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  1. McIlroy defends decision to golf with Trump

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    Rory McIlroy responded Friday to criticism of his decision to play a round of golf with President Donald Trump this weekend, declaring in a post on his Twitter account that his choice "wasn't an endorsement nor a political statement of any kind."

    Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his tee shot on the ninth hole during the rain delayed second round of the U.S. Open golf championship at Oakmont Country Club, in Oakmont, Pa. The British Open is scheduled for July 14???‚??€œ17, 2016, at Royal Troon Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File) NY212
  2. Ryan Palmer, Wesley Bryan share lead at Honda Classic

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    PALM BEACH GARDENS — Ryan Palmer has reason to believe better days are ahead, with his golf game and at home.

  3. Dustin Johnson cruises at PGA's Genesis Open, moves to world No. 1

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    LOS ANGELES — Dustin Johnson went to No. 1 in the world with a world-class performance at Riviera.

    Dustin Johnson wins by five shots at the Genesis Open, his first career victory at Riviera.
  4. Dustin Johnson leads PGA's Genesis Open in bid to be world No. 1

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    LOS ANGELES — Dustin Johnson is closing in on that elusive victory at Riviera and a shot to reach No. 1 in the world.

    He still has a long way to go.

  5. With speed a concern, top golfers don't yield

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    LOS ANGELES — Nobody can accuse Jordan Spieth or Jason Day of dawdling on their ascents to golf's mountaintop. Spieth was 22 when he first reached the No. 1 ranking, and Day was 27. For long stretches last season, Day and Spieth took turns in the top two spots.

  6. Jimenez shares first-round lead in Naples

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    NAPLES — Miguel Angel Jimenez had a late eagle and closed with s birdie for 7-under 65 and a share of the lead after the opening round Friday in the Champions Tour's Chubb Classic.

  7. Grandson Saunders honors Palmer

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    LOS ANGELES — This is the starring role Sam Saunders prefers.

    Sam Saunders leads the Genesis Open, 50 years after his grandfather Arnold Palmer defended his tournament title.
  8. Jordan Spieth cruises to victory at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Jordan Spieth soaked up every step of scenery on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach, one of the prettiest places in golf and even more spectacular on a Sunday when the only work left is to hoist the crystal trophy.

  9. Jordan Spieth leads Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Jordan Spieth had a performance that matched the magnificent views — finally — at Pebble Beach on Saturday.

    If Jordan Spieth wins today, he joins Tiger Woods as the only players post-World War II with 9 PGA Tour wins at 23 or younger.
  10. Jordan Spieth leads fog-delayed Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Jordan Spieth knew the pin position on the ninth hole at Spyglass Hill as much by memory as by sight, which was good considering the fog creeping across the Monterey Peninsula on Friday.

TOP AREA COURSES

 

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DREAM 18

 

Wouldn't it be great to play a course made up of the best holes from our top area courses? We gave it a shot. It's called the Dream 18. Get an up-close view through a multimedia report featuring photos and descriptions of each hole as well as audio from Times staff writer Rodney Page.