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Hovland hangs on to become repeat winner of World Challenge

Dec. 04, 2022 18:35 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Viktor Hovland led by four shots at the turn. No one got closer to him than two shots during the final nine holes at the Hero World Challenge. It sounds easy. Far from it. Hovland pulled a 6-iron from an awkward lie into the water on the 18th...

Tiger Woods wins $15M in PGA Tour's Player Impact Program

Nov. 22, 2022 15:41 PM EST

Tiger Woods is making a bigger impact off the course than inside the ropes, and he was rewarded with a $15 million bonus from the PGA Tour's Player Impact Program. Woods won the award for the second straight year while playing slightly more often. He was recovering...

McIlroy's road back to No. 1 felt longer than it really was

Oct. 24, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Just about everyone was in the mood to celebrate except for Rory McIlroy. It had been eight years since McIlroy played the week before the Masters, so he decided to skip the Match Play and instead go to the Texas Open to get into a competitive mood going into...

Rory McIlroy back on top of the world by winning CJ Cup

Oct. 23, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — The final steps on Rory McIlroy's long road back to No. 1 go down on the scorecard as bogeys, which made him laugh. All that mattered Sunday was winning the CJ Cup in South Carolina, and that about made him cry. McIlroy reclaimed the No. 1 ranking for the...

McIlroy pulls ahead at Congaree with return to No. 1 in view

Oct. 22, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Rory McIlroy had two eagles that made his score look better than it felt Saturday. All that mattered was a one-shot lead at the CJ Cup in South Carolina, putting him in position for his third win of the year. This one would come with a bonus: A chance to...

Tiziani an agent, a caddie, a player in Champions playoffs

Oct. 18, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

Mario Tiziani wrapped up a 2-under 70 on the PGA Tour Champions that kept him out of the top 10 by one shot, and then he changed hats from player to agent as one of his top clients, brother-in-law Steve Stricker, won the Constellation Furyk & Friends. It was the 11th tournament...

Steele takes 1-shot lead at PGA Tour's Zozo Championship

Oct. 13, 2022 07:32 AM EDT

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Brendan Steele finished with four consecutive birdies and shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead at the PGA Tour's Zozo Championship. “Everybody says if you birdie 18, dinner tastes better,” Steele said. “But four in a row is...

PGA Tour returns to Japan, LIV Golf heads to Saudi Arabia

Oct. 11, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

PGA TOUR ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Chiba, Japan. Course: Accordia Golf Narashino CC. Yardage: 7,041. Par: 70. Prize money: $11 million. Winner's share: $1,980,000. Television: Wednesday-Thursday, 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. (Golf...

LIV Golf players should get ranking points, Matsuyama says

Oct. 11, 2022 05:45 AM EDT

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — The players who left to compete in the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series should be entitled to earn ranking points, former Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama said Tuesday. Speaking at the Zozo Championship, which opens Thursday, Matsuyama called the...

Tom Kim wins in Vegas as Cantlay falls apart on final hole

Oct. 09, 2022 22:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tom Kim still didn't have PGA Tour status two months ago. Now he's a two-time winner being mentioned in the same space as Tiger Woods and is the highest-ranked Asian player in the world. Even for the 20-year-old Kim, life feels like it's moving at warp speed. ...