• Lin makes late eagle to take LPGA lead in Texas
    9:12 PM ET Associated Press THE COLONY, Texas — Xiyu Lin of China made a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 17th hole Thursday that sent her to a 6-under 65 and a 1-shot lead in The Ascendant LPGA. The late eagle from Lin, twice a runner-up on the LPGA Tour this season, took attention…
  • Local favorite Riley tied atop Sanderson Farms
    8:27 PM ET Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — Davis Riley got off to a hot start and kept bogeys off his card to the end for a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead Thursday with Will Gordon in the Sanderson Farms Championship, the PGA Tour event he considers his fifth major. Riley grew…
  • Langasque ties Old Course record in Dunhill Links
    12:33 PM ET Associated Press ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — With nasty weather on the horizon, golfers at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship were looking to get in a good early score on the storied Scottish courses hosting the European tour event. No one did better than Romain Langasque on the most famous course of all.…
  • PGA Tour: LIV interfered with golfers’ contracts
    8:58 AM ET The PGA Tour filed a countersuit against LIV Golf on Wednesday, claiming the Saudi Arabian-financed circuit has interfered with existing contracts it had with its members. The counterclaim was filed as part of the PGA Tour’s response to LIV Golf’s federal antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour, in which LIV Golf claims…
  • McIlroy: Golf ‘ripping itself apart’ as tours feud
    2:42 AM ET ESPN News Services Rory McIlroy on Wednesday said golf is “ripping itself apart” as tensions between the PGA Tour and Saudi-backed LIV Golf continue to divide the sport. McIlroy, a 22-time winner on the PGA Tour, said the divide comes at the detriment of players on both sides. “I don’t want a…
  • Reed refiles $750M defamation suit vs. network
    7:03 AM ET Golfer Patrick Reed‘s attorneys refiled his $750 million defamation lawsuit against the Golf Channel and analyst Brandel Chamblee in federal court in Jacksonville, Florida, on Thursday, while adding other Golf Channel employees and media groups to the complaint. The lawsuit accuses the Golf Channel, Golfweek and its parent company, Gannett, as well…
  • LIV Golf refutes report of deal to buy TV time
    6:09 PM ET Associated Press Saudi-funded LIV Golf refuted a report Tuesday that it was close to a U.S. television deal in which it would buy time to be shown on FS1. Golfweek, in a story published Tuesday night, cited multiple sources it did not identify in saying the agreement is still being finalized. It…
  • PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan talks about the tour’s future, Tiger Woods, LIV Golf and more
    7:45 AM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jay Monahan has never faced a more tumultuous time as PGA Tour commissioner. More than two dozen PGA Tour members have defected to the LIV Golf circuit, which is being fronted by two-time Open Championship winner Greg Norman and funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. The PGA Tour…
  • Report: LIV nears deal to buy time on Fox Sports
    12:14 AM ET The controversial LIV Golf circuit has signed many big names and sparked widespread conversation over the last several months, but one thing it hasn’t had is a deal to broadcast its events on television. That, according to a report Tuesday night, may be changing soon. Golfweek, citing multiple sources, reported that LIV…
  • Phil, 3 others ask out of LIV lawsuit vs. PGA Tour
    10:58 AM ET Phil Mickelson and three other golfers asked to be dismissed as plaintiffs in LIV Golf’s federal antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour, according to a notice of voluntary dismissal filed Tuesday. Talor Gooch, Ian Poulter and Hudson Swafford also asked to no longer be plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit, which accuses the…
  • Takeaways from the 2022 Presidents Cup
    9:00 PM ET The U.S. team captured the Presidents Cup again, taking down the International team 17½ to 12½ at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday. It was the Americans’ ninth straight victory and 12th in 14 editions of the event. Over four days, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas emerged as the…
  • Flesch wins Champions event at Pebble Beach
    10:50 PM ET Associated Press PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Steve Flesch birdied the 18th hole at Pebble Beach on Sunday to win the Pure Insurance Championship, his second PGA Tour Champions victory of the season. Flesch birdied the first four holes and five on the front nine in a strong start, then stalled on the…
  • U.S. makes it 9 straight wins at Presidents Cup
    5:41 PM ET ESPN News Services CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Americans won the Presidents Cup again, no asterisk needed. Sure, the International team lost at least four players — maybe more — who defected to Saudi-funded LIV Golf and were deemed ineligible by the PGA Tour. It had eight rookies asked to play a new…
  • Thitikul, 19, wins for second time in LPGA season
    9:34 PM ET Associated Press ROGERS, Ark. — Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand birdied the second playoff hole to beat Danielle Kang and win the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday. The victory made the 19-year-old the first LPGA Tour player in five years to win twice in her rookie season. Sung Hyun Park posted multiple…
  • Migliozzi wins French Open with fine last round
    1:56 PM ET Associated Press Guido Migliozzi beat Rasmus Hojgaard by one shot to win the Open de France after the Italian produced a stunning nine birdies to tie the course record with a 9-under 62 in the final round on Sunday. It was 25-year-old Migliozzi’s third European Tour win, his first for three years,…
  • Spieth, Thomas shine for U.S. at Presidents Cup
    12:40 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The day started out with memories of 2017 at Liberty National, where the Americans dominated so thoroughly, they nearly clinched the Presidents Cup on Saturday. By the time 20-year-old Tom Kim slammed his cap to the ground in a wild celebration and Cameron Davis finished with three…
  • Hojgaard’s lead cut to one shot at Open de France
    2:25 PM ET Associated Press Rasmus Hojgaard holds a slender one-shot lead over George Coetzee at the Open de France after making a terrible start to his third round and ending with a 3-over 74 on Saturday. The Danish player had a six-shot lead overnight, but he slipped from 15-under to 12-under. Coetzee — a…
  • Homa’s heroics spark U.S. rout in Presidents Cup
    8:11 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Max Homa never felt more energized over a big putt on a Friday, perhaps because he never had so many people who shared in the celebration. This is why making the Presidents Cup was the top of his wish list this year, and his latest afternoon heroics…
  • Hojgaard holds lead after Open de France Day 2
    5:16 PM ET Associated Press Rasmus Hojgaard followed up Thursday’s course record-equalling 62 with a 65 to hold a commanding six-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Cazoo Open de France. Morning starter Hojgaard carded seven birdies and a single bogey on day two at Le Golf National to head into the clubhouse on…
  • LPGA adds event at Liberty National in NJ in ’23
    12:48 PM ET Associated Press JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The LPGA and financial giant Mizuho Americas have announced a new tournament will be played in New Jersey next year at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City. The 72-hole tournament will be called the Mizuho Americas Open and take place May 29-June 4. The purse…
  • Presidents Cup 2022: Best moments, sights and sounds from Quail Hollow
    5:00 PM ET After a three-year hiatus, the Presidents Cup has returned. 2 Related The U.S. team faces off against the International team in a matchup between golf’s best, with team USA leading 4-1 after the first round. Though the competition will undoubtedly be fierce, the Presidents Cup is a charitable affair. As such, we…
  • U.S. streaks to 4-1 lead after Prez Cup foursomes
    7:35 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The idea was for two of the most reliable American teams to set the tone Thursday in the Presidents Cup, and the result was predictable. Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay made short work of Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama in the opening match. They didn’t make a…
  • Hojgaard takes early lead at Open de France
    3:57 PM ET Associated Press Rasmus Hojgaard equalled the course record with his nine-under-par round of 62 to hold a two shot lead after the opening round of the Open de France on Thursday. Alexander Bjork lies in second place at seven-under par after an impressive round that included no dropped shots. Paul Barjou is…
  • Norman’s LIV lobbying gets mixed reviews in D.C.
    6:50 PM ET LIV Golf CEO and commissioner Greg Norman met with federal lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to lobby on behalf of the new circuit being financed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, and his message was met with mixed reviews from politicians. Rep. Tim Burchett of Tennessee told ESPN that he walked…
  • Int’l team leads with Scott-Matsuyama in Prez Cup
    4:54 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The International team will roll out its two most experienced players in the opening match of the 14th Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Club on Thursday. Past Masters champions Adam Scott of Australia and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan will play Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele in the opening match.…
  • The International team faces historic odds; can it pull off a massive Presidents Cup upset?
    1:03 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The U.S. Presidents Cup team includes five of the top 10 players in the Official World Golf Ranking. Nine of them are ranked in the top 15, the most ever on a single team in the history of the event. The International team has none, after Australia’s Cameron Smith,…
  • Norman asked to skip QBE, which he founded
    6:13 PM ET LIV Golf CEO and commissioner Greg Norman said Tuesday that he has been asked not to attend the QBE Shootout, an event he founded and has hosted since 1989. The 54-hole competition between two-man teams will be held at the Norman-designed Gold Course at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida, on Dec.…
  • LIV golfers petition OWGR chair to include results
    Sep 20, 2022 Each of the 48 players who competed in last week’s LIV Golf event outside Chicago have signed a letter sent to the chairperson of the Official World Golf Ranking asking that OWGR retroactively include LIV Golf results in its rankings. The letter was sent to OWGR chairperson Peter Dawson on Friday. The…
  • What you need to know ahead of the 2022 Presidents Cup
    7:30 AM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Much has changed since the last Presidents Cup was played, when captain Tiger Woods led the 2019 U.S. team to a 16-14 victory at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. 2 Related In just the past week, it was announced Greg Norman is going to Congress to advocate for…
  • LIV’s Norman in DC to defend Saudi-backed tour
    9:10 AM ET LIV Golf CEO and commissioner Greg Norman is visiting Capitol Hill later this week to discuss the new circuit’s plans and business model with lawmakers, a LIV Golf spokesperson confirmed to ESPN on Monday. Norman, a two-time Open Championship winner, hopes to address some lawmakers’ concerns about the league’s controversial ties to…
  • MacIntyre beats Fitzpatrick in playoff in Italy
    2:17 PM ET Associated Press Robert MacIntyre put himself in the frame to make next year’s Ryder Cup as he beat U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick on the first hole of a playoff to win the Italian Open on the Marco Simone course outside Rome. “This is what I want. This is my only goal…
  • Homa wins PGA stop in Napa after ‘crazy’ ending
    7:55 PM ET Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — Max Homa knew he had no choice but to go for it on the par-5 18th hole if he wanted to defend his title at the Fortinet Championship. Trailing Danny Willett by a shot, he went for the green in two but ended up in a tough…
  • C. Smith wins Chicago event in 2nd start with LIV
    8:02 PM ET Associated Press SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — British Open champion Cameron Smith made his decision to leave the PGA Tour for LIV Golf pay off Sunday when he closed with a 3-under 69 for a three-shot victory in the LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago. Smith was only briefly threatened in the third and final round.…
  • Stricker takes Sanford Int’l for 2nd straight win
    8:24 PM ET Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Steve Stricker won his second straight PGA Tour Champions event on Sunday, closing with a 6-under 64 and beating Robert Karlsson with a birdie on the first playoff hole in the Sanford International. Stricker had a one-shot lead when he looked behind and saw Karlsson with…
  • Lee rises again, wins Portland for 1st LPGA title
    6:59 PM ET Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — In a year of having to bounce back, Andrea Lee recovered from two early bogeys and pulled away with five birdies on the back nine Sunday to close with a 6-under 66 and win the AmazingCre Portland Classic for her first LPGA Tour title. Lee took the…
  • Lower birdies final hole for 1-shot Fortinet lead
    9:35 PM ET Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — Justin Lower weathered the wind and birdied the 18th hole Saturday to take a 1-shot lead into the final round of the season-opening Fortinet Championship. Lower shot a 3-under 69 to get to 13 under at Silverado Resort & Spa, with his fifth birdie of the round…
  • Vu, Lee in three-way tie atop Portland Classic
    8:31 PM ET Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Andrea Lee and Lilia Vu both reached No. 1 in the women’s world amateur ranking when they were in college. Now they have a shot at their first LPGA Tour victory. Vu had four birdies on the back nine and had a 3-under 69 on Saturday and…
  • Smith rallies to take lead at Chicago LIV Golf stop
    7:22 PM ET Associated Press SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — Cameron Smith made a pair of 7-foot birdie putts to finish off his round of 4-under 68 and allow him to overtake Dustin Johnson going into the third and final day of the LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago. As easy as Johnson made it look in the opening…
  • Fitzpatrick leads after Italian Open day three
    2:57 PM ET Associated Press GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy — Even the wind couldn’t thwart U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick at the Italian Open. Fitzpatrick will head into the final round in the lead and aiming to go one better than three years ago after coping with challenging conditions on Saturday to post an impressive 2-under…
  • McClean beats Foley for U.S. Mid-Amateur title
    2:33 PM ET Associated Press ERIN, Wis. — Matthew McClean won the rain-delayed U.S. Mid-Amateur on Saturday, building a 5-up lead and holding off close friend Hugh Foley in an all-Irish final at Erin Hills. The 36-hole championship match was split over two days because of rain earlier in the week. McClean was 2 up…
  • Mickelson: LIV, PGA Tour need ‘to come together’
    7:21 AM ET Six-time major winner Phil Mickelson said the LIV Golf Invitational Series is “here to stay” as he called on the PGA Tour to work with the Saudi-backed series for the good of the sport. The breakaway circuit launched in June and counts 12 major champions among its players, but the PGA Tour,…
  • Henseleit sinks 10 birdies, shares Portland lead
    9:59 PM ET Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Esther Henseleit feels as though she has been spinning her wheels the last six months on the LPGA Tour. That made Friday at the AmazingCre Portland Classic feel as though she were absolutely soaring. Henseleit rolled in 10 birdie putts on her way to an 8-under 64,…
  • Defending champ Homa joins Willett in Napa lead
    10:31 PM ET Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — Max Homa moved into position to defend his title at the Fortinet Championship, shooting a 5-under 67 on Friday to share the 36-hole lead with Danny Willett at the PGA Tour’s season opener. Homa, a two-time winner last season and a captain’s pick for next week’s Presidents…
  • DJ stays in groove, opens with 63 at LIV-Chicago
    7:15 PM ET Associated Press SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — Dustin Johnson already is approaching $10 million in the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series and he’s playing like that number is going to keep soaring. Johnson ran off nine birdies Friday, none longer than about 12 feet, and posted a 9-under 63 at Rich Harvest Farms to…
  • McIlroy, Fitzpatrick 1-2 after day 2 at Italian Open
    3:15 PM ET Associated Press Rory McIlroy and U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick are getting quite comfortable on next year’s Ryder Cup course. Europe captain Luke Donald, meanwhile, made a novice’s error after hitting into the thick rough at the Marco Simone club outside Rome and then hitting the wrong ball, earning himself a two-stroke…
  • Fitzpatrick leads, McIlroy shines at Italian Open
    6:14 PM ET Associated Press U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick topped the leaderboard while Rory McIlroy impressed in the first round of the Italian Open at the Marco Simone club, which will host next year’s Ryder Cup. Four-time major champion McIlroy holed out an approach shot for an eagle en route to a 4-under 67.…
  • DeChambeau on LIV move: ‘No buyer’s remorse’
    12:52 AM ET Associated Press SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — Bryson DeChambeau insisted he has no regrets about his decision to jump from the PGA Tour to the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series. “I couldn’t be happier to be over here,” he said. “I have no buyer’s remorse.” The 2020 U.S. Open champion called it the biggest…
  • Fowler in contention at Fortinet after overhaul
    9:53 PM ET Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — Rickie Fowler began his 15th professional season Thursday. From clubs to coach to caddie, just about everything is new for the five-time PGA Tour winner. Fowler, whose last victory was the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open, enjoyed immediate success. He shot a 5-under 67 and was among…
  • Uehara shoots 65, up 1 shot at LPGA Portland
    10:33 PM ET Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Ayako Uehara found momentum from par saves on her opening two holes and turned that into a 7-under 65 for a one-shot lead Thursday in the AmazingCre Portland Classic. Hannah Green had a 66 despite a bogey on her final hole at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, with…
  • Bryson set to power up at world long-drive event
    6:56 PM ET SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — Bryson DeChambeau spent the past four months recovering from surgery on his left wrist, but he says he’s well enough to compete in another long-drive competition later this month. DeChambeau said Thursday that he plans to compete in the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship from Sept. 27…
  • Mickelson mulls dropping from suit vs. PGA Tour
    5:04 PM ET SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — Six-time major champion Phil Mickelson said Thursday that he’s considering removing his name from LIV Golf’s federal antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour. Mickelson was among 11 golfers who sued the PGA Tour on Aug. 3, alleging that they had improperly been suspended for playing in LIV Golf…
  • Norman: LIV has ‘no interest’ in PGA Tour truce
    10:17 AM ET SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — As LIV Golf prepares to stage its fifth tournament, which is outside of Chicago this week, CEO and commissioner Greg Norman said the upstart circuit has no desire to talk with the rival PGA Tour about a truce. LIV Golf, financed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, has…
  • What’s inside the released LIV Golf rules, regulations and player contracts
    2:38 PM ET No gambling. No doping. Only moderate alcohol consumption at post-tournament parties. The new LIV Golf circuit might look like a lot of fun (and money), but the Greg Norman-fronted tour also has plenty of rules and regulations. The rules and regulations were among the unsealed documents that were released by a federal…
  • Adamant McIlroy: No LIV golfers at Ryder Cup
    Sep 14, 2022 Associated Press GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy — For Rory McIlroy, it’s a flat-out “no.” U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick is open to having LIV Golf players on Europe’s team at next year’s Ryder Cup because, he said, “I just want to make sure that we win.” Europe captain Luke Donald, meanwhile, is toeing…
  • LIV golfers will compete for $50M in season finale
    3:36 PM ET Golfers will compete for $50 million, the richest purse in the sport’s history, in LIV Golf’s season-ending team championship, which is scheduled to be played at Trump National Doral Miami from Oct. 27-30. Twelve four-man teams will compete for a $16 million first-place prize. The teams will be seeded one through 12.…
  • Annika to host LPGA event starting in Nov. 2023
    1:01 PM ET Associated Press Annika Sorenstam now has her own LPGA Tour event in Florida. The LPGA and the Pelican Women’s Championship said Tuesday that Sorenstam will be host of the November tournament in the Tampa Bay area starting in 2023. Its official name will be The Annika driven by Gainbridge at Pelican. The…
  • Garcia facing fine for BMW PGA withdrawal
    6:06 AM ET Sergio Garcia faces a fine from the DP World Tour after his withdrawal from the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Garcia pulled out before the second round of the tournament after posting an opening round of 76 and was then pictured at the college football game between Texas and Alabama on Saturday.…
  • Top amateur golfer Puig goes pro, joins LIV tour
    2:03 AM ET TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State senior golfer David Puig announced his decision to skip his senior season and turn pro through an Instagram post Monday. He didn’t include which professional tour he would be joining or when he would begin his pro career in the post, but he’s listed on the LIV…
  • Harrington wins his 3rd Champions event in 2022
    8:10 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Padraig Harrington built a comfortable lead and even a few mistakes at the end couldn’t keep him from winning the Ascension Charity Classic on Sunday for his third title this year on the PGA Tour Champions. Harrington had seven birdies in a closing round of 3-under 68…
  • Ewing rides birdie run to LPGA win in Cincinnati
    3:30 PM ET Associated Press CINCINNATI — Ally Ewing ran off five straight birdies on the back nine Sunday and closed with a 7-under 65 to hold off Xiyu Lin and win the Kroger Queen City Championship in the LPGA Tour’s return to Cincinnati. Ewing now has three career wins, one in each of the…