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Tiger leading delayed PGA Tour Farmers, closing in on first win of 2013

Looking for his first win of the year, Tiger Woods will take a six-shot lead over the field when the final round of the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open is completed today.

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Tiger posts 5-under, grabs PGA Farmers lead

Tiger Woods fires a 7-under Friday during the second round to take over sole possession of first at his favorite golf course, Torrey Pines.

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Europeans storm back, take Ryder Cup

The Europeans come back on Sunday to take the Ryder Cup as the Americans collapse on the final day.

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RYDER CUP: Despite late charge by Europe, Americans grab huge lead

Keegan Bradley and his boyhood idol Phil Mickelson stake the Americans to a big lead at the Ryder Cup on Saturday, but Team Europe storms back and isn't out of it yet.

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RYDER CUP: Team U.S.A. takes early lead vs. Europeans

Despite another off day from Tiger Woods, the Americans are up by two on the Europeans after Round 1 of the Ryder Cup.

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Snedeker wins Tour Championship, takes home $10 M FedEx Cup bonus

Brandt Snedeker wins $10 million FedEx Cup bonus by taking home the Tour Championship title on Sunday in Atlanta.

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP --- PREVIEW: Rory, Tiger face off for title, $10M in ATL

The PGA Tour finale begins today in Atlanta when Tiger Woods tries to deny Rory McIlroy another win and the end-of-the-year $10 million bonus.

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McIIroy wins BMW title

Rory McIIroy fires a 5-under 67 on Sunday to beat Phil Mickelson and win the BWM title against the strongest PGA field of the year.

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Oosthuizen grabs lead at Deutsche

Louis Oosthuizen runs off a tournament-record seven birdies in a row on Sunday and takes the lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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Garcia ends drought, wins rain-delayed PGA Wyndham

After four long years of frustration without a win, Sergio Garcia breaks the losing curse and wins the rain-delayed PGA Tour Wyndham Championship on Monday.

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At last: Augusta National allows women members

For the first time in 80 years of existence, Augusta National welcomes its first two women members Monday.

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McIlroy sets record in PGA Championship win

Rory McIlroy fires a red-hot 6-under 66 on Sunday to win the PGA Championship by a record eight strokes to beat Jack Nicklaus' record set in 1980.

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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: McIlroy, Singh grab PGA lead -- for now

Rory McIlroy and Vijay Singh were tied for the lead when play was suspended Saturday during the third round of the PGA Championship, which will conclude today.

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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Tiger, Singh, Pettersson share lead at 4-under

On a windy Day 2 of the PGA Championship, Tiger Woods shoots 1-under to surge to a tie for the lead.

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Oh, Adam

Sunday's final round of the British Open won't be remembered for Ernie Els' steady play down the stretch which delivered him his fourth career major championship, but rather Adam Scott's historic meltdown as he squanders a four-shot lead with four holes to play --- going bogey-bogey-bogey-bogey --- to miss winning his first major title.

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Don’t look back

Leader Brandt Snedeker has put together a pair of dazzling rounds at the British Open, but Tiger Woods isn’t far behind.

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BRITISH OPEN: Scott’s scorching 64 vaults him to lead; Tiger 3 shots back

Adam Scott blisters Royal Lytham to grab a first-round lead Thursday at the 141st annual British Open, but Tiger Woods and former UGA star Bubba Watson --- both of whom shot 3-under on Day 1 --- are hot on Scott's heels.

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Hot pursuit

Tiger Woods has won more PGA events than anyone this year and leads the FedEx standings, but before he can officially be considered back in top form, he needs to win a major -- a quest that continues today at the British Open.

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U.S. OPEN: Furyk, McDowell tied for lead; Tiger 5 shots back

Tiger Woods starts the day tied for the lead at the U.S. Open, but he struggles during the third round — including bogeys on his final two holes — to fall five back of co-leaders Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell. (ADDS: breakout of today's final-round tee times)

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U.S. OPEN: Tiger, two others tied for lead after second round

Tiger Woods, David Toms and Jim Furyk sit tied at 1-under after the second round of the U.S. Open.

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Thompson has U.S. Open lead, but all the buzz is for Tiger, who is tied for 2nd

Tiger Woods fires a 69 and is in a tie for second after the opening round of the U.S. Open, while Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson struggle at Olympic Club.

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Is Tiger back?

Tiger Woods’ recent victories at Sherwood and on Sunday at Memorial has everyone in golf wondering if Tiger is really back.

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Bear-ing down

Tiger Woods hits a miracle shot on 16 to ignite a comeback and wins the Memorial on Sunday to tie Jack Nicklaus at No. 2 for career PGA Tour wins.

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Sabbatini leads Memorial; Tiger is one shot back

A double bogey on No. 12 is all that stands between Tiger Woods and the lead at the Memorial heading into the weekend, while Rory Sabbatini leads at 6-under.

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Clutch Kuchar

Former Georgia Tech star Matt Kuchar comes through in the clutch on Sunday to win the The Players Championship by two strokes.

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PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP: Na leads, ex-Georgia Tech star one back

Former Georgia Tech star Matt Kuchar is one shot off the lead at the Players Championship, trailing only Kevin Na, heading to the final day.

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Pair of ex-Peach State golf stars on top at TPC

Former Georgia Tech star Matt Kuchar and former Georgia star Harris English of Thomasville surge to the top of the leaderboard on Day 2 of the Players Championship, while Tiger Woods has a better second day and Rory McIlroy misses the cut — again.

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Laird, Poulter share TPC lead; Tiger has ‘weird’ day, shoots 74

Tiger Woods continues to struggle as he shoots a 74 on Day 1 of the Players Championship, while Martin Laird and Ian Poulter are tied for the lead,

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Fowler wins playoff at Wells Fargo for first PGA victory

Rickie Fowler wins a playoff at Quail Hollow against Rory McIlroy and D.A. Points to capture his first PGA victory.

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Bubba's got a major, but is he ready for the fame?

Former UGA star Bubba Watson, this year's Masters champ, is now tasked with mastering how to be the new face of American golf.

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Tiger takes center stage at Masters

Tiger Woods arrives in style along with Rory McIIroy to head a wide-open field as the Masters begins today at Augusta National.

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The bloom is off Augusta National

Because of an early spring, colorful azaleas and blooming dogwoods that have been a staple of the Augusta National have either lost their bloom or are wilting with the Masters just two days away.

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Augusta National on verge of first female member?

With the Masters one week away, the debate is suddenly revisited about Augusta National’s policy of not allowing any female members by new IBM executive Virginia Rometty, who is looking to continue the trend of the company’s CEOs all being allowed membership.

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Tiger roars

Tiger Woods captures the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, winning for the first time on the PGA Tour since the 2009 sex scandal changed his life.

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Rose wins at Doral; Tiger withdraws early

Justin Rose wins at Doral on a day when Bubba Watson comes up just short and Tiger Woods leaves the course with an Achilles injury.

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Watson goes after his first world title

Georgia's Bubba Watson holds off the field with a 5-under 67 on Saturday and takes a three-shot lead into today's final round of the Cadillac Championship with a chance to win the first world title of his career.

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Watson fires 10-under 62, leads Cadillac Championship heading into weekend

Georgia grad Bubba Watson outduels Justin Rose, as both men combine for 17 birdies on Friday at the Cadillac Championships at Doral, where Watson takes a one-shot lead into today's third round.

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Mahan defeats McIlory, denies him No. 1 world ranking in Match Play finals

Hunter Mahan not only beat up on Rory McIlroy in the Match Play Championship finals Sunday, but he kept the kid from Northern Ireland from becoming the world's No. 1-ranked player.

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New year, same old story: Struggling Tiger eliminated from Match Play Championships

In an event he once dominated, Tiger Woods is knocked out of the Accenture Match Play Championships in just the second round Thursday by Nick Watney to send Woods to another bitter defeat on his comeback trail that still hasn’t seen him win a major event in three years.

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Woods slips by in Match Play opener; Haas, Donald out

Tiger Woods struggles with a meager opponent in the first round of the Accenture Match Play Championships on Wednesday, beating Spain’s little-known Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano by just one hole, while last year’s PGA Tour FedEx Cup champ Bill Haas is stunned in his opener against Japanese teen phenom Ryo Ishikawa, and defending champ Luke Donald is out.

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Tiger starts well in first PGA event of year; 3 tied for lead

Dustin Johnson, Charlie Wi and Danny Lee sit tied after one round of the PGA Tour Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, while Tiger Woods — in his first Tour event of the season — is lurking at 4-under.

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Woods’ ex-coach to publish tell-all book

“The Big Miss,” a book written by Hank Haney about his six years as Tiger Woods’ swing coach, is set to hit shelves March 27 — one week before the Masters — and promises to be an inside look at Woods’ collapse on and off the golf course.

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Finally!: Tiger ends two-year winless drought

After two years of turmoil and zero wins, Tiger Woods snaps his losing streak Sunday by rallying to win the Chevron World Challenge.

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Woods on cusp of first win since turmoil

Yes, it’s a small field, and yes, it’s his own tournament that he hosts, and yes, it’s a course he usually dominates, but there’s no discounting what a win this weekend at the Chevron World Challenge would mean for Tiger Woods, who is one shot back of leader Zach Johnson heading into today’s final round.

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U.S.A. wins Preisdents Cup in rout

Needing just five points in the singles matches at the Presidents Cup late Saturday in Melbourne, Australia, the Americans get just that to beat the International team.

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Woods' former caddies rips him with racial slur

Tiger Woods’ former caddy Steve Williams finds himself in hot water again because of his mouth after he uses a racial slur to describe Woods during a speech in Shanghai.

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GOLF ROUNDUP: Haas wins Tour Championship, FedEx Cup --- and biggest payday in golf history; Woods announces new caddie

Bill Haas makes an incredible shot during a sudden-death playoff Sunday with Hunter Mahan at the Tour Championship in Atlanta to win $11.44 million --- the richest single payday in pro golf history.

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Scott slips as Baddeley, Mahan tied for lead at Tour Championship

Second-day leader Adam Scott falters during the third round of the end-of-the-year Tour Championship on Saturday as Aaron Baddley and Hunter Mahan are now tied for the lead.

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PGA champ Keegan Bradley fires a 6-under 64 to take early lead at Tour Championship in Atlanta

PGA champ Keegan Bradley fires a 6-under 64 to take the first day lead in the Tour Championship in Atlanta as Jason Dufner, who lost last month to Bradley in a playoff in the PGA Championship, sits in second at 66.

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Golfers eye $10 million at FedEx Cup finale in Atlanta

Webb Simpson is the top-seeded golfer heading into today's final event of the FedEx Cup playoffs at East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta.

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