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  • Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez plays his second shot to the fourth green on the third day of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, south west of London, on May 23, 2015
    Hole-in-one for Jimenez at Wentworth AFP News - 13 hours ago

    Miguel Angel Jimenez struck a superb hole in one to get his third round off to a flying start in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Saturday. The veteran … More »Hole-in-one for Jimenez at Wentworth

    Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez plays his second shot to the fourth green on the third day of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, south west of London, on May 23, 2015

    Miguel Angel Jimenez struck a superb hole in one to get his third round off to a flying start in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Saturday. The veteran Spaniard had the crowd on its' feet and cheering loudly as he showed his intention to play positive, attacking golf and move into contention.

  • Jimenez sets European Tour hole-in-one record Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez hit a record 10th hole-in-one on the European Tour during his third round at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth … More »Jimenez sets European Tour hole-in-one record

    VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez hit a record 10th hole-in-one on the European Tour during his third round at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Saturday.

  • Squid 'Sees' with Its Skin (No Eyes Needed) LiveScience.com - 16 hours ago

    Squid, cuttlefish and octopuses are masters of camouflage, capable of changing their skin colors and patterns in the blink of an eye. Two new studies, published this … More »Squid 'Sees' with Its Skin (No Eyes Needed)

    Squid, cuttlefish and octopuses are masters of camouflage, capable of changing their skin colors and patterns in the blink of an eye. Two new studies, published this week in the Journal of Experimental Biology, find that cephalopod skin is chock-full of light-sensing cells typically found in eyes that help them "see." …

  • Tom Lehman starts fast, takes Senior PGA Championship lead Associated Press - Sat, May 23, 2015

    FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Tom Lehman started the second round of the Senior PGA Championship on the 10th tee Friday afternoon. He might as well have started it on a launch … More »Tom Lehman starts fast, takes Senior PGA Championship lead

    FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Tom Lehman started the second round of the Senior PGA Championship on the 10th tee Friday afternoon. He might as well have started it on a launch pad.

  • Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy plays his second shot after landing in his first bunker on the 3rd fairway on the second day of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, England, on May 22, 2015
    McIlroy misses cut at Wentworth as Molinari leads AFP News - Sat, May 23, 2015

    Rory McIlroy insisted he would not be too hard on himself after crashing out of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday. With the world number one out of … More »McIlroy misses cut at Wentworth as Molinari leads

    Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy plays his second shot after landing in his first bunker on the 3rd fairway on the second day of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, England, on May 22, 2015

    Rory McIlroy insisted he would not be too hard on himself after crashing out of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday. With the world number one out of the equation Italy's Francesco Molinari takes a one-shot lead into the weekend after adding a 69 to his first round 65 for a two-round total of 134, 10-under …

  • Saxophonist Bob Belden (right) arrives at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2009
    Bob Belden, global-minded jazz saxophonist, dies at 58 AFP News - Fri, May 22, 2015

    Bob Belden, a global-minded saxophonist and arranger who brought a jazz lens to music ranging from chart-topping pop to classical Indian, has died. Belden in February … More »Bob Belden, global-minded jazz saxophonist, dies at 58

    Saxophonist Bob Belden (right) arrives at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2009

    Bob Belden, a global-minded saxophonist and arranger who brought a jazz lens to music ranging from chart-topping pop to classical Indian, has died. Belden in February became the first American musician to perform publicly in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, playing with the government's blessing amid an easing of …

  • Jordan Spieth hits a shot on the 12th tee during the first round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial Country Club on May 21, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas
    Late birdie lifts Spieth to share of Colonial lead AFP News - Fri, May 22, 2015

    Masters champion Jordan Spieth drained a 19-foot birdie at the final hole to join a four-way tie for the lead at the $6.5 million Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. … More »Late birdie lifts Spieth to share of Colonial lead

    Jordan Spieth hits a shot on the 12th tee during the first round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial Country Club on May 21, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas

    Masters champion Jordan Spieth drained a 19-foot birdie at the final hole to join a four-way tie for the lead at the $6.5 million Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Playing in front of delighted fans near his hometown of Dallas, Spieth was unfazed by the three-hour delay that pushed back the start of play, recording …

  • Jordan Spieth tips his hat to the gallery after his introduction before his tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
    Closing birdie for Spieth to share Colonial 1st-round lead Associated Press - Fri, May 22, 2015

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Masters champion Jordan Spieth got his homecoming off to a leading start with a birdie before dark. More »Closing birdie for Spieth to share Colonial 1st-round lead

    Jordan Spieth tips his hat to the gallery after his introduction before his tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Masters champion Jordan Spieth got his homecoming off to a leading start with a birdie before dark.

  • Italian golfer Francesco Molinari watches his drive from the 18th tee during the first round of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, south west of London, England, on May 21, 2015
    Molinari overshadows McIlroy with opening 65 at Wentworth AFP News - Fri, May 22, 2015

    World number one Rory McIlroy was left frustrated as Italy's Francesco Molinari headed the leader board at the end of the first day of the European PGA Championship at … More »Molinari overshadows McIlroy with opening 65 at Wentworth

    Italian golfer Francesco Molinari watches his drive from the 18th tee during the first round of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, south west of London, England, on May 21, 2015

    World number one Rory McIlroy was left frustrated as Italy's Francesco Molinari headed the leader board at the end of the first day of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Thursday. Molinari carded a seven-under par 65 with no bogeys finishing with a flourish with birdies at the 17th and 18th –- both par-5s -– …

  • World number one Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy plays out of a bunker during day one of the 2015 BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water,  England Thursday May 21, 2015. (Adam Davy/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
    McIlroy opens with 71, 6 shots off leader Molinari Associated Press - Fri, May 22, 2015

    VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Defending champion Rory McIlroy shot a 1-under 71 on Thursday, leaving him six shots behind leader Francesco Molinari at the BMW PGA Championship … More »McIlroy opens with 71, 6 shots off leader Molinari

    World number one Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy plays out of a bunker during day one of the 2015 BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water,  England Thursday May 21, 2015. (Adam Davy/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Defending champion Rory McIlroy shot a 1-under 71 on Thursday, leaving him six shots behind leader Francesco Molinari at the BMW PGA Championship after a mixed performance he blamed on mental fatigue.

  • Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy watches his drive from the 13th tee during the first round of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, south west of London, England, on May 21, 2015
    McIlroy looks to bounce back after frustrating 71 AFP News - Thu, May 21, 2015

    Rory McIlroy was kicking himself after carding a first round one-under par 71 as he started the defence of his European PGA Championship title at Wentworth on Thursday. … More »McIlroy looks to bounce back after frustrating 71

    Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy watches his drive from the 13th tee during the first round of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, south west of London, England, on May 21, 2015

    Rory McIlroy was kicking himself after carding a first round one-under par 71 as he started the defence of his European PGA Championship title at Wentworth on Thursday. The world number one was four shots off the early pace set by Sweden's Robert Karlsson, who had a 67, and three away from England’s Chris Wood and a pair …

  • Melissa Reid wins Turkish Airlines Ladies Open Associated Press - Thu, May 21, 2015

    BELEK, Turkey (AP) — England's Melissa Reid won the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open on Wednesday, leading wire-to-wire for her fifth career Ladies European Tour vic … More »Melissa Reid wins Turkish Airlines Ladies Open

    BELEK, Turkey (AP) — England's Melissa Reid won the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open on Wednesday, leading wire-to-wire for her fifth career Ladies European Tour victory.

  • Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland, US Open winner in 2010, has not won since last July when he landed his second French Open title in succession
    McDowell inspired by European team mates AFP News - Thu, May 21, 2015

    Graeme McDowell is hoping the exploits of his Ryder Cup team mates will inspire him back onto the winners' podium after a drought of nearly a year without success. McDowell, … More »McDowell inspired by European team mates

    Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland, US Open winner in 2010, has not won since last July when he landed his second French Open title in succession

    Graeme McDowell is hoping the exploits of his Ryder Cup team mates will inspire him back onto the winners' podium after a drought of nearly a year without success. McDowell, US Open winner in 2010, has not won since last July when he landed his second French Open title in succession, but had his appetite for victory whetted …

  • Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy watches his drive from the 9th tee during the pro-am competition at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey on May 20, 2015
    McIlroy not satisfied without more major success AFP News - Wed, May 20, 2015

    World number one Rory McIlroy has warned his rivals winning the European Tour's flagship event at Wentworth this week would still leave him hungry for titles. McIlroy … More »McIlroy not satisfied without more major success

    Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy watches his drive from the 9th tee during the pro-am competition at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey on May 20, 2015

    World number one Rory McIlroy has warned his rivals winning the European Tour's flagship event at Wentworth this week would still leave him hungry for titles. McIlroy starts the defence of this European PGA Championship title but admits major titles are the currency he wants to deal in. This time last year, the Northern …

  • FILE - In this June 27, 2014, file photo, Mike Davis, left, executive director of U.S. Golf Association, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, center, and USGA vice president Dan Burton pose with a U.S Open Championship trophy during a news conference at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash. Mike Davis hasn't caused this much consternation since he spoke to PGA Tour players about the evils on the long putter. Only this time, he was extolling the virtues of Chambers Bay. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Peter Haley, File)
    Thanks but no thanks: Golfers scoff at Chambers Bay warnings Associated Press - Wed, May 20, 2015

    Mike Davis hasn't caused this much consternation since he spoke at a PGA Tour players meeting about the evils of the long putter. More »Thanks but no thanks: Golfers scoff at Chambers Bay warnings

    FILE - In this June 27, 2014, file photo, Mike Davis, left, executive director of U.S. Golf Association, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, center, and USGA vice president Dan Burton pose with a U.S Open Championship trophy during a news conference at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash. Mike Davis hasn't caused this much consternation since he spoke to PGA Tour players about the evils on the long putter. Only this time, he was extolling the virtues of Chambers Bay. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Peter Haley, File)

    Mike Davis hasn't caused this much consternation since he spoke at a PGA Tour players meeting about the evils of the long putter.

  • Patrick Reed watches his tee shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
    Patrick Reed withdraws from next 2 European Tour events Associated Press - Tue, May 19, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Patrick Reed says he has withdrawn from the PGA Championship at Wentworth and the Irish Open. More »Patrick Reed withdraws from next 2 European Tour events

    Patrick Reed watches his tee shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    LONDON (AP) — Patrick Reed says he has withdrawn from the PGA Championship at Wentworth and the Irish Open.

  • Martin Kaymer has won the US Open and US PGA Championships, but the German golfer is seeking his first European PGA title at Wentworth
    Kaymer wants European PGA Championship moved AFP News - Tue, May 19, 2015

    Two-time major winner Martin Kaymer has urged the European Tour to consider moving their showpiece event to later in the summer. The European PGA Championship gets under … More »Kaymer wants European PGA Championship moved

    Martin Kaymer has won the US Open and US PGA Championships, but the German golfer is seeking his first European PGA title at Wentworth

    Two-time major winner Martin Kaymer has urged the European Tour to consider moving their showpiece event to later in the summer. The European PGA Championship gets under way at Wentworth on Thursday and the German thinks it is too early in the season and players do not see the best of the course. Kaymer, US PGA Champion …

  • Luke Donald needs to get into the world top 50 to qualify for July’s British Open at St Andrews
    Donald eyes return to form at European PGA AFP News - Tue, May 19, 2015

    Luke Donald hopes a return to the scene of two of his greatest triumphs this week will kick-start his season and a rise up the world rankings. The former world number … More »Donald eyes return to form at European PGA

    Luke Donald needs to get into the world top 50 to qualify for July’s British Open at St Andrews

    Luke Donald hopes a return to the scene of two of his greatest triumphs this week will kick-start his season and a rise up the world rankings. The former world number one is now rated the 60th best player in the world according to the official figures and is in danger of missing the US Open and the British Open. Donald, …

  • Minjee Lee of Australia putts for birdie on the 18th hole during the continuation of the final round of the Kingsmill Championship on May 18, 2015 in Williamsburg, Virginia
    Australia's Lee wins Kingsmill Championship AFP News - Tue, May 19, 2015

    Australian Lee Min-Jee fired a six-under 65 for a two-stroke victory at the Kingsmill Championship which had to be completed Monday morning because of bad weather. Alison … More »Australia's Lee wins Kingsmill Championship

    Minjee Lee of Australia putts for birdie on the 18th hole during the continuation of the final round of the Kingsmill Championship on May 18, 2015 in Williamsburg, Virginia

    Australian Lee Min-Jee fired a six-under 65 for a two-stroke victory at the Kingsmill Championship which had to be completed Monday morning because of bad weather. Alison Lee made bogey on 18 for a two-under 69 and a third-place finish. Delacour, who had never led after any round on the LPGA Tour, was seeking to join …

  • Minjee Lee, of Australia, left, hugs her caddie on the 18th hole after winning the the rain delayed Kingsmill Championship  LPGA golf tournament at the Kingsmill Golf Club in Williamsburg, Va., Monday, May 18, 2015.    (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
    Minjee Lee wins LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship Associated Press - Mon, May 18, 2015

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Minjee Lee didn't get the dousing with champagne often afforded a winner on the LPGA Tour. More »Minjee Lee wins LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship

    Minjee Lee, of Australia, left, hugs her caddie on the 18th hole after winning the the rain delayed Kingsmill Championship  LPGA golf tournament at the Kingsmill Golf Club in Williamsburg, Va., Monday, May 18, 2015.    (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Minjee Lee didn't get the dousing with champagne often afforded a winner on the LPGA Tour.