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Brooks Koepka wasn't losing to anyone, not even Tiger Woods

Brooks Koepka understood the feel-good story, the one everyone wanted. On Sunday at the PGA Championship, he just wasn't going to allow it to happen.

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How Brooks Koepka outlasted a stacked leaderboard to win the PGA

A lot of players had a chance to win the PGA Championship. Here's why Brooks Koepka did and Tiger Woods and some others didn't.

Tiger's Sunday charge

For the man who always said second stinks, this time it didn't

Tiger Woods wanted to win his 15th major. Pretty much everyone at Bellerive wanted the same thing. That he didn't wasn't so bad when you consider what he has done in the past two majors.

Tiger pays tribute to Koepka, praises crowd's energy

The next major win for Tiger must wait

Tom Rinaldi chronicles Tiger Woods' rise back to prominence and previews the locations of each major in 2019.

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Tiger's Saturday at the PGA

Tiger in contention, Koepka leads PGA Championship

Tiger Woods shoots a 66 in Round 3 and is tied for sixth, four shots behind Brooks Koepka for the lead at the PGA Championship.

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Opening round at the pga

How Tiger, Rory and JT brought the cool factor to the PGA Championship

The crowds swarmed one group on Thursday at the PGA Championship, because golf did what other sports cannot: put stars from different generations together and waited to see what happens.

With Fowler, it's too early to have the 'Is this the week?' conversation

Rickie Fowler is in position at a major, which of course means the question is coming: Will this PGA be when he finally wins a major? Let's keep something in mind: It's just one round.

tiger's first round at the pga

Tiger able to 'grind out' 70 after poor PGA start

Tiger Woods started with a bogey and a double-bogey on his first two holes before turning things around to "grind out" an even-par 70 at the PGA Championship.

Tiger grinds out a par in first round

Despite Tiger Woods shooting 3 over after two holes, he recovers for a first-round 70 and is six shots off the lead at the PGA Championship.

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Predicting the PGA

Ranking every player in the 100th PGA Championship

Looking for Tiger or Rory or Jordan or JT to be at the top of Michael Collins' list? Wrong. Hear this name and write it down: Tony Finau.

ESPN predictions: Who will win the PGA Championship?

Established stars and first-timers have won the PGA Championship. So it only makes sense that our experts ranged from proven names to players ready to take home that first major.

Eliminating the field to find the PGA Championship winner

Everyone has a formula to pick the PGA winner. Our Stats & Information crew crunched the numbers to figure who won't win. That left just one name remaining.

The state of Tiger

Is it finally time to bet on Tiger Woods?

Whether you believe Tiger will win again or not, public backing has removed all value in betting on him. Doug Kezirian dives into why.

100th PGA Championship

Tiger brings high expectations, then panic

One week he's back, ready to win again. The next, his game is off, and his every movement is analyzed for possible injury. For the year's last major, which is it?

Biggest questions at PGA Championship start with Tiger, Jordan

Our experts debate whether Tiger will end his drought (they say no) and which big-name player could be in big-time trouble (that's you, Jordan).

A step-by-step look at Tiger Woods' 2018 season

Tiger Woods has one more shot this year to win a major. Will he make a run like he did at The Open or be a non-factor, as he was at the U.S. Open and Masters?

PGA Championship

McIlroy, Garcia describe driving balls at Gateway Arch

Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia explain what it was like to practice with the Gateway Arch in the horizon.

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Thomas wins WGC-Bridgestone

Justin Thomas figured out how to win again at just the right time

It hasn't been that long since Justin Thomas last won. It just feels that way. But with a win at the WGC-Bridgestone, all feels right heading into his defense of his PGA Championship.

Tiger's Sunday at Firestone

Tiger ties career low with 5 pars in closing 73

Tiger Woods' weekend at Firestone -- where he has eight victories -- did not go as he had hoped, with a pair of 73s among his worst performances at the venue.

Tiger emotional about final WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Tiger Woods explains what the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, an event he won 8 times, means to him and how much he will miss it.

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Jarrod lyle in players' thoughts

Lyle, 36, chooses to stop leukemia treatment

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has opted not to seek further treatment in his long fight against leukemia and will receive palliative care at home, his family announced late Tuesday.

The PGA Tour is a very small family. We love together, we laugh together, and we hurt together. Our thoughts and prayers are all with Jarrod Lyle.

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Tiger vs. Phil

Tiger-Mickelson face off set for Thanksgiving weekend

Laura Rutledge thinks it will be good for golf that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are competing against each other in a one-on-one match.

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Tiger vs. Phil is the heavyweight fight we all want to see

No, Tiger and Phil aren't in their primes. Ian O'Connor's response to that: Who cares? A winner-take-all, $10 million grudge match is good for them, golf and us.

Can Phil dance?

The story behind the Phil Mickelson ad you can't stop watching

The star golfer showed off his unknown dance moves in a now-viral ad for the clothing company, Mizzen+Main.

Mickelson dances and dodges golf balls in funny ad

Phil Mickelson shows off his moves as he dances while avoiding golf balls at the same time.

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Golf

The biggest remaining Ryder Cup questions for the U.S. and Europe

Some big names are on the outside looking in right now. There's not much time for Sergio Garcia -- and Tiger Woods -- to make a case for a spot.

Why it feels like Tiger Woods is a lock for the Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods is a long shot to move into the top eight in the next two events and guarantee himself a spot on the U.S. team. But here's why he's pretty much a lock.

LPGA Tour

A smashing Women's British Open win for Hall

Georgia Hall was jolly good in winning her first professional tournament, capturing the Women's British Open in her home country.

LPGA commissioner talks pay gap, equal time

Ahead of this week's Ladies Scottish Open, LPGA commissioner Mike Whan discusses the league's development under his leadership and how he'll continue to expand the women's game.

Golf

Social media tributes pour in for Jarrod Lyle

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DJ Wins Canadian Open

Johnson wins Canadian for 19th PGA Tour title

Dustin Johnson, who has an endorsement deal with title sponsor RBC, gave them plenty to cheer about, pulling away for his third victory of the season and 19th on the PGA Tour.

Tiger Woods

A major loss for Tiger that will lead to a major win

Tiger Woods had the lead at The Open. He didn't finish it off. But being right there, and the pain of not closing, is a necessary step on the road to major No. 15.

Collins: Golf goes from good to great when Tiger's involved

Michael Collins explains how the energy is back with Tiger Woods in contention to win The Open on Sunday.

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The Open: Sunday's Finale

Inside a wild Sunday at The Open

From the return of Tiger roars on Sunday at a major to a Jordan Spieth detour around a forgotten part of the course, The Open's final round had everything, including a nerveless champion.

Majestic Molinari keeps his cool in the Tiger Woods commotion

Challenged with an elite field, a tough course and being a part of the most followed pairing at Carnoustie, Francesco Molinari emerged to become Italy's first major champion.

Molinari in disbelief after winning The Open

Francesco Molinari expresses his feelings after earning his first major victory with a win at The Open.

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Golf: Latest Video

Tiger on Open loss: 'Ticked off at myself'

Tiger Woods reviews his missteps at the 11th and 12th holes that caused him to fall short of capturing his 15th major championship.

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Spieth: 'My game all together is back'

Despite a loss in The Open, Jordan Spieth is upbeat and enthusiastic about his game after his performance this weekend.

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Tiger compares his tough loss to Serena's

Tiger Woods says he'll reach out to Serena Williams after faltering late at the Open and explains the emotions of having his kids watch him compete.

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Lincicome @ PGA

Despite missed cut, Lincicome makes impression

The sixth woman to play in a PGA Tour event shot a 1-under 71 -- including holing out for eagle at No. 17 -- as the second round was completed Saturday.

Lincicome: 'Couldn't have ended week any better' with eagle

Brittany Lincicome talks about an eagle on the 17th hole and a streak of three straight birdies at the Barbasol Championship on Saturday.

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Michael Collins goes camping at the open

Collins 'toughs' it out at Carnoustie

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Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth's search for the missing magic

Jordan Spieth, perhaps for the first time ever, is struggling. He hasn't won since last year's Open. Is it time to worry -- or is the next act about to start?

Morgan's wish to meet Jordan Spieth comes true

Morgan Comer, an 18-year-old who survived a rare liver disease at 10 months old, gets her wish to spend the day with her golfing idol, Jordan Spieth.

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Van de Velde: Remember when?

How Jean van de Velde famously threw away The Open

Jean van de Velde's collapse at Carnoustie in 1999 will go down as one of the biggest meltdowns in sports history. With The Open back at Carnoustie, we relive the mess.

Jean van de Velde and the 'championship heartbreak' list across sports

From the 2013 Spurs to the 2011 Rangers to Greg Norman at the Masters, teams and athletes across sports have see titles disappear.

New Schedule

The highs and lows of the new PGA Tour schedule

Some major changes are coming to the golf calendar. Which tournaments won? Which lost?

2018-19 PGA schedule manages shuffled major

To accommodate the PGA Championship moving to May next year, the PGA Tour's flagship event, the Players Championship, will return to a March date. The FedEx Cup playoffs will end a month earlier and be condensed from four events to three.

Tiger Vs. Phil

Tiger vs. Phil is the heavyweight fight we all want to see

No, Tiger and Phil aren't in their primes. Ian O'Connor's response to that: Who cares? A winner-take-all, $10 million grudge match is good for them, golf and us.

Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson: Tale of the tape

A head-to-head showdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson for $10 million? Yes, please, especially when you look at their history.

Report: Tiger, Phil working on $10 million match

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson reportedly are in talks about an exhibition match worth $10 million to the winner.

The BODY ISSUE

Greg Norman on surfing, dieting and climbing Everest

Greg Norman doesn't hit the links much these days, but don't be deceived into thinking "The Shark" is out of shape -- for the Body Issue, he opens up about his postcareer workouts.

Norman a big believer in physical health

Greg Norman explains why he kept himself in shape and how he pushed for physical health trailers on the PGA Tour.

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The Body Issue 2018

Ten years, hundreds of thousands of images -- and we're just getting started. This year 16 athletes join the revered ranks of Body Issue stars, and there are, as always, too many awe-inspiring moments to count.

SC Featured

SC Featured: A dreamer's quest for golf glory

16-year-old José Calderón dreams of playing golf professionally one day, but his future is filled with uncertainty because of his immigration status.

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World Fame

Our third annual ranking of the biggest names in sports

To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports, drawn from 68 countries. ESPN's Sports Analytics Group then ranked them based on a proprietary formula that took into account three fame factors.

McIlroy: I dreamed of being a great golfer, not to be famous

Rory McIlroy was ranked 15th in ESPN's Fame 100 Index but fame is not something the Irishman coveted, nor really ever dreamt of. He only wanted to be known for his golf.

ESPN World Fame 100: The stories around our 2018 list

This year's ESPN World Fame 100 is a compilation of the biggest names in sports. Here is everything you need to know about our list, from the newcomers to our methodology to some who might have not cracked the Top 100 but are still making an impact.

Pratima's Dream

Nepal’s first female pro golfer

From maintenance shed to aspiring pro, Pratima Sherpa chases her dream.

Raised on a golf course in Nepal, Sherpa aspires to become her country's first female professional golfer.

Aspiring Nepalese golfer gets lesson from Tiger

Pratima Sherpa's journey to become Nepal's first female golf pro got an unexpected boost from Tiger Woods, who gave the 18-year-old a 30-minute lesson in Florida.

Tiger draws inspiration from Nepalese golfer Pratima Sherpa

Pratima Sherpa, a teenage golfer from Nepal, realizes her dream of meeting Tiger Woods.

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