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‘Top 5’ Label Sure to Follow Patrick Reed

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 23:22 Wednesday, 19 March 2014 23:19

Patrick Reed

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

ORLANDO, Florida — To listen to Patrick Reed after he won at Doral is to be reminded of the famous exchange at the 1989 Ryder Cup.

U.S. captain Raymond Floyd borrowed a line from Ben Hogan two decades earlier when he introduced his team as the "best 12 players in the world." That worked in 1967 when Hogan's team produced what remains the biggest blowout in history. On this occasion, it prompted a memorable reply from European captain Tony Jacklin.

"Does that make Seve Ballesteros the 13th best?"



Woods Withdraws from Arnold Palmer Invitational Due to Back Pain

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 00:01 Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:52

Tiger Woods

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

ORLANDO, Florida — Tiger Woods withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Tuesday because of persistent pain in his back, creating even more uncertainty for golf's No. 1 player with the Masters only three weeks away.

And that's if Woods can even play in the Masters.

"I personally called Arnold today to tell him that, sadly, I won't be able to play in his tournament this year," Woods said on his website.

"I would like to express my regrets to the Orlando fans, the volunteers, the tournament staff, and the sponsors for having to miss the event. Unfortunately, my back spasms and the pain haven't subsided."



Jay Monahan is PGA Tour’s Deputy Commissioner

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:01 Tuesday, 18 March 2014 22:32

Jay Monahan

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

ORLANDO, Florida — Jay Monahan was promoted to deputy commissioner of the PGA Tour, the first indication of a possible successor to Tim Finchem.

Finchem was the last person to hold that position until he was appointed PGA Tour commissioner in 1994.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 22:23 Tuesday, 18 March 2014 21:54

Arnold Palmer Invitational

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Site: Orlando, Fla.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Bay Hill Club and Lodge (7,419 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.



Senden Scratches 7-Year Itch; DeLaet, Hearn T8th

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 March 2014 22:07 Sunday, 16 March 2014 21:55

Valspar Championship winner

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

PALM HARBOR, Florida — More than seven years without a victory. A trip to Augusta National riding on the outcome. A three-way tie for the lead going into a daunting three-hole closing stretch called "The Snake Pit" on the Copperhead course of Innisbrook.

John Senden was trying to keep his mind off all of that Sunday in the Valspar Championship.

The finish will be hard for him to forget.



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