Golf

  1. Miguel Angel Jimenez finishes wire-to-wire win in Champions debut

    Pga

    DULUTH, Ga. — Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event.

    Miguel Angel Jimenez hugs the trophy after winning the Greater Gwinnett Championship in his debut on the Champions Tour, possibly his only start of the season on the 50-and-over tour.
  2. Wie rallies to win LPGA's Lotte Championship in home state

    Golf

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii — Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot 5-under 67 Saturday and win the Lotte Championship.

    Michelle Wie rallies from four strokes back to win the Lotte Championship in her home state of Hawaii, her first LPGA Tour victory since 2010.
  3. Miguel Angel Jimenez leads first round in Champions debut

    Golf

    DULUTH, Ga. — Miguel Angel Jimenez's first round on the Champions Tour went quite well.

  4. Golfer attacked by hornets at Malaysian Open

    Golf

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Pablo Larrazabal couldn't believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets "three times the size of bees" began an assault.

    Pablo Larrazabal, left, jumps into a lake after being attacked by hornets at the Malaysian Open.
  5. Matt Kuchar among three tied for RBC Heritage lead

    Golf

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday.

    Matt Kuchar, who tied for fifth at the Masters on Sunday, shares the first-round RBC Heritage lead at 5-under 66.
  6. Bubba Watson wins second Masters

    Golf

    AUGUSTA, Ga.

    In order to feel the pressure of the Masters, there must be people to provide it. Indeed, in order for the Masters to feel like the Masters, there must be moments when one roar is trumped by another, a full house suddenly and impossibly outdone by a straight flush. It is what defines spring Sundays …

    Bubba Watson holds his 2-year-old son, Caleb, as he leaves the 18th hole after winning the Masters by three shots over Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt.
  7. Masters quickly goes wrong for Jordan Spieth

    Golf

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth showed no nerves before Sunday's final round, high-fiving Justin Rose's swing coach Sean Foley, bantering with playing partner Bubba Watson and appearing completely in his element, a 20-year-old ready to prove that experience matters as much as the color of …

    After his two-shot lead disintegrates on the eighth hole, Jordan Spieth reacts to a poor approach on No. 9, which he bogeys.
  8. Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth share Masters lead after Round 3

    Golf

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Give a good listen to Bubba Watson, to what he says and how he says it. Then do the same with Jordan Spieth. Then try to pick out who is the older, more accomplished golfer.

    Bubba Watson lines up a putt on the par-5 13th before making par in a round of 2-over 74 that includes five bogeys.
  9. Rory McIlroy loses Masters round to amateur partner

    Golf

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rory McIlroy birdied three of his final four holes in the Masters' third round Saturday, shooting 1-under 71, but he lost the matchup with his amateur playing partner.

    Rory McIlroy, left, has a laugh with Jeff Knox, a noncompeting marker who shoots 70 to McIlroy’s 71.
  10. Bubba Watson leads Masters after Round 2

    Golf

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and that has positioned him for another green jacket.

    Rory McIlroy exits the azaleas on the green at the par-5 13th after a sprinkler head sends his second shot there. He bogeys, shoots 77, still makes the 4-over cut.

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