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Monday
May182015

McIlroy Wins Wells Fargo Championship

Stuary Franklin/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Rory McIlroy won the Wells Fargo Championship by seven-strokes over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers Sunday.

McIlroy, who broke the course-record by shooting a 61 Saturday, shot a 3-under 69 Sunday to finish his four rounds at 21-under 267, breaking the tournament record that was set by Anthony Kim in 2010 by five strokes.

McIlroy, 26, has now won 11 times on the PGA Tour, including twice at Quail Hollow. He has six top-ten finishes in his last eight PGA Tour starts and won the Match Play Championship two weeks ago.

"Everything is firing on all cylinders for me," McIlroy said.

Phil Mickelson finished in a three-way tie for fourth at 12-under.


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Sunday
May172015

McIlroy Sinks 11 Birdies, Breaks Course Record at Quail Hollow

Stuary Franklin/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Rory McIlroy broke the Quail Hollow course record shooting an 11-under 61 to take a four-shot lead going into the final day of the Wells Fargo Championship.

After birdieing nine out of 10 holes, McIlroy went into the par-3 17th with a chance at breaking the PGA's all-time record for lowest round (58), but his tee shot landed 40 feet from the cup, leading him to par the hole, ending any hope at making PGA history.

"I was little disappointed with not finishing it off the way I wanted to, but still it was a great run," McIlroy said.

McIlroy started the day three shots off the lead but goes into Sunday at the top of the leader board four strokes in front of Webb Simpson and five strokes ahead of Robert Streb.


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Friday
Apr242015

Tiger Woods Will Play in Players Championship

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tiger Woods announced Friday that he will play in the Players Championship that is set to take place May 7-10.

"Looking forward to going back to THE PLAYERS this year, hoping for a repeat of 2013," Woods tweeted.

Woods missed last year's championship due to an injury, but won the event two years ago.

Woods has struggled at TPC Sawgrass throughout his career and only has three top-10 finishes in 16 appearances, besides winning in 2001 and 2013.

Woods tied for 17th at The Masters and did not qualify for next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play.


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Monday
Apr132015

Tiger Shakes Off Wrist Injury to Complete Final Round at Augusta

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(AUGUSTA, Ga.) -- Tiger Woods had his best finish in more than a year by tying for 17th at the Masters, but he had to handle some pain to earn that finish.

On the ninth hole, Woods hit a tree root while attempting an iron shot. Woods says the impact injured his right wrist and that he had to pop a ligament back into place.

"It hurts; it definitely hurts," Woods said. "I didn't know there was a tree root there. I drilled the club straight into it. It didn't move, but my body kept moving. There's a little joint that popped out, and I was able to somehow put it back in, which didn't feel very good.

"At least I got it back in; I could move my hand again. It's sore. I'm not going to be lifting any weights for a while."

Woods finished his final day at Augusta National shooting a 1-over 73.

Woods entered the day in a tie for sixth and appeared to be headed to a top-5 finish, but he missed easy birdie putts in the second and third holes to open his round, never completely getting it together from there.

Despite his final score, Woods, who hadn't completed an official 72 hole U.S. event since the 2014 WGC- Cadillac Championship, was optimistic after his round.

"Considering where I was at Torrey and Phoenix, to make that complete change and the release pattern, I'm pretty proud of what I've done," Woods said. "To make my short game my strength again was pretty sweet."

"That's something that I've worked my butt off to get to that point. And no one knows how hard we had to work to get to this point, but I'm very pleased. This is my first tournament back, being a major championship, and to give myself a chance, it felt good."


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Saturday
Apr112015

Spieth Still Leads, Rose and Mickelson Lurking After Day 3 at The Masters

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(AUGUSTA, Ga.) -- Jordan Spieth continues to break records in Augusta.

Spieth shot a 2-under 70 Saturday, putting him at 16-under for the tournament, the lowest 54-hole score ever at the Masters.

For the third-straight day Spieth finishes atop the leaderboard at Augusta National but he has company. Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson each shot 5-under putting them at 12-under and 11-under respectively heading into Sunday.

Rose birdied five of his last seven holes to earn himself a place alongside Spieth in the final pairing on Sunday.

Tiger Woods is at 6-under for the tournament after shooting a 4-under 68, his lowest weekend round at a major since 2011.


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Friday
Apr102015

Spieth Breaks 36-Hole Record at Masters

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(AUGUSTA, Ga.) -- Jordan Spieth is tearing up Augusta National. After shooting a 64 on Thursday the 21-year-old shot a 66 on Friday, putting him at 14-under and atop the leaderboard at the Masters.

Spieth breaks the tournament's 36-hole scoring record and ties the record held after the first two days at any major championship.

"It's cool," Spieth said. "Any time you can set a record here is pretty awesome. I'm very excited about today and the way I struck the ball. I struck it I thought better than yesterday. Didn't rely on the (fortunate) breaks as much. Very pleased."

Spieth is playing at the Masters for only the second time in his career, the other time being last year when he finished second to Bubba Watson.

Charley Hoffman is in second place at 9-under followed by a three-way tie for third between Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, and Paul Casey at 7-under.

Tiger Woods shot a 3-under 69 Friday putting him at 2-under for the tournament.


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Friday
Apr032015

Tiger Woods: 'I'm Playing in the Masters'

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tiger Woods will be playing at next week's Masters Tournament, he announced on Friday after practicing for the second time at Augusta National this week.

Woods has spent the last eight weeks working on his golf game and is looking forward to playing in the tournament that he missed last year.

"I'm playing in the Masters," Tiger said on his website Friday afternoon. "It's obviously very important to me, and I want to be there."

"I've worked a lot on my game and I'm looking forward to competing," Woods continued.  "I'm excited to get to Augusta and I appreciate everyone's support."

The Masters will announce their groupings on Tuesday.


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Wednesday
Apr012015

Tiger Woods Practices at Augusta, Undecided About Masters

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tiger Woods played an 18-hole practice round at Augusta National on Tuesday and is still undecided about playing at next week's Masters Tournament.

"My play, and scores, are not acceptable for tournament golf," Woods said on Feb. 11. "Like I've said, I enter a tournament to compete at the highest level, and when I think I'm ready I'll be back."

Woods took a leave of absence eight weeks ago to work on his swing and clear his mind. Woods did not play in last year's Masters, which was the first time he missed it in 20 years.

The Masters will announce their groupings on Tuesday.


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Friday
Feb202015

Jack Nicklaus: Tiger's Struggles Are Mental Ones

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus believes Tiger Woods' latest struggles on the golf course are mainly because of a mental battle inside his head.

Nicklaus spoke with the Golf Channel on Friday and said it isn't his physical shape or swing that he needs to improve on.

"Tiger is struggling, I don't think there's any question about that," Nicklaus said Friday on the Golf Channel. "... I think he's struggling more between his ears than he is anyplace else.

"He's struggled with the driver most of his life, really, but he's always been able to find the golf ball and get it somewhere back around the green. ... And now he's having trouble with the short game. That is not a good combination, to drive it poorly and have a bad short game."

The Hall of Famer has no doubt that Woods will get back to his dominant self again, once he figures out what he needs to do.

"I think Tiger will turn it around," Nicklaus said. "He's too dedicated, he works too hard at it, he's got too much talent. He'll figure it out. And personally, I think he needs to figure it out himself. Because a teacher can't teach what's inside your head. You've got to be able to put that positive thought into your head yourself."

Woods has 14 major titles and Nicklaus also said he still thinks that his 18 will be broken.


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Wednesday
Feb112015

Tiger Woods Taking Leave to Work On His Game

James_Thomas_Photo/Thinkstock(PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.) -- Tiger Woods is taking an indefinite leave from the PGA Tour to work on his golf game. The 14-time major champion made the announcement on his website on Wednesday.

At this year’s Phoenix Open, he shot a career-worst 82 and missed the cut by 12 shots. Later, he withdrew during the first round at Torrey Pines because of an injury.

“The latest injury is not related to my previous surgery,” Woods said. “I am having daily physical therapy and I am feeling better every day.”

Woods says he’s looking to return to the Honda Classic on Feb. 26 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, but only if he is tournament-ready.  He says that he expects to return to the links very soon.


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