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Tiger Woods watches a chip shot to the 15th green during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Brown)

Tiger Woods on a return to golf: ‘I have no answer for that’

- Associated Press

Woods is the tournament host at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas this week, and he acknowledged that he doesn’t know when he’ll be able to play again after having two operations on his back this fall.

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FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, country music star Jake Owen, left, talks with his playing partner Jordan Spieth, right, on the third tee of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. Some see this tournament as a burden. The rounds can approach six hours because they are played in foursomes with amateurs. Spieth, who has played the last two times with Owen, says "This week, it's so unique and it's so much fun." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Justin Rose _ and Timberlake _ make a good impression

- Associated Press

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am can be a tough place for a player to make his debut because of three courses that are different except for the views along the California coast. Justin Rose managed to play Pebble Beach and Monterey Peninsula ahead of the opening round.

FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, country music star Jake Owen, left, talks with his playing partner Jordan Spieth, right, on the third tee of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. Some see this tournament as a burden. The rounds can approach six hours because they are played in foursomes with amateurs. Spieth, who has played the last two times with Owen, says "This week, it's so unique and it's so much fun." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Justin Rose has a day to remember in Pebble debut

- Associated Press

Justin Rose, a U.S. Open champion and the No. 7 player in the world, shot a 6-under 66 his first time playing Spyglass Hill and spent a gorgeous day listening to the fans call out his name. Except they weren't calling for him, and he knew it.

Golf Capsules

- Associated Press

Chez Reavie enjoyed the pure weather almost as much as watching putts go in. He opened with an 8-under 63 at Monterey Peninsula to take the lead Thursday after one round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

European Tour hails new Pace of Play policy

Associated Press

The European Tour says its new Pace of Play policy has helped reduce average round times and may result in an increased size of fields for tournaments.

FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, country music star Jake Owen, left, talks with his playing partner Jordan Spieth, right, on the third tee of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. Some see this tournament as a burden. The rounds can approach six hours because they are played in foursomes with amateurs. Spieth, who has played the last two times with Owen, says "This week, it's so unique and it's so much fun." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Love gets an earlier start on knowing Ryder Cup team

- Associated Press

The U.S. Ryder Cup team traditionally starts to take shape at the Memorial when the top players are invited to one of the cottages at Muirfield Village to be fitted for uniforms. Davis Love III wants to get an earlier start in his second stint as captain.

California court throws out caddie lawsuit against PGA Tour

- Associated Press

Caddies lost their class-action lawsuit against the PGA Tour when a federal judge in California ruled they signed a contract with the tour that requires them to wear bibs as part of their uniform and cannot claim that corporate sponsorship on the bibs makes them human billboards.

West Coast Swing can get a bad reputation for weather

- Associated Press

The first stop on the "California Coastal Swing" featured 40 mph gusts and rain that led to a Monday finish at Torrey Pines with no spectators and hardly any volunteers. And that's all it takes to revive memories of what once was referred to as the Wet Coast Swing.

FILE - This Jan. 6, 2013, file photo shows broadcast analyst Mark Rolfing talking about the wind from the 10th green before the first round at the Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament, in Kapalua, Hawaii. Five months after he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Mark Rolfing returns to his broadcasting duties for Golf Channel on Jan. 7 for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Jordan Spieth: the target inside and outside the ropes

- Associated Press

Jordan Spieth had to work his way through about 100 people who blocked his path to the first tee at Pebble Beach. They held out tournament tickets, caps, glossy photos and Masters flags for him to sign, and some asked him to stop for pictures.

Golf Glance

- Associated Press

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