Brooks Koepka sets the target at Bethpage Black

Golf 05/17/19, 06:33

For once, everyone is talking about Brooks Koepka before he has the trophy from another major championship.Koepka was impossible to ignore in the opening round of the PGA Championship, partly because he was playing with Tiger Woods, mainly because of his 7-under 63 that broke the course record at Bethpage ...

Danny Lee shoots 64, sits 2nd to Koepka after PGA 1st round

Golf 05/16/19, 19:19

The back injury made it difficult for Danny Lee to climb out of bed, much less swing a club."I never had that kind of injury before," he said Thursday after shooting a 64 in the opening round of the PGA Championship. "So I was freaking out and was telling my ...

Key hole at the PGA Championship

Golf 05/16/19, 18:29

A look at the key hole Thursday in the first round of the PGA Championship:HOLE: 9.YARDAGE: 474.PAR: 4.STROKE AVERAGE: 4.23.RANK: 8.KEY FACT: Brooks Koepka made a putt from just inside 35 feet for birdie and a 63, becoming the first player in PGA Championship history to shoot 63 twice. It ...

A new date for PGA on a big Bethpage Black golf course

Golf 05/16/19, 06:17

Tiger Woods goes after his next major on a familiar golf course for a PGA Championship held on an unfamiliar spot on the calendar.The 101st PGA Championship began Thursday morning on Bethpage Black, the first time it has been held in May since 1949. The public course known as the ...

Fresh off a senior major, Stricker returns to Bethpage

Basketball 05/15/19, 18:31

The modest Midwestern lifestyle of Steve Stricker has given way to moments of celebrity over the last month.Stricker spoke Wednesday about watching the final round of the Masters from his winter home in Naples, Florida, with his wife and two daughters, when he casually mentioned that Virginia basketball coach Tony ...

New York, Bethpage tend to bring out Mickelson’s second-best

Sports 05/15/19, 18:09

The New York crowds love Phil Mickelson, and he returns the affection with half-hour autograph sessions and selfies, jokes and fashion tips.It's the courses in the area that seem intent on torturing him.The five-time major champion is back in the area this week for the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, ...

Daly says cart a disadvantage at PGA on hilly Bethpage Black

Golf 05/15/19, 15:40

John Daly hates having to use a cart in the PGA Championship and probably wouldn't do it unless the major didn't mean so much to him.Daly used the cart for nine practice holes Wednesday, arriving at the Bethpage Black clubhouse with an elastic bandage around his right knee, a cigarette ...

Rose seeks 2nd major at PGA Championship at Bethpage Black

Golf 05/15/19, 15:04

Justin Rose sees uniqueness in the PGA Championship because, well, it doesn't have a specific identity.Unlike the Masters and its green jacket, the U.S. Open and its "toughest test in golf" character, and the British Open with its links-style golf and often inclement weather, the PGA doesn't stand out in ...

Molinari not forgetting final round at Augusta National

Golf 05/15/19, 13:34

For the past month, the golf world has been riding the high of seeing Tiger Woods win the Masters.What has been forgotten is Woods' unexpected victory pretty much was courtesy of British Open champion Francesco Molinari.Forgotten already? Molinari had a two-shot lead with seven holes to play and let it ...

Tiger Woods’ win at Masters still has Rory McIlroy in awe

Sports 05/14/19, 17:19

It's been a month since Tiger Woods stunned the golf world by overcoming four back surgeries and periods when his troubled career appeared to be over by winning the Masters for his first major in 11 years.Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy was still in awe Tuesday, two days before the ...

Column: Johnson the best player with only 1 major

Sports 05/14/19, 16:56

Dustin Johnson was on the wrong side of history at the last PGA Championship.It wasn't because Brooks Koepka, his best friend in golf, walked away from Bellerive with the Wanamaker Trophy for his third major championship. By finishing 10 shots behind, Johnson set a most obscure record by going eight ...

Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland

Golf 05/14/19, 15:53

Rory McIlroy will likely go to the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland.The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.McIlroy skipped the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 in part because he felt the Olympics were forcing him ...

PGA a new major challenge for Woods with a familiar look

Golf 05/14/19, 15:14

Tiger Woods, the Masters champion, going for the second leg of the Grand Slam on a long, wet course at Bethpage Black.It all sounds so familiar.For Woods, it feels entirely different.Tiger Woods flips his ball as he walks along the ninth green during a practice round for the PGA Championship ...

Defending PGA champ Koepka has confidence of an elite player

Sports 05/14/19, 12:20

Tiger Woods spent a half-hour answering all sorts of questions at a packed news conference Tuesday. As he walked out, so did more than half of the media members who gathered to hear his every word.Brooks Koepka then immediately entered the room. Koepka is the titleholder of the PGA Championship ...

Justin Thomas withdraws from PGA with wrist injury

Sports 05/13/19, 16:07

Justin Thomas has withdrawn from the PGA Championship with a wrist injury, the first time he has missed a major since his rookie season.Thomas won the PGA Championship two years ago at Quail Hollow, the start of his rise to No. 1 in the world.He now is ranked No. 5.The ...

Bundle up at Bethpage as PGA Championship opens in cold rain

Sports 05/13/19, 15:00

Matt Kuchar is playing his 54th major championship and realized something new as he walked off the 18th green at Bethpage Black."I think this is the first time I've worn a beanie at the PGA Championship," he said Monday.He wasn't alone.Tiger Woods flips his ball as he walks along the ...

New clubhouse is latest improvement to Connecticut PGA stop

Golf 05/13/19, 08:46

Connecticut's PGA Tour stop will have a new clubhouse ready in time for next month's Travelers Championship.Work on the 40,000-square foot building began last July, a week after the 2018 tournament ended.Defending champion Bubba Watson is getting a look at it Monday, the annual media day in advance of next ...

Sticker holds onto lead after Round 3 at Regions Tradition

Golf 05/11/19, 14:38

Steve Stricker birdied the final hole for a 2-under 70 and held onto the lead Saturday after three rounds at the Regions Tradition, with Bernhard Langer among three players two strokes back.Stricker heads into the final round of the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors at 14-under 202. He ...

Column: Daly turns PGA Championship into ridiculous sideshow

Sports 05/10/19, 15:13

Next week, there will be a legitimate major championship at Bethpage Black.We'll also get a ridiculous sideshow, at least for the first couple of days.John Daly will rip it up in the PGA Championship — while gripping the wheel of a golf cart.FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2018, file ...

Koepka, Spieth arrive at big moment after rough start

Sports 05/10/19, 11:01

Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth have a shot at their own slice of history at the PGA Championship.That might have looked like a long shot considering how they started their careers.Go back seven years to find Koepka and Spieth near the end of their NCAA days — Koepka a senior ...

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