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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — American golfer Paul Peterson birdied four of his last five holes to shoot a bogey-free 9-under 62 Thursday before play was suspended because of a waterlogged course in the first round of the Joburg Open.
Watch: Ryuji Imada's "routine" up and down from the side of a cliff
One of the things about playing a course like Pebble Beach is the amazing coastline views. Unfortunately, that also means the coastline is sometimes in play.
14 Feb 2015 - 9:08am - 0 Comments
Panuphol Pittayarat makes a hole in one and wins a house
Panuphol Pittayarat of Thailand missed the cut in the European Tour's True Thailand Classic on Friday, but he's going home a happy man.
13 Feb 2015 - 4:30pm - 0 Comments
PGA Tour player Mark Hubbard proposes on 18th green at Pebble Beach
  The weather at Pebble Beach was so spectacular on Thursday that it felt like spring was in the air.
12 Feb 2015 - 8:42pm - 0 Comments
Miguel Angel Jimenez dances the cha-cha after eagle hole-out
There's nobody else like the most interesting man in golf. SWORD PLAY: Jimenez wields his putter like a foil
12 Feb 2015 - 12:30pm - 0 Comments
Bubba Watson helps open Motion Analysis Lab at Phoenix Children's Hospital
  Not long after Bubba Watson won his first Masters back in 2012, he and Ping teamed up for a special promotion called ''Bubba & Friends Drive to a Million.'' To help raise funds for Phoenix-area charities,
11 Feb 2015 - 2:51pm - 0 Comments
Dean Smith loved to beat one fellow coach at golf, says Roy Williams
The world of sports was saddened over the weekend by the news of Dean Smith's passing at age 83.
9 Feb 2015 - 4:31pm - 0 Comments
The oddest things golfers lose -- and find -- on the golf course
We asked a question on Facebook this weekend: "What are some of the oddest things you've lost (or found) on the golf course?" And the responses ran the gamut. Some were somewhat expected -- clubs, headcovers, gloves, and the like.
9 Feb 2015 - 12:46pm - 0 Comments
Bryce Harper hits 340-yard drive "Happy Gilmore" style
Major League Baseball's Spring Training is just around the corner – pitchers and catchers report in just about two weeks – so a lot of baseball's best golfers are getting in some final rounds before their offseason ends.   One of those g
9 Feb 2015 - 10:16am - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods drops to 62nd in world, his lowest ranking since his first year as a professional
The latest edition of the Official World Golf Ranking came out Monday morning, and it confirmed the bad news for Tiger Woods that many expected.
9 Feb 2015 - 9:02am - 0 Comments
Golf world responds to Billy Casper's death
Billy Casper, a three-time major winner and captain of the 1979 United States Ryder Cup Team, died of a heart attack Saturday in Utah. He was 83.
8 Feb 2015 - 8:43am - 0 Comments
Eagles aplenty for three PGA Tour players at Torrey Pines
Eagles were landing everywhere at Torrey Pines during a 10-minute stretch Saturday: from bunkers, fairways and greens. No fewer than three PGA Tour pros found the bottom of the cup on two holes.
7 Feb 2015 - 5:36pm - 0 Comments
Chad Campbell makes hole-in-one Saturday at Torrey Pines
Chad Campbell had no trouble getting himself off to a tremendous start in Saturday's third round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
7 Feb 2015 - 1:41pm - 0 Comments
WATCH: Bobby Jones' swing in slow motion, from 1930
Thanks to today's technology -- and a tip of the hat to the folks at CinePost via YouTube -- we have the opportunity to view Bobby Jones' incredible golf swing in slow motion, a feat that had to have been state-of-the-art back in 1930.
7 Feb 2015 - 10:23am - 0 Comments
NBA star Steph Curry daydreams about golf during games
  Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about golf when you're at work? Me, too – and I work in golf.   You know else does that? Steph Curry, the all-star point guard for the Golden State Warriors.
6 Feb 2015 - 11:40pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods withdrawals through the years
Tiger Woods withdrew after playing 11 holes in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open on Thursday, citing back pain caused in part by a weather delay for coastal fog in La Jolla, Calif.
6 Feb 2015 - 10:13am - 0 Comments
Keegan Bradley puts Tom Brady jersey on Seahawks fan Andres Gonzales
  Keegan Bradley is a huge fan of his hometown of Boston's sports teams.
5 Feb 2015 - 10:39pm - 0 Comments
Dustin Johnson sinks 159-yard approach shot for eagle at Farmers Insurance Open
  After sitting out for the last six months to deal with what he called "personal challenges," Dustin Johnson returned to the PGA Tour today.
5 Feb 2015 - 6:05pm - 0 Comments
Lydia Ko gets tweet from Lorde congratulating her on becoming world No. 1
Now that Lydia Ko has become the youngest-ever player, male or female, to assume the No.
4 Feb 2015 - 6:21pm - 0 Comments
TaylorMade sponsors NHRA Funny Car at Winternationals
  Torrey Pines is the PGA Tour venue closest to TaylorMade's headquarters in Carlsbad, California, and if you take a look around at the Farmers Insurance Open this week, you're bound to see a lot of TaylorMade clubs.   But that&#
4 Feb 2015 - 3:37pm - 0 Comments