Eddie Pepperell prefers not to spend much time at tournament

Golf 03/19/19, 13:14

Eddie Pepperell makes his Masters debut this year, and he looks forward to seeing Augusta National so much that he plans to see it for the first time on Sunday, four days before it begins.That's early for him."I don't like being at golf tournaments too long," said the 28-year-old from ...

McIlroy blocks out noise and hits his stride

Sports 03/18/19, 12:05

Rory McIlroy managed to block out all the noise, all the distractions, and this was long before he even reached the pivotal three-hole finish at the TPC Sawgrass to win The Players Championship.McIlroy, more than any other player, has been looked upon as golf's next big thing in the decade ...

Pepperell, Vegas feed frenzy at famed 17 with long putts

Golf 03/17/19, 19:43

Eddie Pepperell's 50-foot birdie putt sent the packed gallery surrounding the island green into a frenzy.Jhonattan Vegas one-upped him a few minutes later.Vegas drained a 70-footer that broke the tournament record for the longest recorded putt at the 17th green Sunday. Bernhard Langer held the previous mark, a 59-footer in ...

Furyk closes with flurry, finishes 2nd in hometown event

Golf 03/17/19, 18:54

Jim Furyk was one of the last ones in the field at The Players Championship.He was the last one with a shot to beat Rory McIlroy.The 48-year-old Furyk closed with a flurry Sunday, making birdies at two of the last three holes and just missing another at the famed island ...

McIlroy emerges from wild day to win Players Championship

Sports 03/17/19, 18:52

His best swing was followed by his biggest drive, both setting up birdies, and from there Rory McIlroy knew how to finish.Suddenly staked to a one-shot lead, McIlroy had a 125-yard walk along the water to the 17th hole to face an island that never looks smaller than on Sunday ...

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 ...

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 ...

Same tournament, new course with Players moving to March

Sports 03/13/19, 16:07

Justin Thomas has played the 15th hole at The Players Championship some 20 times, but never this early in the year. That's why he turned to his caddie for some last-minute advice during a practice round."We don't have to worry about going through the fairway, right?" he asked Jimmy Johnson.The ...

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, ...

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 ...

USGA, Justin Thomas to meet to talk rules changes

Sports 03/03/19, 16:20

The USGA says it will meet with Justin Thomas in the coming days, in response to his criticisms over some of the game's newest rules changes.The world's No. 3 player and the USGA engaged a bit over Twitter during the weekend, and then chatted offline as well. USGA senior managing ...

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 ...

End of content

No more pages to load