Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau will finally get their match, even if it’s just 12 holes.
After butting heads in a dispute driven largely on social media for the better part of two years, Koepka and DeChambeau will face each other in the latest edition of “Capital One’s The Match” the day after Thanksgiving at Wynn Golf Course on the Las Vegas Strip.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Of course he cried. The odds of Steve Stricker not having tears running down his face after leading the U.S. to a dominating Ryder Cup win were about as long as the chances of Europe roaring back on Sunday to beat the Americans.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Capsules of Saturday's matches in the Ryder Cup:
Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm, Europe, def. Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger, United States, 3 and 1.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Nobody has collected more wins at the Ryder Cup than Sergio Garcia.
Not in history. And, when it comes to his underperforming European teammates, certainly not this week.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Day 2 of the Ryder Cup (all times CDT):
The U.S. closed out Saturday's fourball matches with an 11-5 lead in the Ryder Cup for its biggest two-day advantage since 1975.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The match was slipping away and Brooks Koepka's fragile wrist was at risk.
Ryder Cup officials didn't much care about any of that Saturday when they ruled against him, refusing to grant Koepka relief from an awkward lie near a drain on the 15th hole.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — They’re on the road, without their fans, facing an opponent with almost as much firepower and only slightly less favored than Mike Tyson in his prime. Europe’s perennial Ryder Cup underdogs have the Americans exactly where they want them.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Matt Fitzpatrick's Ryder Cup debut wasn't great.
He lost. Europe lost. And he never really felt like he played any real golf.
After making his first team for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine, then missing Europe's win in Paris two years later, the 27-year-old Englishman is back and looking for a much different result this time.
SHEYBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The video put out by the U.S. Ryder Cup media staff tried to say one thing. The body language from Brooks Koepka told a different story.
Yes, he’s teammates for the week with Bryson DeChambeau and 10 other guys, charged with regaining the Ryder Cup on home soil.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Friction within the team is nothing new at the Ryder Cup.
Except for the Americans.
Europe has been dealing with it for decades, whether it was the enmity between Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia, the grievances Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn had with Colin Montgomerie or the general dislike between Ian Woosnam and Nick Faldo.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Padraig Harrington had a tight grip on Ryder Cup trophy Monday as the European captain walked through a white-tented corridor toward the stage for the opening press conference.
It’s one thing for Bryson DeChambeau to try to change golf when he’s doing it only for himself.
Now comes the Ryder Cup, where the world will get to see how his single-minded pursuit of non-conformity and power fits in the realm of a team competition.
Brooks Koepka says in an interview with Golf Digest that Ryder Cup week is hectic and “a bit odd” because it takes him from his individual routine and leaves him no time to decompress.
It was enough to make Paul Azinger wonder if Koepka should even play next week.
Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington have been Ryder Cup captains for nearly three years, long enough to know not every decision they make is going to be popular.
Deciding whether they were the right moves won't start until the Ryder Cup is over.
ATLANTA (AP) — Three weeks before the Ryder Cup, four-time major champion Brooks Koepka withdrew from the Tour Championship after injuring his wrist from hitting a tree root.
Koepka said pulling out on the 13th hole at East Lake on Saturday was a precaution.
ATLANTA (AP) — Fans who yell “Brooksie!” to Bryson DeChambeau might be removed from the tournament and have their tickets or badges confiscated.
That also goes for vulgar or rude comments and gestures, or harassment of anyone involved with the tournament or other disruptive behavior.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay earned the sixth and final automatic spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team by winning the BMW Championship on Sunday.
All that meant was avoiding a phone call from the captain, Steve Stricker, after the Tour Championship to inform him of being a pick.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Defending champion Justin Thomas is trying to break out of a bit of a slump at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Xander Schauffele is trying to build on his victory Sunday in the Tokyo Olympics.
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.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local):
Louis Oosthuizen is in the British Open record look with the lowest 36-hole score.
Brooks Koepka has made it abundantly clear he doesn't like Bryson DeChambeau. That should have no bearing in golf because they don't have to spend time together, which they don't do, and they haven't played together on the PGA Tour since the second round at Bay Hill two years ago.
Chase Koepka is getting his chance to play in the Travelers Championship — a year late.
The brother of four-time major champion Brooks Koepka earned his way into the tournament last year in the Monday qualifier.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau's bid to repeat as U.S. Open champion nearly derailed in an opening round filled with wild drives and shoddy irons.
The brawny golf-ball bruiser gathered himself late in that round, used a dreamy swing thought to play better in the next and went the right direction on moving day when several big-name players got it wrong.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — CLUBHOUSE LEADER: Russell Henley had a 4-under 67.
CLUBHOUSE TRAILERS: Francesco Molinari and Rafa Cabrera Bello at 68.
ON THE COURSE: Louis Oosthuizen was at 4 under with two holes remaining when the first round was suspended by darkness.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Once the fog finally lifted over Torrey Pines, a familiar figure in the U.S. Open was plain to see.
A long Thursday ended in darkness with Russell Henley in the lead and Louis Oosthuizen poised to join him when the fog-delayed opening round wrapped up Friday morning.
Fans who worry golf’s image could be tarnished by the spitting match between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau probably think figure skating is too rough.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Torrey Pines has had its share of conflict over the years involving some of the top players in golf. Just not during such a taxing major as the U.S. Open.
Think back to 2003 at the Buick Invitational when Phil Mickelson was quoted in a magazine interview as saying Tiger Woods played with inferior equipment and was the only player good enough to overcome “the equipment he's stuck with.”
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Anyone clamoring for Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka to play in the same group to start the U.S. Open will have to wait for another tournament.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Here are the courses that held a PGA Tour event and a major championship in the same year. Only two rounds were played at Pebble Beach and three rounds on the South Course at Torrey Pines for PGA Tour events:
A capsule look at 10 top contenders for the U.S. Open from June 17-20 on the South course at Torrey Pines (listed in predicted order of finish):
RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Brooks Koepka insists his ongoing rivalry with fellow major champion Bryson DeChambeau is good for golf.
Koepka is at the inaugural Palmetto Championship this week, his first event since a video interview outtake at the PGA Championship last month showed the four-time major champ rolling his eyes as DeChambeau walked behind him.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Brooks Koepka isn't playing the Memorial. It just sounded like it at times Friday.
From the tee or from the fairway, Bryson DeChambeau would hit a shot only to hear someone in the crowd scream out, “Let's go, Brooksy!”
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh has apologized to winner Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka for fans rushing onto the 18th hole at the PGA Championship on Sunday.
After Mickelson's approach landed on the 18th green, spectators rushed past the ropes, marshals and security at the Ocean Course, quickly swarming the competitors as they played the 72nd hole.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — If Brooks Koepka was rattled by the pressure of trying to win his fifth major championship while getting at best measured support from a rowdy pro-Phil Mickelson gallery, his expressionless face and implacable body language didn't show it.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A brief look at the final round Sunday of the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island:
WINNER: Phil Mickelson closed with a 1-over 73 for a two-shot victory and at age 50 became the oldest major champion in golf history.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Brooks Koepka would've loved watching the end of Phil Mickelson's historic win at the PGA Championship.
But Koepka said his surgically repaired knee hurt too badly after the wild scene on the 18th hole.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times local):
Phil Mickelson has made history at the PGA Championship as the oldest, at 50, winner in major championship history.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Phil Mickelson could have done without the thrills Saturday in the PGA Championship.
Losing a five-shot lead in a span of five holes on the back nine. One tee shot into the water, another that ended up under a cart tire.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Kevin Streelman didn't know what to expect at the PGA Championship. The long-time PGA Tour pro sure didn't believe he'd be in contention for a major title Sunday.
“You never know," Streelman said with a grin, "when the stars align.”
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A brief look at Friday’s second round of the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island (all times EDT):
LEADING: Phil Mickelson, who torched the front nine and survived a wild ride on the back nine to shoot a 2-under 70 for a three-day total of 7-under 209 and a one-shot lead.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times local):
Phil Mickelson held on to his lead at the PGA Championship despite struggling on the back nine.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A brief look at Friday's second round of the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island (all times EDT):
LEADING: Phil Mickelson and Louis Oosthuizen at 5-under 139. Mickelson shot a 3-under 69 in the morning and Oosthuizen had a 68 in the afternoon.