Column: Stiffing your caddie is never a good look

Golf 02/16/19, 14:50

Matt Kuchar could have avoided a lot of damage by keeping his wallet open and his mouth closed.Like many of golf's entitled multimillionaires, though, he simply didn't have a clue.Not when he paid his temporary caddie $5,000 while picking up the winner's check of $1.296 million a few months ago ...

Thomas, Scott retain share of early lead at Riviera

Sports 02/16/19, 12:43

Justin Thomas and Adam Scott completed the second round in frigid weather at Riviera by each making a birdie for rounds of 6-under 65 that left them tied for the early lead in the second round of the Genesis Open.The 36-hole cut won't be made until Saturday afternoon because of ...

Spieth finishes 1st-round 64 for early lead at soggy Riviera

Golf 02/15/19, 13:28

Jordan Spieth added two more birdies to complete a 7-under 64 for an early lead at the Genesis Open on a short day of work.Among the early starters who finally finished the opening round Friday morning, Spieth was two shots ahead of Patrick Rodgers, Tony Finau and Kramer Hickok, a ...

Tirico chosen to host NBC’s inaugural Indy 500 coverage

Sports 02/15/19, 12:28

NBC Sports announced Friday that Mike Tirico will anchor the network's inaugural Indianapolis 500 coverage on May 26, giving him his first glimpse at the largest single-day crowd to attend a sporting event anywhere in the world."I am thrilled to join our team as we cover one of America's iconic ...

Webb has moment to forget, trails in Women’s Australian Open

Golf 02/15/19, 03:03

Karrie Webb had one of those moments during the Women's Australian Open on Friday that might have made her feel like one of the weekend golfers following her behind the spectator ropes at The Grange, or watching on television.Short-siding herself in a bunker on the par-3 14th, five-time champion Webb ...

Woods gets elevated status at Riviera, now wants victory

Golf 02/13/19, 18:52

Tiger Woods and his TGR Foundation took over the Genesis Open at Riviera two years ago, and now the PGA Tour is elevating it to the same status as tournaments hosted by Jack Nicklaus and the late Arnold Palmer.Still to be determined is whether Woods can actually win the one ...

Garcia apologizes, wants to be ‘best behaved’ in golf

Golf 02/13/19, 17:22

Sergio Garcia apologized in a statement and in person to the players in his group when he damaged five greens at the Saudi International. He apologized in a social media post and in an interview at his locker Wednesday at Riviera.That has been the easy part. He has had plenty ...

Golf Channel adding live college event, looking for more

Golf 02/12/19, 17:27

Golf Channel is interested in live programming from Monday to Wednesday, and the answer might be found in college tournaments. It is adding another prestigious event this year, and more could be on the way."We're trying to grow appropriately," Tom Knapp, executive vice president of programming and partnerships, said last ...

Column: Woods, Mickelson still going strong

Sports 02/12/19, 15:01

The 144-man field at Riviera has 88 players who have combined to win 496 times on the PGA Tour.Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson account for 25 percent of those victories.No one should be surprised.While too one-sided to be a rivalry, they have been a powerful one-two punch in golf. The ...

Mickelson finishes off a 5th win at Pebble Beach

Sports 02/11/19, 11:43

With plenty of sunlight and no drama, Phil Mickelson finished off a 7-under 65 to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Monday and match the tournament record with his fifth victory.Mickelson had a three-shot lead over Paul Casey with two holes to play when it was too dark too ...

Phil Mickelson on brink of 5th Pebble Beach victory

Golf 02/10/19, 21:38

Phil Mickelson put himself on the brink of a fifth victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach pro-am by turning a three-shot deficit into a three-shot lead when a wild day of weather kept him from finishing Sunday.Mickelson was bogey-free with six birdies, and he made his big run starting with ...

Rain, hail delays final round at Pebble Beach

Golf 02/10/19, 15:34

The final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am was delayed Sunday by the kind of weather that once gave this event its reputation, including a hail storm that covered the greens in white.Paul Casey had a three-shot lead over Phil Mickelson. They were waiting to tee off when sunshine ...

Casey leads by 3 over Mickelson at Pebble Beach

Golf 02/09/19, 20:51

Bill Murray met a pair of baby kangaroos from the Monterey Zoo. Jerry Kelly tried to mimic the peculiar post-swing moves of Ho Sung Choi. Jordan Spieth sent players and fans along two fairways on a frantic search for his tee shot.All that commotion on celebrity Saturday at Pebble Beach, ...

Column: Bad rules, bad temper, rough start to golf this year

Golf 02/05/19, 19:23

Golf barely made it out of January when it was hit with what must feel like a two-shot penalty.Odds are the negative attention on the new set of modern rules will have subsided before those four glorious days in April during the Masters — unless, of course, the next man ...

Rory McIlroy launches program for fans who love to play golf

Sports 02/05/19, 13:18

Rory McIlroy can't imagine what his life would be like without golf, and now he wants to cultivate his joy of the game with as many people as possible through a partnership with NBC Sports Group.McIlroy on Tuesday launched "GolfPass," a direct-to-consumer subscription program that will deliver more than just ...

Fowler wins Phoenix Open; Johnson takes Saudi title

Golf 02/03/19, 18:21

Rickie Fowler birdied two of his final four holes and overcame a bizarre triple bogey on the 11th hole at rainy TPC Scottsdale to win the Phoenix Open on Sunday.Leading by five, Fowler took a 7 on the par-4 11th after a chip shot skipped across the green and into ...

Rickie Fowler shoots 64 for 4-shot lead at Phoenix Open

Sports 02/02/19, 18:10

Rickie Fowler had eight birdies in a 7-under 64 on Saturday, taking a four-shot lead over Matt Kuchar into the final round of the Phoenix Open.Twice a runner-up at TPC Scottsdale, Fowler navigated a difficult two-putt on the par-4 18th hole to reach 20-under 193.Kuchar shot a bogey-free 65 to ...

PGA Tour rescinds McCarthy’s penalty from new rule

Golf 02/02/19, 17:33

PGA Tour players and caddies have spent the first part of the season sorting out golf's new rules.The confusion continued at the Phoenix Open.Among the new rules, caddies are no longer allowed to stand behind players as they line up shots not on the green. In Friday's second round, Denny ...

Trump on course with pro golfers Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods

Golf 02/02/19, 12:25

President Donald Trump golfed on Saturday in Florida with two of the game’s greatest champions, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Trump arrived at his private club in sunny Jupiter after he escaped the bitter cold and snow in Washington a day earlier. He later tweeted a photo of him standing next ...

Fowler closes with 4 straight birdies to lead Phoenix Open

Sports 02/01/19, 20:16

Rickie Fowler closed with four straight birdies for a 6-under 65 on Friday, taking a one-shot lead over Justin Thomas into the weekend at the Phoenix Open.Fowler's birdie run started at the par-5 15th and ended with his 8-foot putt on the par-4 18th, putting him at 13-under 129 through ...

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