Professional Golf Coverage

Sports

Mickelson struggles with driver in 2020 debut at La Quinta

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson drove so far left on the par-4 ninth that he was in the rough behind a tree all the way...

Featured Links

Sports

Koepka ready to get back to work after nearly 3 months off

HONOLULU (AP) — Brooks Koepka hasn't been the same since he tied for third in the FedEx Cup final in August, and hasn't felt...

Sports

European Tour gets even tougher on slow play

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The European Tour stepped up its attack on slow play by announcing that players will be...

Sports

Cameron Smith wins Sony Open in another Hawaii comeback

HONOLULU (AP) — Two weeks in Hawaii brought rain, unusually strong wind, playoffs and two players who thought victory was out...

Sports

Morning roundup: Landry, Scheffler rocket past Fowler at The American Express

GOLF Landry, Scheffler rocket past Fowler Andrew Landry and Scottie Scheffler broke away Saturday at The American Express....

Sports

Jimenez beats senior newcomer Els in playoff at Hualalai

KA'UPULEHI-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez made a 12-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff Saturday with...

Sports

Andrew Landry, Scottie Scheffler break away in desert

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Landry and Scottie Scheffler broke away Saturday at The American Express.Landry shot a 7-under...

Business

Inbee Park builds 2-shot lead in LPGA season opener

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Inbee Park finally made a bogey, but she still finished with a 4-under 67 Saturday and a two-shot...

Sports

Vega takes 2-shot lead in Latin American Amateur

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Jose Vega of Colombia withstood another tough day of wind Saturday at Mayakoba for a 1-over 72...

Sports

Westwood powers into 1-shot lead at Abu Dhabi Championship

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lee Westwood, chasing his 25th European Tour win, moved into a one-shot lead after the...

Health

Friday Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — Jason Garrett is headed to the other side of the Giants-Cowboys rivalry.New York announced Friday night that...

Sports

Morning roundup: Rickie Fowler shares lead at The American Express

Former Oklahoma State golfer Rickie Fowler came to The American Express in La Quinta, California, for the first time in six...

Sports

Austin leads Langer at windy Hualalai; Els makes big move

KA'UPULEHI-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Woody Austin scrambled for birdie on the par-4 18th Friday to take the lead into the final round...

Sports

Vega has 65 and leads Latin American Amateur by 3 shots

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Jose Vega of Colombia holed out for eagle on the third hole and remarkably kept bogeys off his...

Sports

Rickie Fowler, Scottie Scheffler tied for lead in desert

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Rickie Fowler came to The American Express for the first time in six years to prepare for the next two...

Sports

One-armed Canadian amateur makes ace at American Express

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — One-armed Canadian amateur Laurent Hurtubise made a hole-in-one playing alongside two PGA Tour pros in...

Sports

Henderson, Inbee Park tied for lead in LPGA season opener

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Canada’s Brooke Henderson parlayed four birdies and a late eagle into Friday’s hottest round and...

Sports

Laporta leads by 1 in Abu Dhabi as Koepka struggles

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Francesco Laporta earned a one-shot lead halfway through the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship...

Health

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. POLITICAL STAKES HIGH...

Health

Thursday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before managing even a single game, the latest fallout...

Sports

Langer, Jimenez share lead; Els struggles in senior debut

KA'UPULEHI-KONA, Hawaii. (AP) — Bernhard Langer and Miguel Angel Jimenez shot 8-under 64 on Thursday to share the first-round...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

SportsMay 5, 2019

Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

Exclusively from The Oklahoman

Sports

Koepka tied for 3rd in Abu Dhabi in return from knee injury

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Brooks Koepka shot a 6-under 66 Thursday in his return to competition after a knee...

Sports

Ramirez handles wind and takes lead in Latin American Am

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Ivan Camilo Ramirez of Colombia handled the gusting conditions at Mayakoba for a 3-under 68 to...

Sports

Danielle Kang opens with 63 to lead LPGA Tour season opener

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — American Danielle Kang stepped to the tee at the treacherous par-3 finishing hole at the LPGA’s...

Health

Wednesday Sports in Brief

MLBBOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox insist they won the 2018 World Series fairly, even as they begin their search for a new...

Business

Senior tour long, long ways off for Phil Mickelson

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Five months away from his 50th birthday, Phil Mickelson is still a long, long ways from the senior...

Health

Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBBOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred...

Business

Klum, Gunn back in fashion game on Amazon's 'Making the Cut'

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are back in the fashion game, searching for the next big designer name on...

Sports

Column: From 30 books to 30,000, and a gift back to Scotland

Alastair Johnston returned home to Scotland after an internship with IMG and brought with him 30 golf books that had been...

Sports

The week in golf at a glance

PGA TOURTHE AMERICAN EXPRESSSite: La Quinta, Calif.Courses: TPC Stadium Course at PGA West (Yardage: 7,113; Par: 72); PGA West...

Sports

European, PGA Tour take steps to single out slow players

The European Tour and PGA Tour are trying to crack down on slow play with revamped policies that allow for swifter penalty...

Health

Monday Sports In Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Joe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest...

Sports

3-and-out: PGA Tour moving Byron Nelson from Trinity Forest

DALLAS (AP) — The PGA Tour will move the Byron Nelson away from Trinity Forest Golf Club after the tournament is played there...

Health

Weekend Sports In Brief

NFLGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams eight times for 160 yards and two touchdowns, Green Bay's...

Featured Links

Sports

Cameron Smith wins Sony Open in playoff after wild finish

HONOLULU (AP) — Cameron Smith was running out of holes, but not hope.Smith was two shots behind with two holes to play in the...

Sports

Smith wins Sony Open; Grace takes South African Open

HONOLULU (AP) — Cameron Smith of Australia won his first PGA Tour title on his own Sunday when he least expected it.Two shots...

Business

AP Sportlight

Jan. 131962 — Wilt Chamberlain scores an NBA regulation-game record 73 points to lead the Philadelphia Warriors to a 135-117...

Sports

Branden Grace produces final-round 62 to win SA Open

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Branden Grace stormed home with a final-round 62 to win the European Tour's South African Open by three...

Sports

Brendan Steele seizes control at Sony Open

HONOLULU (AP) — Saturday was no time to panic, especially at a Sony Open with so many players in the mix that one shot could...

Sports

Oosthuizen on course to defend title at South African Open

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen is on course to defend his title at the South African Open and takes a one-shot lead into...

Sports

Ormsby continues to lead at Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) — Wade Ormsby continued his impressive run at the Hong Kong Open with a 4-under 66 to take a two-shot lead on...

Sports

Conners takes hard, rewarding road to Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Corey Conners returned to Hawaii this year with one notable difference.He knew he had a tee time.That's no...

Sports

More wind at Sony, but no Thomas or Reed

HONOLULU (AP) — Different island, similar result. Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed finished the tournament with the same...

Sports

With a baby on the way, Michelle Wie still has eye on golf

HONOLULU (AP) — Michelle Wie always thought if she ever had children, that would be the end of her golf.Now she is more...

Sports

Pulkkanen leads SAfrican Open seeking first Euro Tour title

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tapio Pulkkanen led by a shot at the halfway stage of the European Tour's South African Open after a...

Sports

Morikawa handles the wind and takes lead at Sony Open

HONOLULU (AP) — The wind blew so hard that palm trees looked as though they were made of rubber. The Pacific looked angrier...

Sports

Ormsby stays ahead at Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) — Wade Ormsby took sole possession of the lead at the Hong Kong Open with a 4-under 66 in the second round on...

Sports

Famed golf course designer Pete Dye dies at 94

Pete Dye never thought golf was meant to be fair, inspiring him to build courses that visually intimidated recreational players...

Sports

Michelle Wie expecting her first child — a girl -- in summer

Michelle Wie is expecting her first child — a girl — this summer.The often-injured golfer announced the news Thursday on...

Business

Pat Hurst selected as US captain for 2021 Solheim Cup

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Pat Hurst was selected captain of the U.S. team for the 2021 Solheim Cup on Thursday.The 50-year-old...

Sports

Ormsby and Otsuki share early lead at Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) — After a six-week delay because of anti-government protests, the Hong Kong Open finally got going Thursday.Wade...

Sports

New Hawaiian island, new course, same big wind for Sony Open

HONOLULU (AP) — Same state, new island, two courses that could not be more different.What hasn't changed between the two-week...

Sports

Ancer looking for Presidents Cup bounce in Honolulu

HONOLULU (AP) — Abraham Ancer can't remember playing better with so little to show for it.His hope is the payoff is not far...

Business

Leagues finally cash in on sports betting by selling data

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Professional sports leagues struck out in their quest for a cut of sports betting money by claiming...

Sports

Paul Azinger's career made a detour 20 years ago in Honolulu

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Paul Azinger is a PGA champion long known as someone who says what he thinks, usually with some degree...

Sports

Column: Reed digs himself a hole that will be hard to escape

HONOLULU (AP) — Patrick Reed needed a 12-foot birdie putt to win at Kapalua and return at least some attention to his bullish...

Business

Golf glance

PGA TOURSONY OPENSite: Honolulu.Course: Waialae CC. Yardage: 7,044. Par: 70.Purse: $6.6 million. Winner's share:...

Health

Monday's Sports In Brief

NFLDALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce...

Sports

Justin Thomas grabs a win he thought he had lost

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Justin Thomas began the new year mildly disappointed by not having won more than he already has on the...

Sports

Morning roundup: Thomas wins PGA Tournament of Champions

Justin Thomas birdied the third playoff hole Sunday to win the PGA Tour's Sentry Tournament of Champions on the rejuvenated...

Sports

Justin Thomas hangs on to win Kapalua in a playoff

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Justin Thomas won the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and he still doesn't know how.He lost a two-shot...

Business

How a jazz drummer helped get Wisconsin-based Sentry to Maui

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The PGA Tour celebrated the start of a new year by announcing Wisconsin-based Sentry Insurance, in only...

Sports

Morning Roundup: Cowboys interviewing for new coach, sources say

The Dallas Cowboys are talking to former head coaches Mike McCarthy and Marvin Lewis in the surest sign so far that they are...

Sports

Schauffele holds onto a 1-shot lead at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Xander Schauffele made his first bogey in 60 holes at Kapalua dating to his victory last year. He didn't...

Sports

Schauffele takes 1-shot lead at Kapalua in title defense

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The only thing that resembled paradise to Xander Schauffele at Kapalua was his name atop the leaderboard...

Sports

Close call in majors can lead to some major recovery time

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — J.B. Holmes played only two rounds in four months leading into the new year. He expected some rust at...

Sports

Niemann opens with 66 to lead at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Fresh off his Presidents Cup debut, Joaquin Niemann of Chile brought fresh confidence and plenty of form...

Featured Links

Sports

5 questions for the new year from Tiger to the Olympics

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Tiger Woods has inspired new hope. Brooks Koepka is the No. 1 player in the world.A new year brings a...

Sports

Justin Thomas has great start to career and wants more

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Justin Thomas is making his fifth straight start to a new year at Kapalua, a current streak matched only...

Sports

Morning Roundup: Cotton Bowl site of Wednesday's NHL Winter Classic

NHL Cotton Bowl site of Wednesday's Winter Classic Welcome to a Texas-sized NHL Winter Classic. The annual showcase is going...

Sports

A refined Kapalua presents different test to start new year

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Lush green grass, Pacific blue horizon.That much about the Plantation Course at Kapalua hasn't changed...

Sports

Famed golfer pays off 50 students' lunch debt

WILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Famed golfer Dottie Pepper paid off all outstanding school lunch debt for a few dozen elementary students...

Business

Sentry signs 10-year extension as title sponsor at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The PGA Tour is beginning a new year by announcing a 10-year deal with Sentry Insurance as title sponsor...

Sports

Karma had a hand in top 5 'feel-good' sports moments of 2019

Karma had a career year in 2019.She draped a green jacket on Tiger Woods, handed soccer’s World Cup to a tough-as-nails U.S....

Sports

Schedule change a slight boost to some European Tour events

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The PGA Championship moving to May forced the hand of the European Tour, which smartly opted to move its...

Sports

Column: Tales from the PGA Tour

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Rory McIlroy won his fourth event of the year at the HSBC Champions and returned home from Shanghai to a...

Sports

A look at this week's golf tournaments around the world

PGA TOURSENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONSSite: Kapalua, Hawaii.Course: Plantation Course at Kapalua. Yardage: 7,596. Par:...

Sports

Woods' comeback at Masters named AP Sports Story of the Year

A green jacket. A heart-melting embrace. A stirring return to the top of golf by one of the sport’s all-time greats.In choosing...

Sports

The next team in golf is the toughest to make for Americans

Gary Woodland was runner-up twice against strong fields in South Korea and Kapalua. He won the U.S. Open. He had another top-10...

Sports

Column: Major shots and the ones that might not stand out

Brooks Koepka and Shane Lowry have a clear memory of one shot from the final round of the majors they won that not many would...

Sports

Scott takes Australian PGA; Jazz wins again on Asian Tour

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Adam Scott won the Australian PGA on Sunday at Royal Pines for his 30th professional victory and...

Sports

Adam Scott wins Australian PGA

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Adam Scott sealed his first tournament win in almost four years Sunday when he shot 3-under 69 to...

Sports

Adam Scott makes 2 late birdies to take Australian PGA lead

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Adam Scott birdied two of his final three holes to take a one-stroke lead after three rounds of...

Sports

Adam Scott trails by 2 after 2 rounds at the Australian PGA

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Adam Scott was two strokes off the lead and tied for third place after a second-round 5-under 67...

Sports

Herbert, Rankin lead Australian PGA at 5 under; Scott 3 back

Lucas Herbert and Brett Rankin shared the first-round lead at the Australian PGA Championship after carding 5-under 67s on...

Business

Tuesday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLIOWA CITY, Iowa — Hayden Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution over...

Business

Barrow to step down as CBS prepares for more golf changes

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — CBS Sports, which already has gone through additions and subtractions going into its golf season,...

Sports

Column: Internationals lacking ownership in Presidents Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ernie Els has finished second to Tiger Woods more than any other player, and he never looked more...

Sports

Tiger Woods caps comeback year by leading emotional team win

MELBOURNE, Australia - The emotions poured out of Tiger Woods, just like they did at Augusta National in the spring, except...

Sports

Morning roundup: Rangers get pitching ace Corey Kluber in trade with Indians

The Cleveland Indians traded two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers on Sunday in a blockbuster deal...

Sports

Tiger Woods wins opening match, US takes Presidents Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — High emotions, fierce hugs from Tiger Woods, this time as a winner both ways in the Presidents...

Sports

Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Tway win QBE Shootout

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Tway won the QBE Shootout on Sunday, birdieing the final two holes in best-ball...

Sports

Tiger Woods caps comeback year by leading emotional team win

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The emotions poured out of Tiger Woods, just like they did at Augusta National in the spring,...

Sports

Morning Roundup: Tiger Woods and US team rallies to win Presidents Cup again

Woods and US team rallies to win Presidents Cup again MELBOURNE, Australia — Tiger Woods set the Presidents Cup record for most...

Sports

Tiger Woods and US team rally to win Presidents Cup again

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — High emotions, fierce hugs from Tiger Woods, this time as a winner both ways in the Presidents...

Sports

Internationals lose yet again to the US at Presidents Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The end for the Internationals came about halfway through a mostly cloudy Sunday afternoon at Royal...

Sports

Capsules of Presidents Cup singles matches

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A capsule look at the Sunday singles matches in the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf...

Sports

5-way tie for lead in QBE Shootout team event

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Brendon Todd and Billy Horschel shot a 6-under 66 in modified alternate shot Saturday for a share of the...

Sports

International clings to 2-point lead in Presidents Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The International team has the lead going into the final day of the Presidents Cup for the first...