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Hudson Swafford shoots second 65, leads in rainy…

Hudson Swafford shot his second straight 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the CareerBuilder Challenge, finishing just as a storm hit the desert layouts

Phil Mickelson returns with scrambling 68 at La…

Phil Mickelson shot a scrambling 4-under 68 on Thursday in the CareerBuilder Challenge, leaving him four strokes back in his return from two sports hernia surgeries

Langer takes one-shot lead over Couples at Hualalai

Bernhard Langer closed with back-to-back birdies to shoot a 7-under 65 Friday for a 15-under 129 total and a one-shot lead over Fred Couples after the second round of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai

Willett struggling to rediscover game before Masters defense

Danny Willett has 2½ months to rediscover his game before making a pressure-filled return to Augusta National as the defending Masters champion

Cabrera Bello leads in Abu Dhabi midway through 2nd round

Rafa Cabrera Bello birdied his final three holes to shoot a 6-under 66 Friday and take a two-stroke lead midway through second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Phil Mickelson laments Chargers' move to LA

If more people in San Diego shared his passion for the Chargers, Phil Mickelson figures the NFL team wouldn't have bolted for Los Angeles

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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