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Phoenix Open kicks off Super Bowl week in Valley of the Sun

Feb. 08, 2023 14:52 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The WM Phoenix Open has a huge new purse and star-packed field as golf’s biggest party kicks off Super Bowl week in the Valley of the Sun. “This week is a party for everyone except us,” fifth-ranked Patrick Cantlay said Wednesday, a day before the...

St. Andrews to leave the 700-year-old Swilcan Bridge alone

Feb. 07, 2023 12:35 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — What was shaping up as one the biggest controversies in golf this year also turned out to be the shortest one. The Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole at St. Andrews will be left alone. The outrage, bordering on horror, began with social media...

Column: Rose about majors over money heading into twilight

Feb. 07, 2023 11:42 AM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Justin Rose and Joaquin Niemann are at different stages of their careers and their achievements in golf are nothing alike. Their words, while not verbatim and lacking context, felt familiar. They were spoken nearly a year apart, inspired...

PGA Tour and Super Bowl collide in Phoenix with strong field

Feb. 07, 2023 10:56 AM EST

PGA TOUR WM PHOENIX OPEN Site: Scottsdale, Arizona. Course: TPC Scottsdale. Yardage: 7,261. Par: 71. Prize money: $20 million. Winner's share: $3.6 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1-3...

Justin Rose wins at Pebble Beach to end 4-year drought

Feb. 06, 2023 16:10 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Justin Rose had a different set of goals at the start of the year. His back was starting to become bothersome. His world ranking sank to its lowest point in 13 years. And he had reason to wonder if he would spend the first full week in April somewhere...

Rose has 2-shot lead at Pebble going into a Monday finish

Feb. 05, 2023 22:08 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The fading light was enough for Justin Rose to see his final shot find the 10th fairway at Pebble Beach, and that was enough for him to call it a day. He was 9 under in the 19 holes he played over two courses in wind, rain, hail and sunshine at the...

Strong wind suspends third round at Pebble Beach

Feb. 04, 2023 19:07 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A strong wind was more than just a menace at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. It brought the tournament to a halt Saturday because of two holes on one of the courses, and set up a Monday finish without the amateurs. Keith Mitchell made it through the...

Former AP sports writer Denne H. Freeman dies at 86

Feb. 04, 2023 16:12 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Retired longtime Associated Press sports writer Denne H. Freeman, whose 32 years with the AP included covering all five Super Bowl championships won by the Dallas Cowboys and many golf majors, has died after a series of health issues. He was 86. Freeman’s family...

Ancer keeps his distance over Young in Saudi Arabia

Feb. 04, 2023 11:31 AM EST

KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Abraham Ancer had a 6-under 64 to bump his lead to two shots over Cameron Young on Saturday going into the final round of the Saudi International. Ancer and Young, the PGA Tour rookie of the year who had a 65, have separated...

Kitayama leads Pebble Beach as the worst of the wind looms

Feb. 03, 2023 22:04 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kurt Kitayama is starting to feel more comfortable each time he gets in contention on the PGA Tour, and the Californian can only hope that's the case going into the weekend at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Kitayama opened with 10 straight pars before...