MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry gave Belgium its first World Cup of Golf title Sunday, holding on for a three-stroke victory at Metropolitan Golf Club.
Pieters and Detry closed with a 4-under 68 in foursomes to finish at 23-under 265. They opened with a 63 in fourballs, shot 71 in driving rain and wind Friday in foursomes and had a 63 on Saturday in fourballs to take a five-stroke lead into the final round. The Belgians each earned $1.12 million
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Thomas Detry thought the rainy, windy and generally awful conditions were so bad at Metropolitan Golf Club on Friday that they wouldn't be able to finish the round.
When they did, he and Belgium teammate Thomas Pieters were tied for the lead with South Korea at the World Cup of Golf.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The World Cup of Golf is getting an early taste of Melbourne's fickle weather.
Organizers of the 28-team event at Metropolitan Golf Club have moved up tee times by an hour for Thursday's first round of the 72-hole stroke-play tournament that features fourballs (best ball) and foursomes (alternate shot) over two rounds each.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Marc Leishman will partner Cameron Smith for the home team when Australia hosts the World Cup of Golf at Metropolitan Golf Club in November.
Tournament officials said Friday that Jason Day was not available for Australia due to the pending birth of his child, and that Leishman, as captain, chose Smith over Adam Scott to play alongside him in the 56-man, $7 million tournament from Nov. 22-25.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Joaquin Niemann could figure out where Tiger Woods was on the golf course from the mass of people following him a few groups ahead, and he had a pretty good idea what he was doing from all the noise, at least before Woods put a putter in his hands.
"There was so many people," Niemann said.
The few that stuck behind for the 19-year-old Chilean saw another good show.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger worked his way into contention at the Memorial, despite his putter letting him down.
He energized the crowd, too, with a brilliant eagle on the par-5 11th at Muirfield Village, a place where he's won five times.
Woods' wedge shot from 97 yards out hit past the hole before spinning backward and rolling in. He raised his arms in triumph, pitched his club to the caddy and acknowledged the roar from the gallery.
He carded a 67 for the day, but it should have been better.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tiger Woods says he will play in his Washington-area tournament benefiting his foundation this summer. It would be his first appearance since 2015.
Woods has won the tournament twice since its inception in 2007. He returned to competitive golf in December and has since competed in five PGA Tour events.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Justin Thomas was on antibiotics when he arrived in Texas and mustered enough strength for a short practice round that left him wondering how long he would last in the Dell Technologies Match Play, if at all.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local):
Cameron Smith of Australia won his second straight match on the 18th hole, this time taking down Hideki Matsuyama.
The second day of Match Play ended with Patrick Cantlay losing the lead for the first time all day on the 17th hole, only to drive near the green and get up-and-down for birdie to beat Yusaku Miyazato.
Smith, Cantlay and Matsuyama all have a chance to emerge from Group 5.
HONOLULU (AP) — Tom Hoge was too caught up watching college basketball in his hotel room to be bothered with a push alert — a false alarm, as it turned out — that a ballistic missile was headed toward Hawaii.
He showed a steady hand on the golf course, too, even as the leaderboard at the Sony Open became increasingly crowded.
ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Stanley and Jordan Spieth got off to strong starts in the Tour Championship with entirely different goals in mind.
Stanley ran off four straight birdies on the front nine, one of them from 40 feet, and then added two more late in his round on a steamy Thursday afternoon at East Lake for a 6-under 64. In his Tour Championship debut, he had a two-shot lead over a group that included U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Charles Howell III and Ollie Schniederjans each shot 8-under 63 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the John Deere Classic.
Playing alongside local favorite Zach Johnson, Howell birdied seven his first nine holes and added a birdie on No. 7 in his morning round at rain-softened TPC Deere Run. The two-time PGA Tour winner lost a playoff to Kyle Stanley two weeks ago in the Quicken Loans National.
POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Kyle Stanley was in tears on the 18th green after he holed a 5-foot par putt to win the Quicken Loans National in a playoff over Charles Howell III. He wept again in the interview room as he spoke about the long slump between his first and second career victories and the doubts that his game would ever return.
He believed he could win again. But he never really had to think about it until midway through his round on a wild Sunday at TPC Potomac.
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.
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.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jordan Spieth showed off his stellar short game. Ryan Palmer contributed momentum-saving par putts. They turned out to be quite the team Thursday in the Zurich Classic, the first official team event on the PGA Tour in 36 years.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Patrick Rodgers had a clean scorecard to match a picture-perfect Saturday at Torrey Pines and shot a 5-under 67 to share the lead with defending champion Brandt Snedeker in the Farmers Insurance Open.
Snedeker, trying to become only the fourth player to win back-to-back at Torrey Pines, didn't get much out of his round of 70. His three birdies were all inside 6 feet, and the longest putt he made was for par.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Already a two-time winner at Torrey Pines, having a share of the lead is exactly where Brandt Snedeker wanted to be Saturday.
It's just not all that familiar to him.
Snedeker won last year in the Farmers Insurance Open by rallying from six shots behind in the final round that was stretched over two days because of high wind. His other victory at Torrey was in 2012, when he was seven shots behind and won in a playoff over Kyle Stanley, who made triple bogey on the last hole.