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Justin Thomas has withdrawn from the PGA Championship with a wrist injury, the first time he has missed a major since his rookie season.Thomas won the PGA Championship two years ago at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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Homa comes full circle and wins Wells Fargo Championship

Sports 05/05/19, 18:22

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 ...

Dufner takes Wells Fargo lead with a 63

Sports 05/03/19, 15:07

Jason Dufner chipped in for birdie to start his day and holed a 40-foot birdie toward the end for an 8-under 63 that gave him a one-shot lead Friday in the Wells Fargo Championship.It matched his career-low score on the PGA Tour, which he last shot at Oak Hill in ...

Column: Month between majors leaves little time to get ready

Sports 04/30/19, 15:53

The Masters in his rearview mirror, Justin Rose is excited about what he calls the next stage of the golf year.Except in this case, objects might be closer than they appear.Because while the next major is in two weeks, the first one ended only two weeks ago.Dustin Johnson lines up ...

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