British Open, Field
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Players who are exempt and expected to compete in the 148th British Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland on July 18-21. Players listed only in the first...
US Open at a glance
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A brief look at the third round Saturday at the U.S. Open:
LEADING: Gary Woodland shot 2-under 69 to get to 11 under for the tournament and give him the lead...
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):
Gary Woodland will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the U.S. Open.
US Open at a glance
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A brief look at the second round Friday at the U.S. Open:
LEADING: Gary Woodland shot 6-under 65 to get to 9 under for the tournament and join Tiger Woods and...
US Open at a glance
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A brief look at the first round Thursday at the U.S. Open:
LEADING: Justin Rose shot 6-under 65 to match Tiger Woods' 2000 record for a U.S. Open round at Pebble...
Piercy makes most of US Open chance with fast start
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — After missing the cut last week at the Canadian Open, Scott Piercy spent the weekend on his couch hoping that wouldn't cost him a spot in the U.S. Open.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — On a day for going low at the Masters, Jason Day, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen were stuck in neutral.
So much for moving day. It might cost them a shot at the green...
Tiger makes a Masters logjam look even larger
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods ran into the long leg of the law and escaped with a most unlikely birdie.
He just couldn't take the next step — one more birdie on a back nine filled with so...
A glance at Round 2 of the Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A glance at the second round of the Masters:
LEADING: Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen at 7-under 137.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the second round at the Masters (all times local):
The top of the leaderboard is crowded after two rounds at the Masters.
Casey becomes 1st repeat winner at Innisbrook
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Paul Casey became the first back-to-back winner of the Valspar Championship on Sunday by closing with a 1-over 72 for a one-shot victory over Jason Kokrak and Louis...
Casey holds on to repeat title at Valspar Championship
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Paul Casey got the battle he expected Sunday in the Valspar Championship.
Lowry fights to hold Abu Dhabi halfway lead by 1 stroke
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shane Lowry of Ireland recovered from two early bogeys Thursday by hitting enough good shots for a 2-under 70, giving him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the Abu Dhabi Championship.
Louis Oosthuizen and Richard Sterne of South Africa each shot 68 and were one shot behind.
Oosthuizen surges to his 1st South African Open title
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen won his first title at the South African Open on Sunday, running away from his challengers with a final-round 67 for a six-shot victory.
Oosthuizen led from the front on the final day at Randpark Golf Course and although his three-shot overnight lead was cut to one after three holes, he surged back for a ninth European Tour win and first in nearly three years. The South African finished on 18-under 266.
Louis Oosthuizen back in front at South African Open
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen was back in front at the South African Open on Saturday after a 4-under 67 gave him a three-shot lead and a chance at his first title at his home tournament.
Oosthuizen went ahead of fellow major winner Charl Schwartzel again after surrendering the lead in round two, when he fell two shots behind.
Schwartzel eagles 17th on way to lead at South African Open
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Charl Schwartzel holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the 17th on his way to an 8-under 63 and a one-shot lead after the second round of the South African Open on Friday.
The 2011 Masters champion moved to 12-under overall and replaced overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen at the top of the leaderboard at Randpark Golf Club.
Oosthuizen leads at South African Open, Els in contention
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, led the South African Open by a shot after a 9-under 62 in the first round on Thursday.
Oosthuizen, playing his home Open for the first time in eight years, made a brilliant start at Randburg Golf Club in Johannesburg with nine birdies, including six in an eight-hole surge on the back nine, and no bogeys.
Westwood surges past Garcia, Oosthuizen to win in Sun City
SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — At times over the last 4 ½ years Lee Westwood wondered if he'd ever win another tournament on the European Tour.
Westwood was finally back in the winner's circle on Sunday and it was in a familiar setting, clinching his third title at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa by coming from behind to overhaul a three-shot deficit in the final round.
Garcia keeps lead in South Africa
SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Sergio Garcia leads by two strokes going into the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge and is on course for a wire-to-wire win at the penultimate event of the European Tour season.
Garcia improved his 1-shot overnight lead over Louis Oosthuizen, although the gap would have been bigger if not for a two-shot swing Oosthuizen's way on the final hole of the third round at Gary Player Country Club on Saturday.
Garcia’s lead in Sun City cut to 1 by Oosthuizen
SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Sergio Garcia barely held onto his lead as Louis Oosthuizen's second-round charge took him to within a shot of the Spaniard at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Friday.
Garcia's 1-under 71 moved him to 9 under 135 overall, but his four-shot advantage from the first day disappeared as Oosthuizen (67) made an eagle and five birdies at Gary Player Country Club.
Marc Leishman wins CIMB Classic in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Marc Leishman won the CIMB Classic by five strokes Sunday, closing with a 7-under 65 to match Justin Thomas' 2015 tournament record of 26-under 262.
Leishman won for the fourth time on the PGA Tour. The Australian had four straight birdies on Nos. 2-5 and finished with eight birdies and a bogey on TPC Kuala Lumpur's West Course.
Bronson Burgoon had a 68 to tie for second with Emiliano Grillo (66) and Chesson Hadley (66).
Woodland, Leishman, Sharma tied for lead at CIMB Classic
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Gary Woodland birdied the 18th hole for a 5-under 67 to move into a three-way tie for the lead with Marc Leishman and Shubhankar Sharma after three rounds of the CIMB Classic on Saturday.
Woodland just missed an eagle putt, while Sharma (66) and Leishman (67) had to settle for pars on the par-five final hole. Playing in the last threesome of the day, the leading trio had 54-hole totals of 19-under 197 on the TPC Kuala Lumpur West course.
Stone solid: Another South African makes run at major
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The land of Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel could be delivering another major-title winner.
With his second straight solid round at the PGA Championship on Friday, South Africa's Brandon Stone is one good weekend away from breaking through at the same course where the godfather of golf in his country, Gary Player, completed the career grand slam a generation ago.
Poulter told he’s in Masters prematurely
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ian Poulter and Ernie Els are now connected in the worst way: Both thought they were going to the Masters.
Projections for the next world ranking showed Poulter right around No. 50 if he were to win his fourth-round match Saturday at the Dell Technologies Match Play, which would have put him in the Masters. He held on to defeat Louis Oosthuizen, 2 and 1.
In the short break before his next match, a group of reporters told Poulter he was assured of being in the top 50.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two of the European Tour's hottest players brought their best golf to their first World Golf Championship.
Louis Oosthuizen, a world-class player for the better part of a decade, drilled a long iron into 4 feet for eagle on the par-5 15th and had birdies on two of the short par 4s at Chapultepec Golf Club for a 7-under 64 in the Mexico Championship on Thursday.
Right behind were two players unfamiliar to the world stage, though they sure didn't play like it.
Garcia shoots 66 to share clubhouse lead at Singapore Open
SINGAPORE (AP) — Sergio Garcia opened his season with a 5-under 66 and a share of the clubhouse lead on Thursday in the first round of the weather-interrupted Singapore Open.
Playing his first tournament of the year, the Masters champion rebounded after making an early bogey to collect four birdies and an eagle at the Sentosa Golf Club.
Atwal, de Jager share lead ahead of final round in Mauritius
BEL OMBRE, Mauritius (AP) — Arjun Atwal and Louis de Jager are tied for the lead going into the final round of the Mauritius Open.
Atwal had a four-shot lead after the opening round but that was whittled down over the last two days and de Jager's third-round 67 meant he will go into Sunday alongside Atwal on 13 under overall.
South Africa's de Jager had four birdies at Heritage Golf Club on Saturday and watched India's Atwal make a three-putt bogey on the last hole to leave them level.
Presidents Cup at a glance
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A brief look at the second session Friday in the Presidents Cup at Liberty National:
LEADING: United States 8, International 2.
FORMAT: The Americans were unbeaten in fourballs, going 4-0-1. It was the first time in 10 years the International did not win a match in a session.
MATCH OF THE DAY: Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler defeated Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace, giving the South Africans their first loss in six matches.
Presidents Cup at a glance
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A brief look at the opening session Thursday of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National:
LEADING: United States 3 1/2, International 1 1/2.
FORMAT: The Americans have gone 12 consecutive foursomes sessions without losing in the Presidents Cup.
STAR POWER: The Presidents Cup for the first time had three U.S. presidents attend the matches — Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Presidents Cup Rosters
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Rosters for the Presidents Cup, to be played Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at Liberty National Golf Club (c-captain's pick):
Anderson falls short at US Open in first Grand Slam final
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Anderson walked outside to greet his South African supporters, some having already climbed to the top of their sport.
There were golfers Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen, who have won major championships. And Johan Kriek, the last South African to win a Grand Slam tennis title who traveled two days in hopes of seeing another.
Anderson will have to hope for a second chance to join their club.
A glance at the final round of the PGA Championship
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A glance at the final round Sunday of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club.
WINNER: Justin Thomas, who shot a 3-under 68 for an 8-under 276 and a two-stroke victory over Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen and Patrick Reed.
HOW MANY: Thomas won his first major championship.
HOW: Thomas emerged from a five-way tie with three birdies on the back nine.
SHOT OF THE DAY: Thomas chipped in from 40 feet on the par-3 13th hole.
1st major victory eludes Kisner, Matsuyama at PGA
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama spent a lot of time atop the leaderboard at the PGA Championship.
Just not when it mattered most.
Kisner, who led or shared the lead after each of the first three rounds, wound up in in a tie for seventh place. Matsuyama finished one stroke better than Kisner, in a tie for fifth place, after sharing the 36-hole lead and starting the final round one stroke back.
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):
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.
Rumford wins World Super 6 title, regains European Tour card
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Brett Rumford beat Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand 2 and 1 in the final round of match play Sunday to claim the first World Super 6 tournament title near where he grew up in West Australia.
Rumford led by five strokes at 17-under 199 after 54 holes of stroke play in the experimental golf tournament at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Western Australia, which is being sanctioned by the European, Asian and Australasian tours.
Rumford leads heading into match play at Super 6 in Perth
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Brett Rumford of Australia shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to lead the World Super 6 tournament by five strokes and guarantee himself a bye in the first round of match play.
Rumford had a 17-under total of 199 in the tournament at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Western Australia, which is being sanctioned by the European, Australian and Asian tours.
Rumford leads all-Australian leaderboard in European event
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Brett Rumford shot a 7-under 65 Friday to take a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the World Super 6 golf tournament at Lake Karrinyup.
Rumford had a two-round total of 13-under 131 in the European Tour event which is also being sanctioned by the Australian and Asian tours.
Rumford, Foster share 1st-round lead at Super 6 in Perth
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Brett Rumford and Mark Foster shot 6-under 66s Thursday to lead after the first round of the World Super 6 golf tournament at Lake Karrinyup, with 10 others a stroke off the lead of the European Tour event.
"No stretches of brilliance, just a consistent round of golf," the 39-year-old Rumford said.