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Vonn backs Tiger's account of missing tooth
World Cup ski champion Lindsey Vonn is backing boyfriend Tiger Woods' account of how he lost a front tooth.

Spieth, Under Armour ink 10-year contract
Under Armour ripped up the final two years of an endorsement deal it had with golfer Jordan Spieth and signed him to a new 10-year deal, which it announced Wednesday.

D. Johnson denies having cocaine problem
Dustin Johnson, who reportedly had been suspended by the PGA Tour for a positive drug test last summer but who the tour says is on a leave of absence, denied he has a cocaine problem, according to an interview with SI.com.

Kaymer collapes as Stal wins Abu Dhabi title
Gary Stal of France came from 10 shots behind to capitalize on an improbable meltdown by Martin Kaymer and win the Abu Dhabi Championship after a frantic final round Sunday.

Walker wins Sony Open by record 9 strokes
Six days after losing a tournament on Maui he felt he should have won, Jimmy Walker turned in a command performance Sunday on Oahu. He blew away the field with a 7-under 63 to win the Sony Open for the second straight year.

Dominguez wins amateur event, off to Masters
Matias Dominguez closed with a 1-under 71 on Sunday to win the inaugural Latin American Amateur Championship, earning a spot at Augusta National in April as the first player from Chile at the Masters in more than 50 years.

Every DQ'ed from Sony Open over club rule
Matt Every became the first PGA Tour player to be disqualified from an event in 2015 when he played with a non-conforming club in Friday's second round of the Sony Open.

PGA Tour: 16 players to fill advisory council
The PGA Tour announced Friday that 16 players will fill the spots on the Player Advisory Council for 2015.

McIlroy to play in PGA Tour's Honda Classic
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy will play the first stop on the PGA Tour's Florida Swing, the Honda Classic, tournament officials announced Thursday.

PGA Tour dishes out 2nd suspension for doping
Bhavik Patel has been suspended one year for violating the PGA Tour's anti-doping policy, the second player to be suspended in the six years that golf has been drug testing.

PGA takes some rowdy out of Phoenix Open
The PGA Tour already has banned the caddie races on the infamous par-3 16th hole at the Phoenix Open. Next on the taboo list: tossing items to fans in the grandstands at golf's rowdiest hole.

Reed vaults 9 spots to 14th in world rankings
Patrick Reed famously declared himself a top-5 player in the world last year after winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral. After his playoff victory Monday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, the 24-year-old isn't far off.

Reed rallies, beats Walker in Kapalua playoff
Patrick Reed never thought he had a serious chance to win at Kapalua until he stood over an 18-foot birdie putt in a playoff Monday.

Long story short: Kevin Stadler to putt lefty
Kevin Stadler has been using a long putter for the last 16 years, and that will have to change next year with the new rule that outlaws an anchored stroke used for the long putters.

Tough-luck Furyk to be honored for media help
All the times he failed to win might be one reason Jim Furyk was a winner -- at least with the media.

McIlroy on Seahawks' Lynch: 'I respect that'
Rory McIlroy feels Marshawn Lynch's pain. "I don't know ML (Marshawn Lynch) but seems like he marches to the beat of his own drum," the current world No. 1 tweeted.

Tiger planning to play Phoenix, Torrey Pines
Tiger Woods will make his 2015 debut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, a tournament he has not played since 2001.

Schwartzel fades as Sullivan wins in S. Africa
Andy Sullivan won his first European Tour title with a brilliant birdie on the first playoff hole as Charl Schwartzel let slip a five-shot overnight lead in a late collapse at the South African Open on Sunday.

Stadler pulls out of Kapalua with hand injury
Kevin Stadler has withdrawn from the Hyundai Tournament of Champions with an injury to his left hand.

Mahan's sked uncertain with baby on way
Hunter Mahan is a Californian and predictable when it comes to his PGA Tour schedule on the West Coast. He has played Torrey Pines, Pebble Beach and Riviera every year dating to 2007, a streak that probably will end this season.

USGA to bestow Nicklaus' wife with top award
Barbara Nicklaus, wife of 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus, will be the 2015 recipient of the Bob Jones Award, the United States Golf Association announced Wednesday.

Augusta No. 1 in publication's course rankings
Augusta National Golf Club has moved ahead of Pine Valley into the top spot of Golf Digest's list of America's 100 Greatest Courses.

Rory, Lewis, Langer GWAA players of year
Rory McIlroy, Stacy Lewis and Bernhard Langer were overwhelming choices for 2014 players of the year by the Golf Writers Association of America.

Rory wins McCormack Award for No. 1 ranking
Rory McIlroy won the Mark H. McCormack Award for being No. 1 the most weeks during the year in the closest race since the award began in 1998.

Noted N.J. golf instructor struck, killed by car
New York police have released the identity of a noted New Jersey golf instructor hit and killed by a car on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and they say the driver who hit him was ticketed.

PGA miscue tops Fowler's '14 of near-misses
Rickie Fowler ticked off every goal this year except winning and says in a season of near-misses he wishes he could have a mulligan on his shot on 14 in the final round of the PGA Championship.

Duval to join Golf Channel as studio analyst
David Duval is joining Golf Channel as a studio analyst for some of the biggest tournaments.

Hetherington returning to golf, but not LPGA
Eight-time LPGA Tour winner Rachel Hetherington is returning to professional golf after a four-year retirement.

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