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Van Rooyen faces a crucial stretch at end of European season

Nov. 12, 2019 6:33 PM EST

Erik Van Rooyen's travels in golf have taken him places he wasn't expecting without ever losing sight of the big picture. He wants to be among the elite in golf, and the next month could be a big step. Even with a poor tee shot at the wrong time — the first hole of a six-man playoff — Van Rooyen's...

Griffin makes all the right putts to win Houston Open

Oct. 13, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Lanto Griffin took the lead with a 35-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole and won the Houston Open on Sunday with a 6-foot par at the end that gave him a 3-under 69 and a one-shot victory that sends him to the Masters next year. Griffin was locked into a battle on the back nine at the...

PGA Tour Champions announces new event in St. Louis

Oct. 8, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The PGA Tour Champions is returning to the St. Louis area next year for the first time in nearly 20 years. The tour announced a four-year deal Tuesday with St. Louis-based Ascension. The Ascension Charity Classic will be held Oct. 2-4 at Norwood Hills Country Club, which hosted the 1948...

Pettersen in rare company with winning point

Sep. 24, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

Suzann Pettersen is now linked with Syd Easterbrook, an English golfer and little more than a footnote in Ryder Cup history. At the core of what made the Solheim Cup so special was it being decided by the final shot of the tournament at Gleneagles on Sept. 15. Pettersen rolled in a putt from just over 6 feet to...

Willet wins at home and captures European flagship event

Sep. 22, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Former Masters champion Danny Willett outplayed Jon Rahm in the final group at Wentworth and closed with a 5-under 67 to win the BMW PGA Championship by three shots for his first victory on home soil in England. Willett won for the seventh time in his career and moves back...

Willett wins at home for 1st time at BMW PGA Championship

Sep. 22, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Danny Willett won a European Tour event on home soil for the first time in his career with a three-shot victory at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday. The 31-year-old Englishman held off nearest challenger Jon Rahm in the final round. Willett shot a 5-under 67 to finish 20...

Rahm, Willett share lead after 3 rounds at BMW PGA Champs

Sep. 21, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Jon Rahm endured a wild end to his third round at the BMW PGA Championship to drop back into a share of the lead with Danny Willett at the flagship European Tour event on Saturday. Holding a two-stroke lead after playing the first 16 holes in 5 under, Rahm hit a spectator...

Willett, Rahm share 2nd-round lead at Wentworth

Sep. 20, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — A fast start by Danny Willett and a sublime finish by Jon Rahm helped them into a tie for the second-round lead at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday. Willett was 5 under after his first five holes and rolled in three more birdies in a 7-under 65, lifting the...

McIlroy stumbles to 4-over 76, Wallace leads at Wentworth

Sep. 19, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy made six bogeys and a double bogey in his last 11 holes to shoot 4-over 76 at the BMW PGA Championship, leaving the world No. 2 already 11 strokes off the first-round lead held by Matt Wallace on Thursday. McIlroy's round fell apart after his birdie at No. 5 that...

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...