Golf

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Phil Mickelson received a crystal award Tuesday at The Open Championship. One of the hallmarks of Mickelson’s career is playing for so long at a consistently high level, and the Official World Golf Ranking board honored him for a feat that might be as remarkable as his 47 wins worldwide or
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PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Former Open champion and Portrush resident Darren Clarke will hit the first tee shot to start The Open early Thursday morning as the tournament comes to Northern Ireland for just the second time. Clarke, who won The Open in 2011 at Royal St. George’s, is among three major champions in the
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PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Phil Mickelson decided to take drastic action in regard to his poor play of late by fasting for six days and losing 15 pounds. The five-time major champion who won The Open at Muirfield in 2013, has been on a run of poor form since winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National
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Aidric Chan became the first Filipino to win a Junior World Championship crown in five years, hitting a clutch birdie on No. 16 to edge New Zealand’s Jimmy Zheng by one in the boys’ centerpiece division in the Junior World Championships at the Torrey Pines North in San Diego, California Friday. But Chan needed to
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STATELINE, Nev. — Tony Romo completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the American Century Championship for his second consecutive win in the celebrity tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current CBS NFL analyst closed with a 2-over 74 and scored 20 points to finish at 71 in the modified
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AKRON, Ohio — Retief Goosen birdied the final two holes to win the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship on Sunday at Firestone Country Club for his first PGA Tour Champions title. The 50-year-old Hall of Famer from South Africa broke a tie for the lead with a 15-foot putt on the par-4 17th and made a
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PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Tiger Woods flew overnight from Florida, landed near Portrush early in the morning, made a quick stop at his rental home and was at the course of this week’s Open within a few hours Sunday to begin preparation for the major championship he has won three times. In what is expected
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STATELINE, Nev. — Defending champion Tony Romo increased his lead to nine points Saturday in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback-turned-NFL analyst shot his second straight 2-under 70 and scored 25 points for a total of 51 in the celebrity tournament that uses the modified Stableford scoring
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AKRON, Ohio — Scott Parel took advantage of Retief Goosen‘s problems Saturday to take the third-round lead in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the fourth of the PGA Tour Champions’ five major tournaments. Seven strokes behind Goosen at the start of the day, Parel birdied two of the last three holes — holing a 30-footer
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SILVIS, Ill. — Jhonattan Vegas shot a 9-under 62 on Friday in the John Deere Classic to take a one-stroke lead into the weekend. Off since missing the cuts in the Memorial and U.S. Open in June, the three-time PGA Tour winner from Venezuela said he “found something really good” on the range Thursday after
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STATELINE, Nev. — Defending champion Tony Romo birdied six of his final 11 holes to take the first-round lead Friday in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback-turned-NFL analyst shot a 2-under 70 and scored 26 points in the celebrity tournament that uses the modified Stableford scoring system.
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NORTH BERWICK, Scotland — Matt Kuchar shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday to share the lead with three players in a low-scoring opening round at the Scottish Open. Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas, the highest-ranked players in the field, opened with 67s — a score only slightly better than the field average on a day
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SILVIS, Ill. — Roberto Diaz shot a 9-under 62 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the John Deere Classic. Playing in the final group of the day off the first tee, the 32-year-old Mexican player birdied four of the first five holes, eagled the par-5 10th and birdied three of the last five
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SYLVANIA, Ohio — Alena Sharp of Canada and Youngin Chun of South Korea shared the Marathon Classic lead at 7-under 64 on Thursday, a stroke ahead of Stacy Lewis and three others at Highland Meadows Golf Club. The 38-year-old Sharp, winless on the LPGA Tour, had eight birdies and a bogey. “I played really well
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The winner of the Women’s British Open will receive less than a third of what their male equivalent receives at The Open, but the overall prize fund for the major has been significantly increased. Tournament organiser The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews (R&A) has confirmed that $4.5 million will be paid out
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BLAINE, Minn. — Six weeks after winning the NCAA individual title with Oklahoma State, Matthew Wolff wrapped up just his third tournament as a professional. He took home a trophy and a PGA Tour card. Even if the 20-year-old was playing the 3M Open on a sponsor exemption in a field with far more accomplished
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