Golf

4:11 PM ET Associated Press PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Two-time champion Ernie Els has been given a special exemption to the U.S. Open for the second straight year. Els is the first player since Hale Irwin in 2002 and 2003 to receive special exemptions in consecutive years. Irwin is a three-time U.S. Open champion. Els
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3:55 PM ET John Peterson, a former NCAA champion who retired from professional golf last year at age 30, has changed his mind, in part due to Tiger Woods‘ “inspiring” victory at the Masters. Peterson, who was a three-time All-American at LSU and won the 2011 NCAA individual title, had toyed with retirement from the
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7:36 PM ET Associated Press Captain Tiger Woods and part of his U.S. team can expect to be bleary-eyed at the Presidents Cup this year. Woods announced Tuesday that his Hero World Challenge will return to the Bahamas in December and end on Saturday (Dec. 7) instead of Sunday to give him and some of
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5:07 PM ET Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. — Four members of a Texas family are facing federal charges in what prosecutors say was a scheme that used stolen identities to get tickets to the Masters golf tournament, then resell those tickets at a healthy profit. Documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Augusta charged
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7:53 PM ET Associated Press HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — C.T. Pan watched the Masters last week with his wife, and sometimes caddie, Yingchun Lin, thrilled by Tiger Woods‘ stirring victory at Augusta National. His wife, Pan recalled, told him point blank, “Hey, I’m not patient, so you better get me (to Augusta) as soon
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9:13 AM ET Associated Press DULUTH, Ga. — Scott McCarron completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Mitsubishi Electric Classic on Sunday for his third victory at TPC Sugarloaf. The winner of the PGA Tour defunct BellSouth Classic at the course in 1997 and 2001, McCarron closed with a 1-under 72 for a two-stroke victory over
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11:55 PM ET Associated Press KAPOLEI, Hawaii — Brooke Henderson successfully defended her Lotte Championship title Saturday to tie Sandra Post’s record for LPGA Tour victories by a Canadian with eight. The 21-year-old Henderson closed with a 2-under 70 at breezy Ko Olina Golf Club for a four-stroke victory over Eun-Hee Ji. Henderson rebounded from
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7:14 PM ET Associated Press HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Top-ranked Dustin Johnson shot a 3-under 68 on Saturday to move past Shane Lowry for a one-stroke lead after three rounds in the RBC Heritage. The top-ranked Johnson, a South Carolina native who had not played his home state’s only PGA Tour stop for nine
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