Thursday, March 30, 2017

Golf

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 ...
Mexican great Lorena Ochoa speaks to reporters during the Mexico Championship on Sunday, March 5, 2017 in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Doug Ferguson)

BY DOUG FERGUSON MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lorena Ochoa will be playing in her LPGA Tour event in Mexico, but only for an exhibition. Ochoa had said Sunday at the ...
Dustin Johnson, of the United States, poses with his Mexico Championship trophy at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Sunday, March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

BY DOUG FERGUSON MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexico Championship put on quite a show in its debut as a World Golf Championships event. So did Dustin Johnson. In his ...
Dustin Johnson of the U.S. hits a ball on the 1st hole in round three of the Mexico Championship at Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Saturday, March 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

BY DOUG FERGUSON MEXICO CITY (AP) — Justin Thomas hit a 6-iron that one-hopped into the bottom of the cup. Dustin Johnson hit a wedge that never came down from ...
Michelle Wie of the United States tees off on the 2nd hole during the HSBC Women's Champions golf tournament held at Sentosa Golf Club's Tanjong course on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

SINGAPORE (AP) — Michelle Wie shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to lead the LPGA’s Women’s Champions tournament by two strokes after the third round. The American followed up her previous ...
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland gestures to fans with his club as he leaves the 9th hole after finishing round one of the Mexico Championship at Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Thursday, March 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

BY DOUG FERGUSON MEXICO CITY (AP) — Sore ribs or sore stomach, it doesn’t seem to matter to Rory McIlroy. After being gone for seven weeks, he took a two-shot ...
United States captain Davis Love III talks to United States’ Phil Mickelson on the 16th hole during a foresomes match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

BY DOUG FERGUSON MEXICO CITY (AP) — Phil Mickelson had a familiar face on the bag Friday in Mexico Championship. He called him “Bro,” not “Bones.” Mickelson’s younger brother was ...
Jordan Spieth, of the U.S., prepares to play on the 8th hole, in round one of the Mexico Championship at Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Thursday, March 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

BY DOUG FERGUSON MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dustin Johnson thought he had the altitude figured out. He made four birdies on the back nine at Chapultepec Golf Club and was ...
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