Golf

Branden Grace gets ripped by Danny Willett and Paul McGinley for taking "ridiculous" drop

There were no shortage of stories produced by Wentworth's bunkers on Day 1 of the BMW PGA Championship. Shortly after Ernie Els holed a drop-influenced shot from one on the 12th hole and called a penalty on himself, Branden Grace took relief in a sand trap on No. 13. While Els received praise for …

UK Golf

4 reasons you should be skeptical of Tiger's recent update

Tiger Woods fans were encouraged Wednesday, when the 14-time major champion gave an update on his health, stating he hasn't "felt this good in years."<p>…

Tiger Woods

Master Strokes: My four go-to shots that helped me win a green jacket

I once said that I wasn’t good enough to win at Augusta. Hey, I experienced some frustrations there over the years. But I never gave up hope, and I …

Sergio Garcia

Fred Funk responds to USA TODAY Sports column

Fred Funk, an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour who now plays on the Legends Tour, took issue with a recent column by USA TODAY Sports’ Christine Brennan, and on Friday posted a response on Morningread.com.<p>Brennan's column — published Wednesday online — focused primarily on the ties between …

Sports

Former No. 1 Ai Miyazato retiring from LPGA Tour at end of season

Japanese star Ai Miyazato is retiring from the LPGA Tour at the end of this season.<p>The LPGA announced her decision Friday, saying the 31-year-old …

Women's Golf

Famous duos that couldn't stand each other

As ESPN closes the door on “Mike and Mike,” it appears the eponymous hosts aren’t seeing eye-to-eye. According to a Sports Illustrated report, Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic aren’t talking outside of their show, with SI's Richard Deitsch noting the relationship has turned so icy that "the show will …

Keith Richards

Rory McIlroy Withdraws from 2017 Memorial Tournament with Rib Injury

Rory McIlroy withdrew from next week's Memorial Tournament on Friday due to an ongoing rib injury, according to PA Sport.<p>McIlroy, 28, dealt with rib injuries on a few separate occasions this season. His first bout with the injury cost him two months, and it flared up again at the Players …

Rory McIlroy

Watch Barack Obama three-putt on the 18th hole at St. Andrews, still get a nice ovation from the crowd

In December of 2015, Barack Obama was caught on video holing a walk-off chip. But on Friday, the former President found out the hard way that playing in front of cameras and big crowds doesn't always come so easily.<p>Obama played the Old Course at St. Andrews during a trip to Scotland and someone in …

Barack Obama

Fred Funk slams writer for "hatchet job" column on brushes with Donald Trump and Annika Sorenstam

Upset by what he described as a "hatchet job" in Thursday's edition of <i>USA Today</i>, Fred Funk responded on Friday by penning his own piece.<p>Funk took issue with Christine Brennan's column titled "Senior PGA players are Trump's kind of crowd." But while most of that story was about the ties golfers at …

Women's Golf

Golf's Global Reach: Just How Many Of The World's 245 Countries Have Courses?

From the oiled brown “greens” of Douda Golf Club in Djibouti to little red crabs crawling across the putting surfaces at Christmas Island Golf Course, golf’s global reach is truly impressive. Golf courses are now found in 85% of the countries on earth – 208 of the world’s 245 nations.<p>The National …

Does Matt Kuchar really "backdoor" top-10 finishes as much as we think? An investigation

Matt Kuchar is more than your average golfer. He's pieced together an estimable career, serving as a foundation for fame. Yet a set of attributes and oddities -- such as an "Aw shucks" demeanor, a jester's reputation, and a divisive Sketchers endorsement campaign -- has fabricated a sort of …

Trio share 36-hole lead at BMW PGA Championship

VIRGINIA WATER, England - Belgian Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters, Italy's Francesco Molinari, and Scotland's Scott Jamieson shared the halfway lead in …

Sports

This little boy played golf and threw the most epic tantrum after struggling

Learning a new sport doesn’t always come easy just because your mom is a professional athlete. Unfortunately, this little boy who threw a tantrum …

Barack Obama tees off in Scotland

Former US president Barack Obama begins his first trip to Scotland with a round of golf at one of the oldest courses in the world.

Barack Obama

WATCH: Clever Dog Collects Golf Balls, Raises Money for Local Animal Shelter

Davos is totally on the ball!<p>The pooch from Albertville, Minnesota, is a pro at carefully retrieving golf balls in his mouth and dropping them into …

Renovated Wentworth West Course Goes Down A Treat

<b>Renovated Wentworth West Course Goes Down A Treat</b><p>For Ernie Els there is a real sense of professional and personal fulfilment in bringing to a close …

PGA European Tour

Golf: Westwood flies high as Poulter bemoans 'pathetic' putting

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Two of English golf's favorite sons experienced mixed fortunes at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday, Lee Westwood boosting his title chances while Ian Poulter called his putting "absolutely shocking".<p>Former world number one Westwood, who is making his 24th …

Sports

Rory McIlroy: US Open preparations disrupted by Memorial withdrawal

<b>World number two Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from his final warm-up event for the US Open due to a rib injury.</b><p>The 28-year-old will miss next week's Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Ohio.<p>The Northern Irishman was treated for a stress fracture to his ribs earlier in the year and pulled out …

Rory McIlroy

Barack Obama tees off Scotland visit with round of golf

Ex-US president’s private visit to Europe risks upstaging Donald Trump, who made awkward first impression with Nato leaders<p>Barack Obama arrived in Scotland for his first ever visit and a round of golf at St Andrews before a charity dinner in Edinburgh that could hardly strike a more contrasting …

News (Scotland)

Golf - Spiderman-style works wonders for German Kieffer

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 26 (Reuters) - Adopting the spiderman-style crouch to read the greens made famous by Colombian Camilo Villegas on the U.S. Tour, Germany's Max Kieffer powered his way into contention at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday.<p>When he has doubts about the way his putts are …

U.S. Open (Golf)

With a Presidential Boost, the P.G.A. Comes to Trump National

STERLING, Va. — On the green at the 11th hole, the golf stars John Daly and Rocco Mediate sized up their opening tournament putts. Nearby, a Golf Channel crew swung its cameras into place. And a pack of spectators lined up to watch it all.<p>It looked like an ordinary day on the professional golf …

Donald Trump

Watch: Former long-drive champion smokes 368-yard drive on par-5

A post shared by PGA TOUR (@pgatour) on May 25, 2017 at 2:51pm PDT<p>Former long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski is making his PGA Tour debut this week …

PGA Tour

Poulter doesn't mince words about state of his game at BMW PGA

VIRGINIA WATER, England -- The fairways, galleries and players were bathed in glorious sunshine during Round 2 of the BMW PGA Championship at …

UK Golf

1A boys state golf in Marshalltown

Chris Cooksley from East Buchanan lines up a putt during the 1A state golf championship on Friday, May 26, 2017, in Marshalltown. Brian Powers/The …

Des Moines

Jon Rahm impresses with opening-round 66 at Dean & DeLuca Invitational

After a brief blip at The Players, the Spaniard rocked again at Colonial on Thursday<p>Jon Rahm still has not missed a cut as a pro on the PGA Tour. Well, I guess we should say he has not missed a two-round cut as he was purged after the third round of The Players Championship a few weeks ago …

Sports

Andrew Beef Johnston Round 2 interview 2017 BMW PGA

Rolex Series<p>Beef on fans' love: 'It means the world to me'<p>Andrew 'Beef' Johnston reflects on being loved by the fans after his Friday 68 with Damon …

BeEF

Watch this golfer get REALLY creative to hit a shot from a tough spot

A golfer is probably not the first thing you think of when you hear the phrase "tree hugger." But maybe you will after seeing this funny clip.<p>Faced with a tough lie and stance, one man decided to get creative by wrapping his arms around a tree to hit his next golf shot. It looked uncomfortable, but …

Condé Nast

After fighting injury bug all season, Alabama gets healthy at right time

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, one has to wonder if the apple supply in Tuscaloosa was a little low this season.<p>“It’s …

College Football

Ladies Professional Golf Association

ANN ARBOR, MI – What a difference a year makes.<p>In 2016, warm temperatures made for a firm and fast Travis Pointe Country Club, site of the inaugural …

Women's Golf

Mize ties Langer for lead at Senior PGA at Trump course

STERLING, Va. (AP) — Larry Mize has tied Bernhard Langer for the lead at the Senior PGA Championship after a first-round 65 at Trump National.<p>Mize was 5 under through 10 holes when play was halted Thursday evening because of thunderstorms. He added three more birdies and a bogey Friday …

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