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By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Golf has been looking for the next big star the past five years, and Rory McIlroy is the most obvious candidate.
With Tiger Woods out, this Masters has rare feel that most anyone can win
AUGUSTA, Ga. – One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.    Phil Mickelson. Rory McIlroy.
8 Apr 2014 - 6:53pm - 0 Comments
Jones chips in to win Houston Open playoff, makes Masters field
HUMBLE, Texas -- Matt Jones earned his first trip to the Masters with a remarkable 42-yard chip-in on the first playoff hole, outdueling Matt Kuchar on his way to winning the Houston Open on Sunday.
6 Apr 2014 - 4:21pm - 0 Comments
Kuchar shoots 68 to open up four-shot lead at Shell Houston Open
HUMBLE, Texas -- Matt Kuchar didn't have the result he had hoped for while playing in the final pairing at last week's Texas Open.
5 Apr 2014 - 4:03pm - 0 Comments
Sergio Garcia leads Shell Houston Open after tying 36-hole scoring mark
HUMBLE, Texas – Sergio Garcia surged to the top of the leaderboard by shooting a 7-under-par 65 in the second round of the Shell Houston Open on Friday.    The Spaniard's overall sco
4 Apr 2014 - 8:00pm - 0 Comments
Bill Haas and Charley Hoffman lead Houston Open, Mickelson three back
HUMBLE, Texas – Phil Mickelson is among the leaders after shooting a bogey-free 4-under par 68 in his opening round of the Shell Houston Open, showing no effects of the muscle pull that forced him to withdraw from last week's Valer
3 Apr 2014 - 8:43pm - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy believes golf is waiting to identify its next dominant player
HUMBLE, Texas – Rory McIlroy can't remember a time when men's golf has so clearly lacked a dominant figure, or figures, heading into the Masters.    Welcome to the Tiger Woods-less 2014, a year full of those hoping to con
3 Apr 2014 - 12:16am - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson set for Shell Houston Open as abdominal strain heals
HUMBLE, Texas – Phil Mickelson announced on his website Wednesday that he's recovered from a muscle strain and is ready to play in this week's Shell Houston Open.    The four-time major winner, who withdrew from last week
2 Apr 2014 - 6:11pm - 0 Comments
Complete list of Tiger Woods' injuries
A look at the injuries for Tiger Woods, who announced Tuesday he is missing the Masters for the first time in his career:    December 1994: Surgery on left knee to remove two benign tumors and scar tissue.    Dec
1 Apr 2014 - 7:27pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods has back surgery, will miss Masters, other upcoming events
Tiger Woods chose surgery to heal his ailing back over a quest for another green jacket, announcing Tuesday that he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career.    Woods said on his website that he had surgery Monday in Utah for a pinched ne
1 Apr 2014 - 7:14pm - 0 Comments
Notebook: Bubba Watson, allergies and all, becomes Bay Hill member
Bubba Watson was last seen at Bay Hill making an 11 on the par-5 sixth hole at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, posting an 83 and then withdrawing because of allergies.    That changed Tuesday.    After a brief te
1 Apr 2014 - 6:52pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods' Quicken Loans National stays at Congressional in even years
BETHESDA, Md. – Congressional Country Club members have voted to keep Tiger Woods' tournament at its golf course every other year through 2020.   The Quicken Loans National returns to Congressional on June 26-29.
31 Mar 2014 - 3:25pm - 0 Comments
Bowditch wins Valero Texas Open despite final-round 76 on windy day
SAN ANTONIO -- Steven Bowditch held on to win the Texas Open in windy conditions Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory and a spot in the Masters. The 30-year-old Australian bogeyed the par-5 18th for a 4-over 76 for a one-stroke victory.
30 Mar 2014 - 6:33pm - 0 Comments
Bowditch opens up three-shot lead; Mickelson withdraws with muscle pull
SAN ANTONIO -- Steven Bowditch opened a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Texas Open, while Phil Mickelson withdrew after 10 holes because of a pulled muscle in his right side.
29 Mar 2014 - 6:19pm - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson withdraws from Valero Texas Open with side strain
SAN ANTONIO -- Phil Mickelson withdrew from the Texas Open after pulling a muscle in his right side teeing off on his 10th hole in the third round Saturday.
29 Mar 2014 - 3:26pm - 0 Comments
Dori Carter leads Kia Classic after 36 holes, Lewis and Kerr right behind
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Dori Carter might have gotten a bit ahead of herself late in the second round of the Kia Classic.
28 Mar 2014 - 10:04pm - 0 Comments
Steven Bowditch leads Valero Texas Open, Phil Mickelson makes cut
SAN ANTONIO – Phil Mickelson made the cut on the number in the Valero Texas Open on Friday, blasting out of a greenside water hazard to 5 feet to set up a birdie on the final hole.    Mi
28 Mar 2014 - 9:50pm - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson shoots 77 in Valero Texas Open, Perez and Lee share lead
SAN ANTONIO – Long after the fog cleared at TPC San Antonio, Phil Mickelson remained shrouded in an increasingly alarming funk with the Masters two weeks away.    Mickelson shot a 5-over
27 Mar 2014 - 9:53pm - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson back at Valero Texas Open in quest to prepare for Masters
SAN ANTONIO – Phil Mickelson made his only other Valero Texas Open appearance in 1992, so long ago that the event was only his 11th professional start on the PGA Tour.    Lefty is back – to the surprise of two-time Texas Op
26 Mar 2014 - 11:35pm - 0 Comments
Francesco Molinari close to PGA Tour special membership, does he want it?
ORLANDO, Fla. – Francesco Molinari of Italy tied for fifth at Bay Hill, leaving him 39 FedExCup points away from being able to take up special temporary membership on the PGA Tour.
25 Mar 2014 - 5:27pm - 0 Comments