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9:35 PM ET Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawaii — Patrick Reed, who says he can’t please everybody, is sure going to try when he hosts the dinner for Masters champions in April. His menu starts with ribeye steaks, macaroni and cheese, creamed spinach and creamed corn. But he wants options in case some Masters champions don’t
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4:20 PM ET Rory McIlroy‘s focus for 2019 is the United States. Specifically, the PGA Tour. That is why, for the first time, McIlroy is competing in this week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, an event he previously qualified for six times but skipped. And that is why McIlroy, who is from Northern Ireland,
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7:02 PM ET Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawaii — The PGA Tour might be taking another step toward connecting players with television viewers. Several years ago, it asked players in contention on the weekend to allow for TV interviews before their rounds, usually as they were arriving or leaving the practice range. Now the tour is
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Justin Rose’s new endorsement contract with Japanese luxury equipment brand Honma, hinted at almost two months ago, became official today. Honma announced the deal with the No. 2-ranked player in the world and reigning FedEx Cup champion in a press release. The announcement referenced “a multi-year partnership in which Justin Rose would lead Honma’s worldwide
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1:11 PM ET Throughout the back issues that kept Tiger Woods from competing for the better part of two years, caddie Joe LaCava waited for him to return — forgoing opportunities to work for other players. The question seems preposterous, given how far Tiger Woods had fallen. It won’t be easy, but it’s not impossible,
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9:05 AM ET Birthdays have not served as great benchmarks of late for Tiger Woods, especially as he passed into that “twilight” area of his career where the days grow shorter and the opportunities more fleeting. Athletes in their 40s already face long odds of success, and Woods’ plight has been made all the more
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6:14 PM ET The agent for Tiger Woods called the golfer’s match in Las Vegas last month against Phil Mickelson a success, but denied any deal is in place to have subsequent big-money encounters — although he expects discussions to take place early in 2019. Golf Digest reported that Turner Sports had signed a three-year
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Tiger Woods will not make his 2019 debut in the Sentry Tournament of Champions next week, Associated Press golf writer Doug Ferguson has reported on Twitter. https://twitter.com/dougferguson405/status/1078283878895443968 Woods, who qualified for the Tournament of Champions by virtue of his victory in the Tour Championship in September, has not played in the Kapalua event since 2005.
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Whether you’re a longtime fan or this is the first you’ve heard of the Golf Digest Podcast, take a look back at our favorite episodes of 2018. Tour pros shared their stories from the road, golf experts discussed matters of the game and our hosts ask the questions you want to know the answers to.
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10:45 PM ET Tiger Woods will not begin the new year in Hawaii after all. After considerable speculation that he might play the Sentry Tournament of Champions for the first time since 2005, sources said Woods has elected to forego the tournament he qualified for by winning the Tour Championship in September. Francesco Molinari said
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Individuals connected to the game of golf who died in 2018 made an impact on the sport in many different ways. From professional golfers to golf course architects to well-known personalities with affinities for golf, their contributions and legacies will not be forgotten. The golf world mourned—along with the country—the death of George H.W. Bush,
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Last spring the Michigan High School Athletic Association was rocked with a major cheating scandal when three schools—Anchor Bay, L’Anse Creuse and Fraser—were accused of shaving strokes in the state tournament. The schools, playing together in multiple groups, each shot a score more than 45 strokes lower than their teams’ season averages. For Anchor Bay,
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While writing a comparison piece between Bryson DeChambeau and Cameron Champ last month, I noticed something in Champ’s press conferences: He used the phrase “like I said” a lot, and almost never in a way that actually made sense. I wrote: … on Saturday at the Shriners, Cam Champ was asked 10 short questions, and
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It looks like The Match will return in 2019. And probably 2020. Bank on it. Were the subscription numbers for golf’s first pay-per-view program that good? Neither Turner nor its parent WarnerMedia have released official figures, but knowledgeable sources told Golf World that the $9 million showdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on November
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6:20 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Francesco Molinari says he may not play in Europe until the 19th-ranked Italian defends his British Open title in July. The lure of the US PGA Tour and changes made to the European Tour calendar will combine to leave the London-based golfer short of available dates to compete
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12:49 PM ET Associated Press Don’t be surprised to hear these words at the Sony Open: “Now on the tee, from Slovakia, Rory Sabbatini.” The South African-born Sabbatini last week became an official citizen of Slovakia, according to Slovak newspapers SME and Novy Cas. Sabbatini’s wife, Martina Stofanikova, is from Slovakia. Rory Sabbatini might be
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4:53 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print LONDON — Europe captain Thomas Bjorn has lived up to his promise to tattoo the team’s winning Ryder Cup score on his bottom. Bjorn made the promise at a news conference before the event in September in France, where Europe was the underdog
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