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PGA Tour heads to Mexico. LPGA begins Asia swing in Thailand

Feb. 20, 2024 18:10 PM EST

PGA TOUR MEXICO OPEN AT VIDANTA Site: Vallarta, Mexico. Course: Vidanta Vallarta, Mexico. Yardage: 7,456. Par: 71. Prize money: $8.1 million. Winner's share: $1.458 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf...

Column: Golf has a fractured landscape. Not even the majors can put it back together

Feb. 20, 2024 17:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The grill room at a California municipal golf course had one TV showing LIV Golf in Las Vegas, another showing the PGA Tour in Phoenix. A half-dozen people shifted eyes watching both, the former with fewer commercials on a network known more for “Young Sheldon” reruns. ...

Asian Tour begins its International Series with a strong LIV contingent

Feb. 20, 2024 12:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joaquin Niemann, Matthew Wolff and Louis Oosthuizen will give the Asian Tour field in Oman a familiar look. Missing will be the uniforms and team scores. They are among 21 players from Saudi-funded LIV Golf who are playing the first International Series events on...

Hideki Matsuyama wins at Riviera with 62. He becomes Asia's most prolific PGA Tour winner

Feb. 18, 2024 20:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The conversation began seven years ago when Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama won his fourth PGA Tour title to pass Shigeki Maruyama, his mentor. Maruyama told him the ultimate mark was nine tour wins, a record for most by an Asian-born player. Matsuyama had little...

Stephen Ames declared 36-hole winner after rain cancels final round of PGA Tour Champions

Feb. 18, 2024 10:53 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Ames captured his seventh PGA Tour Champions title on Sunday without hitting a shot when the final round of the Chubb Classic was canceled because of a massive storm system moving across Florida. Tournament officials originally planned to play only nine...

Patrick Cantlay leads by 2 at Riviera as he goes for a hometown win

Feb. 17, 2024 20:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele first competed at cards on the long flight to Australia for the Presidents Cup. They became partners in team events, roommates on the road, close friends who take vacations together with their wives, and more practice rounds than they can...

Jordan Spieth disqualified from Riviera for signing for wrong score

Feb. 16, 2024 22:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Spieth signed for the wrong score on Friday at the Genesis Invitational and was disqualified for the first time in the 263 tournaments he has played on the PGA Tour. Spieth owned up to the mistake in a post on X. “Today, I signed for an...

Tiger Woods withdraws from Riviera with flu symptoms. His 2024 debut lasts only 24 holes

Feb. 16, 2024 21:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods returned to the PGA Tour and lasted only 24 holes, withdrawing Friday from the Genesis Invitational with flu-like symptoms and dehydration after hitting his tee shot on the seventh hole at Riviera. Rob McNamara, his longtime associate and vice...

Patrick Cantlay builds a 5-shot lead at Riviera. Tiger Woods makes early exit with flu symptoms

Feb. 16, 2024 20:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patrick Cantlay began with an eagle and never let anyone close to him the rest of the round Friday. He shot a 6-under 65 to build a five-shot lead at the Genesis Invitational going into a weekend that won't include Tiger Woods. Woods made another early exit, this...

Thunderbirds looking at ways to tame Phoenix Open after wild, muddy mess

Feb. 15, 2024 23:17 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — “The Greatest Show on Grass” may be a bit tamer next year. The Thunderbirds, who operate the Phoenix Open, plan to spend the next 11 months looking for ways to implement changes after the tournament nearly veered out of control last week. ...