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Doug Ferguson

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Simpson rallies to win Deutsche Bank

Webb Simpson comes back and birdies the second playoff hole to beat Chez Revie to capture the Deutsche Bank title.

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Johnson wins FedEx Cup opener

Dustin Johnson overtakes Matt Kuchar on the final day at the rain-shortened Barclays to win the first leg of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs on Saturday afternoon.

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Way to be, K.B.!

Behind by a seemingly insurmountable five shots with three holes to play, rookie Keegan Bradley stays steady, then takes advantage of Jason Dufner's collapse to win the 2011 PGA Championship in a three-hole playoff and capture his first major title.

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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Rookie Steele shares lead with Dufner after 3rd round of PGA Championship

Unlikely leaders Brendan Steele and Jason Dufner may lead the PGA Championship by one stroke heading into the final round, but with more than two dozen great players within five shots, it's anyone's guess who'll hoist the trophy in Atlanta today.

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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: All eyes on Tiger as final major of year tees off today

The PGA Championship, the season's final major, tees off today at the Atlanta Athletic Club, with Tiger Woods once again in the spotlight -- but this time for all the wrong reasons.

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BRITISH OPEN -- FIRST ROUND: Bjorn, amateur Lewis share early lead

A 20-year-old from Britain, Tom Lewis, posts the lowest round ever by an amateur in golf's oldest major, shooting a 5-under 65 that pulled him into a tie for the lead with Denmark's Thomas Bjorn after the first round Thursday.

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Charl in charge

The kid from South Africa -- not the kid from Northern Ireland -- leaves his mark on the Masters on Sunday as Charl Schwartzel catches fire in the final round to overtake leader Rory McIlroy for his first major title.

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Ready to pounce?

Rory McIlroy may still be the Masters leader at 10-under, but there's a player charging at 7-under that the golf world has watched and waited to re-emerge for more than a year: Tiger Woods.

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MASTERS PREVIEW: No one fearing Tiger at Augusta anymore

From top to bottom, players on the PGA Tour agree -- Tiger Woods' mystique is gone, even at Augusta.

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Tied for 44th? Not how Tiger wanted to start 2011

Tiger Woods ended tied for 44th on Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open after vowing he was going to start 2011 the exact opposite of how he finished 2010.

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Get 'em. Bubba

Former UGA golf star Bubba Watson rallies to beat Phil Mickelson during the final round of the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Classic in San Diego on Sunday.

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Tiger of old?: Woods surges to early lead at The Barclays

Coincidence or not, but two days after Tiger Woods finalizes his divorce and begins to straighten out his personal life, his golf game flourishes during the first round of the PGA Tour's first playoff stop at The Barclays as Woods shoots 6-under and shares the overall lead.

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Whole new ballgame

A down year for the world's No. 1 golfer Tiger Woods means extreme parity for the rest of the PGA Tour.

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Golf Channel's Gray, Pavin get in nasty spat over Woods

Legendary sports reporter Jim Gray confronts U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin on Wednesday after a news conference and allegedly calls Pavin a "liar" for denying he said he would pick Tiger Woods for the team.

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Falling fast: Tiger posts worst PGA Tour finish of his career

When Tiger Woods' life began falling apart earlier this year, golf was supposed to be his sanctuary, but he proved this week at the Bridgestone Invitational -- a tourney he's never finished lower than fifth at in his career -- it's only becoming part of his ongoing nightmare.

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Two-man show

Paul Casey's surge up the British Open leaderboard brings him closer to catching Louis Oosthuizen as it's now shaping up to be a mano-y-mano showdown in today's final round.

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BRITISH OPEN: Unknown South African surges into lead

It's unclear what's harder: saying the last name of the British Open leader Louis Oosthuizen, or believing this unknown South African is currently first overall.

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British Open: Rory of the crowd

In the year of the rising star on the PGA Tour, Ireland's Rory McIlory -- who is merely 21 years old -- fires a crowd-pleasing and record-tying 63 on Day 1 of the British Open for the early lead as stars like Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood lurk four shots back.

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Tiger appears high-strung as British Open looms

Whether making last-minute adjustments to his putter or testy exchanges with the British media, Tiger Woods appears to be on edge as The Open gets set to tee off Thursday.

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Luck 'o the Irish

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell wins his first career major Sunday when he overakes the lead midway through the U.S. Open and never looks back.

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U.S. OPEN: Johnson leading; Tiger lurking

Tiger Woods fires a 66 on Day 3 of the U.S. Open and is in third place, just five shots off leader Dustin Johnson.

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Clark wins Players, first PGA Tour tourney of pro career

Arguably the best player to never win on the PGA Tour, Tim Clark, captures his first title Sunday by winning the prestigious Players Championship.

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PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP: Westwood takes one-shot lead into final day -- again

After blowing a lead on the final day of the Masters last month, Lee Westwood takes a one shot lead into the final round of the season's "fifth major" at today's PHA Championship.

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The Ken Green story: Tragedy, to triumph and back again

In one of the most amazing tales in all of pro sports, Ken Green went from superstar golfer, to losing his leg, his son, his girlfriend and best friend -- and now he's back.

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The English are coming!

England's Lee Westwood starts fast Friday on Day 2 of the Masters and ends in a tie for the lead with countryman Ian Poulter as Tiger Woods lurks two shots behind.

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Fred hot

Coming into this week's Masters, no golfer was hotter than Fred Couples, who had already won three straight Champions Tour events before ending Day 1 at Augusta in the lead and on pace for his fourth victory in a row -- but with Tiger Woods nipping at his heels.

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Woods scolded by Masters chairman on eve of tourney

Just when it seemed like everyone was backing off Tiger Woods' troubles and turning the focus to his golf game, Masters chairman Billy Payne offers some harsh words to Woods and the negative attention he's drawn to the sport, his fans -- and this week's tourney.

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Back to normal?

With so much attention being placed on Tiger Woods' comeback when the Masters begins today, the rest of the players in the field are going about business as usual with one common goal: win a green jacket.

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Woods arrives at Augusta

Tiger Woods gets in some practice at Augusta National on Sunday as he prepares for his first tournament since taking an indefinite break from golf.

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Back on the prowl: Tiger returning at Masters

It's really as simple as this: The Masters begins April 8 in Augusta -- and Tiger Woods plans to be there.

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Sources: Woods to return by Masters

Two sources close to Tiger Woods confirm to The AP late Thursday night that Woods will be out of golf at least until the Masters, but likely will return then.

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Tiger finally talks -- as the entire world listens

For the first time since his November car crash and subsequent sex scandal, the world's most famous athlete, Tiger Woods, speaks publicly for the first time Friday, saying -- among other things -- he is sorry for his behavior, that he is headed back to therapy and isn't sure when he would return to golf.

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Tiger to talk today -- but what will he say?

At 11 a.m. today from Florida, Tiger Woods will finally break his silence and then re-enter therapy -- but at least one set of reporters is boycotting the event.

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Palmer's birdie gives him Sony Open title

Ryan Palmer leads after the second and third rounds and caps it with a birdie in the fourth and final round to win the PGA Tour's Sony Open, the second event of the year.

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PGA players: 'Golf needs Tiger Woods'

Tiger Woods' fellow golfer offer up their opinions about his decision to take time off as some wonder when, or if, he will come back.

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Tiger walks away from golf --- for now

Tiger Woods says on his Web site Friday that he is taking an "indefinite" leave from professional golf to focus on his family.

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For Woods, when it rains, it pours

The Tiger Woods mess only got messier Tuesday when Woods' mother-in-law is rushed to the hospital with stomach pains, while the star golfer also saw his first sponsor, Gatorade, react negatively to the developing scandal.

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Tiger drama continues as tourney goes on without him

The Chevron World Challenge tees off Thursday in California without the tournament's host, Tiger Woods, while just down the road, one of the women alleged to have had an affair with the superstar golfer schedules a news conference, then mysteriously cancels it an hour before it was set to begin.

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(UPDATED 2 p.m.) Tiger apologizes - for something - as woman who denied affair canels Thursday press conference

On Wednesday, Tiger Woods finally opens up, sort of, about his bizarre car accident and the rumors of infidelity, saying he is sorry for his "personal failings."

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