Golf

TULSA, Okla. — Rory McIlroy looked free and easy and saw only opportunity at Southern Hills during the first round of the PGA Championship on Thursday. McIlroy blasted his driver over trees and into fairways, setting up some of his seven birdies that carried him to a 5-under 65 and an early one-shot lead after
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TULSA, Okla. — While a handful of golf’s biggest stars have expressed their disappointment that reigning champion Phil Mickelson isn’t defending his PGA Championship victory this week, one former champion is glad Mickelson isn’t playing at Southern Hills Country Club. Dave Stockton, who won the PGA Championship in 1970 and 1976, said Mickelson wasn’t missed
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8:40 AM ET Nick PietruszkiewiczESPN.com Close Senior editor for college basketball Joined ESPN in 2008 Graduate of the University of Maryland Follow on Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Tiger Woods wandering Southern Hills Country Club alone at the PGA Championship would attract interest. But for the first two rounds of the year’s
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BRISBANE, Australia — When Adam Scott won the Masters in 2013, the person he thanked most profusely was a larger-than-life character synonymous with golf in Australia. “There was one guy who inspired a nation of golfers and that’s Greg Norman,” Scott said shortly after beating Angel Cabrera in a playoff at Augusta. “Everything about the
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