Saturday, February 25, 2017

Golf

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Chubb Classic defending champion Bernhard Langer came into the 2017 tournament having won the event three times since Fred Couples won for the first time in 2010, but despite Langer’s ...
Dustin Johnson tees off on the first hole during the final round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

BY DOUG FERGUSON LOS ANGELES (AP) — The only question about Dustin Johnson going to No. 1 in the world is: What took so long? The talent was never an ...
Dustin Johnson tees off on the 10th hole during the second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

BY DOUG FERGUSON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Johnson left the Genesis Open in the twilight Saturday realizing he could be as little 24 hours away from reaching No. 1 ...
Spectators walk to the clubhouse after play was suspended during the second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

BY DOUG FERGUSON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wind, rain and the snap of a large tree limb were enough to stop play Friday in the second round of the Genesis ...
Sam Saunders tees off on the ninth hole during the first round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

BY DOUG FERGUSON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Saunders tried to put his thoughts down on paper, except that it wasn’t working. Instead, he stood behind the podium at St. ...
Golf Life Navigators

With 157 golf communities and clubs in Southwest Florida, each with its own aesthetics, each with varying cultures and conventions…not to mention the range of pecuniary obligations, it’s no wonder ...
In this June 3, 2016, file photo, John Daly flips his putter after missing a birdie putt on the fifth green during the first round of the PGA Tour Champions Principal Charity Classic golf tournament, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

BY DOUG FERGUSON ohn Daly has thrown golf clubs during fits of frustration over the course of his wild career. He says his putter going into a lake at a ...
Dustin Johnson putts on the sixth green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

BY DOUG FERGUSON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods skipped his hometown tournament for the first time in 2002 to recover from remnants of a virus. That prompted a Los ...
Jordan Spieth poses with his trophy on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

BY DOUG FERGUSON PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Winning has come so quickly for Jordan Spieth that even at age 23, he wondered if he took it for granted. He ...
Jordan Spieth, right, lines up his putt on the seventh green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

BY DOUG FERGUSON PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Amid all the celebrities Saturday at Pebble Beach, no one turned in a performance quite like Jordan Spieth. Spieth took only 10 ...
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