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Koepka: 'I'm going to play where the best players play'

Feb. 26, 2020 1:09 PM EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Brooks Koepka said he respects everything Rory McIlroy had to say on the notion of a Premier Golf League and why he wouldn’t want to be part of one. Then again, McIlroy’s thoughts apparently aren’t going to sway Koepka. The world’s No. 3 player...

Brooks Koepka hits his second shot from the rough on the first hole during the final round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

The Honda Classic is much more than 'The Bear Trap'

Feb. 26, 2020 12:30 PM EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — PGA National’s signature test is a three-hole span on the back nine called “The Bear Trap,” named for Jack Nicklaus and touted as one of the most demanding stretches in all of golf. The par-3 15th, with water down the right side. The par-4 16th, with the...

Patrick Reed of the United States gives the thumbs up after winning the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament, at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Column: A noisy West Coast swing not all about the golf

Feb. 25, 2020 6:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The PGA Tour delivered plenty of drama during the West Coast swing. Most of it was outside the ropes. After two months that went from rain in Hawaii to sunshine at Pebble Beach to the high altitude of Mexico City, about the only conclusions to draw were that Rory McIlroy is playing good...

FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Cristie Kerr reacts to her approach shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Kerr will be part of Golf Channel's broadcast team at the Honda Classic this week. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Cristie Kerr brings her views to TV at Honda Classic

Feb. 25, 2020 2:48 PM EST

Cristie Kerr returns to action this week on the golf course without her clubs: Golf Channel is using the 20-time LPGA Tour winner for the Honda Classic. This is more dipping toes in the water instead of a plunge. “I struck up a friendship with Golf Channel recently thinking that I'm going to get into...

Keith Mitchell starts the second round of the Tournament of Champions golf event from the first tee, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Unknown no more, Mitchell eyes defending Honda Classic win

Feb. 25, 2020 11:45 AM EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — They know who Keith Mitchell is now at PGA National. That’s progress. It was much different a year ago at the Honda Classic. On a leaderboard where Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler were closest to Mitchell, and where past major champions like Vijay Singh, Sergio...

British Open returns to Troon as Trump-owned Turnberry waits

Feb. 25, 2020 10:07 AM EST

The British Open is returning to Royal Troon in 2023 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Open on the western Scottish links and to stoke memories of Henrik Stenson's magnificent duel he won against Phil Mickelson. Some 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south, President Donald Trump's course at...

Patrick Reed of the United States poses with the trophy after winning the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament, at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Patrick Reed plays better as the accusations get louder

Feb. 24, 2020 2:27 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The bookies had Patrick Reed at 40-1 odds going into the Mexico Championship, which should have come down before he even hit a shot. More accusations of cheating, this time from Brooks Koepka during a town hall show on Sirius XM. And then former CBS analyst Peter Kostis weighed in during...

Patrick Reed of United States approaches to the third green during the final round for the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament, at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Patrick Reed shows his moxie and wins Mexico Championship

Feb. 23, 2020 9:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Patrick Reed was more concerned about how to save par than how to answer his critics. He was consumed with navigating around the trees from 152 yards away with a gap wedge more than any chatter about his character. Reed only plays for himself. And when it feels as though the world is...

Viktor Hovland becomes PGA Tour's first Norwegian winner

Feb. 23, 2020 6:25 PM EST

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Viktor Hovland won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday to become the first Norwegian winner in PGA Tour history, chipping in for eagle on the par-5 15th and racing in a 30-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory over Josh Teater. “The only or the first...

Justin Thomas of United States studies his second shot on the first green during the third round for the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament, at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Thomas builds 1-shot lead in Mexico as Rahm makes his move

Feb. 22, 2020 7:18 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Justin Thomas has done just about everything at the Mexico Championship except win. Even with a one-shot lead going into the final round, Saturday was enough of a reminder that no lead is safe at Chapultepec Golf Club and nothing comes easily. Thomas was five shots behind while playing...