Column: Why it took 4 majors for Koepka to get his due

Sports 05/21/19, 15:59

Majors matter more than any other golf tournament.They are not the sole measure of greatness.And that might be one reason it took Brooks Koepka winning four majors — as many as Rory McIlroy, one more than Jordan Spieth among his contemporaries — for the 29-year-old Floridian to get the kind ...

Koepka handles the stress and reaps rewards of another major

Sports 05/20/19, 01:05

Brooks Koepka should know as well as anyone that nothing in golf comes easily.His well-documented journey to the PGA Tour took him to remote outposts like Kenya and Kazakhstan. Even after Koepka won a second straight U.S. Open last summer, which no one had done in 29 years, it didn't ...

Johnson 2nd at PGA Championship after late charge at Koepka

Sports 05/19/19, 20:24

Dustin Johnson has completed the so-close slam.The former world No. 1 erased all but one stroke of a seven-shot deficit in the final round of the PGA Championship — not quite good enough to stop Brooks Koepka from winning the tournament for the second straight year.Instead, Johnson left Bethpage Black ...

Varner’s 81 at PGA worst round in final group of a major

Golf 05/19/19, 19:16

After getting supportive messages from Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan the night before, Harold Varner III could not have had a better start to the final round of the PGA Championship.The 28-year-old journeyman pro birdied the first hole at Bethpage Black playing in the final pairing to draw within five ...

Gone with the wind: DJ’s chance to catch Koepka

Golf 05/19/19, 18:37

Brooks Koepka's coronation in this PGA Championship nearly got blown off the golf course.It didn't because his main competition, Dustin Johnson, had just as much trouble keeping his ball in play down the stretch.Johnson was within one stroke of his close friend after a birdie on No. 15, a hole ...

Koepka survives Bethpage Black to win PGA Championship

Sports 05/19/19, 18:15

Brooks Koepka took his place in PGA Championship history with a victory, minus the style points.In a raging wind that turned Bethpage Black into a beast, Koepka lost all but one shot of his record seven-shot lead Sunday. He lost the brutal Long Island crowd, which began chanting "DJ!" for ...

Update: PGA behind him, Lefty looks ahead to Ryder Cup

Sports 05/19/19, 12:56

The Latest on the PGA Championship on Sunday (all times local):1:55 p.m.After Phil Mickelson didn't contend at this year's PGA Championship, he praised the course and the fans, and then looked ahead to the next big event at Bethpage Black.Rich Beem reacts after sinking a putt for birdie on the ...

Spieth refuses interview after 3rd round of PGA

Sports 05/18/19, 19:15

Jordan Spieth's third round in the final group of the PGA Championship with runaway leader Brooks Koepka will have to speak for itself.Spieth didn't talk.Minutes after signing his scorecard on a scrambling round of 2-over-par 72, the 25-year-old Texan refused a request by The Associated Press for an interview.Jordan Spieth ...

DJ blows chance to go head to head vs Koepka in final round

Sports 05/18/19, 19:02

It would have made the perfect pairing: Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, close friends and workout buddies, ranked first and third in the world, in the final group of the fourth round of a major.Didn't happen. And the way Koepka is playing, it might not matter if Johnson — or ...

Lucas Glover again showing a liking for Bethpage Black

Golf 05/18/19, 16:50

Majors at Bethpage Black seem to bring out the best in Lucas Glover.The 39-year-old won the U.S. Open in 2009 by two shots on the Long Island public course and is playing on the weekend in the PGA Championship.Glover shot his second straight 1-under 69 on Saturday and finished 54 ...

Update: Short history of Koepka, Spieth in majors

Sports 05/18/19, 11:05

The Latest on the PGA Championship on Saturday (all times local):11 a.m.Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth have a recent history playing together in a major, but not a long one.They were in the same group for the opening two rounds of the Masters last month, and at the 2017 PGA ...

Koepka tries to extend his lead in PGA Championship

Sports 05/18/19, 09:23

Brooks Koepka has turned a public golf course into his private domain at the PGA Championship.Along with setting the 36-hole scoring record in major championships, Koepka has opened a seven-shot lead over Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott going into the third round at Bethpage Black.He has made only two bogeys ...

3 generations of Harbaughs make 1st visit to Yankee Stadium

Sports 05/17/19, 20:25

Jim Harbaugh is in a New York sports state of mind this weekend.Michigan's football coach visited Yankee Stadium for the first time Friday, joined by his father and 6-year-old son to watch the Bronx Bombers take on the Tampa Bay Rays with first place in the AL East on the ...

Woods shoots 73, 5 over for 36 holes, misses cut at PGA

Golf 05/17/19, 19:43

Tiger Woods gave a hop with his left leg and prepared to pump his fist as his birdie putt rolled toward the 17th hole in the PGA Championship on Friday.Then the ball kept on rolling.Down came his leg. A groan rose from the crowd. And Woods was all but done ...

Garcia, Stricker miss the cut at the PGA Championship

Golf 05/17/19, 19:42

Tiger Woods wasn't the only prominent player to miss the cut at the PGA Championship.Bethpage Black also claimed Sergio Garcia; Steve Stricker, who had not missed a cut in a major since the 2009 PGA Championship; Jon Rahm; Bryson DeChambeau; Jim Furyk; Bubba Watson; Ian Poulter; and Marc Leishman, who ...

Scott shoots 64, barely makes up ground on Koepka at PGA

Golf 05/17/19, 18:37

Adam Scott isn't intimidated by how Brooks Koepka is handling Bethpage Black. He also is aware that if Koepka keeps at it, Scott's chances of winning a second major are nonexistent.Scott was flirting with a PGA Championship record score of 62 on Friday before stumbling at the par-3 17th, missing ...

Thailand’s Jazz makes music with 68 at PGA Championship

Golf 05/17/19, 16:01

The Jazz man from Thailand made some music at the PGA Championship on Friday, and it was really good.So remember this name: Jazz Janewattananond. He is a 23-year-old playing in his first PGA Championship. He has shot rounds of 70 and 68 and his 2 under total has him on ...

McIlroy’s rally on second 9 saves him for weekend at PGA

Golf 05/17/19, 14:54

All it took was one word for Rory McIlroy to sum up his Friday rebound at the PGA Championship.Pride.The two-time PGA titleholder and four-time major winner appeared headed for a flight back to Florida when he stood at 7 over par with six holes left in his second round. Some ...

Cart-riding John Daly shoots 76 for a 151, will miss PGA cut

Sports 05/17/19, 12:39

John Daly and his bum right knee rode away from the PGA Championship happy to get the chance to play, even with the aid of a cart that caused some controversy.Daly shot a 6-over 76 on Friday and finished 36 holes at Bethpage Black at 11 over, a score that ...

Update: McIlroy needs rally and stumbles at start

Sports 05/17/19, 08:13

The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times local):9 a.m.Rory McIlroy was looking for a rally in the second round of the PGA Championship. This wasn't what he had in mind.Brooks Koepka putts on the 16th green during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament, Thursday, May 16, ...

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