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Topic - Rory McIlroy
Tiger Woods believes it's harder than ever to win on the PGA Tour because of the increasing depth of talent of the players.
The World Cup of Golf begins Thursday at Royal Melbourne with 25 two-man teams and eight to 10 individual golfers vying for $8 million in prize money.
The World Cup this week will offer a glimpse of what to expect when golf returns to the Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Henrik Stenson won the season-ending World Tour Championship on Sunday to become the first player to sweep the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and European Tour's Race to Dubai.
Embroiled in court cases on both sides of the Atlantic, Rory McIlroy has been visiting lawyers' offices instead of winning golf titles this year.
Phil Mickelson is starting his 2014 schedule in the desert _ not California, but Abu Dhabi.
Dustin Johnson is starting to compile the kind of numbers that are difficult to ignore.
Phil Mickelson was hard at work Wednesday morning on the practice range at Sheshan International, and not just on his golf swing. He was trying to learn a Chinese phrase, and he rehearsed it over and over to make sure he got the pronunciation just right.
Three years ago at Sheshan International, hundreds of fans wanting an autograph stood outside the clubhouse where Tiger Woods was signing his scorecard at the HSBC Champions. They excitedly began chanting in Chinese, "We want Tiger! We want Tiger!"
Joost Luiten was first alternate at the British Open, and he wasn't very happy when Peter Hanson played only five holes before he withdrew with a bad back. Hanson knew he couldn't finish the tournament. He felt he had to tee off so it would count as a start toward the minimum 15 required to remain a PGA Tour member.
Tiger Woods issued a veiled challenge to Golf Channel over a column written by analyst Brandel Chamblee that a series of rules violations by Woods amounted to cheating.
Lee Chang-woo of South Korea won the Asia-Pacific Amateur by three shots Sunday to earn a trip to the Masters in April.
Lee Chang-woo of South Korea is one round away from playing in the Masters.
The only three Americans in the 78-man field were easy to find Thursday in the BMW Masters.
Chinese teenager Dou Zecheng handled the chill and the wind for a 3-under 68 on Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the opening round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur.
"I wish I could stand here and tell you guys what's wrong and how to make it right," McIlroy said. "I don't know what you can do. You just have to try and play your way out. Sometimes I feel like I'm walking out there and I'm unconscious."