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Tiger Woods watches his second shot on the fifth hole during the second round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Kuchar leads by 2 at Riviera as Woods falls 9 shots behind

Feb. 14, 2020 9:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kuchar made a mess of the easiest hole at Riviera. He couldn't find the fairway and felt he was on the defensive all afternoon Friday in the Genesis Invitational. He was good enough with the short irons that Kuchar still managed a 2-under 69 and built a two-shot lead over Rory...

Tiger Woods tees off on the third hole during the first round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Kuchar shoots 64 to lead Riviera; Tiger wastes strong start

Feb. 13, 2020 8:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods began with an unknowing tribute to Kobe Bryant by making an eagle putt that optical cameras measured at 24 feet, 8 inches. He ended his opening round with a reminder that getting around Riviera unscathed is no small task. That's what made Matt Kuchar's day all the more...

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the second hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Woods unsure whether to repeat as Presidents Cup captain

Feb. 11, 2020 3:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ernie Els has made it clear he will not be returning as International captain for the Presidents Cup next year. Tiger Woods was a little more vague. Woods, captain of the U.S. team that won at Royal Melbourne for the eighth straight time, says he spoke with Els while boarding the charter...

Nick Taylor, of Canada, follows his shot from the fourth tee of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Taylor handles the wind, Mickelson to win at Pebble Beach

Feb. 9, 2020 8:34 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nick Taylor knew the odds were not in his favor Sunday at Pebble Beach. Already nervous about facing Phil Mickelson for the first time with only a one-shot lead, Taylor found himself watching Lefty's short-game highlight show on the eve of their final-round pairing at the...

Phil Mickelson chips the ball out of a bunker up to the seventh green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Taylor takes 1-shot lead over Mickelson at Pebble Beach

Feb. 8, 2020 7:45 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — For his final act on a day filled with short-game magic, Phil Mickelson hit a full-swing flop shot over a bunker that landed in just the right spot on the 18th green at Pebble Beach that it rolled out to 4 feet from the cup. Somehow, it didn't go in. For a time Saturday in the...

Jason Day, of Australia, waves after making a birdie putt on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Jason Day climbs within 2 of the lead at Pebble Beach

Feb. 7, 2020 8:09 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jason Day received a warm reminder Friday at Pebble Beach how good it feels to hit shots the way he wants, make a bunch of putts and see his name high on the leaderboard. Day made two long birdie putts across the green, holed a 40-yard wedge for eagle on the dangerous par-5...

Nick Taylor follows his shot from the ninth tee of the Monterey Peninsula County Club Shore Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Nick Taylor takes lead on glorious day at Pebble Beach

Feb. 6, 2020 8:03 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nick Taylor opened with an eagle, closed with two birdies and made a gorgeous day feel even better with an 8-under 63 at Monterey Peninsula that gave him the lead Thursday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Most of the interest over three courses in the rotation was at...

Phil Mickelson plays his shot from the fifth tee on the Torrey Pines South Course during the first round of The Farmers Insurance golf tournament in San Diego, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Mickelson looking for momentum after year getting 'crushed'

Feb. 5, 2020 4:50 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Optimism is never in short supply for Phil Mickelson, and it was especially high when he left the Monterey Peninsula last year with his 44th career PGA Tour victory and his fifth title in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He had the entire year ahead of him. It didn't turn out...

Phil Mickelson follows through on the fourth tee during the third round of The American Express golf tournament on the Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Mickelson says he won't accept US Open exemption

Feb. 5, 2020 3:44 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson is still not exempt for the U.S. Open and says he won't accept a special invitation. The U.S. Open is the one major keeping Mickelson from the career Grand Slam and no other major has given him more grief. His six runner-up finishes, most recently at Merion in...

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo, Patrick Cantlay hits from the 2nd tee during first round of the Tournament of Champions golf event at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. Cantlay is more at ease asking questions than answering them. It's a habit he picked up during some of the darkest times of his life. He was out of golf for nearly three years because of a stress fracture in his spine. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Cantlay has come a long way at Pebble Beach in 3 years

Feb. 4, 2020 8:05 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay had a different set of expectations when he played the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am three years ago. “In a weird way, it was an accomplishment to finish a golf tournament,” he said. Cantlay had been away from golf for nearly three years because of a...