Latest Joaquin Niemann News

Rocket Mortgage Classic gives players a shot before playoffs

Jul. 27, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Rocket Mortgage Classic, nestled between the British Open and FedEx Cup playoffs, could have been a tournament to skip for all of the world's best players. Patrick Cantlay, though, and four more players in the top 20 are in Detroit week. ...

Young, Theegala lead a strong class of PGA Tour rookies

Jul. 19, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — This is turning out to be a strong group of rookies on the PGA Tour, including three players with one thing in common down the home stretch: None has won yet. The lone winner among PGA Tour rookies is Chad Ramey in the Dominican Republic. His only other...

Column: Players who take Saudi money shouldn't need PGA Tour

Jun. 14, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Two players huddled on the practice range late in the afternoon at The Country Club. Only a few words were audible from each sentence, still enough to have a good idea of the topic. And it wasn't anything about the U.S. Open. Even at the...

Horschel's big eagle secures a big win at the Memorial

Jun. 05, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Billy Horschel had a five-shot lead and a good game plan for the Memorial that he had learned by watching tournament host Jack Nicklaus and five-time winner Tiger Woods. There was no need to try anything special on a course playing as tough as Muirfield Village....

Hard travel for Norris and the temptation of Saudi league

May. 24, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Shaun Norris, the last player to be paired with Tiger Woods in the PGA Championship, headed home to South Africa to see his young children, take a short break from traveling and figure out where his world travels should take him. One option is the Saudi-funded...

Chile's Pereira misses chance at PGA history with closing 6

May. 22, 2022 21:23 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The cheers were set to echo across the Andes. They were silenced by the splash of a small white ball into a shadowy creek half a world away. Mito Pereira's errant tee shot on the final hole of regulation in Sunday's PGA Championship at Southern...

Fore! Wayward tee shots hit player, ESPN anchor during PGA

May. 20, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Some of the intrigue heading into the PGA Championship at Southern Hills had to do with the compact nature of the grand old layout, where greens are often so close to tees that players get in logjams waiting for each other. Turned out it was two relatively wide...

Live updates | Bubba Watson shoots 63 to match PGA record

May. 20, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the second round of the PGA Championship (all times local): ___ 7 p.m. Bubba Watson matched the lowest round in PGA Championship history and climbed into contention during the second round at Southern Hills. ...

Record 6 Latin Americans start off well at PGA Championship

May. 20, 2022 02:29 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Joaquin Niemann spent his youth growing up in Chile trying to follow in the footsteps of Mito Pereira, who didn't exactly make it easy the way he kept winning prestigious amateur golf events in the U.S. and Scotland and points in between. Niemann sure did a nice...

Muñoz keeps Byron Nelson lead with local star Spieth 1 back

May. 14, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Sebastián Muñoz will be the “other” local guy in the final pairing of the final round of the Byron Nelson. It's cool by the Colombian who now calls the Dallas area home and has at least shared the lead after all three rounds. Muñoz shot...