PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy says slow play on the PGA Tour has become an epidemic.
McIlroy and playing partners Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar waited on nearly every tee box...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Abraham Ancer won last week's Australian Open in Sydney and with his teammate Roberto Diaz is tied for second at the World Cup, five strokes behind Belgium going into the final round.
Ancer, who shot 65 with Diaz on Saturday, was asked whether the food had something to do with his strong play in Australia.
SYDNEY (AP) — Anirban Lahiri says an Indian restaurant in Sydney will help him overcome jet lag as he bids to get his first Australian Open back on track after an opening 1-over 73.
Lahiri was six shots behind first-round leader Byeong Hun An at The Lakes on Thursday.
Lahiri was one of several players who made the 14,000-kilometer (8,650-mile) flight from last week's PGA Tour event in Mexico to Sydney, arriving on Wednesday.
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.
Lahiri had gone to Malaysia the previous five years and he noted that the field — with the top 60 players available from the FedEx Cup — had always gone below 100. Lahiri finished last year at No. 99 and figured there was nothing to worry about.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Kelly Kraft is about to find out whether he's ready to handle the lead entering the weekend for the first time on the PGA Tour.
Kraft shot a 7-under 63 in the second round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on Friday to take a one-stroke edge over first-round leader Webb Simpson and Anirban Lahiri of India.
Kraft posted his career-best round at the Old White TPC. He was at 13-under 127.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Each month brings a bigger stage and a new level of pedigree for Shubhankar Sharma.
He arrived in Mexico City for his first World Golf Championship at No. 75 in the world, making Sharma, at age 21, the highest-ranked player from India.
JEJU, South Korea (AP) — Justin Thomas fired a 2-under 70 in windy conditions to share the lead with fellow American Scott Brown after the third round of the CJ Cup on Saturday.
Thomas offset a lone double bogey and a bogey with five birdies to reach the clubhouse at 9-under 207.
"I know for a fact I played better today than I did on Thursday when I shot a 9 under," Thomas said. "It's just so hard out there. I've never played in a place where the wind swirls as much as it does here."
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A brief look at Saturday's sessions in the Presidents Cup at Liberty National:
LEADING: United States 14 1/2, International 3 1/2.
FOURSOMES: United States 3 1/2, International 1/2.
FOURBALLS: United States 3, International 1.
ANTI-CLIMACTIC FINISH: The Americans were one match away from reaching the 15 1/2 points required to win. Anirban Lahiri and Si Woo Kim won their fourballs match to prevent the Saturday celebration.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The International team lost just about everything but its sense of humor.
A long and demoralizing day at the Presidents Cup ended with Anirban Lahiri making two clutch birdies in a fourballs match that spared his team the indignity of watching the Americans celebrate another victory — on Saturday, no less.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Rosters for the Presidents Cup, to be played Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at Liberty National Golf Club (c-captain's pick):
Phil Mickelson was selected as a captain pick for the second straight Presidents Cup, extending a remarkable streak of playing on 23 consecutive U.S. teams.
Anirban Lahiri of India will play for the second time, and it might be just as meaningful.
U.S. captain Steve Stricker used his two picks Wednesday on Mickelson and Charley Hoffman, who finished a fraction of a point out of the top 10 automatic qualifiers in the final week. It will be the first team competition for the 40-year-old Hoffman.
NEW YORK (AP) — Now that Sang-moon Bae has completed his military service in South Korea, he is ready to get back to work. Bae already is practicing and plans to compete Sept. 14-17 in the Shinhan Donghae Open, a tournament co-sanctioned by the Korean PGA Tour and the Asian Tour.
After that, International captain Nick Price would love to see him make a detour to the Presidents Cup.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Anirban Lahiri played so well Sunday that he wished he could have kept playing.
"I would have liked maybe four or five holes more, actually," Lahiri said after shooting a 7-under 65 to tie for second in the Memorial, three shots behind Jason Dufner. "Because I was playing really good. And I could have probably made a couple more birdies. But like I say, I'm really happy with the way I played. I felt really relaxed out there."
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Each birdie by Louis Oosthuizen and Kyle Stanley pushed them higher up the leaderboard, a little further away from those chasing them in The Players Championship.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Palmer has reason to believe that better days are ahead, with his golf game and at home.
Palmer made seven birdies Friday on another day of ideal scoring conditions at PGA National for a 5-under 65 that gave him a share of the lead with PGA Tour rookie Wesley Bryan (67) going into the weekend at the Honda Classic.
Rickie Fowler was a shot back after his second 66, and Anirban Lahiri was another stroke behind after a 68.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Palmer shot a 5-under 65 on Friday and shared the lead with PGA Tour rookie Wesley Bryan going into the weekend at the Honda Classic.
Palmer made seven birdies on another day of ideal scoring and reached 9-under 131.
Bryan, who had his best PGA Tour performance last week at Riviera, shot a 67 and saved his round with a bogey on the 13th hole when he had to play one shot from the trees with his putter.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — One reason Martin Kaymer enjoys the Honda Classic is because he doesn't feel as though he has to make a bunch of birdies.
On such a serene Thursday at PGA National, that was required to keep pace.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Justin Thomas successfully defended his CIMB Classic title, closing with an 8-under 65 for a three-stroke victory over Hideki Matsuyama.
A year after setting the tournament record of 26-under 262, the 23-year-old American finished at 23 under at TPC Kuala Lumpur for his second PGA Tour title.
Thomas birdied the final five holes Saturday in a third-round 71, then birdied four of the first five in his bogey-free final
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Justin Thomas completed a fairytale return to the CIMB Classic with a successful title defense after eight birdies in the final round Sunday earned him a three-shot victory over closest rival Hideki Matsuyama.
The American did not match his record tournament score of 26-under 262 in 2015, but still finished with an impressive 23 under for only his second PGA Tour title.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — India's Anirban Lahiri shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead in the CIMB Classic.
Coming off a playoff loss last week in the Asian Tour's Macau Open, Lahiri had a 19-umnder 197 total after opening with consecutive 66s at TPC Kuala Lumpur. He had nine birdies and double bogey Saturday in the tournament sanctioned by the PGA Tour and the Asian Tour.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Defending champion Justin Thomas endured a terrible start to the third round of the CIMB Classic after the American faltered with three bogeys and a double bogey to finish with a 1-under 71 Saturday.
Thomas was swiftly overtaken by Anirban Lahiri, who shone at the TPC Kuala Lumpur with nine birdies for a 65 to open up a four-shot lead going into the final round on Sunday.
Thomas had two bogeys and a double bogey in the first three holes of the back nine.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Defending champion Justin Thomas shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead halfway through the CIMB Classic, staying within striking distance of his own tournament record at TPC Kuala Lumpur.
Thomas shared the first-round lead with fellow Americans Keegan Bradley and Derek Fathauer at 64, and followed up with a bogey-free round to get to 14 under. Thomas finished at 26-under 262 last year for his first PGA Tour title.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Justin Thomas had a 6-under 66 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead halfway through the CIMB Classic, staying within striking distance of the tournament record he set in winning the title here last year.
He started the second round in a three-way share of the lead with Keegan Bradley and Derek Fathauer after opening with a 64, and followed up with a bogey-free round containing six birdies to move to 14 under, two shots clear of Asian Tour leader Anirban Lahiri.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Justin Thomas opened his CIMB Classic title defense with an 8-under 64 on Thursday for a share of the lead with fellow Americans Keegan Bradley and Derek Fathauer.
Thomas won his first PGA Tour title last year at TPC Kuala Lumpur, finishing with a tournament-record 26-under 262 total. He had nine birdies and a bogey Thursday.
Bradley eagled the par-5 10th and had eight birdies and two bogeys. Fathauer had eight birdies in a bogey-free round.
MACAU (AP) — Thialand's Pavit Tangkamolprasert won the Macau Open in a playoff Sunday after India's Anirban Lahiri birdied the final seven holes to force extra holes.
The 27-year-old Pavit birdied the par-5 18th in regulation for a 7-under 64 to match Lahiri (65) at 16-under 268 in the Asian Tour event at Macau Golf and Country Club.
MACAU (AP) — Ian Poulter carded three birdies over the final six holes to finish the third round with an even-par 71 and a share of 14th place at the Macau Open on Saturday.
Poulter, who was in the lead after the first round, had a triple bogey on the par-4 10th hole but made up some ground on the back nine at Macau Golf and Country Club to close at 5-under 208, five strokes off the lead.
MACAU (AP) — Ian Poulter played like a golfer returning from a four-month break on Friday, losing his first-round lead and slipping into a share for 11th at the halfway mark of the Macau Open after carding a 2-over 73 in the second round.
Anirban Lahiri overcame an early triple-bogey on the par-5 12th to move into a five-way share of the lead at 8-under 134 with a 68 in the second round.
MACAU (AP) — Ian Poulter returned from a four-month layoff because of a foot ailment to take a share of the lead at the Macau Open with an opening-round 64.
Poulter and Spain's Carlos Pigem were tied at 7 under par on Thursday and had a one-shot lead over Thailand's Chapchai Nirat, who had three birdies and an eagle over his last eight holes to finish with a 65.