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...
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.
‘Oh, Tommy’: Fleetwood fails to mount challenge to Lowry
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The rain was verging on torrential, the putts weren't dropping, and Tommy Fleetwood was looking thoroughly miserable on the most remote part of the soggy Dunluce...
British Open, glance
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — A brief look at the third round Saturday of the British Open at Royal Portrush (all times EDT):
LEADING: Shane Lowry had a 63 and set the British Open...
Challenge accepted: Fleetwood out to ruin Lowry’s big day
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Only one player can realistically prevent the biggest golfing party ever seen on the Emerald Isle from exploding into life at Royal Portrush on...
The Latest: Lowry builds 4-shot lead in British Open
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local):
Shane Lowry has a tournament-best 63 and a four-shot lead going into the last round of the...
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...
Oh, Snap! Reed flubs chip and his wedge pays the price
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Reed flubbed the chip. That lob wedge paid the price.
The 2018 Masters champion snapped the wedge over his thigh after leaving the ball in the rough on a...
Fleetwood shoots 67, finishes 1st round of PGA in 3rd place
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Open runner-up Tommy Fleetwood was back on Long Island for another major, and once again he was looking up at Brooks Koepka on the leaderboard.
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood shrugged off the effects of a virus to move into contention to win the British Masters as a late stumble from Matt Wallace in the third round threw the...
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Matthew Jordan made the most of his late invitation to the British Masters by shooting 9-under 63 Thursday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round.
Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer team to win Zurich Classic
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Ryan Palmer and Jon Rahm shot a 3-under 69 in the alternate-shot final round Sunday to win the Zurich Classic, beating Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood by three strokes in...
Ryan Palmer and Jon Rahm team to win Zurich Classic
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Ryan Palmer had to find a teammate if he was going to get back to New Orleans, one of his favorite PGA Tour stops for reasons ranging from the food to his friendship with...
Column: PGA Tour study shows disparity in ranking points
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two tournaments on different continents illustrate why PGA Tour players are increasingly skeptical about the world ranking.
Rahm storms into lead at Players Championship
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jon Rahm can't think of a shot he missed Saturday in his round of 8-under 64 that took him from five shots behind to one shot ahead of Rory McIlroy and Tommy...
Woods cards highest score ever at 17, makes cut at Players
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods paused on the ninth green and stared at a nearby leaderboard.
His name would have been on it if not for one hole.
McIlroy, Fleetwood share lead at Players Championship
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The easy way out was to go low under a tree 20 feet in front of Rory McIlroy.
He was looking up.
Coming off a 10-foot eagle and a 20-foot birdie that...
Fleetwood, Bradley tied for lead at Players
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — March or May, there is no shortage of excitement at The Players Championship.
Tiger Woods made only one par on the back nine Thursday, revving up the crowd...
Fleetwood, Bradley tied for lead at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bay Hill provided a few dramatic turnarounds, good news for Henrik Stenson, not so much for Phil Mickelson.
Through it all, Tommy Fleetwood and Keegan Bradley kept a...
Fleetwood: Team Europe was such a family at the Ryder Cup
LONDON (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood says he was blown away by the family atmosphere that was generated by Europe's triumphant 12-man team when he made his Ryder Cup debut this year.
The 27-year-old Englishman formed an unbeatable combination with his close friend Francesco Molinari of Italy in September, with the pairing dubbed 'Moliwood' winning all four of their matches together in Europe's 17 ½ - 10 ½ victory over the United States at Le Golf National in Paris.
Molinari set to focus on US golf circuit next year
LONDON (AP) — Francesco Molinari says he may not play in Europe until the 19th-ranked Italian defends his British Open title in July.
The lure of the US PGA Tour and changes made to the European Tour calendar will combine to leave the London-based golfer short of available dates to compete on his home circuit next year.
Molinari is even struggling to commit to the British Masters in May, despite receiving an invitation from tournament host, close friend and Ryder Cup partner Tommy Fleetwood.
Rai extends lead at Hong Kong Open
HONG KONG (AP) — Aaron Rai shot a 2-under 68 Saturday in the third round to extend his lead from four to six strokes at the Hong Kong Open.
The 23-year-old Englishman is on 16-under 194 after four birdies and two bogeys. Rai — who wears gloves on both hands while playing — shot a course-record 61 at Hong Kong Golf Club on Friday.
Rai leads in Hong Kong after course-record 61, Reed recovers
HONG KONG (AP) — Aaron Rai shot a course-record 61 to take a four-stroke lead after the second round at the Hong Kong Open on Friday, as his fellow Englishman Tommy Fleetwood moved into contention in the first European Tour event of the 2019 season.
Starting at No. 10, Rai — who wears gloves on both hands while playing — birdied five of his first six holes and picked up four more shots in a 9-under round. He hasn't made a bogey in his first 36 holes and was on 14-under 126.
3 in lead in Hong Kong as 2019 European Tour begins
HONG KONG (AP) — The 2019 European Tour got underway on Thursday with Aaron Rai, Jason Scrivener and Yusaku Miyazato shooting 5-under 65s to share the lead after the first round of the Hong Kong Open.
They were already 10 strokes ahead of Masters champion Patrick Reed, who made four bogeys and a double bogey in a 75 — a week after contending at the World Tour Championship in Dubai.
England’s Willett wins World Tour Championship
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Danny Willett ended his title drought in thrilling fashion, winning the DP World Tour Championship by two shots despite a last-hole blunder on Sunday.
It was the 31-year-old Englishman's first victory since the 2016 Masters, secured with a final-round 4-under-par 68 for an 18-under total of 270.
Francesco Molinari finished in joint 26th place to win the European Tour's Race to Dubai.
Molinari 1 shot ahead of Fleetwood in race for European No 1
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Francesco Molinari missed two par putts from less than two feet in his opening round of the World Tour Championship on Thursday to give Tommy Fleetwood a sliver of a chance of keeping the European Tour season title.
Molinari was cruising at one stage, having reached 6-under par after 14 holes, but three-putted the 15th and 18th holes to finish on 4-under 68 at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Li Haotong shoots 63, takes 3-shot lead in Turkey
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Li Haotong shot an 8-under 63 on Saturday in the Turkish Airlines Open to take a three-shot lead over defending champion Justin Rose and Alexander Levy into the final round.
Li had a 17-under 196 total at Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort. The Chinese player eagled the par-4 10th and had six birdies — all on the first 12 holes. He won the Dubai Desert Classic in January for his second European Tour title.
Tony Finau overcomes wild break to lead HSBC
SHANGHAI (AP) — Tony Finau has enjoyed such a good year that he wasn't about to let one bad break get him down Friday in the HSBC Champions.
Pepperell takes lead, Fleetwood slumps at British Masters
WALTON HEATH, England (AP) — Eddie Pepperell moved into a three-stroke clubhouse lead and Tommy Fleetwood lost ground at the British Masters on Friday after a second round when only three players shot in the 60s at windy Walton Heath.
World No. 2 Justin Rose made it through to the weekend but was 10 strokes off the pace as he seeks a top-two finish to reclaim his place atop the rankings.
Twenty players were yet to finish their second rounds when play was suspended because of darkness.
Ace helps Pepperell claim share of British Masters lead
WALTON HEATH, England (AP) — Eddie Pepperell recorded a hole-in-one on the way to claiming a share of the lead on 5-under 67 after the first round of the British Masters on Thursday, while tournament host Justin Rose struggled to a 74.
Fellow Englishmen Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Wallace also shot 67s on a windy day at the Walton Heath course on the outskirts of London.
Bjerregaard wrecks Hatton’s hopes of Dunhill hat trick
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark wrecked Tyrrell Hatton's hopes of winning the Dunhill Links Championship for a third straight year when he shot a 5-under 67 in the final round on Sunday for a one-stroke victory.
Bjerregaard started the day four strokes adrift of overnight leader Hatton but he reeled in the European Ryder Cup player to finish with a 15-under winning total of 273.
Dunhill leader Hatton poised to match Woods’ Euro Tour feat
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Tyrrell Hatton of England is on course to become the first golfer since Tiger Woods 11 years ago to win the same European Tour event three years running.
Hatton shot a 6-under 66 in the third round at St. Andrews, one of three courses being used at the Dunhill Links Championship, to open a one-stroke lead with a 14-under total of 202 on Saturday.
Marcus Fraser of Australia was his nearest challenger after a 67 at Kingsbarns.
Europe wins back Ryder Cup, beating US 17 1/2-10 1/2
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Payback belongs to Europe, and so does the Ryder Cup.
Two years after the Americans thought they had their Ryder Cup problems figured out, Europe reminded them Sunday why it practically has owned this shiny gold trophy for the last quarter-century.
Europe builds 10-6 lead in Ryder Cup behind ‘Moliwood’
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood walked down the fairway after delivering another big point in the Ryder Cup, side by side with their arms around each other's shoulder.
Here came "Moliwood" at Le Golf National, the latest Ryder Cup sensation and the first European tandem to win all four matches since the current format began in 1979. Even more satisfying was that three of those points came at the expense of Tiger Woods.
The Latest: McIlroy-Thomas to lead off singles at Ryder Cup
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local):
The pairings are out for the final day of the Ryder Cup, and the Sunday singles kick off with a match between Europe's Rory McIlroy and America's Justin Thomas.
All 12 players will be on the course for the finale at Le Golf National.
Column: Ryder Cup’s ‘Captain America’ loses his superpowers
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Forget Captain America. Because, as wits on social media were quick to point out, Patrick Reed spent so much time in the water on Day 2 of the Ryder Cup that a better nickname for him would be Aquaman.
The lesson brutally delivered to the Masters champion by Le Golf National's unforgiving Albatross course is that Reed needs to drop the superhero nickname, at least until he grows superpowers to go with it.
Europe sweeps afternoon to build 5-3 lead in Ryder Cup
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Three matches in the books, three red points on the board, and Tiger Woods was still on the golf course.
This was exactly the start the Americans wanted in the Ryder Cup.
And then Europe finished even better.
Four hours later, the cheers at Le Golf National ramped up to a feverish pitch as Europe swept all four matches Friday afternoon for a 5-3. It was the first time Europe swept a session since 1989, and the first time ever at the Ryder Cup in foursomes.
The Latest: Spectator hit on head, hospitalized at Ryder Cup
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local):
A spectator was hospitalized after being hit on the head by a golf ball following an errant drive by Brooks Koepka on the opening day at the Ryder Cup.
The incident took place at the sixth hole at Le Golf National, during the morning fourballs. The spectator was assessed by the medical team at the course and taken to the hospital as a precaution.
As good as it gets: Fleetwood is rocking in Ryder Cup debut
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood has the long, flowing hair of a rock star, and he was treated like one as he strode through the massed ranks of spectators at the back of the 14th green on a day he'll never forget at the Ryder Cup.
Hot-headed and level-headed: Meet Europe’s Ryder Cup rookies
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood expects to feel 10 times more nervous than he's ever been on a golf course.
Tyrrell Hatton is hoping he doesn't turn into the Hulk.
For the rookies on the European team, the Ryder Cup will be as much a test of their character as their game at Le Golf National this week, and there's just no way of knowing how they'll cope in the most pressurized atmosphere in golf.
There are five in the team and they fall into two camps.
Olesen, Pepperell, Fitzpatrick fight for Ryder Cup spot
Back at the course where he grew up playing, Thomas Bjorn will get a front-row seat to see a three-way fight for the final qualifying spot in his Ryder Cup team.
The European captain returns to Silkeborg Ry Golf Club this week for the Made In Denmark event, where Thorbjorn Olesen, Eddie Pepperell and Matthew Fitzpatrick will bid to become the eighth automatic member of a team seeking to regain the trophy from the United States in Paris.