Golf

Wes Short Jr., of Austin, Texas, celebrates winning the PGA Tour Champion's Shaw Charity Classic golf event in Calgary, Alberta, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 01, 2019 - 7:51 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Wes Short Jr. took full advantage of a fortunate bounce. Short made a short birdie putt on the final hole to win the Shaw Charity Classic by one stroke on Sunday. His second shot on the par 5, 18th hole at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club just cleared the water before...
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Rory McIlroy, right, hugs his caddy after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament and The FedEx Cup Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 25, 2019 - 3:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The crowd rushing to circle the 18th green. The steady chants. It all sounded so familiar to Rory McIlroy at East Lake, with one big difference. On Sunday, it was all for him. One year after he was an overlooked bystander as Tiger Woods celebrated the missing piece of his comeback by...
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Spectators are tended to after a lightning strike on the course left several injured during a weather delay in the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
August 24, 2019 - 10:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes...
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Brooks Koepka chips to the fourth green during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
August 23, 2019 - 5:46 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A storm delay at the Tour Championship slowed the momentum of Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas, right when they were starting to pull ahead in the chase for the $15 million FedEx Cup. The final hour Friday showed how quickly it can change — and for Rory McIlroy, why no one is holding...
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FILE - This file booking photo provided by the Story County Jail in Nevada, Iowa, shows Collin Richards. Richards, who killed a former Iowa State University golfer has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. A Story County judge pronounced the mandatory sentence on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. He'd pleaded guilty on June 14 to first-degree murder for the Sept. 17 slaying of 22-year-old Celia Barquin Arozamena. (Story County (Iowa) Jail via AP, File)
August 23, 2019 - 9:45 am
AMES, Iowa (AP) — The man who fatally stabbed a former Iowa State University golfer from Spain while she was playing a round near the school was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Collin Richards pleaded guilty on June 14 to first-degree murder in the Sept. 17...
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Xander Schauffele tees off on the second hole during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
August 22, 2019 - 4:17 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Xander Schauffele was six shots behind before he ever hit a shot Thursday in the new scoring format for the Tour Championship. His goal was to keep his head down, play good golf and see where he stood to par at the end of two days. The TV cameras following his every move on the back...
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This photo shows the West Virginia governor’s mansion on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Charleston, W.Va. A persistent lawsuit is drawing on the state constitution in an effort to force Republican Gov. Jim Justice to live at the governor’s mansion. Democratic Del. Isaac Sponaugle filed the case and accuses Justice of violating a passage in the state Constitution that says the governor “shall reside at the seat of government.” The result has been a long legal back and forth centered on the definition of the word reside. A judge requested more documents from both sides after a brief court hearing Wednesday. (AP Photo/Anthony Izaguirre)
August 21, 2019 - 6:15 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Can a governor be forced to live in the state capital? A lawsuit seeking to do just that with West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was back in court Wednesday. The Republican billionaire has drawn frequent criticism from members of both major parties for being absent from the...
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Danish golfer and Ryder Cup winner Thorbjorn Olesen, left, arrives with an unidentified woman at Uxbridge Magistrates court in London, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, after being charged with sexual assault, being drunk on an aircraft and common assault. Olesen was arrested on 29 July after returning from the WGC St Jude Invitational on a flight from Nashville to London. Police were waiting for the 29-year-old when the aircraft landed at Heathrow.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
August 21, 2019 - 9:56 am
UXBRIDGE, England (AP) — Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen is to face trial after being charged with sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft. The 29-year-old Olesen indicated he would plead not guilty to the offenses when he made a brief appearance at a magistrates' court in Uxbridge, west of...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry attends a news conference at Langston Golf Course in Washington, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, where Curry announced that he would be sponsoring men's and women's golf teams at Howard University. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 19, 2019 - 3:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — What started as an innocuous conversation during a public event has evolved into a golf partnership between NBA star Stephen Curry and Howard University. The two-time NBA MVP announced Monday that he is helping Howard re-establish a golf program. Curry is providing a donation that...
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Tiger Woods, left, greets fans as he walks to the 14th fairway after hitting his tee shot during the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 19, 2019 - 9:08 am
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — For the fifth time in the last six years, August on the PGA Tour means no more Tiger Woods for the rest of the season. Only now he's healthy. He also is the Masters champion. And that makes it a season he wouldn't trade. "Very special to win my 15th major and get my fifth...
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