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  1. Nicklaus says Woods' status is puzzling

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    PALM BEACH GARDENS — Jack Nicklaus says he was "painting a picture" when he suggested after a practice round with Tiger Woods at the 1996 Masters that Woods had the game to win at least 10 green jackets.

    File-This June 3, 2012, file photo shows Jack Nicklaus, left, and Tiger Woods talking after Woods won the Memorial golf tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.  Nicklaus says he was "painting a picture" when he suggested after a practice round with Tiger Woods at the 1996 Masters that Woods had the game to win at least 10 green jackets. He referred to Woods as a "puzzle" on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Honda Classic. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File) NYSH101
  2. Rickie Fowler ends drought at PGA's Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens

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    PALM BEACH GARDENS, — Rickie Fowler made it interesting Sunday for as long as it took him to make two big putts to pull away in the Honda Classic.

  3. Rickie Fowler takes lead at Honda Classic

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    PALM BEACH GARDENS — Winless in more than a year, Rickie Fowler finished strong Saturday for 5-under 65 and a four-shot lead going into the final round of the Honda Classic.

  4. 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
  5. 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.

  6. 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.
  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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.