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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 08:29 Tuesday, 19 May 2015 07:58

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CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL

Site: Fort Worth, Texas

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Colonial Country Club (7,204 yards, par 70).

Purse: $6.5 million. Winner's share: $1.17 million.

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McIlroy Finishes at 21-Under, Wins Wells Fargo Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 May 2015 22:19 Sunday, 17 May 2015 21:57

Rory McIlroyCanadian Press

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Steve Reed/AP) — Rory McIlroy was more methodical than electrifying during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

It was still effective.

Always in control, the top-ranked McIlroy became the first two-time winner in the Wells Fargo Championship with a seven-shot victory over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers.

McIlory closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 21-under 267, shattering the tournament record by five strokes. He entered the day with a four-stroke lead over Simpson after a course-record 61.

“Everything is firing on all cylinders for me,” McIlroy said.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 01:05 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:49

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WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Charlotte, North Carolina.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Quail Hollow Club (7,562 yards, par 72).

Purse: $7.1 million. Winner's share: $1,278,000

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Fowler’s Game Catching Up to the Quality of the Person

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:43 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:30

Rickie FowlerCanadian Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Rickie Fowler walked into a restaurant wearing a beanie pulled down over his ears. The look was not unusual for someone his age.

It was the location. He was in the tropical warmth of Hawaii.

All eyes were on him — especially the young people — when he removed his cap and all that hair spilled out. After dinner, he stopped by to chat with a PGA Tour rules official and was introduced to the others at the table, including a teenage girl. Too shy to ask for a photo, the girl tweeted about her chance meeting. Moments later, her eyes widened as she stared at her phone.

Fowler had replied to her tweet.

He had another fan for life. There are countless others.

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Golf’s New Guard: Fowler’s Win Bolsters PGA Tour’s Future

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 22:08 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 21:49

Rickie FowlerCanadian Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods walked off the 18th green in his Sunday red shirt before players in the final few groups even sat down for lunch.

This constitutes progress for Woods.

And for golf.

Never mind that only four other players had a worse score than Woods in The Players Championship. It was the first time in 18 months that Woods completed 72 holes in consecutive starts, and only the sixth time during that period that he was even seen in his red shirt.

So how is this progress for golf?

Because there was a time that when Woods left the golf course, the majority of fans left with him.

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