DOUG FERGUSON

Marcus Fraser lead a day of firsts for Olympic golf

RIO DE JANEIRO - On a day of firsts for Olympic golf, Marcus Fraser of Australia had the one that mattered - the first-round lead. Read more

On cusp of history, Mickelson shoots 63 at British Open

TROON, Scotland - Phil Mickelson pointed his putter toward the hole and was ready to step right into major championship history Thursday in the British Open. Instead, he endured another dose of heartache. All because of a 63. Read more

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Nothing is good enough for Jason Day. He won The Players Championship for his seventh victory in the last 10 months, and all he could talk about was winning more. He is No. Read more

Nicklaus talks six toughest shots at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Augusta National has a mystique as the only major championship played on the same golf course every year. That doesn't mean there are any mysteries to playing well. Just ask six-time Masters champion Jack Nicklaus. Read more

A new year on the PGA Tour raises 5 questions

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Jordan Spieth spent the first official practice day of the new year in good company. Read more

Woods opens up on failed marriage, future in golf

NASSAU, Bahamas - Tiger Woods says he has a "fantastic" relationship with his ex-wife and he has taken steps to explain to his two children what happened to their marriage. Read more

Kisner leads at Sea Island; Loves end even

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Davis Love III and Davis Love IV did everything together Thursday at Sea Island. They have the same pre-shot routine, a full practice swing before setting up over the ball. Read more

Day shows major mettle, wins title

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - Given a third straight chance to finally win a major, Jason Day promised a fight to the finish in the PGA Championship. Turns out the biggest fight was to hold back the tears. Read more

Lowry introduces himself on world stage with Bridgestone win

AKRON, Ohio - Shane Lowry remained somewhat of a mystery to the golf audience outside Ireland and parts of Europe. He won the Irish Open as an amateur in 2009, and he picked up his first win as a pro three years later in Portugal. Read more

Lowry wins Bridgestone for a world title

AKRON, Ohio — Shane Lowry began daydreaming Sunday morning about lifting the Bridgestone Invitational trophy on the 18th green,... Read more

Little guarantee Spieth will ever get another chance

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - The odds of a Grand Slam already were long simply because no one had ever swept the four professional majors in one year. If that's the best measure, this sobering piece of history might make Jordan Spieth feel even worse. Read more

Johnson wins at St. Andrews, stops Spieth's Grand Slam

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers. Read more

An early start on a major test at St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Tiger Woods and James Hahn were about 75 feet apart on the same green Sunday at St. Andrews. They just weren't on the same hole. Read more

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