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Matt Kuchar takes 1-shot lead at Sony Open

Matt Kuchar opens with three straight birdies and has another 7-under 63 for a one-shot lead over Andrew Putnam in the Sony Open. Chez Reavie holes out from the fairway …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

Kevin Tway returns to Kapalua as a tour winner and leads with 66

Kevin Tway returns to Kapalua a lot older, taller and better and makes his Sentry Tournament of Champions debut with a 7-under 66 to build a one-shot lead after the …


Golf notes: Bubba Watson wants to be at Presidents Cup as an assistant

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.


Doug Ferguson: Why it was special for Jon Rahm to beat his hero, Tiger Woods

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Patrick Reed moving on from Ryder Cup, shares Bahamas lead

Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods are about as far apart as can be on the leaderboard after one round of the Hero World Challenge. Only they know how close they …


Golf capsules: Lexi Thompson, Charles Howell III close year with victories

Lexi Thompson was the best this week, and Ariya Jutanugarn was the best all season. Neither left any doubt about that Sunday.


Charles Howell opens with 64 for lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Charles Howell III had an advantage of playing the right course for the cold, windy conditions Thursday at the RSM Classic. He made the most …


Matt Kuchar tied for lead at working vacation in Mexico

Matt Kuchar decides at the last minute to play the Mayakoba Golf Classic and makes it look like a wise decision with a 7-under 64 for a share of the …


Golf capsules: Xander Schauffele, Cameron Champ, Nelly Korda win big

Xander Schauffele gave the Americans a sweep of the World Golf Championships and quickly put a winless sophomore season behind him.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Cameron Champ shoots 65, takes one-stroke lead at Sanderson Farms

Cameron Champ shot a 7-under 65 in wet, windy and unseasonably cool conditions at the Country Club of Jackson to take the first-round lead in the Sanderson Farms Championship. On …


Patrick Reed opens with 64 to take lead at HSBC Champions

Patrick Reed returns from his post-Ryder Cup break with a bogey-free round in windy conditions for an 8-under 64 and a two-shot lead in the HSBC Champions. Reed putted for …


Ryan Armour back at Sanderson Farms after breakout season

Ryan Armour’s attempt at winning back-to-back Sanderson Farms Championships will involve fighting fatigue as much as what the golf course throws his way. The 42-year-old will start his title defense …


Brooks Koepka makes debut at No. 1 and hopes to keep rolling

Brooks Koepka is having the kind of year he only imagined in his dreams, and he’s not ready for it to end. He won two majors, was PGA Tour player …


Golf notes: Paul Azinger does not plan on using ‘choke’ in replacing Miller

Paul Azinger used to say for years that the only thing that made a player choke was cash or prestige. So he’s not afraid to use the word “choke.”


Doug Ferguson: Brooks Koepka’s biggest feat as No. 1 is getting there

Reaching No. 1 in the world felt even sweeter to Brooks Koepka because of how he got there. Golf is about winning, and the world ranking is merely a result …


Brooks Koepka keeps alive chance for top spot, leads by 4 in SKorea

Brooks Koepka has improved his chances of taking over as No. 1 golfer in the world, shooting a bogey-free 5-under 67 Saturday for a four-stroke lead after three rounds of …


Chez Reavie takes 1st-round lead at CJ Cup with 4-under 68

Chez Reavie overcame cool, windy conditions for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke lead after the first round of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. Danny Willett and Si Woo …


Marc Leishman goes for 2 straight PGA wins, feels right at home

Marc Leishman comes into this week’s CJ Cup at Nine Bridges after winning his fourth title on the PGA Tour last week in Kuala Lumpur. The tournament on South Korea’s …


Doug Ferguson: Johnny Miller talks like most golf fans think

The comment was vintage Johnny Miller, raw enough to cause most television producers to wince. Miller was in the NBC Sports booth at Doral in 2004 when he watched Craig …


Golf notes: Anirban Lahiri measures field strength in airline reservations

The strength of field for the CIMB Classic was the same as it was last year, with one exception that Anirban Lahiri nearly found out the hard way.


Gary Woodland, Marc Leishman, Shubhankar Sharma tied for lead at CIMB Classic

Gary Woodland birdied the 18th hole for a 5-under 67 to move into a three-way tie for the lead with Marc Leishman and Shubhankar Sharma after three rounds of the …


Gary Woodland’s 61 leaves him tied for CIMB lead with Marc Leishman

Gary Woodland shot an 11-under 61 to tie the course record and join Marc Leishman in a share of the second-round lead at the PGA Tour’s season-opening CIMB Classic. Woodland …


Bronson Burgoon has 1st-round lead at CIMB Classic, Justin Thomas 3 behind

Justin Thomas birdied four of his last five holes for a 6-under 66 and was three strokes behind first-round leader and fellow American Bronson Burgoon at the CIMB Classic. Burgoon’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

Brooks Koepka voted PGA Tour’s top player of the year

U.S. Open and PGA champion Brooks Koepka added to his trophy collection Tuesday when he picked up the Jack Nicklaus Award trophy as the PGA Tour player of the year.


Brandt Snedeker leads PGA Tour’s season-opening Safeway Open

Brandt Snedeker birdied the final three holes Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Tour’s season-opening Safeway Open.


Brandt Snedeker leads at Silverado; Phil Mickelson 3 strokes back

Brandt Snedeker birdied the final two holes for a 7-under 65 and a three-stroke lead over Phil Mickelson and two others in the PGA Tour’s season-opening Safeway Open in Napa, …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

Phil Mickelson has 6 straight birdies; 2 shots back at Silverado

Phil Mickelson had six straight birdies and shot a 7-under 65 to pull within two strokes of leader Sepp Straka in the PGA Tour’s season-opening Safeway Open. Coming off a …


Tiger Woods caps off amazing comeback with a win

Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days. He left the competition feeling hopeless …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:11 p.m.

Tiger Woods with 3-shot lead and 1 round away from winning

Tiger Woods is three shots ahead and one round away from capping his comeback season with a victory. Woods played the most dynamic golf he has all year with six …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

Tiger Woods shares lead going into weekend at East Lake

For thousands of fans crammed into every corner of East Lake, it looked as though Tiger Woods was closer than ever to capping off this remarkable comeback season by winning …