AUGUSTA, Ga. — Adam Scott finished the job this time, and put an end to more than a half-century of Australian misery at the Masters.With the two biggest putts of his career, Scott holed a 20-footer for birdie on the 18th hole of regulation that put him into a playoff with Angel Cabrera, and then won his first major championship Sunday with a 12-footer for birdie on the second extra hole. Read More
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Sergio Garcia might have written himself off too quickly at the Masters.When last seen walking off the course at Augusta National, the impetuous Spaniard was moping about his bad luck at this tournament and said last year it was increasingly evident he would never be fitted for a green jacket. Read More
AUGUSTA, Ga. — While Tiger Woods commands the spotlight going into this week’s Masters after a sizzling start to the season, 14-year-old Guan Tianlang has also got tongues wagging at Augusta National.
The Chinese prodigy will become the youngest player to compete at the Masters when he tees off in Thursday’s opening round and he has already stunned the game’s top practitioners with his remarkable talent and poise during practice rounds. Read More
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Hunter Mahan doesn't believe Tiger Woods has to win a major to validate his return to No. 1 in the world.
Woods fell to as low as No. 58 toward the end of 2011. But after winning at Bay Hill for his sixth PGA Tour title in the last 53 weeks, Woods returned to the top of the ranking for the first time since October 2010. Woods hasn't won a major, however, since the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Read More
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Once the frost thawed, Rory McIlroy was back at work Wednesday morning trying to find a swing he could trust and repeat.
McIlroy hasn't looked anything like the No. 1 player in golf this year, and now he's not. That spot belongs to Tiger Woods again after winning for the third time in two months to establish himself as the favorite going into the Masters.
None of this bothers McIlroy. Read More
ORLANDO, Fla. — The moment was vintage Tiger Woods, and so was his reaction.
Seconds after Rickie Fowler made a 40-foot birdie putt on the 12th hole to pull within two shots of the lead, Woods posed over his 25-foot birdie putt until he swept the putter upward in his left hand and marched toward the cup as it dropped for a birdie.
Fowler, standing on the edge of the green, turned with a slight smile as if to say, “What else can I do?” 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. 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
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
Tiger Woods is not surprised he can return to the top of the world rankings by winning the British Open and is not feeling impatient because he has not won a major for four years, he said on Tuesday.
The 14-time major champion, who has not won one of the big four tournaments since the 2008 U.S. Open, has battled his way back to form in recent months following personal problems and injuries. Read More