Golf

Xander Schauffele hits from the fourth fairway during third round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 04, 2020 - 9:14 pm
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Xander Schauffele finished stronger than everyone around him Saturday, and it was good enough to keep a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Schauffele closed with three pars for a 2-under 71 as he tries to become only the third...
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Xander Schauffele hits from the fourth fairway during second round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 03, 2020 - 10:53 pm
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The only thing that resembled paradise to Xander Schauffele at Kapalua was his name atop the leaderboard Friday at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Through bursts of rain and gusts that topped 30 mph, Schauffele managed to go bogey-free for the second straight day with a 5...
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Dustin Johnson looks at his ball after missing his birdie putt on the 17th green during first round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 03, 2020 - 2:21 am
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — J.B. Holmes played only two rounds in four months leading into the new year. He expected some rust at Kapalua, and it showed when he managed only two birdies in his opening round of 78. He can recover from that, especially in a 34-man field with no cut in the Sentry...
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Joaquin Niemann walks off the 18th green after making birdie during first round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 02, 2020 - 10:44 pm
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Fresh off his Presidents Cup debut, Joaquin Niemann of Chile brought fresh confidence and plenty of form to Maui by opening the year with a 7-under 66 for a one-shot lead over Justin Thomas after the opening round Thursday at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Niemann is one...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2019 file photo, Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Woods' victory at the Masters might not have been the most important sports story of 2019. It was certainly one of the most uplifting. Voters chose Woods' dramatic comeback at Augusta National as The Associated Press sports story of the year. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 25, 2019 - 10:02 am
A green jacket. A heart-melting embrace. A stirring return to the top of golf by one of the sport’s all-time greats. In choosing Tiger Woods’ victory at the Masters as The Associated Press sports story of the year, voters went with the uplifting escape of a great comeback over options that were as...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe lifts up a trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between U.S. and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. “We’ve done exactly what we set out to do, done exactly what we wanted to do, said what we feel,” said Rapinoe. “I know sometimes my voice is louder, but everybody is in this together.” (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
December 25, 2019 - 7:34 am
Karma had a career year in 2019. She draped a green jacket on Tiger Woods, handed soccer’s World Cup to a tough-as-nails U.S. Women’s National Team, shipped the NBA’s Larry O’Brien Trophy to a cool-as-they-come rookie coach and players from the Great White North, righted a wrong that happened a...
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International team captain Ernie Els, left, shakes hands with U.S. team player and captain Tiger Woods after the U.S. team won the President's Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. The U.S. team won the tournament 16-14. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 17, 2019 - 11:51 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ernie Els has finished second to Tiger Woods more than any other player, and he never looked more spectacular doing it than as captain in the Presidents Cup. “OK, you got me," Els said to him with a wry grin during the closing ceremony at Royal Melbourne. Was it really a...
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U.S. team player and captain Tiger Woods, right, shakes hands with International team player Abraham Ancer of Mexico after Woods won their singles match 3 and 2 during the President's Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 14, 2019 - 9:50 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tiger Woods set the Presidents Cup record for most victories and set the tone for his U.S. team Sunday at Royal Melbourne. Woods seized control around the turn against Abraham Ancer and won, 3 and 2, in the first of 12 singles matches. The Americans need to win singles...
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U.S. team player Rickie Fowler, left, and playing partner Justin Thomas talk while walking on the 6th fairway in their foursome match during the President's Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 14, 2019 - 11:14 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The International team has the lead going into the final day of the Presidents Cup for the first time in 16 years, and it has a trio of rookies to thank for that. Marc Leishman and unbeaten rookie Abraham Ancer staged a remarkable rally Saturday afternoon in foursomes,...
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International team player Byeong Hun An of South Korea, left, and playing partner Joaquin Niemann of Chile celebrate on the 12th green in their foursome match during the President's Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 14, 2019 - 5:27 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The final round of the Presidents Cup began with words from the captains, not singles matches. The International team took its first lead into Sunday singles since 2003, all because of two foursomes matches in which the players never led at any point until scratching out...
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