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  1. Tiger Woods reportedly had THC, four other drugs in system at time of arrest

    Pga

    Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when police pulled him over in the middle of the night and arrested him on suspicion of DUI in Jupiter on Memorial Day weekend, according to a toxicology report released Monday by the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office.

    Associated Press
  2. Justin Thomas wins first major at PGA Championship (w/ video)

    Golf

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Justin Thomas remembers hearing the roar before he saw the shot.

    Justin Thomas applauds the crowd after finishing his final round and then waits for
the rest of the field to wrap up to make his victory official. “I really, truly felt like I was going to win,” he says of his tournament mind-set.
  3. Tom Jones' Two Cents: It's preseason for Bucs TV announcers, too

    TV and Radio

    tom jones' two cents

    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.

    Most mediocre

    CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 11: Vernon Hargreaves III #28 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers intercepts a pass at the goal line intended for Brandon LaFell #11 of the Cincinnati Bengals in the first quarter of a preseason game at Paul Brown Stadium on August 11, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) 700069824
  4. Kevin Kisner leads PGA Championship (w/video)

    Golf

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kevin Kisner survived a calamitous finish at the PGA Championship on Saturday thanks to a good bounce off a bridge that allowed him to escape with a bogey and take a one-shot lead into the final round at Quail Hollow.

    Kevin Kisner finishes double bogey-par-bogey for 1-over 72 and a one-stroke lead after Round 3 of the PGA Championship.
  5. Hideki Matsuyama ties Kevin Kisner for PGA Championship Round 2 lead

    Pga

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hideki Matsuyama never looks satisfied with his shots or his score, no matter how good they look. Perhaps it will take winning a major to change that.

    CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 11:  Hideki Matsuyama of Japan plays his third shot on the 16th hole  during the second round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club on August 11, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images) 692256473
  6. Lecanto golfer nets three holes-in-one over 11 days

    Golf

    Dave Devendorf, 66, is a talented golfer with a 4 handicap. But even scratch golfers don't have the kind of stretch he had recently.

    Dave Devendorf recently had three holes-in-one in a span of 11 days at the Black Diamond Ranch Golf Club in Lecanto.
  7. Kevin Kisner, Thorbjorn Olesen share lead at PGA Championship

    Golf

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jordan Spieth felt like he was "free rolling" going into the PGA Championship, the only major keeping him from the career Grand Slam. He just didn't anticipate greens rolling like this.

    Associated Press
  8. Prosecutor: Tiger Woods to plead guilty to reckless driving

    Golf

    PALM BEACH GARDENS — Tiger Woods has agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving and will enter a diversion program that will allow him to have his record wiped clean if he completes the program, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

    Tiger Woods reacts on the 10th hole during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in February Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The attorney for Woods says the golfer will not attend his arraignment on a driving under the influence charge. [AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File]
  9. Golfer Joe Sepic, 100, still going strong on the greens (w/video)

    Golf

    Joe Sepic watches his tee shot on the 8th hole at Mainlands Golf Club Friday morning 3/4/2017. Sepic, who made a hole-in-one at 98 years old, is turning 100 on Aug. 8. He is still playing golf and played with his regular group Friday morning at Mainlands Golf Club. They surprised him with a birthday celebration in the club house after his round.
  10. Hideki Matsuyama shoots 61 to win Bridgestone Invitational

    Golf

    AKRON, Ohio — Hideki Matsuyama was along for the ride four years ago when he watched Tiger Woods tear apart Firestone Country Club on his way to 61 in the second round, which tied the South course record and sent Woods to a seven-shot victory in the Bridgestone Invitational.

    Hideki Matsuyama pumps a fist after completing a career-best round with a third straight birdie.

TOP AREA COURSES

 

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DREAM 18

 

Wouldn't it be great to play a course made up of the best holes from our top area courses? We gave it a shot. It's called the Dream 18. Get an up-close view through a multimedia report featuring photos and descriptions of each hole as well as audio from Times staff writer Rodney Page.