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Tiger Woods watches his tee shot  on the first hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Tiger Woods’ recovery focused on regaining strength in back

- Associated Press

With a season full of back troubles, Woods decided to take the rest of the year off before he returns to competition Dec. 4-7 at the Hero World Challenge. He says even though he is back to full strength physically, he still has not hit a golf ball.

This photo provided by Greg Norman shows Norman resting in a hospital bed after a chainsaw accident.  Norman posted a photo to Instagram on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014,  in which he was laying in a hospital bed with his left arm  heavily bandaged.  The Hall of Fame golfer and entrepreneur, was cutting back trees in his South Florida home when the weight of a branch pulled his left hand toward the chain saw. He said the blade hit him just below where a person would be wearing a wrist watch. He said doctors told him it missed his artery by a fraction of an inch. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Greg Norman)

Greg Norman nearly loses hand in chain saw accident

- Associated Press

Norman, the Hall of Fame golfer and entrepreneur, was cutting back trees in his South Florida home when the weight of a branch pulled his left hand toward the chain saw. He said the blade hit him just below where a person would be wearing a wrist watch.

Billy Horschel hits out of a greenside bunker on the 13th hole during the second round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament  Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

- Associated Press

Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Chris Kirk bites his club after missing a putt for birdie on the 18th hole during first round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament  Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Chris Kirk, Billy Horschel share Tour Championship lead

- Associated Press

Both players already have won FedEx Cup playoff events to earn the top two seeds going into the Tour Championship. Playing together in the last group at East Lake, they both made late birdies and were tied for the lead at 4-under 66.

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, follows his shot off the second tee in the third round of the BMW Championship golf  tournament in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Rory McIlroy focuses on big finish to season at Tour Championship

- Associated Press

McIlroy already has won a pair of majors — the British Open and PGA Championship — sandwiched around a World Golf Championship. He is back to No. 1 in the world and is assured of being there for at least the next two months. He already has wrapped up another PGA Tour money title. About the only item McIlroy doesn’t have is the FedEx Cup.

Billy Horschel jokes with members of his threesome while waiting to tee off on the third hole in the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Billy Horschel holds off Bubba Watson for BMW Championship win

- Associated Press

Horschel shot 1-under 69 on Sunday to finish at 14-under 266. He’ll head into next week’s Tour Championship ranked second in the points standings, meaning a win there will earn him the FedEx Cup and a $10 million bonus.

Chris Kirk heads for the third tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Chris Kirk refocuses after Ryder Cup snub

- Associated Press

His win over the weekend at the Deutsche Bank Championship moved him to No. 1 in the FedEx Cup, meaning he will have a clear shot at the $10 million prize and a five-year exemption.

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits a shot on the ninth hole during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

McIlroy fades in season finale, Horschel wins

- Associated Press

Rory McIlroy found his ball submerged in deep rough, next to a fence that separates the course from the driving range at East Lake. He jumped up and down, trying to see over a holly bush that obscured his view of the ninth green.

Wentworth Golf Club sold to Chinese investors

Associated Press

Wentworth Golf Club, one of Britain's most famous courses and the headquarters of the European Tour, has been sold to Chinese firm Reignwood Investments for 135 million pounds ($220 million).

Ellen Port advances in US Senior Women's Amateur

Associated Press

Two-time defending champion Ellen Port advanced to the second round of the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur on Monday at Hollywood Golf Club, beating Kimberly Briele 6 and 4.

Ryan Williams wins PGA Tour Canada finale

Associated Press

Ryan Williams won PGA Tour Canada's season-ending Tour Championship on Sunday, and Joel Dahmen took the money title to top the five Web.com Tour qualifiers.

Justin Thomas wins Web.com Tour finals event

Associated Press

Justin Thomas won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title, beating Richard Sterne with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Karrie Webb of Australia watches the flight of her ball on the 14th hole during the third round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Hyo-Joo Kim wins Evian Masters major at 19

- Associated Press

Going up against a seven-time major winner more than twice her age, it was teenager Hyo-Joo Kim who showed the calm nerves of a veteran.

Port shares lead in US Senior Women's Amateur

Associated Press

Two-time defending champion Ellen Port and Brenda Pictor shared the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur qualifying lead at even-par 73 on Saturday at Hollywood Golf Club.

Hyo Joo Kim of South Korea watches the flight of her ball on the second hole during the third round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Kim leads Webb by 1 shot at Evian after 3 rounds

- Associated Press

South Korean teenager Hyo-Joo Kim emerged from a third round riddled with errors by contenders to lead the Evian Championship by a stroke on Saturday and in sight of her first major.