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Oosthuizen retirement plans start with a ranch in Florida

Jun. 08, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen could easily be portrayed as his generation’s Byron Nelson, and not just because of his syrupy swing. Nelson retired from a full schedule when he was 34 (with 51 wins and five majors) to become a rancher. Oosthuizen, a...

Column: Nicklaus has plenty of advice for anyone who asks

Jun. 01, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jack Nicklaus is rarely at a loss for words no matter the subject, except for those occasions when he knows as much as anyone. And then he waits. One of the topics Tuesday at his Memorial Tournament was how often players from his era would help each...

Resurgent Spieth 3rd-round leader at Colonial over Kokrak

May. 29, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jordan Spieth knows how to finish out of the rough, and still had the lead after three rounds at Colonial. After hitting his final drive Saturday into the thick grass on an incline right of the No. 18 fairway, Spieth recovered with an approach...

British Open hopeful for 75% capacity, without chaos of PGA

May. 25, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Along with the coastal views at Kiawah Island for the PGA Championship, it was the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic that a major championship actually sounded like one. A larger gathering could happen on the other side of the Atlantic. ...

One more thrill: Phil Mickelson wins at 50 in raucous PGA

May. 24, 2021 02:46 AM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Standing on the 18th tee with a two-shot lead in a championship he refused to imagine himself winning, Phil Mickelson took one last violent swing with a driver — the club that betrayed him 15 years earlier in the U.S. Open. His tee shot...

Koepka says injured knee hurt by rushing fans at PGA

May. 23, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Brooks Koepka would've loved watching the end of Phil Mickelson's historic win at the PGA Championship. But Koepka said his surgically repaired knee hurt too badly after the wild scene on the 18th hole. The four-time major...

Ageless wonder Mickelson wins PGA to be oldest major champ

May. 23, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The pandemonium closed in around Phil Mickelson as he walked toward the 18th green at Kiawah Island, where thousands upon thousands of euphoric fans wanted a piece of the history he delivered Sunday in the PGA Championship. For all the thrills...

A wild ride for Mickelson and 18 holes away from history

May. 22, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Phil Mickelson could have done without the thrills Saturday in the PGA Championship. Losing a five-shot lead in a span of five holes on the back nine. One tee shot into the water, another that ended up under a cart tire. It was all part of a...

A brief look at the third round of the PGA Championship

May. 22, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A brief look at Friday’s second round of the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island (all times EDT): LEADING: Phil Mickelson, who torched the front nine and survived a wild ride on the back nine to shoot a 2-under 70 for a three-day total of...

Phil being Phil: Mickelson shares lead in PGA Championship

May. 21, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The short jab with his left fist to celebrate birdies and even a few pars. A thumbs-up to the gallery. Phil Mickelson at times looked to be about the only one having fun Friday in a PGA Championship that has become the ultimate test without being extreme. ...