Struggling Francesco Molinari changes his caddy
ROME (AP) — A year after winning the British Open and one week after failing to make the cut in his home Italian Open, Francesco Molinari says he is changing his caddy.
Fitzpatrick leads as Molinari misses cut at Italian Open
ROME (AP) — Five-time European Tour winner Matthew Fitzpatrick took a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Italian Open on Friday, while local favorite Francesco Molinari missed the...
Finland’s Pulkkanan leads after 1st round of Italian Open
ROME (AP) — Tapio Pulkkanen of Finland matched his career-best score on the European Tour with a 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead Thursday after the first round of the Italian...
Willett, Rahm share 2nd-round lead at Wentworth
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — A fast start by Danny Willett and a sublime finish by Jon Rahm helped them into a tie for the second-round lead at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on...
Column: FedEx Cup about the money, not the majors
ATLANTA (AP) — The FedEx Cup is still about the money.
Whoever wins this week at the Tour Championship gets $15 million, more than Greg Norman's career earnings on the PGA Tour.
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...
Justin Rose fizzles in final round at US Open
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Justin Rose's final round at the U.S. Open got off a perfect start with a birdie on the first hole that moved him into a tie for the lead.
Woodland takes 1-shot lead over Rose in US Open
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gary Woodland hit a shank and a chunk and both times made par, and he made a birdie from a deep divot in the fairway. Such moments, even on a Saturday, can go a long...
US Open at a glance
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A brief look at the third round Saturday at the U.S. Open:
LEADING: Gary Woodland shot 2-under 69 to get to 11 under for the tournament and give him the lead...
Key hole in the third round of the US Open
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A look at the key hole Saturday in the third round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach:
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):
Gary Woodland will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the U.S. Open.
Woodland sets himself up for the weekend at US Open
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An impossible par from the rough. An improbable birdie from a divot.
If Gary Woodland can handle whatever comes his way this weekend as well as he did Friday, he...
US Open at a glance
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A brief look at the second round Friday at the U.S. Open:
LEADING: Gary Woodland shot 6-under 65 to get to 9 under for the tournament and join Tiger Woods and...
Kuchar’s eagle at 18 puts him in contention at US Open
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Matt Kuchar's reputation took a major hit when a story emerged this year that he paid his fill-in Mexican caddie only $5,000 after winning a tournament that earned him...
US Open gentle as a Rose, but for how long?
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Justin Rose was watching on TV when Rickie Fowler missed a putt that would've tied a U.S. Open record.
Six hours later, Rose got his own chance for the mark and...
Rose opens with 65 to tie Pebble record at US Open
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Justin Rose closed out his opening round with three straight birdies to lead the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, which was all he could want.
‘I flinched’: Mickelson lets an opportunity slide at Pebble
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — It was the kind of mistake that could cost a guy the U.S. Open.
"I flinched," Phil Mickelson said about a 22-inch putt that rimmed out on the third green...
US Open at a glance
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A brief look at the first round Thursday at the U.S. Open:
LEADING: Justin Rose shot 6-under 65 to match Tiger Woods' 2000 record for a U.S. Open round at Pebble...
Woods posts 1st round under par at US Open in 7 years
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods slammed his club, kicked at the sand and cursed at himself as several shots from the tee and bunker went awry on the back nine at Pebble Beach.
Key hole at US Open
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A look at the key hole Thursday in the first round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach:
The Latest: Rose birdies last 3 holes to lead Open
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (all times local):
Justin Rose is the leader after the first round of the U.S. Open, with birdies on...
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose — all U.S. Open champions — will be playing the opening two rounds together at the Open at Pebble Beach.
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.
Kevin Na cruises to 4-shot Colonial win with final-round 66
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Na always believed he could win at Colonial, so he paused to visualize his name on the wall of champions at the first tee before making another run at it.
Rose seeks 2nd major at PGA Championship at Bethpage Black
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Rose sees uniqueness in the PGA Championship because, well, it doesn't have a specific identity.
Unlike the Masters and its green jacket, the U.S. Open and...
Homa comes full circle and wins Wells Fargo Championship
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Max Homa traded in a shovel for a ladder to get places he always thought he could reach.
Two years ago in his second try on the PGA Tour, he made only two cuts the...
Column: Month between majors leaves little time to get ready
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Masters in his rearview mirror, Justin Rose is excited about what he calls the next stage of the golf year.
Except in this case, objects might be closer than they...
New-look Tour Championship approved for world ranking points
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The player who takes the fewest strokes might not win the Tour Championship because of the radical scoring change for the FedEx Cup in which the top seed will start at 10-under...
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods won't be the only big winner if he finishes on top of the leaderboard at the Masters.
A bettor in Las Vegas will pocket nearly $1.2 million if Woods wins the...
Rose looking to take next step at the Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Justin Rose has been atop the leaderboard at the Masters after every round except the one that matters.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local):
Jordan Spieth lost the first four holes and never quite recovered.
Johnson holds 3-shot lead at Saudi International after 61
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Dustin Johnson shot a course-record 9-under 61 and took a three-stroke lead after two rounds of the Saudi International on Friday.
Third-ranked Johnson is 11 under overall after making seven birdies and an eagle at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club.
Starting on the back nine, he opened with consecutive birdies and added two more to make the turn in 31.
Pieters leads Saudi International after 1st-round 63
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Thomas Pieters shot 7-under 63 to take a two-stroke lead on Thursday after the first round at the Saudi International, a new European Tour event being held amid scrutiny of the kingdom's human-rights record and condemnation following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Rose swerves political controversy over Saudi golf event
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Top-ranked golfer Justin Rose opted against delving into the political ramifications of the decision to stage a European Tour event in Saudi Arabia, saying Wednesday he was happy to play in the tournament to "support growing the game."
The Saudi International starts Thursday amid scrutiny of the kingdom's human-rights record and condemnation following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October.
WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN
Site: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Course: TPC Scottsdale. Yardage: 7,261. Par: 71.
Purse: $7.1 million. Winner's share: $1,278,000
Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (NBC Sports).
Defending champion: Gary Woodland.
FedEx Cup leader: Xander Schauffele.
Last week: Justin Rose won the Farmers Insurance Open.
Column: Justin Rose, Adam Scott hit $50M milestone together
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose won at Torrey Pines. Adam Scott challenged him to the final hole. And thanks to that 1-2 finish at the Farmers Insurance Open, both surpassed $50 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour.
It's a feat achieved by only five other players. These days, it's little more than a monetary milestone.
Top-ranked Justin Rose wins Farmers Insurance Open
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose missed a short birdie putt that felt like another bogey. His three-shot lead was down to one through six holes of the Farmers Insurance Open, and the biggest battle was trying not to panic.
That's when he scratched a line on his scorecard after six holes, wanting to start his round from that moment forward.
And he gave himself a pep talk.
"You're No. 1 for a reason. Just start playing like it, please," he said.
Rose wins at Torrey Pines, DeChambeau rolls in Dubai
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose overcame a few nervous moments early with enough key putts down the stretch for a 3-under 69 and a two-stroke victory over Adam Scott in the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday.
Rose had a three-shot lead shrink to a single shot with his third bogey in five holes to start the final round at Torrey Pines. He restored his lead, and then had to hold off a late charge by Scott, who birdied his last four holes for a 68. Rose finished at 21-under 267.
Woods finds a consolation prize without contending at Torrey
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With nothing to gain, Tiger Woods was happy to take whatever victory he could find at Torrey Pines.
His goal Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open, where he started the final round 13 shots behind, was to reach double digits under par. Woods birdied his last two holes for a 31 on the front nine of the South Course and finished at 10-under par.
"Got to have these little goals when I'm not in contention to win a tournament," Woods said. "Still something positive to end the week on."
Rose settles for 3-shot lead at Torrey Pines
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose tracked the flight of his 3-wood until he saw it splash into the pond guarding the 18th green at Torrey Pines. He walked a few steps and pulled his cap down over his eyes, the look of a man who had just made a crucial mistake at the wrong time.
Rose builds 3-shot lead at Torrey as Tiger stalls
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose was looking forward to his first big test of the year Friday on the South Course at Torrey Pines. He made it look like a breeze.
Rose putted for birdie on all but two holes on his way to a 6-under 66, giving him a share of the 36-hole tournament record and a three-shot lead over Hideki Matsuyama going into the weekend at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Rahm opens with 62 at Torrey Pines; Woods grinds out 70
SAN DIEGO (AP) — All the attention was on Tiger Woods and his 2019 debut. Just like the last two occasions, Jon Rahm delivered the best performance.
In ideal conditions even by San Diego standards, Rahm opened with an eagle and kept going lower until he had a 10-under 62 on the North course at Torrey Pines, giving him a one-shot lead over Justin Rose after the opening round Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Rose makes 2019 debut with the No. 1 ranking
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — The timing couldn't be better for Justin Rose, or for the Desert Classic.
Rose played so much golf toward the end of last year that he wasn't quite ready to fly from his home in the Bahamas to Hawaii to start 2019 against a winners-only field at Kapalua. Instead, he decided to start at the Desert Classic, an event he has not played since 2010.
Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament
Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score.
The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf's biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of the month.
Rose wins Turkish Airlines Open, retakes No. 1 ranking
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Justin Rose is No. 1 in the world again, and this time it feels even more special.
More than having the top ranking, he goes home with a trophy.
Rose rallied from a three-shot deficit Sunday with a 3-under 68, and then defeated Li Haotong of China on the first playoff hole with a par to win the Turkish Airlines Open for the second straight year.
Li Haotong shoots 63, takes 3-shot lead in Turkey
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Li Haotong shot an 8-under 63 on Saturday in the Turkish Airlines Open to take a three-shot lead over defending champion Justin Rose and Alexander Levy into the final round.
Li had a 17-under 196 total at Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort. The Chinese player eagled the par-4 10th and had six birdies — all on the first 12 holes. He won the Dubai Desert Classic in January for his second European Tour title.
Defending champ Rose leads by 2 in Turkey
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Defending champion Justin Rose has a two-shot lead halfway through the Turkish Airlines Open after consecutive 6-under-par 65s on Friday.
Another Englishman, Tom Lewis, posted the low score so far of 63 to share second with Danny Willett (65) and 2016 champion Thorbjorn Olesen (67).
A shot behind them at 9 under overall were Adrian Otaegui, who was still bogey free after a 65, Sam Horsfield of England (67), Li Haotong of China (67), and Alexander Levy of France (66).
Dunne leads in Turkey after 1st round, Rose 1 shot back
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Paul Dunne shot a bogey-free, 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Turkish Airlines Open on Thursday, with Justin Rose one shot back as he bids to make the first successful title defense of his career.
Dunne, who has not recorded a top-10 finish since April, had his lowest score in Europe since a closing 61 to win the British Masters in October 2017. That remains his only European Tour title.
Late rally lets Tony Finau keep 3-shot lead in HSBC
SHANGHAI (AP) — Tony Finau struggled for so much of Saturday in the HSBC Champions that he was hopeful of a strong finish to carry some momentum into the final round.
He got much more than he imagined.
Finau closed with three straight birdies for a 2-under 70 and kept his three-shot lead because of a late collapse by Justin Rose, who played the final two holes in five more shots than Finau required.