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Top-ranked Rahm back in California desert after 2-year break

Jan. 19, 2022 18:37 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Rahm is back in the California desert for The American Express after a two-year break. It feels as though the top-ranked Spaniard never left his Arizona home. “I would say the demographic might be a little bit older here, but it pretty much is the...

Korda sisters both feel like defending champs as LPGA begins

Jan. 19, 2022 16:26 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 2022 LPGA season gets underway on Thursday with a new sponsor, a new venue, significant purse increases and most of the stars who put a big spark into 2021. The Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions at Lake Nona also starts with one question: Which...

McIlroy to take aspects of Woods' game to improve in 2022

Jan. 19, 2022 05:57 AM EST

Rory McIlroy made it something of a ritual to write his goals for the season on the back of his boarding pass on the flight to the Middle East for his first tournament of the year. Gone, though, are the days when he might jot down the name and number of tournaments he wanted to win....

Golf goes to Netflix and it has competition from tennis

Jan. 18, 2022 13:21 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Formula One racing got a huge boost in interest in North America through the Netflix series “Drive to Survive.” Netflix now is expanding to a documentary series on golf, with the PGA Tour and the organizers of the four major championships granting access for a...

Column: Boost in Women's Open purse, are men's majors next?

Jan. 18, 2022 12:28 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Women’s Open is nearly doubling its prize money to $10 million, an announcement that was celebrated across golf and genders. The LPGA Tour this week starts its 73rd season of running a league all on its own, and no one begrudges the players finally...

Biggest golf tours back in action from Hawaii to Middle East

Jan. 18, 2022 09:50 AM EST

PGA TOUR THE AMERICAN EXPRESS Site: La Quinta, California. Courses: PGA West (Stadium). Yardage: 7,158. Par: 72. PGA West (Nicklaus Tournament). Yardage: 7,147. Par: 72. La Quinta CC. Yardage: 7,060. Par: 72. Prize money: $7.6 million....

Morikawa back in Middle East to start Race to Dubai defense

Jan. 18, 2022 07:01 AM EST

It has been a half-year since Collin Morikawa won the British Open and he has gotten somewhat used to being introduced as “champion golfer of the year.” This week is the first time the Californian has been referred to as the “reigning Race to Dubai champion” and he likes...

Matsuyama nears goal of most prolific Asian-born PGA golfer

Jan. 17, 2022 02:02 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Not long after Hideki Matsuyama delivered the best shot he never saw to cap off his improbable comeback in the Sony Open, his phone buzzed with a text from Shigeki Maruyama to remind him of a conversation long ago. Maruyama, a three-time PGA Tour winner who once...

Matsuyama caps big rally with eagle to win Sony in playoff

Jan. 16, 2022 23:33 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Five shots behind at the turn, Hideki Matsuyama figured all he could do was keep his head down and try to stay in the game Sunday in the Sony Open. And when he finally looked up, he couldn't see one of the best shots of his career. In a sudden-death...

Kuchar skeptical about PGA players needing overseas releases

Jan. 16, 2022 09:47 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — 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. Not that he doesn't love to travel. Kuchar played the Scottish Open and Dutch Open during his first...