U.S. Open Men's Golf Championships

April 25, 2019 - 12:50 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — 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 won...
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Tiger Woods smiles as he wears his green jacket after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 15, 2019 - 5:50 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — No comeback by Tiger Woods was ever going to be complete without a major. Now the question becomes how many more he can win. So much appeal of that red shirt beneath a green jacket involved looking back at all Woods had to overcome to reach that moment — a Masters champion once...
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April 14, 2019 - 3:33 pm
A timeline of memorable events in Tiger Woods' career: August 1996 — Wins third straight U.S. Amateur and turns professional the following week. October 1996 — Wins the Las Vegas Invitational for his first PGA Tour victory in his fifth professional tournament. April 1997 — Wins the Masters at age...
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April 08, 2019 - 4:28 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The 87 players who are eligible and expected to play in the 83rd Masters, which starts Thursday. Players listed only in the first category for which they are eligible. MASTERS CHAMPIONS: Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Danny Willett, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Charl...
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FILE - These are file photos showing some of the golfers expected to compete in the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Shown are Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods. (AP Photo/File)
April 05, 2019 - 7:42 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A capsule look at 15 top contenders for the Masters, to be played April 11-14 (listed in predicted order of finish): RICKIE FOWLER Age: 30. Country: United States. World ranking: 8. Worldwide victories: 8. Majors: None. Masters appearances: 8. Best Masters: Runner-up in 2018...
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File-This Nov. 1, 2018, file photo shows Graeme McDowell, of Northern Ireland, watching his drive off the 12th tee during the third round of the RSM Classic golf tournament in St. Simons Island, Ga. "Getting my playing privileges was a huge goal this year. It's a goal I've never had before," McDowell said. "When you're in the top 50 in the world and you're playing WGCs and majors, it's amazing how the points and money toward your playing privileges just kind of come automatically. But all of a sudden when you're grinding, when you're asking for invites like I've been doing this year, I felt like I had this monkey on my back that I couldn't shake off." (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
April 02, 2019 - 2:37 pm
Two of the most significant shots Graeme McDowell has hit in his career were a 6-iron, for different reasons and on entirely different stages. The most famous was on the 16th hole at Celtic Manor in 2010 at Ryder Cup, which came down to the final match between McDowell and Hunter Mahan. McDowell...
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