Qualifiers for the 2019 Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The 87 players who are eligible and expected to play in the 83rd Masters, which starts Thursday. Players listed only in the first category for which they are...
MASTERS ’19: A hole-by-hole look at Augusta National
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at Augusta National, site of the 83rd Masters to be played April 11-14, with famous shots played at each one, the average score and where each hole ranks in...
Oosthuizen surges to his 1st South African Open title
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen won his first title at the South African Open on Sunday, running away from his challengers with a final-round 67 for a six-shot victory.
Oosthuizen led from the front on the final day at Randpark Golf Course and although his three-shot overnight lead was cut to one after three holes, he surged back for a ninth European Tour win and first in nearly three years. The South African finished on 18-under 266.
Louis Oosthuizen back in front at South African Open
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen was back in front at the South African Open on Saturday after a 4-under 67 gave him a three-shot lead and a chance at his first title at his home tournament.
Oosthuizen went ahead of fellow major winner Charl Schwartzel again after surrendering the lead in round two, when he fell two shots behind.
Schwartzel eagles 17th on way to lead at South African Open
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Charl Schwartzel holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the 17th on his way to an 8-under 63 and a one-shot lead after the second round of the South African Open on Friday.
The 2011 Masters champion moved to 12-under overall and replaced overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen at the top of the leaderboard at Randpark Golf Club.
Garcia dominant on Day 1 at Nedbank Golf Challenge
SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Sergio Garcia flew into a four-shot lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge after an 8-under 64 on Thursday secured the biggest first-round advantage on the European Tour for a year.
Garcia, twice a Sun City winner before the Nedbank became part of the tour, made eight birdies in a brilliant start to the penultimate tournament of the season to move four strokes clear of Charl Schwartzel, Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Mikko Korhonen at the Gary Player Country Club.
PGA Championship at a glance
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A brief look at Friday's second round at the PGA Championship (all times EDT):
LEADING: Gary Woodland shot 66 before rain halted play in the afternoon, and finished at 10-under 130.
TRAILING: Kevin Kisner (64) was one shot behind.
HEADLINERS: Brooks Koepka and Charl Schwartzel each shot 63 to tie the PGA Championship scoring record. It was the first time two players have scored 63 on the same day at a major since the 1980 U.S. Open, when Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf did it.
Stone solid: Another South African makes run at major
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The land of Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel could be delivering another major-title winner.
With his second straight solid round at the PGA Championship on Friday, South Africa's Brandon Stone is one good weekend away from breaking through at the same course where the godfather of golf in his country, Gary Player, completed the career grand slam a generation ago.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on Friday's second round of the U.S. Open (all times local):
The U.S. Open cut sliced off some huge names.
Gone are Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day.
Headed home are Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Martin Kaymer and Jon Rahm.
Throw in some other major tournament winners such as Keegan Bradley, Charl Schwartzel and Ernie Els.
MASTERS ’18: A hole-by-hole look at Augusta National
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at Augusta National, site of the 82nd Masters to be played April 5-8, with famous shots played at each one, the average score and where each hole ranks in difficulty since 1934:
Spieth, Reed drawn in same group at Match Play
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed go from being partners to opponents in match play.
Spieth and Reed, who have a 7-2-2 record as partners in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup, were drawn in the same four-man group Monday night for the Dell Technologies Match Play.
The World Golf Championship begins Wednesday at Austin Country Club, where Spieth played when he was at the University of Texas.
Wiesberger leads in Sun City, Fleetwod 6 shots back
SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger birdied the last hole to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Thursday.
Wiesberger broke clear of the pack with a superb approach to No. 18 to set up his birdie, finishing with a 5-under 67 to edge four other players.
Race to Dubai leader Tommy Fleetwood (73), who can win the season title with a victory at Gary Player Country Club, was six shots off the pace at the penultimate tournament of the season.
Presidents Cup at a glance
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A brief look at the opening session Thursday of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National:
LEADING: United States 3 1/2, International 1 1/2.
FORMAT: The Americans have gone 12 consecutive foursomes sessions without losing in the Presidents Cup.
STAR POWER: The Presidents Cup for the first time had three U.S. presidents attend the matches — Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Presidents Cup Capsules
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A capsule look at Thursday's foursomes matches in the Presidents Cup at Liberty National:
Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas, United States, def. Hideki Matsuyama and Charl Schwartzel, International, 6 and 4.
Presidents Cup Rosters
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):
Anderson falls short at US Open in first Grand Slam final
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Anderson walked outside to greet his South African supporters, some having already climbed to the top of their sport.
There were golfers Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen, who have won major championships. And Johan Kriek, the last South African to win a Grand Slam tennis title who traveled two days in hopes of seeing another.
Anderson will have to hope for a second chance to join their club.
British Open Field
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Players who have qualified for the 146th British Open, which starts Thursday at Royal Birkdale (players listed only in the first category for which they are eligible):
Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The first few shots of Daniel Berger's final round didn't give much clue that his second straight victory at the St. Jude Classic was only a few hours away.
He hit his drive on No. 1 into the rough, sent his next shot into the rough far past the hole and his third shot was a chip that didn't even make it to the green. What was left was an awkward 25-foot chip to save par.
3 share lead after 2 rounds at St Jude Classic
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Chez Reavie shot a 5-under 65 on Friday to move to 9-under 131 and share the lead with Charl Schwartzel and Sebastian Munoz after two rounds at the St. Jude Classic.
Schwartzel had a 66 while Munoz finished the round with a 67. Stewart Cink — who shared the first-round lead along with Matt Every, Scott Brown and Munoz — was one stroke back after his 68 at the PGA Tour's final event before the U.S. Open.
4 share lead after 1st round at St Jude Classic
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Every, Scott Brown, Stewart Cink and Sebastian Munoz each shot 6-under 64s on Thursday to share the lead after one round at the St. Jude Classic.
Charl Schwartzel and Matt Jones were each one stroke back at the final tuneup before the U.S. Open.
Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen and Chez Reavie each shot a 66 on the par-70 TPC Southwind course.
Qualifiers for the 2017 Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The 93 players who have qualified and are in the field for the 81st Masters on April 6-9. Players listed only in the first category for which they are eligible. The winner of the Shell Houston Open, if not already eligible, also qualifies:
A hole by hole look at Augusta National
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at Augusta National, site of the 81st Masters to be played April 6-9, with famous shots played at each one, the average score and where each hole ranks in difficulty since 1934:
Florida swing resumes, at least momentarily
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — And now, back to the Florida swing.
Or what's left of it.
A pair of World Golf Championships that have gone through new sponsorships, new dates and new venues have caused a major detour in the road to the Masters. Instead of the PGA Tour gradually making its way north to Augusta National, it spends one week in Florida, one in Mexico, two more in Florida and two in Texas.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Defending champion Charl Schwartzel has withdrawn from the Valspar Championship pro-am after 10 holes because of something that has never happened to him: He got hit by a golf ball.
On his first hole at Innisbrook on Wednesday, a shot by one of his amateur partners ricocheted off a tree and struck him in the left wrist as he instinctively moved his arms below his waist to avoid it being more painful.
Brandon Stone wins Alfred Dunhill championship
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Brandon Stone ran away from his challengers to win the Alfred Dunhill Championship by seven shots on Sunday for his second European Tour title.
Stone finished with a 5-under 67 at Leopard Creek Country Club for 22 under overall, extending his advantage over the chasers after going into the final round three shots ahead.
Stone takes 3-shot lead into final round of Alfred Dunhill
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Brandon Stone will take a 3-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, when he'll have defending champion Charl Schwartzel for company, after a second successive 66 took him to 17 under overall.
Garcia, Molinari lead World Tour Champ by 1 after 2 rounds
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sergio Garcia and Francesco Molinari share a one-stroke lead halfway through the World Tour Championship after shooting 5-under-par 67s on Friday.
They each made six birdies and a solitary bogey, and moved to 9-under 135 totals, one better than overnight leader Lee Westwood.
Westwood carded a 70, dropping a shot on the final hole after hitting his second shot into the water.
Train wreck: ‘Railway’ hole derails top golfers at Troon
TROON, Scotland (AP) — Bill Haas struck his drive on the 11th hole, immediately flung his arm to the right, and asked his caddie: "Am I gonna find that?"
Next up was Charl Schwartzel, who leaked his tee shot even further right and onto a rail track adjacent to the fairway. Looking straight ahead, he shook his head and stuck out his right hand in a signal for another ball.
Just two of the many players finding it tough at "The Railway" hole at the British Open on...