MARANA, Ariz. — Tiger Woods delivered a State of the Game on President Barack Obama’s golfing prowess and the news wasn’t all bad.
“If he ever spent — after these four years — spent more time playing the game of golf, I’m sure he could get to where he’s a pretty good stick,” Woods said Wednesday.
Woods comes into the Match Play Championship on somewhat of a winning streak. While he revealed very few details about his Sunday round with Obama at The Floridian, he at least made sure everyone knew that they won. Read More
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — With one last birdie, Brandt Snedeker finally had a chance to catch his breath at one of the best places in golf.
He was on the 18th tee at Pebble Beach with a three-shot lead Sunday as he gazed into the sun at an endless ocean and tried to grasp just how far he has come in the past few months.
There was that big win at the Tour Championship to claim the $10 million prize as the FedEx Cup champion.He played in his first Ryder Cup. Read More
PEBBLE BEACH — Hunter Mahan was bracing for the worst of Pebble Beach, his golf bag weighed down with rain gear and everything else to handle nasty weather.
Instead, he was reminded how much he loves this place.
It helps that Mahan drilled a 3-wood onto the 18th green for a two-putt birdie that gave him a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead to par with Russell Knox in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Better yet, the rain everyone was expecting early in the afternoon never showed up. Read More
PEBBLE BEACH — Pebble Beach is known as the felicitous meeting of land and sea, and the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which tees off today, can be an important meeting of PGA Tour players and amateur partners who in most cases are far more successful — CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, stars from other sports that include Wayne Gretzky, Matt Cain and Justin Verlander, actors Bill Murray and Andy Garcia, entertainers like Clay Walker and Kenny G. Read More
Tiger Woods could not wish for a better place to launch his 2013 PGA Tour campaign than at the Torrey Pines Golf Club for this week’s Farmers Insurance Open, where he will be bidding for a record seventh win.
The picturesque venue that hugs the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean is one of his favorite hunting grounds and was the scene of his remarkable playoff win at the 2008 U.S. Open. Read More
Erasing some of their worst Ryder Cup memories, the Europeans wore the image of Seve Ballesteros on their sleeves and played their hearts out Sunday at Medinah to match the greatest comeback in history and head home with that precious gold trophy.
Europe got its payback for Brookline, when the Americans roared back from the same 10-6 deficit. This rally was even more remarkable, carried out before a raucous American crowd that began their chants of “USA!” some three hours before the first match got under way. Read More
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III said nationalistic pride fanned by the London Olympics would further fire up interest in the matches against Europe’s best dozen golfers starting on Friday.
“Our whole country is interested, because it’s the U.S. team. We just went through an Olympics, and this is becoming like the Olympics for America,” Love told reporters on Wednesday.
“They realize that our team is going up against an unbelievable team from Europe and they want to see what happens.” Read More
PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy may be the youngest member on the European Ryder Cup team, but the Northern Irishman said he is ready to take on a leadership role in the team competition.
The 23-year-old world No. 1, who made his debut in the biennial event in 2010, said he will not hesitate to raise his hand at this year’s edition against the United States at Medinah Country Club outside Chicago from Sept. 28-30. Read More
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Rory McIlroy repelled an early onslaught by Ian Poulter before cruising to his second major title by a record eight shots at the PGA Championship on Sunday.
The 23-year-old McIlroy, who started the final round with a three-shot lead, needed only 23 putts as he carded a flawless 6-under-par 66 that gave him a 13-under total of 275 in the year’s last major. Read More
Northern California’s top junior golfer has a chance to make history at the 84th annual San Francisco Junior Golf Tournament, which begins Tuesday at Lincoln Park Golf Course.
Andrew Bonner, 17, stands atop the year’s team points list and will be looking for his third consecutive win at the oldest match-play junior tournament in the country. He would be the first three-time winner since 1932, when Bob Marsky Jr. accomplished the feat. Read More