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Tiger Woods says medication, not alcohol, led to DUI arrest

BY DOUG FERGUSON Players arriving for a tournament this week at Muirfield Village might notice a framed picture of Tiger Woods with a resplendent smile and bright red shirt. He’s posed there with the trophy, an image that embodies the excitement he once brought to golf. A far different photo emerged Monday, this one from the Palm Beach County jail in Florida after Woods was arrested on a DUI charge. Sullen, lifeless eyes. Thinning hair mussed at the top. Scraggly facial hair. A white T-shirt. In another stunning development for a player who became one of the dominant figures...

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Spieth piling up wins at rate not seen since Tiger Woods

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Winning has come so quickly for Jordan Spieth that even at age 23, he wondered if he took it for granted. He got some perspective from a victory Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am that was dull as it was dominant. Few walks up the 18th hole are more enjoyable than Pebble Beach, especially with the sun gleaming off the Pacific and the sound of waves on the shore. It’s even better with a four-shot lead, with nothing left to do but hoist the trophy. Spieth’s four-shot victory after closing with a 2-under...

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Tiger Woods withdraws from the Dubai Desert Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tiger Woods withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday with back spasms after shooting an opening-round 77 a day earlier, marking another frustrating start to his return to golf from a lengthy injury layoff. Woods’ manager, Mark Steinberg, said Woods had back spasms on Thursday night after dinner. "Tiger Woods went into a spasm in his lower back fairly late last night … got treatment done early this morning for 3 1-2 hours, but can’t get it out," Steinberg said. "He says it’s not the nerve, but back spasm, and he can’t...

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Oakmont among courses defined by major champions

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — One measure of a great golf course is the quality of its champions. In the 11 professional majors that Oakmont hosted, the only one who stood out was Sam Parks Jr. at the 1935 U.S. Open. He was a club pro from nearby South Hills and never really did much else. That’s why it was such a big deal to the club when Angel Cabrera, who won his first major at Oakmont in the 2007 U.S. Open by one shot over Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk, added a green jacket from the Masters two years...

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