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  1. McIlroy shoots 9-over 80 in first round of hometown Irish Open

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    NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland — Rory McIlroy can't seem to perform in front of a home crowd.

    Rory McIlroy
  2. Colin Montgomerie wins Senior PGA Championship for third Champions Tour major

    Golf

    FRENCH LICK, Ind. — There were no last-second buzzer-beaters in Larry Bird's hometown on a bright, breezy Sunday.

    Colin Montgomerie celebrates with caddie Alastair McLean after earning his third senior major championship.
  3. Kevin Na hoping to close out Colonial

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    FORT WORTH, Texas — The last time Kevin Na took the lead into the final round of a tournament, he faltered badly.

    HOLE-IN-ONE: Miguel Angel Jimenez celebrates his ace from 148 yards on the par-3 No. 2 in the BMW PGA Championship.
  4. Kevin Na takes lead at Colonial

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    FORT WORTH, Texas — Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at the Colonial Country Club before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert.

    Ian Poulter changes his putting grip and moves into second.
  5. Jordan Spieth tied for lead at Colonial

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    FORT WORTH, Texas — Masters champion Jordan Spieth made a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole with darkness falling Thursday, grabbing a share of the first-round lead in the rain-delayed Colonial with 6-under 64.

    Co-leader Kevin Na says a rain-delay nap helped him.
  6. Rory McIlroy gets record win at Wells Fargo Championship

    Golf

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rory McIlroy was more methodical than electrifying Sunday.

    It was still effective.

    Rory McIlroy is the first to win twice at the Wells Fargo Championship, which began in 2003. His 21-under 267 total broke the tournament scoring record by five strokes.
  7. Rory McIlroy has course-record 61 to take Wells Fargo lead

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When Rory McIlroy rolled in an 8-foot birdie putt on the 13th hole, he started thinking about shooting 59.

  8. Two share lead at Wells Fargo; Rory, Phil closing in

    Golf

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Webb Simpson has plenty of hometown knowledge when it comes to playing Quail Hollow Club.

  9. Robert Streb leads Wells Fargo; Rory, Phil have issues

    Golf

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Phil Mickelson faded early, and Rory McIlroy tailed off late. Robert Streb just kept on making birdies.

  10. Rickie Fowler wins Players Championship

    Pga

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH — Nothing was overrated about Rickie Fowler at the Players Championship.

    Rickie Fowler gives a final fist pump as he wins the Players Championship with a birdie on the fourth playoff hole.

    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.