• Matsuyama wins at Riviera with record closing 62
    ESPN News Services Feb 18, 2024, 06:34 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LOS ANGELES — The conversation began seven years ago when Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama won his fourth PGA Tour title to pass Shigeki Maruyama, his mentor. Maruyama told him the ultimate mark was nine tour wins, a record for most by an Asian-born…
  • Ames wins Champions event; final rd. canceled
    Field Level Media Feb 18, 2024, 10:49 AM ET Open Extended Reactions NAPLES, Fla. — Stephen Ames captured his seventh PGA Tour Champions title on Sunday without hitting a shot when the final round of the Chubb Classic was canceled because of a massive storm system moving across Florida. Tournament officials originally planned to play…
  • Cantlay up 2 at Genesis as pal Schauffele looms
    Associated Press Feb 17, 2024, 07:48 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LOS ANGELES — Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele first competed at cards on the long flight to Australia for the Presidents Cup. They became partners in team events, roommates on the road, close friends who take vacations together with their wives, and more practice…
  • Sick Tiger withdraws during Round 2 of Genesis
    Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior WriterFeb 16, 2024, 04:51 PM ET Close Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Open Extended Reactions LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods withdrew from the second round of the Genesis Invitational on Friday because of illness. Woods pulled out of the…
  • Spieth DQ’d from Genesis for signing wrong score
    Paolo Uggetti, ESPNFeb 16, 2024, 08:40 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LOS ANGELES — Jordan Spieth was disqualified after the second round of the Genesis Invitational on Friday for signing an incorrect scorecard. Spieth, a three-time major winner, signed for a par on the 245-yard par-3 4th hole at Riviera Country Club, but he made…
  • Cantlay builds 5-shot lead at Genesis Invitational
    Associated Press Feb 16, 2024, 07:57 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LOS ANGELES — Patrick Cantlay began with an eagle and never let anyone close to him the rest of the round Friday. He shot a 6-under 65 to build a five-shot lead at the Genesis Invitational going into a weekend that won’t include Tiger…
  • Tiger deals with back spasms, cards 72 in return
    Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior WriterFeb 15, 2024, 06:37 PM ET Close Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Open Extended Reactions PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — A reporter didn’t want to mention the most feared five-letter word in golf when asking Tiger Woods about his next-to-last…
  • Cantlay cards 64, takes one-shot lead at Riviera
    Associated Press Feb 15, 2024, 08:51 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LOS ANGELES — Thousands of fans watching Tiger Woods in his 2024 debut missed out on the best golf Thursday at the Genesis Invitational. In the group ahead of Woods was Patrick Cantlay, looking as though he wants to be the next Southern California…
  • Refund process begins for fans left out at Phoenix
    Josh Weinfuss, ESPN Staff WriterFeb 15, 2024, 05:07 PM ET Close Josh Weinfuss is a staff writer who covers the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL at ESPN. Josh has covered the Cardinals since 2012, joining ESPN in 2013. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a graduate of Indiana University.…
  • Tiger’s return sees huge betting influx for Genesis
    Doug Greenberg Feb 15, 2024, 12:29 PM ET Open Extended Reactions As the saying goes: Tiger Woods doesn’t move the needle, he is the needle. Any time the all-time great suits up for a tournament, the sports world pays a little more attention to golf, and that holds especially true in sports betting. Closing at…
  • Tiger: Not against PGA-PIF deal; talks ongoing
    Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior WriterFeb 14, 2024, 06:27 PM ET Close Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Open Extended Reactions LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods said he isn’t opposed to the Public Investment Fund being an investor in the PGA Tour, and that negotiations…
  • Expectations for Tiger Woods at the Genesis Invitational, his first PGA Tour tournament start since Masters 2023
    Mark Schlabach Close Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Paolo Uggetti Feb 14, 2024, 08:46 AM ET Open Extended Reactions PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Tiger Woods arrived at Riviera Country Club outside Los Angeles on Tuesday with a fresh…
  • Follow along with Tiger Woods’ performance at the Genesis Invitational
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  • Not just a shirt: Tiger unveils ‘Sun Day Red’ brand
    Paolo Uggetti, ESPNFeb 12, 2024, 09:01 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LOS ANGELES — For more than 27 years, Tiger Woods‘ name, accomplishments and many records have been synonymous with the red that he wears on Sundays. Following a split from longtime sponsor Nike earlier this year, Woods is leaving behind the swoosh but bringing…
  • Changes coming in wake of chaotic Phoenix Open
    Josh Weinfuss, ESPN Staff WriterFeb 13, 2024, 01:28 AM ET Close Josh Weinfuss is a staff writer who covers the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL at ESPN. Josh has covered the Cardinals since 2012, joining ESPN in 2013. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a graduate of Indiana University.…
  • How to watch 2024 Genesis Invitational: ESPN+ schedule
    Feb 12, 2024, 05:24 PM ET Open Extended Reactions The Genesis Invitational gets underway Thursday at the Riviera Country Club in California. The PGA Tour’s third signature event has a $20 million purse, with a first-place prize of $4 million. Tiger Woods has committed to the Genesis Invitational — his first competitive rounds in 2024.…
  • Taylor tops Hoffman in playoff for Phoenix crown
    Associated Press Feb 11, 2024, 08:36 PM ET Open Extended Reactions SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Nick Taylor had an emotional victory last year in the Canadian Open, capped by an unforgettable tackle. The 35-year-old Canadian golfer made more memories at the Phoenix Open with a massive rally to take down Charley Hoffman. Taylor rallied from 3…
  • Unruly fan behavior draws golfers’ ire in Phoenix
    ESPN News Services Feb 11, 2024, 04:43 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Temperatures are only in the 50s, but tempers ran hot at the Phoenix Open due to unruly fan behavior. The PGA Tour event, known for its huge crowds and party atmosphere at TPC Scottsdale, continued to get out of hand Sunday after organizers…
  • Scheffler (66) surges in quest for Phoenix 3-peat
    Associated Press Feb 11, 2024, 02:34 PM ET Open Extended Reactions SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Scottie Scheffler surged into contention to win a third straight Phoenix Open on Sunday, overcoming a huge mistake on the 18th hole to shoot a 5-under 66 in the weather-delayed third round. Scheffler was at 13 under, 2 shots behind Sahith…
  • Hoshino wins Qatar Masters for 1st Euro tour title
    Associated Press Feb 11, 2024, 08:50 AM ET Open Extended Reactions DOHA, Qatar — Rikuya Hoshino of Japan captured his first European tour title by shooting 4-under 68 to win the Qatar Masters by a stroke on Sunday. Hoshino, 27, rolled in a par putt from 5 feet at the 18th hole and punched the…
  • Crowded Phoenix Open shuts gates, limits alcohol
    ESPN News Services Feb 10, 2024, 06:26 PM ET Open Extended Reactions SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Even the famously no-holds-barred Phoenix Open has a limit on how much debauchery is allowed on a golf course. The tournament at TPC Scottsdale stopped allowing fans onto the premises around 2 p.m. Saturday because it was too crowded. It…
  • Taylor leads rain-soaked Phoenix Open by 1 shot
    ESPN News Services Feb 10, 2024, 08:52 PM ET Open Extended Reactions SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Nick Taylor held a 1-shot lead at 13 under with 12 holes left in his third round when play was suspended Saturday because of darkness at the waterlogged Phoenix Open. The field will play catch-up at TPC Scottsdale on Sunday,…
  • Johnson emerges from pack, wins LIV Las Vegas
    Associated Press Feb 10, 2024, 07:46 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LAS VEGAS — Dustin Johnson won LIV Golf Las Vegas on Saturday in windy and chilly conditions for his third victory on the Saudi-funded tour, pulling ahead with a birdie on No. 17 and closing with a par to edge Peter Uihlein and Talor…
  • Fan hurt after falling from TPC Scottsdale stadium
    Josh Weinfuss, ESPN Staff WriterFeb 9, 2024, 11:29 PM ET Close Josh Weinfuss is a staff writer who covers the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL at ESPN. Josh has covered the Cardinals since 2012, joining ESPN in 2013. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a graduate of Indiana University.…
  • Taylor’s 60 ties course record at Phoenix Open
    Josh Weinfuss, ESPN Staff WriterFeb 9, 2024, 04:05 PM ET Close Josh Weinfuss is a staff writer who covers the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL at ESPN. Josh has covered the Cardinals since 2012, joining ESPN in 2013. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a graduate of Indiana University.…
  • Novak tied atop Phoenix as rain halts play again
    Associated Press Feb 9, 2024, 09:00 PM ET Open Extended Reactions SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Nick Taylor finished off a record round Friday morning and had a short turnaround before teeing up again. The limited re-warmup and ensuing stiffness took a toll in his final 18 holes, but he pieced it together enough to hold onto…
  • Potgieter, 19, cards 59 at Korn Ferry Tour event
    Associated Press Feb 9, 2024, 09:01 PM ET Open Extended Reactions BOGOTA, Colombia — Aldrich Potgieter of South Africa made it two straight sub-60 rounds in the Korn Ferry Tour’s Astara Golf Championship, shooting an 11-under 59 on Friday on the short Pacos course to take the second-round lead. A day after Cristobal Del Solar…
  • DeChambeau, D. Johnson tied atop LIV Vegas
    Field Level Media Feb 9, 2024, 06:36 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson have risen to the top of the LIV Golf Las Vegas leaderboard with 18 holes to go, and Jon Rahm is lurking just behind them. DeChambeau and Johnson are tied at 11 under and hold a two-shot lead…
  • ‘The Sanchez gang’ wore different Mark Sanchez jerseys at TPC Scottsdale — here’s why
    Josh Weinfuss, ESPN Staff WriterFeb 9, 2024, 03:40 PM ET Close Josh Weinfuss is a staff writer who covers the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL at ESPN. Josh has covered the Cardinals since 2012, joining ESPN in 2013. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a graduate of Indiana University.…
  • Bankers could face prison over PGA-LIV inquiry
    Field Level Media Feb 8, 2024, 04:55 PM ET Open Extended Reactions As a U.S. Senate committee investigates the possibility of a PGA Tour merger with LIV Golf, bankers and consultants who advise Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund have testified that they face “criminal and financial penalties” if they cooperate with the probe. According to…
  • Theegala grabs early lead in rain-delayed Phoenix
    Associated Press Feb 8, 2024, 08:41 PM ET Open Extended Reactions SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Sahith Theegala spent time with his parents in the players’ dining room and grabbed a bite to eat during what ended up being a long weather delay. With no room to sit in the clubhouse at TPC Scottsdale, Theegala went out…
  • Varner, Casey shoot 63s, lead LIV Las Vegas
    Field Level Media Feb 8, 2024, 07:44 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Harold Varner III and Paul Casey each shot a 7-under 63 to share the first-round lead at LIV Golf Las Vegas on Thursday. Varner went bogey-free with seven birdies at Las Vegas Country Club, while Casey absorbed his only bogey of the day…
  • ‘Look at the scorecard’: Golfer shoots record 57
    Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior WriterFeb 8, 2024, 03:20 PM ET Close Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Open Extended Reactions Walking down the 18th fairway in the opening round of the Korn Ferry Tour’s Astara Golf Championship in Bogota, Colombia, on Thursday, Cristobal Del…
  • The 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale might be golf’s most exciting
    Feb 8, 2024, 12:30 PM ET Open Extended Reactions The 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, as featured this year at the 2024 WM Phoenix Open, is the closest you can get to a golf arena. Golfers tee off on the par-3 hole completely surrounded by cheering fans in stadium-style seating, magnifying the pressure on every…
  • Glover WDs from Phoenix after missing tee time
    Josh Weinfuss, ESPN Staff WriterFeb 8, 2024, 01:47 PM ET Close Josh Weinfuss is a staff writer who covers the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL at ESPN. Josh has covered the Cardinals since 2012, joining ESPN in 2013. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a graduate of Indiana University.…
  • Leagues, White House partner to boost exercise
    Associated Press Feb 8, 2024, 08:16 AM ET Open Extended Reactions WASHINGTON — More than a dozen sports leagues and players’ associations, from the NFL to the PGA Tour, have promised the White House that they will provide more opportunities for people to be physically active and learn about nutrition and adopting healthy lifestyles. The…
  • PGA Tour outlines plan for $1.5B in new funding
    Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior WriterFeb 7, 2024, 04:08 PM ET Close Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Open Extended Reactions The PGA Tour plans to distribute about 80% of $930 million worth of initial player equity grants in its newly formed company, PGA Tour…
  • Scheffler: LIV-to-PGA Tour path deserves penalty
    Field Level Media Feb 7, 2024, 04:14 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Add Scottie Scheffler to the list of prominent PGA Tour players who don’t think members of LIV Golf should be allowed to return as if “nothing ever happened.” Scheffler, who is No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, told the Golf Channel…
  • How to watch the 2024 PGA WM Phoenix Open on ESPN+
    Open Extended Reactions The WM Phoenix Open will tee off on Feb. 8 at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona. The purse is $8,800,000, with a first-place prize of $1,584,000. Scottie Scheffler enters this year’s Phoenix Open as a back-to-back winner. Last year, Scheffler defeated Nick Taylor by 2 strokes to regain the No. 1 spot in…
  • Tiger commits to Genesis for first event of 2024
    ESPN News Services Feb 7, 2024, 12:34 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Tiger Woods has committed to next week’s Genesis Invitational for his first competitive rounds in 2024. Woods announced on social media Wednesday that he would play in the tournament that he hosts and benefits his TGR Foundation. “Excited to be a playing host…
  • Rahm: Masters win was ‘huge step’ to LIV jump
    ESPN News Services Feb 7, 2024, 07:32 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Winning last year’s Masters, and the guaranteed spots in multiple majors that came with it, was a decisive factor in Jon Rahm‘s decision to switch to LIV Golf, according to the big-hitting Spanish player whose move stunned the golf world. Rahm, 29, announced…
  • Rahm eyes ‘a way back’ to play PGA Tour events
    ESPN News Services Feb 6, 2024, 08:20 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LAS VEGAS — Jon Rahm on Tuesday lamented missing out on recent PGA Tour events at Torrey Pines and Palm Springs, but he is hopeful that he can compete in those events down the road and doesn’t regret his decision to jump to…
  • LIV ratings make gains, well behind Pebble replay
    ESPN News Services Feb 6, 2024, 07:41 PM ET Open Extended Reactions The LIV Golf League had the stage to itself when the PGA Tour’s final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am was postponed because of weather and the NFL was off before Super Bowl week. According to Nielsen TV data, though, the PGA…
  • Thomas: Tour can’t take LIV golfers back ‘easily’
    Josh Weinfuss, ESPN Staff WriterFeb 6, 2024, 07:30 PM ET Close Josh Weinfuss is a staff writer who covers the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL at ESPN. Josh has covered the Cardinals since 2012, joining ESPN in 2013. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a graduate of Indiana University.…
  • McIlroy to defend Scottish Open title before Open
    Field Level Media Feb 6, 2024, 01:28 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Rory McIlroy confirmed he will defend his Scottish Open title at The Renaissance Club from July 11-14 ahead of The 152nd Open the following week. McIlroy, 34, birdied the final two holes last year to edge Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre by a shot and…
  • Six-time LPGA champ Korda welcomes 1st baby
    Field Level Media Feb 6, 2024, 12:44 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Six-time LPGA Tour winner Jessica Korda announced the birth of her first child. She posted on Instagram on Monday that her son, Greyson John DelPrete, was born Saturday. Korda, 30, announced in August that she and husband Johnny DelPrete were expecting their first…
  • Finau commits to defending title at Houston Open
    Field Level Media Feb 6, 2024, 12:22 PM ET Open Extended Reactions The Houston Open is returning to the PGA Tour schedule in 2024, and defending champion Tony Finau has committed to play. Finau won the tournament in November 2022. As the tour moved to a calendar-year schedule in 2024, it wasn’t held in 2023.…
  • 2007 Patriots? 1894 Yale Bulldogs? The longest winning streaks across sports
    Feb 6, 2024, 08:00 AM ET Open Extended Reactions The Edmonton Oilers might never lose again. Editor’s Picks 2 Related At least that’s how it appears right now, as they’re on a 16-game winning streak heading into their game against the Vegas Golden Knights (10 p.m. ET, Hulu/ESPN+). If they win, they’ll tie the all-time…
  • Hovland, Schauffele withdraw from Phoenix Open
    ESPN News Services Feb 5, 2024, 12:47 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Viktor Hovland, the No. 4 player in the World Golf Ranking, and No. 5 Xander Schauffele have both withdrawn from this week’s WM Phoenix Open, the PGA Tour announced Monday. Hovland finished in a tie for 58th at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am,…
  • Winners and losers: Rahm makes LIV debut as Tour calls off Pebble
    Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior WriterFeb 5, 2024, 11:15 AM ET Close Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Open Extended Reactions There wasn’t just one 54-hole tournament in men’s professional golf this past weekend. Spain’s Jon Rahm made his much-anticipated debut in the LIV Golf…
  • Clark wins Pebble Beach after 4th round canceled
    Paolo Uggetti, ESPNFeb 4, 2024, 09:36 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — After 54 holes of play, the 2024 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is over and reigning U.S. Open champion Wyndham Clark has been declared the winner. “It’s just been a whirlwind of emotions and feelings,” Clark said during a Sunday night…
  • ‘Excited’ Niemann wins 1st LIV Golf title in playoff
    Associated Press Feb 4, 2024, 07:56 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Joaquin Niemann outlasted Sergio Garcia well after sunset Sunday in the season-opening LIV Golf Mayakoba, making a 12-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the fourth hole of a playoff with the green lit by a large video screen.…
  • Bad weather has tour mulling Pebble scenarios
    Paolo Uggetti, ESPNFeb 3, 2024, 08:11 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The PGA Tour is preparing for the possibility of a 54-hole finish at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am due to inclement weather. With Sunday’s forecast calling for sustained winds in the 35 to 40 mph range, with gusts up to…
  • Frittelli claims first Euro tour victory since 2017
    Associated Press Feb 4, 2024, 09:03 AM ET Open Extended Reactions RIFFA, Bahrain — South African golfer Dylan Frittelli won his first European tour event in more than six years after making three birdies in his last six holes for a 2-stroke victory at the Bahrain Championship on Sunday. Frittelli started the final round leading…
  • Clark fires 60 at famed Pebble for course record
    ESPN News Services Feb 3, 2024, 07:50 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — U.S. Open champion Wyndham Clark had an unforgettable round at hallowed Pebble Beach when everything went his way and every putt seemed to go in. It gave him the course record Saturday with a 12-under 60. It also might…
  • Rahm 4 back of Niemann (70) at LIV Mayakoba
    Associated Press Feb 3, 2024, 06:29 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Joaquin Niemann goes into the final round of LIV Golf Mayakoba with a four-shot lead without having a round in the 60s. A day after Niemann shot 59, he had to settle for a 1-under 70 on Saturday to…
  • ‘Rocky,’ ‘Happy Gilmore’ co-star Weathers dies
    ESPN News Services Feb 2, 2024, 03:33 PM ET Carl Weathers, a former NFL linebacker who became a Hollywood action movie and comedy star, playing nemesis-turned-ally Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” movies, facing off against Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Predator” and teaching golf in “Happy Gilmore,” has died. He was 76. Matt Luber, his manager, said…
  • Scheffler shares lead at Pebble Beach after 64
    Associated Press Feb 2, 2024, 08:16 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Pebble Beach became a signature event for the elite on the PGA Tour and delivered what was expected. Scottie Scheffler and a host of big names are contending going into the weekend, and the amateurs are headed home. Scheffler, the…
  • Niemann cards 59 in LIV’s second sub-60 round
    ESPN News Services Feb 2, 2024, 06:01 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Joaquin Niemann became the second LIV Golf player in as many years with a sub-60 round, closing with two pars for a 12-under 59 to build a 5-shot lead as the Saudi-funded league began its third season Friday…
  • Langer’s Masters send-off spoiled by torn Achilles
    Associated Press Feb 2, 2024, 12:25 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Bernhard Langer tore his Achilles tendon while exercising and had surgery Friday, putting the 66-year-old German player out of golf during a year when he planned to play the Masters one last time. Langer last year broke Hale Irwin’s…