Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy had their best start ever Thursday in The Players Championship. It still wasn’t enough to catch Roberto Castro, who had never played the TPC Sawgrass and made a debut he won’t soon forget. Read More
Tiger Woods won for the third time this season Monday when he captured the Arnold Palmer Invitational trophy, his eighth time winning the event. The victory led every news organization to ask the most obvious and overstated question: Is he back?
The topic is dredged up every time Tiger makes a birdie putt or even sniffs the top of a PGA Tour leaderboard. 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
The thick fog that had blanketed the final round of the U.S. Open in San Francisco lifted on Monday, giving way to brilliant blue skies and dazzling sunshine.
Only golf’s increasingly unpredictable pecking order remained cloudy, no clearer to being unravelled after Webb Simpson had won the championship by a single stroke.
The 26-year-old American is one of the rising stars on the PGA Tour, finishing second on last season’s money list, but he was still a surprise champion. Read More
Webb Simpson was hardly a favorite coming into the U.S. Open. Once he was six shots off the pace after 36 holes, he even became an afterthought.
But when it comes to the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, apparently that’s exactly right where you want to be. Read More
Tiger Woods has not won a major title in four long years but the former world number one oozed a steely confidence at the Olympic Club on Tuesday while preparing for this week’s U.S. Open.
Boosted by his 73rd PGA Tour victory at the Memorial tournament two weeks ago in Dublin, Ohio, Woods is happy with his game and returns to a course he knows very well from his student days at Stanford University. Read More
As a member of the Olympic Club since 1967 and with two years on the PGA Tour (in 1975 and 1977), John Abendroth has played the Lake Course thousands of times and may know the course as well as anyone else. He also holds the course record, a 9-under-par 62, which he recorded in 1985, and is the host of “Hooked on Golf,” which airs on KNBR (680 AM) every Saturday at 7 a.m. Read More
Stephen Ames and Joe Durant were among nine players who booked their places at next week’s U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco in a weather-delayed sectional qualifier in Memphis on Tuesday.
A heavy thunderstorm on Monday had forced the 36-hole qualifier into a second day before Ames and Durant finally emerged among the fortunate nine, posting matching totals of 8-under-par 134.
PGA Tour rookie Tommy Biershenk led the way at 9-under-par. Read More
Tiger Woods overhauled a fading Spencer Levin and a charging Rory Sabbatini with a few moments of magic to win his 73rd PGA Tour title by two shots at the Memorial Tournament on Sunday.
He began the final day four strokes behind the pacesetting Levin and made a fast start before taking control with a spectacular finish that included a chip-in for birdie at the 16th that was lavishly praised by tournament host Jack Nicklaus. Read More
While 11 players were busy in London securing their spots for the upcoming U.S. Open at the Olympic Club, one notable player announced he won’t be teeing it up in San Francisco.
A groin strain will prevent Darren Clarke, the defending British Open champion, from playing in the June 14-17 U.S. Open. Read More