• 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
  • Cantlay captures Zozo Championship

    Cantlay captures Zozo Championship
    American Patrick Cantlay fired a final round 65 to win the PGA Tour’s Zozo Championship one shot from Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas.The 28-year-old world no.14 began the final day at Sherwood Country Club in California three shots behind Thomas, but finished in front on 23 under par after bagging nine birdies.Thomas made three birdies of his own in the first six holes, but finished with a 69 to share second with Rahm, who closed with a 68. Rory McIlroy made 29 birdies over the week,
  • Justin Thomas' putt keeps Dustin Johnson world No. 1 over Jon Rahm

    Justin Thomas' putt keeps Dustin Johnson world No. 1 over Jon Rahm
    Dustin Johnson remained world No. 1 over Jon Rahm, thanks to Justin Thomas.Thomas birdied the 72nd hole Sunday at the Zozo Championship, joining Rahm in a share of second place for the tournament. That was just enough to keep Rahm from regaining the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking.Johnson, who did not play the Zozo as he continued to recover from a bout with COVID-19, leads Rahm by just over .08 points. Rahm, in turn, is .11 points ahead of Thomas, who stands third in the OWGR.N
  • Justin Thomas: Hard to 'keep the killer instinct' when it's so quiet

    Justin Thomas: Hard to 'keep the killer instinct' when it's so quiet
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – There was no shortage of reasons why Justin Thomas didn’t win the Zozo Championship after starting the final round with a one-stroke lead. Just ask him.“You could say a lot of things,” said Thomas, who closed with a 69 and tied for second at Sherwood. “Making one birdie my last 12 holes out here, shooting even par on the back nine, playing the par 5s 1 under, you can name a lot of things.”Zozo Championship: Full-field scores | Full cove
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  • Not quite a home win for Patrick Cantlay but a sweet one at Zozo Championship

    Not quite a home win for Patrick Cantlay but a sweet one at Zozo Championship
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Sherwood Country Club isn’t close enough to Long Beach for Patrick Cantlay to consider it a home game. It’s an L.A. thing, driven by the area’s horrendous traffic and regional loyalties.“I grew up about an hour and a half away and there's a lot of golf between here and there,” Cantlay said of Sherwood, which he had never played before this week.The Long Beach native was just being honest. Of course, that attitude will likely change foll
  • Ross is the boss at Italian Open!

    Ross is the boss at Italian Open!
    Surrey’s Ross McGowan won his first European Tour event in almost 12 years with a hard fought victory at the Italian Open at Chervò Golf Club.
    The 38-year-old from Banstead Downs, who was ranked 560th in the world at the start of the tournament, struggled to find the fairway for much of the week, but holed a plethora of long-range putts to keep him in the mix.
    And he had his putter to thank again on the final day, which he started in a share of the lead with fellow Englishman Laurie
  • Zozo Championship purse payout: Patrick Cantlay claims $1.44 million

    Zozo Championship purse payout: Patrick Cantlay claims $1.44 million
    Patrick Cantlay earned his third PGA Tour win at the Zozo Championship. Here's a look at the purse payout and FedExCup point distribution for Cantlay and the rest of the field at the no-cut event at Sherwood Country Club. Finish   Player   FedEx   Earnings ($)   1 Patrick Cantlay 500.00 1,440,000.00 T2 Jon Rahm 245.00 704,000.00 T2 Justin Thomas 245.00 704,000.00 T4 Russell Henley 108.75 315,000.00 T4 Ryan Palmer 108.75 315,000.00 T4 Cameron Smith 108
  • What's in the bag: Zozo Championship winner Patrick Cantlay

    What's in the bag: Zozo Championship winner Patrick Cantlay
    Patrick Cantlay rallied to top Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas in the Zozo Championship. Here's a look inside his winning golf bag:DRIVER: Titleist TS3 (10.5 degrees)FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 915F (15 degrees)HYBRID: Titleist 816 H2 (21 degrees)IRONS: Titleist 718 AP2 (4-9)WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (46, 52 and 57 degrees); Titleist SM8 (61 degrees)PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Newport GSS prototypeBALL: Titleist Pro V1x
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  • Patrick Cantlay tops world Nos. 2 and 3 to win Zozo Championship

    Patrick Cantlay tops world Nos. 2 and 3 to win Zozo Championship
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Patrick Cantlay rallied from four shots behind and got far enough ahead that Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas couldn't quite catch him Sunday in the Zozo Championship at Sherwood.Cantlay closed with a 7-under 65 for a one-shot victory, the third of his career, and first in his home state of California. All three required making up a deficit of three shots or more.As much as Cantlay celebrated a victory he felt was overdue, Rahm and Thomas were left to rue their mistakes.R
  • Tiger Woods says he'll make a call on Houston Open 'soon'

    Tiger Woods says he'll make a call on Houston Open 'soon'
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Soon. Pressed for whether he’ll play the Houston Open the week before next month’s Masters, Tiger Woods said he’ll make the decision soon.“I'm not going to wait around on that decision and commit either way, one way or the other,” he said following a final-round 74 to tie for 72nd at Sherwood Country Club. “We were talking about our progression and our training sessions and we'll be in the gym tomorrow afternoon and get back after
  • With Masters next on his schedule, Rory McIlroy aims to limit mistakes

    With Masters next on his schedule, Rory McIlroy aims to limit mistakes
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – On Friday, Rory McIlroy said there was plenty of good in his game. He also said there was plenty of bad, pointing out that through two rounds at the Zozo Championship he’d made 15 birdies and yet was mired in the middle of the pack.Following Sunday’s final round, he was asked to reassess his game in what will be his final tune-up before next month’s Masters.“After two days I had made seven [birdies] the first day, eight the second day, so I m
  • Ally McDonald celebrates birthday with first LPGA win at Drive On - Reynolds

    Ally McDonald celebrates birthday with first LPGA win at Drive On - Reynolds
    GREENSBORO, Ga. – Ally McDonald gave herself a big birthday present Sunday, winning the LPGA Drive On Championship-Lake Reynolds Oconee for her first tour title. The 28-year-old from Mississippi held off Danielle Kang by a stroke on the Great Waters Course, closing with a 3-under 69 for a 16-under 272 total. Kang birdied the par-5 18th for a 68."I've never doubted my ability, but I've definitely questioned whether I would be able to win out here," McDonald said. "It's really hard to w
  • Ross McGowan wins first European Tour event in 11 years at Italian Open

    Ross McGowan wins first European Tour event in 11 years at Italian Open
    BRESCIA, Italy – Englishman Ross McGowan chipped in from a greenside bunker at No. 16 and rolled in a birdie at the last hole to earn a one-stroke victory at the Italian Open on Sunday, securing his first title on the European Tour in 11 years.Shot of the tournament: McGowan's clutch bunker hole-outMcGowan struggled to keep his emotions in check after the final round, after seeing playing partner Laurie Canter miss his own birdie putt on the 18th that would have forced a playoff.Full-field
  • Phil Mickelson clarifies Houston Open comments: Fans won't be 'deciding factor'

    Phil Mickelson clarifies Houston Open comments: Fans won't be 'deciding factor'
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Phil Mickelson produced some headlines earlier this week when he suggested he might skip the Houston Open, an event he normally plays the week before the Masters, after officials announced plans to allow a limited number of fans on property for the first time domestically since the COVID-19 pandemic halted play in March.“For me personally, I don't like the risk that having that happen the week before the Masters,” Mickelson said Wednesday at th
  • Tiger Woods: Right now, Masters Champions Dinner is still on

    Tiger Woods: Right now, Masters Champions Dinner is still on
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Masters week is all about tradition, but it remains to be seen what impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on those staples. We know there will be no patrons, while the Par 3 Contest is still a question mark.However, Tiger Woods confirmed Saturday at the Zozo Championship that the annual Champions Dinner is still a go.Woods, who won his fifth green jacket two Aprils ago, said the plan is to hold the dinner on Nov. 10, in its usual Tuesday ni
  • Even after 66, Tiger Woods still not ruling out adding Houston Open

    Even after 66, Tiger Woods still not ruling out adding Houston Open
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Tiger Woods surprised some when he hinted on Tuesday that, depending on how he played this week at the Zozo Championship, he might add the Houston Open to his schedule in order to prepare for next month’s Masters.A second-round 66 on Friday at Sherwood likely diminished the chances Woods would play the Houston event for the first time in his career, but he still seems open to the idea.“It's just I really haven't played a whole lot,”
  • For Tiger Woods, Friday's progress at Zozo outweighed the score

    For Tiger Woods, Friday's progress at Zozo outweighed the score
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – It wasn’t the 26 putts.It wasn’t the 10-for-13 performance off the tee.It really wasn’t even the score: a second-round, 6-under 66 that was 10 shots better than his sloppy start to the week at the Zozo Championship.If Tiger Woods is being honest at this juncture in his unparalleled career, success isn’t measured on the scorecard so much as it is with the unquantifiable minutia.This week, for example, was a chance for Woods to defend a PG
  • Thanks to putting persistence, Justin Thomas leads through 36 at Zozo

    Thanks to putting persistence, Justin Thomas leads through 36 at Zozo
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – If Justin Thomas’ trajectory continues at its current clip and he finds himself on the correct end of a trophy presentation on Sunday at the Zozo Championship, he’ll likely consider his gritty opening round the pivotal moment in the tournament.Thomas made the turn on Thursday at even par, following two birdies and two bogeys that included a three-putt (No. 7), a lip out (No. 2) and a birdie attempt that stopped one roll short on the first hole. In the pa
  • After snapping club on Thursday, Rory McIlroy rebounds with 67 on Day 2 of Zozo

    After snapping club on Thursday, Rory McIlroy rebounds with 67 on Day 2 of Zozo
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Rory McIlroy has never been the kind of player to hide his emotions while on the golf course and during the first round of the Zozo Championship those emotions boiled over.On the final hole Thursday, McIlroy’s approach shot sailed wildly to the right. It was one too many shots to the right and McIlroy calmly snapped the wedged in half.Zozo Championship: Full-field scores | Full coverage“I missed so many shots to the right, if that wedge shot on
  • Bryson DeChambeau hits 400-yard carry mark ... with some help

    Bryson DeChambeau hits 400-yard carry mark ... with some help
    Bryson DeChambeau’s quest to add distance has not slowed down after last month’s U.S. Open victory. Not one bit.As he continues to prepare for the Masters, which is now three weeks away, DeChambeau posted some new launch-monitor numbers to his Instagram story on Friday afternoon. Among the eye-popping metrics: 211 mph ball speed and 403.1 yards of carry.“First time over 400. Carry…,” DeChambeau wrote, while adding that he wasn’t even using a 48-inch driver sh
  • Highlights: Tiger Woods playing par-5s better, goes on birdie run at Zozo

    Highlights: Tiger Woods playing par-5s better, goes on birdie run at Zozo
    Tiger Woods had a career-worst day on the par-5s Thursday at the Zozo Championship, playing three of them in over par for the first time in his PGA Tour career.He's solved those issues so far in Friday's second round at Sherwood Country Club.Woods produced birdies at the par-5 second and par-5 fifth as part of a five-birdie front nine. He also had a bogey at the par-3 third as he made the turn in 4-under 32, which had him at 1 over and double-digit shots off the pace.He then added his third par-
  • Laurie Canter leads fellow Englishman by two through two rounds of Italian Open

    Laurie Canter leads fellow Englishman by two through two rounds of Italian Open
    BRESCIA, Italy — Laurie Canter is eyeing a maiden European Tour title after adding a second-round 68 to his spectacular opening 12-under 60 to keep the lead at the halfway stage of the Italian Open on Friday.At 16 under, the Englishman leads by two from compatriot Ross McGowan, with South Africa’s Dean Burmester two shots further back in third.“You can’t take your foot off around here, the scoring is going to be good, (and) a lot of good players behind,” Canter
  • Jason Day shoots 68, despite still not 100 percent following WD

    Jason Day shoots 68, despite still not 100 percent following WD
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Four days after withdrawing from the CJ Cup because of a neck injury, Jason Day opened with a 4-under 68 at the Zozo Championship.Day, who was five shots off the lead when he withdrew just two holes into his final round in Las Vegas, was bogey-free on Thursday and he was tied for 17th at Sherwood Country Club. It was particularly encouraging considering that the Australian conceded that he’s not fully healthy.Zozo Championship: Full-field scores | Full coverag
  • Danielle Kang shares lead in search of second Drive On title this season

    Danielle Kang shares lead in search of second Drive On title this season
    GREENSBORO, Ga. – Danielle Kang leads the Race to CME Globe and, at No. 5 in the world, is the top-ranked player in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Lake Reynolds Oconee. She showed why Thursday.Kang shot a 7-under 65 for a share of the first-round lead with Jennifer Song.“I think I know the golf course a little bit better,” Kang said. “I’ve only played it once technically so it’s still very new, but I just tried to work on some pace drills on the greens and fig
  • Tiger Woods shoots 76, tied for 74th in 77-man field at Zozo Championship

    Tiger Woods shoots 76, tied for 74th in 77-man field at Zozo Championship
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Tiger Woods’ first title defense since 2014 didn’t start well.Playing for the first time since last month’s U.S. Open, Woods was tied for 74th out of 77 players following a sloppy 4-over 76 at the Zozo Championship, which he won last fall in Japan. Although Woods declined to speak with the media following his round it wasn’t difficult to pin down his issues on Day 1.Zozo Championship: Full-field scores | Full coverageWoods ranked 77th&nb
  • Jordan Spieth thinking of grieving Michael Greller: 'Been through a lot together'

    Jordan Spieth thinking of grieving Michael Greller: 'Been through a lot together'
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Jordan Spieth had his father, Shawn, caddie for him on Day 1 at the Zozo Championship while Spieth’s regular caddie, Michael Greller, is with his family following the death of his mother last week.Shawn Spieth last caddied for his son at last year’s WGC-Mexico Championship following the death of Greller’s father.The emotion was evident for Spieth.“To lose both your parents in a year and a half, like I told him, I have no way of rela
  • Despite not being an 'athlete,' Kevin Kisner overcomes injury to open Zozo in 66

    Despite not being an 'athlete,' Kevin Kisner overcomes injury to open Zozo in 66
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Kevin Kisner’s preparation was limited to just nine holes this week at the Zozo Championship because of an injury.“Trying to be an athlete, just remembered I'm not,” he laughed following a first-round, 6-under 66 that left him tied for third place at Sherwood Country Club, two back of leader Sebastian Munoz.Specifically, Kisner was doing box jumps when he twisted his left ankle. He explained that he was jumping up when his toe caught the box, which
  • Watch: Matt Wallace hits power line, make birdie at Italian Open

    Watch: Matt Wallace hits power line, make birdie at Italian Open
    Matt Wallace isn’t exactly your prototypical power player. The Englishman ranks outside the top 100 on the European Tour’s driving distance list at an average clip of 293.8 yards.So, while Wallace likely won’t outdrive the field at this week’s Italian Open, he already paces the pack in another power category: power lines hit.In something that is rarely seen at the highest levels of professional golf, this week’s venue, Chervo Golf Club in Brescia, Italy, features po
  • Golf courses close in Republic of Ireland for next 6 weeks under new Covid-19 restrictions

    Golf courses close in Republic of Ireland for next 6 weeks under new Covid-19 restrictions
    Golf clubs in the Republic of Ireland have been ordered to close for the next six weeks under the country’s new Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions.
    The new lockdown measures came into effect today (October 22) and people have been instructed to exercise within 5km of their homes.The Golfing Union of Ireland is currently seeking clarity from the Irish government whether driving ranges will also have to close.After being fully closed in late March after the imposition of lockdown, the Republic of
  • Laurie Canter fires 12-under 60 to lead after Round 1 of Italian Open

    Laurie Canter fires 12-under 60 to lead after Round 1 of Italian Open
    BRESCIA, Italy – Laurie Canter shot a career-best 12-under 60 to open up a four-shot lead after the first round of the Italian Open on Thursday.The Englishman registered an eagle and 10 birdies in a bogey-free round that tied for the lowest score to par ever recorded on the European Tour. It was also the lowest round at the Italian Open since it became part of the tour in 1972.Full-field scores from the Italian Open“It feels great. The score, days like that, the back nine there, ever