, here are 10 facts about the 77th Masters, to be played April 11-14 at Augusta National Golf Club:
You're right, it's not as simple as Tiger vs. the field. Here's a capsule look at 20 potential contenders and the case for each:
Three weeks after they were on stage together for the closing ceremony at the Ryder Cup, Davis Love III and Jim Furyk wound up together in a place few people would have imagined — in the final pairing at the McGladrey Classic.
Lost in the opening round of the British Open was an announcement from the All England Club that will make it even more difficult for golf to devise a busy summer schedule in an Olympic year.
K.J. Choi led the charge and now it is much easier for the likes of Seung-yul Noh, Sang-Moon Bae and Sunghoon Kang, who are among eight Korean-born players on the PGA Tour.
Ben Crane will take a chance and make the trip to Royal Lytham and hope that he gets in as the first alternate at the Open Championship.
Brendon de Jonge had more birdies than people in his gallery Saturday at the AT&T National to take a one-shot lead over Tiger Woods and two others.
Hunter Mahan finally got a good score to match a flawless swing.
Bo Van Pelt holed out from the fairway for eagle and kept bogeys off his card for a 4-under 67.
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III has selected Fred Couples and Mike Hulbert to be two of his assistant captains.
Stacy Lewis and Mika Miyazato are tied for the lead after the opening round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
Rory McIlroy went from the bunker to the water, walked across the pond to the drop area, then hit into another bunker. When he was done making a mess of the 12th hole at Muirfield Village, he had a quadruple-bogey 7 on his card and wondered if this was going to be another short week.
Notebook: Two weeks after the best Europeans came to Florida for the PGA Tour's premier tournament, the favor is not being returned at the European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship.
Kevin Na rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole Saturday for a 4-under 68 and a one-shot lead at The Players Championship.
Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Kevin Na share the lead going into the weekend at The Players Championship.
Ian Poulter ran off four birdies around the turn. Martin Laird was the only player without a bogey on his card.
Tiger at Sawgrass
Tiger Woods is about the only person not in a panic about his game. But these remain curious times for the guy trying to show he can still dominate golf as he once did.
In a three-way playoff that featured U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy, the 23-year-old Rickie Fowler gambled with a 51-degree wedge that had to be perfect on an 18th hole at Quail Hollow that had yielded only four birdies all day. And it was.
The cheers Webb Simpson heard Saturday at Quail Hollow were all for him.
Phil Mickelson will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday evening along with four others, taking an undisputed place among the best who ever played this game.
Nick Watney answered what he referred to as a wake-up call at the Wells Fargo Championship by taking the lead.
Ryan Moore noticed his ball move ever so slightly as he went to tap in a 10-inch putt for par on the 11th hole. He didn’t think it was a penalty because the rule had changed for this year.
Webb Simpson was nervous playing in the same group with Tiger Woods. It sure didn't show Thursday in the Wells Fargo Championship.
Tiger to Quail Hollow
Tiger Woods is taking a three-week break before returning to golf at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Journey to the Masters
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy passed each other on Sunday at Augusta National last year, two players from different generations who appeared headed in opposite directions. Now, headed into Masters 2012, they’re on a collision course — each taking a path over the last 12 months that would have been difficult for anyone to chart.