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Missing father of golfer Billy Hurley found safe in Texas (The Associated Press)

This handout photo provided by Cheryl Hurley shows her husband Willard Hurley Jr. Their son, Billy Hurley III is playing this week's Quicken Loans National while enduring a family crisis _ his father, Willard Hurley Jr., has been missing for the past nine days. (Cheryl Hurley/PGA Tour via AP)

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Police have located the father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III after he went missing for nearly two weeks.




I can still win, says Woods after taking route 66 (Reuters)

Jul 31, 2015; Gainesville, VA, USA; Tiger Woods watches his shot after teeing off on the 16th hole in the second round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.  Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods celebrated a lengthy birdie putt on his penultimate hole with one of his trademark fist pumps on the way to his lowest round of the year in relation to par at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Friday. Woods, who has mainly struggled on the PGA Tour this season while working through his latest swing change as he recovers from back surgery, fired a sparkling five-under 66 in the second round at Robert Trent Jones GC in Gainesville. Woods, the tournament host, birdied six of his last 13 holes to rocket into contention with an eight-under total of 134, his final birdie of the day coming at the par-five eighth where he drained a 35-footer before celebrating in roundhouse style.




Woods in contention at Quicken Loans after a 5-under 66 (The Associated Press)

Tiger Woods shows the ball to the crowd on the 16th hole during the second round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The mistake on the par-5 hole set up the signature moment of a second-round, 5-under 66 at the Quicken Loans National on Friday that put Woods in contention for his first victory in nearly two years. ''If I keep hitting good putts, eventually they're going to go in,'' Woods said.




Lawrie out of his own match play tournament (The Associated Press)
ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) -- The inaugural Paul Lawrie Match Play lost its top-seeded player and the tournament host at the last-32 stage on Friday.

Wie withdraws from Women's British Open with ankle injury (The Associated Press)

Michelle Wie of the U.S. is seen wearing a ankle brace as she tees off from the first hole during the first day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Michelle Wie withdrew from the Women's British Open after 13 holes of her second round on Friday, soon after aggravating her left ankle injury by slipping as she walked off a tee box. ''Could be a week or two months,'' Wie told reporters after receiving medical attention in the physio room at Turnberry. Wie, one of the stars of women's golf, developed a bone spur in her left foot after the U.S. Women's Open last month, and has been wearing a protective boot in Scotland when she was not on the course.




Palmer cancels Champions Tour appearance to rest up (The Associated Press)

Arnold Palmer walks off the first tee after his honorary tee shot before the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) -- Arnold Palmer has canceled his appearance at this week's Champions Tour 3M Championship.




Hortal of Spain takes 1st-round lead in Madeira Islands Open (The Associated Press)

New Zealand’s Ryan Fox drives a ball from the second tee during the third round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Sunday, July 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

SANTO DA SERRA, Madeira Islands (AP) -- Antonio Hortal of Spain carded a 9-under 63 to take a one-shot lead in the first round of the Madeira Islands Open on Thursday.




Lawrie knocked out of his own match play tournament (Reuters)
LONDON (Reuters) - An "horrendous" second-round performance sent the tournament host sliding to defeat in the inaugural Paul Lawrie Matchplay in Aberdeen on Friday. The 1999 British Open champion was beaten one up by fellow Scot Chris Doak who will now meet former Ryder Cup player David Howell of England in the last 16. "I hit it really, really poorly and you can't get away with hitting the ball as poorly as that," Lawrie told reporters. "You can't hit the ball any worse than that. "The two of us didn't play very well and were all over the place at times. ...