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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Justin Rose has been atop the leaderboard at the Masters after every round except the one that matters.
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Jordan Spieth lost the first four holes and never quite recovered.
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.
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.
Column: Justin Rose, Adam Scott hit $50M milestone together
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose won at Torrey Pines. Adam Scott challenged him to the final hole. And thanks to that 1-2 finish at the Farmers Insurance Open, both surpassed $50 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour.
It's a feat achieved by only five other players. These days, it's little more than a monetary milestone.
Top-ranked Justin Rose wins Farmers Insurance Open
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose missed a short birdie putt that felt like another bogey. His three-shot lead was down to one through six holes of the Farmers Insurance Open, and the biggest battle was trying not to panic.
That's when he scratched a line on his scorecard after six holes, wanting to start his round from that moment forward.
And he gave himself a pep talk.
"You're No. 1 for a reason. Just start playing like it, please," he said.
Rose wins at Torrey Pines, DeChambeau rolls in Dubai
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose overcame a few nervous moments early with enough key putts down the stretch for a 3-under 69 and a two-stroke victory over Adam Scott in the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday.
Rose had a three-shot lead shrink to a single shot with his third bogey in five holes to start the final round at Torrey Pines. He restored his lead, and then had to hold off a late charge by Scott, who birdied his last four holes for a 68. Rose finished at 21-under 267.
Woods finds a consolation prize without contending at Torrey
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With nothing to gain, Tiger Woods was happy to take whatever victory he could find at Torrey Pines.
His goal Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open, where he started the final round 13 shots behind, was to reach double digits under par. Woods birdied his last two holes for a 31 on the front nine of the South Course and finished at 10-under par.
"Got to have these little goals when I'm not in contention to win a tournament," Woods said. "Still something positive to end the week on."
Rose settles for 3-shot lead at Torrey Pines
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose tracked the flight of his 3-wood until he saw it splash into the pond guarding the 18th green at Torrey Pines. He walked a few steps and pulled his cap down over his eyes, the look of a man who had just made a crucial mistake at the wrong time.
Rose builds 3-shot lead at Torrey as Tiger stalls
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose was looking forward to his first big test of the year Friday on the South Course at Torrey Pines. He made it look like a breeze.
Rose putted for birdie on all but two holes on his way to a 6-under 66, giving him a share of the 36-hole tournament record and a three-shot lead over Hideki Matsuyama going into the weekend at 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.
Rose makes 2019 debut with the No. 1 ranking
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — The timing couldn't be better for Justin Rose, or for the Desert Classic.
Rose played so much golf toward the end of last year that he wasn't quite ready to fly from his home in the Bahamas to Hawaii to start 2019 against a winners-only field at Kapalua. Instead, he decided to start at the Desert Classic, an event he has not played since 2010.
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.
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Rose wins Turkish Airlines Open, retakes No. 1 ranking
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Justin Rose is No. 1 in the world again, and this time it feels even more special.
More than having the top ranking, he goes home with a trophy.
Rose rallied from a three-shot deficit Sunday with a 3-under 68, and then defeated Li Haotong of China on the first playoff hole with a par to win the Turkish Airlines Open for the second straight year.
Li Haotong shoots 63, takes 3-shot lead in Turkey
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Li Haotong shot an 8-under 63 on Saturday in the Turkish Airlines Open to take a three-shot lead over defending champion Justin Rose and Alexander Levy into the final round.
Li had a 17-under 196 total at Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort. The Chinese player eagled the par-4 10th and had six birdies — all on the first 12 holes. He won the Dubai Desert Classic in January for his second European Tour title.
Defending champ Rose leads by 2 in Turkey
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Defending champion Justin Rose has a two-shot lead halfway through the Turkish Airlines Open after consecutive 6-under-par 65s on Friday.
Another Englishman, Tom Lewis, posted the low score so far of 63 to share second with Danny Willett (65) and 2016 champion Thorbjorn Olesen (67).
A shot behind them at 9 under overall were Adrian Otaegui, who was still bogey free after a 65, Sam Horsfield of England (67), Li Haotong of China (67), and Alexander Levy of France (66).
Dunne leads in Turkey after 1st round, Rose 1 shot back
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Paul Dunne shot a bogey-free, 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Turkish Airlines Open on Thursday, with Justin Rose one shot back as he bids to make the first successful title defense of his career.
Dunne, who has not recorded a top-10 finish since April, had his lowest score in Europe since a closing 61 to win the British Masters in October 2017. That remains his only European Tour title.
Late rally lets Tony Finau keep 3-shot lead in HSBC
SHANGHAI (AP) — Tony Finau struggled for so much of Saturday in the HSBC Champions that he was hopeful of a strong finish to carry some momentum into the final round.
He got much more than he imagined.
Finau closed with three straight birdies for a 2-under 70 and kept his three-shot lead because of a late collapse by Justin Rose, who played the final two holes in five more shots than Finau required.
Tony Finau overcomes wild break to lead HSBC
SHANGHAI (AP) — Tony Finau has enjoyed such a good year that he wasn't about to let one bad break get him down Friday in the HSBC Champions.
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.
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.
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.
Pepperell wins British Masters, sets up debut at Augusta
WALTON HEATH, England (AP) — Eddie Pepperell won his second European Tour title with a two-shot victory at the British Masters on Sunday and likely secured the even bigger prize of a place in next year's Masters at Augusta National.
The Englishman shot an even-par 72 and held off his playing partner, Sweden's Alexander Bjork (71), as the pair went to the 72nd hole at a wet and windy Walton Heath with Pepperell just a stroke in front.
Pepperell takes lead, Fleetwood slumps at British Masters
WALTON HEATH, England (AP) — Eddie Pepperell moved into a three-stroke clubhouse lead and Tommy Fleetwood lost ground at the British Masters on Friday after a second round when only three players shot in the 60s at windy Walton Heath.
World No. 2 Justin Rose made it through to the weekend but was 10 strokes off the pace as he seeks a top-two finish to reclaim his place atop the rankings.
Twenty players were yet to finish their second rounds when play was suspended because of darkness.
Ace helps Pepperell claim share of British Masters lead
WALTON HEATH, England (AP) — Eddie Pepperell recorded a hole-in-one on the way to claiming a share of the lead on 5-under 67 after the first round of the British Masters on Thursday, while tournament host Justin Rose struggled to a 74.
Fellow Englishmen Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Wallace also shot 67s on a windy day at the Walton Heath course on the outskirts of London.
Site: Napa, Calif.
Course: Silverado Resort. Yardage: 7,166. Par: 72.
Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.
Television: Thursday-Sunday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Brendan Steele.
FedEx Cup champion: Justin Rose.
Last tournament: Tiger Woods won the Tour Championship.
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.
The Latest: Woods a winner again for 1st time since 2013
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Tour Championship (all times local):
Tiger Woods is a winner again, capping off one of the most remarkable comebacks in golf history.
More than five years after his last win, after four surgeries on his lower back that left him wonder if he could ever play again, Woods ended his comeback season with a dominant victory at the Tour Championship.
He nearly won the FedEx Cup, too, until Justin Rose survived a late meltdown with a birdie on the final hole.
Tiger Woods with 3-shot lead and 1 round away from winning
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods made it look and sound as if he had never been gone.
More than turning back time, every hole seemed like the one before Saturday at the Tour Championship. A tee shot striped down the middle of the fairway. The clean strike of an iron as he held his pose. A sonic boom of the cheers from around the green. Another birdie.
"I got off to an ideal start," Woods said. "And the next thing you know, I was off and running."
Ryder Cup, European capsules
A capsule look at the European team for the 42nd Ryder Cup matches on Sept. 28-30 at Le Golf National in France. Players listed in order they made the team:
World ranking: 6.
Ryder Cup teams: 2010, 2012.
Ryder Cup record: 0-4-2.
Ryder Cup partners: Edoardo Molinari, Lee Westwood, Justin Rose.
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.
Bradley holds off Rose in playoff to win at Aronimink
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Keegan Bradley had bottomed out, crashing from the high of winning the PGA Championship to tumbling out of the top 100 in the world. His chances to represent U.S. teams in international play had dried up, his preferred putting method was banned, and the confidence that once put him on the cusp of greatness was shot.
"It's scary when I look back, because I didn't know I needed this much improvement," Bradley said.
Justin Rose leads rain-delayed BMW Championship
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Rose has to wait until Monday to have a shot at getting to No. 1 in the world. And he still might not have to hit another shot at the BMW Championship.
A steady rain washed out play Sunday soggy Aronimink, and the PGA Tour will wait until Monday to decide whether it can try to complete 72 holes of the third FedEx Cup playoff event.
If the forecast makes it unlikely to finish, the tour could cut the tournament short to 54 holes.
Rose waits through a day of rain at BMW Championship
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Two putts began taking on more significance with each rain delay until there was no golf at all Sunday at the BMW Championship.
Aronimink Golf Club already was saturated when a steady rain caused tiny streams and large puddles in the fairways, leaving the PGA Tour little choice but to wait until Monday to either play the final round or decide to cut short the third FedEx Cup playoff event to 54 holes.
Rose leads by 1 shot with a clear shot at No. 1 in the world
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Rose could sense the sky getting a little darker, the wind a little cooler and more brisk. Every shot means so much this time of the year, and the last two holes Saturday at the BMW Championship might mean even more.
Schauffele in front at BMW by 2 shots while Woods falls back
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk had an easy time deciding on three of his four picks for the Ryder Cup.
Xander Schauffele is making the last one a little more difficult.
Schauffele nearly holed a wedge on his second hole, rolled in a 40-foot birdie putt in the middle of his round Friday and wound up with a 6-under 64 in the BMW Championship for the lowest 36-hole score of his career and a two-shot lead over Justin Rose.
‘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.
DeChambeau makes it 2 straight wins in FedEx Cup playoffs
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau plays golf differently from everyone else and is getting the results everyone wants.
It doesn't take a scientist to figure that out.
For the second straight week in the richest part of the PGA Tour season, DeChambeau took down one of the strongest fields of the year by playing his best golf on the weekend to win the Dell Technologies Championship, becoming only the second player to capture the opening two playoff events in the FedEx Cup.
Justin Rose leads FedEx Cup event at TPC Boston
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Justin Rose missed the cut in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener and decided to make the most of it. He stayed home in the Bahamas for six days, opting out of the pro-am and not arriving to the Dell Technologies Championship until the evening for the opening round Friday.