Golf

November 16, 2018 - 5:49 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA will have either 25 or 26 different winners in 32 events this season, depending on what happens when the final putt of the CME Group Tour Championship drops Sunday. Commissioner Mike Whan is just fine with that sort of diversity. Whan delivered his annual "state of the...
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Charles Howell III hits from the eighth fairway during the second round of the RSM Classic golf tournament on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
November 16, 2018 - 5:38 pm
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Charles Howell III is playing some of his best golf when he least expected it. Coming from a missed cut in Mexico to a tournament where he missed the cut last year, Howell kept bogeys off his card for the second straight day and was just as good Friday on the tougher...
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England's Matt Wallace plays a shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the DP World Tour Championship golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 16, 2018 - 10:52 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Matt Wallace took his shots on time and took the lead at the World Tour Championship. The 28-year-old Englishman, who was fined 3,000 pounds ($3,800) for slow play in the first round, shot a 7-under 65 Friday for a one-stroke lead over Danny Willett (67), Jordan...
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Byeong Hun An of South Korea lines up his putt on the first green during the Australian Open Golf tournament in Sydney, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
November 16, 2018 - 3:04 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Byeong Hun An was having a mediocre round at the Australian Open on Friday, at least until the 15th hole. The South Korean golfer's 7-iron on the par-3, 180-meter hole hit the green, bounced twice and rolled into the hole, taking him from a stroke behind the leaders to one in front...
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November 15, 2018 - 5:42 pm
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Charles Howell III had an advantage of playing the right course for the cold, windy conditions Thursday at the RSM Classic. He made the most of it with a game so complete that he never played from the rough and had a birdie putt on every hole. Howell bundled up from...
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November 15, 2018 - 4:41 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Amy Olson had a simple explanation for her brilliant start at the CME Group Tour Championship. "I don't have any bad memories," she said. Playing the LPGA's season-ending event for the first time, Olson was flawless with nine birdies and no dropped shots on her way to a 9-under...
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Italy's Francesco Molinari plays a shot on the 1st hole during the first round of the DP World Tour Championship golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 15, 2018 - 9:25 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Francesco Molinari missed two par putts from less than two feet in his opening round of the World Tour Championship on Thursday to give Tommy Fleetwood a sliver of a chance of keeping the European Tour season title. Molinari was cruising at one stage, having...
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Byeong Hun An of South Korea lines up his putt on the first green during the Australian Open Golf tournament in Sydney, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
November 15, 2018 - 3:06 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Byeong Hun An overcame four-seasons-in-one-day type weather to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian Open. The South Korean's eagle on the par-5 eighth hole, his second-last of the day, gave him a 5-under 67 on Thursday at The Lakes. Australians Matt Jager and...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2018, file photo, Ariya Jutanugarn, of Thailand, holds up the trophy after winning in a four hole playoff during the final round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Shoal Creek, in Birmingham, Ala. Jutanugarn is already the LPGA's player of the year and leading moneywinner this season. She'll look to cap the season with a win in the CME Group Tour Championship that begins Thursday, Nov. 15. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
November 14, 2018 - 1:26 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn is occasionally fearful on the golf course, which might seem peculiar given her resume. She's already clinched the LPGA's player of the year award, her second in the last three seasons. She's already clinched the money title, also for the second time in three...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018, file photo, Cameron Champ gestures as he watches his tee drive on the second hole during the third day of the Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament in Jackson, Miss. Champ won the tournament and goes into the final PGA Tour event of the year as one of the top attractions at Sea Island. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
November 14, 2018 - 10:04 am
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Cameron Champ was a freshman in high school and a graduate of The First Tee program, missing only the means to travel the country to play junior golf tournaments with hopes of getting noticed outside Northern California. One phone call made a difference as big as some...
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