Latest Jon Rahm News

Cantlay fights through gusting wind, leads American Express

Jan. 21, 2022 19:52 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay fought through gusting wind on his back nine Friday to take a one-stroke lead into the weekend at The American Express in a bid to win for the third time in four starts. Tied for the first-round lead with Lee Hodges after a 10-under 62 at La...

Cantlay, rookie Hodges share lead in The American Express

Jan. 20, 2022 19:56 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay shot a 10-under 62 in perfect weather and turf conditions Thursday at La Quinta Country Club for a share of the first-round lead with rookie Lee Hodges in The American Express. Cantlay played the first seven holes in 7 under, making an eagle...

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...

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...

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....

Webb Simpson looks to atone for missing 3 favorite events

Jan. 12, 2022 12:20 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Webb Simpson has been on the PGA Tour long enough and won enough to not be in a hurry. He was no less eager to fly to the middle of the Pacific for one week at the Sony Open. “I realized that when I got off the plane in Phoenix. I'm not even halfway there,” said...

Not everyone seems to mind the Saudi-Pebble Beach tradeoff

Jan. 11, 2022 17:54 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Adam Scott was among the first batch of players the Saudi International announced as playing its Asian Tour event next month, and now he no longer is on the list. The means he won't need a conflicting event release from the PGA Tour, nor will he be required...

Column: Low scores a reminder that golf is always evolving

Jan. 11, 2022 11:20 AM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The scoreboard was filled with red numbers under par after the first round, all of them reaching double digits, the leading score at 59. Soft and gentle Kapalua? No, this was the PNC Championship. The low scores were the product of a two-player...

Smith posts record low number and beats big name at Kapalua

Jan. 10, 2022 03:25 AM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Cameron Smith has a place in the PGA Tour record book for finishing 34-under par, the lowest of anyone in history. Just as important as a number to the unassuming Australian is a name. Over the final two days at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and...

Smith sets PGA Tour record and outlasts Rahm at Kapalua

Jan. 09, 2022 21:45 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — No one ever finished more under par in PGA Tour history than Cameron Smith, and he never could appreciate it until his final birdie putt Sunday in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Not with Jon Rahm, the No. 1 player in the world, on his heels every step of...