Update: PGA behind him, Lefty looks ahead to Ryder Cup

Sports 05/19/19, 12:56

The Latest on the PGA Championship on Sunday (all times local):1:55 p.m.After Phil Mickelson didn't contend at this year's PGA Championship, he praised the course and the fans, and then looked ahead to the next big event at Bethpage Black.Rich Beem reacts after sinking a putt for birdie on the ...

Another clutch 6-iron for McDowell leads to big win

Golf 04/02/19, 16:37

Two of the most significant shots Graeme McDowell has hit in his career were a 6-iron, for different reasons and on entirely different stages.The most famous was on the 16th hole at Celtic Manor in 2010 at Ryder Cup, which came down to the final match between McDowell and Hunter ...

Column: Steve Stricker quick to clear air with Patrick Reed

Golf 02/26/19, 17:43

Steve Stricker didn't wait for the official announcement to make his first move as Ryder Cup captain.He called Patrick Reed.This was two days before a long Wednesday of news conferences, radio shows, everything short of a parade in his home state of Wisconsin, where in 2020 he will lead the ...

Stricker appointed US captain for Ryder Cup in home state

Sports 02/20/19, 15:32

Steve Stricker paid his dues to become a Ryder Cup captain, and it had nothing to do with winning a major.He didn't make his first team until he was 41 in the 2008 matches at Valhalla, a rare U.S. victory, and played in two more. He spent the next six ...

Spieth, Reed reunite with a hug and a laugh

Sports 01/26/19, 18:04

Jordan Spieth ended any speculation about his relationship with Patrick Reed with a hug.Spieth and Reed played together Saturday in the Farmers Insurance Open. It was the most time they have spent with each other since sitting on opposite sides of a table in a closing Ryder Cup press conference ...

Column: Tiger Woods’ biggest moment didn’t last very long

Golf 01/22/19, 18:11

Rarely in sports has such a big moment had such a short shelf life.Even one involving Tiger Woods.With respect to Brooks Koepka and his two majors, or Francesco Molinari with his claret jug and 5-0 mark in the Ryder Cup, no moment last year captivated golf as much as Woods ...

Harrington takes ‘daunting’ role of Europe Ryder Cup captain

Sports 01/08/19, 10:48

Padraig Harrington barely raised a smile as he spoke for the first time as Europe's new Ryder Cup captain.In fact, as he discussed his thought process before accepting the position, the challenge awaiting him over the next 20 months and its potential impact on his golfing legacy, the role already ...

A piece of shrapnel behind Bubba’s tears at the Ryder Cup

Golf 01/04/19, 03:37

Bubba Watson is known for crying after he wins. Even with three victories last year, his biggest tears were after a loss.And it really didn't have anything to do with losing.The source of his tears at the Ryder Cup in France can be traced to a piece of shrapnel Watson ...

Poulter makes up for missing tournament in a big way

Sports 01/03/19, 03:07

Part of Ian Poulter's punishment for violating a PGA Tour policy is spending two weeks in Hawaii to start the new year.That would be a most literal interpretation of the penalty.And it only tells part of the story of how Poulter chose to make up for missing a tournament he ...

Fleetwood: Team Europe was such a family at the Ryder Cup

Golf 12/28/18, 16:45

Tommy Fleetwood says he was blown away by the family atmosphere that was generated by Europe's triumphant 12-man team when he made his Ryder Cup debut this year.The 27-year-old Englishman formed an unbeatable combination with his close friend Francesco Molinari of Italy in September, with the pairing dubbed 'Moliwood' winning ...

Molinari set to focus on US golf circuit next year

Golf 12/26/18, 05:55

Francesco Molinari says he may not play in Europe until the 19th-ranked Italian defends his British Open title in July.The lure of the US PGA Tour and changes made to the European Tour calendar will combine to leave the London-based golfer short of available dates to compete on his home ...

Column: Reviewing 2018 based on all 14 clubs in the bag

Golf 12/11/18, 11:43

Brooks Koepka used a 9-iron on consecutive full swings in the final round at Shinnecock Hills. One led to birdie, the other led to par. Both were crucial in making him the first back-to-back U.S. Open champion in 29 years.Tiger Woods showed glimpses of being back on his game with ...

Bubba wants to be at Presidents Cup as an assistant

Golf 12/04/18, 15:02

Bubba Watson ends the year at No. 12 in the Presidents Cup standings, and his mission is to be at Royal Melbourne one year from now.But not necessarily as a player.Watson was asked during the Hero World Challenge what would make a good 2019, and he didn't hesitate."I have been ...

Column: Why it was special for Rahm to beat his hero, Tiger

Golf 12/04/18, 11:51

Three victories in three countries against fields large and small, strong and weak, couldn't make Jon Rahm's year any better. Nothing could top one win that offered no money, no world ranking points or even a trophy to call his own.He beat Tiger Woods in the Ryder Cup."I don't think ...

Column: Ryder Cup over, Furyk returns to full-time job

Golf 10/30/18, 14:27

Jim Furyk never quit his day job. It just seemed that way. During the 31 tournaments he played over 20 months, his identity was no longer U.S. Open champion, FedEx Cup champion or 17-time winner on the PGA Tour. He was the Ryder Cup captain responsible for everything from team dinners ...

Reed opens with 64 to take lead at HSBC Champions

Golf 10/25/18, 04:14

Patrick Reed returned from his post-Ryder Cup break with a bogey-free round in windy conditions for an 8-under 64 and a two-shot lead Thursday in the HSBC Champions.Reed putted for birdie on every hole at Sheshan International, a remarkable feat in such tricky weather. He missed only one green, and ...

Thomas wins successive money titles, 1st since Tiger Woods

Golf 10/09/18, 18:28

Tiger Woods finished off the PGA Tour season by tapping in for par to win the Tour Championship, a moment that ended any doubts that he could win again after four surgeries on his lower back. And then the moment was gone.Hours later, Woods and 17 other players were headed ...

Mickelson has 6 straight birdies; 2 shots back at Silverardo

Sports 10/04/18, 17:23

Phil Mickelson had six straight birdies and shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to pull within two strokes of leader Sepp Straka in the PGA Tour's season-opening Safeway Open.Coming off a winless performance in the U.S. Ryder Cup loss to Europe, the 48-year-old Mickelson birdied Nos. 9-14 and closed with ...

Hatton hits spectator on head at Dunhill Links

Golf 10/04/18, 16:18

Defending champion Tyrrell Hatton bounced back from a poor start, including a wayward tee shot that struck a spectator on the head, to shoot a 2-under 70 and move within two strokes of the first-round lead at the Dunhill Links Championship on Thursday.A female fan was pictured bleeding from a ...

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