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  1. Meet the Tampa attorney who took charge at Augusta Monday


    AUGUSTA, Ga. — The new Chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, and with it the Masters, wears a 42-long jacket, including his green one that never leaves the premises.

    In this file photo, Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Billy Payne, center, arrives with Fred Ridley, left, and Craig Heatley at the media center to brief reporters on the Masters during practice for the 2007 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Ridley, a Tampa attorney,  replaced Payne as chairman of Augusta National. [Associated Press]
  2. Pat Perez wins PGA Tour event in Malaysia


    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — American Pat Perez won the CIMB Classic, claiming a four-shot victory over compatriot Keegan Bradley on Sunday at TPC Kuala Lumpur.

    Pat Perez celebrates his four-shot victory at the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur, his first PGA Tour title in almost a year. Perez finishes with 3-under 69.
  3. Pat Perez leads CIMB Classic


    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Pat Perez led by one stroke halfway through the CIMB Classic after shooting 7-under 65 around a four-hour rain delay Friday.

    Pat Perez shoots 7-under 65 on a rainy day to lead the CIMB Classic in Malaysia. “I don’t want sunshine,” he says.
  4. Brendan Steele wins PGA Tour's opener, Safeway Open


    NAPA, Calif. — Brendan Steele rallied to successfully defend his Safeway Open title, closing with 3-under 69 Sunday for a two-stroke victory over Tony Finau in the PGA Tour's season opener.

    Brendan Steele finishes at 15-under 273 in the season opener.
  5. PGA Tour rookie Tyler Duncan keeps lead at Safeway Open


    NAPA, Calif. — PGA Tour rookie Tyler Duncan parred the 18th hole for a scrambling 1-under 71 to maintain a one-stroke lead Saturday after three rounds of the Safeway Open.

  6. Chip-in for eagle give Tyler Duncan the lead at Safeway Open


    NAPA, Calif. — Tyler Duncan chipped in from the fringe for eagle on the par-5 18th hole Friday to take the second-round lead in the PGA Tour's season-opening Safeway Open.

  7. 18 holes or bust for Clearwater Central Catholic's golf team


    With a team of three freshmen and no seniors, Clearwater Central Catholic didn't know what to expect once last year's postseason tournaments rolled around. The Marauders advanced to the Class A state tournament at Howey-in-the-Hills, where they finished seventh in the 16-team field.

    Clearwater Central Catholic’s golf team could be a state championship contender; from left are Thomas Salanito, Davis Harrison, coach Tony Pasquine, Clark Lea, Hunter Lea and Jacob Ezell.
  8. How to improve the Presidents Cup? Bring on the women


    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — No need for the Coast Guard to respond to the SOS from the luxury liner, captained by Steve Stricker and Nick Price, that ran aground Sunday along the Hudson River, in the shadows of Lady Liberty. The Presidents Cup, a poorly constructed idea manufactured by the PGA Tour to make boatloads of …

    RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - APRIL 02:  Lexi Thompson (L) walks off the 18th green, as So Yeon Ryu of the Republic of Korea celebrates with her caddie after Ryu defeated Thompson in a playoff during the final round of the ANA Inspiration at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club on April 2, 2017 in Rancho Mirage, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) 692438007
  9. Paul Dunne holds off Rory McIlroy to win British Masters


    NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, England — Paul Dunne held off a challenge from Rory McIlroy in the final round of the British Masters on Sunday to claim his first European Tour title.

  10. Americans just one point away from winning Presidents Cup


    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The International team lost just about everything but its sense of humor.

    Phil Mickelson wins his record 25th Presidents Cup match.



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