Restored to glory, Southern Hills ready for PGA showcase
PGA Championship Golf FILE - Tiger Woods walks down the fifth fairway during the final round of the 89th PGA Golf Championship at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., Aug. 12, 2007. Woods is expected back as the PGA returns to Southern Hills for the fifth time, May 19-22. It's the kind of thing that could happen on any number of holes during the PGA Championship this week, hilarious to fans and maddening to players. They got help from Southern Hills club historian Clyde Chrisman, who provided photographs and other material from when the club was established in 1936, along with superintendent Russ Myers, who had worked with them on other projects. They've become part golf course architects, part golf course archaeologists.wftv.com
Spaun takes Texas Open for 1st PGA win, 1st trip to Masters
Valero Texas Open Golf J.J. Spaun tees off on the 11th hole during the third round of the Valero Texas Open golf tournament in San Antonio, Saturday, April 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas) (Michael Thomas)SAN ANTONIO — (AP) — J.J. Spaun won his first PGA Tour event — and his first trip to the Masters — by firing a final-round 69 at the Valero Texas Open on Sunday. In his 147th PGA Tour start, Spaun survived a double-bogey start to his round by recording five birdies with no bogeys to finish at 13-under at TPC San Antonio. Jones missed a 3-foot par putt on the 16th, birdied the 17th and missed a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole. Spaun reached the green of the par-5 finishing hole in three and his final putt was less than two feet.wftv.com
Snedeker, Hossler, Spaun, Frittelli lead Valero Texas Open
Valero Texas Open Golf Dylan Frittelli tees off on the second hole during the third round of the Valero Texas Open golf tournament in San Antonio, Saturday, April 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas) (Michael Thomas)SAN ANTONIO — (AP) — Brandt Snedeker and Beau Hossler each shot rounds of 5-under 67 to join J.J. Spaun and Dylan Frittelli atop the leaderboard after the third round of the Valero Texas Open on Saturday. Both Spaun, who shot 69, and Frittelli (70) bogeyed the last hole to finish with a share of the lead at 10-under 206. Spaun birdied four of his five holes heading to the 18th to take a one-shot lead. Spaun and Hossler are each looking for his first tour win and Frittelli won in 2019 at the John Deere Classic.wftv.com
Palmer holds 2-shot lead after 2 rounds of Valero Texas Open
Texas Open Golf Ryan Palmer watches his shot from the 10th tee during the second day of the Valero Texas Open golf tournament at TPC San Antonio, Friday, April 1, 2022. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP) (Jerry Lara)SAN ANTONIO — (AP) — Ryan Palmer shot a bogey-free round of 6-under 66 at the Valero Texas Open to lead by two shots over Kevin Chappell, Dylan Frittelli and Matt Kuchar after Friday’s second round. Palmer, at 10 under, surged into the lead with consecutive birdies midway through the back nine. Defending champion Jordan Spieth was making a move, getting to 4-under for his round after a short birdie putt on his 14th hole. He led during the morning at 10-under when he dropped an 18-foot birdie at his 14th hole.wftv.com
Kuchar skeptical about PGA players needing overseas releases
Kuchar played the Scottish Open and Dutch Open during his first full year on tour 20 years ago. The PGA Tour guideline states players “ordinarily” get three releases for every 15 times they play on the PGA Tour. “What's unique about this situation is the total number (of requests),” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said last week. Then again, neither attracted a long list of American-born PGA Tour players. So I just need to play a little better.”DAWG HEAVENIt's been quite a week for PGA Tour players who went to Georgia.wftv.com
Kuchar skeptical about PGA players needing overseas releases
Matt Kuchar is not up to speed on the PGA Tour's guideline for granting releases to play in a conflicting events, mainly because it has never been an issue for him. Kuchar played the Scottish Open and Dutch Open during his first full year on tour 20 years ago. Only four years ago, he played three regular European tour events.news.yahoo.com
Big finish by Henley stakes him to early 3-shot lead at Sony
Sony Open Golf Russell Henley waves after making an eagle on the ninth hole during the second round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. He birdied both par 3s on the front nine from inside 10 feet, holed a pair of 12-foot birdie putts and finished with his eagle. He began his rookie season in 2013 at the Sony Open by setting a 36-hole record at the time at 126 and outlasting Scott Langley in a weekend duel to win. On Friday, they were for par, and it sent him from a one-shot lead after the opening round to seven shots behind Henley. Plus, he won the Sony Open three years ago.wftv.com
Morikawa leads at Muirfield Village on day suspended by rain
Memorial Golf Xander Schauffele reacts after missing a putt on the 13th hole during the first round of the Memorial golf tournament, Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Dublin, Ohio. Morikawa felt good vibes from an old putter and posted a 6-under 66 in rain-softened conditions Thursday morning at the Memorial. That gave him a one-shot lead over Adam Long among early starters, with Xander Schauffele in the group two shots behind. The weather was bad enough that the first round was suspended twice, with only half the field finishing the round. He won a playoff at Muirfield Village last year in the Workday Charity Open, a one-time event to replace the pandemic-canceled John Deere Classic.wftv.com
This Masters tradition is a pictorial surprise for champions
Reed, who won in 2018, says he doesn't keep a lot of golf photos in his office or around the house in Houston. Kuchar rolled his putt up to 3 feet, Scheffler hit wedge to 40 feet for his fourth shot and Kuchar won the hole. Kuchar won his consolation match. Long won the British Amateur last summer and will play in the Masters next week. The Austrian Golf Open returns to the European Tour schedule and will be played the week after the Masters.
Horschel outlasts Scheffler in sloppy final of Match Play
AUSTIN, Texas – Billy Horschel had just enough left in the tank to win the Dell Technologies Match Play on Sunday with plenty of help from Scottie Scheffler in a sloppy end to the longest week in golf. “It was one of those days where I didn't play very good,” Horschel said, still able to smile because of the outcome. “I was just grinding it out.”It ended a great run for Scheffler, a Texas graduate who had to beat three former Match Play champions and two players from the top 10 in the world to reach the championship match. This time, Horschel got up-and-down to save par and halve the hole, and he won the match when Scheffler missed a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th. The championship match didn't feature a birdie since Horschel's chip-in on the fifth hole.
Scheffler and Horschel in all-American final for Match Play
Scottie Scheffler misses his birdie putt attempt on the 18th green during a semifinal round match against Matt Kuchar at the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 28, 2021, in Austin, Texas. Scheffler and Kuchar tied the hole, giving Scheffler the win in the match. The result was a third straight all-American final in the Dell Technologies Match Play on Sunday. Horschel had never made it to the weekend in his four previous appearances in Match Play. Two holes later — after Kuchar missed a 10-foot birdie putt on the 10th that would have squared the match — Scheffler made an 18-foot birdie putt to go 2 up.
Scheffler mows down European stalwarts in Match Play
Jon Rahm, of Spain, right, congratulates Scottie Scheffler on the 17th green after Scheffler won their round of eight match at the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Austin, Texas. I just have memories of me and my dad sitting on the couch and watching this guy make putt after putt. AdHe won the Match Play in 2013 and lost in the championship match last time to Kevin Kisner. He scrambled for par, and Spieth missed a 6-foot birdie putt. Spieth went 30 feet long, Kuchar was 6 feet short, and Kuchar won with a birdie.
Garcia comes up aces on a frenetic Friday at Match Play
Already the most fickle event in golf, the Dell Technologies Match Play on Friday was an endless frenzy. “You just never know what can happen out there," Billy Horschel said after beating Max Homa on the third playoff hole. 64 seed in Match Play history to make it to the weekend. 60 seed, while Erik van Rooyen (62) advanced by beating Daniel Berger with a par on the second playoff hole. The eight playoffs to decide group winners broke the previous mark of five in 2017 since group play began six yeas ago.
The Latest: DeChambeau hits tree, into water, but still wins
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)AUSTIN, Texas – The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times CDT):3:35 p.m.Bryson DeChambeau sure knows how to make things interesting. The defending champion in the Dell Technologies Match Play built a big lead over Justin Thomas and then hung on to beat the No. ___1:55 p.m.No one is playing better than Patrick Cantlay at the Dell Technologies Match Play. In the Dell Match Play two years ago, he went 1-2 and failed to advance out of his group. Ad___(This item has been corrected to show that DeChambeau won his first match last time at the Dell Match Play.)
An opening day of emotions and a few surprises at Match Play
In the Dell Technologies Match Play, every day can feel like Sunday. “I turned out to hit that shot really well, went super high over the trees. It was his biggest loss in Match Play since Ben Crane beat him, 8 and 7, in the second round of 2011. Kevin Kisner, the defending champion from 2019 — the Match Play was the third event to be canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic — won his seventh straight match by beating Louis Oosthuizen. When you're up against an opponent who plays really, really well and you play just a little better, it's really satisfying."
Spieth rounding into form for fickle week of Match Play
In that respect, Spieth is happy to be at his second home — he spent three semesters at the University of Texas — for the Dell Technologies Match Play. He has played consistently better every step of the way and made the Match Play field with room to spare. That means he faces one of the top 16 seeds — Matt Fitzpatrick, in his case — when this unique World Golf Championship begins Wednesday. “Missing a World Golf Championship via not qualifying for it was the first one, and I didn’t like that at all. 1 seed for the fourth straight time in the Match Play, though it has only led to victory once.
Masters field at 84 players heading into the final 3 months
55 after closing with a 77 in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai to drop to a tie for 23rd. That he accumulated the most world ranking points (463.54) was no surprise. Johnson received credit for the victory with the staggered start based on the FedEx Cup (he tied for third in world ranking points). DIVOTSDustin Johnson earned an average of 25.75 world ranking points in his 18 starts worldwide in 2020. That's more than the total ranking points Tiger Woods earned (19.08) in the nine tournaments he played.
Tiger's son makes TV debut and looks just like he's at home
Charlie Woods, the 11-year-old son of the 15-time major champion, made his national TV debut Saturday in the PNC Championship. That was the last time Team Woods used Tiger's tee shot on a long hole until No. During the pro-am, Charlie hit one through the fairway into the trees. “My dad hit in the bunker, and he took that exact paper and put it behind the ball. “There's 11-, 12-, 13-year-olds sitting on their couch at home that can't hit those shots on the range.
Tiger's quest for sixth Masters title will have to wait
After 19 months as the Masters champ, Woods will apparently be putting the green jacket on another player Sunday. He then went over to watch Cabrera Bello, whose second shot missed the green to the left. Kuchar missed the Masters cut for only the second time. Mickelson drove into a batch of pine trees, then actually went backward when his second shot ricocheted off one of the trees. Mickelson also shot 79 in the second round of the 2016 and 2018 tournaments.
Rahm joins the lead and the large pack chasing green jacket
Tiger Woods remains in the mix with one birdie and seven pars to complete a 71, leaving him four shots behind. As the sun broke through the clouds when the second round ended, it revealed a Masters that even without spectators was shaping up to be as exciting as always. Rahm joined the lead pack at 9-under 135 with a wedge to 5 feet for birdie on the par-5 13th to resume his second round, but the next par 5 meant just as much. The cut was at even-par 144, a Masters record and a reflection of how rain has affected this Masters in November. That included Woods, who won his fifth green jacket last year by coming from behind for the first time in a major.
The Latest: Johnson ties Masters' 54-hole record at 16 under
He quickly distanced himself from the pack with an eagle on the second hole, then followed with birdies on Nos. Mickelson drove into a batch of pine trees, then actually went backward when his second shot ricocheted off one of the trees. ___12:30 p.m.Dustin Johnson eagled the second hole at Augusta National to move into the lead alone in the Masters. On the 575-yard, par-5 second hole, Johnson followed a 363-yard drive with an approach that ended up 3 feet from the pin. ___8:10 a.m.Vijay Singh has withdrawn from the Masters because of illness after completing 10 holes in the second round.
Koepka matches career best round for lead at WGC in Memphis
The defending champ matched his career best with an 8-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead over Rickie Fowler and Brendon Todd after the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Then Fowler two-putted for bogey after putting his tee shot in the left rough on his final hole to finish at 64. He hit his tee shot on the par-3 No. ... Tee times for the second round were moved to Friday morning to avoid predicted thunderstorms. ... With no fans allowed at an event that has benefited St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital since 1970, St. Jude had to get creative to raise both money and attention for a hospital that never bills its patients.
Koepka ready to get back to work after nearly 3 months off
During his short offseason, Koepka had stem cell treatment on his left knee because the patella tendon was partially torn. As Li Haotong of China was making his debut at the Presidents Cup, Guan Tianlang was preparing to qualify for the PGA Tour Series-China. Ishikawa showed signs of getting back to form last year when he won three times on the Japan Golf Tour, his first titles since 2016 and his biggest year in Japan since 2010. Otherwise, the Japan Golf Tour season doesn't start until a week after the Masters. The last seven rounds on the PGA Tour in Hawaii were played under lift, clean and place rules.