• December 10, 2016

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Penalty to be waived for accidental ball movement on green

Golf's governing bodies have responded to Dustin Johnson's penalty at the U.S. Open by introducing a local rule that will waive the one-shot penalty if a ball moves on the putting green by accident.

Caddie dies, 1st round stopped at Dubai Ladies Masters

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A caddie was pronounced dead after collapsing during the Dubai Ladies Masters on Wednesday, forcing the suspension of the first round and shortening the tournament to 54 holes.

No. 10 Creighton looking to give Nebraska the blues _ again

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When it comes to football and politics, Nebraska is as red a state as there is. When it comes to basketball, it's a deep shade of blue, as in Creighton blue.

Thomas Bjorn appointed Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2018

Thomas Bjorn was appointed as captain of Europe's 2018 Ryder Cup team on Tuesday, a reward for his long and successful association with the event as a player and vice-captain as well as his commitment to the European Tour.

Hideki Matsuyama ends his year on a big roll

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — It started with a victory at home in the Japan Open. It ended with another trophy in the Bahamas against a short but strong field.

Matsuyama holds on to win in Bahamas for 3rd straight win

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama was only 5 when he first saw Tiger Woods, watching on videotape that 1997 Masters victory. Even sweeter was standing next to Woods in his Sunday red shirt to receive yet another trophy.

Birdies and blunders, but a healthy week for Tiger Woods

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The return of Tiger Woods was more about the big picture than any of his big numbers.

Brandon Stone wins Alfred Dunhill championship

MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Brandon Stone ran away from his challengers to win the Alfred Dunhill Championship by seven shots on Sunday for his second European Tour title.

A brief run by Tiger, and now everyone chasing Matsuyama

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods started with brief run at the lead. Hideki Matsuyama ended Saturday on his way to another victory.

Tiger avoids mistakes and posts 65 in 2nd round back

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods saved par from the dunes with a shot so good that two spectators ran over and scooped up sand for a souvenir.

Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama tied for lead in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Dustin Johnson birdied the final hole Friday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead with Hideki Matsuyama in the Hero World Challenge.

Rose withdraws from Bahamas with back injury

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods will be playing alone Friday in the Hero World Challenge.

Caffeine rush: Monster Energy to sponsor NASCAR's top series

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NASCAR announced an agreement with Monster Energy on Thursday that makes the energy drink maker the title sponsor of its top series in 2017, ending a lengthy process of finding a replacement for Sprint.

Tiger Woods returns with mixed bag and a 73

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Not only did Tiger Woods return to golf Thursday, he returned to being Tiger.

Tiger's returns from a layoff not what they used to be

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods used to have no trouble returning to golf after a long layoff.

After getting $110M deal, Cespedes wants to finish with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Having finalized a $110 million, four-year contract with the New York Mets, Yoenis Cespedes declared: "God willing, I will finish out my career with this team."

Jeter says golf most frustrating sport he's played

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Derek Jeter needed something to fill his competitive void when he retired from baseball. The New York Yankees shortstop chose golf, and just like everyone else, it's been a challenge to master.

Tiger Woods returns amid varied expectations, high interest

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Everyone is watching, everyone is curious, and Jordan Spieth had the perfect view of Tiger Woods for his return to golf.

Tiger Woods counts it a success that he's playing golf again

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — This might be one time that Tiger Woods doesn't measure success on the golf course by the score on his card.

Baylor's Jim Grobe has no plans to coach after this season

Jim Grobe came out of semiretirement to help Baylor get through a tumultuous season. After that is done, he has no plans to coach again.

Tiger and Jeter play golf, and only 1 of them is retired

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — They were voted rookie of the year 20 years ago in their respective sports and quickly piled up championships. Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter finally had a chance to play golf together Monday.

Attack best form of defense for leading Danes at World Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Denmark has vowed to go on the offensive in the final round of the World Cup, believing that to be the best strategy to protect a four-shot lead earned in Saturday's third round.

Danes dominate to take 2nd round lead at World Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen launched an astonishing sub-par blitz on Friday to power into the lead after the second round of the World Cup of Golf.

Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes wins Sea Island playoff

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Mackenzie Hughes holed an 18-foot par putt from off the green Monday morning to win the RSM Classic and become the first rookie in 20 years to go wire-to-wire for his first PGA Tour victory.