Bradley off to fast start in bid to make FedEx Cup finale
— (AP) — Keegan Bradley hasn't been to the FedEx Cup finale in four years, and he started the BMW Championship on Thursday like he was in a hurry to get back. He won the BMW Championship in 2018 some 20 miles away at Aronimink when he was No. 52 in the FedEx Cup, sending him to Atlanta. Will Zalatoris won his first PGA Tour title last week at an ideal time, moving to the top of the FedEx Cup standings. Three holes into the BMW Championship, he went bunker to rough to bunker and then three-putted for a double bogey.wftv.com
Kee-gan! Bradley feels the love, makes a run at the US Open
US Open Golf Keegan Bradley hits on the 10th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at The Country Club, Friday, June 17, 2022, in Brookline, Mass. On Saturday at the U.S. Open, Bradley got the full treatment. A cascading chorus of “Kee-gan, Kee-gan, Kee-gan” greeted the local favorite as he strode up the 18th fairway at The Country Club. “I got to feel what it feels like to play in Fenway, to play in the Garden, to play in Gillette Stadium. Playing in windy, cool conditions that turned The Country Club into a “beast,” in the words of co-leader Will Zalatoris, Bradley started slow.wftv.com
'ManningCast' comes to golf as PGA gets alternate telecast
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski)Joe Buck is back in golf at another major, this time the PGA Championship with ESPN. Any player among the top 60 in the world ranking after the PGA Championship will not have to go through qualifying. That made for a small consolation prize for Keegan Bradley after his runner-up finish in the Wells Fargo Championship. Kim has earned enough Korn Ferry Tour points to assure the 23-year-old South Korean will have a PGA Tour card next season. The Constellation Furyk & Friends tournament made its PGA Tour Champions debut by raising $1.7 million for local charities.wftv.com
Homa steady in Sunday duel, gets 4th tour win at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Golf Max Homa chips to the green on the 12th hole during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament, Sunday, May 8, 2022, at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm golf club in Potomac, Md. Homa got his first career win in 2019 at Quail Hollow, which took the year off as Wells Fargo host while it prepares for the U.S.-versus-International team competition. He twirled his 7-iron as he watched his approach on the par-4 first hole settle 8 feet from the hole. When Homa converted another birdie on the par-4 15th, he had a three-shot lead with three to play. Homa had to make a 5-footer for bogey on the par-4 16th as Bradley made birdie to move within one.wftv.com
Bradley goes low in mud again, leads Wells Fargo by 2
Wells Fargo Golf Keegan Bradley watches between shots on the seventh green during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament, Saturday, May 7, 2022, at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm golf club in Potomac, Md. — (AP) — Keegan Bradley did nothing special on the only easy scoring day this week at the Wells Fargo Championship, opening with an even-par 70 that left him around the cut line. Since the conditions got tougher, Bradley has been the best player at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. “It felt like a Patriots playoff game out there in December,” said Bradley, who grew up in New England. The leader after 18 and 36 holes, Day began struggling with his driver before it spilled over to the rest of the bag.wftv.com
Match Play Live: A day of elimination and comebacks
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (Tony Gutierrez)AUSTIN, Texas — (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local):___6:30 p.m.As the second day of the Dell Technologies Match Play heads for a conclusion, already 14 of the 32 matches have gone the distance and six winners staged back-nine comebacks to win. The old boys from Blighty will be battling each other with a chance to win their group in the Dell Technologies Match Play. 4 who will show up Friday at the Dell Technologies Match Play with no chance of winning his group. Cantlay has yet to advance out of group play in his four years at the Match Play. ___9:45 a.m.Paul Casey's warmup lasted only a few minutes before he realized his back was not good enough to play in the Dell Technologies Match Play.wftv.com
Live updates: Spieth gets through opener at Match Play
Match Play Golf Jordan Spieth reacts to his putt on the sixth green in the first round of the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (Tony Gutierrez)AUSTIN, Texas — (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Match Play (all times local):2 p.m.Jordan Spieth made only one birdie putt to win a hole. All that mattered is he won his opening match against Keegan Bradley in the Dell Technologies Match Play. Neither played led by more than one hole the entire match until Bradley conceded Spieth a 6-foot par on the final hole for a 2-up margin. Maverick McNealy, the last player to get into the field, needed only 12 holes to beat Riviera winner Joaquin Niemann.wftv.com
Major start as Koepka finds his way to share of lead at PGA
It led to a double bogey, and the toughest part of the Ocean Course was still to come. I deserved every bit of that double bogey," Koepka said. McIlroy made bogey on three of the par 5s for a 75, his worst start ever in a PGA Championship. He has built a reputation for playing his best in the majors, with back-to-back titles in the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship over the last five years. Despite a double bogey to start on one of the more difficult courses in the PGA rotation, he didn't flinch.wftv.com
The Latest: Bradley, Dufner moving up PGA leaderboard
Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner are doing their part early on at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island to make that happen. Bradley, who beat Dufner in a playoff at the Atlanta Athletic Club a decade ago for the major title, is on top at 4-under 72 at the PGA Championship. Two years after his runner-up finish to Bradley, Dufner won the PGA Championship. ___10:45 a.m.Bryson DeChambeau is heading in the wrong direction early on at the PGA Championship. ___7 a.m.South Carolina native Patrick Rada found the middle of the fairway with the opening tee shot in the PGA Championship.wftv.com
Sam Burns pulls away at Innisbrook, claims first PGA title
"I always felt that you had to play perfect golf to win,” Burns said after a 3-under 68 for a three-shot victory. Bradley and Burns were tied through 36 holes and 54 holes, and they stayed that way through 12 holes on another blistering day at the Copperhead course at Innisbrook. “I just hit a terrible shot,” Bradley said. “He knows that I'm always trying to go pedal down and then in that situation, that just wasn't the play,” Burns said. He had a four-shot lead with two holes to play, the water and worst of the hazards behind him.wftv.com
Burns pulls away at Innisbrook and claims first PGA title
Burns followed with a wedge that stopped next to the hole for a tap-in birdie on the par-5 14th. He put Bradley away with a 7-iron to 18 feet and a birdie putt that brought the most emotion he showed all day, a hard fist slam. He had a four-shot lead with two holes to play, the water and worst hazards behind him. Bradley answered with a pair of birdies, and then made a 15-foot birdie putt from the fringe on No. Burns won the wedge contest, making a 15-footer for birdie, to tie for the lead.wftv.com
Burns struggles to keep share of Tampa lead with Bradley
Sam Burns hit a pair of tee shots right where he wanted and they cost him bogeys. Burns had a three-shot lead with five holes remaining, and he had to make an 8-foot bogey putt on the 18th hole for a 2-under 69 just to have a chance at sharing the lead. Burns also made a 35-foot birdie putt on the third hole and hit a tough bunker shot to 10 feet for birdie on the fifth. The lead was three shots when Bradley missed a par putt on the 13th hole. Homa started the round four shots behind Burns and Bradley, and he fell seven shots back after the opening four holes.wftv.com
Bradley ends with eagle and ties Burns for Innisbrook lead
Bradley ended his round by holing out for eagle from 100 yards in the ninth fairway, over a deep bunker to the elevated green. Burns had a one-shot lead after 54 holes in the Houston Open in November and closed with a 72 to tie for seventh. Due to the great finishes of Burns and Bradley, the top two players have their work cut out for them. “But I'm happy the way I'm playing, happy with the way I'm putting and just want to have a shot.”DIVOTS: Paul Casey, going for a third straight win at Innisbrook, shot 71 and was nine shots behind. The cut was 1-under 141, only the third time at Innisbrook the cut has been under par.wftv.com
Jones wins Honda Classic by 5 shots, earns spot in Masters
Jones won the Honda Classic by five shots Sunday, a final round of 2-under 68 good enough to finish the week at 12-under 268 at PGA National. J.B. Holmes was in the final group with Jones, three shots back to start the day, and his chances were gone very quickly. He ended up with a costly final-round 79 for Holmes; second place, where he started the day, paid Hagy $763,000 while the tied-for-46th finish paid Holmes $19,070. AdHe went on to make double bogey there, and when Jones birdied the par-5 third Holmes’ deficit had gone from three to eight shots in about 45 minutes. “You can't get a tougher golf course to win on than this one, in these conditions," Jones said.
Jones survives a challenging day, takes 3-shot lead at Honda
“I'm happy to go low with the ball flight and I'm probably a little more conservative when the wind is up," Jones said. That’s when his woes started, and what became a nine-shot turnaround between he and Jones began. Jones grabbed a share of the lead with a birdie at the par-4 14th. And when Wise made bogey at the par-3 15th, Jones was the outright leader again. “Just keep doing what I'm doing," Jones said.
Westwood has career-low at Bay Hill and takes 1-shot lead
He might not be able to contemplate driving a par 5 — that sideshow Saturday at Bay Hill belonged to Bryson DeChambeau. You've got to be top 50 in the world,” Westwood said. He grabbed the lead by holing a 30-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole (DeChambeau made birdie) and a 30-foot birdie putt on the closing hole (DeChambeau made par) to reach 11-under 205. Conners, who started the third round with a one-shot lead, could only manage a 71 on a cool, breezy day at Bay Hill with only a few drops of rain. Sunday was shaping up as another thriller at Bay Hill.
Sam Burns holds his own on a tough, windy day at Riviera
Burns went 31 consecutive holes with a bogey, a streak that ended on No. When the third round was halted by darkness, he made back-to-back bogeys that dropped him to 10-under par, two shots ahead of Matt Fitzpatrick. “Even the downwind holes weren’t that much easier because it was hard to stop it there on the green,” Burns said. “It’s a hard course with no wind,” Burns said. Fitzpatrick was at 3 under for the day through 17 holes, the low score of the round so far.
Schauffele recovers from COVID-19, optimistic about new year
Schauffele is among 16 players in the Tournament of Champions who didn't win last year. His girlfriend came down with COVID-19 in the middle of December, and a few days later, Schauffele tested positive and eventually had minor symptoms. Schauffele is among 16 players at Kapalua who failed to win an official event, though he did have the lowest 72-hole score at the Tour Championship. The winners-only field is including players who reached the Tour Championship because golf was shut down for three months due to the pandemic. Schauffele already has played four times in the new season, which began in September, and that includes two majors.
Mel Reid hopes to keep the party going at Women's PGA
Reid, a 33-year-old from England, is among the contenders to win the Women’s PGA Championship at Aronimink. This is where Gary Player won his first PGA Championship in 1962, by one shot over Bob Goalby. Reid is a six-time winner on the Ladies European Tour but she was more than overdue for an LPGA Tour title. Last year, Hannah Green used a steely performance down the stretch at Hazeltine to make the Women's PGA her first career victory. She hopes to use the lessons learned there to be able to secure a second straight major championship.
Garcia tied for lead going into final round in Mississippi
He was the first to post at 14-under 202, a lead that held until Garcia caught him, and J.T. He also is enjoying himself, even when putts that look like they're going in stay out. “We love to make every putt we look at — or not look at, in this case — but we know that's not going to happen,” Garcia said. Staked to a two-shot lead going into the weekend, he had three bogeys on the front nine before he hit a hybrid from 255 yards to 15 feet for an egle on the 11th hole. Not since that 2017 Masters has he had at least a share of the 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour.
Bradley leads by 2 shots going into weekend in Mississippi
18 during the second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament in Jackson, Miss., Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. – Keegan Bradley likes the way he's putting. In his debut in the Sanderson Farms Championship, Bradley made three straight birdies on the back nine to take the lead and closed with another short birdie putt to take a two-shot lead over J.T. What a great day, and I'm bringing a lot to the weekend that I'm happy about.”It hasn't been much fun in the last year for Bradley, who won the PGA Championship as a rookie. Chappell shot 40 on the back nine and had to settle for a 72, leaving him five shots back.
Morikawa back from missed cut with strong debut at Muirfield
DUBLIN, Ohio Collin Morikawa didn't get rattled by his first missed cut as a pro or his first time playing Muirfield Village. It was a quiet day of work, typical for the PGA Tour with no spectators allowed in the return from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. For the first time in 63 years, the PGA Tour will have tournaments on the same course in consecutive weeks. The second week at Muirfield Village the Memorial was supposed to be the first with fans since the PGA Tour returned June 11. He used PGA Tour winner Marc Turnesa as a caddie for this week, which might be a short week.