Jerry Smith shoots 64, leads by 2 at 3M Championship
BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Jerry Smith said his opening round at the TPC Twin Cities wasn't as stress-free as it might have appeared.
Nonetheless, Smith made three late birdies to shoot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Friday and take a two-shot lead at the 3M Championship.
McIlroy still searching for the secret to Sawgrass
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy didn't break par until his fourth time at The Players Championship.
Goosen must likely qualify to return to Shinnecock for Open
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Retief Goosen one-putted the last six holes to win his second U.S. Open title at Shinnecock Hills in 2004. He has not been back to the storied club on Long Island since that day, and he probably won't go back unless he qualifies.
Goosen received a special exemption in 2016 for Oakmont. Chances of another one for this year's major are slim.
"We're begging them," the 49-year-old South African said with a soft laugh.
Steve Stricker settles for second in Champions Tour Chubb Classic
Joe Durant birdied the final two holes — and got some help from Madison resident Steve Stricker — to win the Champions Tour Chubb Classic on Sunday in Naples, Florida.
Durant shot a 5-under 67 for a four-stroke victory over Stricker, David Toms, Lee Janzen, Billy Mayfair and Tim Petrovic.
“I was nervous starting out, and I missed short putts early,” said Durant, 53. “But I kept grinding, kept telling myself that if I could just steady myself, hit some quality shots, the putts would start to go.”
Joe Durant wins PGA Tour Champions’ Chubb Classic
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Joe Durant birdied the final two holes — and got some help from Steve Stricker — to win the PGA Tour Champions' Chubb Classic.
Durant shot a 5-under 67 on Sunday for a four-stroke victory over Stricker, David Toms, Lee Janzen, Billy Mayfair and Tim Petrovic.
Defending champ Paul Goydos opens lead in Phoenix
PHOENIX (AP) — Defending champion Paul Goydos took a one-stroke lead Saturday in the PGA Tour Champions' season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
Goydos shot a 5-under 66 to reach 12-under 130 at Phoenix Country Club, the tree-lined course hosting its first tour event since the Phoenix Open left for TPC Scottsdale in 1988.
Goydos, Singh, Janzen lead; Langer struggles in Phoenix
PHOENIX (AP) — Defending champion Paul Goydos and major winners Vijay Singh and Lee Janzen shot 7-under 64 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
Jerry Kelly wins 2nd PGA Tour Champions title in 4 weeks
VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Jerry Kelly avoided the late trouble that derailed Lee Janzen and David McKenzie to win the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship on Sunday for his second PGA Tour Champions victory in four weeks.
Kelly closed with a 3-under 68 in chilly, rainy conditions for a one-stroke victory over Janzen on Bear Mountain's Mountain Course. The three-time PGA Tour winner won the Boeing Classic outside Seattle last month for his first senior title.
Pro golf: Paul Broadhurst shoots 69 to maintain lead after second round
There’s a decent chance that the winner of the American Family Insurance Championship will come out of the Stricker house. But it may not necessarily be Steve who pulls it off.
Scott Verplank, longtime friend and houseguest of the Strickers for the tournament week, shot himself into contention on Saturday with a 6-under-par 66 to move into a tie for second place with Lee Janzen at 10-under at University Ridge Golf Course.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Scott McCarron delivered another finishing eagle with the lead on the line.
McCarron eagled the par-5 18th hole for a 7-under 65 and a share of the opening-round lead Thursday in the first of the PGA Tour Champions' five majors.
Lee Janzen, Jeff Sluman and Miguel Angel Jimenez joined McCarron atop the leaderboard at Greystone.
McCarron, seeking his fourth PGA Tour Champions victory, had a big finish.
Durant shoots 6-under 66 to take lead at Fallen Oak
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Joe Durant shot a 6-under 66 for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic on Friday.
Durant made four birdies on the back nine in warm and sunny conditions to finish just ahead of defending tournament champion Miguel Angel Jimenez, Scott Hoch, Lee Janzen and Jay Haas, who are all tied for second after shooting a 67.
PGA Championship at a glance
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Facts and figures for the 98th PGA Championship, which starts Thursday:
Site: Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower Course)
Length: 7,428 yards.
Field: 156 players (136 tour pros, 20 club pros).
Prize money: TBA ($10 million in 2015).
Defending champion: Jason Day.
Major champions at Baltusrol: Phil Mickelson (2005 PGA), Lee Janzen (1993 U.S. Open), Jack Nicklaus (1980, 1967 U.S. Open), Ed Furgol...