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Tiger, USA Win Presidents Cup

Posted: October 11, 2009 5:11 PM ; Updated: October 12, 2009 12:25 AM

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tiger Woods provided a fitting conclusion Sunday to a perfect week at the Presidents Cup, for him and an American team that remains perfect at home.

With a flop shot out of the trees to set up one last birdie, Woods won the point that clinched the cup and made him only the third player in the Presidents Cup to win all five matches.

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14-Year-Old Phenom Tied for Tournament Lead

Posted: October 02, 2009 9:45 PM ; Updated: October 03, 2009 12:47 AM

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Ninth-grader Alexis Thompson is trying to avoid getting to far ahead of herself in the Navistar LPGA Classic.

"I'm an amateur, and I'm just going to look at it and just be like, 'Whatever,''' said Thompson, tied for the second-round lead. "Because I just try to come into these and just play well. It's just good competition for me. Best in the world.''

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Tiger Cruises to Win at BMW Championships

Posted: September 13, 2009 7:10 PM ; Updated: September 13, 2009 9:30 PM

LEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Tiger Woods left the drama to everyone else at Cog Hill.

One day after his course-record 62 gave him a seven-shot lead, Woods made sure no one else had a chance Sunday in the BMW Championship. He closed with a 3-under 68 for an eight-shot victory over Jim Furyk and Marc Leishman.

It was his sixth victory of the year, and assured Woods the No. 1 ranking going into the final tournament of the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize. Woods won for the fifth time at Cog Hill, and it was his 10th career victory by at least eight shots.

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Tiger Running Away with BMW Championship

Posted: September 12, 2009 6:29 PM ; Updated: September 12, 2009 6:40 PM

LEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Tiger Woods dropped his 3-wood in disgust after his first tee shot Saturday sailed left into the bunker for another sloppy bogey. Four hours later, he finished off his best round of the year to build a seven-shot lead in the BMW Championship.

Getting better with every shot, Woods broke the course record at Cog Hill with a 9-under 62 and blew away the 68-man field in the third FedEx Cup playoff event.

He also tied the tournament record, set last year by Jim Furyk outside St. Louis at Bellerive.

"After I got past the first hole I was doing all right,'' Woods said. "It was one of those days that kind of built upon itself.''

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Yang Holds Off Tiger at PGA Championship

Posted: August 16, 2009 8:00 PM ; Updated: August 17, 2009 12:14 AM

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) -- In a year of spoilers at the majors, Y.E. Yang was the biggest of all.

He toppled the mighty Tiger Woods.

Yang became the first Asian-born player to win a major Sunday with a stunning performance in the PGA Championship, memorable as much for his clutch shots as the player he beat.

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Tiger Takes Early Lead at PGA Championship

Posted: August 13, 2009 4:19 PM ; Updated: August 13, 2009 4:26 PM

CHASKA, Minn. -- Missing the cut shouldn't be a problem for Tiger Woods at this major.

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Tiger Gets Fined for Criticizing Official

Posted: August 11, 2009 10:32 AM ; Updated: August 11, 2009 1:31 PM

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Tiger Woods will be fined by the PGA Tour for his public criticism of a rules official after winning the Bridgestone Invitational, a tour official said Monday.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the tour does not publicize fines.

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