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  1. Kevin Chappell grabs Texas Open lead, eyes first PGA Tour victory

    Golf

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Kevin Chappell found his swing late and moved a step closer to his first PGA Tour win.

  2. Tony Finau, Bud Cauley tied for lead at Texas Open

    Golf

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Tony Finau arrived at the 18th tee with a chance at a course record, but his approach splashed in the water and his bogey dropped him into a second-round tie for the lead with Bud Cauley at the Texas Open on Friday.

  3. Wesley Bryan takes RBC Heritage in South Carolina homecoming

    Golf

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Wesley Bryan remembers pestering players with crazy questions at Harbour Town Golf Links as he followed father George III's only appearance at the RBC Heritage in 2004.

  4. Jones: Weekend begins best time of year for sports TV viewers

    TV and Radio

    A comfortable recliner. A cold drink. A bag of chips. And a remote with fresh batteries.

    What else do you need this time of year?

    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after scoring against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, April 16, 2017. The Warriors won 121-109. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) OAS218
  5. LPGA leader keeps focus on players, not on politics

    Golf

    Mike Whan sat in a ninth-floor ballroom at the New York Athletic Club, his legs jiggling under the circular 10-seat table. Sitting still has never been Whan's strong suit, which partly explains his success as the Ladies Professional Golf Association commissioner. But Thursday, Whan's fidgetiness was fed by the feeling …

  6. Jason Dufner eagles twice to lead RBC Heritage through three rounds

    Golf

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Jason Dufner took more than a solid showing away from last week's Masters. He took inspiration from winner Sergio Garcia.

    Jason Dufner makes two eagles in a round of 6-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead.
  7. Graham DeLaet, Luke Donald share lead after two rounds at RBC Heritage

    Golf

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Graham DeLaet loves playing at Harbour Town Golf Links but has rarely gotten the results he thinks he should — until this week.

  8. Sergio Garcia: A great Masters story we didn't see coming

    Pga

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — This is why we watch sports. Not just to see who wins or loses but for the unscripted and unexpected stories that only the competition can give us.

    Spain's Sergio Garcia ends a long wait, winning the Masters in a playoff  for his first major title. [Getty Images]
  9. Sergio Garcia wins Masters for first major victory (w/ video)

    Golf

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — In his knees and his legs, and in the uncontrollable bend at his waist, was everything from the past two decades, self-doubt and self-loathing and all the pain both can bring. Sergio Garcia has been — pick a phrase, because over the years all have been used — star-crossed and whiny, …

    Sergio Garcia lets out decades of pain and frustration after birdieing the first playoff hole with Justin Rose for the victory.
  10. Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose tied for Masters lead (w/ video)

    Golf

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Justin Rose charged from behind on the back nine at Augusta National. Sergio Garcia received the kind of break that allowed him to wonder if maybe the golfing gods are finally on his side after all these years.

    Jordan Spieth — who says “you can’t really Jordan-proof” Augusta National — goes from 10 shots back after Round 1 to two back.

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.