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Oosthuizen makes charge past McIlroy

Golf: Louis Oosthuizen ran off a flawless string of seven straight birdies Sunday to race by Rory McIlroy and take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Deutsche …


Miyazato wins Safeway for first LPGA title

Japan’s Mika Miyazato won the Safeway Classic on Sunday for her first victory on the LPGA Tour, finishing with a 2-under 70 to beat Brittany Lincicome and Inbee Park by …


Woods takes last chance at 2012 major

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Tiger Woods gazed up every time he heard thunder crackling in the distance or the rain pounding the tent Tuesday, the kind of weather that could …


Bradley jumps past Furyk to win Bridgestone

Keegan Bradley only wanted a chance to get into a playoff Sunday at Firestone in Akron, Ohio. All it took was a clutch par, along with a stunning collapse by …


Money woes give Duval perspective

AKRON, Ohio – About the only thing that comes easily for David Duval these days is the ability to find perspective. Duval was talking late Monday night about the “gigantic …


Tiger Woods outduels Van Pelt down stretch for 3rd win of year

BETHESDA, Md. – The flight of his shot into the 18th green was so pure that Tiger Woods immediately started walking and twirled his club, knowing that it effectively wrapped …


Leishman rallies for 1st PGA win

Marc Leishman shot an early 8-under 62 and won the Travelers Championship at Cromwell, Conn., for his first PGA Tour title Sunday when Charley Hoffman blew a two-stroke lead. The …


Long putt lifts Dufner

Jason Dufner made a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday for a one-stroke victory in the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, his second victory in four weeks. …


Fowler wins first tourney

Rickie Fowler finally picked up his first PGA Tour win Sunday in what might be the start of a rivalry for years to come. Fowler brought style and substance to …


Pettersson starts fast, wins RBC Heritage

Carl Pettersson had another fast start and finished with a 2-under 69 for a five-shot victory over Zach Johnson on Sunday in the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island, S.C. …


Yoo wins title after Kim misses tap-in putt

Sun Young Yoo won the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif., with an 18-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday, earning her first major title after I.K. …


Woods finally earns career-victory No. 72

Tiger Woods finally brought the buzz back to the very thing that made him famous – winning. Two weeks after another injury scare, Woods looked dominant as ever in that …


McIlroy wins, moves to No. 1

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Rory McIlroy won the Honda Classic with a performance worthy of the new No. 1 player in golf. Right when it looked as though McIlroy …


Mickelson steals show on final day

Whether it was the 38-foot par putt that Phil Mickelson pounded in just after Tiger Woods had gotten everyone revved up with a birdie or Mickelson’s spectacular eagle on the …


Wilson’s putt true

Mark Wilson made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Humana Challenge in La Quinta, Calif., on Sunday, beating Robert Garrigus, John Mallinger and Johnson Wagner …


Golf roundup: Crane stages big rally

Ben Crane knew he was going home today to be with his wife for the birth of their third child. He had no reason to believe he would be bringing …


Webb Simpson rallies to win Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. – Webb Simpson, a PGA Tour winner for the first time three weeks ago, figured his next win would be easier. It was more work than he could …


Golf notes: Fred Couples wins first Champions Tour major title

Fred Couples finished off John Cook with a nifty wedge shot to 3 feet on the third hole of a playoff Sunday in the Seniors Players Championship in Harrison, N.Y. …


Stricker leads open on disastrous day for Tiger

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Steve Stricker stood a mere 10 feet away from the lowest round ever in a major, a captivating moment at any other championship. Not this one.


O’Hern leads Reno-Tahoe Open with 65

Golf: Nick O’Hern took advantage of calm morning conditions as one of the first players off the tee Thursday to shoot a 7-under-par 65 and take a one-stroke lead over …


Tseng youngest to five majors at 22

Judging by the record books, Yani Tseng is 10 years ahead of Annika Sorenstam. The 22-year-old Taiwanese won the Women’s British Open for the second straight year Sunday, beating Brittany …


Golf’s top spot wide open with Woods’ injury

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As far as William Hill is concerned, all bets are off. At least when it comes to Tiger Woods and the U.S. Open.


In brief: Stricker enters final round at Memorial

Golf: Steve Stricker went from doing everything right to having just about everything go wrong as his lead was cut in half over the final five holes Saturday at the …


In brief: McIlroy ties for first-round lead at PGA’s Memorial

Golf: Rory McIlroy only gets to play three regular PGA Tour events this year. He showed Thursday why the Memorial tournament was one of them. On a Muirfield Village course …


Watson, 61, wins Senior PGA in playoff

Tom Watson blasted out of a bunker to 3 feet to set up his winning birdie on the first hole off a playoff with David Eger in the Senior PGA …


Golfers’ lives depend on top-50 ranking

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Golf has a new magic number. This one is found in the world ranking, not on a scorecard. For all the talk over the last …


Memphis forces Game 7 by defeating Oklahoma City

NBA: Zach Randolph had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies avoided elimination by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 95-83 Friday night in Memphis, Tenn., to push their …


In brief: Memphis defeats Oklahoma City to seize 2-1 series edge

NBA: Zach Randolph had 21 points and a franchise-record 21 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday …


In brief: Mavericks head to Dallas with 2-0 edge on Lakers

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Shawn Marion added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the erratic Los Angeles Lakers 93-81 in Game 2 on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 …


Nashville Predators even series with OT win over Vancouver

NHL: Ryan Suter tied the game with 67 seconds left and Matt Halischuk won it 14:51 into double overtime as the Nashville Predators beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 in Vancouver, …