PGA Championship, hole by hole

Golf 05/10/19, 02:06

A hole-by-hole look at the Black Course at Bethpage State Park, site of the 101st PGA Championship to be played May 16-19. Includes combined rank and scoring average of each hole from the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens:No. 1, 430 yards, par 4: The opening shot from an elevated tee ...

Bethpage Black a beast, but only for 17 holes

Golf 05/10/19, 02:01

The warning sign attached to a waist-high iron fence overlooking the first tee is there for a reason. The Black Course at Bethpage State Park is an extremely difficult course, recommended only for highly skilled golfers.The public course is strong enough to have hosted the U.S. Open twice and now ...

PGA Championship capsules

Golf 05/09/19, 13:30

A capsule look at 10 top contenders in the 101st PGA Championship, to be played May 16-19 on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park (listed in predicted order of finish):DUSTIN JOHNSONAge: 34.FILE - In this Sunday, April 21, 2019, file photo, Dustin Johnson lines up a putt on the ...

Woods brings buzz to golf and to the PGA Championship

Golf 05/09/19, 13:18

The PGA Championship agreed to move to May for the first time in 70 years to help the golf season end before football and to energize a century-old major that was looked upon as the last and the least of the Grand Slam events. Tiger Woods took care of the latter. He ...

Koepka back at Nelson after 3 major wins, before a defense

Golf 05/08/19, 18:16

Brooks Koepka has won three majors since he last played at the Byron Nelson two years ago, before the tournament moved to a new links-style course south of downtown Dallas.A week before defending his title at the now-earlier PGA Championship, the third-ranked Koepka and No. 19 Patrick Reed are the ...

John Daly approved to use cart at PGA Championship

Sports 05/07/19, 18:32

John Daly has been approved to use a cart next week in the PGA Championship because of an injured right knee. He will be the first player to ride a cart at a major championship since Casey Martin in the U.S. Open at Olympic Club in 1998 and 2012.The PGA ...

Bae still trying to find his game after military service

Golf 05/07/19, 18:04

He was away from golf for two years, and his world ranking plummeted lower than it had been at any point in his career.For Sangmoon Bae, the re-entry has not gone as well as he would have liked.Bae started well enough at the Wells Fargo Championship until his five birdies ...

Column: Hard part for Homa was waiting his turn

Golf 05/07/19, 15:20

He was among the best as an amateur, winning a prestigious national title and moving onto the PGA Tour. While he never thought it was going to be easy, making it tougher was seeing so many peers from his college days collecting trophies as he wondered when, if ever, his ...

Trump awards medal to Tiger Woods, calls him ‘true legend’

Sports 05/06/19, 19:02

President Donald Trump awarded golfer Tiger Woods the nation's highest civilian honor on Monday, describing the 43-year-old as a "true legend" who transformed golf and then fought through years of injury to return to the sport's summit. Trump awarded Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He's the fourth golfer to ...

Homa returns from ‘low place’ to win first PGA Tour event

Sports 05/06/19, 01:14

Joe Greiner always knew there was something special about his childhood friend Max Homa.He knew it from the time he caddied for Homa in his first PGA Tour event in 2013, when Homa told him how nervous he was on the 72nd hole of the Frys.com Open, then stepped up ...

Kim overcomes rough start to win playoff at Lake Merced

Golf 05/05/19, 22:43

Known for an attacking style that has led to two of three lowest 72-hole scores in LPGA Tour history, Sei Young Kim had to adapt to win the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship at tight and tricky Lake Merced Golf Club.Already playing through a back injury that forced her to alter her ...

Max Homa wins Wells Fargo for first PGA Tour title

Golf 05/05/19, 18:49

Two years after Max Homa played only one Sunday in an entire PGA Tour season, he showed his mettle at Quail Hollow by closing with a 4-under 67 to pull away from the field and win the Wells Fargo Championship.Homa began the back nine with two birdies to build a ...

McIlroy positioned for run at third Wells Fargo Championship

Golf 05/04/19, 20:48

Rory McIlroy was in position to become the first three-time winner of the Wells Fargo Championship.McIlroy celebrated his 30th birthday Saturday with a 3-under 68 to pull within two shots of leaders Max Homa, Jason Dufner and Joel Dahmen."I'm right there going into (Sunday), so I'm excited for that," McIlroy ...

Dahmen has learned PGA Tour ‘isn’t life and death’

Golf 05/03/19, 15:58

Joel Dahmen readily admits he's never going to be the next Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy.Nor does he want to be."I don't practice as much as a lot of the other guys out here," he said as he glanced at the Quail Hollow Club practice green where dozens of golfers ...

Van Dam, Ryu, Ji share LPGA Tour lead at Lake Merced

Golf 05/02/19, 20:37

Long-hitting Anne van Dam two-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th for a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead with So Yeon Ryu and Eun-Hee Ji in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship.Van Dam bogeyed two of the first four holes in her afternoon round at Lake Merced. The 23-year-old ...

PGA golfers remember shooting victims with green ribbons

Golf 05/02/19, 13:19

Dozens of golfers at the Wells Fargo Championship paid tribute to the shooting victims at UNC Charlotte by wearing a small ribbon with the school's color on their hats during Thursday's opening round.Two students were killed and four others wounded Tuesday when a former Charlotte student opened fire in a ...

Panthers draft pick Grier says his role is to support Newton

Football 05/01/19, 17:23

As Will Grier launched his tee shot down the first fairway at Quail Hollow Club on Wednesday, one overzealous fan shouted "Move over Cam!"Grier appreciates the support, but he knows that's not happening anytime soon.Cam Newton is in no danger over losing his starting job to the Panthers new ...

McIlroy starts final PGA Tour in his 20s at Quail Hollow

Sports 05/01/19, 16:07

Rory McIlroy has two more rounds before he leaves his 20s, a statement of fact more than a state of mind.For McIlroy, 30 is just a number he prefers to see on one side of a scorecard."If you shoot 30 on a nine, you're doing OK," he said Wednesday.In most ...

Woods makes video for cancer victim on eve of Masters

Sports 04/30/19, 18:37

Harold Varner III worked up the courage to ask a favor of Tiger Woods for a close friend with colon cancer.The timing made it surreal.Woods made a videotaped message for Daniel Meggs on the Wednesday before the Masters, encouraging the former Wake Forest golfer to keep fighting and to never ...

Woods uses leaderboard to interpret Augusta roars

Golf 04/30/19, 18:18

Tiger Woods knew he was back in the game at the Masters when Francesco Molinari hit into the water on the 12th hole and made double bogey. From there, Woods relied on his vast experience at Augusta National.That meant using his sight to understand the sounds.In an interview last week ...

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