Jason Day beats Tiger in Japan Skins _ and also with quips
INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Not only did Jason Day win the inaugural "The Challenge: Japan Skins" game on Monday, beating Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama, he also won the needling...
Woods returning after fifth surgical procedure on left knee
INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Tiger Woods is returning from another surgical procedure on his left knee — his fifth on the same problem spot.
"Unfortunately, I've been down this road with my knee...
McIlroy, Els take swing at European Tour for course set-ups
LONDON (AP) — Two of the biggest names in golf have taken a swing at the course set-ups on the European Tour, saying they need to be tougher to test the best players.
Willet wins at home and captures European flagship event
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Former Masters champion Danny Willett outplayed Jon Rahm in the final group at Wentworth and closed with a 5-under 67 to win the BMW PGA Championship by three shots...
Willett wins at home for 1st time at BMW PGA Championship
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Danny Willett won a European Tour event on home soil for the first time in his career with a three-shot victory at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday.
McIlroy stumbles to 4-over 76, Wallace leads at Wentworth
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy made six bogeys and a double bogey in his last 11 holes to shoot 4-over 76 at the BMW PGA Championship, leaving the world No. 2 already 11 strokes off...
Woods part of ‘Japan Skins’ game to be shown live worldwide
Tiger Woods is playing another skins game with two big differences. This one is in Japan and will be broadcast live around the world by Discovery-owned GOLFTV.
McIlroy tops Koepka for PGA Tour player of the year
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy is the PGA Tour player of the year, and even he was a little surprised.
In a vote of the players, who presumably gave as much weight to the whole...
PGA Tour season starting 17 days after it ended
Seventeen days after Rory McIlroy cashed in by winning the FedEx Cup, a new season begins at The Greenbrier.
That's nothing new.
A year ago, there were only 10 open days between the...
Soderberg wins 5-man playoff for European Masters title
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — In a five-man playoff for the European Masters title on Sunday, Sebastian Soderberg sank his birdie putt on the first extra hole when Rory McIlroy and others...
McIlroy tires in European Masters 3rd round led by Romero
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Rory McIlroy cited tiredness in a busy trans-Atlantic week after dropping shots late in the European Masters third round on Saturday with Andres Romero in the...
McIlroy fires 63, moves 1 shot off lead at European Masters
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Rory McIlroy picked up five shots in his last five holes for a 7-under 63 to move within a shot of the lead after the second round of the European Masters on...
McIlroy shoots 67 at European Masters, trails leaders by 4
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Rory McIlroy shot a 3-under 67 on his return to the European Tour on Thursday, leaving the new FedEx Cup winner four strokes behind Matthias Schwab and Mike...
Column: Vote for best player will illustrate what matters
ATLANTA (AP) — Ballots have been sent to PGA Tour players, who will have the final word on who had the best season.
Of lesser interest is who gets voted rookie of the year.
Column: No majors, but a major finish by Rory McIlroy
ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy never felt richer than when he knocked in a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the FedEx Cup.
McIlroy ends season with a $15 million bang at East Lake
ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy marched to the 18th green Sunday at East Lake with victory in hand and $15 million in the bank.
Even better was what he saw — and heard — behind him.
Rory McIlroy wins Tour Championship to secure FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize, biggest cash payout in golf history
ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy wins Tour Championship to secure FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize, biggest cash payout in golf history .
Koepka leads at East Lake as stars get some separation
ATLANTA (AP) — A storm delay at the Tour Championship slowed the momentum of Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas, right when they were starting to pull ahead in the chase for the $15 million FedEx...
A new format for FedEx Cup brings clarity and curiosity
ATLANTA (AP) — Justin Thomas has a two-shot lead, and the Tour Championship hasn't even started.
If that seems difficult to fathom, consider that someone could win this week without having...
Column: FedEx Cup about the money, not the majors
ATLANTA (AP) — The FedEx Cup is still about the money.
Whoever wins this week at the Tour Championship gets $15 million, more than Greg Norman's career earnings on the PGA Tour.
Koepka wins in Memphis, claims regular-season points title
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brooks Koepka turned his final-round duel with Rory McIlroy into a runaway for his first World Golf Championships title.
Koepka outduels McIlroy, wins first WGC title by 3 strokes
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brooks Koepka knows everyone wanted to see a tight final-round duel with Rory McIlroy.
"That would have been incredible for the fans, for everybody that showed up and...
McIlroy shoots 62, leads Koepka by stroke in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Nobody likes missing the cut by a stroke, and doing it in a major championship at home hurts even more.
McIlroy’s salvage operation falls just short at British Open
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Rory McIlroy's salvage operation began as a quest to regain respectability. Keeping his ball in play off the first tee was a good way to start.
Lowry, Holmes share Open lead as McIlroy leaves with cheers
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward...
Key hole at British Open
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — A look at the key hole Friday in the second round of the British Open:
The Latest: McIlroy makes a late charge with 65
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local):
Rory McIlroy made a charge that delighted the hometown fans, but it may not have been...
British Open back at Royal Portrush and puts on quite a show
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — An emotional opening shot by Darren Clarke. A shocking one by Rory McIlroy.
Tiger Woods had his worst score to start a British Open. Brooks Koepka quickly...
Key hole in first round of British Open
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — A look at the key hole Thursday in the first round of the British Open at Royal Portrush:
Under-the-radar Lowry moves into spotlight at British Open
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The buzz among the locals at Royal Portrush has been all about Northern Irish natives Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell this week, so Shane Lowry...
Column: McIlroy fizzles in home Open debut
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The opening tee shot Rory McIlroy could live with, even after it went out of bounds and shattered the screen of a woman's mobile phone. He had, after all, spent...
McIlroy knows this is not just another British Open
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — On the final day of practice for the final major of the year, Rory McIlroy ripped a shot out of the light rough and began walking toward the green when he stopped...
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...
A capsule look at top contenders for British Open
A capsule look at 10 top contenders for the British Open, to be played Thursday-Sunday at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland (listed in predicted order of finish):
Scott takes a week getting to know Royal Portrush
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Adam Scott already has spent seven days at Royal Portrush, three of them with Darren Clarke, and the advice was invaluable to the end. They stood off the 18th...
NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Matt Kuchar shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday to share the lead with three players in a low-scoring opening round at the Scottish Open.
Mystery, excitement for British Open’s return to Portrush
Graeme McDowell winning the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was a source of pride for Northern Ireland. Rory McIlroy winning the U.S. Open at Congressional the following year with a record score...
Johnson, Spieth and McIlroy spend day in neutral at US Open
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Dustin Johnson stayed in neutral. Rory McIlroy barely budged. Jordan Spieth went backward.
For three players with seven major titles between them, Moving Day at...
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.
McIlroy overcomes mini meltdown to stay close at US Open
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Rory McIlroy is sticking around for the weekend at the U.S. Open for a change.
After missing the cut the past three years, McIlroy is firmly in the mix at Pebble...
After rescuing putter, Rory McIlroy looks for Open title
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Rory McIlroy arrived at Pebble Beach with an extra wedge in his bag and an extra bounce in his step.
He also brought the putter he used to shoot 61 on Sunday to...
ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) — Call it the zone, call it the flow. Rory McIlroy is familiar with the feeling that golf is easy, that he can swing freely and nothing bad will happen.
McIlroy dominates in Canada; Thompson rallies to win in NJ
ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) — Rory McIlroy ran away with the Canadian Open, closing with a 9-under 61 on Sunday for a seven-shot victory.
Starting the day in a three-way tie for the lead, McIlroy...
ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) — Rory McIlroy added the Canadian Open to his schedule as a tune-up for next week's U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Now he has a chance to add another national championship to...
Woods closer to Snead than Nicklaus at Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Winning the Masters gave Tiger Woods his 15th major and allowed him to resume the pursuit of Jack Nicklaus and his 18 majors.
Column: Why it took 4 majors for Koepka to get his due
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Majors matter more than any other golf tournament.
They are not the sole measure of greatness.
And that might be one reason it took Brooks Koepka winning four...
McIlroy’s rally on second 9 saves him for weekend at PGA
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — All it took was one word for Rory McIlroy to sum up his Friday rebound at the PGA Championship.
The two-time PGA titleholder and four-time major winner...
Spieth 1 round away from 3rd leg of Grand Slam
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Jordan Spieth is one round away from the third leg of the career Grand Slam, and one year removed from a reminder that it won't be easy.
On the horizon is a chance to join Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three different majors at age 23. In the past was his last time leading a major, when he let a five-shot lead get away from him on the back nine a year ago at Augusta National.