SHEYBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Ever since the Europeans started winning Ryder Cups in bunches, various brain trusts from the American side have tried to figure out ways to turn the tables.
They’ve made pods, studied pairings like they were complicated algorithms, and added so many assistant captains that you half expected Phil Mickelson to walk out and play a few shots as he followed Bryson DeChambeau around at Whistling Straits.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau was so excited about making the last Ryder Cup team that he went out and bought a new pingpong paddle to bring with him to France. Patrick Reed celebrated the 2016 U.S.
Tiger Woods won’t be at Whistling Straits this week, for obvious reasons. Phil Mickelson will, but for the first time since 1995, he won’t hit a shot in the Ryder Cup.
The storyline in the Ryder Cup hasn’t changed, but the marquee players have — at least when it comes to the beleaguered U.S.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Jim Knous shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Maverick McNealy after three rounds in the Fortinet Championship.
Knous had eight birdies, five on the front nine, then held on after a bogey on No.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Maverick McNealy overcame three consecutive bogeys and holed out from 74 yards for eagle on the last for an 8-under 64 and the second-round lead Friday in the Fortinet Championship.
ATLANTA (AP) — A season like no other in PGA Tour history ended with a one-of-a-kind feat. Over the final two weeks, Patrick Cantlay won the FedEx Cup by beating the U.S. Open champions.
ATLANTA (AP) — Phil Mickelson is returning for his 13th consecutive Ryder Cup, this time without his clubs.
Mickelson fills out the roster of five assistant captains to Steve Stricker for the American team that tries to win the cup back from Europe at Whistling Straits on Sept.
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.
With long odds of winning the British Open in his bid to capture golf's two oldest championships in the same year, Jon Rahm went down swinging.
He was five shots behind going into the last round, not insurmountable except that no one had come from that far back in Sunday at a major since Phil Mickelson in the 2013 British Open.
For a long time, the hardest thing about being a Louis Oosthuizen fan was figuring out how to pronounce his last name.
Now it’s figuring out what’s going on inside his mind.
Two major championships seemingly his for the asking in the space of a month.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — A brief look at the opening round Thursday of the British Open at Royal St. George's:
LEADING: Louis Oosthuizen at 6-under 64, his lowest score in a major.
Phil Mickelson must have walked off Royal St. George's and wondered what hit him.
The opening round Thursday in the British Open was accommodating enough for 47 players to post scores in the 60s, led by Louis Oosthuizen at 6-under 64.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — A brief look at the British Open, which starts Thursday:
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.
A capsule look at the previous 14 times the British Open was at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, England:
Phil Mickelson's diet these days appears to consist of coffee and low-hanging fruit.
And it's turning into quite a feast.
The early summer months on the PGA Tour should be on the sleepy side as players recharge from the U.S.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers says he has spent this offseason focusing on improving himself in every respect, and that goes beyond making sure he’s in top physical shape.
Rodgers skipped Green Bay's mandatory minicamp last month amid reports that he doesn't want to return to the Packers.
DETROIT (AP) — Phil Mickelson created a buzz at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, flip-flopping on his plans to return, and Bryson DeChambeau left lingering questions about parting ways with his caddie.
DETROIT (AP) — Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama was withdrawn from the Rocket Mortgage Classic after testing positive for COVID-19.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Phil Mickelson has had his share of success at TPC River Highlands, winning twice back when the PGA Tour event was still called the Greater Hartford Open.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — LEADING: Russell Henley and 48-year-old Richard Brand, both at 5 under 137.
JUST BEHIND: Louis Oosthuizen and Matthew Wolff, a shot back at 138. Bubba Watson and Jon Rahm were at 3-under 139.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):
Russell Henley and England's Richard Bland share the lead going into the weekend at the U.S. Open. Both are at 5-under through two rounds, one shot ahead of Louis Oosthuizen and Matthew Wolff.
By mid-afternoon, cell phones throughout the 858 area code were buzzing.
The third time one went off in the gallery behind him, Phil Mickelson stepped away from his tee shot at No.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — CLUBHOUSE LEADER: Russell Henley had a 4-under 67.
CLUBHOUSE TRAILERS: Francesco Molinari and Rafa Cabrera Bello at 68.
ON THE COURSE: Louis Oosthuizen was at 4 under with two holes remaining when the first round was suspended by darkness.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Phil Mickelson backed off his shot and asked for quiet after a phone went off in the gallery. Exasperated, he stepped back a second time when it happened again.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The jangled nerves were almost too much for Yuka Saso, and she didn't even have a putter in her hand with the U.S. Women's Open on the line.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Torrey Pines has had its share of conflict over the years involving some of the top players in golf. Just not during such a taxing major as the U.S. Open.
Think back to 2003 at the Buick Invitational when Phil Mickelson was quoted in a magazine interview as saying Tiger Woods played with inferior equipment and was the only player good enough to overcome “the equipment he's stuck with.”
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Phil Mickelson accepted a special exemption from the USGA with reason to believe this might be his last shot to finally win a U.S. Open.
Now he gets five more years, courtesy of his stunning victory last month at the PGA Championship that made him the oldest winner in 161 years of the majors.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Here are the courses that held a PGA Tour event and a major championship in the same year. Only two rounds were played at Pebble Beach and three rounds on the South Course at Torrey Pines for PGA Tour events:
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jordan Spieth has started playing well again just about everywhere he goes. He has always felt comfortable close to home at Colonial, where he is in the lead.
PGA champion Phil Mickelson was headed home to California after he bogeyed two of his last three holes, missing the cut at the Charles Schwab Challenge by one stroke.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Phil Mickelson kept hearing congratulatory words as he made his way around Colonial, and there was a huge roar from the crowd when the PGA Championship winner made a long putt to finish his round.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Phil Mickelson allowed himself to get distracted for a couple of days after his victory at the PGA Championship, taking some time to relish the historic achievement of becoming the oldest player to win a major.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The next edition of The Match will feature PGA stars Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau along with NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
The celebrity fundraising competition will be held at the Reserve golf course at Moonlight Basin in Montana on July 6 and will be televised on TNT starting at 5 p.m.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — From Ryder Cup captains past and present to former winners at Southern Hills, the Senior PGA Championship offers a mix of inspiration and motivation all because of one eligible player who chose not to join them.
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) — PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh has apologized to winner Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka for fans rushing onto the 18th hole at the PGA Championship on Sunday.
After Mickelson's approach landed on the 18th green, spectators rushed past the ropes, marshals and security at the Ocean Course, quickly swarming the competitors as they played the 72nd hole.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Phil Mickelson has an imagination few in golf have possessed, along with a skill set that allows him to see shots no one else can.
One year at The Players Championship, he was in a bunker blocked by trees with no way forward except to go around them.
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) — If Brooks Koepka was rattled by the pressure of trying to win his fifth major championship while getting at best measured support from a rowdy pro-Phil Mickelson gallery, his expressionless face and implacable body language didn't show it.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A brief look at the final round Sunday of the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island:
WINNER: Phil Mickelson closed with a 1-over 73 for a two-shot victory and at age 50 became the oldest major champion in golf history.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Brooks Koepka would've loved watching the end of Phil Mickelson's historic win at the PGA Championship.
But Koepka said his surgically repaired knee hurt too badly after the wild scene on the 18th hole.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The pandemonium closed in around Phil Mickelson as he walked toward the 18th green at Kiawah Island, where thousands upon thousands of euphoric fans wanted a piece of the history he delivered Sunday in the PGA Championship.
The most trouble Phil Mickelson had all day was working his way through a mob of fans to get to the 18th green, raising his hand in triumph when he finally broke through. Just what he was thinking behind his massive sunglasses was hard to tell, though it was clear by the delirious uproar around him what everyone else thought.
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) — The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times local):
Phil Mickelson has made history at the PGA Championship as the oldest, at 50, winner in major championship history.