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Tiger Woods puts on show at start of Genesis Open third round

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LOS ANGELES -- Riviera was a shoebox Saturday, tilted and tapped on one side.

Everywhere that Tiger Woods went, a U.S. Open-sized gallery followed. Even in Los Angeles, a city too cool to be star struck, he got the Mick Jagger treatment. Fans shouted his name -- some watching from the patios of the mansions overlooking the course -- and greeted...Read more

Matt Kuchar apologizes for comments and payment to fill-in caddie and will make amends

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LOS ANGELES -- Matt Kuchar, who drastically shortchanged a replacement caddie in a tournament in Mexico three months ago then made a series insensitive comments in trying to defend his decision, apologized Friday and said he intends to pay up.

"That is not who I am and not what I want to represent," Kuchar said in a written statement released ...Read more

Bernhard Langer runs away with Oasis Championship title in final round

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BOCA RATON, Fla. -- With his daughter as his caddie, a favorite bible verse in his pocket and playing on his home course, there was no stopping Bernhard Langer on Sunday.

Langer ran away with the Oasis Championship title at The Old Course at Broken Sound, which is a brief 10-minute drive from his Boca Raton residence, with a 7-under final round...Read more

Eagle on 18 gives Bernhard Langer lead heading into final round of Oasis Championship

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BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Bernhard Langer heads into Sunday's final round of the Oasis Championship with the lead thanks to an eagle on the 18th hole that capped his second round.

Langer, the German who resides in Boca Raton, sank a putt from about 15 feet away and followed it with a fist pump as he carded a 4-under 68 that put him at 12-under ...Read more

Gary Nicklaus feels father Jack's support in return to pro golf at Oasis Championship

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BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Following alongside Gary Nicklaus in his return to professional golf and PGA Tour Champions debut was none other than his father, golf legend Jack Nicklaus, on the first day of the Oasis Championship at The Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton.

Jack Nicklaus, 79, rode around in his cart in the gallery on Friday as Gary ...Read more

Tiger Woods cards 67 in Farmers final round, but still has work to do

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SAN DIEGO -- Teeing his ball up at 8:45 in the morning on the 10th tee of the Torrey Pines South Course was a rather inglorious way for Tiger Woods to start a Sunday round in the Farmers Insurance Open.

There was even some debate about he chose not to wear his usual Sunday red because he was so far off the chase.

It didn't seem to matter to ...Read more

Justin Rose has every answer in winning Farmers Open at 21 under

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SAN DIEGO -- At exactly 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, the leaderboard for the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines was as star-crossed as you could find in any PGA Tour event. Any major, for that matter.

Among the top six names, there were five former major champions and a previous Farmers titlist who ranks seventh in the world.

Justin Rose, Adam ...Read more

Justin Rose forges three-shot lead in Farmers Insurance Open

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SAN DIEGO -- It could be a psychological ploy, or maybe they truly believe it.

On Saturday afternoon at Torrey Pines, after Justin Rose forged a six-shot lead at one point and settled for a three-stroke margin heading into the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open, his pursuers seemed to be happy to hand him the surfboard that goes to the ...Read more

Rose, Torrey Pines marriage going smoothly after rocky start

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SAN DIEGO -- If a golf course and player were seemingly made for each other, Justin Rose and Torrey Pines South should have always been a happy couple.

Narrow fairways, deep rough, and tucked pins that beckon a disastrous miss -- they are conditions that are advantageous elements for a supreme ball striker, former U.S. Open champion and current...Read more

A playoff loser last year, Ryan Palmer again in contention at Torrey Pines

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SAN DIEGO -- Jason Day besting Alex Noren on a Monday morning after the sun set on an epic Sunday playoff will long be remembered as one of the more memorable finishes at Torrey Pines.

Few, however, might recall that the bonus golf began as a three-man field: Day, Noren and 42-year-old Texan Ryan Palmer.

Of course, Palmer remembers.

The ...Read more

Rory McIlroy making himself at home in Farmers debut

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SAN DIEGO -- A four-time major winner before his 26th birthday and the owner of more than 25 titles worldwide, Rory McIlroy is hardly a rookie on tour.

Adding two new tournaments -- the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii earlier this month and this week's stop at Torrey Pines -- to his America-first schedule just makes it feel that way at...Read more

CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz on a clothing line unlike any other: 'This is a statement'

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Jim Nantz is offering a new look for his viewers. Check that, his "friends."

The voice of CBS golf is partnering with Vineyard Vines for what the clothing manufacturer describes as a "collection of comfortable, sophisticated pieces for the course, clubhouse and beyond."

Nantz said Friday by telephone that the clothing line is, well, a natural ...Read more

Again, Charles Howell III in hunt at Torrey Pines

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SAN DIEGO -- There were times -- many, many times -- during Charles Howell III's 333-start drought that the 39-year-old Augusta native wondered if he simply wasn't cut out to actually close out victories on tour.

A number of his stops at Torrey Pines were among an abundance of close calls before breaking through in November in Georgia at The ...Read more

Rahm's love for Torrey Pines grows with stunning 62 on North Course

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SAN DIEGO -- They call them Zonies in San Diego, the denizens of Arizona who seem to take over every beach in the city each summer when the desert's thermometer climbs into triple digits.

Jon Rahm is an honorary Zonie.

The Spaniard's fiancee, Kelley Cahill, whom he met at Arizona State, grew up coming to San Diego regularly on vacation. Rahm ...Read more

Tiger Woods shows rare glimpse of emotion in talking about his comeback year

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SAN DIEGO -- Warm sensations, deep feelings of emotion. Those aren't the parts of his life Tiger Woods shares with the public very often.

On Tuesday at Torrey Pines, as he reflected on the 2018 golf season two days before his next campaign begins at the Farmers Insurance Open, Woods couldn't keep his well-practiced guard up. The memories are ...Read more

Torrey Pines South work to begin after Farmers Open; holes will be closed

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SAN DIEGO -- There are stacks of long pipes next to holes on the Torrey Pines South Course that won't be noticeable to fans next week at the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open because they'll be surrounded by covered fencing.

Know that they're there, and it won't be long before they start going into the ground.

As early as Feb. 9, the city's ...Read more

Tiger Woods commits to playing in Farmers Open at Torrey Pines

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As he used to do with foes on the PGA Tour, Tiger Woods toyed a little bit with his fans on when he'd make his first start of the 2019 PGA Tour season.

Ultimately, there was never much of a doubt.

Casting aside any concerns about how his rusty game might fare in the formidable, majors-like setup on the Torrey Pines golf courses, Woods kept his...Read more

Is Phil Mickelson going to skip Torrey Pines after 28 straight starts there?

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SAN DIEGO -- When Phil Mickelson began the 2018-19 PGA Tour season at the Safeway Open in October, he said he was going to trim his schedule and some tournaments might not be happy about it.

His hometown event at Torrey Pines may feel the first pinch.

As of Tuesday morning, Mickelson had yet to commit to the Farmers Insurance Open scheduled ...Read more

Phil Rosenthal: If there's an audience for Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson pay-per-view match, it may cost us all

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I'm not planning to pay $19.99 to watch the Phil Mickelson-Tiger Woods pay-per-view golf match, though, because I write about this stuff for a living, I probably could get the Tribune to pick up the tab.

Unless the microphones pick up Mickelson giving out an insider stock tip, it's hard to see what would make it worth the time, let alone the ...Read more