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  1. Matsuyama wins in Phoenix as Fowler finds water

    Golf

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rickie Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole to give Hideki Matsuyama an unexpected playoff victory Sunday in the Phoenix Open.

  2. Ha Na Jang wins LPGA Coates Championship in Ocala

    Golf

    OCALA — Ha Na Jang had to go the final 36 holes with the best player in women's golf to capture her first LPGA Tour title Saturday. Lydia Ko turned out to be more of a cheerleader than a challenge.

  3. Ko tied for lead at weather-plagued Coates Championship in Ocala

    Golf

    OCALA — Lydia Ko hit the ball only 22 times in 11 hours Friday in the Coates Championship and finished where she started — with a share of the lead and still a long way from the finish line.

    Lydia Ko is tied for the lead at 7 under when Round 3 of the weather-plagued Coates Championship is called.
  4. Ko vaults to share of lead before storms hit Ocala

    Golf

    OCALA — Lydia Ko played enough golf Thursday to catch up to the lead. She just didn't play enough to finish the rain-delayed second round of the Coates Championship.

  5. Ko four off lead at LPGA event in Ocala

    Lpga

    OCALA — Top-ranked Lydia Ko shot 3-under 69 Wednesday in the Coates Golf Championship in her first round of the season, leaving her four strokes behind leader Ha Na Jang.

  6. Lydia Ko, in Ocala this week, sets course toward LPGA greatness

    Lpga

    When thinking about the best to ever play on the LPGA Tour, Lydia Ko may not be among the first names that come to mind. But she probably should be.

    Lydia Ko of New Zealand celebrates winning on the 18th hole during the final round of the Evian Championship Golf on September 13, 2015 in Evian-les-Bains, France. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) 569011341
  7. Farmers Insurance Open final round delayed by dangerous winds

    Golf

    SAN DIEGO — Brandt Snedeker called it one of the best rounds he has played. Still to be determined was whether his 3-under 69 in a raging wind and occasional rain Sunday at Torrey Pines would be good enough to win the Farmers Insurance Open.

    He has to wait until today to find out.

  8. Choi, Brown share lead at Farmers Insurance Open

    Golf

    SAN DIEGO — Scott Brown and K.J. Choi, both of moderate length off the tee, are tied for the lead at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, where the South Course is the longest all year on the PGA Tour. It helps to hit it straight.

  9. Jones: NHL should be ashamed of John Scott's All-Star treatment

    Lightning Strikes

    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones offers up his Two Cents on the world of sports.

    Most shameful

    NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 30:  John Scott #28 of the Arizona Coyotes poses for a 2016 NHL All-Star portrait at Bridgestone Arena on January 30, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Sanford Myers/Getty Images) 601386371
  10. Mickelson, Day among big names missing cut at Farmers Insurance Open

    Golf

    SAN DIEGO — Phil Mickelson left the course to play one of his shots at Torrey Pines, an early sign of the mass exodus Friday in the Farmers Insurance Open.

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