Lowry fights to hold Abu Dhabi halfway lead by 1 stroke

Golf 01/17/19, 10:21

Irish golfer Shane Lowry followed his opening 10-under 62 with a fighting 70 at the Abu Dhabi Championship to limit his shrinking lead to one stroke on Thursday.Lowry started nervously with bogeys on two of his first three holes, then held off South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Richard Sterne thanks ...

Shane Lowry shoots 62 in 1st round, leads in Abu Dhabi

Golf 01/16/19, 09:41

Irish golfer Shane Lowry is looking to reignite his career after losing his card on the PGA Tour last year.Beginning 2019 with a 10-under 62 is pretty much the ideal way to start.Lowry rolled in 10 birdies and did not drop a shot in the first round of the Abu ...

Column: Love worries about too many exemptions for his son

Golf 01/15/19, 16:40

Davis Love III is headed off to play in the Singapore Open, and so is his son.This will be the 14th time they have played in the same tournament since Davis Love IV — who goes by Dru — turned professional 18 months ago. That doesn't include the PNC Father-Son ...

Stricker looking to play more on PGA Tour this year

Golf 01/15/19, 11:56

Steve Stricker came to Hawaii for two weeks of work, just like the old days, but with a twist. Instead of starting at the winners-only field at Kapalua and then going over to the Sony Open, he started at the Sony Open and heads to the winners-only field on the ...

Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament

Golf 01/14/19, 11:09

Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score.The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf's biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International ...

Another win for Kuchar, this victory with a rainbow

Golf 01/14/19, 03:21

Matt Kuchar never had a PGA Tour season end so soon.He shot 74 on Labor Day and failed to advance out of the second round of the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time in 10 years. He was never in serious contention all year. The captain's picks for the ...

Kuchar starts Hawaii vacation with a victory

Golf 01/13/19, 22:27

Matt Kuchar overcame three early bogeys that cost him the lead with flawless golf and two key birdies on the back nine to close with a 4-under 66 and win the Sony Open for his second PGA Tour title this season.It wasn't as easy as his four-shot victory over Andrew ...

Major shots by major champions include overlooked ones

Golf 01/13/19, 10:56

Brooks Koepka still smiles at the memory of the 9-irons he hit in the final round of his second straight U.S. Open victory.Yes, that's plural. They were on consecutive holes on the back nine at Shinnecock Hills.The one that led to birdie was memorable. The one that led to par ...

Rory Sabbatini now playing for Slovakia

Golf 01/11/19, 02:29

Rory Sabbatini has been playing the Sony Open the last 20 years, and this one was different before he hit a shot.Start with the flag stitched onto his golf bag.And when he stepped to the first tee Thursday, he heard words never uttered on the PGA Tour."From Bratislava, Slovakia, Rory ...

Kizzire’s tour education includes a tough round with Woods

Golf 01/08/19, 18:28

Patton Kizzire took longer than expected to reach the PGA Tour, but he figures every step was a learning experience. That includes his first victory, which came at Mayakoba, his six-hole playoff win at the Sony Open last year and even one of the more embarrassing moments last year.He played ...

Xander the Great: Schauffele joins golf’s rising generation

Golf 01/07/19, 11:00

To say that Xander Schauffele has come a long way depends on the view.Eighteen months ago, Schauffele had played 18 times on the PGA Tour and missed the cut in half of them. But after he tied for fifth in his first U.S. Open at Erin Hills, the 25-year-old from ...

Simpson benefits from new rule on moving ball during search

Golf 01/05/19, 22:02

Webb Simpson was searching for his ball in the weeds short of the fifth green Saturday at Kapalua when he stepped on a clump of grass and out popped the ball. Five days ago, he would have had to add one shot to his score.Under the new Rules of Golf, ...

A piece of shrapnel behind Bubba’s tears at the Ryder Cup

Golf 01/04/19, 03:37

Bubba Watson is known for crying after he wins. Even with three victories last year, his biggest tears were after a loss.And it really didn't have anything to do with losing.The source of his tears at the Ryder Cup in France can be traced to a piece of shrapnel Watson ...

PGA Tour to experiment with interviews during the round

Golf 01/01/19, 18:14

The PGA Tour might be taking another step toward connecting players with television viewers.Several years ago, it asked players in contention on the weekend to allow for TV interviews before their rounds, usually as they were arriving or leaving the practice range. Now they are looking for volunteers willing to ...

Fleetwood: Team Europe was such a family at the Ryder Cup

Golf 12/28/18, 16:45

Tommy Fleetwood says he was blown away by the family atmosphere that was generated by Europe's triumphant 12-man team when he made his Ryder Cup debut this year.The 27-year-old Englishman formed an unbeatable combination with his close friend Francesco Molinari of Italy in September, with the pairing dubbed 'Moliwood' winning ...

Molinari set to focus on US golf circuit next year

Golf 12/26/18, 05:55

Francesco Molinari says he may not play in Europe until the 19th-ranked Italian defends his British Open title in July.The lure of the US PGA Tour and changes made to the European Tour calendar will combine to leave the London-based golfer short of available dates to compete on his home ...

From bunkers and behind trees, memorable shots from 2018

Golf 12/25/18, 11:29

Tiger Woods hit a shot he thought would lead to his 15th major. Keegan Bradley made a putt he thought would be worth a trip to the Tour Championship.Just about every player has one shot that stands out above rest in 2018."For how I viewed it at the time — ...

Column: Tales from the PGA Tour

Golf 12/25/18, 11:17

Thousands of fans surrounded the first tee at Carnoustie on the final day of the British Open. No mistaking what they came to see, even if most of them could hardly see Tiger Woods at all.One young girl proved resourceful.From 30 yards beyond the rows of fans, she stood atop ...

Column: Day eyes return to No. 1, even if it costs him sleep

Golf 12/18/18, 11:16

Jason Day wants to get back to No. 1 in the world, and he's willing to lose sleep over it."There has to be some kind of sacrifice," Day said in the Bahamas before shutting it down for the year. "I was reading the Kobe Bryant book, and he knew there ...