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After a first-round 3-under 67 that left him close to the lead at windy PGA National, reigning player of the year Justin Thomas gushed about the state of his game six weeks before the Masters. Read More
Tiger Woods is thinking positive after turning in the most impressive round so far in his comeback on Thursday at the Honda Classic. Read More
Rory McIlroy and the rest of his group had a forgettable end to their rounds Thursday during the first round of the Honda Classic. Read More

Today in Golf

12/16/00 -- The team of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus was just one of the three defending champions to advance into the finals of the Hyundai Team Matches at the Pelican Hills Golf Club in Newport Coast, Calif.
Wayne Grady, chairman of the Australasian PGA Tour, says golf does not need a drug code.
Thursday, Australian pro Craig Parry claimed several top players, including three 'who have won
Majors, milestones and memories. Dial M for the 2000 Senior PGA Tour. Okay, so the 2000 Senior season lacked the suspense of an Alfred Hitchcock movie, but there were plenty of highlights, and no one provided more than Larry Nelson.
In its historic 50th year, the LPGA Tour titillated and surprised all who watched. Join us as we take a look back at how the year unfolded.
12/15/00 -- Professional golfer Craig Parry, speaking on an Australian radio station Friday, brought up the subject of beta-blockers
12/14/00 -- With sports salaries hitting astronomical figures in their climb to the stratosphere, how does golf rate? The recent $25 million a year contract signed by baseball's Alex Rodriguez leads us to compare the financial histories of the golf world to the rest of the sports world.
12/14/00 -- Tiger Woods, Karrie Webb and Larry Nelson have been named players of the year in their respective tours
12/14/00 -- American Express Corporation renewed their contract with Tiger Woods Tuesday
12/13/00 -- PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced a 10% increase in prize money for the 2001 PGA Tour. The increase could bump purses in as many as 20 official events over the $4 million mark and could also raise the World Golf Championships above their current $5 million level.
12/13/00 -- The PGA Tour has announced the winner of the 2001 Charles Schwab Cup will earn a $1 million tax-deferred annuity. Total annuity payments of $2.1 million will be awarded to the top five finishers in the season-long Charles Schwab Cup competition that involves all 38 Senior Tour events in 2001.
In a major where just everybody who's anybody in golf had a chance to win, Vijay Singh was able to come away with the green jacket.
12/13/00 -- Professional golfer Tiger Woods was named Sports Illustrated's
12/13/00 -- PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem spoke Wednesday of a possibly moving the Players Championship from March to May beginning in 2003. Finchem said the chances of such a move are about 40%.
12/13/00 -- The International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that no new sports would be added for the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, Greece. Several of golf's heavy-hitters including Tiger Woods and Greg Norman had voiced their support for including golf in the 2004 Olympic games.
OH, TO BE A FLY ON THAT WALL: In keeping with the inexplicable devotion to secrecy at any cost in this industry, both Tiger Woods and PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem have been absolutely mum on their Nov. 27 meeting in Los Angeles.
12/12/00 -- Scotland's Dale Reid was re-appointed European captain for the 2002 Solheim Cup. Reid accepted the position after attending an awards cermeony Suday night in London.
12/12/00 -- David Duval teamed with Tiger Woods to win the World Cup of Golf over the weekend and moved to third in the latest World Golf Ranking.

Woods remains comfortably in first with Ernie Els in second.
12/13/00 -- The Hyundai Team Matches, formerly known as the Diners Club Matches, get underway this weekend at the Pelican Hill Golf Club. 24 competitors, eight per Tour - playing in groups of two, are representing the LPGA Tour, PGA TOUR and Senior TOUR.
The Evian European Tour announced a substantial increase in prize money to go along with its 2001 schedule. The total purses increase by over 2 million to a record 5.5 million.
12/12/00 -- Tournament officials announced on Monday that the purse for the ACE Group Classic has increased $200,000 from last year. Players will now be competing for $1.4 million in prize money.