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  1. Ariya Jutanugarn rallies past Lexi Thompson to win LPGA's Tour Championship

    Golf

    NAPLES — Lexi Thompson never had a putt so short that was potentially worth so much.

    Ariya Jutanugarn holds the trophy after winning the LPGA’s season-ending Tour Championship.
  2. Rookie Sung Hyun Park continues to roll at LPGA's Tour Championship

    Golf

    NAPLES — Golf felt so easy to Sung Hyun Park that only when she took out her card to catch up on her scores did she realize she had closed out the front nine with five straight birdies Friday at the Tour Championship.

    Park kept right on attacking.

  3. Kevin Sutherland wins Charles Schwab Cup Championship, takes Champions season title

    Golf

    PHOENIX — Kevin Sutherland finally broke through on the Champions Tour, taking the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship — and topping the yearlong competition, too.

    Kevin Sutherland shoots 66 to finish at 15-under 198 and win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and the Champions crown.
  4. Paul Goydos leads at Champions Tour's season finale

    Golf

    PHOENIX — Defending champion Paul Goydos took a one-stroke lead Saturday in the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

  5. Patrick Cantlay wins Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in playoff

    Golf

    LAS VEGAS — Patrick Cantlay won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday in a playoff for the first victory in a PGA Tour career mostly derailed by a severe back injury.

  6. J.J. Spaun, Beau Hossler tied for lead at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

    Golf

    LAS VEGAS — Beau Hossler and J.J. Spaun shared the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open lead Saturday after another breezy day at TPC Summerlin.

    “Uncomfortable” J.J. Spaun shoots 2-over 73 but is tied for the lead.
  7. J.J. Spaun takes second-round lead at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

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    LAS VEGAS — J.J. Spaun shot 6-under 65 on Friday at breezy TPC Summerlin to take the lead in the suspended second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

  8. Kim Meen-Whee leads Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

    Golf

    LAS VEGAS — Kim Meen-Whee birdied two of his final three holes for 6-under 65 and a one-stroke clubhouse lead Friday in the PGA Tour's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

  9. Berkeley Prep's Alex Ogle a talented tween on the green

    Preps

    PALM HARBOR — It all started on March 26, 2007. Alex Ogle, celebrating his second birthday, gets ready to open presents. A rectangular box from his St. Petersburg neighbors, Eric and Barb Bennett, sits on the tile floor of the family room.

    Alex Ogle, 12, of Palm Harbor is in the seventh grade but punching above his weight as a varsity golfer headed to state.
  10. Plant boys back to defend state golf crown

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    TAMPA — Battling swirling, stiff winds on the rolling hills of the Campeon golf course in Howey-in-the-Hills last year, five boys from Plant High School made some history.

    Plant’s Jackson Suber shot 72-71–143 to finish second overall as an individual while helping Plant’s boys golf team win the Class 3A state team championship a year ago.

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DREAM 18

 

Wouldn't it be great to play a course made up of the best holes from our top area courses? We gave it a shot. It's called the Dream 18. Get an up-close view through a multimedia report featuring photos and descriptions of each hole as well as audio from Times staff writer Rodney Page.