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Familiarity does the trick for Wesley Bryan in Honda Classic opener

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Wesley Bryan carved an identity in golf by making trick-shot videos and competing on a golf reality show, along with his brother, George.

It brought attention, but didn't pay off in sustainable income.

Though that short-lived appearance on the Golf Channel's "Big Break Palm Beaches" in late 2014 was hardly a ...Read more

Spieth motivated by name on Colonial wall, hot start to 2017 season

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Jordan Spieth, defending champion at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, soaked in a sight Monday that he's dreamed of since his days as a junior golfer in Dallas.

Spieth, 23, spotted his name on the Wall of Champions at Colonial Country Club when he took part in the club's kickoff luncheon. He looks forward to seeing it again during tournament ...Read more

Dustin Johnson runs away with Genesis Open, takes over No. 1 in world golf rankings

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LOS ANGELES -- For three days, the Genesis Open was shrouded with unknowns, be it the weather, how Arnold Palmer's grandson would do after leading, or if the golf tour would have a new world No. 1 after almost a year.

When the final round started around noon on a marathon Sunday at Riviera Country Club, there were absolutely no questions left ...Read more

Johnson holds a one-shot lead after second 66, but there are 36 holes to play in LA

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LOS ANGELES--If you haven't been turned off by all the starts and stops, if you have plenty of endurance, then settling in for a near two rounds of play in the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club could be one way to fill your entire Sunday.

It could be hotly contested or Dustin Johnson, with his rock-solid consistent play, could run away with ...Read more

Most are still getting feet wet at Riviera

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LOS ANGELES--Sam Saunders can lay claim to leading the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club for a second consecutive day. And he did it without playing a hole.

Play in Friday's second round was suspended at 12:18 p.m. when high winds and a driving rain made playing too difficult and in some cases dangerous.

A large eucalyptus limb crashed to ...Read more

Jhonattan Vegas, Sam Saunders tied for lead as storm suspends play at Genesis Open

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LOS ANGELES -- Sam Saunders can lay claim to leading the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club for a second straight day. And he did it without picking up a club.

Play in the second round was suspended at 12:18 p.m. local time Friday when high winds and a driving rain from a powerful storm sweeping Southern California made the course unplayable....Read more

Saunders (64) is King for the day

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LOS ANGELES--Sam Saunders, by his own admission, never expected to shoot a round like he did at the Riviera Country Club in the Genesis Open on Thursday.

And it's understandable considering it was his first competitive round there and only the second time this week he has played 18 holes.

"You never really expect to go out and shoot 64 and be ...Read more

Arnie would be proud

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LOS ANGELES -- On a sun-splashed day this week, Sam Saunders strode to the first tee at Riviera Country Club, looking for all the world like the other 142 professional golfers preparing for the PGA Tour's only regular stop in Los Angeles.

He drove his first ball 300 yards from the course's signature tee box 75 feet above the hole. It was ...Read more

Conditions figure to be perfect at Riviera, at least until Friday

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LOS ANGELES -- If you were to listen to the pros talk about this week's Genesis Open, you would think you were at a testimonial dinner for the Riviera Country Club.

No doubt the gushing adjectives will come close to equaling the number of birdies as 143 professionals and one amateur tee off in Thursday's first round. For at least one day, the ...Read more

Spieth aims to continue winning ways at Riviera

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LOS ANGELES -- Jordan Spieth paused for a second, pondering the pure silliness of the question.

"What's the best thing you drank from that beautiful crystal trophy?" he was asked.

"Actually, nothing," said the squeaky clean winner of last week's tournament at Pebble Beach. "I don't drink alcohol."

"I just brought it to the room and then went ...Read more

Jordan Spieth a rock of consistency finishing off AT&T Pebble Beach victory

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- If you were hoping to see spectacular golf from Jordan Spieth on Sunday, you didn't get it. Spieth did all of the remarkable stuff on Friday and Saturday while making 16 birdies, a bunch of gutty par saves and just two bogeys while shooting back-to-back 65s.

But if you were looking to see how to manage a final golf round...Read more

Tiger Woods pulls out of next two tournaments with back issues

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Tiger Woods' 10-year absence from Los Angeles' only PGA Tour stop is going to be at least 11 years. Woods announced on his website Friday that he is skipping next week's Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club and also the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a course a half-hour from his home in Jupiter Beach.

"My doctors have advised me ...Read more

Bernhard Langer: President Trump apologized after story about voting

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BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Golfer Bernhard Langer said Thursday that after he was in the news for a story told by President Donald Trump about possible illegal voting, the two men spoke on the phone and Trump apologized to him.

"He was very clear," Langer said during a news conference for the PGA Tour Champions Allianz Championship at the Old Course ...Read more

Spieth calls pro autograph seekers 'scums' who should 'go get a job' after verbal exchange

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- For a player who has slipped to No. 6 in the World Golf Rankings, Jordan Spieth still gets the No. 1 treatment from fans, which can be a good and bad thing. Wednesday at Pebble Beach, he experienced a little bit of both.

The popular 23-year-old Spieth drew a healthy, supportive gallery for his practice round at Pebble ...Read more

After Woods withdraws from Dubai tournament, could his return to LA be in jeopardy?

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Tiger Woods return to Los Angeles' annual PGA Tour stop after nearly a quarter-century's absence may be in jeopardy.

On Friday, he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic, citing back spasms as the reason. This follows an opening round of 77 in what would likely have been the second consecutive tournament for which...Read more

Eagles land Rahm in Farmers winners' circle

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SAN DIEGO -- On a day when nine players held or shared the lead at the Farmers Insurance Open, it was going to take something special for someone to break out of the pack.

Something like an eagle ... or two.

Jon Rahm, a 22-year-old rookie from Arizona State via Spain, rolled in an eagle putt at 13 to tie for the lead Sunday at Torrey Pines, ...Read more

Rodgers, Snedeker tied after three rounds at Farmers

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SAN DIEGO -- Two golfers will go to bed Saturday night with a share of the lead entering Sunday's final round of the Farmers Insurance Open, which is about where the similarities between them end.

One, Brandt Snedeker, is a two-time Ryder Cup player, a FedEx Cup champion and a two-time winner at Torrey Pines who has earned more money here than ...Read more

Rose maintains lead at Farmers as Woods misses cut

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SAN DIEGO -- At the scene of so many of his glorious golf moments, Tiger Woods made history of a different sort Friday at Torrey Pines.

He missed the cut.

So much for returning to play for the first time in 17 months at a familiar locale -- one where he had won eight times as a professional and once as an amateur, and where he had never played...Read more

Woods struggles on back nine, finishes with 4-over 76

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SAN DIEGO -- Playing tournament golf for the first time in 17 months, Tiger Woods on Thursday was all right. Then the one time he went left, his round fell apart.

Woods missed several fairways and greens to the right during his front nine at the Farmers Insurance Open, but made several par saves and wound up at 1-over 37.

He started the back ...Read more

All eyes will be on 663rd-ranked golfer at Torrey Pines

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LA JOLLA, Calif. -- From chopping out of the high rough, to testing his mettle in tournament golf, to seeing how his surgically repaired back holds up playing four of the next five PGA Tour events, Tiger Woods is tackling the unknown as he restarts his career following a 17-month layoff.

This much the 41-year-old Woods does know.

"I miss ...Read more

 

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