SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood saved his best for last with a final-round 67 to come from behind and retain his title at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Sunday as he ended a three-year winless drought.
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Brooks Koepka took a two-shot lead at the LIV Golf Invitational-Jeddah on Friday after an 8-under 62 in the first round, matching the lowest score on the breakaway tour that has torn the world of golf in two.
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — When Rory McIlroy runs into some of his former Ryder Cup teammates at Wentworth this week, don’t expect them to spend much time reminiscing about fond memories.
European Ryder Cup stalwarts Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter are among the contingent of LIV Golf players who are competing at the BMW PGA Championship this week, much to the dismay of McIlroy and the others who have resisted the financial gains of joining the Saudi-backed breakaway series.
ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy set the tone for a contentious week at Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship when he contemplated 18 players from Saudi-funded LIV Golf who have entered the European tour's flagship event.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Billy Foster grabbed the flag on the 18th green, pulled it toward his face and gave it a kiss.
Finally, that flag belongs to him.
After four decades of caddying for some of the greatest in the game, Foster has his major title.
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.
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter didn't want to talk about the PGA Tour's decision to deny releases to members who asked to play in the first of a series of Saudi-funded tournaments next month in England.
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England (AP) — Lee Westwood has requested a release to play the first event of the Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational series in Britain next month.
Westwood said he has asked both the European tour and the PGA Tour for the release required to contest the $25 million event at Centurion Club from June 9-11.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — How well do you know your Masters history? Try this quiz:
1. What player finished runner-up at the Masters to Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods?
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Richard Bland was supposed to be playing Augusta National this week with a club member until he qualified for the Dell Technologies Match Play.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Luke Donald suddenly is on the fast track for Europe's next Ryder Cup captain, bringing the experience of playing on four winning teams and twice serving as an assistant.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The late, great Pete Dye had a ready reply whenever critics screamed one of his course designs was over the top.
“Golfers,” Dye scoffed, “would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flag on top.”
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — European captain Padraig Harrington made it clear on the first night together at the Ryder Cup that his players have a place in history, one by one.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The stubble on his beard matches the color of that small shock of hair near Lee Westwood's temple — gray. Instead of calling him old, Westwood suggests “mature” might be a better way of putting it.
How well do you know your Ryder Cup history? Try this quiz ahead of the 43rd Ryder Cup matches at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin:
1. Lee Westwood has had 13 partners in the Ryder Cup.
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Billy Horschel felt aggrieved this week at the manner in which he missed out on a U.S. Ryder Cup team. So he took down a bunch of leading Europeans by himself.
Horschel birdied Wentworth’s storied 18th hole after an approach shot that spun back inside 2 feet, finishing with a 7-under 65 on Sunday for a one-shot victory in the BMW PGA Championship.
Padraig Harrington has long been conscious of what the reaction would be if he picked Shane Lowry, his good friend and fellow Irishman, to play for Europe at the Ryder Cup.
“It’s always been the elephant in the room — everybody says, ‘You’re going to pick Shane, you’re going to pick Shane,’” the European team captain said.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — The unwanted milestone Lee Westwood has been creeping toward is finally here.
The British Open at Royal St. George’s will be Westwood’s 88th major championship, and no other player has competed in that many without winning one.
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.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lee Westwood added an unexpected twist to his U.S. Open preparation by getting married in Las Vegas last week.
The ceremony consisted of Westwood, his fiancee/caddie Helen Storey, a minister called Wilf and a photographer who doubled as the witness.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Lee Westwood stood on the back tee of the par-3 17th hole at the Ocean Course and ripped a low 3-iron into the two-club wind barreling down the Kiawah Island coastline. The ball cleared the water in front of the green with a few yards to spare and settled 20 yards short of the putting surface.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Lee Westwood’s streak of runner-up finishes is longer than some might realize...
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Lee Westwood isn't interested in comparing himself with the player who rose to No...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lee Westwood isn't just killing time waiting to become old enough to compete against guys his own age...
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open...
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local):
Jon Rahm has escaped a penalty for improving the area of his intended swing. As a result, his bogey became a birdie on the 17th hole at Royal Birkdale in the opening round of the British Open, and Rahm shot a 69.