Carnoustie presents a fast, brown look for British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Jon Rahm had heard about a dry summer in Scotland. It didn’t really hit home until he checked into the Carnoustie Golf Hotel and caught his first glimpse of the course with a reputation as the toughest links in golf. “I forgot the fact the R&A lets Mother Nature set up the […]

DeChambeau takes 1-shot lead as Woods lurks at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The cheers kept coming across Muirfield Village, even after Tiger Woods was done making another run up the leaderboard at the Memorial. Patrick Cantlay made two eagles, including a hole-in-one. Joaquin Niemann, the 19-year-old from Chile, took the lead with a 50 foot eagle putt and fell out of the lead when […]

Woods looks closer than ever to winning again

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — The red shirt didn’t have a collar. His head doesn’t have quite as much hair. His lower spine has been fused. Everything else about Tiger Woods is starting to look familiar. For the first time since the late summer of 2013, Woods worked the fans into a frenzy on the […]

Tiger Woods to miss Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill 

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods won’t be at the Arnold Palmer Invitational next week and still doesn’t know when he will play again. Woods announced on his website Thursday night that ongoing rest and rehabilitation on his back will keep him away from Bay Hill and the tournament […]

Nicklaus says Woods’ status is puzzling 

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jack Nicklaus says he was “painting a picture” when he suggested after a practice round with Tiger Woods at the 1996 Masters that Woods had the game to win at least 10 green jackets. He referred to Woods as a “puzzle” on Sunday at […]