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Bubba Watson tees off on the second hole during the final round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Bubba Watson wins at Riviera for the 3rd time

- Associated Press

Watson seized control Sunday with two par putts as everyone around him was dropping shots, then pulling ahead by holing a bunker shot on the par-3 14th hole. He closed with a 2-under 69 for a two-shot victory in the Genesis Open over Kevin Na and Tony Finau, and more tears on the 18th green.

Ted Potter Jr. holds up his ball after making a birdie putt on the fourth green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Ted Potter outplays Dustin Johnson and wins Pebble Beach

- Associated Press

Potter started the final round Sunday tied with Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 player in the world for the last year. Throughout the day, Phil Mickelson and Jason Day each made a run at the 34-year-old Floridian who had 46 missed cuts and only four top 10s in his previous 83 starts on the PGA Tour. Potter beat them all.

Tiger Woods reacts after making a bogey on the first hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 in San Diego, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Tiger Woods brings back big crowds, big cheers with a 72

- Associated Press

In his first PGA Tour event in a year because of a fourth back surgery, Woods mixed a few mistakes with a few shots that looked familiar Thursday on his way to an even-par 72 in the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Dustin Johnson watches his approach shot take flight on the fourth fairway during the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Dustin Johnson powers his way to win at Kapalua

- Associated Press

A new year brought out the best in Dustin Johnson, who powered his way to an 8-under 65 and an eight-shot victory Sunday in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

FILE - In this June 17, 2017, file photo, Justin Thomas hits to the 18th green during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. His 3-wood set up an eagle and a 63, the best shot with that club this year on the PGA Tour. (AP Photo/A Charlie Riedel, File) **FILE**

Defining shots based on every club in the bag

- Associated Press

One way to look back on 2017 is through every club in the bag. The shots weren’t necessarily the best, but they helped shape the year.

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Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Column: West Coast in rearview mirror, Masters on horizon

- Associated Press

It took until the start of the Florida swing - seven tournaments - for a PGA Tour event in 2018 to not feature at least one of the top three players in the world. Not that anyone cares at the Honda Classic.

Patrick Cantlay hits his second shot on the second hole during the final round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Goosen must likely qualify to return to Shinnecock for Open

- Associated Press

Retief Goosen one-putted the last six holes to win his second U.S. Open title at Shinnecock Hills in 2004. He has not been back to the storied club on Long Island since that day, and he probably won't go back unless he qualifies.

Joe Durant shoots 63 to take Chubb Classic lead

Associated Press

Joe Durant birdied five of the last eight holes for a 9-under 63 to match Steve Stricker's Saturday finish and take the second-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions' Chubb Classic.

Patrick Cantlay drives on the 12th tee in the second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Bubba Watson takes the lead at Riviera

- Associated Press

Bubba Watson started with a 7-iron that stopped rolling 18 inches from the cup for a tap-in eagle . He chipped in for birdie. He moved the ball left and right, whatever Riviera required, and finished with a 6-under 65 for a one-shot lead Saturday in the Genesis Open.

Tiger Woods reacts to a putt that failed to drop on the eighth green during the second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Woods misses cut at Riviera and moves forward to Florida

- Associated Press

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were talking down the 17th fairway at Riviera when they stopped for a moment as McIlroy began rehearsing elements of a swing. It looked for a brief moment like an impromptu lesson.

Pavon takes 2-shot lead in Muscat

Associated Press

Less than three weeks after disqualifying himself for signing his scorecard wrongly in Dubai, Matthieu Pavon was in the headlines again but this time for leading the Oman Open at the halfway stage on Friday.