Golf

Arnold Palmer gives the thumbs up to fans as they applaud at Augusta National Golf Club at The Masters earlier this year. Palmer died Sunday at the age of 87. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

Golf world loses Arnold Palmer, ‘The King’

His triumphs, the four Masters, the British Opens, and his sporting tragedies,…

 

Johnny Miller tees off on one during the Champions for Change Golf Challenge at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Mich., on Tuesday Aug. 10, 2010. (John Smierciak/AP)

Miller brings candid style to the booth at British Open

TROON, Scotland — He was the skinny, blond kid from out in…

 

Brittany Lang lifts her trophy after winning the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at CordeValle on Sunday in San Martin. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

USGA struggles with penalty notification again

SAN MARTIN — Brittany Lang captured her first major championship on Sunday…

 

Mirim Lee walks off the eight green during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at CordeValle on Thursday. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Mirim Lee ties U.S. Women’s Open record for single-round score

SAN MARTIN — Mirim Lee of South Korea tied the lowest round…

Mirim Lee walks off the eight green during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at CordeValle on Thursday. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Brooke Henderson will be a notable participant in this year's U.S. Women's Open in San Martin. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Budding rivalry takes center stage at U.S. Women’s Open

The U.S. Women’s Open returns to California this weekend for the first…

Brooke Henderson will be a notable participant in this year's U.S. Women's Open in San Martin. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Lafayette native Brandon Harkins hugs his mom after sinking a birdie putt to secure a spot in the 2016 U.S. Open. (Teddy Luther/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Six golfers qualify for their first major championship

DALY CITY — It took more than the allotted 36 holes at…

Lafayette native Brandon Harkins hugs his mom after sinking a birdie putt to secure a spot in the 2016 U.S. Open. (Teddy Luther/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Maverick McNealy, of Stanford, will be contending for his second berth to the U.S. Open today during “golf’s longest day.”. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP file photo)

‘Golf’s longest day’ comes to Daly City

One of the most exciting traditions in American golf is returning to…

Maverick McNealy, of Stanford, will be contending for his second berth to the U.S. Open today during “golf’s longest day.”. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP file photo)
Stanford head coach David Shaw, left, gestures next to Denver Broncos general manager and executive vice president of football operations John Elway as they watch Broncos players during an NFL football practice in Stanford in February. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Stanford men care not for NCAA silliness

The NCAA killed a favorite recruiting tool of former 49ers and current…

Stanford head coach David Shaw, left, gestures next to Denver Broncos general manager and executive vice president of football operations John Elway as they watch Broncos players during an NFL football practice in Stanford in February. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Tiger Woods was selected as once of five vice captains for the 2016 United States Ryder Cup Team. (Rob Brown/AP)

Woods keeps everyone guessing

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Adam Scott knew the only way for…

Tiger Woods was selected as once of five vice captains for the 2016 United States Ryder Cup Team. (Rob Brown/AP)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry walks to the locker room after the team arrives at an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, on Wednesday. Calling it an experience he won't forget, Curry was part of a group of Golden State Warriors who got to play the course Tuesday, and the NBA's 3-point leader and reigning MVP even made a 10-footer for birdie on his opening hole. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Steph Curry ticks off another bucket list item

MIAMI — Stephen Curry makes 3’s everywhere — even at Augusta National.…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry walks to the locker room after the team arrives at an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, on Wednesday. Calling it an experience he won't forget, Curry was part of a group of Golden State Warriors who got to play the course Tuesday, and the NBA's 3-point leader and reigning MVP even made a 10-footer for birdie on his opening hole. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
Vaughn Taylor poses with his trophy on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Taylor outduels Mickelson at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH — Vaughn Taylor doesn’t know how he lost his game.…

Vaughn Taylor poses with his trophy on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Jordan Spieth said some of his happiest rounds have been at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which starts today. (Ben Margot/2014 AP)

Odds high that Spieth enjoys Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH — Jordan Spieth rarely sees a shot as impossible, sometimes…

Jordan Spieth said some of his happiest rounds have been at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which starts today. (Ben Margot/2014 AP)
In this Sept. 30, 2015, file photo, John Swanton, spokesman with the California Air Resources Board, explains how a 2013 Volkswagen Passat with a diesel engine is evaluated at the emissions test lab in El Monte. (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)

California regulators reject Volkswagen recall plan

LOS ANGELES — California regulators on Tuesday rejected Volkswagen's recall plan for…

In this Sept. 30, 2015, file photo, John Swanton, spokesman with the California Air Resources Board, explains how a 2013 Volkswagen Passat with a diesel engine is evaluated at the emissions test lab in El Monte. (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)
Jordan Spieth holds the champions trophy after the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Kapalua Plantation Course on Kapalua, Hawaii. Spieth finished at 30 under par for the tournament win. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Spieth opens the new year in style with win at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii — The view from the top looks as spectacular as…

Jordan Spieth holds the champions trophy after the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Kapalua Plantation Course on Kapalua, Hawaii. Spieth finished at 30 under par for the tournament win. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Tiger Woods watches a chip shot to the 15th green during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., on Aug. 23, 2015. (Rob Brown/AP)

Woods opens up on failed marriage, future in golf

NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods says he has a "fantastic" relationship with…

Tiger Woods watches a chip shot to the 15th green during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., on Aug. 23, 2015. (Rob Brown/AP)
Jason Day, of Australia, poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Julio Cortez/AP)

Arrival of Jason Day: Aussie fulfills potential with a major

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — In his eighth year on the PGA Tour, Jason…

Jason Day, of Australia, poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Julio Cortez/AP)
Jason Day reacts to his birdie on the 17th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament  on Saturday at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Jae Hong/AP)

Day in the lead at PGA, Spieth makes charge

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — With six straight 3s on his card, Jason Day…

Jason Day reacts to his birdie on the 17th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament  on Saturday at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Jae Hong/AP)
Tiger Woods tips his hat to the crowd on the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on Saturday at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Tiger misses third straight cut in a major at PGA Championship

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Tiger Woods made another early exit from a major…

Tiger Woods tips his hat to the crowd on the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on Saturday at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Chris Carlson/AP)
Jordan Spieth hits a shot on the third hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Brynn Anderson/AP)

The battle at the top with McIlroy, Spieth

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Rory McIlroy faces a different set of questions from…

Jordan Spieth hits a shot on the third hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (Brynn Anderson/AP)
United States’ Zach Johnson celebrates with members of the public as he holds the trophy after winning a playoff after the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course.  (Jon Super/AP Photo)

Johnson wins British Open, stops Spieth’s bid for Grand Slam

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jordan Spieth's spirited bid for a Grand Slam…

United States’ Zach Johnson celebrates with members of the public as he holds the trophy after winning a playoff after the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course.  (Jon Super/AP Photo)