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Injured Tiger Woods withdraws during first round at Torrey Pines

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Tiger Woods has withdrawn from his latest tournament - the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines - because of more back problems.

The 14-time major champion was two over par when he abandoned his first round after just 11 holes.

The 39-year-old American spoke to his playing partners before walking off the course and into a waiting car.

Read more: Injured Tiger Woods withdraws during first round at Torrey Pines

Rory McIlroy court battle with Horizon Sports Management adjourned to Wednesday

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Rory McIlroy was in court for the brief initial hearing on Tuesday morning



Rory McIlroy's court case against his former management agent in Dublin has now been adjourned until Wednesday.

The world's number one golfer is suing Horizon Sports Management following a multi-million euros dispute over fees.

The period under dispute coincided with McIlroy's sponsorship deal with Nike, said to be worth about $100m (£66m).

Read more: Rory McIlroy court battle with Horizon Sports Management adjourned to Wednesday

PGA caddies launch lawsuit over $50m bib sponsorship

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More than 80 caddies have launched a lawsuit against the PGA Tour claiming a share of $50m (£33m) earned from wearing sponsored bibs.

The action was filed on Tuesday in North California, and stems from a year-long dispute.

The caddies contend they receive nothing of the millions made by the Tour from bib sponsorship.

Read more: PGA caddies launch lawsuit over $50m bib sponsorship

Lydia Ko becomes golf's youngest world number one at the age of 17

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South Korea-born New Zealander Lydia Ko became the youngest world number one in golf history by reaching the top of the women's rankings aged 17.

Ko secured the number one ranking by finishing in a tie for second at the LPGA Coates Championship in Florida.

She eclipses Tiger Woods, who was 21 when he became men's world number one in 1997.

Read more: Lydia Ko becomes golf's youngest world number one at the age of 17

Rory McIlroy coasts to three-shot Dubai Desert Classic triumph

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Rory McIlroy coasted to a three-shot victory at the Dubai Desert Classic and was never seriously challenged on the final day in the Emirates.

Four ahead overnight, the Northern Irishman, 25, did not need to repeat his first three days' brilliance as a two-under 70 left him on 22 under.

His nearest overnight challenger Morten Orum Madsen triple-bogeyed the first as Sweden's Alex Noren (65) took second.

Read more: Rory McIlroy coasts to three-shot Dubai Desert Classic triumph


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