The positives are easy to miss, or simply take for granted, given the early stages of his comeback and some of the struggles that have been apparent for all to see. Tiger Woods has the power to compete with the game’s elite, and seemingly no physical issues related to his spinal fusion surgery that took
LOS ANGELES — Bubba Watson was feeling low about his health and even worse about his golf. It reached the point that he wondered if he would ever win again, and he says he talked with his wife on a dozen occasions about retiring. Being back at Riviera changed his outlook and made him a
LOS ANGELES — Bubba Watson is the kind of guy who opens a candy shop and stops eating sugar. The kind of guy who gets snubbed for the Ryder Cup team and shows up to make sandwiches. The kind of guy who protests a long drive competition by hitting an iron. Bubba Watson ended a
NAPLES, Fla. — Joe Durant birdied the final two holes — and got some help from Steve Stricker — to win the PGA Tour Champions’ Chubb Classic. Durant shot a 5-under 67 on Sunday for a 4-stroke victory over Stricker, David Toms, Lee Janzen, Billy Mayfair and Tim Petrovic. “The stick-to-itiveness and the intestinal fortitude,”
Joost Luiten fired a closing 68 to hold off the challenge of England’s Chris Wood and win the inaugural Oman Open. The Dutchman entered Sunday one shot ahead of Wood in a share of the lead but the two could not be separated at the turn. The duo enjoyed an enthralling nip-and-tuck battle down the
South Korean golfer Jin Young Ko has completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide. Ko won by three strokes from compatriot Hyejin Choi, with Australian Hannah Green a further shot back in third place. Ko took a first-round lead at the Kooyonga Golf Club and never relinquished, carding three-under on Sunday
NAPLES, Fla. — Joe Durant birdied five of the last eight holes for a 9-under 63 to match Steve Stricker‘s Saturday finish and take the second-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Chubb Classic. Durant rebounded from a three-putt bogey on the par-4 10th with birdies on the next two holes and also birdied Nos.
Perth’s precocious Hannah Green has set her sights on catching a runaway Korean to become just the fourth local golfer to win the Australian Open. The 21-year-old will start Sunday’s final round at Kooyonga in Adelaide four shots shy of pacesetter Jin Young Ko. Hannah Green during the third round of the Australian Women’s Open. Mark
LOS ANGELES — Give Tiger Woods credit for being all-in on his comeback. There might not be enough Bridgestone golf balls in his bag to handle the brutal test that is PGA National in Florida, given the way he just hit them in California, but he will endure regardless. The PGA Tour announced during the
LOS ANGELES — Patrick Cantlay ran off three straight birdies toward the end of his morning round Friday at Riviera Country Club, starting with a tap-in on the par-3 sixth when he missed a hole-in-one by a fraction of an inch, and shot a 69 for a share of the lead at the Genesis Open.
LOS ANGELES — A continual combination of missed fairways, missed greens and missed putts added up to a missed cut for Tiger Woods at the Genesis Open on Friday. Playing just his third event since a fourth back surgery last year, Woods struggled to find any rhythm and maintain any momentum on a Riviera Country
LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods will play his other hometown event, the Honda Classic, next week. The PGA Tour announced during the second round of the Genesis Open on Friday that Woods had committed to the event in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, near his Jupiter home. Tiger Woods struggled all day at Riviera, shooting 76
Golfing great Karrie Webb has missed the cut, while Korea’s Jin Young Ko isn’t getting strung out at the prosect of a wire-to-wire Australian Open win. Ko will take a three-shot buffer into the third round at Adelaide’s Kooyonga Golf Club after keeping her overnight lead on Friday with a composed three-under-par. Ko is 10
LOS ANGELES — The power is there. The precision continues to be an issue early in Tiger Woods‘ comeback. Hitting just 7 of 18 greens in regulation, Woods still managed to shoot 1-over-par 72 on Thursday at Riviera Country Club to settle into the middle of the pack through one round of the Genesis Open.
Matthew Southgate and Paul Waring shared the lead after day one of the inaugural Oman Open in Muscat. The English duo are both searching for their first European Tour wins but entered the campaign on the back of career-best seasons in 2017 having overcome considerable adversity over the years. Coming off back fusion surgery, Tiger
Former world No.1 Lydia Ko knows she’s getting bagged for swinging changes almost as much as her golf clubs. The New Zealander carded a four-under-par 68 in Thursday’s opening round of the Australian Open in Adelaide, three shots behind South Korea’s pacesetter Jin Young Ko. Another South Korean, Jiyai Shin, is outright second at five
LOS ANGELES — Rory McIlroy played with Tiger Woods around Thanksgiving and was surprised by how far the 14-time major winner had come in such a short time following April 2017 back surgery. Now he’ll get to see him up close again — and when it counts — during the first two rounds of this
LOS ANGELES — As became evident long ago, Tiger Woods is not one to forget. Slights, perceived or otherwise, come to mind. And so do losses, even ones that occurred long ago. As Woods readies for competition this week at the Genesis Open, a defeat 20 years ago at this tournament is one such example.