Rory McIlroy wins The Players Championship

Golf 03/17/19, 18:29

Rory McIlroy made two late birdies amid the wild theatrics of Sunday at The Players Championship and closed with a 2-under 70 to win the next best thing to a major.It required a major performance down the scary stretch at the TPC Sawgrass.McIlroy could not afford to make a mistake ...

Tiger Woods says game ‘right on track’ as Masters approaches

Golf 03/17/19, 15:22

Tiger Woods hit 12 of 14 fairways, made a 30-foot putt for birdie and holed out for par from a greenside bunker in the final round at The Players Championship.Even though he finished in the middle of the pack, Woods liked the state of his game in preparation for the ...

Woods lands birdie, laughs at famed 17 after quadruple-bogey

Golf 03/16/19, 19:05

Tiger Woods had a much more enjoyable experience at the 17th hole of The Players Championship on Saturday.A day after carding a quadruple-bogey 7 at the famed island green, Woods made a birdie and had a lengthy laugh with playing partner Kevin Na in the third round.Na hit his tee ...

New rules could have helped Woods on 17th hole at Sawgrass

Golf 03/16/19, 11:26

Tiger Woods could have avoided the water on his second attempt to the island-green 17th under the new Rules of Golf.Instead, he hit a second shot into the water and made quadruple bogey.It raises anew the semantical question that has been around as long as The Players Championship has been ...

Rory McIlroy blames PGA Tour for slow play ‘epidemic’

Golf 03/15/19, 19:45

Rory McIlroy says slow play on the PGA Tour has become an epidemic.McIlroy and playing partners Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar waited on nearly every tee box and in nearly every fairway during the second round at The Players Championship on Friday.Even with daylight saving time, Anirban Lahiri had to ...

Woods cards highest score ever at 17, makes cut at Players

Golf 03/15/19, 14:36

Tiger Woods paused on the ninth green and stared at a nearby leaderboard.His name would have been on it if not for one hole.Woods hit two balls in the water at the par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass — the first time he's done that in 69 rounds at The Players ...

Matchmaker: Justin Thomas links Wie with Jerry West’s son

Golf 03/15/19, 08:40

Major champion. FedEx Cup champion. And now Justin Thomas has another title.Matchmaker for Michelle Wie and Jonnie West.Wie, the golf prodigy from Hawaii and former U.S. Women's Open champion, revealed on Instagram this week she was engaged to West, the Golden State Warriors' director of basketball operations and the son ...

Mickelson ‘shocked’ college company he used caught in scheme

Golf 03/14/19, 15:57

Phil Mickelson says he might be "more shocked than anyone" to learn that a college consulting company he has used the last three years has been accused of orchestrating a massive bribery scheme.He said he never contributed to William "Rick" Singer's foundation tied to his California-based company, Edge College & ...

McIlroy waiting for consistent golf to pay off in victories

Golf 03/12/19, 17:19

Rory McIlroy is playing his most consistent golf since the end of 2011 and the start of 2012, when he finished no worse than third in nine out of 12 tournaments worldwide with two victories, the latter in the Honda Classic that put him at No. 1 in the world ...

Woods no long feeling pain in the neck at Players

Golf 03/12/19, 12:15

Tiger Woods no longer has a pain in the neck.The trick going forward for Woods is to make sure the soreness that caused him to withdraw from the Arnold Palmer Invitational doesn't keep him from missing more tournaments the rest of his injury-filled career."I'm 43 with four back surgeries so ...

Francesco Molinari wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

Golf 03/10/19, 19:57

British Open champion Francesco Molinari delivered another big moment on the 18th green at Bay Hill, without wearing a red shirt — and leaving the flag stick in the cup. His 45-foot birdie putt capped an 8-under 64 to come from five shots behind Sunday and win the Arnold Palmer ...

McIlroy doing everything right but winning

Golf 03/06/19, 15:50

Rory McIlroy has few complaints about the state of his game, only the results.That doesn't bother him, either.At least not yet.FILE - In this Sunday, March 18, 2018 file photo, Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, poses with the championship trophy after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, ...

Mitchell’s symbol of hard work, success is watch for father

Golf 03/05/19, 19:06

Two days after his first PGA Tour victory, Keith Mitchell still had not checked his bank account to see if his Honda Classic earnings of more than $1.2 million had cleared. That's about $400,000 less than when he earned his entire rookie season.Just don't expect him to go on any ...

Column: Complaining about rules not doing golf any favors

Golf 03/05/19, 16:39

The memo PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan sent to players on the new Rules of Golf can be interpreted different ways based as much on the timing as the message.One theme was to be patient."We are committed to playing under these rules as we analyze their effectiveness ... and it's ...

Mitchell wins Honda Classic for 1st PGA Tour title

Golf 03/03/19, 19:40

Keith Mitchell made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win The Honda Classic for his first PGA Tour victory to earn a trip to the Masters.Mitchell closed with a 3-under 67 to finish at 9-under 271 at PGA National, one stroke ahead of Brooks Koepka and ...

Park wins 6th LPGA title in Singapore with final-round 64

Golf 03/03/19, 03:14

Sung Hyun Park made sure there were no anxious moments as she closed in on her sixth LPGA Tour victory on Sunday at the HSBC Women's World Championship.Four strokes behind No. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn at the start of the final round, the world No. 2 birdied five of her first ...

American Amy Olson leads by 2 strokes at LPGA Singapore

Golf 03/01/19, 03:31

Amy Olson's eagle on the front nine and a late birdie on the 16th hole were enough for the American to emerge from a five-way tie from the first-round lead to shoot a 3-under 69 and take a two-stroke lead after two rounds at the HSBC Women's World Championship.The 26-year-old ...

Jhonattan Vegas shoots 64 to take Honda Classic lead

Golf 02/28/19, 18:43

Jhonattan Vegas shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of The Honda Classic.Zach Johnson, Ernie Els, Lucas Glover and Ben Silverman were tied for second. Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia were in a large group at 67, and defending ...

Healthy Wie returns to Singapore aiming to defend title

Golf 02/26/19, 19:42

The LPGA Tour completes its four-week swing through Australia and Asia with a healthy Michelle Wie aiming to defend her HSBC Women's World Championship title at Sentosa Golf Club's Tanjong course.Wie underwent surgery on her right hand earlier this month because of lingering issues from a car accident two years ...

Column: Steve Stricker quick to clear air with Patrick Reed

Golf 02/26/19, 17:43

Steve Stricker didn't wait for the official announcement to make his first move as Ryder Cup captain.He called Patrick Reed.This was two days before a long Wednesday of news conferences, radio shows, everything short of a parade in his home state of Wisconsin, where in 2020 he will lead the ...