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Golf-Woods makes rare back-to-back starts as PGA Tour revs up

Feb 21 Missing the cut last week provided a reality check for Tiger Woods, who nevertheless will be the focus of attention again as he headlines a major-worthy field at the Honda Classic starting in south Florida on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Golf-Tiger named as U.S. Ryder Cup vice captain

* First served as a vice captain in 2016 (Adds quotes and details)

Golf-Furyk names Woods as Ryder Cup vice captain

Feb 20 Fourteen-times major winner Tiger Woods will serve as one of the vice captains on the U.S. Ryder Cup squad that will try to snap a 25-year drought on European soil later this year, Jim Furyk said on Tuesday.

Golf-Universal world handicap system to be introduced from 2020

Feb 20 Golfers will be able to take a universal handicap to courses around the world from 2020 in a shake-up of the system announced by organisers on Tuesday.

UPDATE 2-PGA Fedex Cup Rankings

Feb 19 (OPTA) - The PGA Fedex Cup Rankings on Feb 11 Rnk Prv Total 1. (1) Patton Kizzire (US) $2,961,988 2. (5) Dustin Hunter Johnson (US) 2,428,067 3. (3) Jon Rahm (Spain) 2,101,184 4. (9) Jason Day (Australia) 2,073,900 5. (2) Justin Thomas (US) 2,051,800 6. (4) Pat Perez (US) 2,007,711 7. (15) Chez Reavie (US) 1,903,277 8.

World Rankings

Feb 19 (OPTA) - The World Rankings on Feb 11 Rnk Prv Total 1. (1) Dustin Hunter Johnson (US) 494.49 2. (2) Jon Rahm (Spain) 382.39 3. (3) Jordan Spieth (US) 410.91 4. (4) Justin Thomas (US) 407.90 5. (5) Justin Rose (England) 337.44 6. (6) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 362.79 7. (7) Rickie Fowler (US) 316.27 8. (10) Jason Day (Australia)

Golf-Watson finds path back to the top after losing his way

Feb 19 The stinging disappointment of missing the 2016 United States Ryder Cup team was one of the factors why Bubba Watson contemplated retirement last year.

UPDATE 3-LPGA Tour ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open Scores

Feb 19 (OPTA) - Scores from the LPGA Tour ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open on Sunday -14 Jin Young ko (Korea Republic) 65 69 71 69 -11 Hye Jin Choi (Korea Republic) 69 71 70 67 -10 Hannah Green (Australia) 69 74 66 69 -9 Katherine Hull-kirk (Australia) 72 73 69 65 -7 Marina Alex (USA) 71 72 70 68 Minjee Lee (Australia) 72 70 69 70 -6 Charley Hull (Great Britain) 7

UPDATE 1-Golf-Bubba joins Palmer, Hogan as three-times Los Angeles winner

* Two-times Masters champ considered retiring last year (Adds quotes, details)

UPDATE 4-PGA Tour Genesis Open Scores

Feb 18 (OPTA) - Scores from the PGA Tour Genesis Open on Sunday -12 Bubba Watson (USA) 68 70 65 69 -10 Tony Finau (USA) 66 71 68 69 Kevin Na (USA) 68 70 67 69 -9 Patrick Cantlay (USA) 66 69 69 71 Scott Stallings (USA) 71 68 68 68 -8 Adam Hadwin (Canada) 70 74 66 66 Philip Alfred Mickelson (USA) 70 71 67

Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.