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Dennis Young: Tiger Woods won't say how he crashed his car

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Tiger Woods spoke to reporters for the first time since his horrifying single-car crash in February, but it would not be accurate to say he answered their questions about what actually happened.

“All those answers have been answered in the investigation,” he said Tuesday morning. “So, you can read about all of that there, in the police ...Read more

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Lee Elder, first Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87

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The pioneering Lee Elder, who in 1975 broke the color barrier as the first Black golfer to play in the Masters, died Sunday night at age 87. His death was announced by the PGA Tour and first reported by African American Golfer's Digest.

Elder, who lived in a senior community in Escondido, was honored at Augusta National in April when he joined ...Read more

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$64K question: Did exclusive Charlotte golf club dupe pro baseball player into joining?

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Wil Myers is scheduled to make $22.5 million next year to play outfield and first base for the San Diego Padres.

All that money, however, could not buy him tee times at Carmel Country Club.

While Major League Baseball may be shut down in the coming weeks by a labor dispute between team owners and players, the 30-year-old ...Read more

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Tiger Woods returns to golf course after being badly injured in car crash: 'Making progress'

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Tiger Woods is getting back into the swing of things after being badly injured in a February car crash.

Woods shared a video Sunday showing him back on a golf course, where he hit a ball down the fairway.

“Making progress,” Woods captioned the short clip on Twitter.

Woods suffered multiple breaks to his right leg after his SUV smashed ...Read more

Benjamin Hochman: St. Louis got the what? And it's when? Yes, the Presidents Cup is coming in 2030, and it's a big deal.

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ST. LOUIS — At the 2030 Presidents Cup, people currently in middle school will hoist beers and cheer for golfers currently in high school, and even the sitting U.S. president, traditionally invited, could be here in St. Louis, whomever he or she or they may be.

Nine years is a long time from now — will golf carts be hovercrafts by then? —...Read more

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Luke DeCock: Ernie Els looking to get his mojo back -- as PGA Tour Champions return to Cary

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CARY, N.C. — In an ideal world, Ernie Els would have liked to get back to Prestonwood Country Club before Thursday morning, to truly savor the honors and benefits of being defending champion at the SAS Championship. Not only is that a pleasant experience, it's one Els, by his own lament, hasn't enjoyed as often as he would have liked in recent...Read more

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McIlroy reflects with emotion on a tough week at the Ryder Cup

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HAVEN, WIS. – On a singles Sunday when he was one of only three players who won a match for Europe, Rory McIlroy fought back tears.

Until Sunday, McIlroy had gone 0-3 in the 43rd Ryder Cup's first two days at Whistling Straits and was benched Saturday morning for the first time since he played his first in 2010.

His one point earned Sunday ...Read more

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U.S. overcomes its downtrodden Ryder Cup reputation with dominant triumph

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — On the shores of Lake Michigan, the tide turned.

Team USA, downtrodden for years, made good on a dominating start in the Ryder Cup by closing out Europe in commanding style at Whistling Straits.

Needing a half-point to push the Americans over the top, Collin Morikawa nearly aced the 222-yard, par-three 17th hole and secured...Read more

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Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia having success, but other Europeans struggling at Ryder Cup

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HAVEN, Wis. — Europe's best and world No. 1 ranked Jon Rahm has won 3 1/2 of a possible four points through the first two days of the 43rd Ryder Cup and partner Sergio Garcia has won three for a team that trails the United States 11-5 entering Sunday's singles matches.

Then there's Europe emotional leader Rory McIlroy, the 32-year-old star ...Read more

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Ryder Cup: Bryson DeChambeau helps U.S. take commanding 11-5 lead over Europe

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — One of the big questions for Team USA heading into the Ryder Cup: Who could possibly click with Bryson DeChambeau?

The long-driving lug was too polarizing, too combustible, too self-absorbed to conform to team play. His history of run-ins with fellow golfers and rules officials didn't help. It was a quandary.

As it turns ...Read more

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U.S. Ryder Cup team takes commanding 11-5 lead into singles matches

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HAVEN, Wis. — After three lopsided match-play sessions dominated by the Americans, the 43rd Ryder Cup turned tense, contentious and finally compelling late on a crisp fall day at wind-blown and sun-splashed Whistling Straits.

And yet the U.S. team owns a historic 11-5 lead and is just 3 1/2 points away on Sunday from reclaiming the Ryder Cup ...Read more

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Jordan Spieth almost had a spectacular up and up and up -- and down into Lake Michigan

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HAVEN, Wis. — It could have, should have been an up-and-down recovery shot for golf's ages.

American and world No. 13-ranked Jordan Spieth delivered the high-wire shot of the day at the end of his morning alternate-shot loss with partner Justin Thomas, who left him playing a ball that had fallen off a steep greenside drop-off alongside Lake ...Read more

Ryder Cup: Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele help U.S. dominate first day

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Justin Thomas embodied the energy of the moment. He sank an eagle putt, lifted his hands to his side, unleashed a furious fist pump, and smacked palms with teammate Patrick Cantlay, tugging him in for a shoulder bump. The raw emotion only amplified the eruption from the gallery at Whistling Straits.

It wasn't a winning putt ...Read more

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U.S. Ryder Cup team takes dominant 6-2 lead over Europe after Friday's matches

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HAVEN, Wis. — The U.S. Ryder Cup team said farewell to one era and hello to a new one that included the highest scoring Friday by an American side since the Ford administration.

The Americans played Europe in the biennial event after a three-year wait without a guy named Tiger or Phil for the first time since 1993.

They did so Friday at ...Read more

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Ryder Cup: DeChambeau plunks woman with first drive

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Bryson DeChambeau hits his drives a mile … but they do come down eventually.

One Ryder Cup spectator learned that the hard way Friday when DeChambeau's opening drive flew 330 yards and plunked her lower leg.

"I didn't see it coming," said the Indianapolis woman, who identified herself only as Jane. "Came down right on top...Read more

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Best European pair to meet best U.S. duo in first foursome match on Friday

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HAVEN, Wis. — European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington didn't need a crystal ball to foresee the first alternate-shot match early Friday morning at Whistling Straits:

His own world No. 1 Jon Rahm and fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia against longtime American pals Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth.

"Look, if you didn't predict this ... ," he ...Read more

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DeChambeau-Koepka feud called 'non-issue' by U.S. captain Stricker before Ryder Cup

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HAVEN, Wis. — In 2004, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton infamously paired rivals Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in Friday's opening matches because he said it was what everybody wanted to see.

On Thursday, Steve Stricker avoided such temptations just to see what might happen if he put Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka together when ...Read more

Actor Tom Felton of 'Harry Potter' films collapses on golf course during pre-Ryder Cup celebrity tourney

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“Harry Potter” actor Tom Felton was carted off the golf course Thursday after apparently collapsing during a practice round for a celebrity tournament preceding the Ryder Cup in Wisconsin.

He had just reached the 18th hole of the Whistling Straits course in Haven, Wis., on Thursday when he suffered an apparent medical event, reported the ...Read more

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It's tee time: Ryder Cup brings butterflies to players, patriotism to fans

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HAVEN, Wis. — You never forget your first first tee.

That’s a widely accepted truism at the Ryder Cup, which feels more like a football game than a traditional golf tournament. Energy pulsed through the gallery Thursday for the final practice rounds at Whistling Straits, as thousands of fans — urged on by the competitors — cheered and ...Read more

It's U.S. power against Europe's savvy in Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits

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HAVEN, Wis. — When U.S. captain Steve Stricker made his six wild-card picks for this week's Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, he chose power and youth for a linksy-looking course beside Lake Michigan that nonetheless must be attacked through the air.

Two of Padraig Harrington three captain's picks for Europe were players he just couldn't do ...Read more