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Jin leads Asia-Pacific Amateur after 62

By Associated Press on October 1, 2015 - 2:00 pm
Jin Cheng had four birdies and an eagle in a five-hole span on the way to a tournament-record 8-under 62 Thursday and a two-stroke lead after the weather-affected opening day of the Asia-Pacific Amateur.

Drive, Chip and Putt finalists set

By From Staff Reports on September 23, 2015 - 12:16 pm
Eighty junior golfers representing 30 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces have earned an invitation to Augusta National Golf Club to compete in the third annual Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals.

Fowler rallies to win Deutsche Bank

By Doug Ferguson on September 7, 2015 - 8:25 pm
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — One big putt for Rickie Fowler. One big mistake for Henrik Stenson.

Jason Day sets championship record in earning his first career major

By Doug Ferguson on August 16, 2015 - 10:36 pm
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - A year of major heartache ended with Jason Day breaking through in a major way Sunday at the PGA Championship.

Zach Johnson wins The Open

By Associated Press on July 20, 2015 - 3:00 pm
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Jordan Spieth amazing bid for a Grand Slam was stopped Monday by Zach Johnson, no longer just a normal guy from Iowa....

2016 last Masters for Watson

By Scott Michaux on July 15, 2015 - 11:35 am
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Tom Watson may or may not be playing his final Open Championship this week, but there’s no doubt that 2016 will be his last Masters Tournament.

Derr, veteran Masters journalist, dies at 97

By From staff and wire reports on June 7, 2015 - 3:01 pm
John Derr, who reported from the Masters a record 62 times and broadcast from the 15th green when it first was on television, died of an apparent heart attack, his daughter said Sunday. He was 97.

Bowditch shoots 64, rolls to Nelson win at adopted home

By Schuyler Dixon on June 1, 2015 - 1:56 am
IRVING, Texas - Steven Bowditch rode his best birdie binge on the PGA Tour to a 5-under 64 and a four-shot victory Sunday in the AT&T Byron Nelson, winning in the Australian's adopted home for his second career title - both in Texas.

Clutch final par gives Chris Kirk win at Colonial, denies Jordan Spieth

By Stephen Hawkins on May 25, 2015 - 12:45 am
FORT WORTH, Texas - Chris Kirk made a par-saving 7-foot putt after an errant tee shot at the 18th hole, avoiding a playoff at Colonial and winning by a stroke Sunday for his fourth career PGA Tour victory.

Rory McIlroy cruises to victory

By Steve Reed on May 18, 2015 - 1:06 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rory McIlroy became the first two-time winner in the Wells Fargo Championship with a dominating seven-shot victory Sunday over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers.

Apply now for 2016 Masters tickets

By John Boyette on May 11, 2015 - 3:10 pm
The Masters Tournament and Augusta National Golf Club opened up the application process to obtain 2016 Masters tickets on Monday.

Fowler delievers powerful statement in victory

By Garry Smits on May 11, 2015 - 12:10 am
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - There was nothing overrated about Rickie Fowler at The Players Championship. Criticized this week by his peers as an underachiever, Fowler answered with the greatest finish in the 34-year history at the TPC Sawgrass. He rallied from a five-shot deficit on the back nine by playing the final six holes in 6-under par. In a three-hole playoff, he took on every shot. And he made birdie from inside 6 feet three times Sunday on the island-green 17th.

Rory McIlroy top of the world at Match Play Championship

By Doug Ferguson on May 4, 2015 - 1:12 am
Rory McIlroy didn't need a comeback in his final game to win the Match Play Championship.

Justin Rose captures Zurich Classic

By Brett Martel on April 27, 2015 - 1:08 am
AVONDALE, La. - Justin Rose birdied the final two holes Sunday to win the Zurich Classic at a tournament-record 22 under.

Furyk outlasts Kisner in playoff

By Pete Iacobelli on April 20, 2015 - 1:59 am
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jim Furyk won his first PGA Tour event in five years, making birdies on both playoff holes to outlast Kevin Kisner at the RBC Heritage on Sunday.

Next Masters might be Tom Watson's last

Created on April 18, 2015 - 6:58 pm
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Two-time Masters champion Tom Watson says his next visit to play Augusta National might be his last.

Michaux: Birdies and bogeys from 2015 Masters

By Scott Michaux on April 14, 2015 - 4:37 pm
There were more relative winners than usual and a few losers at the 79th Masters.

Spieth's determination led to win

By David Westin on April 14, 2015 - 12:19 am
All you need to know about Jordan Spieth and the Masters Tournament is that he's a quicker learner at Augusta National Golf Club than Tiger Woods, who has had a pretty good career there.

Michaux: Victory inevitable

By Scott Michaux on April 13, 2015 - 12:05 am
In the immediate aftermath of his record-tying, wire-to-wire victory, the enormity of Jordan Spieth's accomplishment was a little beyond comprehension.

Lone star hero

By David Westin on April 13, 2015 - 12:03 am
On the 20th anniversary of the last Texan - Ben Crenshaw - to win the Masters, Jordan Spieth closed with 2-under-par 70 on Sunday to win by four shots and finish at 18-under-par 270, matching Tiger Woods' 18-year-old scoring record.
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