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Russell Knox wins first PGA Tour title at HSBC Champions

By Doug Ferguson on November 8, 2015 - 9:17 pm
SHANGHAI - Russell Knox made an unexpected trip to Shanghai and left with a most surprising victory Sunday. Knox became the first player to win a World Golf Championship in his debut when the 30-year-old from Scotland closed with a 4-under 68 for a two-shot victory in the HSBC Champions.

Knox wins WGC

By Scott Michaux on November 8, 2015 - 3:14 pm

Justin Thomas wins CIMB Classic for first PGA Tour title

Created on November 1, 2015 - 8:53 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Justin Thomas overcame a double bogey on the 14th and some nervous moments on the final hole Sunday to win the CIMB Classic for his first PGA Tour title.

Thomas joins youth parade

By Scott Michaux on November 1, 2015 - 11:26 am
The train of rookies heading to Augusta keeps on rolling.

Gary Player turns 80

By Scott Michaux on November 1, 2015 - 9:21 am
Gary Player turned 80 Sunday and isn’t slowing down – which for him is the whole point.

Race to the Top 50 deadline to reach Masters

By Scott Michaux on October 31, 2015 - 11:45 pm
With the Masters field size sitting at even-par 72 with the additions of rookie PGA Tour winners Smylie Kaufman and Emiliano Grillo, the next major expansion approaches as the end of the year draws near.

Kaufman punches ticket to Augusta with Vegas win

By Michael Martinez on October 26, 2015 - 4:32 pm
Smylie Kaufman became the second straight rookie to win Sunday when he closed with a 10-under 61 and then waited more than two hours to see if anyone could catch him in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

Grillo's victory earns Masters invite

By Doug Ferguson on October 22, 2015 - 3:40 pm
The two lasting images of Emiliano Grillo in his PGA Tour rookie debut were both misses. And then he made the one putt he could afford to miss.

Rae's Creek wreaked havoc in '90

By John Boyette on October 12, 2015 - 12:40 am
Twenty-five years ago - Oct. 11-12, 1990 - a flood of epic proportions hit Augusta. A pair of tropical storms, Marco and Klaus, converged over the Augusta area and dumped nearly 15 inches of rain.

Jin wins Asia-Pacific Amateur, spot in 2016 Masters

By Associated Press on October 4, 2015 - 11:35 am
Third-round leader Jin Cheng of China won the Asia-Pacific Amateur championship without hitting a ball on Sunday after the fourth round was abandoned due to heavy rain and high winds at Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club.

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.
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