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John Daly, left, high fives with teammate Phil  Mickelson after Mickelson birdied the third hole to put their team up against Tiger Woods and Hank Kuehne at the Battle At the Bridges Monday Aug. 2, 2004 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

John Daly: Woods or Mickelson should captain 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team

Associated Press

“Phil Mickelson should be the next captain and play at Hazeltine. Phil seems to thrive on Ryder Cup competition, does well when he plays. He knows everything about the Ryder Cup, so maybe it should be him or Tiger who should be the next captain. We’ve had playing captains over the years, so why not in 2016?”

Bubba Watson of the U.S. celebrates after making an eagle from a bunker on the 18th hole during the final round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2014. Watson captured his first World Golf Championship. (AP Photo)

Bubba Watson takes Shanghai title after frenzied finish

- Associated Press

Watson closed with a 2-under 70, a score that doesn’t even begin to describe his wild ride — an eagle, birdie, par, bogey and double bogey filled his scorecard over the last five holes.

FILE - PGA of America President Ted Bishop speaks next to the Presidents Cup trophy at a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco, in this July 2, 2014 file photo. The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening Oct. 23, 2014 for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Ted Bishop resigns as PGA president

- Associated Press

Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.

US team captain Tom Watson attends a press conference after Europe won the 2014 Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Tom Watson takes blame for U.S. Ryder Cup loss

- Associated Press

“I regret that my words may have made the players feel that I didn’t appreciate their commitment and dedication to winning the Ryder Cup,” Watson said in a statement issued Saturday through the PGA of America. “My intentions throughout my term as captain were both to inspire and to be honest.”

Europe’s Rory McIlroy celebrates winning his match against Rickie Fowler of the US on the 14th hole during the singles match on the final day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Ryder Cup remains in Europe as U.S. falls again

- Associated Press

The result in the record book was Europe 16½, United States 11½. It’s an old story for the Americans. Europe won for third straight time, and now has won eight of the last 10.

Europe's Thomas Bjorn congratulates  Justin Rose on winning the hole and halving the match on the 18th green at the  end of  the foursomes match on the second day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Ryder Cup: U.S. will need miracle of its own to overcome Europe edge

- Associated Press

Justin Rose capped off a remarkable Saturday for himself and his team. His 6-foot putt on the 18th hole at Gleneagles was enough to give Rose and Martin Kaymer a half-point, giving Europe a 10-6 advantage and leaving it on the cusp of another Ryder Cup victory.

Jordan Spieth of the US celebrates putting out to win the 10th hole during the fourball match on the second day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Ryder Cup: U.S. closes deficit on Europe with fourballs wins

- Associated Press

After Europe’s advantage stretched to 6-3, the Americans surged back. Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan beat Lee Westwood and Jamie Donaldson 4 and 3. Rookies Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed took down Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer 5 and 3.

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Janzen leads Pebble Beach Invitational

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Lee Janzen shot a 4-under 68 on Friday at Pebble Beach for a two-stroke lead over Andrew Putnam after two rounds of the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.

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Granada leads tournament, Lewis closer to bonus

- Associated Press

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Stenson leads McIlroy by 2 at European Tour finale

- Associated Press

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Scott stays in contention at Australian Masters

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Scott opens with 1-over 73 at Australian Masters

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Finau shoots 63 for Callaway Invitational lead

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off at the 16th hole during the first day of The DP World Tour Championship, held at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday,  Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen Hindley)

McIlroy returns to take 1st round lead in Dubai

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Scott begins defense of Australian Masters title

- Associated Press

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