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 ...

Dustin Johnson commits to Detroit Rocket Mortgage Classic

Sports 04/18/19, 12:16

Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson have committed to play in the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic.The announcement was made Thursday, two-plus months before Detroit-based Quicken Loans brings a PGA Tour event to the Motor City for the first time.Johnson is currently the No. 1 player in the world ranking, ...

Kim flirts with another hole-in-one, Valero lead down to 1

U.S. 04/06/19, 18:01

Si Woo Kim narrowly missed a second hole-in-one on consecutive days and saw his four-shot lead trimmed to one over Monday qualifier Corey Conners after Saturday's third round of the Valero Texas Open.Kim aced the 16th hole at the TPC San Antonio on Friday, and he missed it by inches ...

Si Woo Kim leads by 4 after 2nd round at Valero Texas Open

Golf 04/05/19, 19:35

First-round leader Si Woo Kim used a late-round hole-in-one Friday to build a four-shot lead at the halfway point of the Valero Texas Open. Kim, the 2017 Players Championship winner, led by one heading into the second round before shooting a 6-under 66. Kim aced TPC San Antonio's 16th hole and is ...

Masters: 15 contenders for a precious green jacket

Golf 04/05/19, 09:42

A capsule look at 15 top contenders for the Masters, to be played April 11-14 (listed in predicted order of finish):RICKIE FOWLERAge: 30.Country: United States.World ranking: 8.Worldwide victories: 8.Majors: None.Masters appearances: 8.Best Masters: Runner-up in 2018.Masters memory: Making birdie on the 18th hole in 2018 for his best finish. He ...

Last few Masters spots on the line at Match Play

Sports 03/26/19, 16:02

For players trying to get into the top 50 for a Masters invitation, it was critical to get into the 64-man field at the Dell Technologies Match Play with big ranking points available in the final week to be eligible through the world ranking.Trouble is, everyone from the top 66 ...

Mitchell wins Honda Classic for 1st PGA Tour title

Golf 03/03/19, 19:40

Keith Mitchell made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win The Honda Classic for his first PGA Tour victory to earn a trip to the Masters.Mitchell closed with a 3-under 67 to finish at 9-under 271 at PGA National, one stroke ahead of Brooks Koepka and ...

Keith Mitchell gets his first PGA Tour win, taking Honda

Sports 03/03/19, 18:08

Keith Mitchell made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win The Honda Classic for his first PGA Tour victory.Mitchell closed with a 3-under 67 to finish at 9-under 271 at PGA National, a stroke ahead of Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler.Mitchell was tied for the lead ...

Singh, at 56, in the final pairing at the Honda Classic

Sports 03/02/19, 18:00

Vijay Singh, at 56 years old, will be in the final pairing Sunday at The Honda Classic.Singh shot a 5-under 65 on Saturday to get to 6 under for the week. That put him one shot behind Wyndham Clark after three rounds at PGA National, and they'll be the final ...

Jhonattan Vegas shoots 64 to take Honda Classic lead

Golf 02/28/19, 18:43

Jhonattan Vegas shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of The Honda Classic.Zach Johnson, Ernie Els, Lucas Glover and Ben Silverman were tied for second. Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia were in a large group at 67, and defending ...

Honda Classic gets only 3 of the world’s top 20 players

Sports 02/27/19, 15:54

Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are among the golfers who live in the vicinity of PGA National and may very well be home this weekend. They just won't be playing at the Honda Classic.The condensing of the PGA Tour schedule is forcing players to make some tough decisions, ...

Fowler wins Phoenix Open; Johnson takes Saudi title

Golf 02/03/19, 18:21

Rickie Fowler birdied two of his final four holes and overcame a bizarre triple bogey on the 11th hole at rainy TPC Scottsdale to win the Phoenix Open on Sunday.Leading by five, Fowler took a 7 on the par-4 11th after a chip shot skipped across the green and into ...

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 ...

Fowler closes with 4 straight birdies to lead Phoenix Open

Sports 02/01/19, 20:16

Rickie Fowler closed with four straight birdies for a 6-under 65 on Friday, taking a one-shot lead over Justin Thomas into the weekend at the Phoenix Open.Fowler's birdie run started at the par-5 15th and ended with his 8-foot putt on the par-4 18th, putting him at 13-under 129 through ...

Varner hears the roars on No. 16, shares Phoenix Open lead

Sports 01/31/19, 20:08

Harold Varner III snaked in a long birdie putt at TPC Scottsdale's rowdy 16th hole, highlighting a 7-under 64 to tie Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas for the first-round lead in the Phoenix Open on Thursday.Fowler and Thomas, roommates for the week, played bogey-free rounds in the morning under pristine ...

3-way tie for lead in Bahamas with Woods at the bottom

Golf 12/01/18, 17:35

Tony Finau had a 5-under 67 that turned out to be good enough for a three-way tie for the lead Saturday in the Hero World Challenge.Tiger Woods is overdoing his role as gracious tournament host. He shot even-par 72 to be 18th in the 18-man field.Henrik Stenson and Jon Rahm ...

Tearful Casey says Ryder Cup ‘like a drug’

Europe 09/29/18, 09:34

It was exactly why Paul Casey wanted to play in the Ryder Cup again.The chants of the crowd. That feeling of being part of a tight-knit team. And, most importantly, putting a point on the board for Europe."It's like a drug," he said. "It's amazing."The 41-year-old Casey welled up at ...

Update: Fourballs matches underway on Day 2 at Ryder Cup

Golf 09/29/18, 03:29

The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local):9:15 a.m.All four matches are underway in the fourballs on a chilly morning at Le Golf National, and Europe's star pairing of Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari have made another strong start.Fleetwood holed a 20-foot birdie putt at ...

Ryder Cup Capsules

Golf 09/28/18, 14:33

Capsules from Friday's matches at the Ryder Cup:FOURBALLSBrooks Koepka and Tony Finau, United States, def. Justin Rose and Jon Rahm, Europe, 1 up.Jordan Spieth of the US lines up his putt on the 8th hole during his foursome match with Justin Thomas on the opening day of the 42nd Ryder ...

Tiger Woods returns to Tour Championship with share of lead

Sports 09/20/18, 18:03

Another tournament, another share of the first-round lead for Tiger Woods.Tiger Woods hits his fairway shot to the 18th green during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)Woods made an eagle putt from just over 25 feet ...

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