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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 Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain.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 (AP) — Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain.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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Keith Mitchell holds up his trophy after winning the Honda Classic golf tournament Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 03, 2019 - 7:37 pm
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Keith Mitchell's first and until now only win as a professional was three years ago, on something called the G Pro Tour. As is the case with minitour life, hardly anybody was watching and hardly anybody noticed. He earned $5,600. Those days are long gone. After 97...
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Justin Thomas calls out after his tee shot went right on the ninth hole during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 03, 2019 - 4:20 pm
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The USGA says it will meet with Justin Thomas in the coming days, in response to his criticisms over some of the game's newest rules changes. The world's No. 3 player and the USGA engaged a bit over Twitter during the weekend, and then chatted offline as well. USGA...
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March 03, 2019 - 11:24 am
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — American golfer Kurt Kitayama won his second European Tour title by a single shot after a remarkable comeback at the weather-hit Oman Open on Sunday. After coming through all three stages of Q-School in November to earn a place on tour, Kitayama won the Mauritius Open on just...
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Stewart Cink tees off on the ninth hole during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 02, 2019 - 6:24 pm
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Vijay Singh's last PGA Tour victory in 2008. His only win at The Honda Classic was in 1999, on a course that he couldn't remember. And he arrived at PGA National a few days ago wondering if his game is still good enough for him to be competitive with the younger...
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March 01, 2019 - 7:57 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Kenny Perry shot an 8-under 65 on Friday to take the Cologuard Classic lead, Mark O'Meara matched the PGA Tour Champions record with eight straight birdies in a 66, and former baseball star John Smoltz failed to build on a strong start in his tour debut. Smoltz birdied three of...
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Sungjae Im, of South Korea, hits from the fairway of the 10th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 01, 2019 - 6:50 pm
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Sungjae Im was in the first group to tee off on the first hole Friday at The Honda Classic. He'll be in the final group Saturday. Im, the 20-year-old South Korean rookie who around this time last year was winning the first Web.com Tour start of his career, shot a 6-...
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Jhonattan Vegas, of Venezuela, tees off on the 12th hole during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
February 28, 2019 - 6:42 pm
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jhonattan Vegas shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of The Honda Classic. Zach Johnson, Ernie Els, Lucas Glover and Ben Silverman were tied for second. Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia were in a large...
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