A big week for McIlroy, a costly finish for Cantlay
ATLANTA (AP) — So much attention was paid to the upside at East Lake, with $15 million going to the winner of the FedEx Cup and seven-figure bonuses paid out to the top eight players at the Tour...
Thomas holds on to win BMW Championship
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Staked to a six-shot lead, Justin Thomas spent more time Sunday worrying about what could go wrong than ending 12 months without winning.
Thomas wins at Medinah, takes No. 1 seed to FedEx Cup finale
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Justin Thomas had more stress than he wanted and answered with the shots he needed Sunday at Medinah to win the BMW Championship and claim the No. 1 seed going into the FedEx...
Justin Thomas crushes Medinah with 61 for 6-shot lead
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Winless over the last 12 months, Justin Thomas knew he was playing well and he was due for a low round.
Saturday at the BMW Championship was more than he might have...
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Nothing short of an eagle on the 592-yard seventh hole at Royal Portrush was going to win the hole in a friendly fourballs match during practice for the British...
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — To the victor go the social media requests.
This proved far more difficult for Patrick Cantlay than his 64 at Muirfield Village, the lowest final round by a winner in 44...
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jack Nicklaus is a gracious tournament host at the Memorial who doesn't mince words, and it paid off for Patrick Cantlay.
Martin Kaymer builds 2-shot lead at Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Martin Kaymer is 18 holes away from ending five years without a victory.
He is mildly surprised. He is not the least bit stressed.
Merritt takes early lead by 2 shots at Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Troy Merritt is playing this year as if he's on a rehab assignment from a blood clot, and his score Friday at the Memorial spoke to the progress he's making.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — C.T. Pan took advantage of Dustin Johnson's back-nine meltdown to win the RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour victory.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods' drama-filled win Sunday at Augusta National made for a memorable Masters.
The severe weather that threatened to create havoc on the course never...
Woods to open Match Play against PGA Tour rookie of year
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tiger Woods is at another new golf course for a World Golf Championships event and faces another player he doesn't know.
Patrick Reed moving on from Ryder Cup, shares Bahamas lead
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods are about as far apart as can be on the leaderboard after one round of the Hero World Challenge.
Only they know how close they are after the Ryder Cup fallout.
Reed showed no sign of fatigue in his travels from Dubai to Hong Kong to the Bahamas in successive weeks, making birdie on three of his last five holes Thursday for a 7-under 65 and a share of the lead with late-entry Patrick Cantlay.
Late eagle carries DeChambeau to victory in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau saw signs of greatness last season on the PGA Tour when he won three times against the strongest fields this side of the majors.
He started a new season headed down the same path.
In his only fall start, DeChambeau never shot worse than 66 over four days in Las Vegas, holed an eagle putt from just inside 60 feet on the 16th hole and closed with smart play for pars to win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday by one shot over Patrick Cantlay.
DeChambeau wins in Las Vegas for 4th win in 12 starts
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau holed an eagle putt from just inside 60 feet on the 16th hole that carried him to a 5-under 66 and a one-shot victory over Patrick Cantlay in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open on Sunday.
DeChambeau won for the fourth time in his last 12 starts on the PGA Tour and moved to No. 5 in the world ranking.
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.
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Justin Thomas lost a skin by making bogey. He won a bet by making par.
All on the same hole.
The difference — a big difference — was in the clubs Thomas used to cover the 472 yards on the 15th hole at Carnoustie. And that one hole during a British Open practice round Tuesday, with a little drama and a lot of laughs, captured the essence of this growing class of young American stars.
They've known each other since they were teenagers.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The cheers kept coming across Muirfield Village, even after Tiger Woods was done making another run up the leaderboard at the Memorial.
Patrick Cantlay made two eagles, including a hole-in-one.
Joaquin Niemann, the 19-year-old from Chile, took the lead with a 50-foot eagle putt and fell out of the lead when his bid for another eagle attempt landed in a tiny corner of a meandering creek.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Patrick Cantlay didn't manage a hole-in-one through more than three dozen PGA Tour starts before this season. Now he has two.
Cantlay's ace Saturday at the Memorial helped him to a 6-under 66 and left him in a great spot heading into the final day, one shot behind leader Bryson DeChambeau.
He used a 7-iron on the 185-yard, par-3 eighth. The ball landed just short of the pin and plopped in on the second bounce.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour gave its premier tournament even more sizzle by putting Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler in the same group Thursday afternoon. For the undercard, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas played together in the morning.
None was anywhere near the lead at The Players Championship.
McIlroy was the only player from those two groups who managed to break par. He shot 1-under 71.
The Latest: Smith, Cantlay win matches on the 18th hole
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.
LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods waited 12 years to get back to Riviera and lasted only two days.
Woods had three consecutive bogeys early on the back nine Friday and didn’t play well enough to make up for his misses. He had a 5-over 76 and missed the cut in the Genesis Open for the first time in nine appearances as a pro.
He was at 6-over 148, one shot worse than his PGA Tour debut as a 16-year-old at Riviera.
Tiger Woods misses cut at Riviera; Cantlay, McDowell lead
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods waited 12 years to get back to Riviera and lasted only two days.
Woods had three straight bogeys early on the back nine Friday and didn't play well enough to make up for his misses. He had a 5-over 76 and missed the cut in the Genesis Open for the first time in nine appearances as a pro.
He was at 6-over 148, one shot worse than his PGA Tour debut as a 16-year-old at Riviera.
Cantlay shares lead at Riviera; Woods 6 back
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The guy who grew up 40 miles away, first played Riviera as a teenager and was out of golf with a bad back returned Thursday and shared the lead at the Genesis Open.
That would be Patrick Cantlay, not Tiger Woods.
And the biggest difference was that hardly anyone saw it.
Cantlay, the No. 1 amateur in the world when he was at UCLA, birdied all the par 5s and kept it smart the rest of the way around a firm Riviera course for a 5-under 66 to share the lead with Tony Finau.
Patrick Cantlay wins playoff in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrick Cantlay won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday in a playoff for the first victory in a PGA Tour career mostly derailed by a severe back injury.
The 25-year-old former UCLA star hit from behind a tree and got up-and-down for par from off the back of the 18th green to beat Alex Cejka and Whee Kim on the second extra hole.
Patrick Cantlay doing the most with a limited schedule
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — To consider all that Patrick Cantlay has gone through over the last two years puts the quality of his season in a different light, and it looks even stronger because of his limited schedule.
He is No. 41 in the FedEx Cup despite having played only 11 tournaments.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith posted a 10-under 62 in Friday's four-ball format to move into the lead at the Zurich Classic, which is in its first year of a new team format.
Blixt and Smith have a two-day total of 15-under 129 to lead by one over Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay. The K.J Choi-Charlie Wi and Troy Merritt-Robert Streb pairings are tied for third at 13-under.
Adam Hadwin hangs on at Innisbrook, earns Masters spot
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Adam Hadwin is skipping his first World Golf Championship and asking for a refund for his honeymoon to Tahiti.
He couldn't be happier.
Seven weeks after he shot a 59, and two weeks before his wedding, Hadwin added another eventful chapter to his amazing year.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Adam Hadwin only wanted a chance to win on the final hole Sunday at the Valspar Championship. He could have done without the self-inflicted drama.
Hadwin lost a two-shot lead with one swing on the 16th hole when his tee shot sailed into the water and led to double bogey. The 29-year-old Canadian kept his wits and closed with two pars, the final one good enough for a one-shot victory over Patrick Cantlay.
Adam Hadwin shoots 67 to open 4-shot lead in Valspar
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Adam Hadwin only wants a chance to win when he tees it up on the PGA Tour, and he's never had a chance like this one.
Birdie putts from 35 feet and 55 feet on the back nine Saturday at the Valspar Championship stretched his lead to four shots. Equally important to him was the slick, bending 6-foot par putt on the final hole.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Adam Hadwin of Canada made two long birdie putts on the back nine and had a 4-under 67 on Saturday to extend his lead to four shots in the Valspar Championship as he goes for his first PGA Tour victory.
More than two big birdies, Hadwin kept a clean card on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook.