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By Doug Ferguson Associated Press HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder and sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this Open Championship was never really in doubt.
Toms quits trying for perfect, takes lead at Players by being near perfect
David Toms has gone five years without winning, and 10 years since his lone major at the 2001 PGA Championship. Now he has to fend off a host of players who have won big events a lot more recently.
13 May 2011 - 6:39pm - 0 Comments
Watney leads Players after hot start, Woods exits early with injured leg
Phil Mickelson hit a shot onto the green and it rolled into the water. Ben Crane hit a shot over an island and it wound up on dry land. Tiger Woods played the shortest tournament of his career.
12 May 2011 - 6:44pm - 0 Comments
Players Championship Notebook: Crane benefits from lucky bounces
Ben Crane plucked his ball out of the cup at the famed 17th, smiling the whole time, and then heaved it into the gallery. It certainly was a lucky souvenir. A battered and scuffed one, too.
12 May 2011 - 6:28pm - 0 Comments
Woods withdraws from Players after nine holes, future remains in doubt
Tiger Woods limped off the golf course and into a future that is murkier than ever Thursday when he withdrew with leg injuries after his worst nine holes at the Players Championship. “I’m having a hard time walking,” he said.
12 May 2011 - 10:50am - 12 Comments
Players Championship Notebook: Miller tries to come to Woods' defense
This time, Johnny Miller came to Tiger Woods’ defense. At least he tried.
11 May 2011 - 7:16pm - 0 Comments
17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is an island unto itself at Players Championship
The Players Championship has all the ingredients of the fifth-biggest tournament in golf.
11 May 2011 - 6:53pm - 0 Comments
Woods and Mickelson both admired Ballesteros' shotmaking creativity
Seve Ballesteros was considered a genius for inventing shots, usually after he found himself in trouble off the fairway. On the eve of the great Spaniard’s funeral, he was remembered by a player who could at times relate.
11 May 2011 - 12:52am - 0 Comments
Woods feeling better, but unsure how knee will hold up to full tournament
Tiger Woods heard a series of shutters from a spectator’s camera and stopped his swing at the last minute, knees flexed, club shaft parallel to the ground, holding his pose until he could regain his balance.
10 May 2011 - 6:46pm - 3 Comments
Fast-rising Italian star Manassero on fast track but with time on his side
Matteo Manassero was always looking for a game, even when he was 4. And even when Seve Ballesteros was in town.
10 May 2011 - 6:23pm - 0 Comments
Mickelson says winning Players more satisfying than being No. 1 in ranking
Phil Mickelson gave the Players Championship -- golf's richest event -- his seal of approval on Tuesday and said the absence of Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy didn’t change his view of it.
10 May 2011 - 6:18pm - 0 Comments
Harrington looks to avoid controversy regarding rules at TPC Sawgrass
Padraig Harrington must be wondering what else could possibly happen to him as he prepares for golf's richest event -- the $9.5 million Players Championship this week.
10 May 2011 - 6:15pm - 1 Comments
Clark back at Players, hoping to be able to defend title he won in 2010
Tim Clark will be at the TPC Sawgrass this week for the Players Championship, where last year he captured his first PGA Tour victory with the greatest 36-hole comeback in tournament history. Whether he plays golf remains the question.
10 May 2011 - 1:24am - 0 Comments
PGA Tour Notebook: Debate flares over which event is 'fifth major'
The European Tour sent out a news release on Lee Westwood, the No. 1 player in the world, hopeful of capturing what he considers to be the fifth major. That would be the BMW PGA Championship in England later this month, not the Players Championship, which Westwood is skipping.
9 May 2011 - 8:35pm - 0 Comments
Woods slips to eighth in rankings, Mickelson only American in top seven
Tiger Woods has dropped to eighth in the world golf rankings after being overtaken by Paul Casey of England.
9 May 2011 - 10:36am - 2 Comments
Glover wins for first time since 2009 U.S. Open, in Wells Fargo playoff
Lucas Glover figures he has played more than 100 rounds with Jonathan Byrd, from junior golf when they were teenagers to their years together at Clemson and nearly a decade on the PGA Tour.
8 May 2011 - 6:44pm - 1 Comments
Wells Fargo Notebook: Holmes' rare, off-air albatross thrills crowds
J.B. Holmes didn't see it go in. The television cameras didn't catch it, either. But the thunderous cheer around the 15th green at Quail Hollow on Saturday made it clear Holmes had one of golf's ultimate rarities: an albatross.
7 May 2011 - 9:03pm - 0 Comments
Byrd birdies his way to 54-hole lead at Wells Fargo Championship
The crowd was so big and boisterous Saturday that it made Jonathan Byrd a little uncomfortable. Seeing his name atop the leaderboard? Byrd is getting used to that.
7 May 2011 - 7:40pm - 0 Comments
Wells Fargo Notebook: McIlroy's struggles continue at Quail Hollow
Rory McIlroy's return to the PGA Tour after his final-round Masters meltdown didn't last long, guaranteeing the Wells Fargo Championship will have a new winner.
6 May 2011 - 8:53pm - 0 Comments
Perez birdies five of his last six holes to soar into lead at Wells Fargo
Pat Perez found himself in the middle of all the action for the second week in a row. At least this time, everyone wanted to talk to him about his golf.
6 May 2011 - 8:34pm - 0 Comments