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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, chips to the ninth green during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 17, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy made two late birdies amid the wild theatrics of Sunday at The Players Championship and closed with a 2-under 70 to win the next best thing to a major. McIlroy could not afford to make a mistake over the final hour because of Jim Furyk, the 48-year-old...
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Jon Rahm, of Spain, waves to the gallery as he arrives at the 17th hole during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 16, 2019 - 8:14 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jon Rahm can't think of a shot he missed Saturday in his round of 8-under 64 that took him from five shots behind to one shot ahead of Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood in The Players Championship. The one bogey he made stood out for two reasons. It was nearly perfect...
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Tiger Woods reacts to hitting his drive into the water on the 17th hole during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 16, 2019 - 3:43 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods could have avoided the water on his second attempt to the island-green 17th under the new Rules of Golf. Instead, he hit a second shot into the water and made quadruple bogey. It raises anew the semantical question that has been around as long as The...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the ninth hole during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 15, 2019 - 9:00 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The easy way out was to go low under a tree 20 feet in front of Rory McIlroy. He was looking up. Coming off a 10-foot eagle and a 20-foot birdie that tied him for the lead Friday in The Players Championship, McIlroy risked wasting that great finish with a bold shot...
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The gallery watches Tiger Woods tee off on the 17th hole during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 14, 2019 - 8:35 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — March or May, there is no shortage of excitement at The Players Championship. Tiger Woods made only one par on the back nine Thursday, revving up the crowd with five birdies, only to slow his charge with three mistakes. Emiliano Grillo hit the pin on the island-green...
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Francesco Molinari, of Italy, lifts the championship trophy after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 10, 2019 - 7:59 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Francesco Molinari had seen so many clutch birdie putts on the 18th green at Bay Hill, most of them by Tiger Woods in the final group, usually with Arnold Palmer standing next to the green expecting like everyone else for them go in. It was Molinari's turn Sunday in the Arnold...
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Matthew Fitzpatrick, of England, hits out of a bunker onto the 17th green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 09, 2019 - 7:21 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy seems to have everything going his way at Bay Hill except for recent history. With three birdies over the last four holes, McIlroy had a 6-under 66 on Saturday that left him one shot behind Matt Fitzpatrick and in the final group of a PGA Tour event for the third...
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Tommy Fleetwood, of England, reacts after missing a putt on the 16th green during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 08, 2019 - 11:01 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bay Hill provided a few dramatic turnarounds, good news for Henrik Stenson, not so much for Phil Mickelson. Through it all, Tommy Fleetwood and Keegan Bradley kept a steady march of solid golf Friday and wound up tied for the lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, four shots...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2012, file photo, sports writer Dan Jenkins speaks after receiving the lifetime achievement award during the World Golf Hall of Fame inductions at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. Jenkins, the sports writing great and best-selling author known for his humor, has died. He was 89. TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati confirmed Jenkins died Thursday, March 7, 2019, in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 9:24 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Dan Jenkins, the sports writing great and best-selling author whose career covered Ben Hogan to Tiger Woods, began with Western Union and ended with Twitter, has died. He was 89. "The message on my tombstone will be, 'I knew this would happen,'" Jenkins always said,...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the second hole during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 07, 2019 - 7:17 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rafa Cabrera Bello had a Bay Hill debut to remember with a 7-under 65 for a two-shot lead while playing with Arnold Palmer's grandson. The entertainment, as usual, came from Phil Mickelson. Back at the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the first time in six years, Mickelson capped...
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