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Thorbjorn Olesen’s first European Tour win didn’t come without a challenge, but the Dane was up to the task at the Sicilian Open. Olesen’s final-round 69 gave him a 15-under par total, one better than hard-charging Englishman Chris Wood.

The oddsmakers liked Olesen’s chances entering the event, listing him among the favorites at 33/1. […]

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Hunter Mahan didn’t wait long to back up his WGC-Accenture Match Play victory with another big win. Mahan walked away with the Shell Houston Open title on the strength of a final-round 71 – and a bit of help from third-round leader Louis Oosthuizen – just six weeks after his WGC breakthrough.

Mahan’s second […]

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It figured that when Tiger Woods finally won another golf tournament, he’d do it in dominant fashion. And so it was at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where Woods walked away with a five-shot victory – his first since September 2009.

Driving and putting better than he has in years while displaying trademark iron accuracy, […]

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Rory who?

Clearly not content to let wunderkind Rory McIlroy go unchallenged as the world’s No. 1 golfer, Luke Donald reclaimed his crown with a playoff victory in the Transitions Championship. Donald defeated Jim Furyk, Robert Garrigus and Sang Moon-Bae with a birdie on the first hole of sudden death, ending McIlroy’s two-week run […]

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When all is said and done, Justin Rose’s victory may prove the least memorable occurrence from the 2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Of course, Rose would beg to differ. The 31-year-old Englishman captured perhaps the biggest win of his career, a one-shot triumph over Bubba Watson. But even Rose was surprised that a final-round 70 and […]

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It was only a matter of time before Rory McIlroy reached the top of the world golf rankings. Fittingly, he got there by weathering a charge from a former No. 1 looking to reclaim his crown.

McIlroy won the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with a 12-under-par total, […]

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Rory McIlroy’s ascension to golf’s throne will have to wait. America’s Hunter Mahan saw to that with a 2 and 1 victory in the final of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship on Feb. 26.

After current world No. 1 Luke Donald lost to Ernie Els in the opening round of the 64-man […]

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Bill Haas seems to have a flair for the dramatic finish. His 45-foot birdie putt in a playoff punctuated an epic finale at the Northern Trust Open, sending Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley to defeat.

Haas, who won the 2011 Tour Championship thanks to an amazing shot from a greenside pond, drained the Northern […]

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A couple of familiar patterns held form Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am: Tiger Woods continues to struggle when contending in the final round, and Phil Mickelson still has Tiger’s number in head-to-head matchups.

Playing alongside Woods, Mickelson routed his one-time nemesis – and the rest of the field – with a […]

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Rafael Cabrera-Bello upstaged Lee Westwood to win the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, closing with a 68 to beat Westwood and Stephen Gallacher by a stroke.

The victory was Cabrera-Bello’s second overall and first since 2009. And Westwood wasn’t the only star he knocked off en route to the title. Rory McIlroy entered as a […]

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