Rahm retains Spanish Open title, beats Ballesteros record
MADRID (AP) — Jon Rahm won the Spanish Open for a second consecutive year on Sunday, beating Seve Ballesteros' record for the fastest Spaniard to reach five European Tour wins.
Rahm matches course record, takes 5-shot lead in Spain
MADRID (AP) — Jon Rahm shot an 8-under 63 on Saturday to match the course record and take a five-shot lead entering the final round of the Spanish Open.
Arnaus, Cabrera Bello lead Spanish Open after 2 rounds
MADRID (AP) — Adri Arnaus and Rafa Cabrera Bello took a one-shot lead of the Spanish Open on Friday, as Spaniards finished the second round in the top four spots on the leaderboard.
Willet wins at home and captures European flagship event
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Former Masters champion Danny Willett outplayed Jon Rahm in the final group at Wentworth and closed with a 5-under 67 to win the BMW PGA Championship by three shots...
Willett wins at home for 1st time at BMW PGA Championship
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Danny Willett won a European Tour event on home soil for the first time in his career with a three-shot victory at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday.
Rahm, Willett share lead after 3 rounds at BMW PGA Champs
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Jon Rahm endured a wild end to his third round at the BMW PGA Championship to drop back into a share of the lead with Danny Willett at the flagship European Tour...
Willett, Rahm share 2nd-round lead at Wentworth
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — A fast start by Danny Willett and a sublime finish by Jon Rahm helped them into a tie for the second-round lead at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on...
Patrick Reed wins The Northern Trust at Liberty National
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Patrick Reed picked a good time to end 16 months without a victory.
Reed fell behind early, was still two shots behind on the back nine at Liberty National and then...
Reed delivers clutch putts to win FedEx Cup opener
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The harder he worked, the farther Patrick Reed felt he was falling behind. That's when the people around him sought drastic measures by making him leave his golf clubs...
Rahm matches tour low with 62 to open WGC event in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Travelling from Northern Ireland to Tennessee has left everyone who played four rounds at the British Open fighting jet lag.
Rahm hopes Irish connection propels him to 1st major title
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — There's something about playing golf on the island of Ireland that brings out the best in Jon Rahm.
The warmth and pride of the people, the community feel...
LAHINCH, Ireland (AP) — Jon Rahm captured the Irish Open title for the second time in three years after shooting 8-under 62 in the final round to win by two strokes on Sunday.
Redemption for South African in his return to Royal Portrush
Christiaan Bezuidenhout returns to Royal Portrush with a large measure of redemption.
Bezuidenhout, a 25-year-old South African, captured his first European Tour event last week in the...
SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa shot a 2-under 69 on Saturday to increase his lead to five strokes in the Andalucia Valderrama Masters.
Garcia, Stricker miss the cut at the PGA Championship
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods wasn't the only prominent player to miss the cut at the PGA Championship.
Bethpage Black also claimed Sergio Garcia; Steve Stricker, who had not missed a...
Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer team to win Zurich Classic
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Ryan Palmer and Jon Rahm shot a 3-under 69 in the alternate-shot final round Sunday to win the Zurich Classic, beating Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood by three strokes in...
Ryan Palmer and Jon Rahm team to win Zurich Classic
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Ryan Palmer had to find a teammate if he was going to get back to New Orleans, one of his favorite PGA Tour stops for reasons ranging from the food to his friendship with...
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer shared the lead with Scott Stallings and Trey Mullinax as the Zurich Classic finally got back on schedule.
Rahm back in contention at Augusta after 3-under 69
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jon Rahm is back in contention at the Masters after shooting a 3-under 69 in the opening round. This time, he'll have a head start on most of the field entering the second...
Rahm storms into lead at Players Championship
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jon Rahm can't think of a shot he missed Saturday in his round of 8-under 64 that took him from five shots behind to one shot ahead of Rory McIlroy and Tommy...
Fowler expects drop rule to change after being penalized
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rickie Fowler was penalized one shot Friday in the Mexico Championship for dropping from the wrong height, a new rule he expects to be changed.
WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN
Site: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Course: TPC Scottsdale. Yardage: 7,261. Par: 71.
Purse: $7.1 million. Winner's share: $1,278,000
Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (NBC Sports).
Defending champion: Gary Woodland.
FedEx Cup leader: Xander Schauffele.
Last week: Justin Rose won the Farmers Insurance Open.
Rahm opens with 62 at Torrey Pines; Woods grinds out 70
SAN DIEGO (AP) — All the attention was on Tiger Woods and his 2019 debut. Just like the last two occasions, Jon Rahm delivered the best performance.
In ideal conditions even by San Diego standards, Rahm opened with an eagle and kept going lower until he had a 10-under 62 on the North course at Torrey Pines, giving him a one-shot lead over Justin Rose after the opening round Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Column: Why it was special for Rahm to beat his hero, Tiger
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Three victories in three countries against fields large and small, strong and weak, couldn't make Jon Rahm's year any better. Nothing could top one win that offered no money, no world ranking points or even a trophy to call his own.
He beat Tiger Woods in the Ryder Cup.
"I don't think there's anything I can do in the game anytime soon that's going to mean more than that," Rahm said.
Jon Rahm wins in Bahamas, ends year with 3 titles
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Jon Rahm broke into tears when he beat Tiger Woods in the Ryder Cup, the most meaningful moment of his career.
Sunday wasn't bad either, not with Woods handing him the trophy after Rahm turned a potential shootout into a runaway victory on the back nine in the Bahamas to end his year by winning the Hero World Challenge.
That makes two full years as a pro for the 24-year-old Spaniard, each with three victories worldwide.
Bahamas breeze: Jon Rahm wins Hero World Challenge
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Jon Rahm turned a potential shootout into a Bahamas breeze Sunday, closing with a 7-under 65 for a four-shot victory in the Hero World Challenge.
Starting the final round in a three-way tie with Tony Finau and Henrik Stenson, Rahm took the lead when Finau made bogey on the par-3 eighth hole, and the 24-year-old Spaniard never trailed the rest of the day at Albany Golf Club.
3-way tie for lead in Bahamas with Woods at the bottom
Tony Finau had never seen Albany Golf Club until the pro-am at the Hero World Challenge, and one aspect of the course caught his eye immediately.
"When I'm playing well, I feel like I can score on any golf course, especially a course that has five par 5s," Finau said.
He made birdie on four of them Saturday, leading him to a 5-under 67 that gave him a share of the lead with Henrik Stenson and Jon Rahm and set up a wide-open conclusion that could feature more than half the 18-man field.
Henrik Stenson, Jon Rahm tied for lead in the Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — In his first trip to the Hero World Challenge, it didn't take Jon Rahm long to figure out how to score.
Being aggressive starts with keeping the ball in play. And with five par 5s and a pair of reachable par 4s at Albany Golf Club, plenty of birdies should be available. That was the case Friday, when Rahm made birdies on half of his holes for a 9-under 63 to share the lead with Henrik Stenson, who had a 66.
Molinari 1 shot ahead of Fleetwood in race for European No 1
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Francesco Molinari missed two par putts from less than two feet in his opening round of the World Tour Championship on Thursday to give Tommy Fleetwood a sliver of a chance of keeping the European Tour season title.
Molinari was cruising at one stage, having reached 6-under par after 14 holes, but three-putted the 15th and 18th holes to finish on 4-under 68 at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
PGA Tour stop in California desert loses title sponsor
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — The PGA Tour event in the Southern California desert in January will be played as the Desert Classic after losing its title sponsor.
The event returns to the name used when it first began 60 years ago and comedian Bob Hope's name was attached.
The PGA Tour said Thursday that CareerBuilder has decided not to return after three years as title sponsor. It says the tour and local organizers are working to secure a new sponsor for 2020 and beyond.
Column: Time for Tiger & Lefty to exit the Ryder Cup stage
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Phil Mickelson watched the ball splash into the pond in front of the 16th green and knew he was done. No need to hit any more errant shots on a day filled with them. Lefty removed his cap and stuck out his right hand to Francesco Molinari, carrying out golf's version of the white flag.
A brief look at the Ryder Cup
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — A brief look Sunday at the Ryder Cup:
SCORE: Europe 17½-10½.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Francesco Molinari became the first player for Europe to go 5-0 in the matches.
EUROPEAN STREAK: Europe now has won nine of the last 12 times in the Ryder Cup and has not lost at home since 1993.
WINLESS: Tiger Woods went 0-4, failing to contribute a point for the first time in eight Ryder Cups.
This Cup had it all _ from hat tips to golf ball exorcisms
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELLINES, France (AP) — From golf balls flung in anger to a most gracious tip of the cap, here are some moments that stood out from a dozen singles matches that gave Europe a 17½-10½ victory Sunday and returned the Ryder Cup to Europe:
GUESS YOU'RE NOT USING THAT BALL AGAIN
This event demands drama. So whether the misses came from close, middling or improbably far off, putts that looked like they'd drop but didn't prompted some Shakespearean-caliber performances.
The Latest: McIlroy-Thomas to lead off singles at Ryder Cup
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local):
The pairings are out for the final day of the Ryder Cup, and the Sunday singles kick off with a match between Europe's Rory McIlroy and America's Justin Thomas.
All 12 players will be on the course for the finale at Le Golf National.
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.
Hot-headed and level-headed: Meet Europe’s Ryder Cup rookies
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood expects to feel 10 times more nervous than he's ever been on a golf course.
Tyrrell Hatton is hoping he doesn't turn into the Hulk.
For the rookies on the European team, the Ryder Cup will be as much a test of their character as their game at Le Golf National this week, and there's just no way of knowing how they'll cope in the most pressurized atmosphere in golf.
There are five in the team and they fall into two camps.
Olesen, Pepperell, Fitzpatrick fight for Ryder Cup spot
Back at the course where he grew up playing, Thomas Bjorn will get a front-row seat to see a three-way fight for the final qualifying spot in his Ryder Cup team.
The European captain returns to Silkeborg Ry Golf Club this week for the Made In Denmark event, where Thorbjorn Olesen, Eddie Pepperell and Matthew Fitzpatrick will bid to become the eighth automatic member of a team seeking to regain the trophy from the United States in Paris.
The Latest: Koepka takes 2-shot lead over Scott into Sunday
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf's final major of the year (all times local):
Brooks Koepka will take a two-shot lead over Adam Scott into the final round of the PGA Championship after shooting a 4-under 66 that left him at 12 under for the tournament.
Cut down: 3 of top 5 players to miss weekend at British Open
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 presents a fast, brown look for British Open
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Jon Rahm had heard about a dry summer in Scotland. It didn't really hit home until he checked into the Carnoustie Golf Hotel and caught his first glimpse of the course with a reputation as the toughest links in golf.
"I forgot the fact the R&A lets Mother Nature set up the course," he said Sunday. "It wasn't until I got to my hotel room when I looked out and said, 'This is baked. This is brown.' I'm just glad they water the greens."