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 ...

C.T. Pan rallies to win RBC Heritage for 1st PGA Tour title

Sports 04/21/19, 17:26

C.T. Pan took advantage of Dustin Johnson's back-nine meltdown to win the RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour victory.The 27-year-old Pan, from Taiwan, closed with a 4-under 67 on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links for a one-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar. Pan finished at 12-under 272.The top-ranked Johnson, ...

Masters longshots hope weather brings leaderboard chaos

Golf 04/14/19, 02:08

Augusta National was in a forgiving mood during a picturesque, birdie-filled third round of the Masters.Sunday's final round might be windy, wet and unpredictable — though not everyone is dreading the weather.A challenging course could lead to some chaos, which might help players looking for an opportunity to claw their ...

Mickelson tweaks Kuchar on his drive into Augusta National

Golf 04/13/19, 19:03

Phil Mickelson brought his best stuff to the Masters, at least the drive down Magnolia Lane.Mickelson was paired Saturday was Matt Kuchar, a good friend and one of the few players for whom Mickelson never has an answer during their banter. Lefty posted to Twitter his drive into Augusta National. ...

Zach Johnson’s practice swing doesn’t miss the ball

Golf 04/12/19, 18:32

In his 15 years at the Masters, in his two decades as a pro, Zach Johnson had never experienced a shot like this.He had never hit one that short, either, but at least it didn't count.Johnson was going through his practice routine on the par-5 13th on Friday when the ...

Column: Masters perfect week to forget golf squabbles

Golf 04/02/19, 14:06

The Masters can't get here soon enough.Not because Tiger Woods is only six months removed from a victory in Georgia (East Lake) as he tries to end 11 years without a major and 14 years since he last won a green jacket. Or because Rory McIlroy won The Players Championship, ...

Kevin Kisner wins Match Play, beating Matt Kuchar 3 and 2

Golf 03/31/19, 20:54

Kevin Kisner made it to the Dell Technologies Match Play final for the second straight year, and this time he got it right.A week that began with a loss ended with the biggest victory of Kisner's career when he holed a 20-foot birdie putt to close out Matt Kuchar, 3 ...

Kisner, Kuchar make it an All-American final at Match Play

Sports 03/31/19, 13:26

Kevin Kisner outlasted British Open champion Francesco Molinari and reached the Dell Technologies Match Play final.It's the second straight year for Kisner to reach the championship match at Austin Country Club, and the second straight year for an All-American final. Matt Kuchar won his semifinal match Sunday morning against Lucas ...

Rory McIlroy blames PGA Tour for slow play ‘epidemic’

Golf 03/15/19, 19:45

Rory McIlroy says slow play on the PGA Tour has become an epidemic.McIlroy and playing partners Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar waited on nearly every tee box and in nearly every fairway during the second round at The Players Championship on Friday.Even with daylight saving time, Anirban Lahiri had to ...

Johnson builds 2-shot lead in Mexico as Woods rallies

Golf 02/22/19, 19:28

Dustin Johnson putted for birdie on every hole Friday and shot a 4-under 67, leaving him bogey-free for 36 holes and two shots ahead of Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar going into the weekend at the Mexico Championship.Tiger Woods got back in the game with a 65, and one shot ...

McIlroy opens with 63 has Woods struggles in Mexico debut

Sports 02/21/19, 19:08

Rory McIlroy nearly made a hole-in-one on the same short par 4 that Tiger Woods hit his first competitive shot in Mexico out-of-bounds. McIlroy kept right on rolling to an 8-under 63 for a one-shot lead Thursday in the Mexico Championship.Woods opened with a double bogey and salvaged his round ...

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 ...

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 ...

Another win for Kuchar, this victory with a rainbow

Golf 01/14/19, 03:21

Matt Kuchar never had a PGA Tour season end so soon.He shot 74 on Labor Day and failed to advance out of the second round of the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time in 10 years. He was never in serious contention all year. The captain's picks for the ...

Kuchar starts Hawaii vacation with a victory

Golf 01/13/19, 22:27

Matt Kuchar overcame three early bogeys that cost him the lead with flawless golf and two key birdies on the back nine to close with a 4-under 66 and win the Sony Open for his second PGA Tour title this season.It wasn't as easy as his four-shot victory over Andrew ...

Kuchar leads Sony Open by 2 shots

Sports 01/12/19, 23:04

Matt Kuchar kept another clean card and shot a 4-under 66 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Sony Open as he goes for his second victory this season on the PGA Tour.Kuchar ended a three-year drought by winning the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico last fall.He ...

Kuchar builds early lead at Sony Open

Sports 01/11/19, 18:19

Matt Kuchar opened with three straight birdies and wound up with another 7-under 63 that gave him a four-shot lead among the early starters Friday in the Sony Open.Kuchar started on the back nine at Waialae and shot 30 to seize control on another beautiful day.He was at 14-under 126, ...

Pieters, Detry give Belgium its first World Cup title

Sports 11/25/18, 18:37

Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry gave Belgium its first World Cup of Golf title Sunday, holding on for a three-stroke victory at Metropolitan Golf Club.Pieters and Detry closed with a 4-under 68 in foursomes to finish at 23-under 265. They opened with a 63 in fourballs, shot 71 in driving ...

Malaysia, Sweden in early lead at World Cup of Golf

Golf 11/21/18, 18:09

The World Cup of Golf is under way at Metropolitan Golf Club under mostly sunny skies and brisk winds, and that might be the best the weather gets all day.Forecasters were calling for showers to move into the area by early afternoon. Organizers moved up the tee times by an ...

Mother Nature doing World Cup of Golf no early favors

Golf 11/21/18, 01:31

The World Cup of Golf is getting an early taste of Melbourne's fickle weather.Organizers of the 28-team event at Metropolitan Golf Club have moved up tee times by an hour for Thursday's first round of the 72-hole stroke-play tournament that features fourballs (best ball) and foursomes (alternate shot) over two ...

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