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Justin Thomas launches foundation for children, military

Apr. 23, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

Justin Thomas is the latest PGA Tour player to launch a foundation, and it wasn't anything he threw together overnight. "We've been talking about it the last couple of years," Thomas said. "My mom has done an unbelievable job of making sure everything was done properly. We've talked to so many other athletes,...

Column: Tour better equipped for new round of Tigermania

Apr. 23, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

The phone started ringing in the days after Tiger Woods won the Masters. This was in Minnesota, though it could have been most any city that hosts a PGA Tour event. His 15th major, and most improbable considering what Woods had to overcome, set off a fresh round of Tigermania. "I got called by two affiliates,...

New-look Tour Championship approved for world ranking points

Apr. 16, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The player who takes the fewest strokes might not win the Tour Championship because of the radical scoring change for the FedEx Cup in which the top seed will start at 10-under par with a two-shot advantage. The PGA Tour will continue to keep a traditional score, even if it won't be...

Tiger makes a Masters logjam look even larger

Apr. 12, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods ran into the long leg of the law and escaped with a most unlikely birdie. He just couldn't take the next step — one more birdie on a back nine filled with so many chances — to join the largest 36-hole logjam in Masters history. Golf's best worked their way to...

Koepka, DeChambeau share lead at the Masters

Apr. 11, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau believes science was at work late in the afternoon at Augusta National, creating a force in the atmosphere where big roars from great shots filter through the back nine. An easier description: Another exciting finish at the Masters, this time on a Thursday. Brooks...

The Latest: Koepka, DeChambeau scorch back nine, share lead

Apr. 11, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau each shot a 6-under 66 and are tied for the first-round lead at the Masters. Koepka and DeChambeau followed a similar path Thursday, making the turn at 1-under before scorching the back nine of...

Spieth hopeful Masters memories can help him end slump

Apr. 10, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods is a winner again, making him even more appealing at the Masters. "I've worked my way back into one of the players that can win events," he said. Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite — perhaps even the sentimental favorite. Facing a fifth chance at completing the...

Molinari an intimidating presence through his trophies

Apr. 10, 2019 3:38 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Francesco Molinari still recalls his first experience at the Masters, especially the nerves of trying to pick the right club for the par-3 12th, all while having defending champion Tiger Woods in the same group. That was 13 years ago. He was caddying for his brother, Edoardo, the U.S....

Rose looking to take next step at the Masters

Apr. 8, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Justin Rose has been atop the leaderboard at the Masters after every round except the one that matters. He is making his 14th appearance, so he has the experience. He has been runner-up twice, most recently in a playoff that would have been more crushing if not for seeing close friend...

Masters: 15 contenders for a precious green jacket

Apr. 5, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A capsule look at 15 top contenders for the Masters, to be played April 11-14 (listed in predicted order of finish): RICKIE FOWLER Age: 30. Country: United States. World ranking: 8. Worldwide victories: 8. Majors: None. Masters appearances: 8. Best Masters: Runner-up in 2018. Masters...