ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Keen to immerse himself in the history of the Old Course at St. Andrews, Jon Rahm attempted to pick the brains of the great Lee Trevino at the home of golf this week.
Rahm was fascinated to learn, for example, that the storied course was meant to play clockwise rather than the other way round.
History alone sets the British Open apart from the other majors. Stage it at St. Andrews and it becomes a celebration as much as a championship.
More than 500 years of legend and lore never gets old.
The PGA Tour is awarding 10 cards to European tour players and bringing back a direct path to the big leagues from Q-school as part of an expanded partnership with Europe that aims to strengthen themselves against the Saudi-funded LIV Golf.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Players willing to leave the PGA Tour for riches only Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund can provide is a movement Rory McIlroy refers to as the “easy way out.”
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A brief look at the third round Saturday of the U.S. Open at The Country Club:
Leading: Will Zalatoris shot 3-under 67 and Matt Fitzpatrick had a 68 to share the lead at 4 under.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Open (all times local):
Will Zalatoris and Matt Fitzpatrick share the lead heading into the final day of the U.S. Open after defending champion Jon Rahm made double bogey on the 18th hole Saturday to fall one shot behind.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Collin Morikawa showed signs of emerging from pedestrian play at just the right time at the U.S. Open, matching the low score of the championship with a 4-under 66 Friday for a share of the 36-hole lead with Joel Dahmen and a shot at a third straight year winning a major.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — In at least one important way, the halfway point of the 2022 U.S. Open doesn't feel all that different from the day before it started.
Certainly, there are stars and household names lined up, all in good position to capture another major championship.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — For every Collin Morikawa and his back-to-back years winning a major is a Joel Dahmen, who only four years ago would have thrilled to even play in one.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A brief look at the second round Friday of the U.S. Open at The Country Club:
Leading: Collin Morikawa shot 4-under 66 and Joel Dahmen 68 to head into the weekend tied for the lead at 5-under 135.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Jon Rahm began his U.S. Open title defense with a 1-under 69, a solid score Thursday at The Country Club that ended with a par and a birdie.
His final two holes had a little more excitement that numbers alone can reveal.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Every loudmouth from Yarmouth and Masshole from Athol has descended on The Country Club this week, when 14 golfers in the U.S. Open field will face the American public for the first time since defecting to an upstart, Saudi Arabian-backed tour.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Facts and figures for the 122nd U.S. Open golf championship:
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Billy Horschel is more concerned with the way he is playing than the size of his lead in the Memorial. Either way, he's in good shape going into the final round.
On a Muirfield Village course that is getting increasingly firmer, Horschel hasn't made a bogey since the 10th hole of his opening round.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jon Rahm is ready to start over at the Memorial as tempting as it is to look back.
That last shot he hit at Muirfield Village was tapping in for par on the 18th hole that gave him a six-shot lead and a place in the tournament record book for sharing the lowest 54-hole lead.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — There was no Southern charm to Southern Hills for the world's No. 1 player.
Scottie Scheffler was scrambling all day in the first round of the PGA Championship, finding bunkers or water, and landing behind trees.
A capsule look at 10 top contenders for the 104th PGA Championship, to be played May 19-22 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma (listed in predicted order of finish):
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — Jon Rahm pulled out of a four-way tie with a 12-foot birdie putt on the 14th hole and then held on with pars for a 2-under 69 and a one-shot victory Sunday in the Mexico Open.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — Jon Rahm could have done without the stress he faced over the final two hours in the Mexico Open. It still was worth it to pick up his first victory since the U.S. Open last summer.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — Jon Rahm birdied the last two par 5s and got some help from a couple of poor chips by Cameron Champ to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Mexico Open.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — Jon Rahm faced the wind and handled it just as well Friday in the Mexico Open, making eight birdies on his way to a 5-under 66 that staked the world's No. 2 player to a two-shot lead over Alex Smalley.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — Jon Rahm is the biggest star in the Mexico Open and he lived up to his billing Thursday, chipping in for birdie and making a late eagle putt for a 7-under 64 and a six-way share of the lead in the first round.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele played the back nine in 8-under 28 and shot a 12-under 60 in best-ball play Saturday to shatter the Zurich Classic three-round record at 29 under and stretch their lead to five strokes.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — It’s been 25 years since Tiger Woods famously won the first of his five Masters titles, so it would seem only natural that other players seek his advice on how to play Augusta National.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jon Rahm lost his match and still made it to the weekend. Scottie Scheffler needed only 14 holes to win his match against Matt Fitzpatrick, and then six more to beat him in a playoff.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jon Rahm plays so much during the West Coast swing that he could never find room in his schedule for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Now he has 1.5 million reasons to make his debut at Bay Hill.
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Jon Rahm was voted as the European tour’s player of the year for the second time in three seasons on Wednesday.
The top-ranked Spaniard won the 2021 award after a year in which he captured his first major — the U.S.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to the threat of a rival league, the list of players keeps growing. British Open champion Collin Morikawa, the No. 2 player in the world, is the latest to say he's not interested.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler outlasted Ryder Cup teammate Patrick Cantlay on the third hole of a playoff Sunday in the WM Phoenix Open, making a 25-foot birdie putt that had just enough momentum to tumble in.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Top-ranked Jon Rahm starred at Arizona State and lives in the Valley of the Sun. He's still trying to put it all together in the WM Phoenix Open.
“It’s always a week I look forward to,” Rahm said Wednesday after playing nine holes in the pro-am with Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Phil Mickelson claims the “obnoxious greed” of the PGA Tour and its ownership of media rights is why players are tempted by the prospects of rival tours, such as one backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, Golf Digest reported.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Will Zalatoris and Jason Day charged past Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas on Friday at Torrey Pines to share the third-round lead at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Zalatoris posted the day's best round with a 7-under 65, and two-time Farmers champion Day shot a 67.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Top-ranked Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas made the birdies they needed to keep pace on the easier North Course at Torrey Pines on Thursday and shared the lead with hard-charging Adam Schenk after two rounds of the Farmers Insurance Open.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Top-ranked Jon Rahm closed with an eagle on the tougher South Course at Torrey Pines for a 6-under 66 on Wednesday, trailing leader Billy Horschel by three strokes after the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Billy Casper and Mickey Wright were undeniable homegrown greats. Phil Mickelson is clearly San Diego's most accomplished and beloved golfer of the modern era, and Tiger Woods has racked up a slew of memorable wins at Torrey Pines in his home state.
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Rahm is back in the California desert for The American Express after a two-year break. It feels as though the top-ranked Spaniard never left his Arizona home.
“I would say the demographic might be a little bit older here, but it pretty much is the Scottsdale of California,” Rahm said Wednesday.
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The scoreboard was filled with red numbers under par after the first round, all of them reaching double digits, the leading score at 59.
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Cameron Smith has a place in the PGA Tour record book for finishing 34-under par, the lowest of anyone in history. Just as important as a number to the unassuming Australian is a name.
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — No one ever finished more under par in PGA Tour history than Cameron Smith, and he never could appreciate it until his final birdie putt Sunday in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Jon Rahm sees only one possibility if he wants to start the new year with a win and that's to try to birdie as many holes as he can at Kapalua in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — All it took was one round for the new year to feel like the end of last season on the PGA Tour.
Cameron Smith of Australia opened the Sentry Tournament of Champions with a pair of long eagle putts and to offset an early bogey for an 8-under 65 and a one-shot lead at Kapalua.