Monday, May 1, 2017

Golf

Lexi Thompson pauses after becoming emotional while speaking to reporters about her recent tournament loss Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

BY STEPHEN HAWKINS IRVING, Texas (AP) — Lexi Thompson paused, tears welling up in her eyes, when asked about how difficult things have been since a viewer-cited penalty cost her ...
In this July 10, 2016, file photo, Anna Nordqvist, of Sweden, walks to the green after hitting out of a bunker on the second playoff hole of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at CordeValle, in San Martin, California. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

BY DOUG FERGUSON In a swift response to increasing debates over television reviews, golf’s ruling bodies issued a new decision on the Rules of Golf that limits the use of ...
Wesley Bryan drives his ball off the 18th tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

BY PETE IACOBELLI HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Wesley Bryan hadn’t played in a PGA Tour sanctioned event 15 months ago. Now, he’s a tour winner. What’s changed? “I ...
Sergio Garcia, of Spain, holds the winning trophy after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

BY JIM LITKE AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — No one had played more majors with less to show for it. Sergio Garcia had plenty of reasons to believe it would go ...
Justin Rose, of England, reacts after missing a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the Masters golf tournament, Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

BY PAUL NEWBERRY AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — As soon as the putt slipped past the cup on the first playoff hole, Justin Rose knew it was over. He took off ...
Matt Kuchar reacts after his hole in one on the 16th hole during the final round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — To get an autographed, hole-in-one ball handed to you at the Masters sounds like a golf fan’s dream. Matt Kuchar made an entire family’s dream come ...
Sergio Garcia, of Spain, reacts after making his putt on the 18th hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

BY PETE IACOBELLI AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Justin Rose sounded more like a golf fan planning out his Sunday TV schedule than a co-leader at the Masters prepping for the ...
In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 file photo, Bernhard Langer of Germany hits on the 13th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

BY PETE IACOBELLI AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A short stroll down Augusta National’s back nine is all it takes to see that something is missing at this Masters. A look ...
Jordan Spieth reacts to a missed putt on the 15th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 7, 2017, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

BY PETE IACOBELLI AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Fans of dominant, wire-to-wire performances and runaway winners, this Masters is not for them. Forget a Tiger Woods’ style blowout. Unlike that performance ...

BY PETE IACOBELLI AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Charley Hoffman and William McGirt were the first to take advantage of Dustin Johnson’s absence at the Masters. The odds are they won’t ...
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