OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Nick Grabelcik played 38 holes to win three matches Friday, sending the North Florida sophomore into the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur at Oakmont.
Coming off a superb freshman year that included three wins and a spot in the Palmer Cup, Grabelcik is one match away from an exemption to the Masters and U.S.
KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — The LPGA Tour is about two-thirds of the way through its season, and the last of the five majors is next week in Scotland. Missing thus far is the usual dominance of South Korea.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Abraham Ancer of Mexico won the FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, beating Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and Sam Burns with a 6-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole of a playoff.
KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Just over three weeks ago, Hideki Matsuyama was in isolation for COVID-19 and desperate to record a negative test to have any chance of competing in his home Olympics.
Even when he cleared that hurdle, it was a matter of building endurance for stifling heat and shedding rust from not having played a full tournament since the U.S.
KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Xander Schauffele has been pointing to the Olympics ever since he began his rise into the elite of American golf three years ago.
Now that he's here, in the country where his mother was raised and enjoying an Olympic experience his father could only dream about, he is trying to treat this like any other week.
KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Justin Thomas is playing in his first Olympics and it all feels so familiar.
Thomas played another practice round with his fellow Americans — two of them, anyway, with Patrick Reed a late arrival as an alternate.
KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — They keep telling themselves the Olympics is no different from any other golf tournament because anything else would only make it harder on Sungjae Im and Si Woo Kim.
It's already tough to ignore the perks of winning a medal.
KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Somewhere between bringing a Masters green jacket home to Japan and trying to give the host nation an Olympic gold medal in golf, Hideki Matsuyama began to wonder if he would even get the chance to play.
KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — No fans. Barely any media, either. But yes, that was Hideki Matsuyama strolling down the fairways for an Olympic practice round Sunday that barely anyone noticed.
The Masters champion played the front nine at Kasumigaseki Country Club, then hit the driving range for more than an hour as he prepares for the tournament, which starts Thursday.
In a year of firsts in the majors, Collin Morikawa might have topped them all.
His performance over four days at the British Open was unlike anything seen at Royal St. George's, even in such ideal weather for the English coast.
The Masters green jacket had been in his possession for just over three weeks and Dustin Johnson already was looking ahead at more major titles.
U.S. Open champion. Masters champion. Two-time major champion.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Lucas Glover made his third straight birdie and knew winning the John Deere Classic was in reach with a one-shot lead and four holes to go.
But this was not the time to be thinking about ending 10 years without a PGA Tour trophy.
Unlike golf's return to the Olympics in 2016 after a century-long absence, the sport won't be a mystery to the host nation this time around. No one had to build a new golf course in Japan that was suitable for the elite players.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Inbee Park of South Korea had not faced top competition in two months because of a thumb injury and was under pressure to give up her spot to another player for powerhouse South Korea.
Chase Koepka is getting his chance to play in the Travelers Championship — a year late.
The brother of four-time major champion Brooks Koepka earned his way into the tournament last year in the Monday qualifier.
Along with raising the profile of one of the LPGA Tour's oldest majors, KPMG this week is launching a program that has been sorely lacking in women's golf.
“KPMG Performance Insights” essentially gives the LPGA Tour a wide array of data and statistics that will give players a better understanding what parts of their games need improvement, and help the media work the analytics into stories.
1919 — Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman wins the women’s U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championship with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Marion Zinderstein.
1932 — Jack Sharkey scores a 15-round split decision over Max Schmeling to win the world heavyweight title in New York.
NAIRN, Scotland (AP) — Laird Shepherd of England delivered a stunning comeback to win the British Amateur, going from 8 down through 17 holes to a victory over Monty Scowsill in 38 holes on Saturday.
1910 — Alex Smith wins the U.S. Open by beating John McDermont and Macdonald Smith in an 18-hole playoff at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Smith beats McDermont by four strokes and Macdonald Smith by six.
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentine golfer Ángel Cabrera was extradited from Brazil to his homeland on Tuesday to face trial on charges he assaulted three former partners.
The 51-year-old Cabrera, who has won both the Masters and the U.S.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Among the congratulations that poured in for Phil Mickelson becoming the oldest major champion in golf was a video tweet from Jack Nicklaus, who is still good at math.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Standing on the 18th tee with a two-shot lead in a championship he refused to imagine himself winning, Phil Mickelson took one last violent swing with a driver — the club that betrayed him 15 years earlier in the U.S.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The golf at the Ocean Course was thrilling, the images spectacular, the fans raucous in support of popular champion Phil Mickelson and the players generally admiring of the challenging seaside layout.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen is in position at the PGA Championship to win his second career major — again.
Oosthuizen shot a steady 4-under 68 for a share of the lead with Phil Mickelson at 5-under 139 through two rounds at the Ocean Course.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times local):
Top-ranked Dustin Johnson's run of poor form continued in the opening round of the PGA Championship.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — For Rory McIlroy, winning didn't take care of everything.
McIlroy missed the cut at The Players Championship, then admitted he messed up his swing trying to keep up with long-hitting Bryson DeChambeau.
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Now that Sam Burns has figured out how to turn an early lead into a victory, it's already time to try again.
Burns birdied six of his last eight holes Friday for a 10-under 62 and a two-stroke lead over Alex Noren at 17 under after the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson.
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Jordan Spieth had his longest stretch all day of mere pars — a whopping four holes — on the besieged new home course of the AT&T Byron Nelson when the local favorite stepped over a 55-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th.
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama has the simple goal of getting his game back in shape at the AT&T Byron Nelson, his first tournament since becoming the first Japanese player to win the Masters...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Spieth returns to competition after four weeks off following the Masters. That wasn’t the plan.
COVID-19 wasn’t part of the plan, either.
Spieth revealed Tuesday that he tested positive for the coronavirus the second week after the Masters, which is what kept him from playing the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook two weeks ago...
Zach Johnson had quick success after a long road to the PGA Tour. He won as a rookie and reached the Tour Championship in Atlanta, where one of the perks was attending a ceremony to watch Jay Haas accept the Payne Stewart Award.
1927 — Tommy Armour wins the U.S. Open with a three-stroke victory over Harry Cooper in a playoff.
1946 — Lloyd Mangrum edges Byron Nelson and Vic Ghezzi to win the U.S. Open by one stroke in a 36-hole playoff.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Ed Sneed sat on a sofa in Butler Cabin at Augusta National looking as though he didn't know what hit him.
He had a three-shot lead with three holes to play in the 1979 Masters and didn't do anything horribly wrong, except nothing went right.
Time and distance heals all wounds.
So, too, Sergio Garcia found out, does changing diapers.
And hooking up with Ben Crenshaw to win a golf tournament.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The only thunder was on the ground, not in the sky, a series of ear-splitting roars for Patrick Reed and his two eagles, Rory McIlroy and his final birdie, and everyone else who tried desperately to keep up with them in the Masters.
Rory McIlroy took off the final three months of the year to heal his body and clear his mind, and he appears eager to get back to work.
With a series of announcements over the last week, McIlroy revealed what likely will be his most ambitious schedule ahead of Augusta National in the 10 years he has been eligible for the Masters.
Fred Ridley began serving as the seventh Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament on Monday.
It was announced in August that Ridley would take over for Billy Payne, who retired after serving as the chairman since 2006.
Billy Payne, the chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament announced he is retiring at the beginning of the Club season on Oct. 16.
Payne, 69, has served as Chairman since May 21, 2006.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Sergio Garcia received more notes last week than Santa Claus in December, all of them stating some form of “yes, you can,” even though throughout his career the message he kept hearing was “no, you can’t.”
AUGUSTA — The leaderboard is crowded at the top. The conditions are expected to be the best they've been all week. There's no shortage of storylines among the players in the hunt.
And it's a Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club, where the 81st Masters Tournament is primed for a frantic sprint to the finish with one of sport's most treasured prizes waiting at the end.
AUGUSTA — Jason Day was due for some good news.
After an emotional stretch during which his mother had surgery to treat her lung cancer and he withdrew from the WGC Match Play to be there for the procedure, the good news arrived.
AUGUSTA — The severe weather may have ruined a couple of golfers' practice rounds, but at the same time, some golfers suggested a little less practice might make perfect when it comes to preparing for the Masters.
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Darren Clarke launched the Ryder Cup trophy tour from Royal Portrush Golf Club in his native Northern Ireland on Tuesday, and the European captain had a spring in his step.
ATLANTA (AP) — The volatility of the points system in the FedEx Cup plays is evident at the top of the standings.
Billy Horschel and Hunter Mahan each had ordinary seasons on the PGA Tour and won at the right time — Mahan at The Barclays, Horschel at the BMW Championship.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Bubba Watson has never been so happy at the Memorial. It helps to be in the lead.
Watson ran off three straight birdies on the front nine to overtake Paul Casey and wound up with his third straight round in the 60s on Saturday, a 3-under 69 that gave him a one-shot lead at Muirfield Village and a chance to win for the third time this year.