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  HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage. 
Crane and Lawrie secure spots at the Masters, Els falls short by one spot
Ben Crane had to wait until the end of the Arnold Palmer Invitational  on Sunday to make sure he was going to the Masters.
26 Mar 2012 - 12:31am - 3 Comments
Palmer taken to hospital for blood pressure, misses awards ceremony
Arnold Palmer was hospitalized Sunday afternoon because of high blood pressure from new medication, missing the trophy presentation at his tournament when Tiger Woods won for the first time in 30 months on the PGA Tour. Palmer was being kept overnight as a precaution.
25 Mar 2012 - 8:00pm - 0 Comments
Woods wins at Arnold Palmer for first PGA Tour victory in 30 months
His ball safely over the water, Tiger Woods walked toward the 18th green Sunday as he had done over the last 30 months on the PGA Tour, with one big difference. There was no mistaking that smile. "Pure joy," he said.
25 Mar 2012 - 6:42pm - 1 Comments
Woods leads by one over McDowell after third round of Arnold Palmer
One swing cost Tiger Woods a comfortable lead at Bay Hill. All that mattered to him was his name atop the leaderboard at the end of the day, leaving him one round away from winning on the PGA Tour for the first time in 30 months.
24 Mar 2012 - 6:31pm - 0 Comments
Woods shares halfway lead at Bay Hill by one over McDowell and Dufner
Tiger Woods is in a place he hasn't been in 30 months -- atop the leaderboard on the PGA Tour going into the weekend.
23 Mar 2012 - 7:02pm - 0 Comments
Woods three behind Wi and Dufner at Bay Hill after stress-free opening 69
Charlie Wi felt a lot better walking off the golf course compared with his last round. So did Tiger Woods.
22 Mar 2012 - 7:07pm - 0 Comments
Bay Hill Notebook: Palmer chides McIlroy and Donald for not playing
Arnold Palmer declared Bay Hill to be the best it has ever been in the 34-year history of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Wednesday. But he's disappointed not to have the best two players who are PGA Tour members in the field.
22 Mar 2012 - 1:01am - 0 Comments
Woods says he's healthy and ready to go, for Bay Hill and then the Masters
From the fairway on the par-5 sixth hole at Bay Hill on Wednesday, caddie Joe LaCava looked back toward the tee box in time to see Tiger Woods stop suddenly in the middle of his swing. “What’s going on?” LaCava said, peering into the sun.
22 Mar 2012 - 12:45am - 1 Comments
Notebook: Innisbrook hopes to stay on PGA Tour, in need of sponsor
Sheila Johnson, who owns Innisbrook and recently added Reunion Resort in Orlando and Hammock Beach in Palm Coast as part of her "Grand Golf Resorts" in Florida, said it was "extraordinarily important" that the PGA Tour stay at Innisbrook.
21 Mar 2012 - 1:55pm - 0 Comments
Thoughts of Masters weigh heavily on several hopeful players at Bay Hill
Ben Crane won the McGladrey Classic last fall to secure a spot at Kapalua for the Tournament of Champions. But that didn't count for the Masters, and that now weighs heavily on him.
21 Mar 2012 - 1:46pm - 0 Comments
PGA Tour makes sweeping changes to Q-School, season schedule and more
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, saying it was "time to get better," announced Tuesday sweeping changes that will end nearly 50 years of Q-School as a way to get to golf's biggest tour.
20 Mar 2012 - 7:52pm - 0 Comments
Haney portrait of Woods in book: Big picture of a player never satisfied
Tiger Woods' fascination with the Navy SEALs and how he might have incurred his leg injuries are sure to generate plenty of buzz when Hank Haney's book goes on sale next week.
19 Mar 2012 - 9:19pm - 1 Comments
Will big name win first major of 2012? Odds are against it, says Garrod
The first major of the year is fast approaching, and after recent events the bookmakers have made Rory McIlroy a firm favorite ahead of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. But before deciding where to place your bet for the Masters, here is a piece of advice. Think carefully.
19 Mar 2012 - 8:02pm - 0 Comments
Molinari facing surgery on injured left wrist in fall, has hurt for years
Edoardo Molinari, a member of the Europe's 2010 Ryder Cup-winning team, is facing surgery later this year on an injured left wrist.
19 Mar 2012 - 5:11pm - 0 Comments
Ishikawa takes special membership on PGA Tour, aims to get on full-time
Japanese star Ryo Ishikawa has decided to take special temporary membership on the PGA Tour, which allows him to accept as many sponsor exemptions as he wants for the rest of the 2012 season.
19 Mar 2012 - 4:59pm - 0 Comments
Donald wins four-way playoff at Transitions, returns to No. 1 in world
One great round. One solid swing out of the rough. One clutch birdie putt. That's what Luke Donald needed to win the Transitions Championship in a playoff and get back to No. 1 in the world.
18 Mar 2012 - 6:53pm - 0 Comments
Goosen and Furyk tied for lead after Day 3 of Transitions Championship
Retief Goosen was about ready to give up.
17 Mar 2012 - 6:28pm - 0 Comments
Woods practices well on Friday, is ready to play two events next week
Tiger Woods returned to practice Friday and declared himself ready to play next week.
16 Mar 2012 - 8:40pm - 0 Comments
Dufner cards second straight 66, takes second-round lead at Transitions
Jason Dufner and Padraig Harrington felt cautious at times for different reasons Friday in the Transitions Championship. They also had a far different outcome. Harrington was 12 shots worse than his course-record 61 in the opening round.
16 Mar 2012 - 7:51pm - 0 Comments