• February 19, 2017

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Johnson takes 36-hole lead at rainy Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Johnson left the Genesis Open in the twilight Saturday realizing he could be as little 24 hours away from reaching No. 1 in the world.

Jimenez leads Couples, Sutherland in Chubb Classic

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez birdied two of the last four holes Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples and Kevin Sutherland into the final round of the Chubb Classic.

Rain wipes out afternoon play at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wind, rain and the snap of a large tree limb were enough to stop play Friday in the second round of the Genesis Open.

Miguel Angel Jimenez tied for PGA Tour Champions lead

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez had a late eagle and closed with a birdie for a 7-under 65 and a share of the lead Friday in the PGA Tour Champions' Chubb Classic.

Saunders feels a connection to Palmer everywhere he goes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Saunders tried to put his thoughts down on paper, except that it wasn't working.

Sam Saunders opens 2-shot lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This is the starring role Sam Saunders prefers.

The stars are out at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gone are the days when some of golf's best players felt the PGA Tour season didn't really begin until it reached Florida.

Back spasms force Woods to withdraw from news conference

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Back spasms not only kept Tiger Woods from playing at Riviera, they forced him to withdraw from a news conference.

Daly says this club toss was more of an accident

John Daly has thrown golf clubs during fits of frustration over the course of his wild career. He says his putter going into a lake at a PGA Tour Champions event last week was not one of them.

Trump sons Eric, Donald Jr. to attend 'closed' Dubai event

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump's two sons in charge of his global business empire will attend a closed-door event this coming weekend to mark the opening of the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, organizers said Wednesday.

Day faces big challenge to stay at No. 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of Jason Day's goals at the start of the year was to stay at No. 1 for the entire calendar year. The year is not even two months old, and already he is facing his first big challenge.

No Tiger is no longer such a big problem

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods skipped his hometown tournament for the first time in 2002 to recover from remnants of a virus. That prompted a Los Angeles Times columnist to ask an annoying question to players at Riviera.

Jordan Spieth keeps pace with Tiger Woods, at least for now

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth can't seem to win a tournament without hearing six words that only raise expectations, if not hyperbole.

Jordan Spieth builds a big lead at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Amid all the celebrities Saturday at Pebble Beach, no one turned in a performance quite like Jordan Spieth.

US Masters champion Danny Willett takes lead at Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. Masters champion Danny Willett shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday at the Maybank Championship to finish the day three strokes ahead of American David Lipsky heading into Sunday's final round.

Jordan Spieth makes putts, beats fog in Pebble Beach Pro-Am

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth knew the pin position on the ninth hole at Spyglass Hill as much by memory as by sight, which was a good thing considering the fog creeping across the Monterey Peninsula on Friday.

Column: Loria tries to finish off great con in South Florida

The great con in South Florida could be nearing its payoff.

Olympic ghost town: Bills due, venues empty after Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro pulled off last year's Olympics, keeping crime at bay and fending off dire forecasts of corruption, environmental degradation, and cost overruns.

Woods pulls out of next 2 tournaments with back issues

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods pulled out of his next two tournaments because of ongoing back problems, a somber outlook for a 14-time major champion whose comeback barely lasted three tournaments before another setback.

Birdies, pars and diplomacy: Trump and Abe to play golf

TOKYO (AP) — If they stick to schedule, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump will spend more time on the fairways than at the White House.

Danish golfer, minus a caddie, leads Vic Open after 2 rounds

BARWON HEADS, Australia (AP) — Nicole Broch Larsen of Denmark, playing without a caddie, shot a 6-under 67 Friday to take a two-stroke lead after 36 holes of the Ladies European Tour's season-opening Vic Open.

Spieth not afraid to call out professional autograph seekers

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth was soaked by rain, beaten by wind and ready to begin the half-mile trek back to the Monterey Peninsula clubhouse after the horn sounded to suspend play in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

A wicked day of wind and rain at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth could barely stand up and worried his hat would fly off in the middle of his swing.

A party at Pebble, a return to Florida for Couples

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Even in gloomy weather, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is must-see TV.