• CJ Cup purse payout: Jason Kokrak hits massive jackpot at CJ Cup

    CJ Cup purse payout: Jason Kokrak hits massive jackpot at CJ Cup
    Jason Kokrak earned more than $1.7 million for his first PGA Tour victory at the CJ Cup. Here's a look at the purse payout and FedExCup point distribution for Kokrak and the rest of the field at the no-cut event at Shadow Creek Golf Course. Finish   Player   FedEx   Earnings ($)   1 Jason Kokrak 500.00 1,755,000.00 2 Xander Schauffele 300.00 1,053,000.00 T3 Tyrrell Hatton 162.50 565,500.00 T3 Russell Henley 162.50 565,500.00 5 Talor Gooch 110.00 390,0
  • Phil Mickelson explains when hitting bombs yields a 'diminishing return'

    Phil Mickelson explains when hitting bombs yields a 'diminishing return'
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Hitting “bombs” has been Phil Mickelson’s mantra for some time, but the 50-year-old admitted on Wednesday that there are limits.“I actually feel there's a point of diminishing return at about 182- to 185-mph ball speed,” Mickelson said. “I think once you get over that, I don't know if you're really getting out of it what you put in, meaning a lot of courses won't allow for that advantage to be taken if you get in the 190s [mp
  • Matthew Wolff: Shouldn't need Tiger Woods to tell me that I'm good

    Matthew Wolff: Shouldn't need Tiger Woods to tell me that I'm good
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Matthew Wolff will be paired with Tiger Woods for the first time in his young PGA Tour career for Rounds 1 and 2 at the Zozo Championship, but the 21-year-old said he won’t try to impress the 15-time major champion.“It would be nice to go out and have Tiger talk about how good you are and stuff, his opinion is definitely a higher value than others," Wolff said, "but at the end of the day, if you don't have confidence in yourself and you're just
  • Adam Scott pulls out of Zozo Championship after COVID-19 diagnosis

    Adam Scott pulls out of Zozo Championship after COVID-19 diagnosis
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Adam Scott has withdrawn from the Zozo Championship after testing positive for COVID-19. He’s the 15th PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus and the third top-20 player to test positive in as many weeks on Tour.World No. 1 Dustin Johnson withdrew from last week’s CJ Cup after testing positive, a week after Tony Finau, No. 17 in the world, withdrew from the Shriners Open following his positive test result. Johnson also withdrew from th
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  • Phil Mickelson unsure about playing in front of fans at Houston Open

    Phil Mickelson unsure about playing in front of fans at Houston Open
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Phil Mickelson is a staple at the Houston Open. For years, he used the pre-Masters stop to prepare for Augusta National, and with three green jackets in his closet, it’s proven to be a successful routine.However, that might change this year.One of the few constants in a COVID-19 world is that the Houston Open, which moved to the fall last year, will again be played the week before the Masters, which was pushed back seven months because of the pandemi
  • No fans allowed at U.S. Women's Open in December

    No fans allowed at U.S. Women's Open in December
    The U.S. Women’s Open will be conducted without fans because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, the USGA announced Wednesday.The Women’s Open, originally slated for early June, was rescheduled for Dec. 10-13 at Champions Golf Club in Houston.“Following extensive consultation with health officials, we have decided that hosting the U.S. Women’s Open without spectators will provide the best opportunity to conduct the championship safely for all involved,&rdq
  • Golf Central Podcast: Tiger Woods returns to Sherwood for Zozo

    Golf Central Podcast: Tiger Woods returns to Sherwood for Zozo
    On our 200th episode, Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner follow up on Tiger Woods’ press conference at the Zozo Championship, discuss his chances to defend his wins both this week and at the Masters, and discuss Phil Mickelson’s future on the PGA Tour Champions. 
  • PGA Tour partners with Hyperice recovery technology

    PGA Tour partners with Hyperice recovery technology
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – There is no shortage of corporate partnerships on the PGA Tour, but Wednesday’s announcement that the circuit will team with recovery-technology firm Hyperice will resonate with players.The multi-year agreement will make Hyperice the official recovery device of the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions, and it falls in line with the company’s recent partnership with Major League Baseball and its work with the NBA to create recovery stations at each Tour event
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  • Tiger Woods keeps open possibility of adding Houston event ahead of Masters

    Tiger Woods keeps open possibility of adding Houston event ahead of Masters
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Tiger Woods’ schedule heading into a major, particularly the Masters, has always been a familiar and successful blueprint, but that all changed in 2020.The relocation, or in the case of The Open Championship, cancellation, of majors has forced players to rethink their schedules and scramble for ways to peak at the most important events. For Woods, that’s a little more complicated given the fact he normally doesn’t play much in the fall.Zozo Champio
  • Tiger Woods weighs in on the latest distance discussion

    Tiger Woods weighs in on the latest distance discussion
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Tiger Woods missed the cut at the U.S. Open and hasn’t played since Bryson DeChambeau completed his manhandling of Winged Foot. Until Tuesday at the Zozo Championship he’d sat quietly on the sidelines as the game plummeted back into a debate about distance and skill.“Distance has always been an advantage,” said Woods, which was not surprising given his relative length for the majority of his career. “Now that we have the tools, that bei
  • Tiger Woods with Matthew Wolff, Xander Schauffele at Zozo Championship

    Tiger Woods with Matthew Wolff, Xander Schauffele at Zozo Championship
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – There probably won’t be any need for an introduction but Tiger Woods will get a chance to get to know Matthew Wolff a little better this week at the Zozo Championship.Woods will be grouped with Wolff for the first time in Wolff's PGA Tour career for Rounds 1 and 2 at Sherwood Country Club. Xander Schauffele will join the party at 1:45 p.m. ET on Thursday off the 10th tee. The threesome plays at 2:51 p.m. on Friday off the first tee.Zozo Championship:
  • Did your golf club receive a Covid support grant?

    Did your golf club receive a Covid support grant?
    England Golf has published a list of the 328 golf clubs that have received more than £2.5 million between them of coronavirus support.
    Since August, England Golf has carried out an assessment process on all submissions to the Covid-19 Support Fund before distributing the money, provided by The R&A, to the 328 golf clubs and facilities all across England.
    The publication comes as up to £500,000 of new Covid-19 funding to support some of the nearly 450 English golf clubs that narro
  • Collin Morikawa didn't get autographs at Sherwood, but he'd love a win there

    Collin Morikawa didn't get autographs at Sherwood, but he'd love a win there
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Historical context is always relative for Collin Morikawa.It’s easy to forget that the three-time PGA Tour winner and major champion is just 23 years old, until you get an answer like Tuesday when he was asked about the last time he played Sherwood Country Club.“The last time I would have played here was my senior year [of college], so ... 2019 spring,” Morikawa, a former Cal Bear, said with a laugh.It was a similar moment when Morikawa explained h
  • World No. 1 Dustin Johnson out of second event after COVID-19 diagnosis

    World No. 1 Dustin Johnson out of second event after COVID-19 diagnosis
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – World No. 1 Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from this week’s Zozo Championship a week after testing positive for COVID-19.Although he was eligible to play this week’s event at Sherwood Country Club, because it would have been more than 10 days since the onset of symptoms, his manager said he opted for rest.“While he is feeling much better, he is still a bit low on energy and feels it would be best to wait and resume his schedule in Houston,” Joh
  • Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele betting favorites at Zozo Championship

    Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele betting favorites at Zozo Championship
    This week's PGA Tour event will be contested at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. The field contains a bevy of big names, including defending champion Tiger Woods.Here's a look at the early odds, as of Tuesday morning, courtesy PointsBet Sportsbook:10/1: Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele12/1: Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas18/1: Webb Simpson, Tyrrell Hatton20/1: Collin Morikawa22/1: Patrick Reed29/1: Tony Finau, Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick
  • New Donald Trump golf course cleared for development in Scotland

    New Donald Trump golf course cleared for development in Scotland
    London – Authorities in Scotland have approved plans by President Donald Trump’s family business to build a second golf course in Aberdeenshire, despite campaigning from environmental activists.The Aberdeen council published documents Friday showing it gave full planning permission for the development, subject to some conditions such as measures to minimize the flooding risk at the site, located on Scotland’s northeast coast.The 18-hole golf course, to be named MacLeod after Tr
  • Top-10 shuffling in latest Official World Golf Ranking

    Top-10 shuffling in latest Official World Golf Ranking
    A first-time PGA Tour winner rises to a career best and some shuffling among the top 10, in the latest edition of the Official World Golf Ranking.Jason Kokrak won his first Tour title, in his 233rd career start, at the CJ Cup and cracked the top 50 in the OWGR for the first time. The 35-year-old Canadian moved from 68th to 26th.Oberholser: Kokrak didn’t back off this time coming down the stretchAdrian Oteagui won his first stroke-play event on the European Tour, claiming the Scottish Champ
  • Mickelson maintains 100% win record on Champions Tour

    Mickelson maintains 100% win record on Champions Tour
    Phil Mickelson secured his second win on the PGA Champions Tour in as many starts after winning the Dominion Energy Charity Classic at the Country Club of Virginia.
    Playing in his second Champions event after winning his debut back in August, 50-year-old Mickelson outgunned fellow former Masters champion Mike Weir, winning the 54-hole event at 17 under after a closing 65. All three rounds were played over the weekend due to rain on Friday.
    Mickelson entered the final round three shots behind Wei
  • Otaegui storms past Wallace to claim Scottish Championship

    Otaegui storms past Wallace to claim Scottish Championship
    Spain’s Adrian Otaegui produced a brilliant closing round 63 to storm to his first 72-hole stroke play victory on the European Tour at the Scottish Championship at Fairmont St Andrews.
    Otaegui, who won the 2017 Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play and the 2018 Belgian Knockout for his first two European Tour victories, showed all those head-to-head skills again as it came down to a three-man contest with playing partners Matt Wallace and Garrick Porteous.
    Otaegui entered the day four shot
  • Jason Kokrak wins first PGA Tour event at 'home' Shadow Creek

    Jason Kokrak wins first PGA Tour event at 'home' Shadow Creek
    NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. – In his 10th season, in his 233rd tournament, Jason Kokrak can finally call himself a PGA Tour winner.Kokrak earned every bit of it Sunday in the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek. He matched the best round of the tournament with an 8-under 64 to overcome a three-shot deficit at the start and win a duel on the back nine with Xander Schauffele.“Couldn't be happier," said Kokrak.The timing couldn't be better. The CJ Cup moved from South Korea this year to Shadow Creek becau
  • Why Sunday battle between Jason Kokrak and Xander Schauffele was a bit different

    Why Sunday battle between Jason Kokrak and Xander Schauffele was a bit different
    Pace of play is always an issue on the PGA Tour, but when an injury causes a group to play a man down, that pace can be even more exaggerated. Case in point: Sunday's penultimate group at the CJ Cup.Just two holes into the final round at Shadow Creek, Jason Day withdrew with a neck injury, forcing Jason Kokrak and Xander Schauffele to play the rest of the round as a twosome.“Day left us kind of early. Kokrak's about a foot taller than I am, so we're doing our old-man shuffle walking a
  • He's got 'momentum,' but where will it carry Phil Mickelson on road to Augusta?

    He's got 'momentum,' but where will it carry Phil Mickelson on road to Augusta?
    He was best described as a reluctant senior.In January, when Phil Mickelson was asked about his impending 50th birthday and his thoughts on playing the PGA Tour Champions, his response was lukewarm. But the combination of poor play on the PGA Tour, the pandemic and senior success has changed that outlook.Mickelson remained perfect on the over-50 circuit with his victory on Sunday at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic. It was his second triumph on the PGA Tour Champions in as many starts an
  • What's in the bag: CJ Cup winner Jason Kokrak

    What's in the bag: CJ Cup winner Jason Kokrak
    Jason Kokrak earned his first PGA Tour victory at the CJ Cup. Here's a look inside his winning golf bag:DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM (9 degrees), with Accra TZ5 shaftFAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), with Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green shaftIRONS: PXG 0311 T GEN2 (3-PW), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shaftsWEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (52, 56, 60 degrees), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Onyx shaftsPUTTER: Bettinardi Studio Stock 38BALL: Titleist Pro V1
  • Phil Mickelson makes it 2-for-2 on Champions, defeats Mike Weir in Virginia

    Phil Mickelson makes it 2-for-2 on Champions, defeats Mike Weir in Virginia
    RICHMOND, Va. – Phil Mickelson became the third player and second this year to win his first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions, slamming the door on Mike Weir with a back-nine surge Sunday in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic.Mickelson closed with a 7-under 65 to finish at 17-under 199, three strokes better than second-round leader Weir, the fellow 50-year-old left-hander who had a 71. Mickelson was a stroke off the tournament record set last year by Miguel Angel Jimenez.The winner in
  • In contention on Sunday, Jason Day (neck) withdraws from CJ Cup

    In contention on Sunday, Jason Day (neck) withdraws from CJ Cup
    Jason Day began Sunday's final round of the CJ Cup just five shots off the lead and playing in the penultimate group.He ended it having completed just one hole.Day withdrew during the second hole Sunday at Shadow Creek, citing a neck injury. No further details were given. The 32-year-old Australian, who shot 66 on Saturday, tripled-bogeyed the opening hole before calling it quits after hitting his approach shot on the next hole.CJ Cup at Shadow Creek: Full-field scores | Full coverageAccording t
  • Adrian Otaegui fires 63 to win Scottish Championship at Fairmont St. Andrews

    Adrian Otaegui fires 63 to win Scottish Championship at Fairmont St. Andrews
    FIFE, Scotland – Spaniard Adrian Otaegui captured his first stroke-play title on the European Tour after shooting 9-under 63 in the final round of the Scottish Championship to win by four shots on Sunday.A hot streak of eight birdies in 11 holes, beginning at the fifth hole, saw Otaegui overhaul third-round leader Matt Wallace, who began the day with a three-stroke advantage but could only finish with a 71.Full-field scores from the Scottish ChampionshipOtaegui’s previous two wins on
  • Rory McIlroy (69) trying to play golf instead of golf swing

    Rory McIlroy (69) trying to play golf instead of golf swing
    Rory McIlroy knows it’ll take a Herculean effort to chase down Xander Schauffele over the weekend at the CJ Cup, so he has set a different goal.“Almost have a little bit of amnesia and forget about what I’ve just done,” he said after shooting 69 Friday.McIlroy begins the weekend a dozen shots back of Schauffele, who opened with 66-64 at Shadow Creek.After a first-round 73, McIlroy headed to the range to find some freedom in his swing. For the past two weeks he’s bee
  • PGA Tour's Houston Open to allow limited number of fans

    PGA Tour's Houston Open to allow limited number of fans
    The PGA Tour announced Friday that next month’s Houston Open will allow a limited number of fans.The Houston Open, scheduled for Nov. 5-8 at Memorial Park, will have a total number of 2,000 fans per day on property. Every spectator, volunteer and essential personnel on-site must wear mask at all times, per local and PGA Tour regulations.Memorial Park, which was recently redesigned, is hosting the Houston Open for the first time since 1963. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson has already committed t
  • Phil Mickelson skipped Shadow Creek event to avoid 'letdown'

    Phil Mickelson skipped Shadow Creek event to avoid 'letdown'
    Why isn’t Phil Mickelson teeing it up this week at Shadow Creek, the site of his big victory over Tiger Woods two years ago?It appears Mickelson has $9 million reasons – well, kind of.“Even if I beat all 78 guys, it would still be a letdown,” Mickelson said Thursday at Country Club of Virginia. “I made so much more last time I played, that I just didn't see the benefit. Sorry.”While the comment was made tongue in cheek, Mickelson believes his road to Augusta b
  • Brooks Koepka opens with 74 at CJ Cup in first start in two months

    Brooks Koepka opens with 74 at CJ Cup in first start in two months
    Brooks Koepka opened with a 2-over 74 Thursday at the CJ Cup in his first competitive round in two months.  Playing on Tour for the first time since he withdrew from the FedExCup playoffs because of lingering injuries to his knee and hip, Koepka played his last four holes in 3 over par to finish his round nine shots off the early lead at Shadow Creek.“I thought I played a hell of a lot better than the score,” he said.Koepka blamed injuries for his disappointing 2020 campaign, in