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Four-Ball: What we learned from Lefty's return

Was Phil Mickelson's respectable effort in his return to the tour a sign he'll win in 2017? And speaking of stars on the comeback trail, what can we expect from Tiger Woods this week?

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Fleetwood targets Masters after Abu Dhabi win

England's Tommy Fleetwood is targeting a debut appearance at the Masters after a brilliant burst of scoring helped secure his second European Tour title, at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

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Canada's Hadwin latest with 59 on PGA Tour

Adam Hadwin is the eighth different player to shoot 59 or better on the PGA Tour. His 13 birdies during the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge tied the all-time tour record.

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President Trump's long history in sports (5:25)
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Is Tiger ready to compete? (0:55)
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European Tour makes criteria changes for Ryder Cup (1:35)
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Fowler disappointed by McIlroy absence (0:58)
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Billy Walters wants insider-trading case dropped

Billy Walters, a renowned sports bettor who is charged with multiple counts of wire and securities fraud, has asked a court to dismiss his insider-trading case, alleging government misconduct.

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Woosnam likes choice of Furyk as Ryder Cup captain (1:27)
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McIlory concerned by back injury (1:26)
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PGA chief: Tour to have 'open mind' on gaming

New PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said "there's a lot of opportunity" when it comes to sports betting and that the sports will look at it with "an open mind."

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Put the idea of Ryder Cup player/captain to bed, Jim Furyk (0:45)
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McIlroy content with 'solid' opening round (0:28)
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Langer honored as PGA Tour Champions' POY

After winning four times in 2016, and taking his fourth Charles Schwab Cup season points title, Bernhard Langer was honored as the PGA Tour Champions' player of the year for a record sixth time.

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Tiger Woods on whether President Trump could break 80 at Riviera: "Uhh... he'd have to hole a few putts. In today's [rainy] conditions? No."

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Tiger Woods will compete at Torrey Pines this week, a venue where he's won eight times -- or nine, as he points out, including a junior event. "For some reason," he says, "it just fits my eye."

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

A big stretch for Tiger Woods begins today with media day at Riviera. Then it's onto Torrey Pines followed by Dubai next week. After a week off, he's back at Riviera for the Genesis Open. And that will be followed by the Honda Classic. For tournaments in five weeks ought to tell us a lot about where Tiger is – and how far he still has to go.

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34yo Lucic-Baroni looks to continue her dream run down under, captures the opening set off American qualifier Brady 6-4. #AusOpen

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Final leaderboard: 1. Swafford 6'3 2. Hadwin 5'9 3. Harman 5'7 3. Cauley 5'7 "How do you measure yourself with other golfers?" "By height."

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Chris Hogan. Only the Patriots can turn a college lacrosse player into Jerry Rice in the AFC Championship Game.

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This is tough to do: In last 18 starts, Hudson Swafford has zero top-10s and zero MCs. Might be about to add first win to that consistency.