DeChambeau defends social media criticism of slow play
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau wasted no time defending himself against accusations of slow play Saturday after harsh criticism on social media stemming from a video showing him taking...
British Open, Field
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Players who are exempt and expected to compete in the 148th British Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland on July 18-21. Players listed only in the first...
Zander Lombard pushes ahead by 1 at Irish Open
LAHINCH, Ireland (AP) — Zander Lombard shot a 3-under 67 on Friday to take a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Irish Open.
The 24-year-old South African, who hadn't made a cut since...
A tough fifth hole gets a little longer, harder
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tucked away on the far end of Augusta National is the toughest par 4 on the front nine.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eddie Pepperell makes his Masters debut this year, and he looks forward to seeing Augusta National so much that he plans to see it for the first time on Sunday, four...
Pepperell, Vegas feed frenzy at famed 17 with long putts
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eddie Pepperell's 50-foot birdie putt sent the packed gallery surrounding the island green into a frenzy.
Marc Leishman wins CIMB Classic in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Marc Leishman won the CIMB Classic by five strokes Sunday, closing with a 7-under 65 to match Justin Thomas' 2015 tournament record of 26-under 262.
Leishman won for the fourth time on the PGA Tour. The Australian had four straight birdies on Nos. 2-5 and finished with eight birdies and a bogey on TPC Kuala Lumpur's West Course.
Bronson Burgoon had a 68 to tie for second with Emiliano Grillo (66) and Chesson Hadley (66).
Pepperell wins British Masters, sets up debut at Augusta
WALTON HEATH, England (AP) — Eddie Pepperell won his second European Tour title with a two-shot victory at the British Masters on Sunday and likely secured the even bigger prize of a place in next year's Masters at Augusta National.
The Englishman shot an even-par 72 and held off his playing partner, Sweden's Alexander Bjork (71), as the pair went to the 72nd hole at a wet and windy Walton Heath with Pepperell just a stroke in front.
Pepperell takes 3-shot lead into British Masters final round
WALTON HEATH, England (AP) — Eddie Pepperell will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the British Masters after a 1-under 71 Saturday as he looked for his second European Tour title and a likely place in next year's Masters.
Pepperell was on 9-under 207 at Walton Heath with fellow Englishman Jordan Smith (70), Sweden's Alexander Bjork (68), American Julian Suri (69) and France's Julien Guerrier (70) tied for second.
Pepperell takes lead, Fleetwood slumps at British Masters
WALTON HEATH, England (AP) — Eddie Pepperell moved into a three-stroke clubhouse lead and Tommy Fleetwood lost ground at the British Masters on Friday after a second round when only three players shot in the 60s at windy Walton Heath.
World No. 2 Justin Rose made it through to the weekend but was 10 strokes off the pace as he seeks a top-two finish to reclaim his place atop the rankings.
Twenty players were yet to finish their second rounds when play was suspended because of darkness.
Ace helps Pepperell claim share of British Masters lead
WALTON HEATH, England (AP) — Eddie Pepperell recorded a hole-in-one on the way to claiming a share of the lead on 5-under 67 after the first round of the British Masters on Thursday, while tournament host Justin Rose struggled to a 74.
Fellow Englishmen Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Wallace also shot 67s on a windy day at the Walton Heath course on the outskirts of London.
Tom Lewis wins Portugal Masters for 2nd time
VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Tom Lewis won the Portugal Masters for a second time after shooting a 5-under 66 in Sunday's final round.
Lewis finished three strokes ahead of fellow Englishman Eddie Pepperell (67) and Australia's Lucas Herbert (71).
Sergio Garcia prepared for the Ryder Cup next weekend with a 65 to finish seven strokes behind Lewis.
Lewis made six birdies along with a single bogey on No. 10 to finish the tournament at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course on 22-under 262.
Sergio Garcia dedicates round to slain college golfer
VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Sergio Garcia dedicated his round Thursday in the Portugal Masters to the Spanish women's college golfer killed in Iowa.
Celia Barquin Arozamena, the Big 12 champion this year for Iowa State, was found stabbed to death Monday.
"It was nice to shoot a nice score and dedicate it to Celia," Garcia said.
Westwood leads Made In Denmark in bid for 1st win in 4 years
AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — Lee Westwood moved in sight of his first win in more than four years after taking a one-stroke lead in the Made In Denmark event after a 5-under 67 in the third round on Saturday.
The 45-year-old Westwood, a former world No. 1, will be a vice-captain for Europe at the Ryder Cup in Paris this month and his impressive performance this week looks like ending two fellow Englishmen's hopes of getting in the team.
Olesen in strong position to seal Ryder Cup spot in Denmark
AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen was in a strong position to secure the final qualifying place in Europe's Ryder Cup team despite making the cut only on the number at the Made In Denmark event on Friday.
Only a victory for Matthew Fitzpatrick or Eddie Pepperell can deny Olesen the last automatic spot in the Europe team via the world points list, but the English players were far off the lead after the second round at Silkeborg Ry Golf Club.
Pepperell makes best start of Ryder Cup hopefuls in Denmark
AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — Eddie Pepperell shot a 2-under 70 in the first round of the Made In Denmark tournament on Thursday to make the best start of the three players bidding to secure the final qualifying spot in Europe's Ryder Cup team.
Olesen, Pepperell, Fitzpatrick fight for Ryder Cup spot
Back at the course where he grew up playing, Thomas Bjorn will get a front-row seat to see a three-way fight for the final qualifying spot in his Ryder Cup team.
The European captain returns to Silkeborg Ry Golf Club this week for the Made In Denmark event, where Thorbjorn Olesen, Eddie Pepperell and Matthew Fitzpatrick will bid to become the eighth automatic member of a team seeking to regain the trophy from the United States in Paris.
Harrington, Pavan share lead at Czech Masters
VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) — Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington and Andrea Pavan shot flawless 7-under 65s on Saturday to share the lead after the third round of the Czech Masters.
Harrington and Pavan each had seven birdies to finish with a 17-under total of 199 at the Albatross Golf Resort near Prague.
Irish veteran Harrington, who won the British Open in 2007 and 2008 and the U.S. PGA Championship in 2008, is chasing his first European Tour win since the 2016 Portugal Masters.
British Open at a glance
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — A brief look at the final round Sunday at the British Open:
CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR: Francesco Molinari closed with a 2-under 69 for a two-shot victory.
SILVER MEDALS: Xander Schauffele (74), Kevin Kisner (74), Rory McIlroy (70) and Justin Rose (69) tied for second.
TIGER TALES: Tiger Woods had the lead on Sunday in a major for the first time since 2009, and he held it for four holes until making a double bogey on No. 11. He closed with a 71 and tied for sixth.
Pepperell holds off Fisher to win the Qatar Masters
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Eddie Pepperell survived a tense finish to win the Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club on Sunday for his maiden European Tour title.
The 27-year-old Englishman held off a spirited challenge from compatriot Oliver Fisher, who needed a third successive birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff, but had his putt from six feet slip past the hole for a par.
Fisher and Pepperell share lead at Qatar Masters
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Oliver Fisher birdied his last four holes in the Qatar Masters third round to share the lead at Doha Golf Club on Saturday.
The 29-year-old Englishman shot a 7-under 65 for an overall 16-under 200. Eddie Pepperell (66) picked up shots on the 16th and 18th to catch his compatriot and the pair enjoy a two-shot lead over American Sean Crocker (67) in third.
Otaegui leads Qatar Masters by 1 shot after round 2
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Adrian Otaegui birdied his last three holes and carded a 6-under-par 66 to take a one-shot lead at the Qatar Masters on Friday.
Otaegui moved to 11-under overall after the second round and clear of four players tied for second at Doha Golf Club.
Overnight joint leaders Eddie Pepperell and Gregory Havret shot 69s to go to 10 under, and they were joined by South African Challenge Tour graduate Erik van Rooyen (66) and Scottish veteran Stephen Gallacher (66).
Pepperell, Havret, Rai top Qatar leaderboard at 7 under
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Eddie Pepperell, Gregory Havret, and Aaron Rai made the most of calm early morning conditions at Doha Golf Club to set the pace in the opening round of the Qatar Masters at 7-under-par 65 on Thursday.
Havret went bogey free, Pepperell made one bogey and eight birdies, while fellow English golfer Rai eagled his last hole to add to five birdies.
Defending champion Molinari shares lead at Italian Open
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Defending champion and home favorite Francesco Molinari was among six players who shared a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the Italian Open.
Jamie Donaldson, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Eddie Pepperell, Matt Wallace and Alexander Bjork also shot 7-under 64s Thursday at the Golf Club Milano, next to Monza's Formula One circuit.
Bjerregaard wins in Portugal for 1st European Tour title
VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Lucas Bjerregaard secured his first European Tour victory with a four-shot win at the Portugal Masters on Sunday after a 6-under 65 in the final round.
The Dane had eight birdies and two bogeys to finish overall on 20-under 264 at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, with Marc Warren of Scotland in second place.
Englishmen Graeme Storm (67) and Eddie Pepperell (68) tied for third, five shots behind Bjerregaard.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Adam Hadwin of Canada made two long birdie putts on the back nine and had a 4-under 67 on Saturday to extend his lead to four shots in the Valspar Championship as he goes for his first PGA Tour victory.
More than two big birdies, Hadwin kept a clean card on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook.
Chawrasia, Pepperell and Pigem share lead at Indian Open
NEW DELHI (AP) — Defending champion S.S.P. Chawrasia, Eddie Pepperell and Carlos Pigem shared the lead at 6 under in the Indian Open but will have to return on Sunday to finish their third rounds.
Five-time Asian Tour winner Chawrasia and England's Pepperell had completed 11 holes when play was suspended Saturday due to darkness. More than four hours of play had already been lost due to threat of lightning on the first two days.
Manassero takes early lead at Indian Open
NEW DELHI (AP) — Despite a double-bogey on the first hole, Matteo Manassero ended up in the lead after a 4-under 68 Thursday in the first round of the Indian Open.
The four-time European Tour winner from Italy finished his round with seven birdies.
David Horsey was at 5 under after 15 holes, one of the dozens of players who were forced off the course because of lightning. They will complete their first rounds on Friday.