Golf

  • Golf Roundup: Ogilvy moving his family back to Australia next year (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)  —   Geoff Ogilvy’s immediate future involves fewer golf tournament and longer flights. Ogilvy has been contemplating in the last few years moving back home to Australia, and after discussing it with his Texas-born wife, Juli, they plan to return to Melbourne shortly after Christmas. Their daughter, Phoebe, turns 12 in October and will ...
  • Aaron Wise gets 1st tour win, shatters Nelson scoring record DALLAS (AP) — Aaron Wise had to kick his mom out of his hotel room because she was too chatty during a four-hour rain delay before his best shot at a first PGA Tour victory. The 21-year-old rookie’s caddie had to snap him back into the moment when Wise worried if he would get to finish ...
  • Golf Roundup: Aaron Wise wins AT&T Byron Nelson for first PGA Tour title DALLAS (AP) — Aaron Wise cruised to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday, shattering the AT&T Byron Nelson record at 23 under on a new course in a race to finish before nightfall after a four-hour rain delay. The 21-year-old rookie shot a 6-under 65 to beat Marc Leishman by three strokes as both became the ...
  • Golf Roundup: Marc Leishman sets 36-hole record at AT&T Byron Nelson DALLAS (AP) — Wind or no, Marc Leishman likes his chances at the AT&T Byron Nelson after breaking the 36-hole record previously shared by Tiger Woods. Hometown star Jordan Spieth really wants it to blow. Leishman followed the best round of his PGA Tour career with a 5-under 66 at the new Trinity Forest course Friday, reaching ...
  • Golf Roundup: Leishman shoots 61 in debut of new course at Byron Nelson DALLAS (AP) — Marc Leishman enjoyed the old home of the AT&T Byron Nelson as much as anyone, considering he made the last nine trips there and had one of the best scoring averages in tournament history. The Australian might take a liking to the new place as well. Leishman shot a 10-under 61 on the links-style ...
  • Golf Roundup: Spieth headlines as hometown Byron Nelson changes venues DALLAS (AP) — Jordan Spieth didn’t try to sell his peers on joining him at a new links-style course for the 50th anniversary of his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson tournament. The three-time major winner says he was honest when asked over the past year about the undulating layout, with no trees or water hazards, on what ...
  • Golf Roundup: New PGA Tour schedule still has a few moving parts (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —  PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.  — Jay Monahan might have been overly ambitious when he said he hoped to have next year’s PGA Tour schedule ready to announce at The Players Championship. The commissioner is not in a big rush, and there remain a few moving parts. And it goes beyond finding ...
  • Golf Roundup: Danielle Kang enjoying ‘freedom’ after winning Women’s PGA CHICAGO (AP) — It has been almost a year since Danielle Kang won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, and her life looks pretty much the same. Kang still has the same friends, everyone from fellow LPGA star Michelle Wie to hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky. She remains active on social media, delighting her Instagram followers ...
  • Golf Roundup: Webb Simpson wins The Players in TPC Sawgrass runaway PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Starting with the largest Sunday lead ever at The Players Championship was harder than Webb Simpson imagined. Hearing one big roar after another from Tiger Woods playing four groups ahead of him didn’t help. Through it all, Simpson managed his game and his nerves. Only when he had the crystal ...
  • Golf Roundup: Webb Simpson stretches Players Championship lead to seven shots (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Webb Simpson didn’t back off at The Players Championship with another shot he wasn’t planning to make, atonement on the island-green 17th and a 4-under 68 that stretched his lead to a record seven shots Saturday. He started out with an 8-foot birdie putt on the ...
  • Golf Roundup: Simpson ties course record, takes 5-shot lead at Players PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — No one ever played a better round at the TPC Sawgrass than Webb Simpson. For 16 holes, anyway. With his sixth straight birdie on the back nine, Simpson became the first player to reach 11-under par for a single round at The Players Championship. The course record? Simpson couldn’t resist thinking ...
  • Golf Roundup: Dustin Johnson part of 6-way tie for lead at Players PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour gave its premier tournament even more sizzle by putting Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler in the same group Thursday afternoon. For the undercard, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas played together in the morning. None was anywhere near the lead at The Players Championship. McIlroy ...
  • Golf Roundup: Fowler back at Players, still looking to catapult career PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rickie Fowler is back at the site of his greatest victory, the one that was supposed to catapult his career. He returns to the Players Championship with just one PGA Tour win since that dramatic closing performance on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in 2015. He finished birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie to force ...
  • Golf Roundup: Analysts and experts weigh in on Tiger Woods’ putting woes (PhatzRadio Sports / USA TODAY SPORTS)   —   Tiger Woods’ putting stroke is ailing, and “The Putt Doctor’’ is in the house. As are a couple of other putting gurus ready to diagnose Woods’ problem. “The biggest thing I’d say personally is that he spent so much time on his swing that other parts of his game ...
  • Golf Roundup: Jason Day holds on to win Wells Fargo Championship (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   Jason Day birdied two of his final three holes Sunday for a 2-under 69 and a two-shot victory over Aaron Wise and Nick Watney in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, his second victory this year. After squandering a three-shot lead on the back nine, Day ...
  • Golf Roundup: Jason Day seizes control at Quail Hollow CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Quail Hollow was softer and shorter, producing one low score after another before the final groups even started Saturday in the Wells Fargo Championship. Jason Day wasn’t paying attention, which probably helped. When he sputtered at the start, there was no reason to panic that he wasn’t taking advantage of a great day ...
  • Golf Roundup: Malnati leads Wells Fargo as Woods survives the cut CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Peter Malnati and Tiger Woods both had reason to celebrate on the ninth green at Quail Hollow at the end of their rounds. Malnati was coming off two straight birdies to take the lead Friday in the Wells Fargo Championship when he put his 5-iron in a deep bunker to the right, ...
  • Golf Roundup: Peterson’s 2 eagles carries him to lead at Quail Hollow CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — John Peterson started his rookie season on the PGA Tour about the time Tiger Woods started to experience back problems. One of them is closer to walking away than the other. Peterson, the 29-year-old free spirit who has pledged to retire from golf’s vagabond lifestyle if he doesn’t earn enough money to keep ...
  • Golf Roundup: Woods ready to return to work at Quail Hollow CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tiger Woods spent three months working toward one week in April. The Masters has come and gone. Woods took a small step back at Augusta National when he misfired with his iron play, didn’t break par until the final round and tied for 32nd. He finished 16 shots back, his widest distance from ...
  • Golf Roundup: Harman hasn’t given up on team golf CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Harman is coming off his best season on the PGA Tour — winning the Wells Fargo Championship, taking the 54-hole lead in the U.S. Open and finishing runner-up for his best result in a major, and finally making it to the Tour Championship. The letdown occurred immediately after the season when ...
  • Golf Roundup: Tiger Woods to play back-to-back: Wells Fargo Championship, then The Players (PhatzRadio Sports / USA TODAY SPORTS)   —  Tiger Woods will play the Wells Fargo Championship once again. Same goes for The Players Championship, the PGA Tour’s signature event. The former world No. 1 and winner of 79 PGA Tour titles, including 14 major championships, announced his commitment via his Twitter account to play back-to-back weeks in the Wells ...
  • Golf Roundup: Horschel, Piercy win Zurich Classic AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy played bogey-free in the alternate-shot format and closed with a 5-under 67 to win the Zurich Classic. Horschel and Piercy surged into the lead with birdies on the 10th and 11th holes and finished with seven pars to hold off Jason Dufner and Pat Perez. Dufner missed ...
  • Golf Roundup: Kevin Kisner, Scott Brown team for one-shot lead at Zurich AVONDALE, La. — Kevin Kisner had another great day at TPC Louisiana, rolling in putts seemingly from everywhere. Teammate Scott Brown wasn’t having as much success, but a clutch birdie on the closing hole gave the duo a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the Zurich Classic. Kisner holed three birdie putts from 20 ...
  • Golf Roundup: Michael Kim-Andrew Putnam lead Zurich Classic team event AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown nearly won the Zurich Classic last year after Kisner’s stunning chip shot forced a playoff that they eventually lost. Another good round Friday put the duo back in contention at TPC Louisiana. Kisner and Brown shot a 2-under 70 to pull within one shot of leaders Michael ...
  • Golf Roundup: Spieth seeks third straight strong finish at Zurich Classic AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jordan Spieth suspects he could be on the cusp of a banner year. That’s why he’s trying to strike the right balance of fun and focus when he teams up with good friend Ryan Palmer in New Orleans this weekend for the Zurich Classic. Spieth said he might see some music, considering ...
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