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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Gary Player jokes with spectators after hitting a tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the Father Son Challenge golf tournament in Orlando, Fla. President Donald Trump is honoring a pair of retired pro golfers with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The White House says Annika Sörenstam and Player will receive the honors during a White House ceremony on March 23. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
March 06, 2020 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is honoring a pair of retired pro golfers with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the president can give a civilian. Annika Sörenstam and Gary Player will receive the medal during a White House ceremony on March 23, the White House...
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Tiger Woods hits out of a greenside bunker on the 17th hole during the final round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
March 06, 2020 - 3:36 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The strongest field of the year at The Players Championship will be without the biggest draw in golf. Tiger Woods isn't playing. Woods will miss The Players Championship for the first time when not recovering from any of his nine surgeries. His agent, Mark Steinberg at Excel...
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Scott Piercy tosses his ball after missing his birdie putt on the 16th green during the first round of the Sony Open PGA Tour golf event, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 05, 2020 - 4:34 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Four-time PGA Tour winner Scott Piercy lost two endorsement deals Thursday for sharing a homophobic meme poking fun at Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and referencing far-right conspiracy theory QAnon. Piercy this week shared a meme on Instagram on the news...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the ninth hole during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 05, 2020 - 4:22 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The leading two players at Bay Hill are no surprise, even if they have next to nothing in common. Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 player in the world who hasn't finished out of the top 10 in any tournament since September, shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday morning in the Arnold Palmer...
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Dustin Johnson hits his second shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
March 02, 2020 - 2:35 pm
On the fence about the Olympics at the start of the year, Dustin Johnson decided he won't be going. Johnson's manager said in a text message Monday that the FedEx Cup playoffs hold as much importance to Johnson as chasing a gold medal in Tokyo this summer. “I feel certain he would choose otherwise...
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Sungjae Im of South Korea kisses the trophy after winning the Honda Classic golf tournament, Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 01, 2020 - 4:01 pm
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Moments after getting his first career PGA Tour win, Sungjae Im took a moment to reflect on what it means. Not for himself — for his homeland. The 21-year-old South Korean started fast and finished stronger Sunday, winning The Honda Classic by one shot over Mackenzie...
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Tommy Fleetwood of England hits from the second tee during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 29, 2020 - 3:17 pm
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood has won in Scotland, England, the United Arab Emirates, France, South Africa, even Kazakhstan. Victory in the U.S. hasn’t happened yet. The Englishman is in position to change that Sunday. Fleetwood birdied four of his final six holes on the way to a...
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CORRECTS DATE. Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg prepares to play during the opening round of the New Zealand Golf Open in Queenstown, New Zealand, Thursday, Feb. 2Y, 2020. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)
February 27, 2020 - 10:55 pm
QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP) — LPGA major winner Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden has missed the cut at the New Zealand Golf Open after becoming the first woman to play in the 101-year-old men's professional tournament. Lindberg shot 1-over 73 Friday to follow her first round 9-over par 80, finishing in...
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Rickie Fowler walks on the 17th green during the Pro-Am of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. PGA National's signature test is a three-hole span on the back called "The Bear Trap," named for Jack Nicklaus and touted as one of the most demanding stretches in all of golf. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 26, 2020 - 12:25 pm
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — PGA National’s signature test is a three-hole span on the back nine called “The Bear Trap,” named for Jack Nicklaus and touted as one of the most demanding stretches in all of golf. The par-3 15th, with water down the right side. The par-4 16th, with the approach...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Cristie Kerr reacts to her approach shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Kerr will be part of Golf Channel's broadcast team at the Honda Classic this week. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
February 25, 2020 - 11:47 am
Cristie Kerr returns to action this week on the golf course without her clubs: Golf Channel is using the 20-time LPGA Tour winner for the Honda Classic. This is more dipping toes in the water instead of a plunge. “I struck up a friendship with Golf Channel recently thinking that I'm going to get...
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