Spieth remembers win and near-misses at Colonial heading into Fort Worth Invitational

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Colonial Country Club is a "special" place to Jordan Spieth.

It's where the third-ranked golfer in the world "learned to love the game" as a child.

It's also where he put together a monster final round to pick up what he called a career-turning PGA Tour win back in 2016. He also finished second at the event in 2015 and 2017.

Heading into the ...Read more

Kansas City golf legend Tom Watson proclaims: Tiger Woods is back

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The driving distance is back for Tiger Woods, and to fellow golfing legend Tom Watson, that means victory will soon follow.

"I think Tiger is back," Watson said before the Joe McGuff ALS Golf Classic at LionsGate on Monday. "He's got his length back and that's really important. When you lose your length because of soreness, you can't hit it. ...Read more

How Jason Day overcame Quail Hollow's demons to capture Wells Fargo Championship

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Jason Day knows what it's like to give away a golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club. Sunday, he wasn't going to let it happen again, as he won the Wells Fargo Championship, shooting a final-round 69 for a four day total of 272, 12-under par.

It was nine months ago that Day, then in contention during the third round of the 2017 PGA Championship ...Read more

Tiger Woods felt the love, Charlotte: 'I won't forget' … and 4 other Wells Fargo Championship takeaways

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- People like hanging out at Quail Hollow on a sunny weekend. Doesn't matter whether it was for a major, such as August's PGA Championship, or back to the annual Wells Fargo Championship in May. Charlotte comes out at least as much for the socializing and people-watching as the golf, as the crowds demonstrated. Some takeaway ...Read more

Jason Day takes 2-stroke lead at Wells Fargo Championship

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On a day when so many golfers blew up Quail Hollow, Jason Day made a "Don't mess with me" statement on the course and then again in the media room.

Day shot a 67 Saturday to go 10 under in the Wells Fargo Championship, two strokes better than any other player. The Australian golfer waded into a creek barefoot on the final ...Read more

Little-known players contending at Wells Fargo Championship, but big names lurk

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Wells Fargo Championship is known for occasionally producing young winners who aren't exactly household names on the PGA Tour, much less across the general sports landscape.

Remember Derek Ernst in 2013, James Hahn in 2016 or Brian Harman in 2017?

So how about Peter Malnati or Aaron Wise for this year's championship?

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Tiger Woods' putting problems continue, but final-hole birdie keeps him in tournament

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It may have taken 36 holes, but we finally got a glimpse of the old Tiger Woods -- on his final hole Friday.

Overall, he's hit the ball well off the tee, and his irons, too, he said. But his putting?

"I've struggled," Woods said after his second round at the Wells Fargo Championship ended. "I've struggled with the greens ...Read more

Rare back-to-back eagles boost John Peterson to Wells Fargo first-round lead

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A golf rarity happened during Thursday's Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club -- twice.

First-round leader John Peterson shot a 6-under par 65. The key to his round was consecutive eagles on the seventh and eighth holes (he began his round on the 10th hole).

That almost never happens -- except it did earlier in the ...Read more

Woods in contention after even-par 71 at Wells Fargo Championship

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For all the hoopla, the anticipation and excitement that came with Tiger Woods' first round at Quail Hollow Club in six years, there were few highlights. Few "wow" moments. And when it finally came to an end Thursday evening, after more than five hours of toiling around the course, Woods' round began the exact same way it ...Read more

Difference between PGA Championship and Wells Fargo? It's a turf battle

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Justin Thomas isn't fooling himself: Quail Hollow might be the same layout as it was last August, but not the same conditions, not the same turf.

That makes a difference to the guy who won the PGA Championship on this course, but with Bermuda grass suited to the heat of a Carolinas summer, rather than the rye overseed for tournament play in May...Read more

Wells Fargo Championship returns to Quail Hollow: 10 storylines to follow

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One of Charlotte's springtime institutions is back.

After a one-year absence, the Wells Fargo Championship returns to Quail Hollow Club this week. The tournament, a fixture in Charlotte since 2003, moved to Wilmington in 2017 so that Quail Hollow could host the PGA Championship.

Here are 10 things to watch for at the tournament, with events ...Read more

Tiger Woods plans to play in Wells Fargo Championship next week

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Golf superstar Tiger Woods has committed to play at the Wells Fargo Championship at Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club next week, the tournament and Woods confirmed Thursday.

Woods has not played since he finished tied for 32nd at the Masters earlier this month.

"Break over. Time to get back to work at @WellsFargoGolf and @THEPLAYERSChamp," Woods ...Read more

Tom Watson talks Masters Par 3 win, looks ahead to Watson Challenge

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Tom Watson strolled into the lobby of the Shadow Glen Golf Course in Olathe, Kan., on Thursday, and in a matter of a few minutes was surrounded by a combination of media, clubhouse professionals and amateur golfers. The topic of conversation quickly warmed to Watson's recent victory at the 2018 Masters Par 3 contest, a slew of incoming questions...Read more

Nobody can run down Reed on Masters Sunday for first major win

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- How do you like Patrick Reed now?

Say what you will about the golfer who brings out certain visceral emotions in the crowd, the kind that often requires a pro wrestler in a mask to evoke. Both at home and abroad.

Bring out all the media dredges and let them work long into the night to unearth the venal sins of his youth and the...Read more

Spieth's improbable comeback falls just short at Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Jordan Spieth can still make them roar at the Masters.

Even when he starts the final round nine strokes off the lead and tied for ninth.

Spieth was an afterthought on Sunday as the world was fixated on the duel between Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy in the final pairing. Reed held a three-stroke advantage but their Ryder Cup ...Read more

Masters notes: Casey just misses course record

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Paul Casey was playing with a marker on Saturday. He nearly shot the Masters course record on Sunday.

Casey missed the record of 63 after trouble on the final two holes.

Casey made the cut at the number, 5-over par, after the first two rounds of the 2018 Masters. Going out first, with a non-competitive marker, he shot a 3-under...Read more

Patrick Reed wins Masters by a stroke over Rickie Fowler

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Patrick Reed looks like a guy who spends his Sunday afternoons at the grill, arguing that charcoal makes the meat taste better.

His look is awkward -- ill-fitting pants, an upside down pin on his hat, a magenta shirt that will never catch on. His most common look is a scowl, and fellow Texan Jordan Spieth is infinitely more ...Read more

McIlroy saved from 'sea of pink' in chase for Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- It's not often a golfer describes the lie of his golf ball as "a sea of pink."

That can happen at Augusta National with the breadth of azaleas that dominate the landscape.

So there was Rory McIlroy in the third round of the 2018 Masters on Saturday, chasing the only major championship the still eludes him, when his approach ...Read more

Reed, McIlroy renew acquaintances at Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Saturday was another installment of the Patrick Reed Master of the Universe Tour. It is the story of a golfer who is in the mid- to high-60s more than San Diego.

But, now, let the first Augusta National mock Ryder Cup commence.

It will be Reed and Rory McIlroy at 40 paces on Masters Sunday, reprising their memorable Ryder Cup ...Read more

Masters notes: Tiger Woods celebrates … for good reason

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Woods raised his arms in victory.

After his tee shots at the 12th hole in the first two rounds of the 2018 Masters found water, who could blame him?

Woods bogeyed the hole Thursday and Friday when hit finished in Rae's Creek. On Saturday, his tee shot safely found the green. After raising his arms, Woods made the safe sign with...Read more