Patrick Cantlay
Scottie Scheffler is the first American to mathematically clinch a spot on the Ryder Cup team. Brooks Koepka could be right behind him.
Professional golf rarely has been this divided and there is no simple solution. It was always going to be a hot topic at the U.S. Open.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tiger Woods won’t be at the Wells Fargo Championship, but his caddie will.

Or, rather, his former caddie.
Jon Rahm is back to No. 1 in the world and looking very much the part. He won the Genesis Invitational with a 69 in the final round at Riviera.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Rahm returned to No. 1 in the world Sunday by winning the Genesis Invitational with a performance that left no doubt who’s playing the best golf.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The WM Phoenix Open has a huge new purse and star-packed field as golf’s biggest party kicks off Super Bowl week in the Valley of the Sun.


Site: Scottsdale, Arizona.

Course: TPC Scottsdale. Yardage: 7,261. Par: 71.

Prize money: $20 million. Winner’s share: $3.6 million.


Site: La Quinta, California.

Courses: PGA West-Pete Dye Stadium (Yardage: 7,187. Par: 72); PGA West-Nicklaus Tournament (Yardage: 7,147.
Jordan Spieth and Tom Kim have been neighbors in Dallas for the last several month without really knowing each other. Kim even is using Spieth’s longtime swing coach.
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Patrick Cantlay reads as much as anyone in golf, usually deep-think topics such as “Why We Sleep” or the Winston Churchill trilogy.
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — He was listed as Joohyung Kim when he played in the 2020 PGA Championship at Harding Park as an 18-year-old, and when he nearly won the Genesis Scottish Open last summer on a sponsor exemption.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tom Kim still didn’t have PGA Tour status two months ago. Now he’s a two-time winner being mentioned in the same space as Tiger Woods and is the highest-ranked Asian player in the world.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tom Kim closed with a 5-under 67 and completed a bogey-free week in Las Vegas to win the Shriners Children’s Open when Patrick Cantlay fell apart on the final hole Sunday.
Patrick Cantlay was on the verge of a 59 in Las Vegas. He missed his 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole and had to settle for a 60.


Site: Las Vegas

Course: TPC Summerlin. Yardage: 7,255. Par: 71.

Prize money: $8 million. Winner’s share: $1,440,000
THE SCORE: United States 4, International 1.
The Americans have the stronger team and they looked the part at the Presidents Cup. Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay improved to 5-0 in foursomes.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele, United States, def. Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama, International, 6 and 5.
The Americans are big favorites in the Presidents Cup. And it might be a matter of protecting against overconfidence.
ATLANTA (AP) — Scottie Scheffler has experienced so much new this year. He won his first PGA Tour title in Phoenix. He won his first major at Augusta National.


Site: Atlanta.

Course: East Lake GC. Yardage: 7,346. Par: 70.

Prize money: $75 million FedEx Cup bonus. Winner’s share: $18 million.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay won another thriller Sunday in the BMW Championship, getting a great bounce on the 17th hole that set up a short birdie and led to a 2-under 69 and a one-shot victory over Scott Stallings.
Patrick Cantlay is a winner again at the BMW Championship in another thriller. The only difference this year is he won’t be going to the Tour Championship as the No. 1 seed with a two-shot head start.
Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele play practice rounds just about every tournament. The stakes will be a little higher in the BMW Championship their next time together.
Getting to the Tour Championship isn’t all that’s at stake in the second FedEx Cup playoff event. The BMW Championship also is the final event to earn one of six spots on the U.S. team and eight spots on the International team for the Presidents Cup next month.


Site: Wilmington, Delaware.

Prize money: $15 million. Winner’s share: $2.7 million.
DETROIT (AP) — Tony Finau ran away with the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday at Detroit Golf Club to become the first PGA Tour player in three years to win consecutive regular-season events.
DETROIT (AP) — Tony Finau has changed the conversation about him in less than a calendar year.

Finau ran away with the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday at Detroit Golf Club to become the first player in three years to win consecutive PGA Tour events in the regular season.
The Rocket Mortgage Classic, nestled between the British Open and FedEx Cup playoffs, could have been a tournament to skip for all of the world’s best players.