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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Jason Day beats Tiger Woods in Japan Skins – and also with quips

Not only did Jason Day win the inaugural “The Challenge: Japan Skins” game on Monday in Inzai City, Japan, beating Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama, he also won …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

Lanto Griffin saves par on last hole, wins Houston Open

Six feet away from his first PGA Tour victory, Lanto Griffin never felt calmer. It was only after his par putt fell into the middle of the cup Sunday in …



UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Kevin Chappell shoots 11-under 59 at The Greenbrier

Last fall, Kevin Chappell was at home recuperating from back surgery. On Friday in his first PGA Tour event since surgery, he had the 11th sub-60 round in tour history. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

Brooks Koepka leads after two rounds in Tour Championship

A storm delay at the Tour Championship slowed the momentum of Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas, right when they were starting to pull ahead in the chase for the $15 …


Manito Golf and Country Club boosted spirits 75 years ago, hosting 1944 PGA Championship

Seventy-five years ago, golf’s grand stage was Spokane’s Manito Golf and Country Club and the 1944 PGA Championship, the first major held in the state of Washington.


Patrick Reed delivers clutch putts to win FedEx Cup opener

Patrick Reed rallies from a two-shot deficit with three straight putts on the back nine at Liberty National that allows him to win The Northern Trust and end 16 months …


Jim Herman rides Trump’s putting advice to victory in Kentucky

Jim Herman rode President Donald Trump’s putting advice – and playing partner Kelly Kraft’s two late bogeys – to victory in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship. Herman finished with a …


Francesco Molinari returns claret jug, faces long odds getting it back

Golf’s oldest championship is all about tradition, and this is one Francesco Molinari could have done without. Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name …


Matthew Wolff finishes 3M Open with eagle to win by 1

Matthew Wolff made a 26-foot putt from the fringe for an eagle on the final hole to win the 3M Open at 21 under par, beating fellow rookie Collin Morikawa …


Lashley leads wire-to-wire in Detroit for 1st PGA Tour win

Nate Lashley completed an unlikely wire-to-wire victory in the Rocket Mortgage Classic for his first PGA Tour title. Lashley closed with a 2-under 70 to finish at 25-under 263 and …



UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

Kevin Na goes low at Colonial again with 62, trails Jonas Blixt by 1

Kevin Na eagled the par-5 first hole on the way to an 8-under 62 in the Charles Schwab Challenge, his third score at least that good in the past six …


Tiger Woods commits to play Memorial

Woods is a five-time winner at Muirfield Village. He has never missed it when healthy, except in 2006 when he took time off after his father’s death. The Memorial is …


A look at the 10 top contenders for the 2019 PGA Championship

A capsule look at the top contenders in the 101st PGA Championship, to be played May 16-19 on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Framingdale, New York.


Tiger Woods brings buzz to golf and to the PGA Championship

The PGA Championship agreed to move to May for the first time in 70 years to help the golf season end before football and to energize a century-old major that …


Facts and figures for the 2019 PGA Championship

The PGA Championship moves to May for the first time since 1949.


UPDATED: Sun., May 12, 2019

Column: John Daly turns PGA Championship into ridiculous sideshow

By granting John Daly permission to use a cart because of a bum knee, the PGA Championship clears the way for a ridiculous sideshow.


Kevin Kisner wins Match Play, beating Matt Kuchar 3 and 2

A week that began with a loss ended with the biggest victory of Kevin Kisner’s career when he holed a 20-foot birdie putt to close out Matt Kuchar, 3 and …



Paul Casey holds 1-shot lead over Dustin Johnson at Innisbrook

Paul Casey was on the verge of building a comfortable lead in the third round until a bogey on the final hole for a 3-under 68 that cut his lead …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

Rory McIlroy opens with 63 as Tiger Woods struggles in Mexico debut

Rory McIlroy nearly made a hole-in-one on the same short par 4 where Tiger Woods hit his first competitive shot in Mexico out-of-bounds. McIlroy kept right on rolling to an …


Phil Mickelson hits every fairway, starts well at Pebble Beach with a 65

Phil Mickelson hits every fairway for the first time in 21 years on his way to a 6-under 65 at Monterey Peninsula, an ideal start on perhaps the last ideal …


Harold Varner III hears the roars on No. 16, shares first-round Phoenix Open lead

Harold Varner snaked in a long birdie putt on the par-3 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale on Thursday, capping off a 7-under 64 to tie Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas …


Phil Mickelson maintains 2-shot lead in Desert Classic

Phil Mickelson made three long birdie putts on the back nine Saturday in a bogey-free 6-under 66 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to take a two-stroke lead into …


Phil Mickelson shoots 12-under 60 at La Quinta in 2019 debut

Phil Mickelson still feels as young as ever. He still plays that way, too. Mickelson began his 27th full season as a pro by flirting with one of the few …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018

Major championships return to Texas with PGA of America move

The PGA of America is leaving Florida for a $520 million development in the Dallas area with two golf courses that will bring major championship golf back to Texas. The …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018

Golf capsules: DeChambeau wins in Las Vegas for 4th win in 12 starts

Bryson DeChambeau holed an eagle putt from just inside 60 feet on the 16th hole that carried him to a 5-under 66 and a one-shot victory over Patrick Cantlay in …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Peter Uihlein grabs first-round lead at Shriners Open

Peter Uihlein topped the leaderboard at 8-under 63 on Thursday in the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open, with Jordan Spieth three strokes back in his season debut.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018

Golf capsules: Marc Leishman wins CIMB Classic in Malaysia

Marc Leishman won the CIMB Classic by five strokes Sunday, closing with a 7-under 65 to match Justin Thomas’ 2015 tournament record of 26-under 262. In Gee Chun won the …