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Bubba Watson shows off his trick-shot touch around the green

Even in the pro-am at Pebble Beach, we don't think this shot by Bubba Watson is allowed.But, man, it should be.Just off the green, Watson pops up the ball, volleys it off the club blade to his left hand, then tosses the ball onto the green, where it rolls in.
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Did Hideki Matsuyama just join golf's young elite?

As Super Bowl 50 was getting ready to roll, with the new face of the NFL hoping to overtake the face of the NFL since the late ‘90s, two young stars -- one already established and one desperately trying to add his name to a short list of the Global Golf Movement -- were battling it out in Scottsdale, Arizona.A lot of people turned away from their televisions as you’d expect ...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth: the target inside and outside the ropes

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Jordan Spieth had to work his way through about 100 people who blocked his path to the first tee at Pebble Beach. They held out tournament tickets, caps, glossy photos and Masters flags for him to sign, and some asked him to stop for pictures. Unusual about this day is what happened after he finally reached the tee and drilled a 3-iron down the middle...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

17th trumps 16th at Phoenix Open in Matsuyama's playoff win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The par-3 16th hole is the centerpiece of the golf extravaganza known as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Unfortunately for the 20,000 fans who packed the rowdy stadium hole at TPC Scottsdale, the action was just getting started late Sunday afternoon when the final group moved on to the 17th tee. That's where Rickie Fowler self-destructed, first giving...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matsuyama tops Fowler in playoff for Phoenix Open title

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rickie Fowler broke down in tears in the media center after his playoff loss Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, overcome by emotion talking about his family."The hard part is having all my friends and family and grandpa and my dad who haven't seen me win," Fowler said. "But I will be able to kind of hang with them tonight. I'll be all right."He hit...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hideki Matsuyama beats Rickie Fowler in Phoenix Open playoff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Rickie Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole to give Hideki Matsuyama an unexpected victory Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. After blowing a two-shot lead on the 317-yard hole in regulation when he blasted a driver through the green and into the water, Fowler pulled a 5-wood into the lake on the fourth hole of a playoff to...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stewart Cink “Cinks” impressive 94-foot putt

OK, so, this is crazy. Stewart Cink sank a 94-foot putt on the Georgia Tech basketball court to win $25,000 for a student. Cink, who memorably defeated an aging but charging Tom Watson to win the 2009 Open Championship, made this putt look easy. It never even deviated off line and to do it on the slick, hard wood floor is even more impressive. What are some of your craziest off...
Via The GP Golf Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Esteban Toledo bests Billy Andrade in Champions tour playoff

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Esteban Toledo parred the third playoff hole Sunday to win the Allianz Championship over Billy Andrade on a cold, windy day at Broken Sound Club. Toledo made a 4-foot par putt after Andrade's 5-foot par try lipped out on the par-4 17th hole. Three of Toledo's four PGA Tour Champions titles have come in playoffs. Toledo (67) and Andrade (68) finished at 11...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Willett wins Dubai Desert Classic with birdie putt on 18th

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Danny Willett of England sank a birdie putt from 15 feet on the final hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic title by one shot on Sunday. Fellow Englishman Andy Sullivan (68) and Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello (69) set the clubhouse pace for overnight leader Willett, who protected his slim advantage with a 3-under round of 69. It was the fourth European...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Lee takes Phoenix Open lead in front of record crowd

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Danny Lee took the lead Saturday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open in front of the largest crowd in golf history.With an estimated 201,003 fans packing TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course, Lee shot a 4-under 67 to move three strokes ahead of Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama.The previous largest crowd at the Stadium Course was 189,722 in 2014. The tournament...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rickie Fowler taunted by fans over his ex-girlfriend

Were fans at the Waste Management Phoenix Open taunting Rickie Fowler with chants of “Team Alexis” on Saturday? It sure seems that was the case. When Fowler stepped to tee off on the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale Saturday, he was met with chants of “Team Alexis" from the rowdy fans. Alexis is almost certainly a reference to model Alexis Randock, whom Fowler began dating in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pavin takes 1-shot lead into final round on Champions tour

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Corey Pavin birdied his last hole Saturday to shoot a 4-under 68 and take a one-shot lead over Tom Lehman into the final round of the Allianz Championship. Pavin's only win in 111 starts on the PGA Tour Champions came at the 2012 Allianz. He is at 10-under 134 after two trips around The Old Course at Broken Sound Club. Lehman also birdied the par-5 closing...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jang's late birdie leads to 1st LPGA Tour title

OCALA, Fla. (AP) Ha Na Jang won her first LPGA Tour title by making a late birdie to take the lead and closing with an even-par 72 for a two-shot victory Saturday over Canadian teen Brooke Henderson. Jang played the final 36 holes with Lydia Ko, but it was the No. 1 player in women's golf who buckled. They were tied for the lead after finishing the third round in the morning. Ko...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ko, Jang try to take their duel the distance in Florida

OCALA, Fla. (AP) Lydia Ko shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday morning to share the lead with Ha Na Jang going into the afternoon final round at the Coates Golf Championship. Ko and Jang had to return to play 12 holes to finish the third round of the rain-delayed event. Both made birdie on the par-5 18th and were at 11-under 205 at Golden Ocala. Jang had a 68. They were two shots ahead...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Willett leads in Dubai after third round

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Danny Willett shot a second successive round of seven-under par 65 to enjoy a one-shot advantage on top of the Dubai Desert Classic leaderboard after the third round Saturday. The Englishman, who made a gallant attempt to win the European Tour number one crown but eventually finished second to Rory McIlroy in the Race to Dubai, moved to 16-under...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Hahn has fun, shoots 65 to take Phoenix Open lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) James Hahn left his tee shot short and right on the par-3 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, drawing boos from the rowdy fans on the stadium hole. Naturally, he felt obligated to drop and gave them 10 pushups. ''They came out to watch the gun show, so I popped them out right there on the tee box,'' Hahn said. Though long past the wild days - and nights - at the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watson likes everything about Phoenix Open - except course

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Bubba Watson repeated that he doesn't like TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course. He also said he loves everything else about the Waste Management Phoenix Open. ''I will have to say, I have to apologize,'' Watson said Friday, two days after criticizing the renovated course and saying he was only playing the tournament out of loyalty to his sponsors. ''I used the...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jang leads by 1 at halfway point of LPGA Tour

OCALA, Fla. (AP) Lydia Ko returned Friday morning for a 15-foot birdie putt to finish the second round of the Coates Golf Championship. Three putts later, she was out of the lead. Ha Na Jang played her entire second round in the rain-delayed LPGA Tour event in frigid conditions for central Florida. Jang was steady with 15 pars, two birdies and a double bogey on the 13th hole. It...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Els moves into contention in Dubai; McIlroy just makes cut

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Ernie Els surged into contention Friday at the Dubai Desert Classic, while Rory McIlroy struggled just to make the cut. The 46-year-old Els, who has dropped to 205th in the world after struggling with yips over the past year, shot a 5-under 67 to move to within one shot of the lead at the halfway stage of a tournament he has won three times. Spain...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rickie Fowler brings style and substance to Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Waste Management Phoenix Open is a bit out there by PGA Tour standards. So is Rickie Fowler. As comfortable in a motocross race as a golf tournament as a kid in California, Fowler was as fashion-forward as ever in high tops and jogger pants Thursday in front of more than 100,000 fans at TPC Scottsdale. ''I grew up around action sports and this kind...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson loudly booed after critical comments on Phoenix Open changes

Golf fans aren’t exactly known as a boisterous bunch, but the folks at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale certainly break that mold. The crowd on the 16th hole are particularly notorious for being a rowdy bunch. Oftentimes that reputation comes from poking fun at players or booing those who can’t hit the green on the short par-3 hole. Something was different on Thursday...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Fowler brings style and substance to Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Waste Management Phoenix Open is a bit out there by PGA Tour standards. So is Rickie Fowler. As comfortable in a motocross race as a golf tournament as a kid in California, Fowler was as fashion-forward as ever in high tops and jogger pants Thursday in front of more than 100,000 fans at TPC Scottsdale. ''I grew up around action sports and this kind...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fowler, Lowry, Matsuyama share early Phoenix Open lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rickie Fowler overcame some bad shots for a share of the lead Thursday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Phil Mickelson compounded his mistakes and fell back.After an hour-long frost delay at chilly TPC Scottsdale, Fowler played the first six holes in 5 under. A group behind, Mickelson took the lead at 5 under with a birdie on his eighth hole.While Fowler...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fowler, Lowry, Matsuyama share Phoenix Open lead at 65

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Rickie Fowler, Shane Lowry and Hideki Matsuyama shared the lead at 6-under 65 on Thursday in the suspended first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. After an hour-long frost delay at chilly TPC Scottsdale, Fowler played the first six holes in 5 under. Lowry birdied seven of his first 13 holes, then bogeyed the next two. Matsuyama was in one of the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy shoots 4-under 68 in 1st round in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy started the defense of his Dubai Desert Classic title with a bogey but battled back to post a 4-under 68 on Thursday, leaving him two shots off the lead. McIlroy bogeyed two of the easiest holes on the course - the par-5 10th, which was his first hole, and the driveable par-4 second - but also had six birdies to put him close behind...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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