• Though Internationals are still alive, common sense leaves little room for optimism

    Though Internationals are still alive, common sense leaves little room for optimism
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Trevor Immelman served South American food to his team in the twilight at Quail Hollow Club.The South African has, by any measure, been a model captain for the International team. For three years, he’s checked every box and turned over every rock – from the gifts he brought to the Presidents Cup for his team (Rolex watches) to the food (each meal is an ode to the culture of one of his players, including rice and kimchi for breakfast).Immelman had a plan. It wa
  • As Ian devastates Florida, storm weighs on minds of many at Sanderson Farms

    As Ian devastates Florida, storm weighs on minds of many at Sanderson Farms
    Florida is a well-known hotbed of professional golfers. While many players are currently hours away in Jackson, Mississippi, at the Sanderson Farms Championship, their hearts are back home. For the last 24 hours, Hurricane Ian has ravaged Florida, causing mass flooding and 2.5 million Floridians to lose power. President Joe Biden said Friday during a Federal Emergency Management Agency briefing that this could be "the deadliest hurricane in Florida history."Hayden Buckley is one of the Flor
  • As Ian devastates Florida, storm weighs on mind of many at Sanderson Farms Champ.

    As Ian devastates Florida, storm weighs on mind of many at Sanderson Farms Champ.
    Florida houses a hotbed of professional golfers. And as many players are currently hours away in Jackson, Mississippi, at the Sanderson Farms Championship, their minds and hearts are back home. For the last 24 hours, Hurricane Ian has ravaged Florida, causing mass flooding and 2.5 million Floridians to lose power. President Joe Biden said Friday during a Federal Emergency Management Agency briefing that this could be "the deadliest hurricane in Florida history."Hayden Buckley was one of the
  • Brandon Matthews drives and putts his way to a 67 in first round as married man

    Brandon Matthews drives and putts his way to a 67 in first round as married man
    Brandon Matthews is known for his long drives, but it takes more than a few mammoth-sized tee shots to find yourself tied for the lead on the PGA Tour.Matthews started on the par-3 tenth hole in Jackson, Mississippi, and had only gotten it to 1 under through 10 holes despite making eagle at the par-5 14th.That’s when the long-hitting Matthews – Listed at 6 feet 4 inches tall and 210 pounds – started to put more circles on the scorecard.Full-field scores from the Sanderson Farms
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  • Bad weather forces shotgun start at Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

    Bad weather forces shotgun start at Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
    Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel and others playing the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship will be teeing off in a shotgun start on Friday.Organizers of the DP World Tour event decided to have all competitors tee off at the same time due to bad weather that is expected around the three participating courses during Round 2. Players will tee off at 8:30 a.m. local time.Full-field scores from the Alfred Dunhill Links ChampionshipDue to forecast bad weather tomorrow, round two of the #dunhilllinks will h
  • Two-for-one special: Tommy Fleetwood simultaneously holes two balls at Old Course

    Two-for-one special: Tommy Fleetwood simultaneously holes two balls at Old Course
    Tommy Fleetwood might have missed the 150th Open in July, but he made up for it with a once-in-a-lifetime shot at the Old Course on Wednesday.Full-field scores from the Alfred Dunhill Links ChampionshipAhead of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Fleetwood teed it up at St. Andrews for a practice round. Fast forward to the 17th hole, better known as the “Road Hole,” and the 31-year-old Englishman was faced with a tough chip shot on the curb of the aforementioned road.With a small
  • Rory McIlroy starts hot at Carnoustie, cools off in first round of Dunhill Links

    Rory McIlroy starts hot at Carnoustie, cools off in first round of Dunhill Links
    Rory McIlroy played his first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie and was going along quite nicely when he made the turn.Starting at the par-4 10th, McIlroy made four birdies compared to no bogeys on his opening nine to go out in 4-under 32.The Northern Irishman then birdied the par-4 second to reach 5 under par and potentially set up a low round at what is traditionally the toughest of the three courses – The Old Course at St. Andrews and Kingsbarns being the othe
  • PGA Tour countersuit claims LIV Golf encouraged players to violate contracts

    PGA Tour countersuit claims LIV Golf encouraged players to violate contracts
    The PGA Tour responded Wednesday to the antitrust lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court last month with a 71-page motion that included a counterclaim against LIV Golf for contractual interference.The Tour’s response to the lawsuit, which was originally filed by 11 Tour members who had been suspended for violating the circuit’s policies and playing the Saudi-backed LIV Golf league, claimed the suspended players knowingly violated its policies.“Through this lawsuit, LIV asks the c
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  • 'Golf is ripping itself apart right now': Rory McIlroy open to PGA Tour-LIV truce

    'Golf is ripping itself apart right now': Rory McIlroy open to PGA Tour-LIV truce
    Rory McIlroy is again speaking out on the rift consuming professional golf. On Wednesday, ahead of the DP World Tour's Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews, McIlroy, the world No. 2, said that the PGA Tour and the Saudi-backed LIV Golf circuit should form a truce.  "I've always said I think there is a time and a place where everyone that's involved here should sit down and try to work together," McIlroy said. "It's very hard for that to happen right now when there's two lawsu
  • Days after Prez Cup win, Sam Burns eats in Chick-Fil-A alone and unbothered

    Days after Prez Cup win, Sam Burns eats in Chick-Fil-A alone and unbothered
    Just days after being a part of Team USA's Presidents Cup triumph, Sam Burns celebrated modestly at home. "Being able to go home and just relax and just go wander around the grocery store and pick up a few things that my wife needed and no one said anything to me or anything like that was really nice," Burns said Wednesday ahead of his Sanderson Farms Championship title defense. "I went to Chick-Fil-A yesterday by myself and sat in the dining room in Chick-Fil-A," he added. "It was gre
  • Phil Mickelson and others withdraw from a lawsuit against PGA Tour

    Professional golf players Phil Mickelson and three other LIV golf players have withdrawn from their lawsuit against the PGA Tour, which was filed in 2015, reports Beton.ng. As part of the lawsuit, the four players were seeking $50 million in damages in addition to an end to the antitrust exemption enjoyed by the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour. According to CNN Sports, Mickelson’s attorney said his client will continue to seek changes in how the tour operates.
     
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  • A year since his first time in contention, Sahith Theegala 'as free as I can be'

    A year since his first time in contention, Sahith Theegala 'as free as I can be'
    Sahith Theegala is looking for a full-circle victory this week at the Sanderson Farms Championship. A year ago, Theegala, in his second start as a PGA Tour rookie, shot 64-67-67 to take the Sanderson Farms' 54-hole lead by a stroke. However, he carded a final-round 71 and finished T-8. "(Last year was a) really special week for me because it was my first time on the PGA Tour being in any sort of contention, and having the lead," Theegala said Tuesday at the Country Club of Jackson.Thou
  • One of world's top developmental tours shuttering at year's end

    One of world's top developmental tours shuttering at year's end
    After 20 years, one of world’s top developmental tours is shuttering.The PGA EuroPro Tour, billed as “the U.K.’s largest and the world’s most broadcast developmental golf tour,” announced Wednesday that after 20 years this season will be its last. The tour, which launched in 2002, has one final event left, the Matchroom Tour Championship on Oct. 19-21 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.As it has done since its inception, the EuroPro Tour will hand out five Challenge T
  • PGA Tour Latinoamerica adjusts Q-School benefits for upcoming season

    PGA Tour Latinoamerica adjusts Q-School benefits for upcoming season
    In anticipation of the return of PGA Tour Qualifying School, one of the Tour’s international tours is adjusting its performance benefits.While much of the benefits remain the same, including the leading points earner for the 2022-23 PGA Tour Latinoamerica season still being fully exempt for the following Korn Ferry Tour season, there has been a change as it relates to Q-School, this according to an email sent to members. Specifically, only the No. 1 player in points will be exempt into the
  • PGA EuroPro Tour to shut down at the end of this season

    The PGA EuroPro Tour, Europe’s leading developmental tour for professional golfers, is to shut down at the end of this season in response to what the tour’s organiser, Matchroom Sport, described as a ‘changing economic landscape of increasing costs and changing habits of the worldwide audience’.
    The tour’s final will be the Matchroom Sport Tour Championship, which is being held at Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland between October 19-21.
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  • PGA EuroPro Tour to end after 20 years

    After 20 years of developing many of Europe’s best professional golfers, the PGA EuroPro Tour has decided to make 2022 the final season.
    In a market evolving quickly the PGA EuroPro Tour feels the impact of changing global investment, media and sponsorship. The economic landscape of increasing costs and the changing habits of the worldwide audience means it has become clear that unfortunately there is no longer the support nor demand in the market to operate the PGA EuroPro Tour.
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  • 5 things for Sanderson Farms: President Cup players, the story of Reveille the Rooster

    5 things for Sanderson Farms: President Cup players, the story of Reveille the Rooster
    The Sanderson Farms Championship returns to the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi, this week, continuing its stint as the state’s lone PGA Tour event.From Presidents Cup standouts, to a Monday qualifier's musical prodigy brother, to the most controversial trophy on Tour, here’s five things you need to know about this year’s Sanderson Farms Championship:No rest for the wearyThree players from last week's Presidents Cup are in the Sanderson field. That includes defe
  • Jordan Spieth says he plans to play this year's PNC Championship with dad

    Jordan Spieth says he plans to play this year's PNC Championship with dad
    The PNC Championship is adding another superstar to its field.In speaking with co-hosts Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio on Tuesday, Jordan Spieth revealed that he planned to compete in this year’s PNC Championship alongside his father, Shawn. It will be Spieth’s first appearance in the event, which is scheduled for Dec. 17-18 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.The tournament has yet to officially announce commitments for its 20-team field, though
  • Odds: Sam Burns favored to repeat at Sanderson Farms; Rory McIlroy favored at Dunhill Links

    Odds: Sam Burns favored to repeat at Sanderson Farms; Rory McIlroy favored at Dunhill Links
    After making his Presidents Cup debut last week at Quail Hollow Club, Sam Burns heads straight to Jackson, Mississippi, to defend his title at the Sanderson Farms Championship.Burns is the betting favorite, according to PointsBet Sportsbook, to win a second straight rooster trophy at Country Club of Jackson. At +1000 odds, Burns is firmly clear of Sahith Theegala and Russell Henley, who are each listed at +2000.Here are the notable odds for this week's Sanderson Farms: +1000: Sam Burns +2000: Sa
  • Phil Mickelson, three others withdraw from LIV antitrust lawsuit against PGA Tour

    Phil Mickelson, three others withdraw from LIV antitrust lawsuit against PGA Tour
    An antitrust lawsuit that began with 11 plaintiffs suing the PGA Tour is now down to four following another round of withdrawals, including Phil Mickelson, who had been the lawsuit’s namesake (Mickelson et al vs. PGA Tour, Inc.).Mickelson, Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Ian Poulter have withdrawn from the lawsuit, which was filed in August in U.S. District Court Northern District of California claiming, among other things, the circuit has abused its monopolistic power with anticompetitiv
  • Golf Central Podcast: Will Rome be another U.S. rout? What's the cup captain lineage?

    Golf Central Podcast: Will Rome be another U.S. rout? What's the cup captain lineage?
    The the wake of the Americans' Presidents Cup victory, the future of the team is strong. But there are still some questions.Are we looking at a U.S. dynasty? Will the team roll to another victory next year in Rome? And what does the U.S. cup captain lineage look like?In this Golf Central Podcast presented by Callaway Golf, senior writers Ryan Lavner and Rex Hoggard weigh in. Listen below:
  • Emotional Alejandro Tosti Monday qualifies for Sanderson Farms

    Emotional Alejandro Tosti Monday qualifies for Sanderson Farms
    Almost immediately after making a birdie putt to get through a 5-for-4 playoff at this week’s Monday qualifier for the Sanderson Farms Championship, Alejandro Tosti was in tears.He had qualified for a PGA Tour event before, earlier this year in Puerto Rico, but a lot has changed since then for the 26-year-old Argentine.After years of grinding in Latin America and on the mini-tours, Tosti is starting to finally see that dedication pay off.Tosti starred collegiately for the Florida Gators be
  • Thitikul bags second LPGA Tour title as stellar rookie season continues

    Thai teenager Atthaya Thitikul has become the first LPGA Tour rookie in five years to win twice in one season after she defeated Danielle Kang in a sudden-death playoff at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship held at Pinnacle Country Club.
    Kang holed out for eagle on the 18th hole in regulation to take the clubhouse lead at 17 under. Thitikul matched her total with a birdie on the penultimate hole and signed for a closing 68, following up a 10-under-par 62 on Saturday. Thitikul wo
  • Presidents Cup grades: Jordan Spieth leads victorious U.S. team

    Presidents Cup grades: Jordan Spieth leads victorious U.S. team
    With the 14th Presidents Cup in the books, here are grades for the victorious U.S. players and captains at Quail Hollow:Jordan Spieth: A+Record: 5-0
    Why the grade? Not only did Spieth not lose a match, but he also earned his first full singles point in eight career cups, between Ryder and Presidents. It’s hard to believe this guy wasn’t on the last Presidents Cup team. Holing long putts. Chipping in. Man, he was fun to watch.Max Homa: ARecord: 4-0
    Why the grade? He entered the week w
  • How to watch: Live stream schedule for Sanderson Farms, Dunhill Links and Ascendant LPGA

    How to watch: Live stream schedule for Sanderson Farms, Dunhill Links and Ascendant LPGA
    Here's how you can access live streams to Golf Channel's coverage this week. Click on the link for direct access to that event (all times ET). The times represent the live streams and the televised coverage. For events that are tape-delayed, the coverage times are also noted.All events listed below will be showcased on Golf Channel unless otherwise indicated.You will also notice QR codes during Golf Channel and NBC Sports’ digital and TV coverage. If you see one pop up on your screen, open
  • 'We're going to win': Internationals leave Presidents Cup with a loss, but not defeated

    'We're going to win': Internationals leave Presidents Cup with a loss, but not defeated
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The International Presidents Cup team is long past moral victories and consolation prizes and silver linings.Their record in this event leaves little room for misinterpretation: They’re 1-12-1.It's been easy to dismiss the players as woefully overmatched, or the event as irrelevant. It’s been trendy to suggest that the Presidents Cup should be reimagined – maybe as a mixed event with the LPGA, perhaps in a death match with the LIV rebels.On paper, at lea
  • As U.S. wins Presidents Cup, Tiger Woods caddies for son in career round

    As U.S. wins Presidents Cup, Tiger Woods caddies for son in career round
    Tiger Woods wasn’t on hand at Quail Hollow this past week, but he still made an impact on the U.S. Presidents Cup team.From making his own pairings suggestions and joining team meetings virtually to watching the action on television and even calling U.S. captain Davis Love III during the actual competition, Woods has retained some duties, though unofficially, from his victorious 2019 captaincy.“He’s spoken to a lot of people on the team,” Love said last Thursday. “I
  • The Machrie to host new winter pairs competition

    Scottish luxury hotel The Machrie, located on the beautiful Scottish isle of Islay, is launching a new open pairs competition which is taking place from November 11-13.The Machrie was designed by former European Tour player DJ Russell, who will be hosting the tournament
    Players with an official handicap are invited to pair up into teams of two and take to the hotel’s 18-hole championship links for a weekend of golf hosted by former European Tour player, and The Machrie’s c
  • USA win Presidents Cup 17.5-12.5

    Xander Schauffele holed the winning putt as the United States retained the Presidents Cup with a dominant 17½-12½ win over the International team at Quail Hollow Country Club in South Carolina.The US led 11-7 going into the 10 singles matches on Sunday, but lost the first match when Si Woo Kim beat Justin Thomas by one hole. However, needing 15½ points for victory, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay and Tony Finau then won their matches, while Sam Burns earned a half point
  • Steve Flesch birdies 18th at Pebble Beach to win Pure Insurance Championship

    Steve Flesch birdies 18th at Pebble Beach to win Pure Insurance Championship
    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Steve Flesch birdied the 18th hole at Pebble Beach on Sunday to win the Pure Insurance Championship, his second PGA Tour Champions victory of the season.Flesch birdied the first four holes and five on the front nine in a strong start, then stalled on the back. But he got the only birdie he needed with a putt from about 8 feet on the par-5 finishing hole for a one-stroke victory over Ernie Els, Steven Alker and Paul Stankowski.Full-field scores from the Pure Insurance