• 2020 U.S. Amateur Extended Highlights: Round of 64

  • Underdogs upset John Augenstein, Davis Thompson at U.S. Amateur

    Underdogs upset John Augenstein, Davis Thompson at U.S. Amateur
    BANDON, Ore. – The bigger they are, the harder they fall.Jonathan Yaun reminded himself of that when he saw his matchup for Wednesday’s Round of 64 at the U.S. Amateur. Yaun, a rising junior at Liberty who just a few months ago was barely ranked inside the top 500 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, had to begin his match-play run against Georgia’s Davis Thompson, a first-team All-American and the highest-ranked amateur in the field at Bandon Dunes.“My initial thought,&rdq
  • Experience tops youth – but just barely – as Stewart Hagestad advances at U.S. Amateur

    Experience tops youth – but just barely – as Stewart Hagestad advances at U.S. Amateur
    BANDON, Ore. – Stewart Hagestad is in the final year of his 20s. He’s played in 20 USGA championships, half of them U.S. Amateurs, and qualified for each of the past three U.S. Opens. He won the U.S. Mid-Amateur in 2016, took low-amateur honors the following spring at the Masters and has been on two winning Walker Cup teams.Oh, and he had just shot 66 some 15 hours earlier.Most 18-year-olds playing in their first U.S. Amateur would be understandably intimidated drawing the decorated
  • Going for third straight win, Danielle Kang 'uncomfortable' with links courses

    Going for third straight win, Danielle Kang 'uncomfortable' with links courses
    Danielle Kang’s quest to win a third consecutive title will be challenged overseas this week.Yes, there’s been added angst with international travel amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, but the competitive challenge for Kang is about links golf at this week’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open and next week’s AIG Women’s Open.By the way, the LPGA reported Wednesday that there have been no positive tests among players and caddies in Scotland, so far.
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  • Zach Johnson 'can't fathom' no patrons at November Masters

    Zach Johnson 'can't fathom' no patrons at November Masters
    This year's Masters will have a different spot on the calendar, and a much different feel without patrons or guests walking the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club.Tournament officials made the announcement Wednesday that the year's final major would be played without galleries present. The decision confirms that all three of the 2020 majors will be played without fans and all but ensures that the calendar will turn to 2021 before the public can once again line the fairways and greens of a Tou
  • Golf Central Podcast: November Masters to be played without patrons

    Golf Central Podcast: November Masters to be played without patrons
    Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner react to news that November's Masters will be played without patrons in attendance. They also break down Collin Morikawa's quick rise to major champion, Tiger's performance at the PGA and more.
  • U.S. Amateur Classic Finishes: 1994

  • Kirk Triplett adds Black Lives Matter sticker to bag ahead of Champions major

    Kirk Triplett adds Black Lives Matter sticker to bag ahead of Champions major
    Kirk Triplett will have a Black Lives Matter sticker on his bag this week at the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, becoming the first player on a PGA Tour-sanctioned circuit to openly support the movement via golf bag signage or clothing.Triplett and his wife, Cathi, have an adopted son who is African-American. He explained that some of the difficult conversations he has had recently with his 18-year-old son, Kobe, prompted him to add a public display of support heading into the first maj
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  • Q&Gray: Big week for Brooks Koepka and Webb Simpson, but for different reasons

    Q&Gray: Big week for Brooks Koepka and Webb Simpson, but for different reasons
    The strangest season in PGA Tour history is officially entering the home stretch.This week’s Wyndham Championship marks the final regular season event of the 2019-20 campaign, one that was truncated and rearranged by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a chance for some players to take a breather after last week’s major, but also an opportunity to bolster positions heading into the Tour’s three-week playoff run.From a familiar past champion to a reeling star and major champs on t
  • Augusta National announces no patrons at the November Masters

    Augusta National announces no patrons at the November Masters
    Amen Corner will be quiet this fall.Augusta National Golf Club announced Wednesday that this year’s Masters will be played without patrons in attendance because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes exactly three months before the rescheduled Masters is set to be played, Nov. 12-15.“Since our initial announcement to postpone the 2020 Masters, we have remained committed to a rescheduled Tournament in November while continually examining how best to host a global
  • Emotional Zach Johnson named 2020 Payne Stewart Award winner

    Emotional Zach Johnson named 2020 Payne Stewart Award winner
    Zach Johnson had quick success after a long road to the PGA Tour. He won as a rookie and reached the Tour Championship in Atlanta, where one of the perks was attending a ceremony to watch Jay Haas accept the Payne Stewart Award.He remembers it being powerful, inspiring, motivating.It brought Johnson to tears 16 years later when he was selected Wednesday to receive the Payne Stewart Award.''It makes everything I've done on and off the golf course worth it,'' Johnson said. ''It makes everything wh
  • U.S. Amateur hopes end on final hole for Cole Hammer, Preston Summerhays

    U.S. Amateur hopes end on final hole for Cole Hammer, Preston Summerhays
    BANDON, Ore. – Two of the top amateurs in the field saw their U.S. Amateur hopes end Tuesday afternoon on Bandon Dunes’ final hole.Cole Hammer, the Texas junior and reigning McCormack medalist, bogeyed the 537-yard, par-5 18th to miss a playoff for the final match-play seeds by a shot while Preston Summerhays, the Arizona State commit and last year’s U.S. Junior champ, made triple to go from safely in the Round of 64 to two shots below the cut line.Hammer didn’t know exac
  • Cohen Trolio among 2 positive COVID-19 tests at U.S. Amateur

    Cohen Trolio among 2 positive COVID-19 tests at U.S. Amateur
    BANDON, Ore. – Over 1,700 on-site COVID-19 tests were conducted earlier this week at the U.S. Amateur.Just two players tested positive. Both withdrew prior to teeing it up.One of them was Cohen Trolio, the 18-year-old who last summer advanced all the way to the semifinals at Pineehurst. This time around, Trolio’s U.S. Amateur was over before it even started.“We’re disappointed, obviously,” Trolio’s dad, V.J., told Mississippi Today as he and his son made the 2
  • Despite MC at U.S. Amateur, Nick Geyer leaves Bandon happy – and with a fiancee

    Despite MC at U.S. Amateur, Nick Geyer leaves Bandon happy – and with a fiancee
    BANDON, Ore. – Nick Geyer is going home early at the 120th U.S. Amateur.He won’t be leaving disappointed.Geyer, the 32-year-old Scotty Cameron fitter from San Diego, shot 84-76 to miss the cut at Bandon Dunes, but it didn’t matter. During his practice round Sunday, Geyer got down on one knee on Bandon’s picturesque 16th hole and popped the question to his girlfriend, Lacey Pelham.“It always matters what I shot, but certainly not as much as how lucky I am to be with
  • Justin Thomas assured $2 million after winning Wyndham Rewards

    Justin Thomas assured $2 million after winning Wyndham Rewards
    SAN FRANCISCO – Justin Thomas shot only one round in the 60s at Harding Park, tied for 37th and lost the No. 1 ranking that he had held all of one week.The week wasn't a total loss.Thomas has played so well this year with a PGA Tour-best three victories that he is assured of being the No. 1 seed when the FedEx Cup postseason begins. That also means he wins the Wyndham Rewards for leading after the regular season, which comes with a $2 million bonus.So he earned $45,000 from the P
  • Luck of the draw a huge factor in U.S. Amateur stroke play

    Luck of the draw a huge factor in U.S. Amateur stroke play
    BANDON, Ore. – If Bandon Dunes is considered as close to true links golf as it gets in the U.S., then stroke play at the 120th U.S. Amateur might as well be half an Open Championship.The luck of the draw has certainly been a big factor.With a smaller field this year, down to 264 players, all competitors teed off the first tees at Bandon Dunes and stroke-play co-host Bandon Trail. This caused 60 players to receive two starting times before noon PT while four groups drew the short straw with
  • Better lucky than good at U.S. Amateur? Feels that way

    Better lucky than good at U.S. Amateur? Feels that way
    BANDON, Ore. – If Bandon Dunes is considered as close to true links golf as it gets in the U.S., then stroke play at the 120th U.S. Amateur might as well be half an Open Championship.The luck of the draw has certainly been a big factor.With a smaller field this year, down to 264 players, all competitors teed off the first tees at Bandon Dunes and stroke-play co-host Bandon Trail. This caused 60 players to receive two starting times before noon PT while four groups drew the short straw with
  • Bandon Dunes: History, Dreams Fulfilled and What to Expect at the 2020 U.S. Amateur Host Site

  • SMU's McClure Meissner (64) sets early pace at U.S. Amateur

    SMU's McClure Meissner (64) sets early pace at U.S. Amateur
    BANDON, Ore. – Each competitor at this week’s U.S. Amateur is allowed, per USGA protocols, up to two people inside their “bubble.”McClure Meissner is safely within that limit, choosing his dad, Kurt, and instructor, Bryan Gathright, to make the trip with him from San Antonio. However, if Meissner’s bubble appears a little bigger than others, it’s because it’s swelling with confidence.The SMU senior, who earlier this summer topped a loaded field at the So
  • Michael Thorbjornsen's strong U.S. Am start aided by caddie, the No. 10 amateur in world

    Michael Thorbjornsen's strong U.S. Am start aided by caddie, the No. 10 amateur in world
    BANDON, Ore. – There are just 21 guys ranked higher than Michael Thorbjornsen this week at Bandon Dunes.One of them just happens to be his caddie.When Karl Vilips, the world’s No. 10 amateur, decided to skip the 120th U.S. Amateur as he continues to recover from a broken left grip finger, he offered his looping services to Thorbjornsen, his friend and fellow Stanford freshman. The partnership paid off brilliantly in Monday’s opening round around Bandon Trails, where Thorbjornse
  • Michael Thorbjornsen starts strong at U.S. Am with help from caddie, the No. 10 amateur in world

    Michael Thorbjornsen starts strong at U.S. Am with help from caddie, the No. 10 amateur in world
    BANDON, Ore. – There are just 21 guys ranked higher than Michael Thorbjornsen this week at Bandon Dunes.One of them just happens to be his caddie.When Karl Vilips, the world’s No. 10 amateur, decided to skip the 120th U.S. Amateur as he continues to recover from a broken left grip finger, he offered his looping services to Thorbjornsen, his friend and fellow Stanford freshman. The partnership paid off brilliantly in Monday’s opening round around Bandon Trails, where Thorbjornse
  • U.S. Amateur: Notable Champions Look Back

  • Brooks Koepka grouped with Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose at Wyndham

    Brooks Koepka grouped with Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose at Wyndham
    After failing to capitalize on a chance to win the PGA Championship for the third straight year, Brooks Koepka isn't wasting any time getting back to work.Koepka faltered during the final round at TPC Harding Park, shooting a 74 that dropped him from two shots off the lead into a tie for 29th. But he is continuing his late-season surge this week at the Wyndham Championship, where Koepka will tee it up for the sixth straight week alongside a pair of major champs.Here's a look at some of the marqu
  • No. 2 Danielle Kang closing the gap on Rolex No. 1 Jim Young Ko

    No. 2 Danielle Kang closing the gap on Rolex No. 1 Jim Young Ko
    Danielle Kang is mounting a serious charge at Rolex No. 1 Jin Young Ko and Ko’s lead in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings.With back-to-back victories, Kang is giving herself a chance to become just the third American to ascend to world No. 1 since the rankings were established in 2006.With her victory at the Marathon Classic Sunday, Kang remained No. 2 in Monday’s release of the rankings but is substantially closer to Ko than she was two weeks ago, when the LPGA tour m
  • Presidents Cup returning to Royal Montreal GC in 2024

    Presidents Cup returning to Royal Montreal GC in 2024
    The PGA Tour announced Monday that the Presidents Cup will return to Royal Montreal Golf Club in 2024.Described as the oldest golf club in North America, with roots dating back to 1873, Royal Montreal has hosted the RBC Canadian Open 10 times, most recently in 2014. It also hosted the 2007 Presidents Cup, when a U.S. team led by Jack Nicklaus defeated the International squad captained by Gary Player, 19 1/2 to 14 1/2. The announcement means that Royal Montreal will join Royal Melbourne (1998, 20
  • Power Rankings: 2020 Wyndham Championship

    Power Rankings: 2020 Wyndham Championship
    Golf Channel's free-to-play game is back for another year, and the 2020 season has officially resumed.Located in the NBC Sports Predictor app, Golf Pick 'Em gives fans a chance to win cash and prizes by predicting how some of the top PGA Tour stars will fare against each other on a weekly basis. The focus will be on choosing between a series of seven head-to-head matchups as well as selecting an overall tournament champion and winning score.Players can compete for weekly cash prizes, with a $50,
  • Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau remain U.S. Open betting co-favorites

    Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau remain U.S. Open betting co-favorites
    With a thrilling finish to the PGA Championship officially in the books, it's time to shift the major spotlight back east.Winged Foot will host the rescheduled U.S. Open in a little more than a month, as the all-exempt field continues to take shape. It'll be the sixth time the New York course hosts the U.S. Open, and the first since 2006.While Brooks Koepka couldn't back up his talk during the final round at TPC Harding Park, he remains one of the betting co-favorites for next month alongside Br
  • U.S. Amateur Classic Finishes: 1990

  • Peru's Julian Perico on 1st U.S. Am: No overreaction, I'm truly honored

    Peru's Julian Perico on 1st U.S. Am: No overreaction, I'm truly honored
    Julian Perico, an Arkansas junior and Peru native, will be competing in his first U.S. Amateur this week at Bandon Dunes. Here's his first-person account of what it means to be in the field.The U.S. Amateur has always been the tournament I most look up to in golf – aside from the four professional majors, of course – since I can remember.I really cannot express myself properly after receiving the exemption from the USGA to play in this year's championship at Bandon Dunes. I
  • 2020 U.S. Women's Amateur Final: Every Televised Shot

  • Jon Rahm unseats Justin Thomas, returns to world No. 1

    Jon Rahm unseats Justin Thomas, returns to world No. 1
    After a one-week demotion, Jon Rahm is back to the top spot in the Official World Golf Rankings.Rahm reached world No. 1 for the first time in his career last month with his victory at the Memorial, only to drop back to No. 2 when Justin Thomas captured the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. But Rahm's T-13 finish at the PGA Championship was enough to edge him back in front of Thomas, who tied for 37th. The margin remains thin: Rahm's new point average is 8.78, while Thomas' is 8.77.New PGA champi
  • Why Collin Morikawa's heroic drive at 16 almost never happened

    Why Collin Morikawa's heroic drive at 16 almost never happened
    SAN FRANCISCO – A wild afternoon that included nine different players holding at least a share of the lead had been whittled away to just two, with Collin Morikawa tied with Paul Casey at 11 under par.“I knew someone was going to have to break out,” Morikawa said.If, as Phil Mickelson contends, winning major championships requires a heroic moment, for Morikawa that moment came at the par-4 16th hole that had been trimmed to 294 yards for the final round. Ironically, it was
  • Collin Morikawa on his heroic moment in PGA Championship win: ‘Had to hit a good one’

    Collin Morikawa on his heroic moment in PGA Championship win: ‘Had to hit a good one’
    SAN FRANCISCO – A wild afternoon that included nine different players holding at least a share of the lead had been whittled away to just two, with Collin Morikawa tied with Paul Casey at 11 under par.“I knew someone was going to have to break out,” Morikawa said.If, as Phil Mickelson contends, winning major championships requires a heroic moment, for Morikawa that moment came at the par-4 16th hole that had been trimmed to 294 yards for the final round. Ironically, it was
  • Matthew Wolff, Cameron Champ earn U.S. Open bids via PGA top-10s

    Matthew Wolff, Cameron Champ earn U.S. Open bids via PGA top-10s
    Matthew Wolff and Cameron Champ both earned another major start by getting within striking distance at the PGA Championship.With the U.S. Open featuring an all-exempt field this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, three spots were up for grabs for players not otherwise exempt who finished among the top 10 at TPC Harding Park. All but two of the top-10 finishers were already qualified for Winged Foot, meaning the additional spots went to Wolff (T-4) and Champ (T-10).Wolff carded a final-round
  • With three months to kill, Steph Curry offers his caddie services to Collin Morikawa

    With three months to kill, Steph Curry offers his caddie services to Collin Morikawa
    SAN FRANCISCO – At 23, Collin Morikawa is impressively adept at navigating press conferences, but Sunday’s media encounter following his victory at the PGA Championship took an odd turn.The first question Morikawa was asked following his two-stroke victory came from Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry, the three-time NBA champion and two-time league MVP.Imagine winning the #PGAChamp and one of the reporters asking you a question is *checks notes* @StephenCurry30 @NBCSWarrior
  • Dustin Johnson settles for second straight runner-up at PGA Championship

    Dustin Johnson settles for second straight runner-up at PGA Championship
    New year, same result for Dustin Johnson at the PGA Championship.Johnson entered the final round at TPC Harding Park with a one-shot lead on a crowded leaderboard, eager to improve on last year's result when he finished runner-up to Brooks Koepka at Bethpage. But changing coasts didn't prove to be a solution for Johnson, who couldn't keep pace as nine different players held at least a share of the lead during the final round.Collin Morikawa emerges from packed leaderboard, wins first major at PG
  • PGA Championship payout: What each player, including Collin Morikawa, took home

    PGA Championship payout: What each player, including Collin Morikawa, took home
    Here's a look at what PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa and each player who made the cut took home Sunday at TPC Harding Park:1. Collin Morikawa, $1,980,0002. Paul Casey, $968,0002. Dustin Johnson, $968,0004. Jason Day, $404,3504. Bryson DeChambeau, $404,3504. Tony Finau, $404,3504. Scottie Scheffler, $404,3504. Matthew Wolff, $404,3509. Justin Rose, $295,60010. Cameron Champ, $252,12310. Joel Dahmen, $252,12310. Xander Schauffele, $252,12313. Daniel Berger, $192,20813. Si Woo Kim, $192,20
  • Bryson DeChambeau (T-4) earns best career major finish at PGA

    Bryson DeChambeau (T-4) earns best career major finish at PGA
    While a maiden major title eluded him, Bryson DeChambeau saw signs of progress Sunday at TPC Harding Park.The game's bulkiest star didn't let up during the final round of the PGA Championship, driving his way toward the top of the leaderboard. At one point DeChambeau was part of a logjam of co-leaders, but he failed to birdie one of his last two holes to put added pressure on eventual winner Collin Morikawa. DeChambeau shot consecutive rounds of 4-under 66 over the weekend to finish at 10 under,
  • What's in the bag: PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa

    What's in the bag: PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa
    Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship on Sunday at TPC Harding Park for his first major title. Here's a look inside his major-winning golf bag:DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM (8 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 70 TX shaftFAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade SIM (14 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80 TX shaftHYBRID: TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue (19 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 100 TX shaftIRONS: TaylorMade P750 (4, 5), P730 (6-PW), with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaftsWEDGES: Taylor
  • Brooks Koepka on derailed PGA three-peat bid: 'Wasn't meant to be'

    Brooks Koepka on derailed PGA three-peat bid: 'Wasn't meant to be'
    Brooks Koepka finally ran out of major momentum.Seeking to become the first player in more than 60 years to win the same major three years in a row, and the first to do it at the PGA Championship since the 1920s, Koepka began the final round just two shots off the lead. But while low scores were abundant and several players rolled in birdies while jockeying for position, the two-time defending champ came up empty.Collin Morikawa emerges from packed leaderboard, wins first major at PGAKoepka drop
  • Watch: Collin Morikawa wins PGA behind chip-in birdie, late eagle

    Watch: Collin Morikawa wins PGA behind chip-in birdie, late eagle
    Every major winner has a major moment, a shot that will replayed for year to come.Collin Morikawa had two Sunday at TPC Harding Park en route to his maiden major title at the PGA Championship.First, there was the chip-in birdie. Tied for the lead with five holes to play, Morikawa came up some 55 feet shy of the green with his approach at the par-4 14th hole. Despite not having much green to work with, Morikawa holed his third shot to take a one-stroke lead.Collin Morikawa is your new leader
  • Collin Morikawa emerges from packed leaderboard, wins first major at PGA

    Collin Morikawa emerges from packed leaderboard, wins first major at PGA
    It was a wild finish to the first major of the year, and in the end Collin Morikawa etched his name into the Wanamaker Trophy. Here's how things ended up at TPC Harding Park, where Morikawa broke away from a crowded leaderboard to win the PGA Championship:Leaderboard: Collin Morikawa (-13), Paul Casey (-11), Dustin Johnson (-11), Matthew Wolff (-10), Jason Day (-10), Bryson DeChambeau (-10), Tony Finau (-10), Scottie Scheffler (-10)What it means: Chaos reigned for much of the afternoon at the fi
  • Rose Zhang wins U.S. Women's Am after Gabriela Ruffels' repeat hopes end on lip-out

    Rose Zhang wins U.S. Women's Am after Gabriela Ruffels' repeat hopes end on lip-out
    The second longest final in U.S. Women’s Amateur history came down to just 3 feet.Rose Zhang, a 17-year-old from Irvine, Calif., fully expected to be heading to a 38th hole in Sunday’s championship bout with USC senior and reigning champion Gabriela Ruffels at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. Instead, Ruffels’ bid to become the championship’s first repeat winner since Danielle Kang in 2011 came to a shocking and sudden end.Her 3-foot par save to extend the ma
  • Danielle Kang wins second straight event as Lydia Ko collapses at Marathon

    Danielle Kang wins second straight event as Lydia Ko collapses at Marathon
    SYLVANIA, Ohio – Five shots behind with six holes to play, Danielle Kang won her second straight LPGA tour event on Sunday when Lydia Ko made double bogey on the final hole in the Marathon Classic.Kang began her rally with consecutive birdies on the 13th and 14th holes at Highland Meadows, and then all she needed were pars the rest of the way for a 3-under 68, all because of Ko's shocking collapse.Ko was poised to end two years and 44 tournaments without a victory. She made bogey on the 14
  • Rory McIlroy: Dustin Johnson has 3 times as many wins as Brooks Koepka

    Rory McIlroy: Dustin Johnson has 3 times as many wins as Brooks Koepka
    Watching the PGA Championship coverage Saturday night, Rory McIlroy said he was taken aback by Brooks Koepka’s interview.He likely wasn’t the only one.On multiple occasions, Koepka seemed to take a shot at Dustin Johnson, saying – correctly – that Johnson has “only won one” major and that Koepka “likes his chances” given the relative inexperience on the leaderboard.“I certainly wouldn’t say it,” McIlroy said Sunday after finishing
  • Fun with math: Rory points out that Dustin has 3 times as many wins as Brooks

    Fun with math: Rory points out that Dustin has 3 times as many wins as Brooks
    Watching the PGA Championship coverage Saturday night, Rory McIlroy said he was taken aback by Brooks Koepka’s interview.He likely wasn’t the only one.On multiple occasions, Koepka seemed to take a shot at Dustin Johnson, saying – correctly – that Johnson has “only won one” major and that Koepka “likes his chances” given the relative inexperience on the leaderboard.“I certainly wouldn’t say it,” McIlroy said Sunday after finishing
  • Why was Phil Mickelson in the CBS booth on Saturday at the PGA?

    Why was Phil Mickelson in the CBS booth on Saturday at the PGA?
    Phil Mickelson walked off the course Saturday and into the broadcast booth with CBS Sports.He wasn’t there to talk about his third-round 70. Instead, he spent more than an hour calling the action alongside Jim Nantz and Nick Faldo.“It just worked out,” Mickelson said Sunday at the PGA Championship, where he was tied for 70th. “I made the cut, so I’m going to be here. I had an early tee time, so I had this afternoon to spend time or to waste time, and it just kind of
  • Tiger Tracker Postscript: Better late than never ... Right? Leaving PGA happy(ish)

    Tiger Tracker Postscript: Better late than never ... Right? Leaving PGA happy(ish)
    Tiger Woods saved his best for last, and it wasn’t particularly close. Turns out competitive rust is a real, tangible thing. Tiger had only played four tournament rounds on the PGA Tour since February and here, at the PGA Championship, it took him three days to finally feel right and hit the shots he wanted to hit.Better late than never, I suppose. Tiger shot a final-round 3-under 67 and ended at 1-under 279 for the championship, a stated goal after Saturday’s dismal round.Saved the
  • Tiger Woods eyes full playoff slate after wrapping semi-successful PGA

    Tiger Woods eyes full playoff slate after wrapping semi-successful PGA
    SAN FRANCISCO – Tiger Woods finished his week on a high note with a closing 67 at the PGA Championship and said after his round he was encouraged by the progress he made in just his second start since February.Both his driving and his putting improved on Sunday and he also took some encouragement that he was able to physically endure a grinding week in cold and damp conditions.“I kept layering up, made sure that I stayed on the warm side, if anything, and tried to make sure I stayed,
  • Andy Sullivan hangs on for first European Tour win in nearly five years

    Andy Sullivan hangs on for first European Tour win in nearly five years
    WARE, England — An emotional Andy Sullivan ended a near five-year wait for his fourth European Tour title as he recorded a seven-shot victory at the English Championship in Ware on Sunday.Heading into the final round at Hanbury Manor with a five-shot advantage, Sullivan saw his lead cut to just two by Spain's Adrian Otaegui (66).But while his challenger faltered over the closing stages, Sullivan recorded four birdies on the back nine to shoot a 6-under 65 for a 27-under 257 total.Full

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