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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…

 

Lafayette native Brandon Harkins hugs his mom after sinking a birdie putt to secure a spot in the 2016 U.S. Open. (Teddy Luther/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Six golfers qualify for their first major championship

DALY CITY — It took more than the allotted 36 holes at…

 

Maverick McNealy, of Stanford, will be contending for his second berth to the U.S. Open today during “golf’s longest day.”. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP file photo)

‘Golf’s longest day’ comes to Daly City

One of the most exciting traditions in American golf is returning to…

 

Former Oakland Raider Aldon Smith (Ben Margot/2015 AP)

Aldon Smith poised to return to the Raiders … after his suspension ends

I’M WITH DONALD Watching golf hasn’t been the same since Tiger Woods…

Former Oakland Raider Aldon Smith (Ben Margot/2015 AP)
Tiger Woods was selected as once of five vice captains for the 2016 United States Ryder Cup Team. (Rob Brown/AP)

Woods keeps everyone guessing

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Adam Scott knew the only way for…

Tiger Woods was selected as once of five vice captains for the 2016 United States Ryder Cup Team. (Rob Brown/AP)
Tiger Woods watches a chip shot to the 15th green during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., on Aug. 23, 2015. (Rob Brown/AP)

Woods opens up on failed marriage, future in golf

NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods says he has a "fantastic" relationship with…

Tiger Woods watches a chip shot to the 15th green during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., on Aug. 23, 2015. (Rob Brown/AP)
Tiger Woods tips his hat to the crowd on the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on Saturday at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Tiger misses third straight cut in a major at PGA Championship

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Tiger Woods made another early exit from a major…

Tiger Woods tips his hat to the crowd on the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on Saturday at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Chris Carlson/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)
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)
Australia'’s Adam Scott drives the ball from the 18th tee during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Friday, July 17, 2015. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Adam Scott still annoyed by the Open that got away

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Adam Scott should be over it by now.…

Australia'’s Adam Scott drives the ball from the 18th tee during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Friday, July 17, 2015. (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)
Tiger Woods speaks during a news conference ahead of a practice round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland on Tuesday. (Jon Super/AP)

Tiger fading away, but we still must watch

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — To the very end, until he decided to…

Tiger Woods speaks during a news conference ahead of a practice round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland on Tuesday. (Jon Super/AP)
Eric Risberg/APRory McIlroy and Paul Casey will finish the WGC-Cadillac match play Sunday after the final round was delayed because of darkness.

Spander: Suns sets on WGC Cadillac field

Mother Nature won this one. The people running the WGC-Cadillac match play…

Eric Risberg/APRory McIlroy and Paul Casey will finish the WGC-Cadillac match play Sunday after the final round was delayed because of darkness.
Lenny Ignelzi/AP PhotoTiger Woods misplays a chip to the third green during the pro-am at the Farmer Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines

Mickelson thinks Woods will have 'last laugh'

SAN DIEGO — One player not concerned about Tiger Woods and his…

Lenny Ignelzi/AP PhotoTiger Woods misplays a chip to the third green during the pro-am at the Farmer Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines
Rick Scuteri/AP PhotoBubba Watson acknowledges fans after making a birdie putt on the second hole during the final round of the Phoenix Open golf tournament

A rookie prank on his friend, and the rookie pays

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas have known each…

Rick Scuteri/AP PhotoBubba Watson acknowledges fans after making a birdie putt on the second hole during the final round of the Phoenix Open golf tournament
Charles Rex Arbogast/AP File PhotoA group of PGA Tour caddies has filed a class-action lawsuit on Tuesday

PGA Tour caddies sue over wearing bibs with logos

SAN DIEGO — A group of PGA Tour caddies has filed a…

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP File PhotoA group of PGA Tour caddies has filed a class-action lawsuit on Tuesday
Chris Carlson/AP File PhotoIn this Jan. 19

Patrick Reed set for Humana Challenge title defense

LA QUINTA -- Patrick Reed left everyone behind last year in the…

Chris Carlson/AP File PhotoIn this Jan. 19
Jeff Chiu/APPGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem speaks between the Presidents Cup trophy

Tiger Woods withdraws from US Open

DUBLIN, OHIO -- Tiger Woods withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday…

Jeff Chiu/APPGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem speaks between the Presidents Cup trophy
David J. Phillip/APAdam Scott

Adam Scott first Australian to win Masters in more than half-century

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Adam Scott finished the job this time, and put…

David J. Phillip/APAdam Scott
Matt Slocum/APFrom left

Garcia, Leishman tied for lead at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Sergio Garcia might have written himself off too quickly…

Matt Slocum/APFrom left