Tiger Woods reacts to a missed birdie putt on the 11th green during the first round of the Hero World Challenge at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club on December 4, 2014 in Windermere, Florida. (credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

A Flubbed Start For Tiger Woods

Starting with the click of a camera before he could even hit his opening tee shot, Tiger Woods received a rude reminder of what his golf has been like during a lost year due to back troubles.

12/05/2014

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Another Restart For Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has more comebacks than top 10s this year in golf. He makes his second return to competition Thursday in his Hero World Challenge at Isleworth.

12/04/2014

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Golfer Nicklaus To Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Golfing great Jack Nicklaus will receive Congress’ highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal.

12/02/2014

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Woods Returns With An Eye To The Past

Woods is playing in his Hero World Challenge, which starts Thursday in his old neighborhood of Isleworth. It will be his first competition since he missed the cut on Aug. 9 at the PGA Championship

12/02/2014

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Ryder Cup Players Get Back To 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.

10/10/2014

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James Estimated To Overtake Woods In Brand Value

Woods had topped athletes on Forbes’ Fab 40 list each year since 2007, but the magazine believes LeBron James now has the top brand value.

10/07/2014

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Bush Hosts 4th Annual Warrior Open

Former President George W. Bush is in Las Colinas on Wednesday to host his fourth annual golf tournament for military members who were wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan.

10/02/2014

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McIlroy Wins PGA Tour Player Of The Year

McIlroy hit his stride in the summer and won the British Open and the PGA Championship, with a World Golf Championship in between. Those three straight wins catapulted him to No. 1 in the world.

10/01/2014

ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at the Gleneagles Hotel on September 23, 2014 in Auchterarder, Scotland. (credit: Getty Images)

North Texan Jordan Spieth Back On Familiar Ground At Ryder Cup

When Jordan Spieth helped the United States win the Junior Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in 2010, he knew he’d have little chance to play in the real thing on the same course four years later.

09/23/2014

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McIlroy Named PGA Player Of The Year

Rory McIlroy is the Vardon Trophy winner and the PGA of America’s player of the year for the second time. The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland also won the honors in 2012.

09/17/2014

HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Erik Compton of the United States hits his tee shot on the fifth hole during the first round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 17, 2014 in Hoylake, England.

My Favorite Course: Erik Compton

Professional golfer Erik Compton talks about his golf game and experiences on and off the golf course.

09/16/2014

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Woods Says His Strength Back, But Not Swing

Woods said Monday his strength has returned from “busting my butt in the gym pretty hard” and he is on schedule to resume competition in December.

09/15/2014