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FILE - This is a  Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.  file photo of Tom Watson as he attends a  Ryder Cup news conference in New York. Watson will captain the U.S. team against the European team at Gleneagles in Scotland for the  2014 Ryder Cup, starting Friday Sept 26, 2014.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Another chance for USA to turn tide in Ryder Cup

Steve Stricker never felt more alone in front of so many people. All he could do was watch on the 18th green at Medinah two years ago when Martin Kaymer made the best 6-foot putt […]

09/19/2014

FILE - In this March 24, 2014, file photo, Tiger Woods looks down during a news conference at the Newseum in Washington, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Woods says strength is back, but not swing

WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club. Woods said Monday his strength has returned from “busting my butt […]

09/15/2014

Billy Horschel, left, begins to walk down the 10th fairway on his way to winning the Tour Championship golf tournament, as Rory McIlroy watches his drive beneath a giant banner of himself and Bubba Watson at East Lake Golf Club on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)

McIlroy fades in season finale, Horschel wins

ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy found his ball submerged in deep rough, next to a fence that separates the course from the driving range at East Lake. He jumped up and down, trying to see […]

09/15/2014

Billy Horschel hits out of a bunker to the 18th green during the second round of the Tour Championship golf tournament, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Atlanta. Horschel finished the day in the lead. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Horschel takes 2-shot lead at East Lake

ATLANTA (AP) — Billy Horschel and Rory McIlroy playing in the final group always stirs memories from amateur days long ago. Horschel is a blend of energy and enthusiasm, a mixture that can rub other […]

09/13/2014

Chris Kirk bites his club after missing a putt for birdie on the 18th hole during first round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament  Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Kirk, Horschel race out to a share of the lead

ATLANTA (AP) — Billy Horschel is playing his sixth straight tournament, a schedule he hasn’t kept in three years. His wife is at home in Florida, expecting their first baby in the next two weeks. […]

09/12/2014

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits a sand shot onto the ninth hole green during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Cherry Hills proves to be no pushover

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Cherry Hills had not hosted a PGA Tour-sanctioned event in nearly 30 years. When factoring in the mile-high air, it is relatively short by tour standards. Players talked about […]

09/05/2014

Ryan Palmer watches his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Palmer opens with a 63 to lead Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Ryan Palmer would not have guessed this would be his lowest round of the year, at least not the way it started. He pulled his tee shot left into a hazard. […]

08/30/2014

Keegan Bradley hits off the tenth tee during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Bradley off to a good start at a great time

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — In the final tournament before Ryder Cup teams are set, Keegan Bradley did his best Friday to make an impression in the Deutsche Bank Championship. So did Webb Simpson. Bradley played […]

08/29/2014

Phil Mickelson greets fans as he walks on the course during the second round of play at The Barclays golf tournament Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Paramus, N.J.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Mickelson in a bind with 4 straight playoff events

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Phil Mickelson isn’t a fan of four straight FedEx Cup playoff events that follows a summer of big events and precedes the Ryder Cup. Mickelson thought about skipping the Deutsche Bank […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this June 28, 2014, file photo, Stuart Appleby, of Australia, taps the ball on his head after he putted on the 18th green during the third round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament in Bethesda, Md. Stuart Appleby is an example of how one week can change everything in the FedEx Cup playoffs. One week he was on the verge of his season being over. Now he's looking at going to all the majors for the first time in five years.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File0

FedEx Cup: Where a week can change everything

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Stuart Appleby knows how one week can change everything during the FedEx Cup playoffs. Geoff Ogilvy can only hope he’s next. Ogilvy was the 100th and final player to get into […]

08/28/2014

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