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JB Holmes pips faltering Justin Thomas to Genesis open title

JB Holmes ended a brutal final day of the Genesis Open as a PGA Tour winner for the fifth time after clinching a one-shot win over Justin Thomas at Riviera. Final leaderboard Genesis Open With the best part of two rounds to complete on Sunday, victory looked to be Thomas’ for the taking when he […]

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Golf: Woods closes second round with clutch birdie

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Tiger Woods was confident his one-under par total would make the cut with half the field still to complete the second round on Saturday (Feb 16) at the rain-hit Genesis Open. Tournament host Woods played the last six holes of his second round in chilly early morning weather at Riviera Country […]

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Explaining Tiger Woods’ odd, winless history at Riviera

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Tiger Woods returns this week to Riviera Country Club, site of his first PGA Tour appearance as an amateur 27 years ago and the place closest to his boyhood home in Southern California. The iconic venue also has yielded a surprising amount of frustration for the 80-time PGA Tour winner. Now […]

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Tiger in position to make cut at Genesis Open

LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods rolled in a 24-foot birdie putt on his final hole Saturday morning to turn a certain missed cut at the Genesis Open into what appears to be two more rounds at Riviera Country Club. Woods’ birdie meant he completed 36 holes at 141, 1-under par and was in a tie […]

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Golf: Adam Scott, Justin Thomas lead at rain-hit Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Australia’s Adam Scott and American Justin Thomas topped the leaderboard at 10 under on Friday (Feb 15) when darkness halted play in the second round of the weather-disrupted Genesis Open. Scott and Thomas both posted five-under 66s, and each was five under for the second round when darkness fell on another […]

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Tiger Woods continues twisted relationship with Riviera over 30 holes

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Tiger's bizarre relationship with Riviera continued Friday at the Genesis Open. There were moments of brilliance, plenty of ordinary shots and just enough ill-timed mistakes to maintain an odd inability to conquer a design he enjoys. As playing partner Justin Thomas vaulted to the Genesis Open lead along with Adam Scott […]

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Matt Kuchar addresses criticism, apologizes for paying fill-in caddie $5K

Matt Kuchar heard the boos and the criticism surrounding the low wage he payed substitute-caddie David Giral Ortiz. After his first round at the Genesis Open on Friday, Kuchar issued a statement where he apologized and said he would be making full payment of the amount Ortiz requested. Kuchar had originally paid him $5,000 following his victory […]