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Molinari charges to a 64 to win at Arnie’s place

ORLANDO, Fla.(AP) — British Open champion Francesco Molinari delivered another big moment on the 18th green at Bay Hill, without wearing a red shirt and leaving the flag stick in the cup. His 45-foot birdie putt capped off an 8-under 64 to come from five shots behind Sunday and win the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Molinari watched … Continue reading Molinari charges to a 64 to win at Arnie’s place

Honda Classic gets only 3 of the world’s top 20 players

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are among the golfers who live in the vicinity of PGA National and may very well be home this weekend. They just won’t be playing at the Honda Classic. The condensing of the PGA Tour schedule is forcing players to make some tough … Continue reading Honda Classic gets only 3 of the world’s top 20 players

MEXICO CITY | Johnson cruises to 20th career title in Mexico Championship

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dustin Johnson struggled early, caught a good break from behind a tree and then breezed to his sixth World Golf Championship title Sunday by closing with a 5-under 66 for a five-shot victory over Rory McIlroy in the Mexico Championship. Johnson won for the 20th time on the PGA Tour, making … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Johnson cruises to 20th career title in Mexico Championship

MEXICO CITY | Johnson overcomes tree trouble for 4-shot lead in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dustin Johnson was cruising along Saturday in the Mexico Championship until one swing put him in a bad spot, and the next shot made it even worse. One minute he was leading by six shots. Two holes later, he was leading by two. For all that went wrong, Johnson knew everything … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Johnson overcomes tree trouble for 4-shot lead in Mexico

KAPALUA, Hawaii | Tway returns to Kapalua as a tour winner and leads with 66

KAPALUA, Hawaii—Jan 03, 2019—Kevin Tway returned to Kapalua a lot older, taller and better and made his Sentry Tournament of Champions debut with a 7-under 66 to build a one-shot lead Thursday after the first round of the new year. Tway last came to this idyllic resort on the west end of Maui as the … Continue reading KAPALUA, Hawaii | Tway returns to Kapalua as a tour winner and leads with 66

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland | Koepka gutted over wounded fan, denies fight with Johnson

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland— Brooks Koepka is thinking about more than just golf these days. The 28-year-old American, the U.S. Open and PGA Championship winner, said Wednesday he was heartbroken to hear a woman struck by his tee shot at the Ryder Cup last week might lose vision in her right eye. Koepka’s wild shot on … Continue reading ST. ANDREWS, Scotland | Koepka gutted over wounded fan, denies fight with Johnson

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Reed getting fired up at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Patrick Reed is getting fired up after a quiet start to the Ryder Cup. After holing a 5-foot birdie putt to halve a hole at No. 9, the man nicknamed “Captain America” made a shush gesture to … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Reed getting fired up at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Fourballs in the balance at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The fourballs are headed to the back nine at the Ryder Cup, and all the matches are in the balance. In a 40-minute swing at Le Golf National, the United States went from being down in three … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Fourballs in the balance at Ryder Cup

PARAMUS, N.J. | Koepka powers into a share of the lead at Northern Trust

PARAMUS, N.J. — One swing changed everything for Brooks Koepka and sent him into a share of the lead at The Northern Trust. Koepka swung as hard as he could with a 3-wood from just under 310 yards and reached the 631-yard 13th hole in two. He made eagle, closed with three straight birdies and … Continue reading PARAMUS, N.J. | Koepka powers into a share of the lead at Northern Trust

PARAMUS, N.J. | Johnson, Koepka open strong as Woods gets off to even start

PARAMUS, N.J. — Back in the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time in five years, Tiger Woods was stuck in neutral. Kevin Tway, Jamie Lovemark and Vaughn Taylor each opened with a 5-under 66 and shared the early lead Thursday at The Northern Trust. Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka were among those another shot … Continue reading PARAMUS, N.J. | Johnson, Koepka open strong as Woods gets off to even start

PARAMUS, N.J. | Koepka looking to put a great finish on a great year

PARAMUS, N.J. — The majors are done for the year. Brooks Koepka is not. Koepka is one week removed from winning the PGA Championship which, to go along with his second straight U.S. Open title, gives him a sensational season by anyone’s standards. Tiger Woods called Koepka a lock to win PGA Tour player of … Continue reading PARAMUS, N.J. | Koepka looking to put a great finish on a great year

ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Schwartzel matches Koepka’s round of 63 at PGA

ST. LOUIS — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf’s final major of the year (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Charl Schwartzel matched the low round at a PGA Championship with his 7-under 63 on Friday, about half an hour after U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka did likewise at Bellerive. There hadn’t been two 63s … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Schwartzel matches Koepka’s round of 63 at PGA

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Zach Johnson takes early lead in British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The way golf has been going the last few years, it would be reasonable to see the name “Johnson” atop the leaderboard and assume it belonged to the No. 1 player in the world. But not necessarily at the British Open. Zach Johnson — not Dustin — already has his name on … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Zach Johnson takes early lead in British Open

CARNOUSTIE,Scotland | The Latest: Fleetwood shoots 65 to move into lead in Open

CARNOUSTIE,Scotland — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 12:15 p.m. England’s Tommy Fleetwood played his way through the rain to post a 6-under 65 and move into a tie for the lead in the second round of the British Open. Fleetwood, who posted the course record 63 at the Dunhill Links Championship … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE,Scotland | The Latest: Fleetwood shoots 65 to move into lead in Open

CARNOUSTIE, | The Latest: Woods fizzes low shot into legs of spectators

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Tiger Woods fizzed a low hook from the thick rough into the legs of spectators on the second hole of his second round at the British Open. Spectators lining the right of the fairway appeared to ignore a request from Woods … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, | The Latest: Woods fizzes low shot into legs of spectators

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  | The Latest: Zach Johnson makes move in rain at Carnoustie

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Zach Johnson won a British Open at St. Andrews in miserable conditions in 2015. In the rain Friday, he made a move toward the top of the leaderboard in the Open at Carnoustie. Johnson bogeyed his first hole, but ran off … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  | The Latest: Zach Johnson makes move in rain at Carnoustie

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Johnson in 4-way tie after day of survival at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The only thing that spared Dustin Johnson from another U.S. Open implosion is that everyone around him suffered on a Shinnecock Hills course that even the USGA conceded got out of hand Saturday afternoon. Daniel Berger and Tony Finau were the exceptions, each posting a 4-under 66 about the time Johnson … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Johnson in 4-way tie after day of survival at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | The Latest: Mickelson turns 48 and looks for a low score

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the US Open (all times local): Noon Phil Mickelson won’t have any trouble remembering Saturday is his birthday. Mickelson turned 48, and he was serenaded with “Happy Birthday” when he strode to the first tee at Shinnecock to start his third round of the U.S. Open. As he … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | The Latest: Mickelson turns 48 and looks for a low score

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Dustin Johnson handled the worst of the weather and wound up as the sole survivor to par at the U.S. Open, taking a four-shot lead into the weekend at Shinnecock Hills. Johnson dropped only one shot Friday morning in wind and two hours of light rain that made the course play … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | The Latest: Sun comes out at Shinnecock for US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on Friday’s second round of the U.S. Open (all times local): 12:20 p.m. The sun is out at Shinnecock Hills. After gusting wind for the first round and wet weather on Friday morning, the sky cleared just before noon in Round 2. Golfers ditched their long-sleeved shirts and umbrellas … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | The Latest: Sun comes out at Shinnecock for US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | The Latest: Scoring improves in wet conditions at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on Friday’s second round of the U.S. Open (all times local): 10:40 a.m. First-round co-leader Russell Henley was doing just fine in the second round of the U.S. Open. He stood at 2 under par and a shot behind leader Dustin Johnson when Henley reached his 12th hole of … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | The Latest: Scoring improves in wet conditions at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | A 7 and a 78: Ugly numbers for Tiger Woods in US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — As Tiger Woods stood in the middle of the first fairway, the last thing on his mind was a 7.  That number was the first thing on his scorecard Thursday in the U.S. Open. It didn’t get better on his way to another ugly number, a first-round 78. It wasn’t his … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | A 7 and a 78: Ugly numbers for Tiger Woods in US Open

MEMPHIS, Tenn | Dustin Johnson reclaims world’s top spot with St. Jude win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson is back in his spot as the world’s top-ranked golfer thanks to a dominant victory capped by an absolutely amazing hole-out for eagle. “What a cool way to end the day,” Johnson said. Johnson shot a 4-under 66 on Sunday making the St. Jude Classic his second PGA Tour … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn | Dustin Johnson reclaims world’s top spot with St. Jude win

Woods to play with No. 1 and 2 in the world at US Open

Tiger Woods will play the opening two rounds of the U.S. Open with Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson, which feels like a grouping of Nos. 1-2-3 in the world ranking. Except that Woods is No. 80. The USGA released its tee times Thursday for the U.S. Open next week at Shinnecock Hills, and it offered … Continue reading Woods to play with No. 1 and 2 in the world at US Open

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. | Dustin Johnson shares early lead at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Dustin Johnson is using a new technique for his putting and he likes the results. Johnson opened with six birdies on the back nine and wound up with a 6-under 66 to share the early lead with Webb Simpson and Alex Noren at The Players Championship. Conditions were perfect for … Continue reading PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. | Dustin Johnson shares early lead at Players

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. | Sabbatini with early RBC Heritage lead, Johnson 5 shots back

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. | April 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  — Rory Sabbatini shot a 7-under 64 for his lowest round ever at Harbour Town Golf Links and a two-stroke lead Thursday in the RBC Heritage, with top-ranked Dustin Johnson five shots behind. The talk leading up to the tournament was of the return of Johnson, … Continue reading HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. | Sabbatini with early RBC Heritage lead, Johnson 5 shots back

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. | No. 1 Johnson looks to follow strong Masters at Harbour Town

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. | April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Dustin Johnson is not satisfied with his Masters’ history, no matter how many top-10 finishes he posts at Augusta National. The top-ranked Johnson wound up 10th in last week’s major, his third straight appearance in the top 10 on the challenging layout. “I definitely expect … Continue reading HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. | No. 1 Johnson looks to follow strong Masters at Harbour Town

Reed topples Spieth as top seeds fall in Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas/March 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — In a showdown that turned sloppy, Patrick Reed nearly holed a wedge to seize control and finished off Jordan Spieth with a 40-foot birdie putt from behind the 17th green to advance to the weekend of the Dell Technologies Match Play. The 2-and-1 victory sent Spieth home in search … Continue reading Reed topples Spieth as top seeds fall in Match Play

McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Mickelson lose early in Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas /March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Rory McIlroy put together another flawless back nine, running off five straight birdies. This time, it wasn’t enough. Former U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein built a 5-up lead against McIlroy and held off his late charge with enough key shots of his own in a 2-and-1 victory, one … Continue reading McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Mickelson lose early in Match Play

Sam Saunders opens strong again at Riviera; Woods has 72

LOS ANGELES/February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Tiger Woods lost a ball in a tree early in his round, played from the wrong hole late and ended his return to Riviera with a reasonable start in the Genesis Open. It was more of the same for Sam Saunders, and hope that it will get better as the … Continue reading Sam Saunders opens strong again at Riviera; Woods has 72