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Marc Warren of Scotland did his chances of making a first-ever appearance at the Masters no harm by taking the clubhouse lead in the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday. Warren, who finished second in Doha last week and improved his...

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Four holes into his first tournament of the year, Tiger Woods already was 4-over par and 10 shots out of the lead in the Phoenix Open. Woods put his hands on his hips, closed his eyes and shook his head, wondering what else could possibly go wrong. ...

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Four holes into his first tournament of the year, Tiger Woods already was 4-over par and 10 shots out of the lead in the Phoenix Open. Woods put his hands on his hips, closed his eyes and shook his head, wondering what else could possibly go wrong. ...

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Jan 29, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Keegan Bradley looks over his birdie putt on the par-4 10th hole during the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic via USA TODAY Sports

By Mark Lamport-Stokes SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) - So far, so good for Keegan Bradley, who four months ago traded a belly putter for a conventional one in a bid to prepare himself for a major change to be implemented by golf's rulemakers at the end of this year. As of Jan. 1, 2016, the Royal & Ancient and United States Golf Association will ban long putters being anchored to the body, forcing Bradley to ditch a method he has employed for all three of his PGA Tour wins, including the 2011 PGA Championship. On Thursday, Bradley wielded the shorter putter to great effect as he fired a six-under-par 65 to end the opening round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open just one stroke off the pace set by compatriot Ryan Palmer. "Feels so good to go out and play a really solid round tee to green," Bradley told reporters after piling up seven birdies and a lone...

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Woods struggles as Palmer sets pace in Phoenix (Reuters)

By Mark Lamport-Stokes SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) - While Tiger Woods struggled in his first PGA Tour start of the season, Ryan Palmer birdied two of his last three holes to seize a one-shot lead at the weather-hit Waste Management Phoenix Open on...

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Rusty Woods delivers good, bad and ugly (Reuters)

By Mark Lamport-Stokes SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) - Tiger Woods mixed the good and bad with a fair dose of the ugly on the way to an opening two-over-par 73 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Thursday in his first PGA Tour start of the...

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Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl. They didn't see much of a game - at least not from Woods. It was the first time in his career that...

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Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl. They didn't see much of a game - at least not from Woods. It was the first time in his career that...

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Phil Mickelson played the final 11 holes in 5 under to salvage a 2-under 69 on Thursday in the first round of the Phoenix Open. ''I came out and I just made a bunch of dumb mistakes and I'm 3 over,'' Mickelson...

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By the time Tiger Woods made the turn in the opening round of a year that means so much for so many reasons, he had already stubbed one chip and bladed another. ---- Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated...

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Robert Allenby feared the worst Thursday at the Phoenix Open in his first round since his mysterious misadventure in Hawaii. Two days after saying he was preparing mentally for one of the toughest weeks of his life, Allenby drew only a few boos and...

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Ha Na Jang went from qualifier to leader in just a few days at the LPGA season opener. The 22-year-old South Korean, ranked 21st in the world, shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the Coates Golf Championship on Thursday and opened up a four-shot...

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Woods struggles as Bradley in early control (Reuters)

By Mark Lamport-Stokes SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) - While Tiger Woods struggled in his first PGA Tour start of the season, Keegan Bradley birdied four of his last eight holes to seize an early one-shot lead at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on...

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Woods struggles as Bradley in early control (Reuters)

By Mark Lamport-Stokes SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) - While Tiger Woods struggled in his first PGA Tour start of the season, Keegan Bradley birdied four of his last eight holes to seize an early one-shot lead at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on...

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