Sunday, March 26, 2017

Golf

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his drive on the first hole during round-robin play against Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BY DOUG FERGUSON AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rory McIlroy rarely has played so well and had so little to show for it. No matter what happens Friday in the Dell ...
Jordan Spieth gestures as his tee shot goes left on the sixth hole during round-robin play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth face what could amount to elimination day at the Dell Technologies Match Play. Both lost their opening matches at Austin Country ...
Jason Day, of Australia, watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during round-robin play against Pat Perez at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Day conceded the match after the sixth hole and withdrew from the tournament. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BY DOUG FERGUSON AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course. It was the fourth time in the last three years ...
Jason Day, of Australia, watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during round-robin play against Pat Perez at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BY DOUG FERGUSON AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Defending champion Jason Day lasted only six holes at the Dell Technologies Match Play until a heavy heart forced an early departure. Rory ...
Phil Mickelson hits to the green on the second hole during round-robin play against Si Woo Kim, of South Korea, at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BY JIM VERTUNO AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — While his name has been mentioned as a pivotal figure in a federal insider trading criminal trial, Phil Mickelson shrugged off any hint ...
Defending champion Jason Day, of Australia, left, talks with Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, right, as they practice for the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament at Austin County Club, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BY DOUG FERGUSON AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Put together the top 64 players available from the world ranking, have them play 112 matches over five days, and anything can happen. ...
Charley Hoffman tees off on the 14th hole during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

BY DOUG FERGUSON ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Charley Hoffman wasn’t expecting to be at Bay Hill until he didn’t qualify for a World Golf Championship next week. The change in ...
Sam Saunders, right, passes by a bronze statue honoring his grandfather, Arnold Palmer, while heading to his start on the first tee during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

BY DOUG FERGUSON ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For all the highlights from Bay Hill, watching Arnold Palmer play the 18th hole for the final time is hard to beat. His ...
Arnold Palmer Invitational officials pose for a photo with Arnold Palmer's golf bag on Wednesday morning, March 15, 2017, at the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla. (Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

BY DOUG FERGUSON ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Arnold Palmer Invitational is more than just a tournament this year. It’s an event. Palmer died on Sept. 25 of heart complications. ...
In this Monday, March 25, 2013 file photo, Tiger Woods, left, and Arnold Palmer share a laugh during the trophy presentation after Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

BY DOUG FERGUSON PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods won’t be at the Arnold Palmer Invitational next week and still doesn’t know when he will play again. Woods announced ...
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