MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rickie Fowler narrowly avoided missing the FedEx Cup playoffs for the second straight year, and he will proceed with a new caddie.
Fowler is parting ways with Joe Skovron, a childhood friend and the only fulltime caddie he has ever had.
Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and nine other players who defected to the Saudi-funded LIV Golf filed an antitrust lawsuit Wednesday against the PGA Tour, the first step in a legal fight that could define the boundaries of where players can compete.
Brooks Koepka likes to boast about his honesty. He takes as much pride in being bold and blunt as he does in his remarkable record in the major championships.
He does not shy from criticism if he feels it is warranted.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Commissioner Jay Monahan says the PGA Tour can't win an “arms race” against Saudi-funded LIV Golf when the weapon is money. His response Wednesday was to boost prize money in eight elite events and rely on loyalty and legacy among his players.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Fans at The Country Club have been welcoming to the golfers who decided to take the money and run to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A brief look at the second round Friday of the U.S. Open at The Country Club:
Leading: Collin Morikawa shot 4-under 66 and Joel Dahmen 68 to head into the weekend tied for the lead at 5-under 135.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Rory McIlroy had two strong comments about the future of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series in February. So far, one has been proven incorrect.
“Dead in the water,” McIlroy said, referring to all the top players saying they were staying not interested.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau called his move to the LIV Golf series “a business decision,” and a difficult one at that.
The 2020 U.S. Open champion, who as recently as 10 days ago had said he was sticking with the PGA Tour, offered his first comments about his change of heart Monday after a practice round at The County Club.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan described the Saudi-funded league that has signed up Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau as a “series of exhibition matches” that spends billions of dollars on players without getting a return on its investment.
ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — Former U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau became the latest big name to sign on with the Saudi-funded breakaway series LIV Golf, and Charl Schwartzel remained on course Friday to win the maximum prize of $4.75 million at its inaugural event outside London.
Major champions Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed plan to sign up with the Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational series in time for the rival circuit to start playing in U.S. cities, a British newspaper reported Wednesday.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau launched his first tee shot that mattered seven weeks after he had surgery on his left hand for a broken hamate bone. The swelling was going down, he felt no pain even hitting a hybrid out of the rough and he was impressed with all but one thing.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Just being at the Memorial was a reminder how far Cameron Young has come in the last year. Being part of a six-way tie for the lead Thursday was another reminder how well he is playing.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau withdrew from the PGA Championship on Wednesday after practicing for two days at Southern Hills to test his surgically repaired left wrist.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Inside the clubhouse at Southern Hills is a sign that proudly signals its heritage with the phrase, “First to Five.” No other course has hosted the PGA Championship as many times.
KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau says he had surgery on his left wrist Thursday for a fracture hamate that has been bothering him for the last two months and likely will keep him out of the PGA Championship.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A brief look at the second round Friday at the Masters (all times EDT):
LEADING: Scottie Scheffler, currently ranked No. 1 in the world, posted a 5-under 67 and is at 8 under through two rounds.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Golf's hottest rivalry not so long ago has cooled off considerably.
Missing cuts at the Masters will do that.
Neither Bryson DeChambeau nor Brooks Koepka will stick around for the weekend at Augusta National after falling outside the cutline of 4-over 148 on Friday.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A brief look at the opening round Thursday at the Masters (all times EDT):
LEADING: Sungjae Im had a 5-under 67 for a one-shot lead.
TRAILING: Cam Smith at 68. Former Masters champions Dustin Johnson and Danny Willett, world No.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau stood on the tee box, studied the 500ish yards between himself and the green on the 11th hole at the outer reaches of Augusta National, picked his club of choice from his blue golf bag and let loose.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau's power game hasn't done him much good at Augusta National.
Now, injuries have cut him down to size.
DeChambeau has been limited by hip and hand ailments in recent months, which leaves him at less than full strength and a bit of an afterthought heading into the Masters.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Russell Knox recorded four straight birdies on the back nine and fired a 7-under 65 on Thursday for a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Valero Texas Open.
Knox closed out his round with a seven-foot putt to save par at the par-5 18th at TPC San Antonio, and was one shot ahead of Rasmus Hojgaard.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local):
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local):
The opening day of the Dell Technologies Match Play has had its share of pillow fights. Bryson DeChambeau managed to escape with a halve.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday, saying he did not want to risk further injury to his hand and hip because he wasn't completely ready to defend his title at Bay Hill.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The commercial slogan associated with Phil Mickelson for years is never more true than it is now, minus the anticipation of something extraordinary.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greg Norman has had his share of major disappointments on Sunday.
This one might rival any loss on golf's biggest stages, whether it was Augusta National or Shinnecock Hills, Inverness or Royal Troon.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposed Saudi-financed rival golf league took a massive hit Sunday when Dustin Johnson said he was “fully committed” to the PGA Tour, and Bryson DeChambeau indicated he would stay where the stars were playing.
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau withdrew from the Saudi International before the second round Friday because of left hand and left hip injuries.
DeChambeau opened Thursday with a 3-over 73, making a triple-bogey 7 at the seventh hole.
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Phil Mickelson claims the “obnoxious greed” of the PGA Tour and its ownership of media rights is why players are tempted by the prospects of rival tours, such as one backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, Golf Digest reported.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Assuming everyone plays by the rules, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am figures to be loaded with some of the biggest names in golf.
Just not this year.
Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson, who have combined for seven titles at Pebble Beach, are playing the Saudi International.
The PGA Tour has decided to grant releases to some two dozen players who have signed up for the Saudi International, provided they agree to play the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at least once over the next two years.
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The value of one shot was a place in history, another was worth $15 million in the bank. One drive introduced a young Scotsman on the world stage, one fairway metal helped to make a young American a major champion.
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — This holiday event in the Bahamas is taking on a little more meaning for Bryson DeChambeau seeking a small measure of revenge and for Collin Morikawa pursuing a more noble goal of reaching No.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Golf loves a good rivalry, and right now there would seem to be something for everyone, depending on tastes.
The length of Phil Mickelson’s driver he used in winning the PGA Championship won't be allowed. Bryson DeChambeau can only use a 48-inch driver when he’s competing in Long Drive Association events.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nick Watney was running out of chances and had to make some tough decisions. The math was the easy part. It was asking himself if he still had the desire.
Watney was coming off the worst of his 16 full seasons on the PGA Tour, making only six cuts in 25 events with his best finish a tie for 34th on his own ball.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrick Cantlay had that magic wand of a putter in his hands on the 16th green at Whistling Straits without having to use it. Shane Lowry conceded the match, Cantlay handed the club to his caddie and before long he was celebrating a Ryder Cup victory.
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) — A look at Sunday’s matches from the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits:
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) — 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 United States took a 6-2 lead for its largest opening-day advantage at the Ryder Cup since 1975.
Teaming with Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas led a U.S. comeback from 3 down in Friday’s final fourball match to salvage a tie for a half point against Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland.