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Wednesday
Oct012014

Rory McIlroy Wins PGA Player of the Year

Stuary Franklin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Fresh off a Ryder Cup victory, Rory McIlroy was voted the PGA Player of the Year on Wednesday.

McIlroy finished the 2014 campaign with three victories, including the Open Championship and PGA Championship.

''Being voted player of the year by your peers is something that's important,'' he said. ''They are the guys that you play week in and week out, and the guys you are trying to beat week in and week out. And if they appreciate what you've done over the year, and see the hard work you've put in, and golf you've played, and think that's been the best of the season, that's something that means a lot to me.''

With the three wins, as well as 12 finishes in the top 10 and never finishing lower than 25th, McIlroy reasserted himself as the No. 1 golfer in the world. 


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Sunday
Jun222014

Scoreboard Roundup - 6/22/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- World Cup - Group H: Belgium 1 (2-0-0, 6pts) - Russia 0 (0-1-1, 1pt)

Algeria 4 (1-1-0, 3pts) - South Korea 2 (0-1-1, 1pt)

Group G: United States 2 (1-0-1, 4pts) - Portugal 2 (0-1-1, 1pt)

MLB: Cincinnati Reds 4 (37-37) - Toronto Blue Jays 3 (42-35)

New York Mets 11 (35-41) - Miami Marlins 5 (37-38)

Tampa Bay Rays 5 (31-46) - Houston Astros 2 (33-44)

Detroit Tigers 10 (40-32) - Cleveland Indians 4 (37-39)

Saint Louis Cardinals 5 (41-35) - Philadelphia Phillies 3 (34-40)

Washington Nationals 4 (39-35) - Atlanta Braves 1 (38-37)

Minnesota Twins 6 (36-38) - Chicago White Sox 5 (35-41)

Seattle Mariners 2 (40-36) - Kansas City Royals 1 (39-36)

Baltimore Orioles 8 (39-35) - New York Yankees 0 (39-35)

Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (37-38) - Chicago Cubs 1 (31-42)

San Francisco Giants 4 (45-30) - Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (32-47)

Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (42-35) - San Diego Padres 1 (32-44)

Boston Red Sox 7 (35-41) - Oakland Athletics 6 (47-29) 10 Innings

Milwaukee Brewers 6 (47-30) - Colorado Rockies 5 (34-41)

Los Angeles Angels 5 (41-33) - Texas Rangers 2 (35-40)

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Carl Edwards wins the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway

PGA: Kevin Streelman wins the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands

Women's U.S. Open: Michelle Wie wins by two strokes over Stacy Lewis


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Friday
Sep272013

Tiger Woods Voted PGA Tour Player of the Year

Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images(PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.) -- Tiger Woods was voted the PGA Tour Player of the Year for the 11th time in his career on Friday.

This comes in wake of Woods' five wins this season and getting back to No. 1 in the world.

"It's been an incredible year to have won five times, two of those World Golf Championships and one Players," Woods said on a conference call Friday. "It's been just a fantastic year all around. It's also an incredible feeling to be voted by your peers, and to have that type of respect is something that's very humbling."

This is the first time since 2009 that Woods received the honor. 

"I know how hard it is," Woods said. "I've had to work my way back from injuries on numerous occasions throughout the years. These last couple years is no exception to that. There were a lot of people saying I could never win again, and two years later I've got eight wins on our tour. I'm very proud of where I've come from, from being ranked outside the top 50 to being ranked where I am now, and to have had the success that I've had this year just makes it all the more rewarding."

Woods went through a rough patch personally thanks to his infidelity and subsequent divorce in 2010.

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Sunday
Mar032013

Michael Thompson Wins Honda Classic

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) -- The first PGA Tour win for Michael Thompson didn't come easy.

Thompson held off Geoff Ogilvy and shot a one-under-69 to win the Honda Classic at PGA National on Sunday.

"This week was magical," Thompson said. "Just had a groove and kept feeling it."

With a one-shot lead on the 18th hole, Thompson hit a shot into the bunker left of the green, leaving a layup and a birdie putt to seal the win.

Ogilvy finished two shots behind Thompson and knew it was impressive for him to finish the way he did. "There's a lot of golf courses on tour that it might be easy to close out a golf tournament -- or easier -- but this is not one of them," Ogilvy said.

With the win, Thompson gets a two-year exemption on the PGA tour and entrance into three World Golf Championship events this year.

Tiger Woods finished tied for 37th.

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Sunday
Feb032013

Mickelson Wins Phoenix Open

Hunter Martin/Getty Images(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) -- Phil Mickelson led from beginning to end in Phoneix, and just missed out on making some history along the way.

Mickelson finished off his win at the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale by firing a 4-under 67, to finish four strokes ahead of the pack for his first win of the year.

He finished with a 28-under 256 for the tournament, just two strokes shy of the PGA tour record which was set by Tommy Armour III in 2003.

"It's an important one for me, because it's been a while since I've won," Mickelson said of the victory.

Mickelson had a chance to shoot a 59 in the first round, but missed a long putt on the final hole. He shot 65 and 64 in the second and third rounds before coasting to the win on Sunday.

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Monday
Jul162012

Johnson Wins in Playoff at John Deere

Michael Cohen/Getty Images(SILVIS, Ill.) -- Zach Johnson defeated Troy Matteson in a two hole playoff to win the John Deere Classic.

Johnson put his first shot on the second playoff hole in a fairway bunker 193 yards from the hole, but he rebounded by hitting a remarkable shot that stopped one foot from the cup leading to the winning birdie.

"After I hit it I thought God that is not gonna get there," Johnson said of his second shot. "Then I'm thinking, woah, that looks like it's gonna get there. I thought it was going to go over the green."

The victory was Johnson's second in two months and puts him in second in the FedEx Cup standings and fifth in the Ryder Cup standings.

Next up for Johnson, a trip to England to compete in the British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Anne's.

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Sunday
May272012

Zach Johnson Wins Crown Plaza Invitational

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(FORT WORTH, Texas) -- Zach Johnson took home his second plaid jacket of his career on Sunday after he was lucky enough to beat Jason Dufner by one-stroke at the Crown Plaza Invitational.

Johnson was dealt a two-stroke penalty on his final putt after he failed to replace his ball to its original position after marking before his final hole.

"I feel very lucky, that's all," said Johnson after the win.  "One I got lucky because it's a two-shot penalty, two because they told me before I signed my scorecard."

The penalty left Johnson with a 2-over 72 and a 12-under 268 total.  Dufner shot a 74 for the day.

"It's an honor to put this jacket on once, I'm in shock I got it twice," said Johnson who last won two years ago at Hogan's Alley. "I feel very lucky."

Johnson earned 500 FedExCup points, moving to No. 3 in the standings.

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Tuesday
May082012

Tiger Woods Ready For Players Championship

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.) -- Tiger Woods missed the cut for just the eighth time in his 267th event as a professional at Wells Fargo, but he'll be entering the Players Championship Thursday looking to get back to his winning ways.

Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March before having a rough Masters performance.

"Guys, I've done this before. I've been through this," Woods said on Tuesday. "Actually a lot of you guys actually lived it with me, went through those periods where I wasn't quite where I wanted to be. I had some pretty good runs after that, and this is no different."

Woods is playing The Players Championship for the 15th time and last won at Sawgrass in 2001.

"It's either I've done really well or I haven't," Woods said. "When you're off on this golf course, you're going to get penalized pretty severely. But when you're on this golf course, it seems pretty easy."

He'll tee off 8:39 a.m. Eastern on Thursday.

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Sunday
Apr082012

Bubba Watson Wins The Masters 

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(AUGUSTA, GA.) --  Bubba Watson defeated Louis Oosthuizen on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, on Sunday. On the second playoff hole, Watson hit his tee shot deep into the trees 155 yards from the hole, but he followed that with a spectacular shot that put him 15 feet from the cup. He would two-putt from there to win the championship.

I don't even know what happened on the back nine," Watson said at his press conference. "I know I made bogey on twelve and then I birdied four holes in a row...Nervous on every shot, every putt...Went into a playoff...I got in those trees and hit a crazy shot that I saw in my head, and somehow I'm here talking to you with a green jacket."

Watson isn't the only golfer to hit a remarkable shot. Oosthuizen had a double eagle on the par-5 second hole. Oosthuizen took out his 4-iron and hit a 253-yard masterpiece that landed on the green and rolled close to 90 feet before settling in the bottom of the cup.

"It was tough after that double eagle," Oosthuizen said. "When something like that happens early in your round you think this is it."

Watson finished the tournament at 10-under. This is his first win at a major.

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Sunday
Apr082012

Scoreboard Roundup - 4/8/12

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) --  The Masters: Bubba Watston defeated Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff by one stroke to win the Green Jacket. Watson was 10-under for the tournament.

MLB: The New York Mets (1-2) bumped the Atlanta Braves (2-1), 7-5.

The Cincinnati Reds (2-1) marched past the Miami Marlins (1-3), 6-5.

The Baltimore Orioles (3-0) overwhelmed the Minnesota Twins (0-3), 3-1.

The Cleveland Indians (1-2) jolted the Toronto Blue Jays (2-1), 4-3.

The Pittsburgh Pirates (2-1) polished off the Philadelphia Phillies (1-2), 5-4.

The Tampa Bay Rays (3-0) blanked the New York Yankees (0-3), 3-0.

The Chicago Cubs (1-2) cooked the Washington Nationals (2-1), 4-3.

The Detroit Tigers (3-0) edged the Boston Red Sox (0-3) in 11 innings, 13-12.

The Houston Astros (2-1) rolled the Colorado Rockies (1-2), 3-2.

The Kansas City Royals (2-1) defeated the Los Angeles Angels (1-2), 7-3.

The Saint Louis Cardinals (3-1) bashed the Milwaukee Brewers (1-2), 9-3.

The San Diego Padres (1-3) popped the Los Angeles Dodgers (3-1), 8-4.

The Arizona Diamondbacks (3-0) gashed The San Francisco Giants (0-3), 7-6.

The Texas Rangers (2-1) ravaged the Chicago White Sox (1-2), 5-0.

 

NBA: The New York Knicks (29-27) dunked the Chicago Bulls (43-14) in overtime, 100-99.

The Boston Celtics (32-24) crushed the Philadelphia 76ers (29-27), 103-79.

The Miami Heat (40-15) hammered the Detroit Pistons (21-35), 98-75.

The New Jersey Nets (21-37) caught the Cleveland Cavaliers (18-36) in overtime, 122-117.

The San Antonio Spurs (40-14) upended the Utah Jazz (29-28), 114-104.

The Oklahoma City Thunder (41-15) toppled the Toronto Raptors (20-37), 91-75.

The Houston Rockets (31-25) rocked the Sacramento Kings (19-38), 104-87.

 

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