• A medal for Korea's Si Woo Kim and Sungjae Im is about more than glory and country

    A medal for Korea's Si Woo Kim and Sungjae Im is about more than glory and country
    KAWAGOE, Japan – There is no shortage of reasons to want to represent your country in the Olympics, but for Si Woo Kim and Sungjae Im this week’s golf competition is about more than glory and country.Kim and Im, who both skipped this month’s Open Championship in order to prepare for the Games, can earn an exemption from two years of mandatory military service in South Korea by winning a medal in Tokyo.Olympic Men’s Competition: Full-field tee times | Full coverageAlthough
  • Bryson DeChambeau's former caddie opens up on split, what experience was like

    Bryson DeChambeau's former caddie opens up on split, what experience was like
    In a wide-ranging interview during Golf’s Subpar podcast, Bryson DeChambeau’s former caddie Tim Tucker opened up – briefly – on his split last month with DeChambeau and explained what it was like looping for one of the game’s most fascinating talents.Tucker, in a nearly hourlong conversation with hosts Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz, said that he regretted leaving the bag on the eve of the Rocket Mortgage Classic but added there isn’t any “animosity&rdq
  • Who to watch for the women's Olympic event? Here are nine players and storylines

    Who to watch for the women's Olympic event? Here are nine players and storylines
    Sixty female golfers can forever call themselves Olympians, but only three players by the end of next week will be able to call themselves Olympic medalists. Here are a few notable players who could earn that honor.-1-Nelly and Jessica KordaThe dream-team sisters are back in formation, ready to rep the red, white and blue in Tokyo, Japan. Jessica earned her sixth LPGA victory in January, winning the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions (including an 11-under 60 in Round 3)
  • Inside the field: Decorated resumes at the U.S. Senior Women's Open

    Inside the field: Decorated resumes at the U.S. Senior Women's Open
    There are 120 players in the field for this week's U.S. Senior Women's Open at Brooklawn Country Club, Fairfield, Connecticut. There are 58 qualifiers, 33 amateurs and 41 players making their championship debuts.Among those first-timers is three-time U.S. Women's Open champion Annika Sorenstam. But she is not alone in being a highly credentialed player competing this week.Here's a close look, inside the field, for this week's senior women's major championship.U.S. Senior Women’s Open
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  • Australia's Cameron Smith spices up mullet just for Olympics

    Australia's Cameron Smith spices up mullet just for Olympics
    KAWAGOE, Japan – When Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith teamed earlier this season to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the Australians enjoyed a viral moment when Leishman walked onto the first tee wearing a long, blonde wig. It was to honor his teammate’s famous mane.Smith continued the duo’s tradition this week in Japan by have the letters “AUS” shaved into the right side of his head to complete the mullet.Aussie Cam Smith is a few days away from Tokyo but he'
  • How Open champ Collin Morikawa celebrated with claret jug, before Olympics

    How Open champ Collin Morikawa celebrated with claret jug, before Olympics
    KAWAGOE, Japan – It was a tight turnaround for Collin Morikawa and the other athletes who competed two weeks ago at The Open before heading to Japan for this week’s Olympics, but the Champion Golfer of the Year did make the most of that time.Morikawa said he and caddie J.J. Jakovic celebrated Sunday night in England before catching a flight the next morning back to the United States.“We had some beers poured in [to the claret jug]. Couldn't tell you what kind. We were at the ho
  • Viktor Hovland on first meeting his Norwegian teammate: 'I hated him'

    Viktor Hovland on first meeting his Norwegian teammate: 'I hated him'
    KAWAGOE, Japan – As team chemistry goes, this wasn’t exactly what one would expect from Olympic countrymen.“I hated him,” Viktor Hovland smiled Tuesday at Kasumigaseki Country Club.Hovland was referring to his Norwegian teammate for this week’s Olympics, Kristian Johannessen. It all started when Hovland was deciding where he wanted to attend high school.Olympic Men’s Competition: Full-field tee times | Full coverage“We were playing a junior event in Spai
  • Tee times for Rds. 1 and 2 of men's Olympics; Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa grouped

    Tee times for Rds. 1 and 2 of men's Olympics; Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa grouped
    Here's a look at tee times for the 60-player field in the Olympic Men's Competition at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Tokyo, Japan, highlighted by the trio of Open champion Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy and Sungjae Im.(All tee times listed as ET; Tokyo is 13 hours ahead)Wednesday, July 286:30PM: Rikuya Hoshino (JPN), Thomas Pieters (BEL), Sepp Straka (AUT)6:41PM: Adri Arnaus (ESP), Sami Valimaki (FIN), Matthias Schwab (AUT)6:52PM: Sebastian Munoz (COL), Henrik Norlander (SWE), Joachim Ha
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  • Four Reasons why so many People want to Play Golf in 2021

    Four Reasons why so many People want to Play Golf in 2021
    Golf is one of the most popular sports to play on this planet, with approximately 60 million people participating in the sport on a regular basis. It is a sport that is known to bring people together, and it is an ideal game for people of all ages and all different abilities. From toddlers to old age pensioners, golf is suitable for almost everybody. 
    It is an extremely popular sport for many reasons. It gets people out of the house and allows them to play in the great outdoors. A lot of go
  • Storms, in wake of typhoon, could disrupt golf competitions in Olympics

    Storms, in wake of typhoon, could disrupt golf competitions in Olympics
    The men’s Olympic golf competition begins Thursday in Japan, after the expected arrival of a typhoon on Tuesday morning in the Tokyo vicinity.In U.S. terms, the incoming weather is a mid-grade tropical storm, according to Olympic officials.“It is a tropical storm of three grade out of five, so you shouldn’t be too much worried about that, but it is a typhoon in Japan interpretation,” Tokyo Games spokesman Masa Takaya said. “This is the weakest category, but this is
  • Elvira edges out Harding to claim Cazoo Open title

    Elvira edges out Harding to claim Cazoo Open title
    Spain’s Nacho Elvira defeated Justin Harding in a play-off at Celtic Manor  to win his first European Tour title at the Cazoo Open, a tournament formerly known as the Wales Open. 
    Elvira took a six-stroke lead into the final day on The Twenty Ten Course, but was caught by the chasing pack as Callum Shinkwin, Mikko Korhonen and Harding staked their claims for the title. Of those giving chase, Harding rose to the top as he signed for a 65 to set the clubhouse target at 16 unde
  • 119th Western Amateur primer: Players to watch, history, info

    119th Western Amateur primer: Players to watch, history, info
    The 119th Western Amateur will be contested Tuesday-Saturday at Glen View Club in Glenview, Illinois. Here is everything you need to know about one of amateur golf’s most prestigious events:FormatThe Western Amateur is considered the most grueling test in golf. The tournament begins with 36 holes of stroke play before the 156-player field is cut down to the top 44 and ties. The third day of competition features 36 more holes of stroke play, and then the top 16 players advance to match play
  • When Michael Jordan competed in Western Amateur, played with Phil Mickelson and got beat by 32

    When Michael Jordan competed in Western Amateur, played with Phil Mickelson and got beat by 32
    The Western Amateur is considered one of the most prestigious tournaments in amateur golf, attracting the best amateur players in the world since 1899. Tiger Woods won it, in 1994. So, too, did Jack Nicklaus (1961), Francis Ouimet (1917) and Chick Evans (eight times). Even the list of players who haven’t lifted its trophy is impressive: Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Michael Jordan…Yes, even Air Jordan is a Western alum.The Western Amateur has a his
  • Cameron Champ is the 3M Open champ after fighting off dehydration on back-nine

    Cameron Champ is the 3M Open champ after fighting off dehydration on back-nine
    BLAINE, Minn. — Cameron Champ fended off dehydration and crisply putted his way to a 5-under 66 on Sunday, winning the 3M Open by two strokes for his third career victory.The 26-year-old Champ had five birdies in a bogey-free round to finish at 15-under 269 at TPC Twin Cities. Louis Oosthuizen, Jhonattan Vegas and Charl Schwartzel tied for second.Oosthuizen shot 66, too, in a much stronger finish than the previous weekend at the British Open, where his 54-hole lead turned into a tie f
  • Dodd claims Senior Open with final hole birdie

    Dodd claims Senior Open with final hole birdie
    Stephen Dodd birdied the 72nd hole to secure a life-changing maiden Senior Major Championship in The Senior Open held at Sunningdale Golf Club
    The 55-year-old Welshman was tied with Spain’s Miguel Ángel Jiménez with one hole remaining, but played a sublime approach shot to ten feet before rolling in the birdie putt for a two under par 68 to reach 13 under par and finish one stroke clear of the Spaniard.
    Dodd showed a supreme display of front-running as he headed into the fina
  • Minjee Lee comes from seven behind to win Evian Championship

    Minjee Lee comes from seven behind to win Evian Championship
    Australian Minjee Lee secured her first Major title after beating Jeongeun Lee6 in a playoff at The Amundi Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club in France.
    The 25-year-old, who started the day seven strokes behind overnight leader Lee6, fired a final round of 64 to set the clubhouse lead of 18-under-par.
    With three consecutive birdies to close her round, Lee6 forced a playoff which took place on the par-five 18th where both leaders hit the fairway with their tee shots. Lee hit t
  • Nacho Elvira overcomes collapse for playoff win at Cazoo Open, memorializes slain golfer

    Nacho Elvira overcomes collapse for playoff win at Cazoo Open, memorializes slain golfer
    NEWPORT, Wales — Nacho Elvira squandered a six-shot overnight lead in the Wales Open and bogeyed the 18th hole before rallying to beat Justin Harding in a playoff to win his first European Tour title on Sunday.Elvira dedicated his victory to Spanish golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena, who was murdered in 2018.Harding three-putted the first extra hole, the par-five 18th, to gift victory to Elvira, who had earlier made the same mistake when a closing par would have secured the title at Celt
  • Rahm and DeChambeau to miss Olympics after testing positive for Covid

    Rahm and DeChambeau to miss Olympics after testing positive for Covid
    World No.1 Jon Rahm and 2020 US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau are to miss this week’s golf event at the Olympic Games after both players tested positive for Covid-19.
    DeChambeau tested positive before leaving the United States for Tokyo and has been replaced by Patrick Reed. Rahm tested positive for the last of three PCR tests he took ahead of his arrival in Japan, and will also miss out on a chance of winning a medal, for which he was strongly fancied. No Spanish player was available to
  • Patrick Reed on last-minute Olympics call: 'A duty of mine to go'

    Patrick Reed on last-minute Olympics call: 'A duty of mine to go'
    When Patrick Reed stepped into the scoring area Saturday afternoon at TPC Twin Cities, he was informed that he had a message waiting for him from Andy Levinson, executive director of the USA Golf Federation.Reed didn’t waste any time calling back.“I knew being first man up that I was going to have that potential of getting that call and go represent our country,” said Reed, who quickly accepted the invite onto Team USA’s four-player roster for Tokyo after Bryson DeCh
  • Stephen Dodd holds off Miguel Angel Jimenez and Darren Clarke to win The Senior Open

    Stephen Dodd holds off Miguel Angel Jimenez and Darren Clarke to win The Senior Open
    SUNNINGDALE, England — Stephen Dodd birdied the final hole to win the Senior British Open by one stroke on Sunday, holding off challenges from Miguel Angel Jimenez and Darren Clarke to secure his first major title.The 55-year-old Welshman closed with a 2-under 68 at Sunningdale for a four-day total of 13-under 267.Jimenez, the 2018 winner, shot 65 to finish at 12 under, while Clarke (67) was another shot behind.Full-field scores from The Senior Open ChampionshipDodd equaled the low ro
  • 'Has a nice ring to it': Minjee Lee a major champion after Evian playoff victory

    'Has a nice ring to it': Minjee Lee a major champion after Evian playoff victory
    As she raised the Amundi Evian Championship trophy, Minjee Lee was speechless. After seven years on the LPGA and five wins, she could finally call herself a major champion. “I been waiting for this for so long. It just feels unreal to have won,” said Lee, who started her round on Sunday seven shots behind leader Jeongeun Lee6.Eighteen holes and seven birdies later, Lee finished her round as the clubhouse leader by one shot at 18 under.“I played really well to get
  • Yealimi Noh draws positives from Evian Championship close-call

    Yealimi Noh draws positives from Evian Championship close-call
    When Yealimi Noh walked down the 18th fairway at the Amundi Evian Championship, she thought she would be nervous. Her drive had leaked right and ended up in thick rough with no chance to hit the green on the reachable par-5. A birdie for Noh on No. 18 would force a playoff with clubhouse leader Minjee Lee, who shot 7-under 64 to get in at 18 under.But during this time of intense pressure, Noh was calm as ever.“I'm really good at calming my heart down,” she said. “You can f
  • Jon Rahm withdraws from Olympics after another COVID-19 positive test

    Jon Rahm withdraws from Olympics after another COVID-19 positive test
    The field for the Olympic golf competition took another hit Sunday when the International Golf Federation announced that world No. 1 Jon Rahm had withdrawn from the event after testing positive for COVID-19.It was the second coronavirus-related withdrawal following Bryson DeChambeau’s positive test Saturday.Because of the limited time for a replacement to comply with the health protocols, the Spanish Olympic Committee did not name a replacement. Instead, the IGF will replace Rahm with the
  • Nicholas Dunlap, 17, wins U.S. Junior Amateur Championship over Cohen Trolio

    Nicholas Dunlap, 17, wins U.S. Junior Amateur Championship over Cohen Trolio
    PINEHURST, N.C. — Nicholas Dunlap won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship on Saturday at The Country Club of North Carolina, beating Cohen Trolio 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final.The 17-year-old Dunlap, from Huntsville, Alabama, won three straight holes to take control and finished off the 18-year-old Trolio, from West Point, Mississippi, with a par win on the par-3 34th.In calm conditions on the tree-lined Dogwood Course, Dunlap tied it with a birdie on the par-5 27th, took the lead wit
  • Cameron Tringale holds 54-hole lead at 3M Open with many looming behind

    Cameron Tringale holds 54-hole lead at 3M Open with many looming behind
    BLAINE, Minn. — Cameron Tringale made a short par putt on the treacherous par-5 18th hole at the 3M Open for a 5-under 66 and a one-stroke lead Saturday over Gary Woodland and Maverick McNealy.Tringale, who tied for third last year at the TPC Twin Cities, eagled the par-5 12th and had three birdies in a bogey-free round. Winless on the PGA Tour, the 33-year-old topped the crowded leaderboard at 12-under 201.Woodland overcame a double bogey on No. 1 with birdies on five of his next six hole
  • Gary Woodland's slice at the 3M Open became one of the most impressive pars you'll see

    Gary Woodland's slice at the 3M Open became one of the most impressive pars you'll see
    Gary Woodland hit a slice that you usually only see on a public course - but the fact that he salvaged par after his slice is nothing short of a miracle. On TPC Twin Cities' par-5 18th, Woodland's tee shot went so far right it avoided the body of water adjacent to the fairway and landed in the rough. The 3M Open's finishing hole, considered one of the hardest on the PGA Tour, has put 28 balls in the water throughout the first three days of the tournament. But Woodland's shot was j
  • Stephen Dodd surges into Senior Open lead with blistering 62 at Sunningdale

    Stephen Dodd surges into Senior Open lead with blistering 62 at Sunningdale
    SUNNINGDALE, England – Stephen Dodd shot an outstanding 8-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Senior Open Championship on Saturday.The 55-year-old Welshman made four birdies on the first five holes and nine on the day at Sunningdale. He dropped a shot on the 10th, but his otherwise stellar performance had him on 11-under 199.Jerry Kelly, 54, was two shots back after carding a 68 and Day 2 leader Darren Clarke (70) slipped three strokes off the lead in the final sen
  • Eyeing second LPGA win - and second major - Jeonguen Lee6 could set a record

    Eyeing second LPGA win - and second major - Jeonguen Lee6 could set a record
    Jeongeun Lee6 extended her lead to five shots on Saturday at the Amundi Evian Championship and has a chance to break In Gee Chun’s record for the lowest major score in relation to par. Chun shot 21 under to win the 2016 Evian Championship.Despite a shakier start to her third round – even par through 10 holes – compared to the first two days, Lee6 had luck on her side, holing out from 88 yards on the par-4 11th.Lee6 birdied the 15th hole to go 3&nbs
  • Eyeing second LPGA win - and second major - Jeongeun Lee6 could set a record

    Eyeing second LPGA win - and second major - Jeongeun Lee6 could set a record
    Jeongeun Lee6 extended her lead to five shots on Saturday at the Amundi Evian Championship and has a chance to break In Gee Chun’s record for the lowest major score in relation to par. Chun shot 21 under to win the 2016 Evian Championship.Despite a shakier start to her third round – even par through 10 holes – compared to the first two days, Lee6 had luck on her side, holing out from 88 yards on the par-4 11th.Lee6 birdied the 15th hole to go 3&nbs
  • Noh stopping now: Yealimi wraps up eigth-straight week with shot at a major

    Noh stopping now: Yealimi wraps up eigth-straight week with shot at a major
    Saturday, for the most part, was frustratingly blah for Yealimi Noh. She had made three birdies and two bogeys through her first 15 holes in the third round of the Amundi Evian Championship, falling eight strokes back of leader Jeonguen Lee6.“I think I was kind of like in a rut, I guess, like hitting my iron shots. After the turn I wasn't hitting it as well, especially on – when my ball is above my feet, I was having a little trouble. I was pushing it and pulling it, so I couldn
  • As Rickie Fowler drops out of 3M lead, Adam Hadwin and Ryan Armour now share it

    As Rickie Fowler drops out of 3M lead, Adam Hadwin and Ryan Armour now share it
    BLAINE, Minn. — Adam Hadwin missed the weekend cuts in his last three tournaments, continuing a disappointing stretch as he dropped to 120th in the FedEx Cup standings.The 33-year-old Canadian has put himself in position to get back in contention for the playoffs with a strong run at the 3M Open.Hadwin shot a 6-under 65 on Friday for a share of the lead with Ryan Armour at 10-under 132. Armour shot 65.“I drove it really well today,” Hadwin said. “Wasn’t in any troub
  • Three standout amateurs make the cut in the Amundi Evian Championship

    Three standout amateurs make the cut in the Amundi Evian Championship
    Three standout amateurs made the cut at the Amundi Evian Championship out of the six total amateurs in the field.Those three are No. 1 ranked amateur Rose Zhang, French star Pauline Roussin-Bouchard who is ranked 6th on the World Amateur Golf Rankings but held the No. 1 spot for 34 weeks in 2020, and the 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur Champion Tsubasa Kajitani.Zhang won the U.S Girls Junior Championship on July 17 to become the first player to win the U.S. Women's Amateur
  • Darren Clarke halfway home to adding Senior Open title to claret jug

    Darren Clarke halfway home to adding Senior Open title to claret jug
    SUNNINGDALE, England – Darren Clarke isn’t getting ahead of himself after two good rounds at The Senior Open Championship.The Northern Irishman shot a 3-under 67 on Friday after posting an opening 65 at Sunningdale and holds a one-shot lead after 36 holes.Clarke won The Open in 2011 at Royal St. George’s and could become just the fourth player to win both tournaments.“Certainly, I would love to have this trophy sitting behind the claret jug,” said Clarke, who i
  • Gaby Lopez carries flag for Mexico in Olympics' Opening Ceremony

    Gaby Lopez carries flag for Mexico in Olympics' Opening Ceremony
    Gaby Lopez told Golf Channel's Amy Rogers earlier this year that no event was bigger to her than the Olympics.“That’s my ultimate goal, being able to peak at that week,” Lopez said in January about the Games. “That’s what my schedule is going to be played around, being rested, being prepared, in time to play well that week.”While there is an LPGA major being contested this week in France, Lopez is in Tokyo, Japan, and on Friday she helped carry her country's f
  • Good luck charms and spectating prove successful for P. Anannarukan and A. Jutanugarn

    Good luck charms and spectating prove successful for P. Anannarukan and A. Jutanugarn
    Thai players Pajaree Anannarukarn and Ariya Jutanugarn pressed Evian Championship leader Jeongeun Lee6 on Friday, shooting 65 and 63, respectively. Both players are tied at 12 under par and three shots behind Lee6, who fired a major record-tying 61 in the morning.Jutanugarn teed off five hours after Lee6 and watched Lee6's round from start to finish. “The way she plays is so impressive,” said Jutanugarn. “She made, like, everything and it's a major so the course is so toug
  • Lauren Stephenson overcomes rough start to stay within shouting distance at Evian

    Lauren Stephenson overcomes rough start to stay within shouting distance at Evian
    Lauren Stephenson worked hard to chase leader Jeoneun Lee6 after a shaky start on Friday at The Amundi Evian Championship.“I had missed one fairway by a foot and so I felt like I really wasn't doing anything too bad,” said Stephenson who was 2 over par after four holes in her second round, including a “frustrating three-putt” on No. 2.After making her first birdie on the par-3 eighth, Stephenson capitalized on her back nine with three birdies to shoot a bogey-free 33
  • Jeongeun Lee6 ties major record, shooting 10-under 61 at Evian Championship

    Jeongeun Lee6 ties major record, shooting 10-under 61 at Evian Championship
    Jeongeun Lee6 birdied her last two holes at the Amundi Evian Championship on Friday to shoot 10-under 61 and tie Hyo Joo Kim – who shot 61 in the first round of the 2014 Evian – for the lowest score ever shot in a major by a man or woman. Lee6 made 10 birdies and no bogeys, including four consecutive birdies on Nos. 6 through 9, with a chip-in birdie on No. 8.Lee6 began her round one shot behind co-leaders Yealimi Noh and Pajaree Anan
  • How to Make PGA Tour 2k21 More Realistic for Your Gameplay

    How to Make PGA Tour 2k21 More Realistic for Your Gameplay
    Golf has been a gentlemen’s game from a very long time, being labeled as a high-precision sport. Nonetheless, laser focus and attention to air dynamics have never been tested before. While there are a lot of things you can’t experience while playing the PGA Tour 2k21 but customizing the settings based on your needs – you can get pretty close to reality. Also, it makes gameplay way more interesting for gamers like us. Talking about Golf games, you can’t simply ignore the f
  • Record-breaking Rhys captures Walton Heath Trophy

    Record-breaking Rhys captures Walton Heath Trophy
    Rhys Nevin from Cheshire took a mighty step towards emulating fellow Englishman Tom Thurloway when he streaked clear of a top-class field to claim a record victory in the 2021 Walton Heath Trophy over the sun-drenched Surrey venue today.
    Three years ago, Thurloway captured the Walton Heath Trophy in impressive style before going on to win the English Amateur Championship at Formby the following week.
    Now 23-year-old Nevin, who was grinning like an excited Cheshire cat following his tournament re
  • '11 Open winner Darren Clarke co-leads Senior Open with James Kingston after Day 1

    '11 Open winner Darren Clarke co-leads Senior Open with James Kingston after Day 1
    BERKSHIRE, England — Darren Clarke shot a 5-under 65 on Thursday at Sunningdale for a share of the Senior British Open lead with James Kingston.Clarke had six birdies and a bogey on the Old Course in the final senior major championship of the year. The 52-year-old from Northern Ireland won the British Open in 2011 at Royal St. George's."I played smart around here," Clarke said. "I hit away from the flags to the middle of the greens and gave myself some chances, and kept giving myself chanc
  • Rickie Fowler tied atop 3M Open, shares first 18-hole lead since 2019

    Rickie Fowler tied atop 3M Open, shares first 18-hole lead since 2019
    On Wednesday before the 3M Open, Rickie Fowler said his game was "close."And after his first round at TPC Twin Cities, he's even closer.In Fowler's first competitive round on the Blaine, Minnesota, layout, he shot a bogey-free 7-under 64 to grab a share of the first-round lead with Troy Merritt."So today, I mean, going off of what we did Sunday last week, just needed to tighten a few things up," said Fowler, who piggybacked off of his final-round 65 at The Open. "This golf course
  • With brother/caddie home (COVID), Dustin Johnson (70) plays on at 3M Open

    With brother/caddie home (COVID), Dustin Johnson (70) plays on at 3M Open
    A couple of weeks after Bryson DeChambeau made caddie headlines when his longtime caddie, Tim Tucker, split on the eve of the Rocket Mortgage Classic, another top player has a new face on the bag for the 3M Open.However, it’s under much different circumstances.Dustin Johnson, the world’s second-ranked player, is without his usual caddie, brother Austin, after Austin Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. Keith Sbarbaro, TaylorMade’s vice president of Tour opera
  • In the reboot of EA Sports PGA Tour, the LPGA will be 'in the game.'

    In the reboot of EA Sports PGA Tour, the LPGA will be 'in the game.'
    Electronic Arts and the LPGA announced a partnership that will include LPGA players and tournaments in the newest edition of EA Sports PGA Tour, which will be released in 2022. The announcement came the day before the start of the Amundi Evian Championship, one of five LPGA majors, as the major will be a part of the game for the first time. “We’re thrilled that the LPGA Tour is coming back to EA SPORTS PGA TOUR especially with the inclusion of a major global tournament like
  • Slow starts for No. 1 Nelly Korda, No. 2 Jin Young Ko at Evian Championship

    Slow starts for No. 1 Nelly Korda, No. 2 Jin Young Ko at Evian Championship
    EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — World No. 1 Nelly Korda made a poor start to her bid for a second major title when she posted a 3-over 74 in her opening round at the Evian Championship on Thursday.The 22-year-old American, who won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship last month to move to No. 1, had five bogeys and made only her second birdie on the 17th hole.Meanwhile, defending champion Jin Young Ko fared little better, shooting a 1-over 72. Ko had five bogeys and birdied holes 6, 7, 9 and
  • Bramshaw Golf Club changes hands

    Bramshaw Golf Club changes hands
    Bramshaw Golf Club in Hampshire has been sold by the Crosthwaite-Eyre family to new owners, Stellar Asset Management.
    The sale, which was for an undisclosed sum, includes the New Forest venue’s two 18-hole courses and The Bell Inn, a boutique pub and restaurant with 28 bedrooms.Stellar Asset Management already boasts a wide range of hotels and golf clubs in the UK, including near-neighbour Paultons Golf Centre in Romsey and Murrayshall Country House Hotel & Golf Club in Perthshire
  • Pauline Roussin-Bouchard 19 shots better than her last Evian opening round

    Pauline Roussin-Bouchard 19 shots better than her last Evian opening round
    The first time that Pauline Roussin-Bouchard competed in the Evian Championship, she wasn't even in college yet. The incoming South Carolina recruit would miss the cut after rounds of 87-78.Two years later, Roussin-Bouchard is a much different player.The amateur standout is fresh off a four-win sophomore campaign with the Gamecocks and entered this week ranked sixth in the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking (her career-best rank is No. 1). She also is stronger, dedicating more time to
  • Yealimi Noh co-leads early at Evian Championship after opening eagle

    Yealimi Noh co-leads early at Evian Championship after opening eagle
    Yealimi Noh started her round at the Amundi Evian Championship with an eagle on the par-4 first hole, and now she sits comfortably at the top of the leaderboard with Pajaree Anannarukarn after each shot 6-under 65.Noh had 126 yards to the flag and decided to hit a soft 9-iron.“Actually my playing partners, they both stuck it, so I was like, Oh, I hope I stick it, too,” said Noh who played with German players Olivia Cowan and Aline Krauter, the latter an amateur from Stanford. He
  • Maria Fassi takes notes from Stacy Lewis, opens Evian in 68

    Maria Fassi takes notes from Stacy Lewis, opens Evian in 68
    Maria Fassi partnered with former world No. 1 Stacy Lewis in last week's Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, where the pair tied for 12th, Fassi’s best finish since the 2020 Marathon LPGA Classic, still site of her last top-10 on tour.The mentoring Lewis provided that week proved successful on Thursday, as Fassi opened her first round at the Amundi Evian Championship with a 3-under 68 and sits three shots back of early leader Pajaree Anannarukarn.“I asked her [Stacy] a millio
  • Walton Heath trophy day two: Rhys takes top rank

    Walton Heath trophy day two: Rhys takes top rank
    Cheshire’s Rhys Nevin is aiming to finish his amateur career on a high note after taking a handsome three shot lead into the third round of the Walton Heath Trophy on Thursday.
    The 23-year-old, who recently completed a five-year spell at university in Tennessee, heads the list of qualifiers for the final 36 holes over the New and Old Courses after tagging a 68 to his opening 67 for a halfway total of 135.
    Nevin, from Sandiway Golf Club near Northwich, said: “I am hoping for more of t
  • Inbee Park itching to become first to complete women's modern Grand Slam

    Inbee Park itching to become first to complete women's modern Grand Slam
    Since the Amundi Evian Championship became a major in 2013, no LPGA player has won all five majors.Inbee Park, who won the tournament the year before it reached major status, when it was called the Evian Masters, would love to become the first.“Obviously now a major, I definitely want to win another Evian Championship,” said Park on Wednesday in France. Her 2012 victory marked her second win on the LPGA and first with husband, Gi Hyeob Nam, who is a