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Langer Presented with Trophies for Stellar Season

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 06:24 Friday, 23 January 2015 06:16

Bernhard LangerMark Williams/PGATOUR.COM

During a ceremonial dinner to kick off this week’s Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, Bernhard Langer finally got his hands on the actual hardware for which he’d worked so hard in 2014.

Langer was presented with four trophies following a stellar year when he won five times, including two major championships. Before the final event of the year, Langer claimed the Charles Schwab Cup, the season-long, points-based competition which identifies the Champions Tour's leading player, a trophy he also won in 2010.

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Westwood Saves Man from Drowning

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 05:45 Friday, 23 January 2015 05:34

Lee WestwoodHelen Ross/PGATOUR.COM

If Colin Davies has his way, former world No. 1 Lee Westwood will finally get that elusive first major — and many more — this year.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Westwood rescued the British businessman, who has Parkinson’s Disease, when he was in danger of drowning in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Dustin Johnson Says Cocaine Not His ‘Issue’

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 20:07 Tuesday, 20 January 2015 20:02

Dustin JohnsonCanadian Press

NEW YORK, New York (AP) — Golfer Dustin Johnson says in a magazine interview that cocaine is not the reason he chose to sit out the last six months to get his life in order.

“I did not have a problem,” Johnson told Sports Illustrated when asked about cocaine. “It’s just something I’m not going to get into. I have issues. But that’s not the issue.”

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Dustin Johnson, Paulina Gretzky Welcome Baby Boy

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 18:32 Tuesday, 20 January 2015 19:29

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky

Canadian Press

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky are parents of a boy.

Johnson, an eight-time PGA Tour winner, said in a statement through his management company that their son was born Monday morning. Johnson is engaged to Gretzky, the daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky.

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Allenby Beaten, Bruised, and Stunned Over Hawaii Robbery

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 January 2015 23:00 Sunday, 18 January 2015 22:49

Robert Allenby

Canadian Press

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Doug Ferguson/AP) — His left eye bruised and swollen shut, Australian golfer Robert Allenby is still shaking over a beating and robbery that left him unable to remember anything except being dumped in a gutter near a park of homeless people.

“You think ... that happens in the movie, not real life,” Allenby told The Associated Press by phone. “I’m just happy to be alive.”

Allenby posted a photo to his private Facebook account showing a bloodied scrape on his forehead and the bridge of his nose. He said that came from being tossed from the trunk of a car. He said the bruise on his left eye must have come from being beaten in the car.

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