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 […]

Spieth part of 3-way tie for British lead as Woods lurks

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Jordan Spieth has a share of the lead in the British Open and a big edge in experience. Still only 24, he already has won three majors and his name is the last one etched on the base of the silver claret jug. One name in the mix makes it all […]

Spieth 1 round away from 3rd leg of Grand Slam

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Jordan Spieth is one round away from the third leg of the career Grand Slam, and one year removed from a reminder that it won’t be easy. On the horizon is a chance to join Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three different majors at age 23. In the […]

Spieth turns in a great round on a nasty day at British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open before he even got to the golf course. He spent Friday morning at his rented house in front of the television, watching players battle a relentless wind at Royal Birkdale, all the while checking a forecast that was even worse for […]

Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Justin Rose had a back-nine charge so common at Augusta National. Sergio Garcia finally caught a good break in a major. Jordan Spieth got his name high on those famous white leaderboards, the only spot he has ever occupied on the weekend at the Masters. Saturday […]

Masters traffic jam: Contenders galore at Augusta National

PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Fans of dominant, wire-to-wire performances and runaway winners, this Masters is not for them. Forget a Tiger Woods’ style blowout. Unlike that performance 20 years ago, Augusta National has a traffic jam atop the leaderboard that will likely take the entire weekend to untangle. Sergio Garcia […]

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 […]

Jordan Spieth builds a big lead at Pebble Beach 

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Amid all the celebrities Saturday at Pebble Beach, no one turned in a performance quite like Jordan Spieth. Spieth took only 10 putts on the back nine, and none were particularly easy except for the last one. His pitch from 54 yards checked up next […]