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McIlroy won't play WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Rory McIlroy has informed tournament officials that he will be unable to defend his title at next week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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Inbee Park critical of qualifying rules for Rio

Inbee Park, the top-ranked player in women's golf, has criticized the qualifying criteria for next year's Olympic tournament, saying it will rule out too many of the world's top stars.

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PGA Tour player: Father missing for nine days

Billy Hurley III is playing this week's Quicken Loans National while enduring a family crisis -- his father, Willard Hurley Jr., has been missing for the past nine days.

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Family of Charlie Sifford accused of $1M theft

The son and ex-daughter-in-law of the late Charlie Sifford, a pioneer as a black golfer were indicted Tuesday on charges they stole more than $1 million from him.

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Artis rallies to claim Ladies Scottish Open victory

Australia's Rebecca Artis rallied to win the Ladies Scottish Open, shooting a 6-under 66 on Sunday in windy and rainy conditions for a two-stroke victory over Norway's Suzann Pettersen.

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Rory McIlroy to miss another event

McIlroy won't be defending his title at next week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. McIlroy, who suffered ligament damage in his ankle while playing soccer, also missed The Open.

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Tiger's military escort

Woods watches play during today's Quicken Loans National pro-am, accompanied by a group of military member caddies. The tournament benefits Woods' foundation, as well as the armed forces.


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Justin Rose says he has no inside info on Rory's return, but "I think we'll see him at the FedEx Cup and hopefully at the PGA, as well."

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Rory now missing 2 big title defenses, Open and WGC. Holding out hope for PGA in 2 weeks at Whistling Straits -- where he contended in '10

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Rory McIlroy: “Unfortunately, I will not be defending my title. I look forward to returning to Firestone in 2016.”

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Breaking: Rory McIlroy officially OUT for next week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Have to believe that puts the PGA in jeopardy, too.

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This week's Quicken Loans National features two players in top-10 (Rose, Fowler) and just three others in top-50 (Walker, Woodland, Haas).

Michelle Wie's office > yours

Wie is in Scotland, practicing for the Women's British Open. We're not sure we'd be able to focus on our putting, though -- check out that view.