Nelly Korda leads in Hawaii halfway through 2nd round

Golf 04/18/19, 19:00

Nelly Korda birdied four of her final five holes Thursday to take a two-shot lead over defending champion Brooke Henderson midway through the second round of the Lotte Championship.Korda and Henderson each shot 4-under 68 at breezy Ko Olina Golf Club. At 13-under 131, Korda broke the tournament 36-hole record ...

Molinari focusing on RBC Heritage after letdown at Masters

Golf 04/17/19, 14:08

Francesco Molinari feels worn out after collapsing on the final nine at the Masters last week and is looking to conjure up the mental energy to compete at the RBC Heritage. Molinari, the reigning British Open champion, carried a two-stroke lead with seven holes left before a pair of uncharacteristic mistakes. ...

New-look Tour Championship approved for world ranking points

Golf 04/16/19, 17:08

The player who takes the fewest strokes might not win the Tour Championship because of the radical scoring change for the FedEx Cup in which the top seed will start at 10-under par with a two-shot advantage. The PGA Tour will continue to keep a traditional score, even if it won't ...

Column: A Masters win more about the past than the future

Golf 04/16/19, 14:33

The first green jacket was all about the future.The fifth green jacket Tiger Woods won Sunday at the Masters was more about the past, best measured by a powerful celebration and enormous popularity than by any ripple effect it might have in golf.Tim Finchem was in this third year as ...

Tiger a major champion again, and race to Nicklaus back on

Golf 04/15/19, 01:36

No comeback by Tiger Woods was ever going to be complete without a major.Now the question becomes how many more he can win.So much appeal of that red shirt beneath a green jacket involved looking back at all Woods had to overcome to reach that moment — a Masters champion ...

Tiger Woods wins Masters for 1st major title in 11 years

Golf 04/14/19, 17:34

Fallen hero, crippled star, and now a Masters champion again.Tiger Woods rallied to win the Masters for the fifth time Sunday, a comeback that goes well beyond the two-shot deficit he erased before a delirious audience that watched memories turn into reality at Augusta National.Woods had gone nearly 11 years ...

Tiger’s Journey: 11 years that felt like several lifetimes

Golf 04/14/19, 16:26

The sex scandal. The mugshot. The debilitating injuries. Tiger Woods certainly didn't plan it this way. That only made his 15th major title all the more rewarding. Tiger Woods' mother Kultida Woods wipes away tears as he hugs his daughter Sam and son Charlie behind the 18th green after winning the Masters at ...

Masters longshots hope weather brings leaderboard chaos

Golf 04/14/19, 02:08

Augusta National was in a forgiving mood during a picturesque, birdie-filled third round of the Masters.Sunday's final round might be windy, wet and unpredictable — though not everyone is dreading the weather.A challenging course could lead to some chaos, which might help players looking for an opportunity to claw their ...

Mickelson tweaks Kuchar on his drive into Augusta National

Golf 04/13/19, 19:03

Phil Mickelson brought his best stuff to the Masters, at least the drive down Magnolia Lane.Mickelson was paired Saturday was Matt Kuchar, a good friend and one of the few players for whom Mickelson never has an answer during their banter. Lefty posted to Twitter his drive into Augusta National. ...

Tiger looms large, even on star-filled Masters leaderboard

Golf 04/13/19, 02:10

The top of the Masters leaderboard is a crowded place after two rounds, with Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen in a five-way tie for the lead.Then there's the man lurking one shot behind: four-time tournament winner Tiger Woods.The 43-year-old Woods, who won his last ...

Charles Howell III making the most of his Masters return

Golf 04/12/19, 19:32

Charles Howell III waited a long time to get back to the Masters and wanted his return to last through the weekend. So entered Friday's second round with a safe approach mindset, hoping to just make the cut.Then came a chip-in for birdie on No. 5 to get a little ...

Column: Golf’s most endearing charm: Fending off Father Time

Golf 04/12/19, 19:10

Phil Mickelson flashed the faraway look of a man nearing a half-century of life, clearly pondering where the time went."It goes by fast," he reminisced, glancing toward the rolling hills and towering pines beyond the Augusta National clubhouse.Then, just like that, Lefty snapped out of it.Phil Mickelson hits a drive ...

Zach Johnson’s practice swing doesn’t miss the ball

Golf 04/12/19, 18:32

In his 15 years at the Masters, in his two decades as a pro, Zach Johnson had never experienced a shot like this.He had never hit one that short, either, but at least it didn't count.Johnson was going through his practice routine on the par-5 13th on Friday when the ...

Update: Rain, dreary sky greets Day 2 at Masters

Golf 04/12/19, 07:55

The Latest on the Masters (all times local):8:45 a.m.Chances of Augusta National getting firm and fast for the weekend at the Masters are looking as dreary as the morning sky.Bryson DeChambeau reacts after his birdie on the 17tyh hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April ...

Masters: What’s wrong with Jordan Spieth?

Golf 04/11/19, 20:02

Jordan Spieth has become an afterthought on the PGA Tour.Even at the course where he usually plays so well.Adding another entry to his yearlong slump, Spieth struggled to a 3-over 75 Thursday in the opening round of the Masters and was a whopping nine shots off the lead. Not exactly ...

After winning small events, Harding makes most of big stage

Golf 04/11/19, 17:39

Justin Harding of South Africa spent most of his Masters debut Thursday atop the leaderboard, and that's not an unusual position for him over the past year.No one else at Augusta National can claim five victories and three runner-up finishes since the last Masters. Then again, few Masters competitors were ...

PHOTOS: Day 1 at the Masters

Golf 04/11/19, 11:29

Louis Oosthuizen, of South Africa, from a bunker on the second hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Tiger Woods hits from a bunker on the second hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament Thursday, ...

Update: Nicklaus, Player trade tee shots and banter

Golf 04/11/19, 08:47

The Latest on the Masters (all times local):9:35 a.m.Gary Player got the best of Jack Nicklaus off the tee. Nicklaus had the last word in the press room.Jack Nicklaus hits a ceremonial tee shot on the first hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 11, ...

Masters begins and for some, so does the golf season

Golf 04/11/19, 01:47

The author David Owen explained in his opening line of "Making of the Masters" why so much anticipation filters through dogwoods and Georgia pines at Augusta National the first full week of April."The modern golf season never ends," he wrote, "but it does begin."There could be some debate on when ...