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Brooks Koepka from the U.S. tees off on the 14th hole during the first round one of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Koepka tied for 3rd in Abu Dhabi in return from knee injury

Jan. 16, 2020 8:14 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Brooks Koepka shot a 6-under 66 Thursday in his return to competition after a knee injury and was tied for third place after the opening round of the Abu Dhabi Championship. Koepka, ranked No. 1 in the world, missed three months after re-injuring his knee when he...

Cameron Smith hits from the third fairway during the final round of the Sony Open PGA Tour golf event, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Smith wins Sony Open; Grace takes South African Open

Jan. 12, 2020 11:19 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Cameron Smith of Australia won his first PGA Tour title on his own Sunday when he least expected it. Two shots behind with two holes to play, Smith made an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole to force a playoff against a faltering Brendan Steele, and won the Sony Open with a two-putt par...

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)

Close call in majors can lead to some major recovery time

Jan. 3, 2020 2:22 AM EST

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 Tournament of...

FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. McIlroy’s opening shot in the first major in his home country in 68 years went out-of-bounds. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

Schedule change a slight boost to some European Tour events

Dec. 31, 2019 10:49 AM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The PGA Championship moving to May forced the hand of the European Tour, which smartly opted to move its flagship BMW PGA Championship to September. Along with an earlier end to the season on the PGA Tour, that at least gave the appearance of greater strength in Europe for its Rolex...

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the 16th hole during the third round of the DP World Tour Championship golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Column: Tales from the PGA Tour

Dec. 31, 2019 10:14 AM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Rory McIlroy won his fourth event of the year at the HSBC Champions and returned home from Shanghai to a surprise. His wife had finished the room in their new house to display his trophies. McIlroy had not seen them — the claret jug, Wanamaker Trophy, U.S. Open trophy, World...

FILE - Tiger Woods hits on the 12th hole during the final round for the Masters golf tournament, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. Woods leaned on experience over shots like this to help him win the Masters for the fifth time. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Column: Major shots and the ones that might not stand out

Dec. 24, 2019 12:41 PM EST

Brooks Koepka and Shane Lowry have a clear memory of one shot from the final round of the majors they won that not many would remember, and for good reason. They each made bogey. Tiger Woods was two holes away from becoming a Masters champion again, and all he could think about was a shot from 14 years ago. The...

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Ode to Sports: Pats & Nats, a roster from A(stros) to Z(ion)

Dec. 24, 2019 11:04 AM EST

A year now passes. How’d I know? Analytics guys told me so. They crunched the data. What’s it mean? Anyone’s guess: 2019. First Quarter ‘Bama toppled, it’s Clemson’s prize – White House visit, with burgers, fries. Fury nearing incoherence, Saints aghast: No...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, Tiger Woods hits from a sand trap on the fourth hole during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. Woods is in the Bahamas this week as a player and a host, and in Australia next week as a player and Presidents Cup captain. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Woods defends Mickelson’s choice to play in Saudi Arabia

Dec. 3, 2019 7:09 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods is defending Phil Mickelson and other top players who have signed up for the second edition of the Saudi International. The European Tour, and the players who took part, came under scrutiny last year for staging an event in Saudi Arabia because of its human rights record,...

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Phil Mickelson walks on the 18th green during a practice round ahead of the start of the British Open golf championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Mickelson has decided to play the Saudi International next year, missing the Phoenix Open for the first time in 29 years. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

Masters field starting to rise with new winners

Dec. 3, 2019 11:23 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Seven tournaments from the six largest tours over the next three weeks could shape the field for the Masters, and perhaps pave the way for the largest gathering at Augusta National in more than 50 years. Augusta National invites the top 50 from the final world ranking of the year,...

FILE - In this April 6, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Kupcho waves to the crowd after sinking a putt on the 13th hole during the final round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Kupcho’s 3-hybrid into the 13th was among the best shots of the year. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Column: Shots that defined the year in golf

Nov. 26, 2019 1:17 PM EST

Every club in the bag had a story to tell this year. Some of them were breathtaking, such as Gary Woodland boldly going for the green on the 14th hole at Pebble Beach in the U.S. Open. Some of them were devastating, such as Francesco Molinari going into Rae’s Creek at the Masters. What follows are 14 shots...