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Tiger Woods: I’ve proven I can win major after injuries

Tiger Woods

Despite not being able to play competitive golf in the past four months due to back surgery, Tiger Woods has only one thing on his mind this week at the Open Championship: winning his 15th major champion. “I’ve been in circumstances like this,” Woods said during a 30-minute news conference. “If you remember in ’08 I had knee surgery right ...

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2014 British Open tee times

Phil Mickelson

The 143rd Open Championship tee times for the first two rounds have been announced. Tiger Woods will tee off at 4:04 a.m ET on Thursday, while defending champion Phil Mickelson takes the course at 9:05 am ET. Thursday and Friday Tee times for the Top 15 players: (All times eastern)Adam Scott: 9:27 a.m., 4:26 a.m. Henrik Stenson: 4:04 a.m., 9:05 a.m.Justin Rose: 9:27 ...

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Rory McIlroy leads Scottish Open with course record 64

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy shot a course-record 7-under 64 on Thursday at Royal Aberdeen in Scotland. McIlroy rolled in six birdies in seven holes and drove the green on the 436-yard 13th hole while the group ahead was on the putting surface. “This time last year, I was trying to get the ball under control, not very confident with anything,” said McIlroy. “I feel ...

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Tom Watson gets exemption to play 2015 British Open

Tom Watson

Tom Watson will get one more chance at St. Andrews in the British Open. The R&A extended the exemption of Watson on Tuesday, allowing him to play one more time in 2015 when golf’s oldest championship returns to the Old Course at St. Andrews. Watson, 64, has The Open record for winning on five links courses – Carnoustie, Turnberry, Muirfield, Royal Troon and Royal ...

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Tiger Woods announces return to golf

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods announced on his Facebook page that he will return to competitive golf next week at the Quicken Loans National. “After a lot of therapy I have recovered well and will be supporting my foundation next week at the Quicken Loans National. I’ve just started to hit full shots but it’s time to take the next step. I will be ...

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Tiger Woods agent: He’s ‘feeling better each day and is extending his swing’

Tige

Tiger Woods has advanced from chipping and putting to hitting full shots, including driver, reports Golf Channel’s Tim Rosaforte. Tiger Woods was hitting full shots this past weekend at Medalist Golf Club, his home club in South Florida, according to Golf Channel insider Tim Rosaforte. Woods, who had been restricted to chipping and putting, is beginning to work his way through the ...

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Martin Kaymer wins U.S. Open

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Martin Kaymer won the U.S. Open on Sunday by eight shots over Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton. Kaymer of Germany won his second major championship with a 1- under 69 on Sunday.  He finished the tournament at 9-under 271. Kaymer, 29, led by at least four shots for the final 48 holes of this U.S. Open, becoming only the seventh player in 114 ...

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Report: Phil Mickelson cleared on one part of insider-trading investigation

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson was not involved in questionable stock trading shares of Clorox, reports the New York Times.   From Matthew Goldstein and Ben Protess: Phil Mickelson, the famed golfer, did not trade in the shares of Clorox just as the billionaire investor Carl C. Icahn was mounting an unsolicited takeover bid for the company in 2011, say four people briefed on the matter. Recent reports ...

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U.S. Open tee times for first two rounds

Pinehurst

The tee times and groupings for the first two rounds of the 114th U.S. Open on Thursday (June 12) and Friday (June 13) at Pinehurst No. 2. (A=amateur) All times EDT Thursday (June 12), No. 1; Friday (June (13), No. 10 6:45 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. – Daniel Berger, Brett Stegmaier, A-Cameron Wilson 6:56 a.m. / 12:41 p.m. – Marcel Siem, ...

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Phil Mickelson: ‘I have done absolutely nothing wrong’

Phil Mickelson

Five-time PGA major winner Phil Mickelson says he is cooperating with investigators over an insider-trading probe involving him, investor Carl Ichan and gambler Billy Walters. The Wall Street Journal first reported the investigation, which is being led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities & Exchange Commission, and has been going on for years.  The FBI and SEC are ...

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