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Bill Haas escapes trouble to win Humana Challenge (The Associated Press)

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, hands Bill Haas the trophy after Haas won the Humana Challenge golf tournament on the Palmer Private course at PGA West on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Bill Haas pulled off another imaginative escape to win the Humana Challenge. ''I think of myself as more of a painter and not a mechanic,'' Haas said. Far less dramatic or lucrative than the shot he splashed out of the water to 3 feet in a playoff victory in the 2011 Tour Championship, Haas came through with another bold play Sunday after his drive on the par-5 18th stopped on top of the front lip of a right fairway bunker.





Miguel Angel Jimenez wins Champions Tour opener (The Associated Press)

KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) -- Miguel Angel Jimenez rallied to win the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship, birdieing six of the final nine holes Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Mark O'Meara. He broke a tie with O'Meara with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th. ''It was uphill against the grain and into the wind,'' said Jimenez, a 21-time winner on the European Tour. ''I knew I had to hit it hard.'' Jimenez won the Greater Gwinnett Championship last year, a week after finishing fourth in the Masters.




Bill Haas survives final-hole scare, wins Humana Challenge (Reuters)

Jan 25, 2015; La Quinta, CA, USA; Bill Haas (center) reacts after winning the Humana Challenge at PGA West - Arnold Palmer Private Course. Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Bill Haas survived a scare at the final hole to earn a one-stroke victory over five players at the $5.7 million Humana Challenge in the California desert on Sunday. Haas took the sole lead with a 10-foot birdie at the 16th hole at the PGA West Palmer course at La Quinta on his way to his second victory in the event formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic. He carded a 67 to finish at 22-under-par 266 for his sixth PGA Tour victory, leaving the 32-year-old only three short of catching his father, Jay Haas.





Jimenez, Mediate share lead in Champions Tour opener (The Associated Press)

Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain hits a shot on the 10th hole during the second round of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) -- Miguel Angel Jimenez shot an 8-under 64 in windy conditions Saturday for a share of the lead with Rocco Mediate in the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship. Jimenez had nine birdies and a closing bogey to match Mediate at 11-under 133 at Hualalai Golf Club. ''I played very well today,'' Jimenez said. I have myself a chance on just about every hole.'' Jimenez is making his third Champions Tour start.





Matt Kuchar stumbles in, gives away Humana Challenge lead (The Associated Press)

Matt Kuchar putts on the seventh green during the third round of the Humana Challenge golf tournament on the Plamer Private course at PGA West on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Matt Kuchar's ball crashed into the rocks at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains and shot sideways into the All-American Canal. ''I still got one more day left to try to make some birdies and still pull this thing out.'' Two strokes ahead after a birdie on the par-5 14th, Kuchar bogeyed three of the final four holes for a 1-under 71 on PGA West's Arnold Palmer Private Course.






Grace completes one-shot win in Doha

South African Branden Grace wins the Qatar Masters in Doha by one shot from Scotsman Marc Warren.




Johnson denies cocaine problem

American golfer Dustin Johnson denies having a problem with cocaine after reports he was serving a drugs ban.




Warren playing better golf than ever

Scotland's Marc Warren reckons he is nearing the top of his game after narrowly missing out on the Qatar Masters title.




Allenby withdraws after 'kidnapping'

Australian Robert Allenby pulls out of the Humana Challenge event after apparently being kidnapped and assaulted in Hawaii.




Woods loses tooth in media scrum

Tiger Woods loses a tooth after being hit in the face by a camera while watching girlfriend Lindsey Vonn win a World Cup ski race.





Stenson aiming to be first to win FedEx Cup Race to Dubai in same year despite wrist injury


Swedish golf ace Henrik Stenson is reportedly aiming to become the first player to win the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai in the same year despite a wrist injury. Stenson, who earned 6.3 million pounds by winning America's end-of-season event, leads the European Tour going into Dubai's DP World Tour Championship finale. According to the BBC, despite injuring his wrist before the first of the four ...




Indian golfer Shiv Kapur aiming for success at 103rd South African Open Championship


Indian professional golfer Shiv Kapur is reportedly aiming for success at the 103rd South African Open Championship, the world's second oldest Open title, at the Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg from 21-24 November. The rising Indian star will line up alongside a stellar cast of world stars in the opening event on the 2014 European Tour schedule, including Charl Schwartzel, Retief Goosen, ...




Management issues distracting McIlroy


Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has said that countless hours spent with lawyers this year have been a distraction as he heads into this week's World Tour Championships in Dubai. According to the BBC, McIlroy is still seeking his first win of 2013. Last month, McIlroy began legal action in the Republic of Ireland against the Dublin-based Horizon Sports in a dispute over management fees ...




Cheyenne Woods Heir to Woods Golf Throne


Tiger Woods ‘ neice and, by the looks of it, possible heir to the golf throne. The 23-year-old daughter of Tiger’s older half-brother, Earl Woods, Jr., has played three LPGA events this year, and has yet to collect any money, but she shouldn’t be discouraged. She obviously has what it takes to make it in the world of ...




Stenson stalks Dubai leader


Spain's Alejandro Canizares grabbed a one-shot lead after the first round of the DP World Tour Championship, but Race To Dubai leader Henrik Stenson lies just two back as he looks to add that to his FedEx Cup crown.Canizares completed a six-under-par 66 at Jumeirah Golf Estates that proved enough to hold the first round lead, with Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Australian Marcus ...





Australia’s top 100 athletes

TO celebrate Australia Day, Richard Hinds brings you his top 100 Australian sportsmen and women. Has he got it right? Do you agree?




What really went down in Waikiki

IT READ like something from a Hollywood movie. A pro golfer abducted, robbed and bashed after drinks at a bar. And then the script ended up on the cutting room floor.




‘I have millions of dollars!’

ANOTHER eyewitness in the Robert Allenby case has come forward, claiming the golfer was hostile when he realised his wallet and phone were gone.




Credit cards could solve Allenby mystery

HONOLULU police are investigating transactions made on Robert Allenby's stolen credit cards to solve the mystery of what happened to the golfer.




Allenby gives woman $1000 reward

BASHED and kidnapped golfer Robert Allenby has publicly thanked the homeless woman who saved his life by giving her $1000 as a token of his gratitude.




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