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Donald Trump Loses PGA Tournament to Mexico

'It is a sad day for Miami, the United States, and the game of golf'

(Newser) - It turns out Donald Trump was only sort of right. Mexicans aren't taking our jobs; they're taking our golf tournaments. The Miami Herald reports that after 54 years at Florida's Doral resort—owned by Trump since 2012—the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship is packing up its clubs... More »

Dufner Beats Furyk at PGA for 1st Major

'It was a perfect ending'

(Newser) - Equipped with a two-shot lead at the turn, and still carrying a few scars from his PGA Championship collapse two years ago, American Jason Dufner never showed signs of cracking. No one expected anything else from a player whose popularity comes from his flat-line personality. He merely waved to the... More »

Mickelson Dazzles in British Open Win

Comes from 5 strokes behind in fantastic final round

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson has won the British Open with a spectacular finish. Mickelson shot a 5-under 66 today to match the best round of the tournament and win his first claret jug. The celebration began while there were still four groups on the course. Lefty birdied four of the last six... More »

Tiger Is No. 1 for 1st Time Since 2010

Golfer wins Arnold Palmer Invitational, retakes top rank

(Newser) - Maybe it's the luck of Lindsey ? Tiger Woods is back to No. 1 in the world with a game that looks as good as it ever has. He last held the top rank in 2010. Woods tied a PGA Tour record today by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational... More »

Sergio Garcia Takes Crazy Shot —From a Tree

Because just taking a drop is entirely unexciting

(Newser) - Faced with a ball that landed in a tree, Sergio Garcia today did what pretty much no golfer would do, ever: As Business Insider reports, he climbed about eight feet up, found his balance, then hit the ball behind him with a one-handed shot that earned him a roar from... More »

14-Year-Old Heads to Masters

China's Guan Tianlang becomes youngest player to qualify

(Newser) - At next year's Masters, there's a new kid in town: China's Guan Tianlang today won the Asia-Pacific Championship at the tender age of 14, becoming the youngest golfer ever to qualify to take a swing at Augusta National, reports the AP . Guan, who's in the eighth... More »

Mickelson Surge Sets up Masters Showdown Today

Peter Hanson has 1-stroke lead going into last day of tourney

(Newser) - A thrilling birdie-battle on the back nine yesterday between crowd-favorite Phil Mickelson and little-known Swede Peter Hanson has the Masters posed for an epic final-day showdown, reports ESPN . Mickelson hit a 20-foot putt for an eagle on the 12th and an amazing shot on the 15th that had the crowds... More »

Pro Golfer: Who Needs a Coach? I Have YouTube

Y.E. Yang spends a lot of time watching video clips of other pros

(Newser) - South Korean golfer Y.E. Yang made a surprising revelation to reporters today: He split with his coach more than a year ago and replaced him with YouTube, reports AFP . "I've tried to put a lot of methodology into it," he said. "I've researched quite... More »

N. Ireland's Clarke Hangs on to Win British Open

Phil Mickelson had given chase

(Newser) - On another windy, wet and wild day at the British Open, Darren Clarke endured to win the British Open by three shots and give Northern Ireland another victory in one of golf's signature events. Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell have won the last two U.S. Opens. Now, it'... More »

Rory McIlroy Leads After Historic Round

He briefly held mark for lowest score ever at US Open

(Newser) - Rory McIlroy finally made a mistake, and even that wasn't enough to make this US Open a fair fight. For 17 holes today, McIlroy systematically dissected the monstrous layout at Congressional and put the same kind of hurt on a US Open record book that doesn't change easily.... More »

Injured Tiger Woods Will Skip US Open

Leg will keep him out for first time since 1994

(Newser) - Another rough milestone for Tiger Woods: He will miss the US Open for the first time since 1994 because his leg still hasn't healed, reports USA Today . Woods messed up his left knee at the Masters in April while hitting from an awkward spot, and he says it'... More »

End of an Era: Tiger Woods Losing Top 10 Golf Rank

It will be the first time since 1997

(Newser) - When the new world rankings in golf come out Monday, the name Tiger Woods won't crack the top 10 for the first time in 14 years, reports AP . Woods has been on a steady decline in the rankings since his scandal, and he had to drop out of his... More »

Golf's Seve Ballesteros Dead at 54

Golfer succumbs to brain cancer, 'mulligan of my life'

(Newser) - Seve Ballesteros, a five-time major champion whose passion and gift for imaginative shot-making invigorated European golf and the Ryder Cup, has died from complications of a cancerous brain tumor. He was 54. A statement on Ballesteros' website early today said the golf great died peacefully at 2:10am local time,... More »

Guess Who? Tiger Woods Makes Run at Masters

He's only 3 strokes back heading into the weekend

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is back to making headlines the usual way: He had a terrific round of 6-under-par today at the Masters and enters the weekend tied for third place, only 3 strokes off the lead, reports ESPN . At one point, Woods strung together birdies on six of eight holes, finishing... More »

John Daly's Ex-Wife Dishes on Sex, Golf, and 16th Hole

And you thought Tiger was a golfer gone wild

(Newser) - Hell hath no fury like a golfer's wife spurned, and Sherrie Daly has a new book out giving her philandering ex more than a little hell, reports the New York Post. The fourth ex-wife of hard-drinking, chain-smoking golfer John Daly dishes on the temptations of the PGA tour, their nine-year... More »

Golf Has a New No. 1

Lee Westwood knocks Tiger out for first time since '05

(Newser) - For the first time in more than five years, Tiger Woods is no longer golf's No. 1 player. Lee Westwood of England took the top ranking today after PGA champion Martin Kaymer failed to finish among the top two at the Andalucia Masters in Spain. Woods had been No. 1... More »

Sleepy Golfer DQ'd for Missing Pro-Am Tee Time

Jim Furyk blames cellphone alarm for tardiness

(Newser) - Jim Furyk is the most newsworthy golfer of the day— sorry, Tiger —for something he didn't do: show up for his pro-am tee time. The third-ranked player's cellphone died overnight, and with it, his alarm, reports the Newark Star-Ledger . He overslept, but not by much, and was just 5... More »

Tiger Has Career's Worst Finish

Woods in danger of losing No. 1 ranking

(Newser) - Tiger Woods has never looked worse. As he has done so often on Sunday at Firestone, he doffed his cap as he walked up to the 18th green. Only this time, the world's No. 1 player wore a look of resignation. He missed yet another putt and finished with a... More »

Injured Tiger Quits Players Tourney

Drops out in apparent pain after 7th hole

(Newser) - Tiger Woods withdrew from the Players Championship today with an injury that he fears might be a bulging disk in his upper back. "I've been playing with a bad neck for about a month," Woods said. After hitting his drive well to the right on the seventh hole,... More »

Tiger Fails to Make Cut at PGA Event

After 4th-place Masters finish, Woods fires a 79

(Newser) - In his second tournament back from self-imposed exile, Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Quail Hollow Championship today, shooting a 79 to finish the first two rounds 9 over. It's just the sixth time in his pro career he has failed to advance to weekend play, the Charlotte Observer... More »

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