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  1. Tiger Woods has rough week even before Players Championship starts

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH — The cheese on the burgers served in the clubhouse was sharper than Tiger Woods' game Tuesday. Playing TPC Sawgrass for the first time since winning the Players Championship two years ago, Woods found two fairways and three water hazards in nine practice holes for this year's tournament, which …

  2. Rory McIlroy wins Match Play Championship for 10th PGA title

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    SAN FRANCISCO — Rory McIlroy had to work harder than ever to win the Match Play Championship.

  3. Tiger, Vonn split up after three years

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    It appears the most famous couple in sports is no longer together.

    Golfer Tiger Woods and skier Lindsey Vonn had been in a relationship for the past three years.
  4. Rory McIlroy rolls into Match Play quarterfinals

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    SAN FRANCISCO — Rory McIlroy had a fight on his hands Saturday in the Match Play Championship against Paul Casey. It was such a battle that they had to return today to see who keeps playing.

    Rory McIlroy runs off four birdies in eight holes and beats Hideki Matsuyama 6-and-5 in the Round of 16.
  5. McIlroy's day: Finish fast, get to Floyd-Manny fight

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    SAN FRANCISCO — The most pressure Rory McIlroy faces all week might be today's quarterfinals of the WGC Match Play Championship.

  6. McIlroy rallies to win in extras at WGC Match Play

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    SAN FRANCISCO — Rory McIlroy kept some star power in the Match Play Championship on Friday by winning the last two holes with birdies to force overtime, then beating old foe and former Gator Billy Horschel on the second extra hole to make it to the weekend.

    Rory McIlroy advances in the WGC Match Play, winning on the 20th hole of his match. “I dug deep when I needed to,” says the world’s top-ranked player.
  7. Rickie Fowler earns spot in WGC Match Play round of 16

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    SAN FRANCISCO — Masters champion Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler were making putts from everywhere Thursday in the Match Play Championship.

  8. Calvin Peete, winner of 12 PGA Tour events, dies

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    ATLANTA — Calvin Peete, who taught himself how to play at 24 and became the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died Wednesday, the PGA Tour said. He was 71.

    Calvin Peete, who won 12 times on the PGA Tour, including the 1985 Players Championship, died Wednesday at the age 71.
  9. Ko beats Pressel in playoff to win Swinging Skirts Classic

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    DALY CITY, Calif. — Lydia Ko celebrated another birthday week at Lake Merced with another victory Sunday in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

  10. Canadian teen leads Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

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    DALY CITY, Calif. — Not old enough to join the LPGA Tour without permission, 17-year-old Brooke Henderson has been good enough for long enough to know about pressure.

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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.