Bad weather leads to some high scores at British Open
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Rain is no stranger to the British Open. Wet and windy weather is pretty common in Northern Ireland, too.
Lowry, Holmes share Open lead as McIlroy leaves with cheers
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward...
Key hole at British Open
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — A look at the key hole Friday in the second round of the British Open:
British Open back at Royal Portrush and puts on quite a show
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — An emotional opening shot by Darren Clarke. A shocking one by Rory McIlroy.
Tiger Woods had his worst score to start a British Open. Brooks Koepka quickly...
Holmes makes a return visit to Royal Portrush
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The strangest weather J.B. Holmes ever experienced was at Royal Portrush.
Tour courses that have held majors in same year
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — PGA Tour courses that held a major championship the same year:
PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS
2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Phil Mickelson (268) won by three...
Kim leads by 1 after 1st round at Valero Texas Open
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Si Woo Kim has gotten off to a fast start and is leading after the first round of the Valero Texas Open.
And Rickie Fowler appears to be back on track for another strong...
Koepkas, Watson, Holmes commit to Zurich Classic
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The field for the 2019 Zurich Classic continues to add big names.
Brooks Koepka, the world's No. 3-ranked golfer and reigning U.S. Open champion, has committed to play the...
J.B. Holmes rallies to win a marathon finish at Riviera
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A marathon finish was only part of the challenge facing J.B. Holmes. He also had to contend with a four-shot deficit against Justin Thomas on greens that were increasingly bumpy with so many footprints over nine hours, and wind that made Riviera tougher than ever.
With one good break, two big putts and plenty of help from Thomas on the back nine, Holmes won the Genesis Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title in nearly three years that earned him a trip back to the Masters.
J.B. Holmes outlasts Justin Thomas on long day at Riviera
LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.B. Holmes rallied from a four-shot deficit in the final round and won a marathon finish Sunday in the Genesis Open for his first victory in three years and a trip back to the Masters.
Holmes closed with a 1-under 70, and that was enough to overcome Justin Thomas, who took 19 putts on the back nine at Riviera — three of them from 8 feet when he lost the lead for good — and shot 75.
Chez Reavie takes 1st-round lead at CJ Cup with 4-under 68
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Chez Reavie overcame cool, windy conditions for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke lead after the first round of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Thursday.
In the breezy conditions, the back nine of the course posed the most difficulty, but the 36-year-old American made two birdies and negotiated it in 35 after starting on the 10th tee, and then picked up three shots on his final nine.
Bubba Watson rallies to win in Connecticut _ again
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson overcame a six-stroke deficit to win his third Travelers Championship title, shooting a 7-under 63 on Sunday for a three-stroke victory at TPC River Highlands.
Watson became the first three-time winner on the PGA Tour this season, and pulled within one of Billy Casper's tournament record of four victories.
Bubba Watson shoots 63 to rally for 3rd Travelers title
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson says TPC River Highlands feels like home. It certainly was a comfortable place again this week.
Watson overcame a six-stroke deficit Sunday to win his third Travelers Championship title, shooting a 7-under 63 for a three-stroke victory.
The left-hander became the first three-time winner on the PGA Tour this season and pulled within one of Billy Casper's tournament record of four victories.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Defending Masters champion and world No. 11 Sergio Garcia has committed to play in the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic of New Orleans team event in April.
Tournament chief Steve Worthy, who made the announcement on Tuesday, says Garcia's partner will be fellow Spaniard and Zurich Classic newcomer Rafa Cabrera Bello, who is ranked 21st.
Garcia last played the tournament, held at the TPC Louisiana, in 2010.
Presidents Cup, International capsules
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A capsule look at the International team for the Presidents Cup, to be played Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at Liberty National Golf Club. Listed in the order they made the team:
Worldwide victories: 14.
2017 victories: Phoenix Open, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Presidents Cup appearances: 2.
Presidents Cup moment: Making birdie on the 18th hole to beat J.B. Holmes in singles in South Korea two years ago.
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):
US Open at a glance
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — A brief look at Friday's second round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills (all times EDT):
THE LEADERS: Paul Casey shot 1-under 71, and the trio of Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka shot 70 to share the lead at 7-under 137.
CLOSE BEHIND: Rickie Fowler, Jamie Lovemark and J.B. Holmes were all one shot back, followed by a group of five at 5 under, including amateur Cameron Champ.
Holmes, Stanley share lead at Players Championship
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes defied conventional wisdom on a most unconventional course, walking anything but the straight and narrow at the TPC Sawgrass until he wound up in a most unlikely place Saturday in The Players Championship.
He was tied for the lead with Kyle Stanley.
Holmes didn't hit a fairway over his last six holes on the wind-swept Players Stadium Course, including one that was so far right off the 14th tee that it went into a water hazard on the 12th hole.
Oosthuizen, Stanley share lead at Players Championship
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.
The Latest: Dustin Johnson powers way into round of 16
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local):
Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson sure had an easy time getting to the round of 16 in Match Play.
Mickelson off to good start at Match Play in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Phil Mickelson is off to a strong start in his bid to get beyond the third round of the Dell Technologies Match Play for the first time in 13 years.
Mickelson won the opening three holes in his match against J.B. Holmes. He needs only to halve the match to advance out of group play. Eight other players, including No. 1 seed Dustin Johnson, face the same scenario Friday at Austin Country Club.
Ryder Cup Glance
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Leading: United States is up 9 1/2- 6 1/2.
Up Next: The Ryder Cup will be decided in the 12 singles matches Sunday. The U.S. needs 5 points to win the Cup, Europe needs 7 1/2 to retain it.
Big Afternoon: The U.S. team came through in the afternoon better ball sessions, winning three of four matches to build its lead.
The Latest: US team roars back to take 3-point lead
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local):
Europe will have to come back from a big deficit in Sunday's singles to hold on to the Ryder Cup once again.
Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reid finished off the last match of the day on the 17th green to cap a good afternoon for the U.S. team and give the Americans a 9 1/2-6 1/2 lead going into the final singles matches.
RYDER CUP ’16: Rosters for European and American teams
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Rosters for the 41st Ryder Cup matches, which start Friday at Hazeltine National:
Passed over to play, Watson added to US team as vice captain
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Bubba Watson will be at the Ryder Cup, even if it's not exactly the way he imagined it.
U.S. captain Davis Love III announced Monday that Watson has been added to the team as a fifth vice captain. The two-time Masters champion and 7th-ranked player in the world competed as a player on the last three U.S. squads, and said at the start of the year that his goals were to play in both the Olympics and the Ryder Cup.
Ryan Moore becomes US Ryder Cup captain Love’s last pick
Ryan Moore lost his bid to win the Tour Championship finale in extra holes, but picked up an important consolation prize: the fourth captain's pick and the last slot on the 12-man U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Love chooses Fowler, Holmes, Kuchar for Ryder Cup
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — When Davis Love III and the U.S. Ryder Cup team come to Hazeltine at the end of the month, they will be looking to avoid an unprecedented fourth straight defeat to the Europeans.
The U.S. has spent two years planning and strategizing in hopes of turning the tide, and Love's first three captain's picks lean heavily on experience as they try to end the skid.
Love chose Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes and Matt Kuchar on Monday. He has one more pick to make, too.
Ryder Cup comes into view at FedEx Cup
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The FedEx Cup is all about the $10 million bonus at the end of the four playoff events.
For a dozen or so Americans, the only cup that matters now is one that doesn't pay a dime.
RandBall: Thoughts on the British Open, weekend in sports
Four thoughts from the weekend in sports:
andensp;When so many golf tournaments, particularly majors, seem to come down to which golfer can make the fewest mistakes and/or avoid an epic collapse, it was particularly refreshing to watch the amazing display from Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson in the British Open.
Their dominance set them up for a Sunday showdown, and from there neither one disappointed. The end result was a day of golf that felt more like two great...