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 […]

Rafael Nadal looks good at US Open, and Tiger Woods approves

NEW YORK (AP) — Locked in a tight test at the U.S. Open, Rafael Nadal conjured up an over-the-shoulder, back-to-the-net flick of a volley winner that he celebrated with a leap and punch of the air. If that wasn’t the shot of the match, then surely this was, a couple of points later: a cross-court […]

Lowry, Holmes share Open lead as McIlroy leaves with cheers

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open. Except this was Friday. And now McIlroy can only watch on the weekend […]

Woodland gouges out a birdie and leads by 2 at US Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gary Woodland was playing so well Friday in the U.S. Open that he didn’t want to give away any shots. He wound up stealing one at the end for another record at Pebble Beach and a 36-hole lead for the second time in the last four majors. Woodland kept bogeys […]

Rose birdies last 3 holes to lead Open, while Woods seems in the hunt

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Justin Rose is the leader after the first round of the U.S. Open, with birdies on the last three holes to tie the Open scoring record at Pebble Beach with a 6-under 65. The 2011 Open champion has a one-shot lead over four players, including early starter Rickie Fowler. Rose tied […]

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 […]

Kaymer shows sign of resurgence, tied for lead at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Two-time major champion Martin Kaymer is tied for the lead going into the weekend at the Memorial, and whether he wins is not what drives him. He knows his game is close enough that he can. Kaymer kept it simple Friday with birdies on all the par 5s, a tee shot […]

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 […]