Hilary Watson, wife of golf legend Tom Watson, dies of cancer at 63

U.S. 11/29/19, 05:23

Hilary Watson, the wife of golf legend Tom Watson, died after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 63, according to Golf Digest's John Feinstein. The report said Hilary was put into hospice care last Saturday at their farm in Stilwell, Kansas. She remained there until she died shortly ...

Moore leads by 1 at Memorial as Woods gets off to slow start

Golf 05/30/19, 13:39

Ryan Moore opened with five birdies in seven holes and kept it in play for a 7-under 65 and a one-shot lead over Jordan Spieth among the early starters Thursday at the Memorial.Tiger Woods got off to a slow start. His group was on the clock for most of the ...

Lehman returns to defend Iowa title

Golf 05/30/19, 13:14

Tom Lehman won the PGA Tour Champions event in Iowa last year without swinging a club on Sunday.Lehman will look for a measure of vindication this weekend at Wakonda Club in Des Moines after finding out he'd won in 2018 while waiting out a weather delay in a local mall. ...

Stanford beats Texas to win NCAA golf title

Golf 05/29/19, 13:54

Stanford took control on the back nine of the opening two matches Wednesday and beat Texas to win the NCAA championship for the ninth time.Henry Shrimp rallied from an early 2-down deficit against Spencer Soosman, and Isaiah Salinda won four of five holes to start the back nine with a ...

Defending champ Jutanugarn learns from last US Women’s Open

Golf 05/29/19, 13:40

Ariya Jutanugarn isn't concerned about making history with a second straight U.S. Women's Open. She's more focused on the lessons learned from last year's back-nine collapse that nearly kept her from the championship.Jutanugarn held a seven-shot lead through 63 holes at Shoal Creek on what looked like a romp to ...

Ken Tanigawa rallies to win Senior PGA Championship

Golf 05/26/19, 19:13

In being introduced at the podium as the winner of the 80th Senior PGA Championship, Ken Tanigawa blew out a deep breath still attempting to put into perspective what had just happened.From playing the final round with friend and former UCLA teammate Scott McCarron, to giving up professional golf some ...

Na cruises to stress-free victory at Colonial

Golf 05/26/19, 19:06

Kevin Na birdied four of the first eight holes and shot a 4-under 66 for a four-shot victory over Tony Finau in the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial on Sunday.Na opened with a two-shot lead and was in front by at least that many for the final 16 holes after ...

Broadhurst opens 2-shot lead at Senior PGA Championship

Golf 05/25/19, 17:51

Whatever unease Paul Broadhurst felt following a near 2-1/2 hour weather delay quickly evaporated once he hit his first tee shot into the middle of the narrow fairway on the fifth hole at Oak Hill Country Club.The defending champion felt even better to come out of a second weather delay ...

Michelle Wie withdraws from US Women’s Open with injury

Golf 05/24/19, 13:22

Michelle Wie has withdrawn from next week's U.S. Women's Open to continue her recovery from a hand injury.Wie announced her decision Friday on social media , saying that while she's making progress, she needs to take more time off. The 29-year-old Wie says it is a difficult decision because the ...

Tiger Woods commits to play Memorial

Golf 05/23/19, 12:46

Tiger Woods has decided to play in the Memorial next week ahead of his next chance in a major.Woods is a five-time winner at Muirfield Village. He has never missed it when healthy, except in 2006 when he took time off after his father's death. The Memorial is two weeks ...

Long-running Colonial back on solid footing with new sponsor

Golf 05/22/19, 16:02

Colonial Country Club is the longest-running host of a PGA Tour event played on its original site, a fact that seemed in jeopardy not too long ago.Local companies backed the tournament last year when it was called the Fort Worth Invitational following an upscale grocer's withdrawal as title sponsor two ...

Weather, Oak Hill to test field at Senior PGA Championship

Golf 05/22/19, 15:40

It didn't take long for Jay Haas to be reminded of how gusting winds can wreak havoc on players attempting to navigate the narrow fairways of Oak Hill Country Club's East Course."Got here on Sunday night and played nine holes Monday, and it was blowing, what, 25, 30 (miles per ...

Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard has 2019 PGA’s only hole-in-one

Golf 05/19/19, 19:55

Lucas Bjerregaard (BEER'-gard) and playing partner Lucas Glover did the old 1-2 on No. 17 at Bethpage Black in the final round of the PGA Championship.Bjerregaard, a 27-year-old Dane, made the first hole-in-one in the tournament on Sunday, one-bouncing a 6-iron into the cup on the par-3 206-yard hole.Bjerregaard high-fived ...

Koepka wins PGA Championship at Bethpage Black

Golf 05/19/19, 19:32

Brooks Koepka took his place in PGA Championship history with a wire-to-wire victory, minus the style points.In a raging wind that turned Bethpage Black into a beast, Koepka lost all but one shot of his record seven-shot lead Sunday. He lost the brutal Long Island crowd, which began chanting "DJ!" ...

Varner’s 81 at PGA worst round in final group of a major

Golf 05/19/19, 19:16

After getting supportive messages from Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan the night before, Harold Varner III could not have had a better start to the final round of the PGA Championship.The 28-year-old journeyman pro birdied the first hole at Bethpage Black playing in the final pairing to draw within five ...

Gone with the wind: DJ’s chance to catch Koepka

Golf 05/19/19, 18:37

Brooks Koepka's coronation in this PGA Championship nearly got blown off the golf course.It didn't because his main competition, Dustin Johnson, had just as much trouble keeping his ball in play down the stretch.Johnson was within one stroke of his close friend after a birdie on No. 15, a hole ...

Lucas Glover again showing a liking for Bethpage Black

Golf 05/18/19, 16:50

Majors at Bethpage Black seem to bring out the best in Lucas Glover.The 39-year-old won the U.S. Open in 2009 by two shots on the Long Island public course and is playing on the weekend in the PGA Championship.Glover shot his second straight 1-under 69 on Saturday and finished 54 ...

Woods shoots 73, 5 over for 36 holes, misses cut at PGA

Golf 05/17/19, 19:43

Tiger Woods gave a hop with his left leg and prepared to pump his fist as his birdie putt rolled toward the 17th hole in the PGA Championship on Friday.Then the ball kept on rolling.Down came his leg. A groan rose from the crowd. And Woods was all but done ...

Garcia, Stricker miss the cut at the PGA Championship

Golf 05/17/19, 19:42

Tiger Woods wasn't the only prominent player to miss the cut at the PGA Championship.Bethpage Black also claimed Sergio Garcia; Steve Stricker, who had not missed a cut in a major since the 2009 PGA Championship; Jon Rahm; Bryson DeChambeau; Jim Furyk; Bubba Watson; Ian Poulter; and Marc Leishman, who ...

Scott shoots 64, barely makes up ground on Koepka at PGA

Golf 05/17/19, 18:37

Adam Scott isn't intimidated by how Brooks Koepka is handling Bethpage Black. He also is aware that if Koepka keeps at it, Scott's chances of winning a second major are nonexistent.Scott was flirting with a PGA Championship record score of 62 on Friday before stumbling at the par-3 17th, missing ...