Golf

Needing a part-time caddie, Westwood calls on familiar face

Lee Westwood needed someone to carry his bag for him at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week when his long-time caddie dropped out following the death of his father

No practice, no problem: Stenson leads in Abu Dhabi with 64

Henrik Stenson chipped in from 30 yards and had seven more birdies Thursday to open the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with an 8-under 64 in his first competitive round of 2017

Phil Mickelson set to return at CareerBuilder Challenge

Phil Mickelson is set to play in the CareerBuilder Challenge, returning from two sports hernia surgeries a week earlier than he originally expected

Soundtrack to golf: Music played on range at Abu Dhabi event

Looking relaxed in his black shorts and ankle-length socks, Thongchai Jaidee took aim at the range and hit a shot into the cloudless sky to the backdrop of "The Zephyr Song" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Europe announces changes to Ryder Cup qualifying system

Europe will have four captain's picks in its team for the 2018 Ryder Cup as part of a revamp of the qualifying system in the wake of the heavy loss to the United States at Hazeltine last year

Chile amateur goes from no big victories to Masters

Toto Gana hit what he described as the "best shot I've hit in my whole life," a wedge to 3 feet for a birdie to win the Latin America Amateur Championship and earn a trip to the Masters in April

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Fowler returns to Abu Dhabi seeking upturn in form

Defending champion Fowler returns to Abu Dhabi seeking upturn in form

Big wins for Justin Thomas, proud moments for his father

Justin Thomas is a 3rd-generation golfer who learned to love the game on his own

McIlroy withdraws from Abu Dhabi because of rib injury.

Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the Abu Dhabi Championship this week because of a rib injury

Justin Thomas leaves Hawaii riding a big wave

Justin Thomas, all of 23, rides a big wave in Hawaii with some remarkable golf