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Viktor Hovland becomes PGA Tour's first Norwegian winner

Feb. 23, 2020 6:25 PM EST

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Viktor Hovland won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday to become the first Norwegian winner in PGA Tour history, chipping in for eagle on the par-5 15th and racing in a 30-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory over Josh Teater. “The only or the first...

Adam Scott, of Australia, reacts after finishing the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. Scott won the tourney.(AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Column: Approaching 40, Adam Scott only looking forward

Feb. 18, 2020 5:32 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Adam Scott knew exactly where he stood, at least at that very moment. He was on the 18th green at Riviera, his right arm thrust in the air, a winner for the first time on the PGA Tour in nearly four years. And it felt good. His location in the larger landscape of golf was a bit more...

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits his second shot on the second hole during the third round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

McIlroy, Scott, Kuchar share lead at Riviera; Woods falters

Feb. 15, 2020 7:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Put together the best field of the year on a course players regard as one of the ultimate tests, and the result is a final round at Riviera loaded with possibilities. Rory McIlroy kept patient through some missed opportunities by making enough birdies for a 3-under 68. Adam Scott,...

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the second hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Woods unsure whether to repeat as Presidents Cup captain

Feb. 11, 2020 3:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ernie Els has made it clear he will not be returning as International captain for the Presidents Cup next year. Tiger Woods was a little more vague. Woods, captain of the U.S. team that won at Royal Melbourne for the eighth straight time, says he spoke with Els while boarding the charter...

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo, Patrick Cantlay hits from the 2nd tee during first round of the Tournament of Champions golf event at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. Cantlay is more at ease asking questions than answering them. It's a habit he picked up during some of the darkest times of his life. He was out of golf for nearly three years because of a stress fracture in his spine. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Cantlay has come a long way at Pebble Beach in 3 years

Feb. 4, 2020 8:05 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay had a different set of expectations when he played the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am three years ago. “In a weird way, it was an accomplishment to finish a golf tournament,” he said. Cantlay had been away from golf for nearly three years because of a...

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waves to the gallery after hitting out of a fairway bunker on the fourth hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the second round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Friday Jan. 24, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Players Championship raises purse to $15 million

Jan. 24, 2020 8:05 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The PGA Tour is raising the prize money at The Players Championship to $15 million, making it the largest purse in golf unless any of the majors decide to up the ante this year. The winner of March 12-15 event at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, will receive $2.7 million, nearly...

U.S. team player and captain Tiger Woods waits for International team player Abraham Ancer of Mexico to play a shot on the 1rst in their singles match during the President's Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Changes to Hall of Fame and a quick entry for Tiger Woods

Jan. 21, 2020 6:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods won't have to wait until he's 50 to enter the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame on Tuesday announced changes to the criteria and the selection process, starting with the age limit being reduced from 50 to 45. Players become eligible if they are 45 in the year of the...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2012, file photo, golf course architect Pete Dye speaks at a news conference during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. Golf lost one of its great design architects Thursday when Pete Dye died at age 94. Dye had been battling Alzheimer's disease for several years. His golf courses often were described as “dye-abolical” because of the punishment they could inflict on a bad shot.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Famed golf course designer Pete Dye dies at 94

Jan. 10, 2020 12:02 AM EST

Pete Dye never thought golf was meant to be fair, inspiring him to build courses that visually intimidated recreational players to the best in the world. The island green at the TPC Sawgrass. Railroad ties that gave frightening definition of putting surfaces fronted by water. More bunkers than could be counted at...

Dustin Johnson looks at his ball after missing his birdie putt on the 17th green during first round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Close call in majors can lead to some major recovery time

Jan. 3, 2020 2:22 AM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — J.B. Holmes played only two rounds in four months leading into the new year. He expected some rust at Kapalua, and it showed when he managed only two birdies in his opening round of 78. He can recover from that, especially in a 34-man field with no cut in the Sentry Tournament of...

Justin Thomas hits from the first tee during the Tournament of Champions pro-am golf event, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Justin Thomas has great start to career and wants more

Jan. 1, 2020 5:18 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Justin Thomas is making his fifth straight start to a new year at Kapalua, a current streak matched only by Dustin Johnson and a reminder that he has made winning a habit on the PGA Tour. Thomas, still only 26, already has won 11 times in five years. That includes a major at the PGA...