Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is “a risk I am unwilling to take.”
OAKMONT, Pa. — As different as they are, the Masters and U.S. Open had two things in common this year. First, and most peculiar, is that Lee Westwood played the final round with both champions — Danny Willett at Augusta National, Dustin Johnson at Oakmont.
Bubba Watson says he’s 100 percent committed to playing in the Olympics in August, assuming he qualifies for the team.
OAKMONT, Pa. — Dustin Johnson settled the score Sunday in the U.S. Open. Johnson atoned for his past mishaps in the majors by showing he had the smarts to handle the toughest test in golf, even while playing the final two hours without knowing where he stood when the USGA questioned whether he should be penalized one stroke for his ball moving on the fifth green.
Brad Stracke shot one of his star players of the past a text message earlier this month and waited patiently to see what would transpire when Carlos Ortiz participated in a U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Ohio. The longtime North Texas golf coach received some good news a short time later.
OAKMONT, Pa. — Danny Willett makes his debut in the U.S. Open at Oakmont. At least the U.S. Open that he grew up watching. The record will show that Willett first played the U.S. Open in 2014 at Pinehurst...
When Brooke Henderson played her first LPGA Tour event at age 14, she marveled at Lydia Ko winning the Canadian Women’s Open at 15.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Killing time during a three-hour rain delay Sunday, Phil Mickelson ribbed Daniel Berger about having won the PGA Tour rookie of the year award without a victory. That was a bit of a sore spot for the ultra-competitive 23-year-old Floridian.
Phil Mickelson is in the midst of a busy three weeks, so he made sure he got one of the first tee times bright and early Wednesday morning at the TPC Southwind course.
DUBLIN, Ohio — Phil Mickelson said he was disappointed to get caught up in a federal investigation that linked him to an insider trader scheme and that he needed to be more responsible for the company he keeps off the golf course.
DUBLIN, Ohio — Donald Trump is losing business to Mexico: a prestigious golf tournament at his resort at Doral. The tournament chairman of the former Cadillac Championship, one of the four World Golf Championships that attract the best players in the world, said the PGA Tour has informed him the event is leaving next year for Mexico City.
FORT WORTH — Jordan Spieth found the perfect cure for his Masters misery. With an impressive back nine at Colonial, Spieth won at home in Texas for the first time on the PGA Tour. He had three consecutive birdies after making the turn, and three more in a row to finish his 5-under 65 on Sunday, including a chip-in birdie from behind the 17th green after a fortunate bounce off a marshal.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Rocco Mediate holed out from a greenside bunker for birdie on the par-3 17th to wrap up a record-setting, wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Senior PGA Championship.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — James Hahn said the anxiety was creeping in after missing eight straight cuts on the PGA Tour, causing him to wonder if he’d ever get his game straightened out.
THE WOODLANDS — Jesper Parnevik won the Insperity Invitational for his first PGA Tour Champions title, shooting a 5-under 67 for a four-stroke victory Sunday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Steve Wheatcroft and Andrew Loupe each shot 7-under 65 on Thursday in rain and steady wind to share the first-round lead in the Wells Fargo Championship, while Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler dodged a thrown golf ball with an earplug attached to it.
AUSTIN — Defending champion Argyle didn’t run away with the boys’ title on the first day of Class 4A State Golf Championship on Monday at the North Course of Onion Creek Club, but the Eagles established themselves as the team to beat despite less-than-stellar rounds from several of its top players.
The Guyer girls golf team has grown accustomed to some hard-fought battles with its biggest district rival, Trophy Club Nelson. Last week in the District 5-6A tournament, the Lady Wildcats took “hard-fought” out of the equation.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The modern “Big Three” have won five of the last six majors going into the Masters. The other “Big Three” can only hope they are next.
HUMBLE — Jim Herman delivered a masterful performance at just the right time Sunday in the Shell Houston Open. Herman, winless in 105 previous starts on the PGA Tour, chipped in for birdie on the par-3 16th and finished with two solid pars for a 4-under 68 and a one-shot victory that sends him to the Masters for the first time in his career.
HUMBLE (AP) — Jordan Spieth is so excited about returning to Augusta National next week to defend his Masters championship that just thinking about it makes him feel like doing pushups.