Golf

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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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 file photo, Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits his second shot in the rain on the 18th hole during the second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. McIlroy begins his road to the Masters this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang, File)
March 06, 2019 - 3:50 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy has few complaints about the state of his game, only the results. That doesn't bother him, either. At least not yet. Behind him are 12 months since his last victory in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a title he defends this week against a typically strong field at...
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Justin Thomas catches his balance as he walks down a hill to line up his putt on the 11th hole during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 05, 2019 - 5:27 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The memo PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan sent to players on the new Rules of Golf can be interpreted different ways based as much on the timing as the message. One theme was to be patient. "We are committed to playing under these rules as we analyze their effectiveness .....
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods hits the ball on the first hole during the WGC-Mexico Championship at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City. Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain. Woods announced his decision Monday. March 4, 2019, on Twitter. (AP Photo/Christian Palma, File)
March 04, 2019 - 3:14 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain. Woods announced his decision Monday on Twitter . He says his lower back is fine and he has no concerns over the long run. Woods says he's had the neck strain for a few weeks...
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