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Scott Scheffler follows through on the third tee during the final round of The American Express golf tournament on the Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

With steady play, Scottie Scheffler going places in a hurry

Feb. 18, 2020 1:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Most satisfying to Scottie Scheffler in his rookie season on the PGA Tour is his steady, consistent play. It has him going places in a hurry. One year ago, Scheffler missed the cut in a Korn Ferry Tour event in Florida and was No. 830 in the world. Now he is in his first World Golf...

Webb Simpson celebrates making a birdie on the 18th green forcing a playoff during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open PGA Tour golf event Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Simpson rallies to beat Finau in Phoenix Open playoff

Feb. 3, 2020 12:10 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Webb Simpson was in big trouble when he drove into the right-side water on the par-5 15th. “I didn't think it was over," Simpson said. “But I thought, 'I'm going to really have to do something special to get back in it.'” He did — at friend Tony Finau's...

PGA Tour remembers Kobe Bryant with 16th-hole pin position

Feb. 2, 2020 4:27 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The PGA Tour joined players with a 16th-hole tribute to Kobe Bryant on Sunday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, using his two Lakers uniform numbers to cut the final-round pin position on the stadium par 3. The pin was placed 24 yards from the front edge and 8 yards from the...

Tony Finau shoots 9-under 62 to take Phoenix Open lead

Feb. 1, 2020 6:38 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE. Ariz. (AP) — Tony Finau and Webb Simpson crashed golf's biggest party with some back-nine fireworks. Finau shot a 9-under 62 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Simpson in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, making an eagle on the par-5 13th and then, switching to a Kobe Bryant jersey for...

Rahm, Thomas biggest stars at Mickelson-less Phoenix Open

Jan. 29, 2020 5:52 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Long the face of the Phoenix Open, Phil Mickelson is skipping the PGA Tour's biggest party to play in Saudi Araba for a large appearance fee. Young stars Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas are perfectly content at TPC Scottsdale for the rowdy tournament that opens Thursday. “I'm...

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 stunned to learn of Kobe Bryant's death

Jan. 26, 2020 8:24 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods has heard just about everything from playing before the biggest crowds in golf, and he tends to ignore it. Most puzzling was what he kept hearing along the back nine Sunday at Torrey Pines. “Do it for Mamba.” Only after Woods finished his final round of 2-under 70...

Jon Rahm of Spain reacts after hitting a bunker shot on the 15th hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the third round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Rahm takes the lead at Torrey Pines with McIlroy lurking

Jan. 25, 2020 8:58 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jon Rahm is playing some of his best golf with two victories and a runner-up in his last four tournaments. He was at his best Saturday at Torrey Pines, holing a chip for birdie and a full gap wedge for eagle to start his round. Even after a 7-under 65 for a one-shot lead in the Farmers...

Andrew Landry hits from the eighth tee during the third round of The American Express golf tournament on the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Andrew Landry, Scottie Scheffler break away in desert

Jan. 18, 2020 7:25 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Landry and Scottie Scheffler broke away Saturday at The American Express. Landry shot a 7-under 65 at PGA West's Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course to join Scheffler atop the leaderboard at 21-under 195, four strokes ahead of third-place Rickie Fowler. Scheffler had a 66 on the...

Rickie Fowler hits from the 12th tee during the second round of The American Express golf tournament on the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rickie Fowler, Scottie Scheffler tied for lead in desert

Jan. 17, 2020 7:30 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Rickie Fowler came to The American Express for the first time in six years to prepare for the next two weeks at Torrey Pines and TPC Scottsdale. He's ahead of schedule, shooting an 8-under 64 on Friday at PGA West's Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course for a share of the second-round...

Phil Mickelson hits from the rough on the fourth hole during the first round of The American Express golf tournament at La Quinta Country Club Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Mickelson struggles with driver in 2020 debut at La Quinta

Jan. 16, 2020 9:08 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson drove so far left on the par-4 ninth that he was in the rough behind a tree all the way across the adjacent first fairway. While Lefty struggled off the tee Thursday at The American Express in his first round of the year, the drive through two fairways actually...