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Woods still coping with large galleries

Tiger Woods smiles as he jokes with his playing partners during the Pro-Am for the Honda Classic golf tournament, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) He is the only two-time winner on the PGA Tour this season. He has been No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings the past six weeks.

And when he sees the No. 544 player in the world Thursday morning on the first tee of the Honda Classic, these could be his first words.

"Hi, I'm Patton Kizzire."

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Suri confident entering Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Having flirted with the lead in two PGA Tour events this year, Julian Suri is full of confidence entering the Qatar Masters starting Thursday.

The 26-year-old American started 2017 on the European Challenge Tour but graduated to the main tour following his win in the Made in Denmark tournament in August. Ranked 1,148th in the world at the start of the year, he finished 63rd. Read More...

Woods, Stricker vice captains for Ryder

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Tiger Woods will be in France this year for the Ryder Cup as a vice captain.

Still to be determined is whether he gets to play. Read More...

Goosen likely must qualify for US Open

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Retief Goosen one-putted the last six holes to win his second U.S. Open title at Shinnecock Hills in 2004. He has not been back to the storied club on Long Island since that day, and he probably won't go back unless he qualifies.

Goosen received a special exemption in 2016 for Oakmont. Chances of another one for this year's major are slim. Read More...

Players ready to turn focus on Masters

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) It took until the start of the Florida swing - seven tournaments - for a PGA Tour event in 2018 to not feature at least one of the top three players in the world. Not that anyone cares at the Honda Classic.

Tiger Woods is playing. Read More...

Watson wins at Riviera for the 3rd time

LOS ANGELES (AP) Bubba Watson was feeling low about his health and even worse about his golf. It reached a point that he wondered if he would ever win again, and he says he talked with his wife on a dozen occasions about retiring.

Being back at Riviera changed his outlook and made him a winner again. Read More...

Dutchman Luiten wins inaugural Oman Open

MUSCAT, Oman (AP) Joost Luiten of the Netherlands won the inaugural Oman Open on Sunday to break a title drought of nearly 17 months.

The 32-year-old Dutchman shot a 4-under 68 to finish on 16-under 272, two shots ahead of his friend, England's Chris Wood (69). Read More...

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