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McIlroy Wins PGA Tour Player of the Year

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 07:38 Wednesday, 01 October 2014 07:30


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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (Doug Ferugons/AP) — One incredible month of golf was enough for Rory McIlroy to be voted PGA Tour player of the year.

The award surprised no one. McIlroy won the award, which is a vote of PGA Tour members, for the second time in three years.

He joined Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Nick Price as the only multiple winners of the Jack Nicklaus Award since it began in 1990.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:38 Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:12

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

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Sites: St. Andrews and Carnoustie, Scotland.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Courses: St. Andrews, Old Course (7,305 yards, par 72), Carnoustie, Championship Course (7,412 yards, par 72) and Kingsbarns Golf Links (7,181 yards, par 72).

Purse: $4.8 million. Winner's Share: $800,000.



McGinley Ends Career on a Winning Note

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:56 Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:50

Paul McGinley

Canadian Press

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Paul McGinley is ready to call it a career in the Ryder Cup, and it ended on a perfect note.

McGinley made his debut in 2002 at The Belfry by holing the winning putt for Europe. His final act was captain of another formidable team, and he called all the right shots at Gleneagles as Europe sailed to its eighth win in the last 10 Ryder Cup matches.

In between, he played in two other Ryder Cups (both record wins for Europe) and was an assistant twice.



Cook Takes Title at Nature Valley First Tee Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:46 Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:43

John Cook

Canadian Press

PEBBLE BEACH, California (James Raia/AP) — John Cook won the Nature Valley First Tee Open on Sunday at Pebble Beach for his 10th Champions Tour title, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Tom Byrum.

The 56-year-old Cook birdied the par-4 13th and parred the final five holes to finish at 11-under 204 total. He won the 1981 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach for the first of his 11 PGA TOUR titles and also won the 1975 California State Amateur at the course.

Cook parred the par-5 18th, missing a 25-foot birdie try that left a tap-in for the victory.



Europe Wins Ryder Cup Again

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 00:06 Sunday, 28 September 2014 23:45


Canadian Press

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The tone was set by Rory McIlroy, the best player in the world. The winning shot came from Jamie Donaldson, a Ryder Cup rookie.

Europe added another layer to its Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday by leaving no doubt who had the best team, if not the best players. Behind two early comebacks that showed its resolve, Europe clinched the cup with four matches still on the course.

With a 16½-11½ victory, Europe kept that gold trophy for the eighth time in the last 10 tries.



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