PGA, NFL stars attract nearly 6 million viewers in TV match

ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV. Turner Sports said the Sunday telecast of “The Match: Champions for Charity” attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of its networks. Turner says it was the most-watched golf telecast in cable TV […]

Tiger Woods ties Sam Snead’s record of 82 PGA Tour wins

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Tiger Woods shrugged off an early bogey Monday to win the Zozo Championship and tie Sam Snead’s PGA Tour record of 82 victories. The 43-year-old American returned Monday to play the final seven holes in the rain-hit tournament, completing a 3-under 67 to beat local favorite Hideki Matsuyama by three […]

McIlroy shoots 62, leads Koepka by stroke in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Nobody likes missing the cut by a stroke, and doing it in a major championship at home hurts even more. Rory McIlroy is showing he can bounce back quickly. McIlroy shot an 8-under 62 on Saturday in the FedEx St. Jude Invitational to take a one-stroke lead over Brooks Koepka at […]

Patrick Cantlay rallies from 4 back to win the Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Patrick Cantlay got another handshake with Jack Nicklaus, this time as the Memorial winner. Starting four shots behind, Cantlay closed with an 8-under 64 for a two-shot victory Sunday. It was the lowest final round by a winner in tournament history, and it moved the 27-year-old Californian into the top 10 […]

Martin Kaymer builds 2-shot lead at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Martin Kaymer is 18 holes away from ending five years without a victory. He is mildly surprised. He is not the least bit stressed. And he has plenty of company among contenders at the Memorial for whom winning has become more of a memory than a habit. Kaymer was bogey-free Saturday […]

Moore’s 65 leads by 1 at Memorial as Woods rallies for 70

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods got off to a slower start than he would have liked Thursday at the Memorial. That had more do with a stopwatch than a scorecard. Ryan Moore opened with five birdies in seven holes and never missed a fairway after the first one, posting a 7-under 65 for his […]

Woods gets elevated status at Riviera, now wants victory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods and his TGR Foundation took over the Genesis Open at Riviera two years ago, and now the PGA Tour is elevating it to the same status as tournaments hosted by Jack Nicklaus and the late Arnold Palmer. Still to be determined is whether Woods can actually win the one […]

Adam Hadwin hangs on at Innisbrook, earns Masters spot 

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer PALM HARBOR, Fla., March 12 — Adam Hadwin is skipping his first World Golf Championship and asking for a refund for his honeymoon to Tahiti. He couldn’t be happier. Seven weeks after he shot a 59, and two weeks before his wedding, Hadwin added another eventful chapter to his amazing year. He […]

Rain wipes out afternoon play at Riviera 

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wind, rain and the snap of a large tree limb were enough to stop play Friday in the second round of the Genesis Open. Sam Saunders remained atop the leaderboard without ever hitting a shot Friday at Riviera. Jhonattan Vegas joined him at 7-under par and […]