Correction: Varner’s Woes story
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — In a story May 19 about Harold Varner III, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Varner shot the highest score in a final round of a major while playing in the...
PGA Championship at a glance
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A brief look at the third round Saturday at the PGA Championship:
LEADING: Brooks Koepka had an even-par 70 to set a PGA Championship record with a seven-shot...
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — There's a pretty good competition going on in the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, only it's not for the Wanamaker Trophy, the nearly $2 million first-place prize and a...
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship on Saturday (all times local):
Brooks Koepka will take a seven-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA...
Woods makes video for cancer victim on eve of Masters
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Harold Varner III worked up the courage to ask a favor of Tiger Woods for a close friend with colon cancer.
Varner penalized 2 shots in unlikely driver change
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Harold Varner III was penalized two shots in the opening round of The Players Championship in a bizarre case of adding a driver head to his shaft.
Varner hears the roars on No. 16, shares Phoenix Open lead
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Harold Varner III overcame an early bogey with three straight birdies, moving himself in position to tie for the lead.
He got it with a long putt and a dab on the loudest hole in golf.
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 for the first-round lead at the Phoenix Open.
Cameron Smith successfully defends Australian PGA title
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Cameron Smith shot a final-round 70 to successfully defend his Australian PGA title with a two-stroke victory over Marc Leishman on Sunday.
Smith finished with a 16-under par total of 272. Leishman closed with a 69.
England's Ross McGowan shot a course-record 63 to finish tied for third, five strokes behind.
Smith leads Leishman by 3 into final round of Australian PGA
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Cameron Smith shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to increase his lead to three strokes over Marc Leishman after three rounds of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines.
Smith had a 54-hole total of 14-under 202. Leishman and Smith played together at the World Cup of Golf team event last week in Melbourne, where they finished tied for second behind winning Belgium.
Defending champion has 2nd-round lead at Australian PGA
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Cameron Smith held a one-stroke lead over Marc Leishman and fellow Australian Jake McLeod after the second round of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on Friday.
Smith shot a 7-under 65 for a two-round total of 9-under 135. Leishman, Smith's teammate last week at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, had his second consecutive 68 while McLeod, a co-leader after the first round, shot 70.
Leishman 2 strokes behind after Australian PGA first round
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Marc Leishman's quest for a first professional victory at home made a good start with a 4-under 68 to sit two strokes behind the Australian PGA first-round leaders on Thursday.
Leishman, starting on the 10th, had two bogeys and two birdies on his first nine before making birdie on four of his final seven holes at Royal Pines.
Leaders Jake McLeod and fellow Australian Matt Jager shot 66s, and led by one stroke over Jae-woong Eom and Dimitrios Papadatos.
Kim takes 5-shot lead at John Deere Classic
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Michael Kim spent his 25th birthday moving within 18 holes of his first PGA Tour victory.
Kim took a five-shot lead Saturday at the John Deere Classic in a third round delayed twice for a total of roughly four hours because of bad weather and concerns over lightning.
Kim, who has just one top-10 finish in 84 career PGA Tour starts, shot a 7-under 64 — closing with four straight birdies — for a three-day total of 22-under 191.
Adam Scott to play Australian PGA with long putter
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Adam Scott says he will use a long-handled putter this week at the Australian PGA, similar to the now-banned broomstick version that he won the Masters with in 2013.
Scott, whose world ranking has slid to No. 31, said Wednesday he used the longer putter in practice at Royal Pines. He switched to a short putter from the broomstick one after a ban began in 2016 on anchoring the putter against the body.
Matt Every ties 1st-round record at Wyndham with 61
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Matt Every matched the Wyndham Championship's first-round record with a 9-under 61 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead.
Every tied the opening-round mark set in 2010 by Arjun Atwal, who went on to win the PGA Tour's final tournament before the postseason.
Henrik Stenson opened with a 62. Former Wyndham winner Webb Simpson was at 63 along with Cameron Smith, Vaughn Taylor, Tim Wilkinson, Harold Varner III, Brian Campbell and Sam Saunders.
Masters champion Garcia to contest Australian PGA
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Masters champion Sergio Garcia is planning on playing the Australian PGA Championship in November, and he's packing his green jacket for the trip.
No. 5-ranked Garcia, who broke his 18-year drought at the majors when he won the Masters in April, has confirmed he'll play at the Nov. 30-Dec. 3 co-sanctioned Australasian and European Tour event at Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.
Brian Thorburn to leave as head of PGA of Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Chief executive Brian Thorburn will leave the PGA of Australia in February after six years in charge of the country's major professional golf organization.
Golfer Peter O'Malley, chairman of the PGA Board, said in a statement Wednesday that Thorburn had helped the Australian tour enhance its relationship with the European Tour, increase prize money and expand tournaments to Fiji, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea.
Varner wins Australian PGA Championship; Scott finishes 3rd
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Harold Varner III didn't really know the protocol, so he filled the Australian PGA Championship trophy with champagne, took a sip and then shared it around.
The 26-year-old American won a title for the first time outside the U.S. mini tours when he fired nine birdies in a closing 65 on Sunday to finish at 19 under, two clear of Australian journeyman Andrew Dodt and four ahead of 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott.
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Dodt holds lead, Scott and Varner loom at Australian PGA
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Andrew Dodt held the lead for the third straight round at the Australian PGA Championship on Saturday, hanging onto a two-stroke cushion after Adam Scott started fast but faded and Harold Varner III scrapped on the front nine and finished strongly.
Dodt had five birdies and three bogeys as he went around in 70 on Saturday, moving to 14 under 202.
A two-time winner on the European Tour, Dodt finds himself on rare ground going into the last round.
Dodt leads Australian PGA, Adam Scott within striking range
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Adam Scott put together back-to-back rounds of 68 and feels like he's really back in the swing of things as he heads into the weekend at the Australian PGA Championship four shots off the pace.
Andrew Dodt followed his opening 65 with a 67 on Friday to hold the halfway lead at 12 under, two shots ahead of fellow Australian Ashley Hall and four clear of Scott and New Zealander Ryan Fox, who share third place.
Real wake up calls needed at the Australian PGA Championship
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Harold Varner III set his alarm for 2:45 a.m. For a more seasoned pro such as Ian Poulter, it was a relatively more leisurely wakeup call for 3:30.
Without the return of Tiger, a new PGA Tour season begins
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Bill Haas, Max Homa and Harold Varner III have something in common at the Safeway Open.