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Mitch Lowe is a teaching pro with a big opportunity this week at the PGA Championship. (Ben Margot/AP)

Local teaching pro mixes with stars at PGA Championship

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — There’s a difference between a professional golfer,  someone like…

 

Stanford head coach David Shaw, left, gestures next to Denver Broncos general manager and executive vice president of football operations John Elway as they watch Broncos players during an NFL football practice in Stanford in February. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Stanford men care not for NCAA silliness

The NCAA killed a favorite recruiting tool of former 49ers and current…

 

Sung Kang, of South Korea, follows his shot out of a bunker up to the second green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tournament Saturday. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Sung Kang flirts with 59 at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH — Sung Kang didn't know anything about his amateur partner until…

 

Justin Rose, right, is greeted by playing partner Justin Timberlake after making a birdie on the fourth green of the Spyglass Hill Golf Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament on Thursday. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Big day for Justins at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH — Justin Rose, a U.S. Open champion and the No.…

Justin Rose, right, is greeted by playing partner Justin Timberlake after making a birdie on the fourth green of the Spyglass Hill Golf Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament on Thursday. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Jordan Spieth said some of his happiest rounds have been at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which starts today. (Ben Margot/2014 AP)

Odds high that Spieth enjoys Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH — Jordan Spieth rarely sees a shot as impossible, sometimes…

Jordan Spieth said some of his happiest rounds have been at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which starts today. (Ben Margot/2014 AP)
Cam Newton celebrates after a touchdown run during the Panthers' NFC Championship victory over the Arizona Cardinals. (David J. Phillip/AP)

As we admire him, Newton injects race

Scared? The only people who should be scared of Cam Newton are…

Cam Newton celebrates after a touchdown run during the Panthers' NFC Championship victory over the Arizona Cardinals. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Jordan Spieth holds the champions trophy after the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Kapalua Plantation Course on Kapalua, Hawaii. Spieth finished at 30 under par for the tournament win. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Spieth opens the new year in style with win at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii — The view from the top looks as spectacular as…

Jordan Spieth holds the champions trophy after the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Kapalua Plantation Course on Kapalua, Hawaii. Spieth finished at 30 under par for the tournament win. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Stephen Curry is a finalist for The Associate Press 2015 Male Athlete of the Year. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Curry up for AP honor with Pharoah, Spieth

Warriors star Stephen Curry joins Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and Masters…

Stephen Curry is a finalist for The Associate Press 2015 Male Athlete of the Year. (David Zalubowski/AP)
Jason Day, of Australia, cries after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament Sunday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

G’Day: Aussie outlasts Spieth for first major

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — A year of major heartache ended with Jason Day…

Jason Day, of Australia, cries after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament Sunday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Jason Day reacts to his birdie on the 17th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament  on Saturday at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Jae Hong/AP)

Day in the lead at PGA, Spieth makes charge

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — With six straight 3s on his card, Jason Day…

Jason Day reacts to his birdie on the 17th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament  on Saturday at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Jae Hong/AP)
Dustin Johnson reacts after making an eagle putt on the 16th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on Thursday at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Jae Hong/AP)

Johnson sets pace at Whistling Straits

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Rory McIlroy was nervous about his game. Jordan Spieth…

Dustin Johnson reacts after making an eagle putt on the 16th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on Thursday at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Jae Hong/AP)
Jordan Spieth hits a shot on the third hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Brynn Anderson/AP)

The battle at the top with McIlroy, Spieth

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Rory McIlroy faces a different set of questions from…

Jordan Spieth hits a shot on the third hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Brynn Anderson/AP)
United States’ Zach Johnson kisses the trophy as he poses for photographers after winning a playoff after the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Monday, July 20, 2015. (Peter Morrison/AP)

Don’t forget the winner: Johnson carving own history

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — He wasn’t exactly the wrong winner, although in…

United States’ Zach Johnson kisses the trophy as he poses for photographers after winning a playoff after the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Monday, July 20, 2015. (Peter Morrison/AP)
Jordan Spieth applauds after finishing the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland. (Jon Super/AP)

In defeat, Spieth still won

You aren’t alive if you didn’t shriek. As the putt rolled from…

Jordan Spieth applauds after finishing the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland. (Jon Super/AP)
United States’ Zach Johnson celebrates with members of the public as he holds the trophy after winning a playoff after the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course.  (Jon Super/AP Photo)

Johnson wins British Open, stops Spieth’s bid for Grand Slam

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jordan Spieth's spirited bid for a Grand Slam…

United States’ Zach Johnson celebrates with members of the public as he holds the trophy after winning a playoff after the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course.  (Jon Super/AP Photo)
Dustin Johnson drives a ball  from the 18th tee during the second round of the British Open at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland on Saturday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Crisis? Johnson bids for Claret Jug after U.S. Open crash

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The specter of disappointment was lurking, haunting Dustin…

Dustin Johnson drives a ball  from the 18th tee during the second round of the British Open at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland on Saturday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Jordan Spieth drives from the 18th tee during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland on Saturday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Despite lengthy delay, Spieth stays in hunt

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Even with 155 years of history, the British…

Jordan Spieth drives from the 18th tee during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland on Saturday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Jordan Spieth plays from the 17th tee during the third round at the British Open Golf Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland on Sunday. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Slam quest doesn’t rattle Spieth

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Let us be the doubters, the ones who…

Jordan Spieth plays from the 17th tee during the third round at the British Open Golf Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland on Sunday. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Dustin Johnson, right, and Jordan Spieth, center, of the United States speak as they walk on the first hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland. (David J. Phillip/AP)

A single stroll at St. Andrews still sends tingles

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — An hour’s drive north of Edinburgh, across the…

Dustin Johnson, right, and Jordan Spieth, center, of the United States speak as they walk on the first hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland. (David J. Phillip/AP)
United States’ Jordan Spieth plays out of the rough on the fourth hole during a practice round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (Jon Super/AP Photo)

Spieth no Tiger, though that’s not a bad thing

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jordan Spieth was practicing a shot he hopes…

United States’ Jordan Spieth plays out of the rough on the fourth hole during a practice round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (Jon Super/AP Photo)