McIlroy and Reed both 6-under after 1st round in DubaiJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed produced big first-round finishes at the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday in what could lead to an intriguing showdown as the competition heads to a Monday conclusion.
LIV rebel Stenson playing Abu Dhabi as European tour resumesJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
The European tour is weeks away from discovering whether it has the right to issue bans to those members who joined the Saudi-funded LIV Golf league in a development that rocked the world of golf last year.
Hero Cup gives Europe chance to assess options for Ryder CupJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
For European golf, this year’s Ryder Cup is set to mark a break from the past.
This week might provide a hint as to who is part of the future.
The Hero Cup match-play event takes place in Abu Dhabi from Friday to Sunday, pitting Britain and Ireland against Continental Europe in a competition that allows European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald a chance to assess his options eight months out from the contest with the United States outside Rome.
LIV gets no world ranking points and it’s starting to showNovember 1, 2022 GMT
LIV Golf filed its application for world ranking points a month after it played its first event, and none was awarded for the inaugural season as the Official World Golf Ranking considers it.
The effect of not earning ranking points — except for two majors and a few European tour events — is becoming clear with each week.
3 tied for lead after 1st round of LIV Golf in ThailandOctober 7, 2022 GMT
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Richard Bland, Branden Grace and Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra upstaged their more-illustrious opponents on Friday to shoot 7-under 65s and share the lead after the first round of the LIV Golf Invitational-Bangkok.
Mickelson asks to remove name from lawsuit against PGA TourSeptember 27, 2022 GMT
Phil Mickelson, the driving force among PGA Tour players in the rival LIV Golf series, and three other players asked a federal judge Tuesday to remove their names from the antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour.
McIlroy says LIV has strained bond with Ryder Cup teammatesSeptember 7, 2022 GMT
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — When Rory McIlroy runs into some of his former Ryder Cup teammates at Wentworth this week, don’t expect them to spend much time reminiscing about fond memories.
European Ryder Cup stalwarts Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter are among the contingent of LIV Golf players who are competing at the BMW PGA Championship this week, much to the dismay of McIlroy and the others who have resisted the financial gains of joining the Saudi-backed breakaway series.
McIlroy prepares to ‘stomach’ LIV Golf players at WentworthAugust 30, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy set the tone for a contentious week at Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship when he contemplated 18 players from Saudi-funded LIV Golf who have entered the European tour's flagship event.
Opening round of the British Open at St. Andrews at a glanceJuly 14, 2022 GMT
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — A brief look at the opening round of the 150th British Open at St. Andrews (all times EDT):
Poulter, 2 others win court stay to play in Scottish OpenJuly 4, 2022 GMT
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Ian Poulter and two other players who signed up for the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series won a stay Monday from a British court that allows them to play in the Scottish Open.
McIlroy questions competitive desire of players in LIV GolfJune 14, 2022 GMT
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Rory McIlroy had two strong comments about the future of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series in February. So far, one has been proven incorrect.
“Dead in the water,” McIlroy said, referring to all the top players saying they were staying not interested.
Westwood, Poulter mum over PGA Tour’s stance on Saudi leagueMay 11, 2022 GMT
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter didn't want to talk about the PGA Tour's decision to deny releases to members who asked to play in the first of a series of Saudi-funded tournaments next month in England.
Rory McIlroy with 65 off to another great start at Bay HillMarch 4, 2022 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy opened with a 7-under 65 on Thursday and had reason to expect a score like this at Bay Hill, not so much because of the course but rather the day of the week.
Good starts have not been a problem for McIlroy at the Arnold Palmer Invitational the last two years.
Honda Classic starts Florida swing to Masters, minus starsFebruary 22, 2022 GMT
Donald in mix as European captain and playing waiting gameFebruary 8, 2022 GMT
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Luke Donald suddenly is on the fast track for Europe's next Ryder Cup captain, bringing the experience of playing on four winning teams and twice serving as an assistant.
Olesen appears in court, denies sexual assault on flightDecember 6, 2021 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen appeared in a London court on Monday facing allegations he grabbed a woman’s breast, pushed a member of the cabin crew and urinated on a first-class passenger’s seat on a flight to Britain from a World Golf Championships event in Tennessee in 2019.
Strong field as PGA Tour goes from seaside course to anotherNovember 2, 2021 GMT
Column: Uncertain future for Europe and Ryder Cup teamSeptember 28, 2021 GMT
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Ian Poulter is never short on emotion in the Ryder Cup, usually with his eyes as big as golf balls. This was different.
He crouched with his head bowed for the longest time on the side of the 16th green at Whistling Straits after winning a match in a losing cause for Europe.
Weekend Sports in BriefSeptember 27, 2021 GMT
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.
The Latest: US sets record with 19-9 romp at Ryder CupSeptember 26, 2021 GMT
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):
Ryder Cup pairings for Sunday singles sessionsSeptember 26, 2021 GMT
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Whistling Straits
McIlroy sits out then suffers during dismal Ryder CupSeptember 26, 2021 GMT
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The American crowd knew where it hurt Europe the most.
“We want Rory! We want Rory!” the fans shouted, mockingly, on the first tee box with the second day of the Ryder Cup about to begin.
The Latest: U.S. takes commanding 11-5 lead at Ryder CupSeptember 25, 2021 GMT
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Day 2 of the Ryder Cup (all times CDT):
The U.S. closed out Saturday's fourball matches with an 11-5 lead in the Ryder Cup for its biggest two-day advantage since 1975.
Europe takes a tumble, faces historic deficit at Ryder CupSeptember 25, 2021 GMT
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Shane Lowry tried to navigate his way down one of the hundreds of steep, slick hills that make Whistling Straits a menace for golfers with or without a club in their hands. He slid down the embankment and skittered hard onto his backside.
Travel limits leave Europe without many fans at Ryder CupSeptember 23, 2021 GMT
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The sea of red that fills the galleries every time the United States hosts the Ryder Cup will have fewer European blue dots than usual this year.
Pandemic-related travel restrictions are giving the U.S.
‘The Postman’ Poulter delivers, annoys come Ryder Cup timeSeptember 22, 2021 GMT
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Ian Poulter is a very good player who is writing the closing chapters of a very good career — 17 worldwide victories, $27 million in earnings and no major titles but enough top-30 and top-10 finishes to never be overlooked.
Americans try to win back the Ryder Cup in WisconsinSeptember 21, 2021 GMT
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RYDER CUP ’21: A capsule look at the European teamSeptember 17, 2021 GMT
Lowry joins Garcia, Poulter as Europe’s picks for Ryder CupSeptember 12, 2021 GMT
Padraig Harrington has long been conscious of what the reaction would be if he picked Shane Lowry, his good friend and fellow Irishman, to play for Europe at the Ryder Cup.
“It’s always been the elephant in the room — everybody says, ‘You’re going to pick Shane, you’re going to pick Shane,’” the European team captain said.
Harris English maintains 2-stroke lead at TPC SouthwindAugust 6, 2021 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Harris English shot a 5-under 65 on Friday at TPC Southwind to hold onto the lead in the FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
English withstood strong challenges from Cameron Smith and Abraham Ancer to hold the top spot at 13-under 127.
Harris English shoots 62 to take 2-shot lead in MemphisAugust 5, 2021 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Harris English shot an 8-under 62 on Thursday to match his lowest PGA Tour score and take the first-round lead in the FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
The 2013 winner at TPC Southwind, English had a two-stroke lead over Jim Herman, Carlos Ortiz, Ian Poulter and Matthew Wolff, with Bryson DeChambeau, Scottie Scheffler and Marc Leishman another shot back at 65.
Min Woo Lee wins Scottish Open after 3-way playoffJuly 11, 2021 GMT
NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Australia’s Min Woo Lee won a three-way playoff against Matt Fitzpatrick and Thomas Detry at the Scottish Open on Sunday to clinch his second European Tour title.
Lee birdied the first extra hole after the trio had finished tied on 18-under par at The Renaissance Club following a 90-minute weather delay late in the final round.
Scheffler mows down European stalwarts in Match PlayMarch 27, 2021 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Scottie Scheffler never gets too far ahead of himself, a remarkable trait for a 24-year-old in only his second year on the PGA Tour and particularly helpful in an emotionally charged format like the Dell Technologies Match Play...
McIlroy suffers worst Match Play loss in 10 yearsMarch 24, 2021 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rory McIlroy hasn't walked off the course this early in 10 years at the Dell Technologies Match Play...
Frittelli 4th tour player to test positive for coronavirusJune 29, 2020 GMT
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Dylan Frittelli became the fourth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus and had to withdraw from Rocket Mortgage Classic next week in Detroit.
Frittelli missed the cut at the Travelers Championship, playing the opening two rounds with Ian Poulter and J.T.
Masters Latest: Molinari takes 2-shot lead into final roundApril 13, 2019 GMT
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the third round of the Masters (all times local):
Francesco Molinari was one many players who enjoyed the conditions at Augusta National during a birdie barrage in the third round of the Masters...
The Latest: Koepka, DeChambeau scorch back nine, share leadApril 11, 2019 GMT
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters (all times local):
Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau each shot a 6-under 66 and are tied for the first-round lead at the Masters...
Horses for courses? It’s more of a lottery at TPC SawgrassMay 16, 2017 GMT
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Si Woo Kim won The Players Championship and the mystery deepened.
Not because of any number, whether it was his age (21), his world ranking (75) or his position in the FedEx Cup (132) going into the week...
Watson calls for end to Ryder Cup wild-card picksSeptember 24, 2013 GMT
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — United States captain Tom Watson is suggesting wild-card picks be scrapped for future Ryder Cups.
Speaking at a "Year To Go" news conference at Gleneagles ahead of the 2014 tournament at the Scottish course, Watson says "if you really look at it, the purist form of Ryder Cup would be ...