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Rory McIlroy likes his chances of snagging another major

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rory McIlroy, who is as candid in ­interviews as he is skilled on the golf course, readily admitted that his abrupt breakup with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki last May helped his golf game. “It has happened to me for the better,’’ said …


Europe retains the Ryder Cup


GLENEAGLES, Scotland — The Ryder Cup is staying in Europe. Jamie Donaldson assured Europe the 14 points it needed to keep the precious gold trophy on Sunday when he went 4 up with four holes to play against Keegan Bradley. The worst he could do …

Underdog role suits U.S. in Ryder Cup


Steve Stricker never felt more alone in front of so many people.

All he could do was watch on the 18th green two years ago at Medinah when Martin Kaymer made the best six-foot putt of his life that won the Ryder Cup for Europe. …

Golf legend Greg Norman nearly loses hand in chain saw accident


ATLATNA — Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.

Tiger Woods splits from swing coach Sean Foley


Tiger Woods announced on his website that he and swing coach Sean Foley will no longer be working together.

Rory McIlroy edges Phil Mickelson for PGA Championship


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On a day in which he started slowly while everyone else seemed to burst out of the gate, Rory McIlroy kept his composure Sunday. Fueled by a textbook eagle on the 10th hole, McIlroy shot a 32 on the back nine en …

Rory McIlroy wins PGA Championship


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever to win the PGA Championship.

On a back nine filled with as much tension as a major can provide, McIlroy emerged from a four-man battle with flawless golf to …

PGA Championship resumes after 2-hour rain delay


The PGA Championship has resumed play after a nearly two-hour rain delay.

Ryder cut: Barring miracle, Tiger Woods won’t make team


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — All week, people were asking Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson about Tiger Woods’ chances of playing on his team. Watson would love to have Woods ‘‘if he’s playing well and in good health.’’ That’s 0-for-2 if you’re keeping score at home. What’s …

How Tiger Woods became nothing major


McGRATH: Tiger Woods is no longer the favorite to win any tournament he enters. Part of his malaise is physical. Part of it is psychological.

Rain halts play early at PGA Championship


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The second round of the PGA Championship was off to a soggy start and a sudden stop Friday.

A steady rain forced officials to suspend the round after just 20 minutes because of too much water on the putting surfaces and …

Back pain knocks Woods out of Bridgestone


AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods was stricken with more back pain Sunday and withdrew after eight holes at the Bridgestone Invitational. He struggled to even take off his golf shoes before being driven away to an uncertain future. In his third tournament since returning from …

Tiger Woods will play in PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It all happened so fast. Less than 90 minutes after officials announced that Tiger Woods was at Valhalla, he was hitting balls on the range.

Shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, he teed off on No. 1 in front of a gallery that …

Tiger practicing in Valhalla ahead of PGA


Tiger Woods teed off on No. 1 in front of a gallery that probably won’t be much larger if he’s in the final group when the PGA wraps up Sunday.

Could this be the Rory McIlroy era?


LOUISVILLE, Ky.—He comes to blue-grass country galloping like a thoroughbred.

In his last two starts, Rory McIlroy has won the British Open, joining Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus by winning his third major at 25, and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to regain the No. 1 ranking …

Still unclear if Tiger will play in PGA Championship


Tiger Woods was a no-show for his press conference Tuesday morning, but it wasn’t clear if the 14-time major winner would compete in the PGA, which begins Thursday at Valhalla.