May 27, 2016

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Fans can’t get enough of regular-guy Jordan Spieth

Bill Plaschke The Los Angeles Times AUGUSTA, Ga. — They toast him with sweating plastic cups containing their last swallows of beer. They pump their suncreened fists while screaming his name as if they were best friends. “Jordy! Jordy! Do it, Jordy!” They give him standing ovations when he approaches the green, then cheer so Read More…

Paul Newberry: With Tiger Woods announcing he’ll miss the Masters, let’s remember just how great he was in his prime

The azaleas are blooming, the pollen is swirling and green sport coats are about to be in vogue for one whole week. Yet something is missing at this dawning of spring. Tiger Woods. On cue, he announced Friday night he won’t be playing next week at Augusta National, but that’s beside the point. It’s not Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, Dec. 2

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What has Olympic athletes concerned New AP testing finds Rio’s Olympic waters highly contaminated by sewage, even far offshore, leaving athletes at risk of illness. 2. Mayor dismisses Chicago’s police chief He says the public’s trust in Read More…

Tiger no longer burning bright; no timetable for return to golf

NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods painted a bleak picture Tuesday on when he can return to golf or even get back to doing anything more than just walking. Woods had two back surgeries in a span of 18 months followed by what he described only as another “procedure” in the same area in October. He has Read More…

The Masters: Jordan Spieth flirts with major tournament history, settles for sizzling 64 and three-shot lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth had everything go his way Thursday in the Masters, so he should have known how the shot would turn out without even asking. In the lead and in the trees, he slashed a 7-iron toward the green and started barking instructions at the golf ball until he saw it bound Read More…

Masters field has proven there are many paths to a green jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods was the exception. Ben Crenshaw was closer to the rule. Woods joined up with Crenshaw to play the back nine Wednesday on the final day of practice for a Masters that is shaping up as a mystery in many ways. They are Masters champions with multiple green jackets. What separates Read More…

Masters: After weeks of hard work, Tiger Woods confident he can contend

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods hit the ball so pure that he felt like a 14-time major champion. Before long, the swing left him and he resembled a guy who couldn’t break 80. He became so frustrated that he even threw a few clubs because of a game that had never been so maddening. This Read More…

Tiger Woods back at the Masters … and still drawing a crowd

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods arrived later than usual Monday for a Masters that is different from all the others he has played. No one was sure what to expect from him. Woods offered a quick glimpse that it could be just about anything. He hooked his tee shot so far left that it nearly Read More…

Par for the course: Tiger Woods shoots 70, still cruises to seven-shot win and eighth Bridgestone Invitational title

AKRON — They say par is a good score in a major. If that’s true next week at the PGA Championship, then Tiger Woods has already done his share of preparation. Woods played safe and smart with a big lead, parring 16 holes in an even-par 70 Sunday to coast to a seven-shot victory at Read More…

Woods withdraws from tourney

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Tiger Woods withdrew Monday from his own golf tournament, citing injuries from a car crash near his Florida home. He said he would not compete again until next year. Woods said in a statement on his Web site that his injuries prevented him from playing in the Chevron World Challenge. He Read More…