Latest Padraig Harrington News

Top 50 at end of year looms and Oosthuizen needs a big week

Dec. 06, 2022 18:58 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Augusta National has not said if it intends to keep the same criteria for its field, which includes the top 50 in the world at the end of the year. Sometimes no news is good news, especially for a small group of LIV Golf players. Talor Gooch was No. 35 when...

Gemma Dryburgh learns how one good break can go long way

Nov. 15, 2022 15:49 PM EST

Gemma Dryburgh of Scotland is the latest example of how one good break can lead to places she never imagined. She decided to go to Las Vegas as the first alternate for the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play and received word at 9 p.m. on the eve of the first round that Anna Nordqvist had...

Alker claims Schwab Cup by finishing 3rd behind Harrington

Nov. 13, 2022 19:42 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Steven Alker played golf around the world on whatever tour would have him. He started at home in New Zealand in 1989, had stints on the PGA Tour, in Europe, Asia, Canada, minor league circuits — anywhere he could keep alive the dream of playing professional golf. ...

Harrington takes 5-shot lead over Alker at Schwab Cup

Nov. 12, 2022 19:32 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Padraig Harrington spent the afternoon pouring in birdie putts and buying drinks. The Irishman will need a mix of fortunes to overtake Steven Alker for the Charles Schwab Cup. Harrington shot a 9-under 62 to take a five-shot lead over Alker in the...

Bogey-free Alker retains lead at Schwab Cup Championship

Nov. 11, 2022 19:22 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Steven Alker began his PGA Tour Champions career as a Monday qualifier, the goal every week right in front of him: post top-10 finishes to keep playing. The Kiwi kept pulling it off until a win secured his full card. Alker's path to winning the Charles...

Alker shoots 65, shares lead at Schwab Cup Championship

Nov. 10, 2022 19:39 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Steven Alker matched Padraig Harrington's early birdies and kept playing steady golf, giving him a one-shot lead over the only player who can pass him for the Charles Schwab Cup. The Kiwi couldn't have asked for a better start. Alker shot a bogey-free...

Langer still going strong on PGA Tour Champions at 65

Nov. 09, 2022 18:39 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Bernhard Langer's body sends constant, painful reminders from 50 years of professional golf. One day it might be a sore wrist. Another, a twinge in the elbow or an ache in the shoulder, maybe knee discomfort. The balky back never lets him forget the...

PGA Tour to Houston, Champions Tour ends season in Phoenix

Nov. 08, 2022 10:45 AM EST

PGA TOUR CADENCE BANK HOUSTON OPEN Site: Houston. Course: Memorial Park GC. Yardage: 7,412. Par: 70. Prize money: $8.4 million. Winner's share: $1,512,000. Television: Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (Golf Channel). ...

Langer wins 44th on Champions to get within one of record

Nov. 06, 2022 17:32 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Bernhard Langer broke his own record as the oldest winner on the PGA Tour Champions with a 6-under 66 for a six-shot victory Sunday in the TimberTech Championship, leaving the 65-year-old German one win away from matching the career record. Langer started...

Jimenez makes late surge to take lead on PGA Tour Champions

Nov. 04, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez birdied his final four holes Friday for a 5-under 67, giving him a one-shot lead over Paul Goydos and Rod Pampling in the TimberTech Championship. The PGA Tour Champions event is the second of three in the postseason, with the leading 36...