This time, Leishman slams the door shut

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – With the tournament reaching its final stage, the leaderboards surrounding each green reflected a familiar scenario. Marc Leishman had amassed a two-shot lead after more than 60 holes of golf, and the trophy was within reach.

It’s the same script that played out two weeks ago ...read more

United States wins back Walker Cup from GB&I

LOS ANGELES - The United States won back the Walker Cup from Britain and Ireland on Sunday with decisive performances by three Southern Californians and the 2017 NCAA individual champion at Los Angeles Country Club's North Course.

The United States went into the afternoon singles matches needing only 2 1/2 points to w...read more

Lewis wins for Houston, donates $195K check

Birdies never meant so much to Stacy Lewis.

Every shot she hit at a flagstick Sunday, every putt she poured in at the Cambia Portland Classic did more than take her a step closer to the trophy at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.

They led to a dramatic victory that brought the promise of more help to th...read more

U.S. wins Solheim Cup, 16 1/2 to 11 1/2

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The U.S. and Europe split their singles matches on Sunday as the Americans cruised to a 16 ½ to 11 ½ victory in the Solheim Cup. Here's a recap of the matches.

DAY 3

Sunday singles: U.S. 6, Europe 6

Overall: U.S. 16 ½, Europe 11&nb...read more

New-era stars thriving with friends-first mentality

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Last month, Justin Thomas stood behind the 18th green at Royal Birkdale, waiting to congratulate one of his pals on another major victory.

Wearing basketball shorts and a sweatshirt, Thomas, who had missed the cut two days earlier, politely answered questions about Jordan Sp...read more

No faking it: Matsuyama torches Firestone for 61

AKRON, Ohio – Hideki Matsuyama is the king of post-shot misdirection.

Watch a look of disgust creep across his face after a 7-iron from the fairway, and you might expect the ball to end up in a greenside bunker. But watch it enough times and you’ll know to look for it about 15 feet from the hole....read more

Vegas beats Hoffman in playoff to defend RBC title

For the second straight year, Jhonattan Vegas mounted a final-round comeback to capture the title at the RBC Canadian Open. Here's how things ended up this time around at Glen Abbey, where Vegas had to go an extra hole to edge Charley Hoffman:

Leaderboard: Jhonattan Vegas (-21, won on first ex...read more

Weight of Masters meltdown finally lifted

SOUTHPORT, England – It couldn’t happen, shouldn’t happen, wouldn’t happen.

Not again.

Not this soon.

And so, in the midst of another major collapse, and with his reputation as a shutdown closer on the line, Jordan Spieth took 29 minutes to play the 13th hole&nbs...read more

Park tops amateur Choi to win U.S. Women's Open

With a round of 5-under 67, Sung-Hyun Park rallied to win the U.S. Women’s Open by two over 17-year-old amateur Hye-Jin Choi. Here’s how Park won her first major title at Trump National Bedminster:

Leaderboard: Park (-11), Choi (-9), M.J Hur (-7), So Yeon Ryu (-7), Carlota Ciganda ...read more

Injury won't keep Ariya out of Women's Open

Ariya Jutanugarn’s injured right shoulder shouldn’t keep her from playing in next week’s U.S. Women’s Open, according to her IMG management team.

Jutanugarn, the Rolex world No. 2, withdrew from the Thornberry Creek Classic in Oneida, Wis., during Friday’s second round.

Michael...read more

Kang's breakthrough a family affair

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. – Danielle Kang broke through in spectacular fashion Sunday at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

She broke through all the doubt, disappointment and frustration that mounted trying to live up to the hype that came with turning pro after winning back-to-back U.S. Women’s Ama...read more

Spieth looks Tiger-esque in latest dramatic win

CROMWELL, Conn. – Chasing ghosts.

That’s how Jordan Spieth described his game plan this week at the Travelers Championship. It’s the 23-year-old’s unique way of setting benchmarks when you find yourself sleeping on leads and winning tournaments in wire-to-wire fashion.

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Koepka cruises to first major at U.S. Open

ERIN, Wis. – Amid a crowded leaderboard and facing difficult conditions, Brooks Koepka barely broke a sweat en route to winning the U.S. Open.

Koepka had six birdies during a final-round 67 that turned a one-shot deficit into a four-shot win over Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama. It is Koepka&rsq...read more

2017 Ariya Jutanugarn Becomes No 1 Player In Rolex Rankings

Six-time winner is the first player from Thailand to reach World No. 1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 12, 2017 - Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn has taken over the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings following her win at the 2017 Manulife LPGA Classic.

Jutanugarn took the top spot from Ne...read more

Dufner (68) wins Memorial by three strokes

Jason Dufner had to wait out two weather delays, but he won his fifth PGA Tour title Sunday at the Memorial Tournament. Here’s how the final round played out at Jack’s house:

Leaderboard: Jason Dufner (-13), Rickie Fowler(-10), Anirban Lahiri (-10), Justin Thomas (-9), Ma...read more

Hogan would have approved of Kisner

FORT WORTH, Texas – Just the other side of the Fort Worth railhead at Shady Oaks Country Club, that famously truncated notion from the Hawk is engraved on a plaque under the famous tree where Hogan would spend hours looking for answers.

It gives some insight into why Hogan was the Hawk, a perfectionist with a si...read more

Dominating Thompson reigns at Kingsmill

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Lexi Thompson shot a 6-under 65 on Sunday to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the Kingsmill Championship with a tournament-record 20-under 264 total.

Thompson broke the tournament record of 19 under at Kingsmill's River Course set by Annika Sorenstam in 2008. The victory cam...read more

Kim becomes youngest Players champ in history

Si Woo Kim carded a bogey-free 69 Sunday to win The Players Championship by three shots over Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen. Here's how things wrapped up at TPC Sawgrass:

Leaderboard: Kim (-10), Ian Poulter (-7), Louis Oosthuizen (-7), Rafa Cabrera Bello (-6), Kyle Stanley (-6)

What it means: Th...read more

Garcia receives hero's welcome at The Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Heckled for much of his PGA Tour career, Sergio Garcia received a hero’s welcome Wednesday at The Players.

During a nine-hole practice round, he soaked in the endless adulation of the fans, acknowledging each and every cheer of “Sergio!” and “...read more

Daly's Champions win a victory for fans, tour

Quick, name the last five winners on the PGA Tour Champions.

Ok, time’s up. And no, Bernhard Langer didn’t sweep every title.

But ask a casual golf fan about the over-50 circuit in the coming days, and he’ll let you know that John Daly is once again relevant after ...read more

Chappell edges Koepka for breakthrough win at Valero

After 180 starts, Kevin Chappell finally has his name on a PGA Tour trophy. Here's how things ended up at the Valero Texas Open, where Chappell held off a hard-charging Brooks Koepka for his maiden victory:

Leaderboard: Kevin Chappell (-12), Brooks Koepka (-11), Kevin Tway (-9), Tony Fina...read more

Bryan rallies for first win at RBC Heritage

It was a hectic close to the RBC Heritage, but in the end the tournament crowned another first-time winner. Here's how things ended up at Harbour Town, where Wesley Bryan used an early charge to step into the winner's circle:

Leaderboard: Wesley Bryan (-13), Luke Donald (-12), Patrick Cantlay&...read more

A little magic, a lot of maturity lead Garcia to a major

AUGUSTA, Ga. – There they went – the demons and the ghosts and the goblins, all exorcised during a victory celebration he never anticipated at a course he never could have imagined.

Sergio Garcia crouched, shook his fists and unleashed a primal scream – “YESSSSS!!!” – that&rsqu...read more

After uneasy warmup, DJ withdraws from Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from the Masters.

After a stop-and-start warmup session, Dustin Johnson arrived at the first tee for his 2:03 p.m. starting time but walked off the tee rather than start his round. 

"I was doing everything I could to try to play. I j...read more

Thompson overcomes penalty, can't overcome Ryu

Lexi Thompson almost pulled off one of the most dramatic victories in the history of golf on Sunday, overcoming a four-shot penalty, but So Yeon Ryu was too much for her to overcome in a playoff in the ANA Inspiration, the year's first LPGA major.

Ryu made a short birdie putt on the first playoff h...read more

DJ drawing comparisons to Tiger after latest win

AUSTIN, Texas – Comparing any player with Tiger Woods has always been patently unfair. Only history and Jack Nicklaus are playing the same game when you consider Woods at his best.

That matrix hasn’t changed regardless of Woods’ continued inactivity or the ever-growing cast of wou...read more

Wife's health gave API winner Leishman perspective

ORLANDO, Fla. – Three feet from victory Sunday, Marc Leishman thought about his son’s nagging question.

For the past year, his 5-year-old son, Harvey, has asked, “Daddy, why don’t you ever win a trophy?”

It wasn’t for a lack of effort, of course. Leishman has de...read more

But what happens to API next year?

Thumbs up to Rory McIlroy.

Same to Jason Day.

And Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Ernie Els, Zach Johnson and every player who committed to playing the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week.

You all get a special Arni...read more

DJ's star once again shines brightest at WGC

MEXICO CITY – So begins the age of DJ.

That would be the preferred hot take following the broad-shouldered bomber’s second victory in as many starts to become just the sixth player to win in his first event after taking over the top spot in the world rankings.

Dustin Johnson, the man who looks l...read more

Fowler hangs on to win Honda by four shots

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – It got a little more interesting than he had hoped, but in the end Rickie Fowler still found a way to leave the Honda Classic with the trophy. Here’s how things ended up at PGA National, where Fowler won by four shots:

Leaderboard: Rickie Fowler (-12),&nb...read more

L.A. king: DJ finally ascends to No. 1

LOS ANGELES – Greatness is never more than a phone call away for Dustin Johnson.

His future father-in-law Wayne Gretzky, dubbed The Great One by a reporter when he was 10 years old, is the embodiment of transcendent talent combined with dedication and a dogged inability to accept anything less than victory....read more

Spieth cruises to four-shot win at Pebble Beach

The final day at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am delivered plenty of scenery but little drama. Here's how things ended up on the Monterey Peninsula, where Jordan Spieth cruised to a four-shot win:

Leaderboard: Jordan Spieth (-19), Kelly Kraft (-15), Dustin Johnson (-14), Brandt Snedeker ...read more

Matsuyama's WMPO win was fittingly chaotic

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – It wouldn’t be the Waste Management Phoenix Open without utter chaos. And not just from the crowd.

Just when it started to look like a runaway victory at the biggest party on the PGA Tour, someone at Buffalo Wild Wings must have hit that switch from the commercial, and su...read more

Woods: "I've sat out long enough"

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Tiger Woods’ busiest stretch in three and a half years begins this week at Torrey Pines.

And not even Woods knows what to expect.

“My body is in a pretty good state where I feel like I can handle that workload,” he said Monday at media day for the Gen...read more

Ko, Gilchrist working together, is union imminent?

Rolex world No. 1 Lydia Ko may have found her new coach, the same coach who helped Ariya Jutanugarn top Ko for Rolex Player of the Year last season.

Ko has worked with Gary Gilchrist for “several sessions” over the last 10 days or so at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-In-The-Hills, F...read more

It's official: World No. 1 Day to wear Nike apparel

World No. 1 Jason Day will return next week at Kapalua with a new look.

Day will be decked out in Nike apparel when he makes his first start since the Tour Championship. The deal was first reported by ESPN in September, but Nike and Day did not confirm the agreement until Jan. 1.

Nike announced in Augu...read more

Tiger joins Trump for first round since election

Tiger Woods and President-elect Donald Trump hit the links together on Friday at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Source : The Golf Channel...read more

Woods signs deal to play Bridgestone B330-S

When Tiger Woods arrived at the Hero World Challenge two weeks ago competing with a Bridgestone B330-S golf ball and TaylorMade woods, the golf world, as it does with Tiger, took notice.

After that trial run, Bridgestone and Woods made it official Thursday, announcing that Woods has entered into a multi-year agre...read more

Duval, Karavites win Father/Son by 1 shot

ORLANDO, Fla. - David Duval and stepson Nick Karavites shot a 10-under 62 on Sunday to win the PNC Father/Son Challenge by a stroke.

Duval and Karavites finished at 21-under 123 in the scramble event at Grande Lakes to hold off 2013 winners Stewart and Connor Cink, newcomers Retief and Leo Goosen, and Fred a...read more

Matsuyama wins Hero by two over Stenson

Hideki Matsuyama didn't quite cruise Sunday, but the hottest player in the world nonetheless turned a seven-stroke overnight lead into a two-shot win over Henrik Stenson at the Hero World Challenge. Here’s how Sunday wrapped up in Albany:

Leaderboard: Matsuyama (-18), Stenson (-16), ...read more

Danes capture first World Cup title

Thorbjorn Olesen and Soren Kjeldsenovercame a sluggish start to capture Denmark's first World Cup of Golf. Here's how things played out at Kingston Heath in Melbourne, Australia:

Final leaderboard: Kjeldsen/Olesen (Denmark) -20, Rickie Fowler/Jimmy Walker (United States) -16, Victor Dubuisson/...read more

Perez takes Mayakoba title for second career win

Pat Perez punctuated his comeback from shoulder surgery by winning the OHL Classic at Mayakoba for his long-awaited second career victory. Here's how things played out at Mexico's Mayakoba Resort:

Final leaderboard: Perez (-21), Gary Woodland (-19), Russell Knox (-18), Scott Piercy (...read more

Pampling adds to strong Aussie year with Vegas win

It's been a banner year on the PGA Tour for the men from Down Under.

Led by world No. 1 Jason Day, Australians have combined for eight victories this year on Tour, the latest coming when grizzled veteran Rod Pampling held off a pair of challengers to snag the trophy at the Shriners Hospit...read more

Matsuyama cruises to WGC-HSBC Champions win

Hideki Matsuyama kept his foot on the gas Sunday at the WGC-HSBC Champions, cruising to a seven-shot victory. Here’s how the final round shook out at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China:

Leaderboard: Matsuyama (-23), Henrik Stenson (-16), Daniel Berger (-16), Rory McIlroy (-15), Bill Haas (-1...read more

Tiger Woods still believes he'll break Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 majors

Tiger Woods remains steadfast in his belief that he can catch -- and break -- Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major golf championships, but he won't be devastated if he doesn't accomplish the feat.

Woods, 40, who has been stuck on 14 major championships since winning the U.S. Open in 2008, was asked about the ha...read more

Punch Shot: One positive to expect in Tiger's return

Tiger Woods will tee it up this week at the PGA Tour's season-opening Safeway Open, marking his first competitive start in 14 months after sitting out with injuries to his back. Expectations will be tempered, but what positives will we see from the 14-time major winner? 

Our writers debate.
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U.S. completes the task, wins emotional Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. – A U.S. Ryder Cup team that has spent the better part of two decades finding new and interesting ways to produce the same demoralizing result now owns a system, a blueprint and, most importantly, a dominant victory.

In task-force meetings, conference calls and late-night group chats, the...read more

Palmer, the King of golf, dies at age 87

Whatever cosmic substance was woven into Arnold Palmer’s DNA, we may never see the likes of it again.

While Sam Snead, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Ben Hogan won more PGA Tour events, Palmer won more intangible treasures.

Really, how do you measure all th...read more

'Beef' earns PGA Tour card for next season

Andrew Johnston, the 27-year-old jovial Englishman with the unplayable-lie beard, the unflappable demeanor and – oh, yes, a pretty decent game – will have a PGA Tour card for next season.

Johnston closed with a 68 on Sunday – appropriately, National Cheeseburger Day – in the Albertsons Boise Op...read more

Love selects Fowler, Kuchar, Holmes for Ryder Cup

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III moved closer to rounding out his 12-man roster on Monday by adding Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and J.B. Holmes to the squad he will take to Hazeltine.

Love's selections came the day after the third leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, where Fo...read more

Tiger Woods 'Upset' Over Nike's Decision to Stop Making Clubs

It has now been a month since Nike dropped the bombshell news that it would exit the clubmaking business, and apparently that news didn’t sit very well with Tiger Woods.

Nike’s CEO Phil Knight recently joined ESPN’s Mike & Mike and shared details on breaking the news to the main face of Nike Golf.read more

A. Jutanugarn pushing Ko for POY honors

Ariya Jutanugarn upped the ante in her bid to challenge Lydia Ko as the year’s best player in women’s golf.

With her victory Sunday at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, Jutanugarn claimed an LPGA best fifth title this season, one more than Ko.

Jutanugarn made a statement winning...read more

Furyk goes from feeling 'lost' to shooting 58

It was Sept. 13, 2013, and Jim Furyk was busy retelling every detail of how he’d joined golf’s most exclusive club. Earlier that day, he had shot 59 in the second round of the BMW Championship, an effortless round on a difficult day at Conway Farms.

“I’m not a smell-the-roses typ...read more

A. Jutanugarn wins first major at Women's British

MILTON KEYNES, England – Ariya Jutanugarn won the Women's British Open on Sunday at Woburn for her first major championship and fourth LPGA Tour victory of the year.

The 20-year-old Jutanugarn closed with an even-par 72 for a three-stroke victory over American Mo Martin and South Korea's Mirim Lee. Jut...read more

U.S. 'best golfing nation' at International Crown

GURNEE, Ill. – The words washing over Stacy Lewis were sweeter than any douse of celebratory champagne.

“To be called the best golfing nation is pretty satisfying, just to hear that being announced when we're getting those trophies,” Lewis said Sunday evening after the United States won the...read more

Iceman Stenson heats up, fierce in Open victory

TROON, Scotland – As Henrik Stenson stepped to the first tee Sunday afternoon - the 40-year-old in the day’s 41st game making his 42nd start in a major - the ubiquitous gloom that had engulfed the Firth of Clyde for two days finally relented.

The sunshine arrived just in time for t...read more

Hurley produces a heartwarming win

As sports fans, we always look for storylines to accompany our results. They make the box score easier to digest; they make the final minutes of crunch time that much more compelling.

By cruising to victory at the Quicken Loans National, though, Billy Hurley didn’t just offer up a single storyline. He provi...read more

Monday Scramble: Bad rules and Mr. Cool

Dustin Johnson won the 116th U.S. Open, but it wasn’t without drama. Johnson was told on the 12th tee that he might incur a one-stroke penalty at the end of his round, in relation to his ball moving on the fifth green. Johnson made the possibility of a deduction null and void, winning by three shot...read more

Berger wins FedEx St. Jude by 3 for first title

A lengthy rain delay pushed back the conclusion of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, but for Daniel Berger it was worth the wait. Here's how things ended up in Memphis, where Berger held off several high-profile veterans to earn his first career PGA Tour victory at the age of 23:

Leaderboard: Daniel Berger (-...read more

McGirt tops Curran in Memorial playoff for first win

DUBLIN, Ohio - William McGirt thought he hit it big when he won the Cabarrus Classic and pocketed $16,000, the second-largest prize on the Tar Heel Tour.

That was in 2007, and it felt like a lifetime ago compared with the perks from winning the Memorial on Sunday.

The victory was worth $1.53 million and a t...read more

Ariya Jutanugarn from Thailand poses with the championship trophy after winning the LPGA Volvik Championship

May belongs to Ariya Jutanugarn.

On Sunday at the LPGA Volvik Championship, Jutanugarn made history as the first player on the LPGA Tour to make her first three victories on Tour in consecutive events. She swept the entire month of May on the LPGA Tour, winning all three events staged on Tour including her maiden vict...read more

Irish Open: Rory McIlroy wins by three shots at K Club

Rory McIlroy ended any discussion of a victory drought in emphatic fashion Sunday at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

Beginning the final round with a three-shot lead at the K Club, McIlroy briefly gave up the lead before rallying for a three-shot victory over Russell Knox and Bradley Dredge. It marked his fi...read more

Tiger-esque: Day adds Players title to dominant run

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – There was a time players trying to close out a victory didn’t wantTiger Woods in their heads.

They didn’t want him trashing things in there, rattling focus, smashing confidence and busting up their plans to win a trophy.

Tiger is in Jason Day’s hea...read more

ARIYA JUTANUGARN EARNS FIRST WIN IN ALABAMA

An emotional win for, Thailand native, Ariya Jutanugarn on this 2016 Mother’s Day as her mom looked on as she got up and down on the 18th for the win.

"Thank you for my mom for being with me all the time to support me and happy Mother's Day," said Jutanugarn.

Jutanugarn held a three-stroke lead enteri...read more

Bogey-free Stuard wins first Tour event at Zurich

AVONDALE, La. – Brian Stuard beat Jamie Lovemark on the second hole of a playoff Monday to capture his first PGA Tour win at the waterlogged Zurich Classic.

Stuard never bogeyed a hole throughout the tournament on the long (7,425-yard), par-72 TPC Louisiana course, which w...read more

Woods registers for U.S. Open

It doesn’t mean he’s playing, but it doesn’t mean he’s not.

Tiger Woods registered for the U.S. Open on April 4 the USGA said on Monday. The three-time U.S. Open champion is exempt because of his historic victory in 2008 at Torrey Pines, but registering is still necessary to play in the ch...read more

Even battling injury, Day a few steps ahead at WGC

AUSTIN, Texas – Sprawled out on the massage table, laid up in the hotel room, Jason Day listened to four members of his inner circle trying to persuade him to withdraw from the WGC-Dell Match Play.

Don’t be a hero.

Don’t risk further injury.  

Don’t ruin you...read more

With a little help from Tiger, Day prevails at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. – Jason Day had watched Tiger Woods win eight times before at Bay Hill, and he wanted to do it, too.

After Day saved par from the greenside bunker on the 72nd hole Sunday, he finally had the chance to do something else he's watched Tiger do over and over again.

Day, w...read more

Schwartzel tops Haas in Valspar playoff

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Charl Schwartzel used two big birdies to close with a 4-under 67 and made up a five-shot deficit. All he needed was a par on the first hole of a playoff Sunday at Innisbrook to beat Bill Haasand win the Valspar Championship.

Schwartzel's two-putt par on the 18th hole in a playof...read more

Woods: 'Everyone thinks I'm dead'

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The Tiger Woods proof-of-life tour continued this week when the 14-time major champ attended a dinner for U.S. Ryder Cup hopefuls at Jack Nicklaus’ house.

Woods has not been seen much since the Hero World Challenge in December, but he posed...read more

Watson wins NTO by 1 over Scott, Kokrak

There was no shortage of drama Sunday in Los Angeles, as the outcome of the Northern Trust Open was in doubt right to the very end. Here's how things ended up at Riviera Country Club, where Bubba Watson rallied to win this event for the second time in the last three years:

Leaderboard: Bu...read more

Phil has made strides, but lipped putt will sting

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Fifteen minutes after watching his title hopes carom off the left edge of the final hole he faced at Pebble Beach, Phil Mickelson could only smile and shake his head.

This was where the drought was supposed to end. Hallowed ground, familiar territory, a place he knew and loved ag...read more

Matsuyama outlasts Fowler in playoff to win WMPO

Danny Lee began the day in the driver's seat, and coming down the stretch it appeared Rickie Fowler was poised for a coronation. But in the end it was Hideki Matsuyama who lifted the trophy at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, outlasting Fowler on the fourth hole of a playoff:

Leaderboard:&nb...read more

Spieth doesn't help fatigue with Singapore jaunt

After waiting an extra day, Jordan Spieth returned to the 18th green at the Singapore Open and calmly rolled in a 5-foot birdie putt.

He offered a halfhearted fist pump. He waved politely to the crowd. He even shared a fist bump with agent-turned-caddie Jay Danzi.

But in the end, it still wasn't e...read more

Fowler's Abu Dhabi win furthers 'Big 4' narrative

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Against a field that included world No. 1 Jordan Spieth and No. 3 Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler took his game on the road to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and did what - until just last year - seemed exceedingly difficult for the PGA Tour’s millenni...read more

Gomez tops Snedeker to win Sony Open in playoff

Fabian Gomez made birdie on the second extra hole to defeat Brandt Snedeker and win the Sony Open in a playoff. Here’s how things finished up in overtime at Waialae Country Club:

Leaderboard: Gomez (-20), Snedeker (-20), Zac Blair (-19), Si Woo Kim (-16)

What it means: Th...read more

Spieth cruises to Hyundai title, wins by 8

It seems only fitting that the first tournament of the new year belongs to the player who dominated the prior year. Here is how things ended up at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, where Jordan Spieth cruised to an eight-shot victory and punched his ticket for a return trip to Maui in 2017:

Leaderboa...read more

Bahama Bubba

NASSAU, Bahamas – The misnomer is that there is a specific lineup of courses where “Bubba Golf” plays: Augusta National, Torrey Pines, Trump National Doral.

Bubba Watson can add a new stop to that rotation following this week’s event at Albany Golf Club, where the free-swinging southpaw ca...read more

Phil Mickelson falls out of top 25 in world rankings for first time since 1995

For the first time in more than 20 years, Phil Mickelson has dropped out of the top 25 in the Official World Golf Rankings, which will become official after the completion of the Sanderson Farms Championship on Monday.

Mickelson, 45, who parted ways last week with swing coach Butch Harmon, is projected ...read more

This Just In

It appears the youth movement shaking up thePGA Tour is here to stay. After a season in which we saw Jordan Spieth win two majors and the Player of the Year Award, his good friend Justin Thomas beat out Adam Scott by a single shot in Malaysia on Sunday to claim his first PGA Tour victory. Here's how it a...read more

Smylie Face

Smylie Kaufman went out early and fired a 10-under 61 to charge from seven shots back, outlast the field, and win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Here’s how Kaufman vaulted into the lead and then held on throughout the afternoon at TPC Summerlin:

Leaderboard: Kaufman (-16),  Patton ...read more

Presidents Cup goes the distance; U.S. prevails

INCHEON, South Korea - Bill Haas delivered the winning point to his team and to his father Sunday in a Presidents Cup that ended with a familiar result amid tension not felt in years.

The Americans won for the sixth straight time, 15 ½ to 14 ½, only this one came down to the final match.read more

Jordan Spieth Named 2014-15 PGA Tour Player of the Year

The least surprising news of the 2014-15 PGA Tour season has broken: Jordan Spieth has been named Player of the Year.

The 22-year-old and reigning U.S. Open and Masters champion is the youngest PGA Tour Player of the Year since Tiger Woods in 1997. In addition to his two major victories, Spieth also won the Valspar Ch...read more

Ko wins Evian, becomes youngest LPGA major victor

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France - With two holes left to play in her bid to become the youngest LPGA major champion at the Evian Championship, Lydia Ko stayed as relaxed and composed as a seasoned veteran. The South Korean-born New Zealander birdied both on the shores of Lake Geneva to reach a new landmark in her short bu...read more

Jason's journey: Day learned to succeed by failing first

EDISON, N.J. – For a time, unraveling the mystery of Jason Day had been an exercise in psychology.

To observers far and wide he was a bona fide five-tool guy from the moment he arrived at the PGA Tour doorstep in 2008. So much talent, so much desire, so many ways to come up painfully short.read more

Jason breaks major record

The dreams of Jason Day and Jordan Spiethwent head to head on Sunday in the final pairing of the PGA Championship. In the end, it was Day's dream that came true as the Australian broke through to win his first major. Day closed with a 5-under 67 that left him at 20 under, the lowest score in relation to par in maj...read more

Lowry breaks through with incredible escapes at WGC

AKRON, Ohio – With plenty of time to kill before his final-round tee time, Shane Lowry admitted that he spent much of his Sunday morning envisioning how the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational trophy would look in his hands.

Thanks to a round that was part ball-striking clinic and part lessons in fo...read more

Place on Tour schedule hurts Quicken Loans field

GAINESVILLE, Va. – Professional golf is often considered the most democratic of all sports.

There are no guaranteed contracts, no rookie minimums, no franchise tags to create competitive safety nets that can ease the transition through bouts of less-than-stellar play. In golf, a player is what his record says he...read more

Z. Johnson's story prevails above others at Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – It was neither historic nor heartwarming, but the hurried final hours of the 144th Open Championship were infinitely entertaining.

A championship many didn’t think would ever end wrapped up with the masses pining for more when the proceedings were drawn to a close by Zach ...read more

Watson wins second Travelers Championship

Bubba Watson shot a final-round 67 and made birdie on the second extra hole Sunday to defeatPaul Casey in a playoff and win his secondTravelers Championship. Here's how things shook out on a soggy day at TPC River Highlands:

Leaderboard: Watson (-16), Casey (-16), Brian Harman (-15), Grah...read more

Woods' invincibility never seemed so far away

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – For nostalgic types, today is an anniversary worth noting.

Seven years ago today, Tiger Woods beat a guy named Rocco to win his 14th major and third U.S. Open title. Maybe it’s more compelling that Tiger’s one-legged effort at Torrey Pines was also the last ti...read more

Lingmerth steps into starring role at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio – On Saturday Tiger Woods needed 85 strokes to round Muirfield Village, his highest card on Tour in 1,158 career rounds, and Phil Mickelson was only slightly better with a 78.

A week ago, world No. 1 Rory McIlroy opened his week with an 80 at the Irish Open.
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Monday Scramble: McIlroy's struggles continue

Steven Bowditch won his second PGA Tour event, the Byron Nelson turned into a sloppy mess in the second round, Rory McIlroy missed a second consecutive cut, and I'm writing a second consecutive Monday Scramble:

Source : The Golf Channel...read more

McIlroy leaves another Tour field in his dust

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – You know how American Pharoah lapped the field on Saturday at the Preakness by seven lengths? Yeah, this was better than that.

While Rory McIlroy wasn’t vying for the second leg of the Triple Crown – or even the fourth leg of the career Grand Slam, that will have to wait u...read more

McIlroy last man standing in Match Play

SAN FRANCISCO – During a week of title bouts – Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, Keegan Bradley vs. Miguel Angel Jimenez – Sunday’s finale at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play felt more like an undercard.

It wasn’t the names, what with world No. 1 Rory McIlroy squared off...read more

Spieth makes history with four-shot win at Masters

It wasn't easy, but Jordan Spieth sure made it look that way Sunday, winning the Masters by four strokes over Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson and making a whole lot of history along the way.

Leaderboard: Jordan Spieth (-18), Justin Rose (-14), Phil Mickelson (-14), Rory McIlroy&n...read more

Walker cruises to victory at Valero Texas Open

Future 54-hole leaders, rejoice. The curse is over. With a 2-under 70 Sunday, Jimmy Walkercruised to a four-shot victory at the Valero Texas Open. Here’s what went down at TPC San Antonio, just 27 miles from Walker's home course:

Leaderboard: Walker (-11), Jordan Spieth (-7),Billy H...read more

Ready For The Big Time

ORLANDO, Fla. – Matt Every was so confident that he’d win the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, he shaved for his close-up and opted for a pair of red-and-blue plaid pants.

He thought they’d nicely match the winner’s blue blazer.

Keep in mind this is the same ...read more

Woods 'making strides,' but not playing Bay Hill

Tiger Woods will not play next week at theArnold Palmer Invitational, he announced Friday.

The eight-time Bay Hill champion said he's still working to get his game back in shape after an embarrassing start to the 2015 season.

"I spoke to Arnold today and told him that I will not play in his tournament ...read more

Top-ranked Lydia Ko wins Women's Australian Open by 2 strokes

New Zealand's Lydia Ko made her second start as world No. 1 a winning one, shooting a final-round 2-under-par 71 for a two-stroke victory over South Korea's Amy Yang in the Women's Australian Open.

The South Korean-born Ko finished with a 72-hole total of 9-under 283 on the composite course at Royal Melbourne. Yang sh...read more

Day wins Farmers in four-way playoff

SAN DIEGO – Two feet away from chipping into the water, Jason Day turned a good break into a big win Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open when he won a four-man playoff with a par on the second extra hole at tough Torrey Pines.

Day's gamble in regulation looked as if it might backfire when he...read more

Koepka prevails in Phoenix for first Tour win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Brooks Koepka has lost track of the miles flown, the oceans crossed and the stamps in his passport as he toiled in remote corners of the golfing world for more than two years to prepare himself for moments like Sunday at the Phoenix Open.

The most significant journey turned out to be the 50 feet hi...read more

Allenby saga takes more twists

HONOLULU – A week ago Robert Allenby told Golf Channel a harrowing tale of violent crime, a story he said he pieced together through second-hand accounts and his own investigation of what was originally described as a kidnapping, robbery and assault.

After interviewing multiple witnesses and retracing ...read more

Is Tiger missing a front tooth?

Tiger Woods surprised Lindsey Vonn on Monday in Italy, showing up at the finish line of her record-breaking win. He surprised the rest of his with his apparent lack of a front tooth.

At first, Woods' wacky skeleton mask was the topic of conversation, but these pictures from the Associated Press hav...read more

Rory, Stacy, Langer named GWAA POYs

The Golf Writers Association of America has selected Rory McIlroy, Stacy Lewis andBernhard Langer as its 2014 Players of the Year.

McIlroy earned top honors for the second time in three years, receiving 94 percent of the vote. 

“This award is testimony to my best year as a pro...read more

Scott finds Williams' replacement in caddie Kerr

After a successful audition, Adam Scottannounced on Monday he’s hired Mike Kerr to replace Steve Williams as his caddie.

Kerr worked for Scott earlier this month at the Australian PGA and Australian Open where the duo finished tied for second and fifth, respectively.

“I'm delighte...read more

Spieth wins Hero World Challenge by 10 shots

WINDERMERE, Fla. – Jordan Spieth had been down this road before.

Three years ago at Isleworth, he was making the turn in the final round when he looked over at the scoreboard on the 18th fairway that showed he had a big lead. So it was eerie when he caught himself doing the same thing Sunday during the...read more

Woods angry at Jenkins parody, pens online response

Tiger Woods fired back at longtime golf writer Dan Jenkins and Golf Digest for a parody in the December issue of the magazine that characterizes the former world No. 1 as mean-spirited and cheap.

The story is entitled “My interview with Tiger”with an asterisk before Jenkins’ byline that reads, &...read more

Watson wins WGC-HSBC in playoff thriller

SHANGHAI - Even in the midst of a meltdown, Bubba Watson never lost hope Sunday in the HSBC Champions.

He stood on the 16th tee with a two-shot lead. He trudged off the 17th green facing a one-shot deficit behind five players suddenly tied for the lead. And right when it looked as though Watson had blown it,...read more

Streb wins McGladrey in playoff

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – It was a playoff potpourri.

There was the veteran hot on the comeback trail, the affable champion-in-waiting trying to shed the double-edged moniker “Best player without a Tour title,” and the newcomer vying to make a name for himself.

Seems about right that a plac...read more

Woods needs to do whatever he thinks is best for him

Monday brought the inevitable news that Tiger Woods resumed hitting golf balls last week in his latest step toward a return to competitive golf. Inevitable because – let's face it – this was always going to be part of the plan anyway.

"The doctors said he could hit golf balls again, and he's list...read more

Bae hangs on, wins Frys.com Open by 2

NAPA, Calif. - Sang-Moon Bae built a big lead and was steady enough on the back nine at Silverado to win the Frys.com Open on Sunday in the first event of the new PGA Tour season.

Bae missed a short birdie putt on the 18th that only affected the margin. He closed with a 1-over 73, the first player ...read more

McGinley named Euro Tour Golfer of the Month

The European Tour’s Golfer of the Month for September didn’t hit a shot last month.

Members of the Association of Golf Writers and television and radio commentators voted Paul McGinley as the Golfer of the Month, despite the fact that McGinley didn’t, you know, play golf in September.&...read more

European Union

GLENEAGLES, Scotland – Nothing went right for the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Not the captain’s picks, who went 2-5-2 at Gleneagles. Not the disabled list, which relegated Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Jason Dufner to the role of distant cheerleaders. Not even a golf course th...read more

TPC Boston braces for Monday madness

NORTON, Mass. – And now the most manic of Mondays.

In no particular order, Rory McIlroy is doing what Rory McIlroy does, Jason Day will be vying for his second PGA Tour victory of the season on what should still be a rehab assignment and a dozen other players will spend Labor Day ei...read more

Mahan celebrates his first win as a father

PARAMUS, N.J. – While her father was busy attempting to navigate the 18th hole at Ridgewood Country Club on Sunday afternoon, little Zoe Olivia Mahan was blissfully oblivious to the buzz in the air.

Playing the role of adorable toddler to perfection, she wore a purple dress over flower-patterned pants,...read more

McIlroy edges Mickelson at PGA for fourth major

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship.

On a back nine filled with clutch shots and as much tension as a major can provide, McIlroy emerged from a four-man race to outlast Phil Mickelson and the darkness...read more

Tiger Woods’ Ryder Cup participation in doubt after back injury flares up

The golfing future of Tiger Woods has again been plunged into doubt after the 14-times major winner re-injured his back and withdrew midway through the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday.

Woods was playing in only his third event since undergoing surgery on a nerve in his back in late March. He ...read more

Spain sweeps singles, wins International Crown

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Their bond goes far beyond their designation as teammates, and as a whole they are far more than merely a quartet of players thrown together to represent Spain.

The foursome that won the inaugural International Crown on Sunday have been friends on and off the golf course for years, which ...read more

McIlroy eyes Grand Slam glory after latest major win

HOYLAKE, England – Who said these words?

“My game is suited for basically every golf course and most conditions, but these conditions I just don’t enjoy playing in really. That’s the bottom line. I’d rather play when it’s 80 degrees and sunny and not much wind.”

Thr...read more

Hawk's Nest: Tiger's tourney not what it used to be

You think golf has some stupid rules? My brief dalliance with World Cup soccer has ended because of a lack of sufficient street cred. Why do teams dress 23 players and only 14 can play? Why do they call it a “hand ball” if it hits your shoulder? Why does every referee look like he just failed a lie-detector test and ...read more

Kaymer dominates in winning Open

PINEHURST, N.C. – Never mind the five-shot lead – on U.S. Open Sunday, Martin Kaymer was bracing himself for the most difficult day of his career.  

The suffocating pressure.  

The crippling expectations.  

The dark thoughts.

When he knocked in a 15...read more

Crane wins

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Ben Crane estimates he slept less than three hours in a night spent praying and thanking God that his game finally has come back around.

Then he played 30 holes Sunday in winning the St. Jude Classic for his first PGA Tour title since 2011, setting off a celebration that included h...read more

Jimenez wins Spanish Open in three-way playoff

GIRONA, Spain – Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Spanish Open on Sunday after a three-way playoff to become the European Tour's first winner over the age of 50.

Jimenez extended his own record as the oldest European Tour winner at 50 years and 133 days old.

''There is no secret,'' Jimenez s...read more

Worth the Wait

Martin Kaymer survived a 90-minute weather delay and held on to win The Players on Sunday, making back-to-back clutch pars on 17 and 18 to edge Jim Furyk by one. Here’s the skinny on the final round at TPC Sawgrass:

The leaderboard: Martin Kaymer (-13); Jim Furyk (-12); Sergio Garci...read more

Holmes picks up the pieces

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – J.B. Holmes put all the broken pieces back together.

Well, almost all of them.

Three short years after undergoing a pair of brain surgeries, a year after breaking an ankle and less than a year after undergoing elbow surgery, Holmes reminds himself how blessed he is keeping that one l...read more

Noh takes first PGA Tour title at Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. – As Seung-Yul Noh exhaled and tilted his head back in a skyward gaze on the 18th green, his South Korean countryman and fellow PGA Tour player, Y.E. Yang, charged toward him, spraying him with bottled beer.

Noh smiled, removed his hat, held both arms out and soaked it all in.

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Kuchar glad to be rid of frustration questions

As soon as Matt Kuchar jarred a bunker shot on Harbour Town’s final hole and again when he clinched the RBC Heritage title some 30 minutes later to exorcise the demons of three consecutive top-five finishes in the past three weeks without a victory, I was reminded of a classic interview-room story from ...read more

Watson wins second Masters title in three years

Bubba Watson slipped on his second green jacket in the past three years with a relatively stress-free victory Sunday at the 78thMasters. Here’s the skinny on the final round at Augusta National: 

The leaderboard: Bubba Watson (-8);Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt at -5; Miguel Angel Ji...read more

Thongchai completes ‘career grand slam’ milestone at Masters

April 12, 2014: Thai legend Thongchai Jaidee enjoyed a career milestone at the Masters Tournament when he safely made the halfway cut with a second round of two-over-par 74 at Augusta National Golf Club.

The popular 44-year-old, who captained Team Asia to a draw with Europe in last month’s EurAsia Cup in Malaysi...read more

Masters gets started

The 78th Masters Tournament has officially begun.

Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player each hit their ceremonial tee shots, and Stewart Cink and Tim Clark followed them as the first competitors to tee off this morning at Augusta National Golf Club.

Palmer hit his drive to the bot...read more

Thompson outduels Wie to win Kraft Nabisco

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Trying to beat the guys was the right idea after all.

Lexi Thompson just took Michelle Wie’s idea and turned it on its head.

Thompson didn’t grow up dreaming of honing a game good enough to play the PGA Toursomeday. She grew up trying to keep up with ...read more

Bowditch captures first Tour win at Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO – Steven Bowditch held on to win the Texas Open in windy conditions Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory and a spot in the Masters.

The 30-year-old Australian bogeyed the par-5 18th for a 4-over 76 for a one-stroke victory.

''I'm over the moon. I really can't...read more

All Downhill

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tiger Woods was a no-show this week for his annual central Florida annuity, the byproduct of a back that continues to cause aches throughout the golf world, while Adam Scott at least waited until the weekend to go AWOL.

Following a course-record-tying 62 on Day 1 at ...read more

Senden captures Valspar Championship

The Valspar Championship fittingly came down to the Snake Pit, the signature stretch of holes 16, 17 and 18 on Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course, and Australian John Senden was the ultimate survivor. Senden, 42, chipped in for birdie on the 16th to grab the lead, birdied the 17th and parred the 18th for a...read more

Red Flags

Doral, Fla. – For the second consecutive year the guy in the red shirt won the PGA Tour’s southFlorida siesta otherwise known as the WGC-Cadillac Championship, just not the guy the majority of the golf public thought it would be.

It’s far too early to declare Patrick Reed the...read more

Bad to Worse

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – OK, now there is legitimate reason for concern: Tiger Woods’ worst start to a season just got markedly worse.

Questions about the state of his game heading into the year’s first major morphed into serious doubts about his short- and long-term health Sunday af...read more

Bubba Watson Northern Trust Open Grateful for Blessings

LOS ANGELES – Bubba Watson couldn’t help himself in the end.

After seizing the Northern Trust Open by the throat in a spectacular display of weekend shot-making, Watson was closing out his first victory since winning the Masters two years ago in very un-Bubba-like fashion.

Th...read more

Walker hangs on to win by one at Pebble Beach

On a slow, dreary day on the Monterey Peninsula, Jimmy Walker nearly squandered a huge lead but made a 5-foot par putt on the 72nd hole to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by one. Here’s the skinny on the final round:

The leaderboard: Jimmy Walker (-11);Dustin Johnson and Jim Re...read more

Stadler wins first Tour title on Watson miss at 18

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Smallrus finally hoisted a big PGA Tour trophy.

Kevin Stadler, the 33-year-old son of major champion Craig ''The Walrus'' Stadler, won the Phoenix Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory.

Stadler won when playing partner Bubba Watson missed a 5-foot par putt...read more

Unstoppable

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – Jessica Korda made you scratch your head Sunday at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.

She also made you marvel.

How do you win the LPGA season opener two weeks after deciding to overhaul your swing? How do you win when you’re still fighting your old swing, s...read more

Larrazabal wins Abu Dhabi; McIlroy, Mickelson come up short

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Spain's Pablo Larrazabal shot a final-round 67 to end a near three-year winless drought to capture the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Sunday.

Larrazabal, 30, won by a stroke with a 14-under-par 274 on the National Course in the UAE capital.

Rory McIlroy ...read more

Long Wie From Home

A business trip to Hawaii is a little like vacationing at the DMV, although it’s far more likely you’d rather crunch numbers in the Aloha State than pitch a tent in the driver’s license renewal line. Of all the trips I made halfway across the Pacific Ocean over the years, none left a greater impressio...read more

Toughest part of this year's Ryder Cup will be getting on the team

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) -- The most pressure involving the Ryder Cup this year is simply getting on the team.

It has never been more difficult -- for Europe or the United States.

"I do not want to be missing out on that one," Graeme McDowell said last month at the end of a most successful season.

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Johnson tops Woods in World Challenge playoff

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Zach Johnson put together the storybook finish at Sherwood on Sunday that for the longest time belonged toTiger Woods.

Johnson rallied from four shots behind with eight holes to play, holed out from a drop area for par on the last hole to force a playoff, and beat the No. 1 play...read more

McIlroy edges Scott for Australian Open title

SYDNEY – Rory McIlroy birdied the 18th hole to beat Adam Scott at the Australian Open on Sunday, winning for the first time in 2013 and denying Scott the rare Australian triple crown.

McIlroy started the last round four shots behind Scott but drew even when he eagled the seventh and birdied t...read more

Feng stole the show on Sunday in Naples

NAPLES, Fla. – Shanshan Feng seems determined to awaken the sleeping giant in golf.

Feng won another big event Sunday to make her native China proud.

Feng, trying to inspire her homeland to love golf as much as she does, separated herself from a star-studded leaderboard with a fast start in ...read more

Double Take

Henrik Stenson finished off what he called a “double-double” on Sunday. And who are we to say that isn’t the correct terminology? He’s the first player to ever accomplish the feat, and, for all we know, may be the last player to accomplish the feat, so he can call it whatever he wants.

The...read more

Kirk captures second title, Masters invite at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Chris Kirk had to leave Sea Island in order to tame the Seaside Course.

Six weeks after moving from the coastal community to the Atlanta suburbs, Kirk survived a tumultuous back nine Sunday to capture his second career PGA Tour victory atthe McGladrey Classic.
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D. Johnson starts season with win ... again

When you're a professional golfer, life gets a lot easier when you win your first tournament of the year. Even those who were never in danger of losing status or slipping in the world ranking can take a certain liberating pleasure in knowing that whatever else happens for the rest of the year, you've got a notch in the all-impor...read more

Simpson cruises to 6-shot victory in Las Vegas

Webb Simpson started the day with a four-shot lead, and he cruised to his fourth-career PGA Tour title on Sunday in Las Vegas. Simpson fired a final-round 66 to win by six shots. Here’s how things ended up at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:

Leaderboard: Webb Simpson (-24), Jason Boh...read more

PGA Tour's wraparound schedule has merit

SAN MARTIN, Calif. – The wraparound season’s not so bad. Some people are treating it like New Coke, but, really, does it matter if players are competing to keep their current cards or get a jump on a future one?

Expectations are key to acceptance. If you thought changing October events from enders to begin...read more

U.S. dominates another Presidents Cup

DUBLIN, Ohio – The exhibition felt more like another evisceration.

Too vivid?

How about this: Despite some truly inspired performances by International captain Nick Price’s team, the only time the American team found itself in harm’s way over four damp days was when a wayward squirrel name...read more

Web.com finale brings agony, ecstasy

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – By any other name, heartbreak hurts.

Consider Andres Gonzales’ plight on Sunday at the Web.com Tour Championship. Clinging to his PGA Tour hopes, he hit his approach shot at the last hole to 18 feet. Lee Williams, playing with Gonzales, hit his approach to the 18th hole ...read more

Steady Stenson a worthy FedEx Cup, Tour champion

ATLANTA – In retrospect, it was a quintessential playoff push by any measure.

For all the hand-wringing over the volatility of the current FedEx Cup playoff system, few could argue with a format that delivered the title late Sunday to Henrik Stenson, ostensibly the most consistent player in the game.
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Smith secures winning point and more for U.S. Walker Cup team

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Seven holes early. That’s when Nathan Smith began to wonder what it would feel like to earn the clinching point for the U.S. Walker Cup team.

Hey, forgive the man’s mind for wandering.

After all, he was thinking about 2011. Smith was the lone mid-amateur on that stacked...read more

Scott wins Barclays; Woods challenges despite pain

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Deep in the bowels of the Liberty National clubhouse, nestled inside a room that serves as the club’s cart barn 51 weeks out of the year, is a makeshift hallway constructed solely for use during the first FedEx Cup Playoff event. Stretching some 25 feet and bordered by faux wood paneling, it leads...read more

Dufner captures first major with PGA win at Oak Hill

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Waggle, waggle, waggle, waggle, waggle, waggle, waggle.

Always seven to nine, except when the pressure is on. Like on Atlanta Athletic Club’s 15th hole during the final round of the 2011 PGA Championship, when he twitched a dozen times before dumping his tee shot and title chances in...read more

Woods captures eighth Bridgestone title

AKRON, Ohio – They say par is a good score in a major. If that's true next week at the PGA Championship, then Tiger Woods is already dialed in.

Woods played safe and smart with a big lead, parring 16 holes in an even-par 70 Sunday to coast to a seven-shot victory at the Bridgestone Invitation...read more

Phil Mickelson fires dazzling 66 to win first Open Championship

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) -- Phil Mickelson has won his first British Open, shooting a 5-under 66 that gave him a three-stroke victory.

Five shots behind Lee Westwood at the beginning of the day, Mickelson matched the best round of the tournament and moved to the top while the other contenders faded away.

West...read more

Phil's win in Scotland means momentum for British

Phil Mickelson has won the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open following a dramatic climax to the day at Castle Stuart Golf Links.

The American looked to have the tournament sown up, needing only a par down the 18th, but he fluffed his opportunity, taking three shots from the edge of the green, which meant Mickels...read more

Blixt wins second title in Sunday sprint at Greenbrier

In a race to darkness, Jonas Blixt pulled ahead late on the back nine to win The Greenbrier Classic by two shots on Sunday. Here is the skinny on the final round at Old White TPC:

The leaderboard: Blixt (-13), Steven Bowditch, Johnson Wagner, Matt Jonesand Jimmy Walker (-11...read more

Park overcomes her own doubts

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Inbee Park isn’t quite as unflappable as we all think.

Beneath that wonderfully cool countenance, there really is mortal vulnerability.

In fact, on the eve of the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open, Park was tossing and turning on the 54-hole lead in the four-bedroom ...read more

Rose edges Mickelson for U.S. Open title

ARDMORE, Pa. – Justin Rose is the lone survivor at Merion. 

During a brutal final round that identified the day’s best ball-striker, Rose blistered a long iron to the back of the 18th green, setting up a tap-in par and a two-stroke victory Sunday over Phil Mickelson and J...read more

English captures first PGA Tour title in Memphis

Harris English birdied two of the last three holes to steer clear of hard-charging Phil Mickelson and free-falling Scott Stallings and win the Fedex St. Jude Classic on Sunday. Here is the skinny from the final round at TPC Southwind: 

The leaderboard: English (-12), Mickelson a...read more

Kuchar wins Memorial, looks forward to U.S. Open

In our rush to typecast, it’s easy to shoehorn Matt Kuchar into generalized categories – nice guy, team player, consistent. If they ever made a movie of Kuchar’s life, Opie of “Andy Griffith Show” fame seems the obvious stand in.

What we don’t see – what is hidden aw...read more

Woods has the last word at Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Sometimes David doesn’t beat Goliath.

With respect to 5-foot-7 Swede David Lingmerth, it wasn’t a fair fight. Not when Tiger Woods, by his own definition, is driving it well, flushing his irons, scrambling when needed, putting with consistency and healthy. By any definition,...read more

Ernst prevails in Wells Fargo playoff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – One phone call changed his plans. One shot changed a whole lot more for Derek Ernst.

Six days after Ernst received a call that he was in the Wells Fargo Championship as the fourth alternate, the 22-year-old rookie found himself one shot out of the lead and 192 yards away from the flag...read more

Horschel's win in New Orleans a long time coming

AVONDALE, La. – The longest 52 minutes of Billy Horschel’s life were spent mostly in a brown leather chair in the player lounge at TPC Louisiana.

Awkwardly, Horschel and Matt Every – his friend and former teammate at Florida – watched highlights of the final round of the Zurich Classic. He was ...read more

Park wins North Texas Shootout with final-hole birdie

IRVING, Texas – Inbee Park was already preparing to congratulate Carlota Ciganda for winning the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout.

Park, the top-ranked woman in the world, was in the middle of a solid final round and still trailed by two strokes after the playing partners both had birdies ...read more

McDowell tops Simpson in RBC Heritage playoff

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Graeme McDowell defeated fellow U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson in a playoff to win the RBC Heritage on Sunday for his second career victory on the PGA Tour.

McDowell was four shots behind when the round started, but rallied with a closing 69 over wind-blown Harbour Town Golf Li...read more

Scott defeats Cabrera on second extra hole to win Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Adam Scott finished the job this time, and put an end to more than a half-century of Australian misery at the Masters.

With the two biggest putts of his career, Scott holed a 20-footer for birdie on the 18th hole of regulation that put him into a playoff with Angel Cabrera, and then...read more

Laird wins, in Masters

Laird captures Texas Open; McIlroy second
 Martin Laird has spent the last six months on the driving range looking for answers to his struggling game.The Scottish golfer finally found what he was looking for, and then some on Sunday - winning the Texas Open with a final-round 9-under par 63 to overcome a resurgent Rory...read more

Tiger Woods wins Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill to knock Rory McIlroy off top

Tiger Woods returned to world No 1 for the first time since October 2010 after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida.

The 14-time major champion reclaimed his place at the summit by carding a closing 70 in Orlando, his two-under par round securing a two-shot triumph over Justin Rose, a third win of 2013 an...read more

Storms force Monday finish; Tiger leads by 3

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tiger Woods is going to have to wait one more day to try to reclaim No. 1 in the world.

Moments after Woods made a 10-foot birdie putt on the second hole, a vicious thunderstorm packing gusts that topped out at 62 mph interrupted the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational&nb...read more

Lewis makes pain her ally on way to landmark win

Stacy Lewis turned heartache into something to marvel over again.She made pain her ally yet again.

Lewis won the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup on Sunday to seize the Rolex world No. 1 ranking with the odds heavily stacked against her. She won closing fiercely, scorching Wildfire Golf Club with an 8-under-par 64 to co...read more

Tiger Woods wins WGC-Cadillac as Rory McIlroy finds form at last

The former world No1 Tiger Woods picked up his biggest victory since 2009 by winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami just a month ahead of the Masters.

Woods finished on 19 under par after a final-round 71 to claim his 76thPGA Tour victory and his 17th World Golf Championship title. He ...read more

Star-studded field gives way to Thompson

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Here in the adopted hometown of golf’s glitterati, you can’t walk into a beachside bar without bumping into a top-50 player. They are an easily recognizable group, even when devoid of logoed caps and ironed slacks. Sock tans around the ankles and an encouraging entourage in tow are de...read more


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