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Dufner returns from injury at Perth International

Jason Dufner is set to return to tournament play on Thursday at the Perth International after missing nearly three months of golf in which he "totally detached" himself from the sport and didn't watch any of the Ryder Cup on television. Dufner, whose injury cost him any chance of earning ...

McIlroy to skip 2 events to focus on lawsuit

Rory McIlroy said Monday that mediation in a lawsuit with his former management company has failed, and he will skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial. McIlroy will not play the BMW Masters, which starts Oct. 30 at Lake Malaren, or ...

Ben Martin hits off the first tee during the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Ben Martin wins 1st PGA Tour title in Las Vegas

Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt to regain the lead and finished with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 68 and his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open. Martin played his final four holes at the TPC Summerlin in 4-under par, though ...

Ben Martin drives off the first tee during the third round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Ben Martin takes Las Vegas lead

Ben Martin birdied five straight holes on the back nine Saturday and finished with a 9-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Winless in 55 career starts on the PGA Tour, the 27-year-old former Clemson player matched his best score on the tour ...

Andrew Putnam putts on the third green during the second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Putnam, Knox top Las Vegas leaderboard

Andrew Putnam birdied two of the last three holes Friday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the second-round lead with Russell Knox in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Putnam is played his fourth PGA Tour event. He earned his tour card this year through the Web.com Tour. ...

Stewart Cink lines up a put on the 17th green during the first round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Stewart Cink, Martin Laird share Las Vegas lead

Stewart Cink birdied seven of the final 11 holes Thursday for a 7-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Martin Laird in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Cink had a bogey-free round at TPC Summerlin in his first start since dropping out of the FedEx Cup ...

Setting Up a Golf Prank with Flying Tempers and Stolen Drivers

Setting Up a Golf Prank with Flying Tempers and Stolen Drivers

A crazy stranger steals your friend’s clubs, then breaks them right in front of him - but it’s all in good fun. Find out how golfer Steve pulled this off and pranked his friend Josh, out on the course

Lunatic Golfer Steals Another Player’s Club and Learns a Lesson

Lunatic Golfer Steals Another Player’s Club and Learns a Lesson

Josh thinks he’s playing a regular round of golf, but he’s in for a surprise when his friend Steve decides to prank him on the course. Watch what happens when a nut job runs off with Josh’s clubs, onl

Northern Ireland's  Graeme McDowell plays a tee shot  during day one of the World Match Play Championship at The London Club, in Ash southeast England Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Nigel French/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

McDowell begins World Match Play defense with win

Defending champion Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson began the World Match Play Championship with comfortable wins on Wednesday, three weeks after teaming up as one of Europe's top pairings in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. McDowell had a 3-and-2 victory over Alexander Levy, who won the Portugal Masters on Sunday, ...

FILE - This is a Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014  file photo of Laura Davies, of England, as she blasts out of a trap on the second hole during third round of the Wegmans Championship LPGA  golf tournament  in Pittsford, N.Y.  Davies was chosen Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014  to become a member of the Golf Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)

Davies, O'Meara among 4 for Hall of Fame

Even with more than 70 wins worldwide and four major championships, Laura Davies of England never had a week like this. Davies was chosen as one of four inductees to the World Golf Hall of Fame. The announcement Wednesday came one day after she was at Buckingham Palace to receive ...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2012, file photo, USA's Phil Mickelson, left to right, Keegan Bradley, Tiger Woods and captain Davis Love III have some fun as they post for a picture at the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. The PGA of America wants to take a closer look at its Ryder Cup failures. It is creating a task force that includes Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, along with three past captains of losing American teams.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Americans try to solve Ryder Cup with task force

After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were among 11 players, captains and PGA of America officials who were appointed to the "Ryder Cup Task Force" that will ...

Kaymer takes 2-shot lead in Grand Slam in Bermuda

U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer seized control with a tap-in birdie followed by an eagle on his way to a 6-under 65 and a two-shot lead over Bubba Watson in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf on Tuesday. British Open and PGA champion Rory McIlroy fell back after a strong ...

Bae Sang-Moon of South Korea follows his drive from the 18th tee of the Silverado Resort North Course during the final round of the Frys.com PGA Tour golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Napa, Calif. Bae Sang-Moon won the tournament after shooting a 1-over-par 73 to finish at total 15-under-par. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Bae takes step toward Presidents Cup

Bae Sang-moon won the first tournament of the PGA Tour season and already is thinking about the last one. Bae all but disappeared after winning his first PGA Tour event at the Byron Nelson Championship in the spring of 2013. In his 36 starts since then, he had not registered ...

Bae Sang-Moon, of South Korea, lines up his putt on the sixth green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the final round of the Frys.com PGA Tour golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Bae wins PGA Tour opener at Silverado

Bae Sang-moon set a big goal for the new PGA Tour season. He wants to end it at home in South Korea by playing in the Presidents Cup. He couldn't have asked for a better start. Bae won the season-opening Frys.com Open on Sunday by stretching his lead to as ...

Bae Sang-moon of South Korea follows his drive from the fourth tee of the Silverado Resort North Course during the third round of the Frys.com PGA Tour golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Bae opens up a 4-shot lead at Frys.com Open

Bae Sang-moon ran off five straight birdies early in the third round Saturday at the Frys.com Open, and that was a lot of fun. His big finish was more important. Right when it looked as though Bae would be lucky to keep the lead, he closed with three big putts ...

Martin Laird of Scotland hits off the 16th fairway of the Silverado Resort North Course during the second round of the Frys.com PGA Tour golf tournament Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Napa, Calif. Laird shot 5-under-par 67 to finish at total 10-under-par. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Martin Laird takes the lead at Silverado

Martin Laird wasn't sure what to expect out of his game after a seven-week break. He hasn't found too much wrong after two rounds of the Frys.com Open. Laird bounced back from his first bogey of the new PGA Tour season by running off four straight birdies around the turn. ...

John Curran follows his approach shot up to the 17th green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the first round of the Frys.com PGA Tour golf tournament Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

For some, a seamless start to new season

In his short week at home, Hunter Mahan put in a couple of three-hour sessions on the range to make sure his game was sharp and he carried some momentum from the Ryder Cup into the season opener on the PGA Tour. Of course, that was only 10 days ago. ...

Andres Gonzales holds up his ball after making a birdie putt on the 18th green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the first round of the Frys.com PGA Tour golf tournament Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Napa, Calif. Gonzales shot a 6-under-par 66. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Ryder Cup players get back to work on PGA Tour

The new PGA Tour season felt like an old one to a trio of Ryder Cup players Thursday at the Frys.com Open. Hunter Mahan, Matt Kuchar and Jimmy Walker met on the 10th tee at Silverado. With a morning chill in the air and beautiful scenery of Napa Valley, it ...

Stacy Lewis of the United States lines up her putt on the first green during the first round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Stacy Lewis leads by 1 in LPGA's Malaysian event

Top-ranked Stacy Lewis shot a 6-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, the second event of the tour's six-tournament Asian swing. Lewis birdied the par-5 16th hole to break away from a tight leaderboard at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. ...

Westwood disappointed in US complaints of captain

Lee Westwood was disappointed to see stories from the American team room at the Ryder Cup complaining about Tom Watson as the captain, saying Wednesday those matters should be kept private and "nothing good can come of all this." Westwood has played in nine Ryder Cups, winning for the seventh ...

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