Honda Classic gets only 3 of the world’s top 20 players
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are among the golfers who live in the vicinity of PGA National and may very well be home this weekend. They just won't...
Dustin Johnson wins Mexico Championship for 6th WGC title
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dustin Johnson struggled early, caught a good break from behind a tree and then breezed to his sixth World Golf Championship title Sunday by closing with a 5-under 66 for a...
Johnson cruises to 20th career title in Mexico Championship
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dustin Johnson arrived in Mexico trying to figure out what was wrong with his swing. He left Sunday night with his 20th career PGA Tour victory, his sixth World Golf...
Johnson overcomes tree trouble for 4-shot lead in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dustin Johnson was cruising along Saturday in the Mexico Championship until one swing put him in a bad spot, and the next shot made it even worse.
Johnson builds 2-shot lead in Mexico as Woods rallies
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tiger Woods delivered the shot that had the gallery buzzing. Dustin Johnson produced the golf that left everyone chasing him.
McIlroy opens with 63 has Woods struggles in Mexico debut
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy flirted with a hole-in-one on the same par 4 where Tiger Woods hit out-of-bounds with his first shot in Mexico.
Fowler wins Phoenix Open; Johnson takes Saudi title
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rickie Fowler birdied two of his final four holes and overcame a bizarre triple bogey on the 11th hole at rainy TPC Scottsdale to win the Phoenix Open on Sunday.
Leading by five, Fowler took a 7 on the par-4 11th after a chip shot skipped across the green and into the water and a second ball rolled into the water on its own.
Branden Grace took the lead with consecutive birdies, but hit his tee shot into the water on the drivable par-4 17th for a bogey.
Dustin Johnson hangs on for victory at Saudi International
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Joint overnight leader Dustin Johnson shot a final-round 3-under 67 to win the Saudi International tournament by two strokes on Sunday.
The American's overall total of 19-under 261 was enough to hold off Li Haotong of China who came into the final round with a share of the lead after a third round that included four eagles.
Garcia disqualified for damaging greens at Saudi tournament
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Sergio Garcia was disqualified from the Saudi International tournament on Saturday for damaging greens in frustration during his third round, and the Spaniard said he has apologized to fellow players for his actions.
In an eventful third round of the new event in the Middle East, Li Haotong of China made four eagles, including two in his last two holes and three of them on par 4s, to share the lead with Dustin Johnson.
Johnson holds 3-shot lead at Saudi International after 61
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Dustin Johnson shot a course-record 9-under 61 and took a three-stroke lead after two rounds of the Saudi International on Friday.
Third-ranked Johnson is 11 under overall after making seven birdies and an eagle at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club.
Starting on the back nine, he opened with consecutive birdies and added two more to make the turn in 31.
Pieters leads Saudi International after 1st-round 63
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Thomas Pieters shot 7-under 63 to take a two-stroke lead on Thursday after the first round at the Saudi International, a new European Tour event being held amid scrutiny of the kingdom's human-rights record and condemnation following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Rose swerves political controversy over Saudi golf event
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Top-ranked golfer Justin Rose opted against delving into the political ramifications of the decision to stage a European Tour event in Saudi Arabia, saying Wednesday he was happy to play in the tournament to "support growing the game."
The Saudi International starts Thursday amid scrutiny of the kingdom's human-rights record and condemnation following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October.
Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament
Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score.
The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf's biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of the month.
Tway returns to Kapalua as a tour winner and leads with 66
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Kevin Tway first played Kapalua as a 15-year-old a week before his father competed in the Sentry Tournament of Champions for the first time, an experience memorable for Bob Tway getting stung by a centipede and having to only watch.
Column: Reviewing 2018 based on all 14 clubs in the bag
Brooks Koepka used a 9-iron on consecutive full swings in the final round at Shinnecock Hills. One led to birdie, the other led to par. Both were crucial in making him the first back-to-back U.S. Open champion in 29 years.
Tiger Woods showed glimpses of being back on his game with a long iron and a short one. Tony Finau hit one of the luckiest shots in Ryder Cup history.
European Tour pressing ahead with 2019 event in Saudi Arabia
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The European Tour is pressing ahead with staging a golf event in Saudi Arabia for the first time next year despite the kingdom facing mounting criticism for its involvement in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Saudi International, to be played from Jan. 31-Feb. 3, was in the 2019 schedule announced by the tour on Monday.
Column: 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 of that. For all the math involved in a formula that tries to measure performance over two years, it's a lot easier to understand when the new No. 1 is posing with a trophy.
Dustin Johnson knows that feeling. So does Rory McIlroy.
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Brooks Koepka takes No. 1 spot, winning CJ Cup
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Brooks Koepka took the No. 1 spot in the world ranking from Dustin Johnson, finishing his victory in the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges with a 25-foot eagle putt.
Koepka won by four strokes, playing the back nine in 7-under 29 for an 8-under 64 and a 21-under 267 total. He holed a 70-foot chip-and-run for birdie on the par-4 16th.
Brooks Koepka has golf’s top ranking with win in South Korea
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Brooks Koepka is golf's new No. 1 after winning the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Sunday by four strokes.
Koepka, who displaced Dustin Johnson for the world's top ranking, shot a final-round 8-under 64 for a 21-under total of 267. Koepka, who had never held the top ranking, led by four strokes after three rounds.
"To be No. 1 is something I've dreamed of as a kid," Koepka said. "I don't think this one is going to sink in."
Koepka keeps alive chance for top spot, leads by 4 in SKorea
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — 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 the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges.
Koepka had a three-round total of 13-under 203. Ian Poulter, who shot 68 Saturday, was tied for second place with second-round leader Scott Piercy, who had a 72.
Thomas wins successive money titles, 1st since Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods finished off the PGA Tour season by tapping in for par to win the Tour Championship, a moment that ended any doubts that he could win again after four surgeries on his lower back. And then the moment was gone.
Hours later, Woods and 17 other players were headed to France for the all-consuming Ryder Cup. And with barely enough time to digest Europe winning and Patrick Reed pouting, the PGA Tour started up a new season in California.
Ryder Cup in France had no leaderboards on the course
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Americans needed to overcome a four-point deficit on the final day of the Ryder Cup and got off to a reasonable start, enough that U.S. captain Jim Furyk had a flicker of hope.
Justin Thomas won on the 18th hole. Brooks Koepka halved his match. They were ahead comfortably in two matches, and two others were tight — Dustin Johnson was 1 up through 11 holes, and Tiger Woods was all square in his match through 12 holes.
Ryder Cup capsules
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Capsules from Saturday's matches at the Ryder Cup:
Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia, Europe, def. Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau, United States, 2 and 1.
Tearful Casey says Ryder Cup ‘like a drug’
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — It was exactly why Paul Casey wanted to play in the Ryder Cup again.
The chants of the crowd. That feeling of being part of a tight-knit team. And, most importantly, putting a point on the board for Europe.
Ryder Cup Capsules
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Capsules from Friday's matches at the Ryder Cup:
Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau, United States, def. Justin Rose and Jon Rahm, Europe, 1 up.
American stars seek European success in the Ryder Cup
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The American team at the Ryder Cup is one of the strongest ever.
It features nine players who have combined to win 31 major championships, nearly half of those by Tiger Woods, who signaled his return last week by winning the Tour Championship. It has Dustin Johnson, who is back at No. 1 in the world. One of only three Ryder Cup rookies on the team is Justin Thomas, who already has won a major and reached No. 1 in the world.
RYDER CUP ’18: Capsules on the 12 American players
A capsule look at the United States team for the 42nd Ryder Cup matches on Sept. 28-30 at Le Golf National in France. Players are listed in the order they made the team.
World ranking: 2.
Ryder Cup teams: 2016.
Ryder Cup record: 3-1-0.
Ryder Cup partners: Brandt Snedeker, Dustin Johnson.
Ryder Cup moment: Came within inches of holing out with a wedge on the first hole he played in a Ryder Cup.
Career victories: 7.
Majors: U.S. Open (2017, 2018), PGA Championship (2018).
Column: The rise of Justin Rose to No. 1 in the world
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Rose would like to have changed how he reached No. 1 in the world.
‘Mad Scientist’ DeChambeau claims 2nd straight FedEx Cup win
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Golf's latest search for a breakout star has come to the quirky little laboratory of Bryson DeChambeau.
The 24-year-old physics major known as the "Mad Scientist" won his second straight event in the FedEx Cup playoffs on Monday, shooting a 4-under-par 67 at TPC Boston to win the Dell Technologies Championship by two strokes over Justin Rose.
Koepka takes 2-shot lead at PGA and goes for another major
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brooks Koepka sometimes gets ignored on television in the list of notable scores. In the gym, he gets overlooked by Dustin Johnson
There is no mistaking him in a major.
Koepka bullied rain-softened Bellerive on Saturday in the PGA Championship, building a five-shot lead until he had to scramble to avoid a slide on the back nine. He settled for a 4-under 66 and a two-shot lead over Adam Scott going into the final round of the final major of the year.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dustin Johnson forgot to pack shorts when he was getting ready for the PGA Championship.
Good thing he remembered pants.
The world's top-ranked player plum forgot that the PGA of America decided last year to begin allowing players in the championships it conducts to wear shorts during practice rounds. Johnson even showed a little leg at Quail Hollow, joining roughly half the field in wearing them.
Tee for 2: PGA lineup features not 1 but 2 Zach Johnsons
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Before he hits a single shot at the PGA Championship, Zach Johnson already has made a name for himself.
Yes, THAT Zach Johnson.
And that other Zach Johnson, too.
No, golf fans, you are not seeing double. There are two of them roaming the grounds at Bellerive Country Club this week.
One needs no introduction. That would be the two-time major winner, Zach Johnson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour who has racked up more than $44 million in winnings.
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP ’18: A look at top contenders
A capsule look at 10 top contenders for the PGA Championship, to be held Aug. 9-12 at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis (list in predicted order of finish):
Country: United States.
World ranking: 1.
Worldwide victories: 19.
2018 victories: Sentry Tournament of Championship, FedEx St. Jude Classic, RBC Canadian Open.
Majors: US Open (2016).
2018 majors: Masters-T10, US Open-3, British Open-MC.
Top-ranked Dustin Johnson wins RBC Canadian Open
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Dustin Johnson is used to cheers and chants of "Let's go DJ!" But getting serenaded with "O Canada"?
"I did hear it a couple of times, them singing 'O Canada'," said Johnson, laughing Sunday after winning the RBC Canadian Open. "With the amount of support I get when I come up here, it's been great. Everyone's been great to me. I definitely feel like an honorary Canadian."
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Top-ranked Dustin Johnson pulled away Sunday in the RBC Canadian Open for his third victory of the season and 19th on the PGA Tour.
Tied for third-round lead with Kevin Tway, Byeong Hun An and Whee Kim, Johnson shot a 6-under 66 for a three-stroke victory over Kim and An. Johnson finished at 23-under 265, winning at Glen Abbey after finishing second in 2013 and 2016.
Kim and An each shot 69 in the round interrupted by a nearly 2-hour lightning delay.
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Top-ranked Dustin Johnson used a fast start and a late eagle to grab a share of the lead Saturday in the RBC Canadian Open.
Johnson shot a 7-under 65 at Glen Abbey to match Kevin Tway, Byeong Hun An and Whee Kim at 17-under 199.
"I like the golf course, I feel like my game's in really good form, I've got a lot of confidence in it," said Johnson, who tied for second at Glen Abbey in 2013 and 2016.
Dustin Johnson hits in “99” jersey at Canadian Open
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Dustin Johnson got into the hockey — and family — spirit on the par-3 seventh hole at Glen Abbey.
The top-ranked Johnson pulled on an Edmonton Oilers jersey with "Gretzky 99" on the back Wednesday before teeing off on the hole in the Canadian Open pro-am. Johnson is engaged to Wayne Gretzky's daughter Paulina.
Key hole at the British Open
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The key hole in the second round of the 147th British Open at Carnoustie:
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Justin Rose made his only birdie of the day when he needed it the most, sinking an 18-footer on the final hole to make the cut Friday in the British Open.
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The Latest from the British Open (all times local):
Dustin Johnson won another trophy on Tuesday without even hitting a shot.
Johnson was presented the Mark H. McCormack Award for being No. 1 in the world ranking for the most weeks last year. Johnson reached No. 1 with his victory in the Genesis Open at Riviera on Feb. 19 and kept it the rest of the year.
POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Tiger Woods already has played 10 times as the year reaches the halfway point.
Some might consider that a surprise considering where he was a year ago.
Woods has finished within five shots of the lead only once, a runner-up finish in the Valspar Championship, and he was never in the picture at either of the two majors.
Some might consider that a surprise considering how well he is swinging the club.
Dustin Johnson’s US Open hopes fade on back 9
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Dustin Johnson had a four-stroke lead after 36 holes and was still in striking distance heading onto the back nine in the final round of the U.S. Open.
Instead of making a move, he lost ground.
The 2016 champion three-putted three times on the back nine at Shinnecock Hills, shooting an even-par 70 on Sunday to finish third, two strokes back, as workout buddy and final-round partner Brooks Koepka claimed his second U.S. Open title in a row.