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Arnold Palmer gives the thumbs up as he signs autographs before the second round of the Champions Tour's 3M Championship golf tournament at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minn., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)

Arnold Palmer has pacemaker implanted to correct heartbeat

Associated Press

According to his website, Palmer had successful surgery Monday at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. The 84-year-old Palmer was to remain in the hospital overnight for observation. He is expected to be released on Tuesday.

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Tiger Woods removes self from Ryder Cup consideration

The Washington Times

“The U.S. team and the Ryder Cup mean too much to me not to be able to give it my best,” he said in a statement on his website. “I’ll be cheering for the U.S. team. I think we have an outstanding squad going into the matches.”

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds up the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Rory McIlroy ventures into Tiger territory with dominant run

- Associated Press

Anyone could see McIlroy had the gifts to be the next big thing in golf. His victory in the PGA Championship was more about grit. That might be more impressive than some of the numbers associated with his latest major.

United States Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson, right, speaks at a news conference at Valhalla Golf Club Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. At left is PGA of America president Ted Bishop. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Tom Watson: Tiger Woods still under Ryder Cup consideration

- Associated Press

Woods missed the cut by five shots at the PGA Championship, just five days after he withdrew from a World Golf Championship because of a sore back. Watson says the 14-time major champion can still bring plenty to the American team, and “I’d be a fool not to consider him.”

Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on the 12th hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Mickelson encouraged by runner-up showing at PGA Championship

- Associated Press

Mickelson was right in the middle of a riveting four-man duel Sunday, but he faded on the back nine and lost to Rory McIlroy by a single stroke. Lefty closed with a 5-under 66 for a 15-under 269, but McIlroy captured his second straight major with a par at No. 18.

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, celebrates after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Turn out the lights: McIlroy beats darkness, challengers to win PGA

- Associated Press

The tournament finished in near-darkness Sunday at Valhalla Golf Club, with the final two groups essentially morphing into a foursome as they raced to beat nightfall. A nearly two-hour rain delay set up the possibility of a Monday finish, especially if there had been a three-hole playoff.

A golf fan puts up an umbrella during a rain delay during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy finally tees off after long rain delay

- Associated Press

Play was suspended for nearly two hours Sunday, before McIlroy and all the leading players had even teed off. Workers brought out squeegees, trying furiously to push standing water off the course. Towels were used to dry the tee boxes.

Tiger Woods winces after tee shot on the sixth 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)

PGA Championship: Tiger Woods misses cut with another 74

- Associated Press

Woods was playing in only his fourth tournament since back surgery in late March, and he hasn’t been a factor in any of them. He failed to make the cut at the Quicken Loans National.

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits out of the bunker on the 12th 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/David J. Phillip)

PGA Championship: McIlroy surges to lead in soggy second round

- Associated Press

He produced superior shots with his long game. He made all the right putts Friday in a round of 4-under 67. And even with a one-shot lead over Jason Day and Jim Furyk going into the weekend, there was an ominous feeling at the final major of the year.

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Jamie Donaldson shot a 3-under 69 Friday to retain a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Czech Masters and keep alive his hopes of a spot on Europe's Ryder Cup team.

Brendon Todd tees off on the fourth hole during first-round play at The Barclays golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Paramus, NJ. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

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- Associated Press

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- Associated Press

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Associated Press

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Golfer Goff heads up USC Aiken hall class

Associated Press

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Open Golf champion Rory McIlroy smiles as he holds his Claret Jug trophy, as he is introduced to the crowd at half time during Manchester United's English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Aug. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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- Associated Press

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- Associated Press

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Golfers Tiger Woods, left, and Rory McIlroy right, sit near as television host Jimmy Fallon makes a joke during a golfing demonstration, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Kuchar healthy again after bizarre back injury

- Associated Press

Chalk this up to one of the more bizarre injuries in golf. Matt Kuchar missed the final major of the year when his back locked up on him from having to sit too long in traffic.

Squash great Hashim Khan dies Monday night

- Associated Press

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