AUGUSTA, Ga. -- For a few hours Wednesday, the most important person at Augusta National was not Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson. It wasn’t a pro golfer. It wasn’t even a “he,” which is the reason Ginni Rometty and her status has become important.They’ll be teeing off this morning in the 76th Masters. The entrants that is. On Wednesday, some of the media teed off on Billy Payne, chairman of Augusta National. Read More
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- This is where it begins, on the fairways and under the pines. This is where the golfing year starts. It’s all been a warmup until now, until the first weekend of April, until the Masters.Jack Nicklaus defined his year by the majors, and if that idea were good enough for Jack, still the greatest until proven differently, it’s good enough for the rest of us. And the rest of the pros.The Road Ends Here is the copyrighted slogan for the NCAA’s Final Four, which in fact ended Monday night in New Orleans with Kentucky sweeping to victory. Read More
For St. Ignatius senior Alexandra Wong, it was just another day at TPC Harding Park. Except this day came with a title at the 95th San Francisco Golf Championships on Sunday.
“I’m really comfortable out here because, you know, I live down the street,” Wong said. “It’s kind of a big win for me because this is my home. People here are my family.”
She defeated Jayshree Sarathy in match play 7 and 6, but had to play catch up on Sunday.
“I was 2 down early, but I surged on 16, 17 and 18. I had three straight birdies,” Wong said. Read More
The Olympic Club’s Lake Course might seem short by typical USGA standards, but changes implemented for June’s U.S. Open promise to baffle some of the world’s finest golfers.
Although the course hosted the Open in 1955, ’66, ’87 and ’98, modern golfers are driving the ball further and further, so 357 yards were added since the last time the Open was in The City to ensure the event is the most rigorous tournament of the year.
“The test of golf for this Open is going to be extremely stern,” USGA Executive Director Mike Davis said Monday during a visit to the Olympic Club. Read More
This is the way you conquer Pebble Beach: You go out in the final round on the opening holes, the ones historically the easiest, and make birdies and maybe an eagle. Which is exactly what Phil Mickelson did Sunday.Phil the Mick, Lefty, the guy who a few months from his 42nd birthday seemed on the downside of his career, overtook Pebble, playing partner Tiger Woods, Charlie Wi and everything and everyone else. It was a bravura performance. It was a championship performance. Read More
Robert Rock held his nerve Sunday to beat U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship for the biggest win of the Englishman's career.
The 117th-ranked Rock shot a 2-under 70 for an overall 13-under 275 to beat the 22-year Northern Irishman by a shot and the 14-major winner by two. Woods finished in a tie for third with Thomas Bjorn (68) and Graeme McDowell (68). Read More
Tiger Woods shot a 6-under 66 Saturday for a share of the lead after the third round at the Abu Dhabi Championship.
The 14-time major winner played a consistent round to move to 11 under for the tournament.
"It just seemed like I didn't do a lot of things right but I didn't do a lot of things wrong today, it was just very consistent," Woods said. "You know, made a couple putts here and there ... I stayed away from trouble and tried to keep the ball towards the fat side of some of these pins and I think I did a pretty good job." Read More
Tiger Woods weathered putting woes to open his 2012 season with a 2-under 70 at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on Thursday, three shots behind clubhouse leaders Rory McIlroy and Robert Karlsson.
Woods played bogey-free golf that produced few momentous shots and two birdies. He missed several birdie chances, including a 6-footer on his ninth, the 18th hole. Read More
The Humana Challenge suspended play midway through the third round Saturday after high winds caused damage on all three courses, toppling trees, blowing balls off the greens and knocking a scoreboard into a lake.
The tournament will resume third-round play Sunday morning with Mark Wilson holding a three-stroke lead over Ben Crane. Read More
Two years after his personal life and golf career came crashing down, Tiger Woods is a winner again.
One shot behind with two holes to play, Woods closed with clutch birdie putts Sunday to win the Chevron World Challenge by one shot over former Masters champion Zach Johnson.
Woods holed a 6-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 3-under 69, sweeping his arm and slamming down his fist in a celebration that was a long time coming. Read More