Latest British Open Golf News

Comparing streaks of sub-70 rounds for Hovland, Estes

Sep. 17, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

Viktor Hovland tied the PGA Tour record on Sunday at The Greenbrier with his 17th consecutive round in the 60s, closing with a 64 to tie for 10th. He matched the mark set by Bob Estes in the fall of 2001, and it could shed some light on how much golf at the highest level has changed in two decades. Both had every...

Column: Lewis gets to PGA Tour when he least expects it

Sep. 3, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

Tom Lewis of England says it was always his dream to play on the PGA Tour. He just didn't see it happening like this. Lewis was in a Miami coffee shop Tuesday as he tried to figure out his next move. His coach, David Armitage, is at La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach. He had a phone call scheduled with his...

Lewis wins Korn Ferry Tour Championship, earns PGA Tour card

Sep. 2, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — A great week at the British Open, a last-minute decision to play in Indiana, and now Tom Lewis of England has a PGA Tour card. Lewis, who narrowly qualified for the Korn Ferry Tour Finals with his tie for 11th at Royal Portrush, closed with a 7-under 65 for a five-shot victory in the...

Column: Vote for best player will illustrate what matters

Aug. 27, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ballots have been sent to PGA Tour players, who will have the final word on who had the best season. Of lesser interest is who gets voted rookie of the year. In both cases, it could illustrate the differences between how the PGA Tour and its players view what matters. Rory McIlroy was asked...

Column: FedEx Cup about the money, not the majors

Aug. 20, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The FedEx Cup is still about the money. Whoever wins this week at the Tour Championship gets $15 million, more than Greg Norman's career earnings on the PGA Tour. The FedEx Cup might one day be as much about prestige. Tiger Woods (twice), Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk won the first four FedEx...

Doug Barron leads suspended Dick's Sporting Goods Open

Aug. 17, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Monday qualifier Doug Barron had a one-stroke lead in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open when lightning forced the suspension of play late in the second round Saturday. Making his second PGA Tour Champions start after turning 50 last month, Barron was 10 under for the tournament playing...

Jimenez, Barron share PGA Tour Champions lead

Aug. 16, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez birdied three of the final six holes Friday for a 7-under 65 and a share of the first-round lead with Monday qualifier Doug Barron in the PGA Tour Champions' Dick's Sporting Goods Open. Jimenez had eight birdies and a bogey at En Joie Golf Club. The 55-year-old...

Spieth needs late push to play on another US team

Aug. 6, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jordan Spieth made such an impressive run through the FedEx Cup playoffs in 2013 that he was selected as a captain's pick for the Presidents Cup at age 20, the youngest American to ever compete in the matches. That began a run of six straight U.S. teams, a streak that might come to...

Column: Doug Barron has a week to remember

Jul. 30, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

Doug Barron celebrated his 50th birthday with a last-minute trip to England to play links golf for the first time with some old friends. Only this wasn't the garden variety golf trip. He flew to Manchester, drove to the Lancashire coast and played with Wes Short Jr. The last time they had played together was...

Spieth adds tournament to help chances of East Lake return

Jul. 30, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

Jordan Spieth hasn't played the Wyndham Championship since he lost in a playoff to Patrick Reed in 2013, a finish that allowed him to start the FedEx Cup playoffs in the top 10. He returns to Greensboro, North Carolina, facing a little more urgency. "I would like to make East Lake. That's my goal now," Spieth...