ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Daniel Berger has withdrawn from the British Open next week at St. Andrews because of a back injury.
Berger last week withdrew from the John Deere Classic.
He was replaced in the field by Sahith Theegala, the PGA Tour rookie who has had three close calls at winning this year, most recently at the Travelers.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Some of the biggest drama Monday at The Players Championship unfolded on the 16th hole, except it had nothing to do with the outcome.
Daniel Berger was 234 yards out on the par 5 when his fairway metal went right into the water, and he knew it when it was in flight.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Sepp Straka is going back to Georgia in a few weeks. He’s headed to his first Masters, after pulling off a huge comeback to win the Honda Classic.
Straka, down by five shots entering the final round, tapped in for birdie in the rain on the final hole and ended up beating Shane Lowry by one shot to become the first Austrian winner in PGA Tour history.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Berger wasn’t flawless. He just kept avoiding big problems, which almost nobody has managed to do at PGA National this week.
That’s why he remains the leader of the Honda Classic.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Berger no longer needs to answer questions about how his back is feeling. The scorecard is telling the story.
Berger — playing what amounts to a home tournament for him, with his residence a 15-minute drive away in Jupiter — had a three-shot lead through two rounds of the Honda Classic, after a second consecutive round of 5-under 65 on Friday.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kurt Kitayama came into the Honda Classic with 25 previous appearances on the PGA Tour, most of them ending by missing the cut.
He’s on track to do a bit better this week in the Honda Classic.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Berger now has the longest active streak of consecutive cuts made at 13, taking over for Jordan Spieth (20), who missed the cut last week at Torrey Pines.
Both are more than a fraction away from the all-time record of 142 set by Tiger Woods over seven years, a streak that ended outside Dallas in 2005 at the Byron Nelson Classic.
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Rory McIlroy has gone from tears at the Ryder Cup to some of his best golf of the year, and right now his only complaint is the calendar.
“I wish it was the end of March,” McIlroy said Thursday after a 6-under 66 to share the lead with Daniel Berger and Abraham Ancer in the Hero World Challenge.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The United States wrapped up the Ryder Cup in record-setting fashion.
Daniel Berger defeated Matt Fitzpatrick 1-up in Sunday’s last match to close out a 19-9 victory for the Americans, the biggest blowout since the competition was changed to its current format in 1979.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Americans won back the Ryder Cup and perhaps a whole lot more Sunday, sending a strong message to Europe with a powerful performance from their youngest team in history.
The Americans won back the Ryder Cup and perhaps a whole lot more Sunday, sending a strong message with their youngest team by giving Europe its worst loss ever.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Steve Stricker hoisted the Ryder Cup, gold and glorious, for all to see. Then, he quickly huddled his young American team together to make sure all 12 players had their hands on it.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — With rookies making up half of its roster, the United States laid waste to the notion that experience is essential to thriving in the Ryder Cup’s glaring spotlight.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the final day of the Ryder Cup, the golf showdown between the United States and Europe (all times CDT):
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Their day was done and, as the afternoon matches teed off, Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger were playing to the crowd. They tossed a few beers to the thousands packed into the stands around the first tee at Whistling Straits, then drew cheers from everyone in red, white and blue by chugging a couple themselves.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Capsules of Saturday's matches in the Ryder Cup:
Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm, Europe, def. Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger, United States, 3 and 1.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Nobody has collected more wins at the Ryder Cup than Sergio Garcia.
Not in history. And, when it comes to his underperforming European teammates, certainly not this week.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The match was slipping away and Brooks Koepka's fragile wrist was at risk.
Ryder Cup officials didn't much care about any of that Saturday when they ruled against him, refusing to grant Koepka relief from an awkward lie near a drain on the 15th hole.
The only experience that matters to Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker is how the youngest U.S. team in history prepares for Whistling Straits in a bid to win back that shiny gold chalice.
Equipped with the most captain's picks in Ryder Cup history, Stricker added four more rookies to his team on Tuesday to join the six players who earned automatic spots.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Defending champion Justin Thomas is trying to break out of a bit of a slump at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Xander Schauffele is trying to build on his victory Sunday in the Tokyo Olympics.
Opening Day at the PGA Championship essentially wound up a draw.
Good shots were rewarded, bad ones predictably punished and the Ocean Course -- reliably backed up by stiff breezes off the Atlantic -- came out of it looking like anything but a pushover.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — For all the stunning views at Pebble Beach that can be so soothing, Daniel Berger couldn't escape the tension when he arrived at the final hole Sunday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am...
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — One swing put Jordan Spieth closer than ever to ending a long and mystifying slump, and served as a reminder that he still has a long road ahead at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am...
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth took on a bold tee shot and pulled it off perfectly to set up birdie...
C.T. Pan set a Masters record of sorts by having to wait 571 days from the time he qualified by winning the RBC Heritage until hitting his opening tee shot at Augusta National...
It's rare to have a player in the top 40 missing from the Masters, much less four of them.
Rarer still is to show up at Augusta National and notice who's missing...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour spent two months learning about the COVID-19 pandemic and trying to develop a safe plan to return, followed by another month hoping for the best...
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Shinnecock Hills is one of the toughest challenges in golf. The last thing it needs is being turned into an unfair layout...
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — All eyes are on Tiger Woods and his return to golf, even the players he has to beat.
Especially the players.
Woods was on the back end of the practice range Monday at Albany Golf Club, hitting balls with Patrick Reed, when he looked up at a drone buzzing some 50 feet over him in the cloudy sky.