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Woods to start his year at Torrey Pines

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SAN DIEGO (AP) Tiger Woods is starting another year at Torrey Pines, this time with higher expectations.

Woods announced Wednesday that he will play in the Farmers Insurance Open next week. He has won the tournament seven times, and Torrey Pines is where he won the U.S. Open in 2008.

Woods tied for 23rd a year ago when no one - himself included - was sure what to expect. He was coming off a fourth back surgery, this one to fuse his lower spine. This will be his first PGA Tour event since he won the Tour Championship last September to cap off a comeback year.

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Rose makes 2019 debut with No. 1 ranking

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) The timing couldn't be better for Justin Rose, or for the Desert Classic.

Rose played so much golf toward the end of last year that he wasn't quite ready to fly from his home in the Bahamas to Hawaii to start 2019 against a winners-only field at Kapalua. Instead, he decided to start at the Desert Classic, an event he has not played since 2010. Read More...

Lowry cards 62, leads in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Irish golfer Shane Lowry is looking to reignite his career after losing his card on the PGA Tour last year.

Beginning 2019 with a 10-under 62 is pretty much the ideal way to start. Read More...

Dou wins Web.com Tour opener in Bahamas

GREAT EXUMAS, Bahamas (AP) Zecheng Dou birdied the final three holes Wednesday for a two-stroke victory in the Web.com Tour's season-opening Bahamas Great Exuma Classic.

Dou shot a 2-under 70, holing a 55-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th at Sandals Emerald Bay to finish at 18-under 270. Three strokes ahead entering the round, the 21-year-old Chinese player rallied after bogeying three of the first six holes on the back nine. Read More...

Sanderson Farms changes date, ups purse

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) The Sanderson Farms Championship is moving its tournament dates for next season and increasing its purse money in hopes of attracting a better field.

The PGA Tour announced Tuesday that the tournament will have its own weekend on the schedule from Sept. 19-22 and increase its purse to $6.6 million, which is up from last year's $4.4 million. It will be the second week of the 2019-20 season, one week after The Greenbrier Classic. Read More...

Kuchar shoots 66, wins Sony Open

HONOLULU (AP) Matt Kuchar didn't have the start he wanted Sunday in the Sony Open, not with three bogeys in five holes after making just one through three rounds.

The finish was better than he could have imagined. Read More...

Golf, politics at Saudi Arabia event

Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score.

The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf's biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of the month. Read More...

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