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Tiger roars again at PGA at Hazeltine

Missing the cut shouldn't be a problem for Tiger Woods at this major. Woods was better than anyone else at the PGA Championship on Thursday morning, shooting a bogey-free, 5-under 67.

Hazeltine goes to great lengths

CHASKA, Minn. – Paul Azinger pulled the driver from his bag because there really is no other option at Hazeltine. The sign post on the opening hole has two words and two sets of numbers that serves as a not-so-subtle welcome to the PGA Championship. 490 yards. Par 4.

PGA won’t assess fine for Woods’ comments about official

CHASKA, Minn. – Tiger Woods has said he was not fined by the PGA Tour for his critical remarks about a rules official putting the last group on the clock at Firestone. A PGA Tour official told The Associated Press on Monday that the world’s No. 1 player would be fined for his comment. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the tour does not publicize fines.

Bivens resigns as LPGA Commissioner

Carolyn Bivens resigned as LPGA Commissioner Monday, bowing to pressure from players who were upset about the organization's economic woes and her leadership.

Buick ends title sponsorships with PGA Tour

Buick ended more than 50 years of PGA Tour sponsorship Tuesday when it announced that it no longer will sponsor golf tournaments in Michigan and California because of the court-ordered restructuring of parent General Motors.

The Family That Plays Together

When Claude Hooton decided to learn the game of golf, he never expected his daughters -- Libby, Courtney and Chloe Bell -- would become the golfers and he would become the caddie. Now well-respected members of the junior golf circuit, the girls have far exceeded any expectations their father had when he first introduced his family to the game.

Mickelson returning to PGA Tour in Akron

Phil Mickelson will return to the PGA Tour at the Bridgestone Invitational next week, his first tournament since he tied for second at the U.S. Open.

Woods gears up for final major

Barring any scheduling surprises, Tiger Woods is about to try something new. He had played three weeks in a row on the PGA Tour in every season since he was a rookie – including a career-high five straight weeks in early 1999 – until last year, when two knee surgeries crimped his schedule.

Tom Watson’s Perfect Storm of Golf

Tom Watson's performance at The Open Championship was not just inspirational, it was educational. The iconic golf legend turned back the clock to a time when he was the dominant player in the world. But how?

Glover outlasts favorites at U.S. Open

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — One by one, the fan favorites fell as the galleries groaned down the stretch at the 109th U.S. Open at Bethpage Black. Tiger Woods. Phil Mickelson. And, yes, even David Duval, the world’s 882nd-ranked player. Each of them, and others, tumbled until only Lucas Glover was left needing just two putts from 4 feet to claim his first major.

Mickelson, Woods lurk as soggy U.S. Open continues

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Could there have been a more enticing preview for what will come today? Did NBC have a hand in this? Moments before darkness closed the curtains Sunday at the 109th U.S. Open, Tiger Woods crept onto the first page of the leaderboard.

Rain stalls U.S. Open

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Already played on a long course, the U.S. Open suddenly turned into a long week. Tiger Woods began his title defense Thursday on soggy Bethpage Black by having his caddie hold an umbrella until it was time to hit his opening drive. Facing a 15-foot birdie putt on the second hole, Woods stepped away so workers could mop up the green with a squeegee.

All eyes on Mickelson

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – The U.S. Open might have one tough act to follow. Tiger Woods was pure theater at Torrey Pines last year, playing on a left leg so badly injured that the U.S. Open turned out to be his last event of the year. He made two eagles on the final six holes in prime time Saturday to take the lead, forced a playoff with a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday, then battled Rocco Mediate over 19 holes to capture his 14th career major.

Gay round away from Open spot

Brian Gay is 18 holes away from finishing a wire-to-wire victory in the St. Jude Classic that would earn him a place in the U.S. Open. He shot a second straight 4-under 66 Saturday to keep the lead by a stroke over Bryce Molder after the third round at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn.

Woods poised to defend Open title

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Tiger Woods is defending his title at the U.S. Open and his turf at Bethpage Black. Twenty years have passed since Curtis Strange became the last player to win back-to-back in the U.S. Open, the longest current drought among the four majors. Woods will have a chance for the third time this decade.