KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — The day Justin Rose won golf's first Olympic gold medal in more than a century, Xander Schauffele was toiling in anonymity in the heartland of America.
Schauffele tied for fourth on the PGA Tour's feeder circuit that day in a tournament called the Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, Missouri.
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Australian golfer Minjee Lee won a sudden-death playoff against overnight leader Jeongeun Lee6 to clinch the Evian Championship on Sunday for her first major title.
Lee6 had to take a drop shot when her second shot on the first extra playoff hole flew into a pond, while Lee’s superb second attempt landed near the flag.
KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Positive COVID-19 tests knocked Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau out of the Olympic golf tournament Sunday, in a pair of surprises that reinforced the tenuous nature of holding a massive sports event during a global pandemic.
NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Nacho Elvira squandered a six-shot overnight lead in the Wales Open and bogeyed the 18th hole before rallying to beat Justin Harding in a playoff to win his first European Tour title on Sunday.
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Nicholas Dunlap won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship on Saturday at The Country Club of North Carolina, beating Cohen Trolio 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final.
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — The day after making golfing history, Jeongeun Lee6 extended her Evian Championship lead to five strokes after a 3-under-par 68 in the third round on Saturday.
She's at 18 under overall and the nearest challenger is teenage American Yealimi Noh at 13 under after carding a 4-under 67.
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Jeongeun Lee6 tied the golf majors record for the lowest round ever when she carded a 10-under-par 61 at the Evian Championship on Friday.
Her bogey-free second round equaled countrywoman Hyo Joo Kim, who shot the lowest score by a female or male in a major in the first round in 2014 also at the picturesque Evian Resort on the shore of Lake Geneva.
Collin Morikawa tapped in for par to become the champion golfer of the year, and that meant 263 days until the words, “Fore, please,” introduced the next major at Augusta National.
In a year of firsts in the majors, Collin Morikawa might have topped them all.
His performance over four days at the British Open was unlike anything seen at Royal St. George's, even in such ideal weather for the English coast.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — Collin Morikawa was making one of the most satisfying walks in golf, down the 18th fairway as a soon-to-be British Open champion, when he looked up at the huge grandstand surrounding the green.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local):
Collin Morikawa is the champion golfer of the year.
CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) — Rose Zhang won the U.S. Girls’ Junior on Saturday at Columbia Country Club, beating local favorite Bailey Davis 6 and 4 in the 36-hole final to become the eighth player to win both the junior and U.S.
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Thai sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn won the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational on Saturday, shooting their second 11-under 59 in best-ball play for a three-stroke victory over defending champions Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — LEADING: Louis Oosthuizen (65) set the British Open record for 36 holes at 129 and leads by two shots.
TRAILING: Collin Morikawa (64) is at 131
LURKING: Jordan Spieth (67) was three shots behind, followed by a group that includes Dustin Johnson (65).
Harris English has seen the peaks and valleys of golf, going from being a two-time winner to falling out of the top 300 in the world, and returning to being a two-time winner this year.
Through it all, he could count on four days at the majors.
Despite its reputation, Royal St. George's has a history of giving up low scores.
Henry Cotton set the major championship record with a 65 in 1934 when the British Open was held on the undulating links in England.
Rory McIlroy teed off on the first hole at the British Open on Friday, then headed off in pursuit of the ball.
“You can do this, Rory!” a fan yelled.
But after his ball landed in the deep rough far to the right of the fairway, even the former world No.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen set a 36-hole record at the British Open and is halfway to ending that run of near misses at the majors.
Now all he has to do is hold off a cast of major champions on the weekend at Royal St.
Bryson DeChambeau fought the wind blowing in from the English Channel and the thick thatches of rough at Royal St. George’s.
And then he fought with his clubmaker.
After shooting a 1-over 71 in the first round of the British Open on Thursday, the 2020 U.S.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — Jordan Spieth rolled in putts like it was 2017. Louis Oosthuizen put those runner-up finishes in the last two majors out of mind and soared to the top of the leaderboard. They gave the British Open a familiar feel on Thursday.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — Danny Willett shrugged his shoulders, grabbed his tee, and returned to his caddie beside the fourth tee at Royal St. George’s.
He’d just hit what he thought was the ideal drive during his final practice round at the British Open, only for one of the bumps on the course’s lunar-like landscape to throw it offline and into the rough.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — Shane Lowry kept the silver claret jug for 722 days, the most by any British Open champion in some 75 years. He returned it on Monday to the R&A at Royal St. George's with mixed emotions.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — Former champion Zach Johnson tested positive for the coronavirus before getting on a charter flight to the British Open, forcing him to join the growing list of withdrawals and ending his streak at playing 69 consecutive majors.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jim Furyk put his name alongside some of golf's greats Sunday once he recovered from a rough start in the final round of the U.S. Senior Open.
Making his debut in the event, Furyk closed with a 1-over 71 to become the eighth player to win both the U.S.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Lucas Glover made his third straight birdie and knew winning the John Deere Classic was in reach with a one-shot lead and four holes to go.
But this was not the time to be thinking about ending 10 years without a PGA Tour trophy.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Three more players withdrew from the British Open next week at Royal St. George's, a growing list that includes Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, who was concerned about practice time and travel.
FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Casey Danielson won the Donald Ross Classic at French Lick Resort on Saturday to take Symetra Tour money lead and wrap up an LPGA Tour card.
Danielson closed with a 3-under 68 to finish at 10-under 203 on the Donald Ross Course, a stroke head of Beth Wu and two ahead of Rachel Rohanna.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Sebastian Munoz tried to imagine what Saturday at the John Deere Classic would have felt like without electronic scoreboards around the golf course.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Luke List has a happy and healthy home life with his newborn son, and he felt pretty good about his golf game Friday in the John Deere Classic.
List ran off seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch in the middle of his round, his only par on a 12-foot birdie chance on the 15th hole, and posted an 8-under 63.
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new putter has helped give Billy Andrade a new outlook on his golf game.
Andrade changed out his flat stick a week ago, managed the undulating Omaha Country Club greens with no problem Thursday and shot a bogey-free 5-under 65 to share the first-round lead with Stephen Ames at the U.S.
NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — About to start his first event as a major champion, Jon Rahm was taking some practice swings on the first tee at the Scottish Open when his status as golf’s hottest player was underlined.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — Facts and figures for the British Open golf championship:
A capsule look at 10 top players in the 149th British Open, which starts July 15 at Royal St. George's in Sandwich, England (listed in predicted order of finish):
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentinian golfer Ángel Cabrera, a former Masters and U.S. Open champion, was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison on assault charges against his former partner.
A court in the province of Cordoba, 500 miles (about 800 kilometers) northwest of Buenos Aires, convicted the 51-year-old for assaulting, threatening and harassing Cecilia Torres Mana, his partner between 2016 and 2018.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Alex Cejka has had no trouble adjusting to professional golf's 50-and-over division.
The PGA Tour Champions newcomer already has wins in two senior majors and will go for a third this week in the U.S.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Rio de Janeiro silver medalist Lydia Ko will represent New Zealand in golf at the Tokyo Olympics.
The former world No. 1 has been selected along with Europe-based professional Ryan Fox in the New Zealand team for Tokyo.
Phil Mickelson's diet these days appears to consist of coffee and low-hanging fruit.
And it's turning into quite a feast.
The early summer months on the PGA Tour should be on the sleepy side as players recharge from the U.S.
The Ryder Cup for years has had an unofficial award known as “Man of the Match” for the key contributor in golf’s ultimate team event. Organizers now have created an official award for the September matches at Whistling Straits for players on each team who embody the spirit of the matches.
Unlike golf's return to the Olympics in 2016 after a century-long absence, the sport won't be a mystery to the host nation this time around. No one had to build a new golf course in Japan that was suitable for the elite players.
THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Jin Young Ko wanted a new trophy for her new house in Texas, and she even picked up something for the closet.
She received a pair of cowboy boots for winning the Volunteers of America Classic on Sunday.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — A professional golfer and two other men were killed in a shooting at an Atlanta-area country club and the suspect is still at large, authorities said.
THOMASTOWN, Ireland (AP) — Australian golfer Lucas Herbert completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Irish Open on Sunday, shooting 4-under 68 in the final round to win by three strokes and also secure a place at the British Open.
CLARKSBURG, Mass. (AP) — Family and friends from the hometown of slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans are establishing a scholarship and a fundraising golf tournament in his honor.
The Billy Evans Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Oct.
DETROIT (AP) — Troy Merritt took off his cap and briefly bowed his head to acknowledge a roaring crowd after the first ace of his PGA Tour career.
ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Ernie Els opened a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, reeling off five straight birdies on the front nine in a 7-under 65.
Els birdied Nos. 2-6 at windy and rainy En-Joie Golf Club, added another on the par-4 ninth, made eight straight pars and closed the bogey-free round with a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th to get to 11-under 133.