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Davis Love III comes from behind for Wyndham victory

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Davis Love III and Tiger Woods were side-by-side on the practice range Tuesday at Sedgefield Country Club, hitting shots, talking, laughing.

At one point, Love said, "One of us needs to win this week."

Both needed a victory in the Wyndham Championship to qualify for the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs that begin next week. ...Read more

Jason Gore shoots 8-under to grab lead at Wyndham

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GREENSBORO. N.C. -- If Jason Gore was nervous about holding the lead after the third round of the Wyndham Championship, it didn't show.

Asked how he would sleep, Gore smiled and said, "On my back."

But that's Gore. He's a big man with a bigger sense of humor.

"And contrary to popular belief, I'm still a good golfer," he said.

He was Saturday...Read more

Woods' 68 puts him in tie for 2nd heading into final round at Wyndham

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The ball circled the cup, shot out and the crowd's roar turned into a groan.

With a single revolution of a golf ball around the 18th hole, Tiger Woods fell out of the final pairing and was left with a third-round, 2-under 68 at the Wyndham Championship. It left him two strokes behind leader Jason Gore in a three-way tie for ...Read more

Woods tied for lead after second round at Wyndham Championship

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- When Tiger Woods made the turn with Chris Paul during Wednesday's pro-am, it marked the first time Woods would play the final nine holes at Sedgefield Country Club.

Paul, the Los Angeles Clippers' star, who has played the course in the past, was the one giving the 14-time major winner advice on putts.

Just two days later, ...Read more

Woods puts on show with opening 64 at Wyndham

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- As Tiger Woods strode down the fairway in a teal-accented shirt and gray pants, the shouts and cheers started up again.

The young boy who stood alongside the rope line, however, didn't speak much louder than a whisper.

That's him, the boy said. That's Tiger Woods.

And on Thursday, in his first round at the Wyndham ...Read more

At Wyndham golf, memories of trailblazer Sifford

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Tiger Woods was flanked by seven members of the Guilford County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday as he moved about the grounds of Sedgefield Country Club, and he'll have another security detail with him Thursday when he tees off in the Wyndham Championship.

Another golfer once was given similar treatment at Sedgefield, but ...Read more

Tiger Woods makes it official: He's playing Wyndham

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Tiger Woods is coming to the Wyndham Championship this week in Greensboro, N.C., looking to resurrect his golf game and keep his PGA Tour year going by qualifying for the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Woods, who has tumbled to 286th in the World Golf Ranking, confirmed Monday that he would compete in the Wyndham at Sedgefield Country Club. It will be his...Read more

Jason Day outduels Jordan Spieth, gets record breaking win at PGA Championship

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HAVEN, Wis. -- Jason Day finally won his first major with a record run to golf glory.

Displaying steady nerve and slashing shot-making, Day outlasted Jordan Spieth in a dramatic duel under the sun Sunday to win the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

The 27-year-old Australian closed out the championship with a final-round 67 to finish...Read more

Steve Stricker ends season with a 2-under 70 and applause from Wisconsin fans

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HAVEN, Wis. -- For Steve Stricker, it was a moment to savor.

The 48-year-old golfer from Madison, Wis., walked up to the 18th green in the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, the crowd up in the grandstand cheering and applauding, with a few spectators chanting his name.

"I don't get that too often, and that was special for me," ...Read more

Jason Day holds off Jordan Spieth to win PGA Championship

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- For a few moments late Sunday afternoon, everything stopped. All eyes were fixed on Jason Day, who sometimes closes his while visualizing his tee shot.

"Closing his eyes helps him to create the image in his head a little stronger," said Colin Swatton, who serves as Day's caddie, coach and father figure.

Day paused to take ...Read more

Whistling Straits earns high praise from players

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Talk of bumpy greens and horrendous weather dominated the U.S. Open and British Open.

At the PGA Championship, that angst was replaced by smiles -- from both the players and spectators.

If people look at Jason Day's winning score of 20-under and think that Whistling Straits is too easy, they should come out and play it. It's...Read more

Woods misses cut at major for third time in a row

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HAVEN, Wis. -- To understand how far Tiger Woods has fallen from the top ranks of golfers, all you need to know is this:

He'll be watching the final two rounds of the PGA Championship like most fans, in front of a television set.

"I'm going to go home and watch the leaders tee off and play. Probably in Florida," Woods said Saturday after ...Read more

Teddy Greenstein's PGA Championship notebook

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Why is Jordan Spieth in position to join Ben Hogan (1953) and Tiger Woods (2000) as the only men to win three professional majors in a year?

There's his work ethic, for one. At one point Friday he was the only player at the full-swing practice area, oblivious to the searing afternoon heat.

And in describing the 49-foot ...Read more

Whistling Straits yields low scores before PGA Championship yields to storm

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Here's how easy Whistling Straits played Friday before a ferocious storm ended play at 5:28 p.m. Central time:

Nick Watney and Henrik Stenson knocked 10 shots off their Thursday scores. Marc Leishman shaved 11 from his opening 79. European Tour player Richie Ramsay followed an 81 with a 67. Club pro Daniel Venezio went from ...Read more

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy survive afternoon winds at Whistling Straits

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- En route to the first tee Thursday afternoon at Whistling Straits, Jordan Spieth stopped to hug his No. 1 fan.

The smiling teenager wearing pink-and-blue Under Armour sneakers embraced her big brother. Ellie Spieth was born with a neurological condition that places her in the autism spectrum, and Spieth has called her "the ...Read more

Dustin Johnson grabs first-round lead in third straight major

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Mr. Thursday was at it again, taking the first-round lead of a major.

Dustin Johnson shot a smooth 6-under 66 that had playing partner Jason Day marveling at his length.

"He's putting himself in positions where 95, 99 percent of the players this week are not," Day said. "Especially on (the 470-yard No.) 4, he hit way down ...Read more

A conversation with Kelly Tilghman, female voice of PGA Tour

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As the year's final major teed off Thursday at Whistling Straits, Kelly Tilghman was on hand to anchor the Golf Channel's coverage of the PGA Championship.

Tilghman, a Duke alum and former player, joined the Golf Channel after she retired from professional golf in 1996 and currently hosts a number of programs that include Golf Central, Live ...Read more

PGA's on-site meteorologist stays on high alert

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HAVEN, Wis. -- Brad Nelson is the most important person no one has ever heard of at this week's PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

With one phone call, he can shut down one of the world's biggest golf tournaments and stop Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy in their tracks.

As the on-site meteorologist during the 97th PGA Championship, Nelson ...Read more

New generation of golfers driving new life into sport

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HAVEN, Wis. -- The Millennials aren't poised to take over the PGA Tour.

They already have.

Seemingly overnight, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have become aging former champions -- still trending but rarely contending -- while 26-year-old Rory McIlroy and 22-year-old Jordan Spieth have become the young, fresh faces of golf.

McIlroy and Spieth...Read more

Rory McIlroy defends soccer injury: 'I'm not going to stop doing what I do'

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HAVEN, Wis. -- Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland said he would not stop playing recreational soccer with his friends, even though an ankle injury forced him to sit out five weeks and prevented him from defending his title at the British Open.

"I'm not going to stop doing what I do," McIlroy said on the eve of the 97th PGA Championship. "I enjoy ...Read more