• Bubba Watson tees off on the ninth hole during the first round of the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Watson likes everything about Phoenix Open _ except course

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bubba Watson repeated that he doesn’t like TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course. He also said he loves everything else about the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

  • Ernie Els of South Africa tees off on the 9th hole during 2nd round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Els moves into contention in Dubai; McIlroy just makes cut

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ernie Els surged into contention Friday at the Dubai Desert Classic, while Rory McIlroy struggled just to make the cut.

  • Rickie Fowler tees off on the fifth hole during the first round of the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Ricky Fowler brings style and substance to Phoenix Open

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Waste Management Phoenix Open is a bit out there by PGA Tour standards. So is Rickie Fowler.

  • Rickie Fowler tees off on the fifth hole during the first round of the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Fowler, Lowry, Matsuyama share Phoenix Open lead at 65

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rickie Fowler overcame some bad shots for a share of the lead Thursday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Phil Mickelson compounded his mistakes and fell back.

  • Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland  tees off on the 11th hole during 1st round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    McIlroy shoots 4-under 68 in 1st round in Dubai

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy started the defense of his Dubai Desert Classic title with a bogey but battled back to post a 4-under 68 on Thursday, leaving him two shots off the lead.

  • Dave Renwick, top Scottish caddie, dies of cancer at 62

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dave Renwick, the Scottish caddie who worked for three major champions and was on the bag for Vijay Singh’s greatest season, has died of stomach cancer. He was 62.

  • Bubba Watson on TPC Scottsdale: ‘I don’t like it at all.’

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bubba Watson took a big swing at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course — with his mouth, not his driver.

  • In this Sept. 4, 2015, file photo, Jim Furyk tees off on the first hole during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass. Furyk, who waited more than 4 months to let his left wrist heal, now will have surgery, costing him another 3 months. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

    Jim Furyk opts for wrist surgery, will miss 3 months

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jim Furyk was No. 7 in the world, No. 9 in the FedEx Cup standings and already assured a spot on the Presidents Cup team when he tied for fourth in the Deutsche Bank Championship for his seventh top 10 of the year.

  • Brandt Snedeker holds the Framers Insurance Open trophy and a ceremonial surfboard after the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament  Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in San Diego. Snedeker finished his final round Sunday before it was suspended because of inclement weather and did not have to play Monday. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Snedeker winds up a winner at Torrey Pines

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — With his glove tucked in his back pocket and a putter in his hand, Brandt Snedeker walked off the green pumping his arms to celebrate a six-shot comeback to win the Farmers Insurance Open. That was the only part of his victory that looked normal.