PGA TOUR

  • Burnout not the reason for US Ryder woes: PGA Tour chief November 5, 2014

    US Ryder Cup failure at Gleneagles this year had little to do with player burnout from the PGA Tour's burgeoning schedule and was simply a case of Europe dominating the foursomes and making more birdies, Tour chief Tim Finchem said on Wednesday. Europe have won eight of the last 10 instalments...
  • American Every clinches upset victory over Scott at Bay Hill March 24, 2014

    An emotional Matt Every clinched his first PGA Tour victory in dramatic fashion when he surged past a faltering Adam Scott to win the $6.2 million Arnold Palmer Invitational by one stroke in Florida on Sunday. "It's tough man. You just never know if it's going to happen," a teary-eyed Every...
  • Kevin Stadler wins maiden title in Phoenix by one shot February 3, 2014

    Burly American Kevin Stadler overhauled playing partner Bubba Watson, then survived a mix of the good, bad and ugly after the turn to win his first PGA Tour title by one shot at the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona on Sunday. Two strokes behind the pacesetting Watson overnight, Stadler birdied his...
  • Jones and Watson share lead in Phoenix Open golf February 1, 2014

    Australian journeyman Matt Jones, bidding for his first PGA Tour title, made the most of his local knowledge to charge into a twoway tie for the lead in Friday's second round of the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona. Scottsdale resident Jones, who attended Arizona State University and is a club member...
  • Walker wins on PGA Tour and gets trip to Masters October 15, 2013

    San Martin: Jimmy Walker finally won on the PGA Tour in his eighth year and 188th tournament, and with a little help from Brooks Koepka. Tied for the lead with four holes to play Sunday, Walker rolled in a 6foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to take the lead...
  • Tiger Woods and Henrik Stenson nominated for Player of Year award September 24, 2013

    Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson are among the five nominees for the PGA Tour's Player of the Year, the tour said on Monday. British Opener winner Phil Mickelson and fellow American Matt Kuchar, who finished third on the money list, have also been nominated for the honour, known...
  • Stenson takes 4-shot lead at East Lake September 22, 2013

    Atlanta: Henrik Stenson was so flawless that he built a nine-shot lead at the turn in the Tour Championship on Saturday. Four bogeys in the rain on the back nine at East Lake put him right back where he started the day and injected some hope for the rest of...
  • Tiger Woods targets sixth win to lock up Player of Year September 18, 2013

    Tiger Woods heads into this week's Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club with his sights set on a sixth victory of the season which, in all likelihood, would secure him PGA Tour Player of the year honours. Though he has not claimed a major title since the 2008 U.S. Open,...
  • Snedeker dumbfounded by Furyk's 59 at BMW Championship September 14, 2013

    Lake Forest: Brandt Snedeker was the forgotten man at the BMW Championship on Friday, despite ending the second round tied for the lead, after he was totally overshadowed by co-leader Jim Furyk's magical 59. While Snedeker played well in tricky, gusting conditions to shoot a three-under-par 68 at Conway Farms Golf...
  • Rory McIlroy's woes continue at Conway Farms September 14, 2013

    Lake Forest: Rory McIlroy's dwindling hopes of qualifying for next week's season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta all but disappeared on Friday after he struggled once again at the BMW Championship. The Northern Irish world number four, winner here last year during a storming finish to his 2012 campaign, battled to a...
  • Slow play biggest problem facing PGA Tour, says Watson September 5, 2013

    New York: Slow play has emerged as the biggest problem on the US PGA Tour and the game needs to speed up even at the amateur level, according to 2012 US Masters champion Bubba Watson. The rule-makers of golf have outlawed the anchoring of putters from 2016 but Watson felt slow...
  • Australia's Scott wins Barclays in tight finish August 26, 2013

    Jersey City: Masters champion Adam Scott of Australia won The Barclays after a nail-biting finish, claiming the title on Sunday by one stroke over four rivals in the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs. Early finisher Scott posted a five-under-par 66 at Liberty National for an 11-under-par total of 273 that...
  • Stadler finishes long day in the lead at Barclays August 23, 2013

    New Jersey: Kevin Stadler teed off just after breakfast and finished right before dinner. It took him nearly 11 hours to complete a 7-under 64 at Liberty National, his lowest score on the PGA Tour since the first week of February. And he still isn't guaranteed to be the first-round...
  • Australasian tour suffers under PGA Tour heat August 21, 2013

    Greensboro: As the heavyweight US PGA Tour revamps its schedule and continues to expand internationally, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the world's other tours to survive, let alone thrive. Nowhere are the problems more acute than in Australia, a proud golfing nation that has produced some of the game's greatest...
  • Elusive 15th major title proving toughest to win for Woods August 7, 2013

    Rochester: The stars could hardly be better aligned for Tiger Woods to end a fiveyear major title drought at this week's PGA Championship, though he feels the task has been the most difficult of his career. Woods has not won one of golf's elite championships since his remarkable playoff victory at...
  • John Daly withdraws from British Open with elbow injury July 8, 2013

    John Daly has withdrawn from the British Open because he will have elbow surgery that will end his PGA Tour season. Daly says the surgery on his right elbow is scheduled for Thursday. He says doctors have told him he could start rehabilitation in early September and could return to golf...
  • US tour to support new rule involving long putters July 2, 2013

    Jacksonville, Florida: The US PGA Tour will follow a new rule that bans the anchored putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions, asking instead on Monday for a temporary reprieve for those who play the game for fun. The announcement after a tour board meeting is...
  • Woods leads strong field for next week's Memorial May 25, 2013

    Next week's Memorial tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio will feature one of the season's strongest fields with the world's top six players all taking part in the PGA Tour event hosted by Jack Nicklaus. Topranked Tiger Woods will be back to defend the title he claimed by two...
  • Vijay Singh sues PGA Tour over handling of doping case May 8, 2013

    Former world number one Vijay Singh sued the PGA Tour on Wednesday, a week after golf's premier tour dropped a doping a case against the threetimes major winner. Singh was initially found by the PGA Tour to have breached the sport's doping rules after using a spray, which contains a...
  • Vijay Singh withdraws from Wells Fargo, day after exonerated May 2, 2013

    Charlotte: Vijay Singh withdrew from the Wells Fargo Championship because of a sore back Wednesday, one day after the PGA Tour said it would not punish the Fijian for his admission that he used deer antler spray. The tour said on Tuesday the World AntiDoping Agency informed it that the...
  • Masters widens weekend field, sidesteps putter controversy April 11, 2013

    Augusta, Georgia: The Masters is widening the weekend field for this week's tournament and granting automatic entry next year to more PGA Tour winners, Augusta National chairman Billy Payne said on Wednesday. The cut for the 93player field will be expanded by six to the top 50 and ties, along...
  • Tiger Woods in better shape than a year ago March 7, 2013

    Doral: With so much talk about quitting in the middle of a round, Tiger Woods brings his own perspective. If he had not walked off the course in the middle of the final round at Doral last year, he might not have gone on to win three times on the...
  • European Tour supports rule change on belly putters March 4, 2013

    London: The European Tour has backed the suggested ban on the anchoring of long putters, saying almost all of their player representatives supported the change to golf's regulations. In November, the rule-making Royal and Ancient (R&A) and the United States Golf Association (USGA) proposed to outlaw the controversial process of anchoring...
  • John Merrick wins first PGA Tour title at Riviera February 18, 2013

    Pacific Palisades, California: Local favourite John Merrick won his first PGA Tour title by beating fellow American Charlie Beljan in a suddendeath playoff for the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club on Sunday. Journeyman Merrick sealed victory with a rocksolid par at the second extra hole, the driveable parfour 10th,...
  • Mickelson a Riviera fan after long learning curve February 14, 2013

    California: Phil Mickelson ranks Riviera Country Club as one of his favorite venues on the PGA Tour, even though it took him almost a decade to discover the art of playing the par71 layout. Known as a classic shotmaker's course, Riviera continually vexed Mickelson as he missed four cuts in...
  • Sizzling Mickelson stays four ahead in Phoenix February 2, 2013

    Phil Mickelson maintained a fourshot lead with another redhot display at the Phoenix Open on Friday despite doublebogeying the final hole of his second round with a PGA Tour record in his sights. Needing a four at the 18th to establish a 36hole low on the US circuit, Mickelson surprisingly stumbled...
  • Golfer Vijay Singh admits using controversial spray January 31, 2013

    Los Angeles: Former world number one Vijay Singh has admitted using deer antler spray, but says he was unaware the extract contained an insulinlike growth factor that is banned by the PGA Tour. Fijian Singh, a threetimes major winner, has been using the spray, which is believed to speed up...
  • Ishikawa says ready for PGA Tour breakthrough January 19, 2013

    California: Japanese sensation Ryo Ishikawa, having already piled up multiple records on his home circuit, has set his sights on completing a breakthrough victory on the U.S. PGA Tour this season. Long hailed as one of the most exciting young talents in the game, the 21yearold has so far underachieved...
  • Johnson wins windswept PGA seasonopener at Kapalua January 9, 2013

    Hawaii: It required a lot patience and overtime but American Dustin Johnson opened the PGA Tour season with a comfortable victory at the windswept Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Tuesday. Johnson fired a fiveunder 68 on another blustery day at the Kapalua Resort to finish four shots clear of defending...
  • Strong winds wipe out first day at Kapalua January 5, 2013

    The 2013 PGA Tour got off to a false start on Friday when firstround play at the seasonopening Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii was abandoned because of strong winds. Following an earlier suspension in play due to adverse conditions at the Kapalua Resort, the players were summoned off the...