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Sergio Garcia: Rory McIlroy less afraid to hit driver than Tiger Woods
Sergio Garcia has played alongside Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in major championships and offers up his perspective on how they are different.
Tiger Woods granted extension to register at PGA Championship
Tiger Woods has been granted an extension to register at the 2014 PGA Championship and can join the field up until 8:35 a.m. EDT Thursday.
Louis Oosthuizen wins PGA Championship long-drive contest at Valhalla
Louis Oosthuizen, winner of the 2010 Open Championship, served up a 340-yard drive to eclipse Jason Day by two yards on the par-5 10th hole to capture the title and $25,000 prize for charity.
David Toms withdraws at PGA Championship; Shawn Stefani in the field
David Toms withdrew from the 96th PGA Championship on Tuesday, citing lingering issues with his back. Shawn Stefani will take Toms' place in the field.
Martin Kaymer says before PGA Champioship he nursed shoulder injury at British Open
A shoulder injury limited Martin Kaymer at the British Open, although he says he has a clean bill of health for this week's PGA Championship at Valhalla.
Adam Scott applauds Rory McIlroy, takes aim at him at PGA Championship
Adam Scott didn't mince words Tuesday afternoon at the PGA Championship – the right man, in Rory McIlroy, is World No. 1.
Rory McIlroy ignores the talk, stays focused on getting better at PGA Championship
Rory McIlroy avoids what is written about him so he can focus on his next shot versus what others believe he should be doing.
Quick hits: Valhalla no stranger to drama when hosting major events
Valhalla is a par-71, 7,458-yard beast of a course, and has seen plenty of drama in hosting a bevy of PGA of America events. Here are some news and notes from Tuesday morning in Louisville.
Tiger Woods reveals "new" driver in play at Bridgestone
It's no secret that Tiger Woods has been struggling with his driver since returning from back surgery, but he revealed that he also has put a "new" driver in play this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Tee times: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, final round
For a second consecutive day, Tiger Woods will play a round with 2014 Masters champion Bubba Watson, while Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia are set for the final tee time of the 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday.
Washington's Corey Pereira wins Pacific Coast Amateur
Corey Pereira fired a 3-under 67 on Friday to cruise to an eight-shot victory at the 48th Pacific Coast Amateur in Flagstaff, Ariz.
5 Things: Tim Petrovic, Michael Putnam share RBC Canadian lead
PGA Tour veteran Tim Petrovic and 2013 Web.com Tour money leader Michael Putnam fired 6-under 64s on Thursday at the RBC Canadian Open, sharing a one-shot lead over Kyle Stanley and Taylor Pendrith.
Jarrod Lyle's comeback starts with 67 on Web.com Tour
Jarrod Lyle's American comeback started impressively, as the Aussie fired a 4-under 67 at the Web.com Tour's Midwest Classic near Kansas City.
Jarrod the father fights off leukemia to help Jarrod the golfer return
Jarrod Lyle thought he might not ever tee it up again after being diagnosed with leukemia for a second time. But behind the support of his wife and 2-year-old daughter, the Australian will return to the PGA Tour in October.
British Open: Tee times, Saturday's third round at Royal Liverpool
Rory McIlroy will play in the final group of Saturday's third round at the 2014 British Open at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake -- Tiger Woods also will have a late time, but off No. 10 tee.
Shot-by-shot: Tiger Woods, Round 1, British Open
Tiger Woods fired a 3-under 69 on Thursday at the Open Championship, currently sitting three shots off the lead. The round consisted of six birdies and three bogeys – including back-to-back bogeys to start the round.
Tiger Woods paired with Angel Cabrera, Henrik Stenson in British Open opening rounds
The pairings and tee times for the second round were announced on Monday morning at Royal Liverpool, and here's a look at some of the groupings that stand out.
Behind Doug Ghim, East takes five-shot lead at Wyndham Cup
Doug Ghim notched 1.5 points on Wednesday to help the East squad extend its lead to five points at the Wyndham Cup. Play will finish on Thursday with 20 singles matches.
Mark Anguiano wins Sahalee Players with fast start in final round
Mark Anguiano, who just completed his senior season at Cal State Fullerton, fired a 1-under 71 on Wednesday for a four-shot victory at the Sahalee Players Championship in Sammamish, Wash.
5 Things: Justin Rose triumphs; British Open invites; more
Justin Rose continues to show his mettle on the world's toughest courses, outlasting Shawn Stefani in a sudden-death playoff Sunday to win the Quicken Loans National at Congressional.
Sam Burns, Shannon Brooks take respective leads at Rolex Tournament of Champions
Sam Burns fired a 7-under 65 Wednesday at Richland Country Club in Nashville to take a one-shot, 36-hole lead at the AJGA's Rolex Tournament of Champions. Shannon Brooks leads the girls division.
Xander Schauffele outlasts Beau Hossler in California State Amateur
It took all 36 holes, but Xander Schauffele outlasted Beau Hossler, 2 up, in the finale of the California State Amateur on Saturday at La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif.
Oregon's Thomas Lim cruises to Oregon Amateur Championship
Thomas Lim took a 1-up lead on the third hole and never looked back, defeating Austin Landis in the 36-hole Oregon Amateur Championship, 7 and 6.
5 Things: Ryan Moore takes Travelers lead; Sergio Garcia lurks
Ryan Moore fired a 4-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead at the Travelers Championship, but there are 12 players within four shots at TPC River Highlands heading into the final round.
Trent Karlik captures Western Penn Amateur by four shots
Trent Karlik fired a final-round, even-par 71 to secure a four-stroke victory at the Western Pennsylvania Amateur on June 17, with his 7-under 206 the fourth-lowest in tournament history.
Tiger Woods announces he will return to PGA Tour at Quicken Loans National
Tiger Woods announced via Facebook and other social channels that he will return to PGA Tour action at next week's Quicken Loans National on Friday afternoon, finally resolving the speculation on when he'd return to competitive golf.
5 Things: Brendan Steele's 62 leads Travelers; Patrick Rodgers makes nice PGA Tour debut; more
While there are plenty of stars in the field at this week's Travelers Championship – from Matt Kuchar to Dustin Johnson – it was Brendan Steele that took control of the tournament early, firing an 8-under 62 to take a one-shot lead on Thursday.
MusclePharm to be Tiger Woods' new bag endorser
Tiger Woods announced on his website Wednesday morning that MusclePharm, a performance-lifestyle sports nutrition company, had signed him to a multi-year endorsement deal that will officially begin on July 1, 2014.
Report: Tiger Woods hitting full shots at Medalist
According to a report from Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte, Tiger Woods has begun to hit full shots after being restricted to pitching and chipping since back surgery in late March.
One-hit wonder no more, Martin Kaymer back on top at U.S. Open at Pinehurst
Martin Kaymer, 29, lost his way after winning the 2010 PGA Championship and ascending to World No. 1 in 2011. After two grueling, emotional years of toying with his swing and mentality, the German is back on top of the world.
Brooks Koepka gets more than he bargained for in U.S. Open at Pinehurst
Brooks Koepka knew, standing on the 18th green Sunday at Pinehurst, that his performance had just changed his life -- securing his PGA Tour card and spot the 2015 U.S. Open. He didn't know the birdie he'd make would land him in the Masters.
Mickelson: 'There will be other chances' at U.S. Open title
Phil Mickelson wasn't happy about his 7-over par week at Pinehurst No. 2, but Lefty refused to get down on himself, pointing to the next five years of chances he'll have to complete the career grand slam.
Zach Johnson aces Pinehurst's ninth hole on Sunday at U.S. Open
Zach Johnson aced Pinehurst's par-3 ninth hole Sunday at the U.S. Open, the first hole-in-one of the tournament.
Official purse for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst
With journeyman professionals and players looking to improve their FedEx Cup status, the purse at a major is a critical piece of information. Here is a look at the official money that will be handed out for each placement.
Matthew Fitzpatrick first since Bobby Jones to hold both U.S. Open, British Open low-amateur titles
Matthew Fitzpatrick became the first player since Bobby Jones in 1930 to hold the low-amateur honors at both the U.S. Open and Open Championship.
Nicholas Lindheim honors late mentor by playing a round with him in third round at U.S. Open at Pinehurst
Nicholas Lindheim chose not to take a marker to play with on Saturday at the U.S. Open, instead leaving the spot open for his late mentor Mike Smith to play alongside him in spirit.
Players face tough pins, new wind direction at Pinehurst for U.S. Open's third round
Saturday at Pinehurst No. 2 will see a U.S. Open obstacle course somewhat shorter in yardage than the scorecard indicates, with a couple of doozies that will change players' game plans.
Amateur notes: Cory Whitsett falls short; Matthew Fitzpatrick makes cut at U.S. Open
Cory Whitsett fires a 1-under 69, but comes up one shot short of making the cut at Pinehurst No. 2. Meanwhile, Matthew Fitzpatrick grinds out 73 and is the only amateur to make the cut at the 2014 U.S. Open.
Short game helps Brooks Koepka make big move at Pinehurst
Brooks Koepka needed only 27 putts on Friday at Pinehurst, carding a 2-under 68 and vaulting well up the leaderboard heading into the weekend.
Friday's hole-by-hole yardages at Pinehurst No. 2
A look at how the USGA set up the course for Friday play at the 2014 U.S. Open.
Amateur roundup: Matthew Fitzpatrick fires 71 despite penalty at U.S. Open
Playing with Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose, 19-year-old amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick held his own in firing a 1-over 71 that included four birdies and five bogeys. Here's a look at how all the amateurs fared on Thursday.
Rickie Fowler pays tribute to late Payne Stewart at U.S. Open
Rickie Fowler showed up to Pinehurst No. 2 for Thursday's first round of the U.S. Open wearing knickers in honor of the late Payne Stewart.
Young trio of Fowler, Spieth, Matsuyama showcase mature game at Pinehurst
The young trio of Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth and Hideki Matsuyama showcased patience and game well beyond their years during the first round of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst.
From obscurity to the U.S. Open, Brandon McIver making name for himself
Brandon McIver wasn't highly recruited, a victim of playing golf for only five or six months a year in Montana. A fateful trip by Oregon's Casey Martin to check out the kid has led McIver to a spot in the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.
Millionaire? Maverick McNealy's dad worth much more to his son, not just during U.S. Open at Pinehurst
Maverick McNealy doesn't live in his millionaire father's shadow, as Scott McNealy will have none of it. Instead, the Sun Microsystems co-founder takes pride in toting his eldest son's bag around whatever course they may find.
Jordan Spieth not happy just learning; he wants to win now
At the tender age of 20, Jordan Spieth has experienced more in his young career than players twice his age. But he isn't satisfied with learning. He's at the U.S. Open to win.
Curtis Strange dishes on Pinehurst's charm, mental toughness at U.S. Open
Curtis Strange is happy to see an old-style course such as Pinehurst No. 2 back in the spotlight after being less than thrilled with the setup at Merion in 2013.
Kevin Na, Cameron Wilson among five added to U.S. Open field Monday
Kevin Na, Bernd Wiesberger, Cameron Wilson, Brandon McIver and Craig Barlow all added to the U.S. Open field at Pinehurst No. 2.
Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Webb Simpson highlight U.S. Open pairings
Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Graeme McDowell paired for first two rounds of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. The USGA announced the full pairings and tee times on Friday afternoon.
In-depth look at 10 past champs in U.S. Open field
Here is a closer look at the 10 past U.S. Open winners that have secured tee times for next week, while also looking at two players that are still active, but not participating in the year's second major, including Tiger Woods.