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Jack Nicklaus defends Tom Watson's Ryder Cup captaincy

Jack Nicklaus believes the formation of a Ryder Cup task force is going overboard in a search for answer to U.S. woes in the biennial matches. The 18-time major champion also subtly lamented Phil Mickelson's verbal outburst and subsequent...Show More Summary

Bill Murray now has golf pants with Ellen DeGeneres faces all over them

Ellen DeGeneres always has a gift or two for her guests, but only Bill Murray can boast a pair of trousers dotted with tiny faces of the popular daytime talk show host. Bill Murray could give John Daly a run for his money in the crazy...Show More Summary

Home Comfort Helps Harman Fly High at Sea Island

yesterdaySports / Golf : On Par

Brian Harman took advantage of home comforts, ideal weather and a red-hot putter as he charged into a share of the lead in Thursday's opening round of the $5.6 million McGladrey Classic at Sea Island in Georgia.

For a Young Mexican Star, Seeing Helps Him Believe

yesterdaySports / Golf : On Par

The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.

Webb Simpson Poised for Short Putter Change

Webb Simpson WEBB SIMPSON, WHO RECENTLY SAID the 2014 Ryder Cup was a "terrible experience," finished T4 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. With four rounds in the 60s, Simpson finished 15 under for the tournament,...Show More Summary

Henrik Stenson wins at Volvo Match Play with walk-off eagle

In match play, you're always supposed to assume your opponent will make the putt, or the chip or the sand shot. But from the fairway? No.  It's reasonable, then, if Thongchai Jaidee was rather shocked when he lost his Friday match at the Volvo World Match Play Championship. Show More Summary

John Daly would be a true out-of-the-box choice for U.S. Ryder Cup captain

John Daly is not a serious candidate for captain of the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team, but would the two-time major champion be any worse than Tom Watson? John Daly is a name not often associated with the Ryder Cup — until Wednesday, when an amusing tweet from this week’s PGA Tour event got us wondering. Ongoing Ryder Cup conversations @ Sea Island. Show More Summary

Compton Among Early Leaders at Sea Island

yesterdaySports / Golf : On Par

Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.

Dufner Returns From Injury at Perth International

yesterdaySports / Golf : On Par

Jason Dufner is set to return to tournament play on Thursday at the Perth International after missing nearly three months of golf in which he "totally detached" himself from the sport and didn't watch any of the Ryder Cup on televis...

2015 HOF Class Notes: David Graham

Laura Davies, David Graham, Mark O’Meara and A.W. Tillinghast will be enshrined into the World Golf Hall of Fame as the Class of 2015. Following is a profile of Graham.By World Golf Hall of Fame Communications David Graham Among his more than 20 victories worldwide, Graham won the 1979 PGA Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club and the 1981 U.S. Show More Summary

Webb Simpson: Ryder Cup was a 'terrible experience'

Webb Simpson didn't play much golf during the Ryder Cup. After bombing with Bubba Watson in the opening session on Friday, Simpson, one of captain Tom Watson's wild-card picks, was relegated to the bench until he had to play in one of...Show More Summary

Lydia Ko goes high-tech with coach David Leadbetter

Lydia Ko benefits from David Leadbetter's coaching expertise even when she’s across the world in China. Lydia Ko may be half a world away from coach David Leadbetter while she plays the LPGA Asian swing, but distance and a few time zones...Show More Summary

Sharapova Falls to Kvitova as Williams Bounces Back

yesterdaySports / Golf : On Par

Maria Sharapova's bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by a thread after she suffered a second straight defeat at the WTA Finals on Thursday.

Sports Briefing | Golf: McIlroy Will Miss Events to Prepare for Lawsuit

yesterdaySports / Golf : On Par

Top-ranked Rory McIlroy said he would skip two upcoming tournaments in Shanghai in order to prepare for a lawsuit against his former management company.

Flashback Friday: Nicklaus vs. Trevino in 1970 World Match Play Final

IF YOU'RE A GOLF HISTORY NERD (or not), you might love this 14-minute video that features Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino in their prime playing a 36-hole final in the 1970 World Match Play Championship at Wentworth Club outside of London. Show More Summary

'Draw in the Dunes' is an exceptional story of Ryder Cup nobility

You know, there's little that's more tiresome in golf than hearing fans of a certain age complaining about how things used to be better back when, how Jack and Arnie and the rest of their ilk weren't in it just for the money or the fame or the diner waitresses. Show More Summary

Williams on Verge of Year-End No. 1 Ranking

yesterdaySports / Golf : On Par

Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals.

McIlroy Pulls Out of China Swing to Focus on Legal Battle: Media

yesterdaySports / Golf : On Par

Rory McIlroy has pulled out of next week's BMW Masters and the following WGC HSBC Champions event in Shanghai to focus on his legal battle with his former management company, British media reported, citing a statement from the Northern Irishman.

2015 HOF Class Notes: Laura Davies

Laura Davies, David Graham, Mark O’Meara and A.W. Tillinghast will be enshrined into the World Golf Hall of Fame as the Class of 2015. Following is a profile of Davies. By World Golf Hall of Fame Communications Laura Davies With more...Show More Summary

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