Dustin Johnson returns to Farmers Insurance Open with sunny disposition

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SAN DIEGO — Dustin Johnson may be the only person on the planet who associates San Diego with bad weather.

For good reason.

"The last few times I played here was some of the worst weather I think I've ever played in," said Johnson, who returns to the Farmers Insurance Open for the first time in five years. "It's not a fun course to play in ...Read more

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Bryce Miller: Rise of world No. 1 Jon Rahm forever intertwined with Torrey Pines

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SAN DIEGO — In golf, Jon Rahm is the ultimate blue-chip stock. Hefty expectations are backed up by a never-ending string of bankable returns.

He contends along the West Coast, along with the East. He contends in the Midwest and the South. He contends in the desert. He contends at the majors, owning Top 4s in all — including a win at the ...Read more

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The hard lessons of a father have been passed on to John Daly II

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — He occasionally hears wisecracks from the gallery but learned long ago how to tune them out. When you’ve grown up on the edge of celebrity, the world is filled with background noise.

He may carry his father’s name and is chasing his father’s dream, but the comparisons between John Daly and John Daly II are ...Read more

Trump golf resort reaches settlement deal with PGA over canceled tournament

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Former President Donald Trump’s real estate company has settled a dispute with the PGA over the pro golf group’s decision to scrap a marquee tournament that was scheduled to be staged at his New Jersey resort.

Eric Trump, a top Trump Organization official, Tuesday announced the deal in a joint press release with the PGA. The terms of the ...Read more

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Tiger, Charlie Woods' back-nine charge comes up short at PNC Championship

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Wearing Sunday red and making a back-nine charge is nothing new to Tiger Woods.

This time he brought his son, Charlie, along for the ride.

With the pedal to the metal, father and son reeled off 11 straight birdies to nearly reach the winners’ circle — a well-worn spot for the pairing’s elder statesman. Team Woods ultimately ran out of ...Read more

Tiger Woods' return to PNC Father-Son Challenge with 12-year-old Charlie 'a blast' for golf legend

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When it comes to Tiger Woods, longtime caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay has seen it all — and often with the best view in the house.

Mackay, like everyone else in golf, wondered if he’d ever get a chance to watch Woods out on the course again after a horrific single-car accident shattered his lower right leg a little less than 10 months ago.

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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