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Hunter Mahan hits a fairway shot on the third hole during the final round of play at The Barclays golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Paramus, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Hunter Mahan wins Barclays to secure Tour Championship spot

- Associated Press

He is the only player to never miss a playoff event. And by beating one of the strongest fields of the year, he made a strong impression on Tom Watson as a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup team.

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.

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