• Strong wind suspends 3rd round at Pebble Beach
    7:32 PM ET Associated Press PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — A strong wind was more than just a menace at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. It brought the tournament to a halt Saturday because of two holes on one of the courses, and set up a Monday finish without the amateurs. Keith Mitchell made it through…
  • Ancer leads Young by 2 in Saudi Invitational
    11:46 AM ET Associated Press KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia — Abraham Ancer had a 6-under 64 to bump his lead to two shots over Cameron Young on Saturday going into the final round of the Saudi International. Ancer and Young, the PGA Tour rookie of the year who had a 65, have separated…
  • Caddie collapses, given CPR at Pebble Beach
    6:34 PM ET Paolo UggettiESPN PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — A caddie for an amateur player collapsed during the second round of the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Friday and received CPR before being taken to a nearby hospital. Play was stopped on No. 11 for nearly an hour as the caddie for Pebble…
  • Kitayama leads at Pebble, where big winds await
    10:19 PM ET Associated Press PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Kurt Kitayama is starting to feel more comfortable each time he gets in contention on the PGA Tour, and the Californian can only hope that’s the case going into the weekend at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Kitayama opened with 10 straight pars before getting on…
  • Law takes share of golf lead in UAE day two
    5:23 PM ET Associated Press RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates — David Law’s strong finish gave the Scot a share of the lead with Adrian Meronk and Rasmus Hojgaard at the halfway point of the Ras Al Khaimah Championship on Friday. Law’s bogey-free 8-under 64 included an eagle and three birdies over the last…
  • Lebioda takes 1-shot lead at Pebble Pro-Am
    10:50 PM ET Associated Press PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Changes in weather and fortunes can happen without notice in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which seems to suit Hank Lebioda just fine these days. Playing his sixth different course in his past six rounds on the PGA Tour, Lebioda ran off six birdies in an…
  • Ancer leads in Saudi as DJ (back) withdraws
    5:00 PM ET Associated Press KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia — Abraham Ancer had a 7-under 63 for a 1-shot lead over Sebastian Munoz after the first round of the Saudi International on the Asian Tour. Dustin Johnson, a two-time winner of the tournament when it was part of the European tour schedule, withdrew…
  • Hisatune leads early at Ras al Khaimah Championship
    2:29 PM ET Ryo Hisatune jumped into the early lead at the DP World Tour’s Ras al Khaimah Championship after an incredible birdie run. The Japanese player birdied on each of his opening six holes as he managed a brilliant opening-round 64 at Al Hamra Golf Course, taking a two shot lead over giving him…
  • Pebble Beach adjusts dangerous par-4 8th hole
    7:01 PM ET Paolo UggettiESPN PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Jordan Spieth‘s daring second shot over a cliff at the par-4 eighth hole in last year’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am will be harder to replicate this year thanks to an adjustment by the resort in part due to guests attempting to re-create Spieth’s shot while playing the…
  • Fitzpatrick enters busy stretch with neck injury
    4:54 PM ET Paolo UggettiESPN PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Reigning U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick said Wednesday he has been dealing with a neck injury that has prevented him from being fully healthy as he prepares to compete in three straight PGA Tour events, beginning with this week’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am. “I hurt my neck…
  • Augusta Women’s Amateur gets top 45 in world
    1:41 PM ET Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Augusta National Women’s Amateur has attracted the top 45 players in the world and will have expanded television coverage for the fourth edition of what quickly has become one of the premier events for female amateurs. The tournament starts March 29 for two rounds at Champions…
  • Jordan Spieth, Josh Allen & Co. hit Pebble Beach, Augusta announces field and more golf world happenings
    11:36 AM ET With many of the PGA Tour’s biggest stars taking the week off before teeing it up in Phoenix during Super Bowl week, the golf world’s attention shifts back to the Middle East, where hopefully someone is shaking that palm tree to find Patrick Reed’s ball. A handful of PGA Tour members and…
  • Blue Bay LPGA canceled for third time in 4 years
    9:03 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Blue Bay LPGA has been canceled for the third time in four years because of ongoing COVID-19 matters, the association said Tuesday night in a short statement released from its headquarters. The decision came from the China Golf Association, which regulates golf in the country.…
  • Bubba eager to return to Masters, join festivities
    10:39 AM ET When defending Masters champion Scottie Scheffler bumped into two-time winner Bubba Watson while on vacation in Tennessee late last year, he joked that he was going to have a separate table for him in a corner at the Champions Dinner at Augusta National Golf Club in April. Watson is among six former…
  • Fitter Mickelson expecting a ‘really good year’
    9:51 AM ET Phil Mickelson said he’s as light as he has been in three decades and will be a little quieter on social media as he prepares to play in the LIV Golf League’s second season, which begins in Mexico next month. Mickelson, speaking to reporters Tuesday ahead of this week’s PIF Saudi International…
  • LIV’s plea to subpoena Augusta members denied
    7:16 PM ET Associated Press A federal judge denied a request by LIV Golf to expand discovery in its antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour to include communication with 10 Augusta National members, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. LIV Golf had issued subpoenas to five PGA Tour board members and Tim Finchem, the…
  • How to watch PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on ESPN+
    1:23 PM ET The next event on the PGA Tour is the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which begins Thursday. The tournament will take place in Pebble Beach, California and is the third straight PGA Tour event held in the Golden State. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will use a three-course format, with Spyglass Hill Golf…
  • McIlroy vs. Reed in Dubai, Max Homa’s rise and more from the PGA Tour
    10:34 AM ET The ongoing battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf for the best players in the world seems to have reached the pettiness phase, and boy, it’s hard to turn away. With LIV players, Rory McIlroy and others hooking up in the Hero Dubai Desert Classic this past weekend, there were plenty…
  • McIlroy tops Reed to Dubai title in tense finish
    6:03 AM ET Associated Press Rory McIlroy overcame a final-round charge from Patrick Reed to win the Dubai Desert Classic in a tense Monday duel between players who were involved in a pre-tournament spat. World No. 1 McIlroy rolled in a birdie putt from around 15 feet at No. 18 for a 4-under 68 that…
  • McIlroy leads by 3 ahead of final day in Dubai
    11:22 AM ET Associated Press Rory McIlroy delivered an exhibition of short iron play to shoot 7-under 65 in his third round and build a 3-stroke lead at the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday. Top-ranked McIlroy made eight birdies at Emirates Golf Club — four in a row from No. 1, three straight from No.…
  • Reed uses binoculars to ID ball stuck in tree
    11:14 AM ET Patrick Reed‘s week in Dubai started with him throwing a tee at Rory McIlroy in disgust on the practice range in an incident that was widely dubbed “tee gate.” On Sunday, Reed was embroiled in another controversy when his tee shot on the 17th hole of the third round of the Dubai…
  • Homa rallies from 5 shots down to win Farmers
    8:56 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Max Homa did what his beloved Los Angeles Dodgers couldn’t do in October — win in San Diego. The L.A.-area native came from 5 shots off the lead to win the Farmers Insurance Open by 2 strokes over Keegan Bradley on Saturday at Torrey Pines, where Jon…
  • Rory, Reed tied two behind leaders in Dubai
    12:42 PM ET Associated Press Top-ranked Rory McIlroy and rival Patrick Reed were two shots off the lead at the halfway point of the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday. Richard Bland, Thomas Pieters and amateur Michael Thorbjornsen all reached 10-under overall at Emirates Golf Club for a share of the lead after two rounds of…
  • Rahm surges at Torrey Pines, within 2 of Ryder
    9:55 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Jon Rahm made an impressive charge up the leaderboard on his favorite course with a 6-under 66 on Friday, which is now moving day at Torrey Pines, to pull within two shots of leader Sam Ryder after the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open. Rahm, ranked…
  • Ryder pulls away, Rahm heats up at Torrey Pines
    9:11 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Sam Ryder extended his lead to three shots in the Farmers Insurance Open with a 4-under 68 in challenging wind in the second round Thursday on Torrey Pines’ South Course while Jon Rahm had an eagle and three straight birdies late in his 5-under 67 on the…
  • Reed leads McIlroy in wet Dubai Classic
    3:45 PM ET Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Patrick Reed fared better than Rory McIlroy after some pre-tournament friction as the Dubai Desert Classic got off to a wet start on Thursday, with only 11 players managing to finish their weather-affected first rounds. Play only began at the European tour event after a…
  • Rahm struggles with 73, well back at Farmers
    9:16 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Jon Rahm struggled to a 1-over 73 at Torrey Pines South, which has become one of his favorite courses, while Sam Ryder, Aaron Rai and Brent Grant all shot 8-under 64 on the more forgiving North Course on Wednesday to tie for the first-round lead at the…
  • PGA Tour seeks to add Saudi fund to LIV lawsuit
    8:59 AM ET Attorneys representing the PGA Tour are seeking to add Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and the fund’s governor, Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan, as defendants in the tour’s countersuit against LIV Golf. In a motion for leave filed to a U.S. District Court in Northern California on Tuesday, the PGA Tour’s attorneys argued that…
  • McIlroy snubs Reed, in no mood for reconciliation
    8:12 AM ET Associated Press As one of the most vocal critics of the LIV Golf breakaway league, Rory McIlroy felt mentally drained at the end of last year and decided to put his clubs away for a few weeks. “It’s been nice,” top-ranked McIlroy said, “to try to take a little bit of time…
  • Sizzling Rahm targets PGA Tour trifecta at Torrey
    5:37 PM ET Paolo UggettiESPN TORREY PINES, Calif. — As Jon Rahm stands on the cusp of winning his third PGA Tour event in as many starts this year, he isn’t shying away from what could be a historic win at a course — Torrey Pines — where he’s had plenty of success. “I’m aware…
  • What to watch as the PGA Tour moves to Torrey Pines
    3:36 PM ET Jon Rahm will attempt to become the first PGA Tour player to win in three consecutive starts since 2017 when he tees it up on Wednesday at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines outside San Diego. How rare would his feat be? According to Justin Ray, head of content for Twenty…
  • How to watch PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open on ESPN+
    1:03 PM ET The 2023 PGA Tour continues Wednesday with the Farmers Insurance Open. The event will take place at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California. It will be the second year in a row the tournament will start on a Wednesday and end on a Saturday, a change from the usual Thursday-Sunday…
  • Monahan, Pelley won’t be part of OWGR’s LIV call
    4:51 PM ET Representatives of the four major championships in men’s golf will decide whether LIV Golf League players will receive world-ranking points, after PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan and DP World Tour CEO Keith Pelley recused themselves from the Official World Golf Ranking board that is considering the matter. Pelley told The Telegraph of…
  • Sources: LIV team final moving to Saudi Arabia
    3:32 PM ET The LIV Golf League’s team championship is moving from Trump National Doral in Miami to Saudi Arabia in November, LIV Golf sources confirmed to ESPN on Monday. The $50 million team championship will be played at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in Jeddah on Nov. 3-5, according to a schedule that…
  • Morikawa, Scott joining virtual TGL golf league
    4:01 PM ET PGA Tour players Collin Morikawa and Adam Scott have been added to the roster of players in the TGL golf league started by Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Mike McCarley. The league will feature six teams of three PGA Tour players that will showcase team competitions on a virtual golf course in…
  • Who’s trending up and who’s falling this week in golf?
    8:01 AM ET The Official World Golf Ranking’s formula might say that Rory McIlroy is still the No. 1 player in the world, but there’s little question as to who has been the best player on the course during the past four months. Spain’s Jon Rahm won again on Sunday at the American Express in…
  • Rahm takes AmEx for fourth win in past six starts
    8:35 PM ET ESPN News Services LA QUINTA, Calif. — While Jon Rahm had plenty of chances to pump his right fist after nice shots on Sunday, the look of relief on his face after holding off rookie Davis Thompson put into perspective his victory at The American Express. The Spanish star took advantage of…
  • Henderson goes wire-to-wire at LPGA opener
    7:16 PM ET Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Brooke Henderson sets a goal of winning multiple LPGA Tour titles at the outset of each season. She didn’t wait long to collect her first trophy of 2023. Henderson was dominant throughout and delivered a 2-under 70 on Sunday at Lake Nona to complete a wire-to-wire victory…
  • Stricker wins Champions event in Hawaii by 6
    10:30 PM ET Associated Press KA’UPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii — Steve Stricker competed for the first time in three months and nothing changed. He began the PGA Tour Champions year by closing with a 7-under 65 for a 6-shot victory Saturday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Stricker seized control with a 60 in the second…
  • Rahm shoots 7-under, tied for lead at AmEx
    8:26 PM ET Associated Press LA QUINTA, Calif. — Jon Rahm got off to a hot start and shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday on PGA West’s Stadium Course for a share of the lead with tour rookie Davis Thompson in The American Express. Thompson’s run of eagles in the Southern California desert finally ended…
  • Henderson stalls, still leads by 3 in LPGA opener
    5:21 PM ET Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Brooke Henderson went from complete control of her game for two days to having to scratch out a good score Saturday. The result was a 3-under 69 and a 3-shot lead in the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions. Henderson was up for the fight and moved…
  • Thompson ups eagles total to 5, still atop AmEx
    8:14 PM ET Associated Press LA QUINTA, Calif. — Rookie Davis Thompson made three more eagles Friday for a total of five through 36 holes to tie the PGA Tour record for the most in a 72-hole tournament since 1983, and he still didn’t put any more distance between himself and Jon Rahm at The…
  • Henderson builds lead to 4 at LPGA Tour opener
    5:47 PM ET Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — One of Brooke Henderson’s goals heading into the newly minted LPGA Tour season was to get herself into contention more often. The Canadian golfer is off to a strong start, building a 4-shot lead Friday in the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions. Playing alongside Hall of…
  • Back-to-back eagles help Thompson to AmEx lead
    8:56 PM ET Associated Press LA QUINTA, Calif. — PGA Tour rookie Davis Thompson played his first six holes in 7 under, including consecutive eagles, and shot a career-low 10-under 62 at La Quinta on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead over Jon Rahm and four others after the first round of The American Express.…
  • Pain-free Henderson up 1 at LPGA Tour opener
    5:37 PM ET Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Brooke Henderson enjoyed the opening day of a fresh LPGA Tour season a whole lot more than the tough, waning days of last season. Her balky back feeling stronger and swinging a club more freely than she’d been able to since October, Henderson attacked Lake Nona on…
  • LIV secures TV, streaming deal with CW network
    9:16 AM ET LIV Golf has reached a multiyear U.S. broadcast television and streaming agreement with the CW network to air its live tournaments, tour officials announced Thursday. According to the news release, the CW Network will broadcast each of LIV Golf’s 14 global events this coming season over the air and the CW app.…
  • Power Rankings, two World No. 1s, a possible LIV TV deal and more this week in golf
    8:29 PM ET The PGA Tour’s West Coast swing begins at The American Express in La Quinta, California, on Thursday. These past two weeks might serve as a microcosm of what is to come on the PGA Tour. South Korea’s Si Woo Kim, who won The American Express in 2021, returned to the winner’s circle…
  • How to watch PGA Tour’s The American Express on ESPN+
    6:47 PM ET The next event on the PGA Tour is The American Express, which will begin Thursday. Some of golf’s best will be in attendance, as five of the top 10 players in the Official World Golf Ranking are set to play this weekend. The American Express will take place in La Quinta, California,…
  • Looking ahead to the LPGA season — Upcoming events, predictions, players to watch, more
    4:08 PM ET The 2023 LPGA Tour season tees off at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in Orlando, Florida, this week. From now until mid-November, golfers will compete in 33 events in 11 U.S. states and 12 countries. They’ll play for a record purse of $101.4 million, including $9 million at the KPMG…
  • Poulter: Could turn down Ryder spot if qualified
    6:09 PM ET Ian Poulter‘s love affair with the Ryder Cup might be over. The outspoken Englishman said Tuesday that it’s no guarantee he would play for Europe in the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome if he does manage to qualify. “I would love to qualify. Whether I play or not would be a different…
  • Birdie-birdie finish powers Kim to Sony Open title
    8:59 PM ET Associated Press HONOLULU — Si Woo Kim battled all day from a 3-shot deficit in the Sony Open, and when he finally caught up late Sunday afternoon, it only got harder. His 7-iron to the par-3 17th bounded over the firm green and into a tough patch of grass in the rough.…
  • Fernandez de Oliveira wins, gets spot in 3 majors
    5:16 PM ET Associated Press Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira made two straight birdies to turn away his last challenge and closed with a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the Latin America Amateur Championship, earning a spot in three majors this year. Fernandez de Oliveira, the second Argentine to win since the Latin America Amateur…
  • Europe beat GB & Ireland to win Hero Cup
    3:24 PM ET Associated Press Continental Europe, led by Francesco Molinari raised aloft the Hero Cup as they beat Great Britain and Ireland in the inaugural competition on Sunday. Now he wants back in for an even bigger team event in golf — the Ryder Cup, being held in his native Italy later this year.…
  • Buckley shoots 64 again, leads by 2 at Sony Open
    8:52 PM ET Associated Press HONOLULU — Two swings were all it took for Hayden Buckley to become another face in a large crowd of contenders to a 2-shot lead Saturday in the Sony Open. On a day when there was an eight-way tie for the lead at one point, Buckley made a pair of…
  • Fernandez de Oliveira holds lead at Latin Amateur
    6:57 PM ET Associated Press RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira of Argentina had a record day at Grand Reserve to build a 4-shot lead Saturday in the Latin America Amateur Championship, leaving him one round away from a spot in the Masters and U.S. Open. Fernandez de Oliveira, who missed a…
  • Hero Open: Continental Europe take 2-shot lead
    2:58 PM ET Associated Press Continental Europe will take a two-point lead into the final day of the Hero Cup after extending its advantage over Britain & Ireland in the afternoon foursomes on Saturday. The inaugural tournament is giving European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald a chance to assess players under match-play pressure ahead of…
  • Spieth goes from Sony Open lead to missing cut
    12:18 AM ET Associated Press HONOLULU — Chris Kirk in the lead might have been the only shred of normalcy in the Sony Open. Jordan Spieth started Friday with a share of the lead. He walked off the 18th green at Waialae in a minor state of shock after missing the cut. “I felt I…
  • Carrera bogey-free, leads Latin America Amateur
    10:11 PM ET Associated Press RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — Luis Carrera of Mexico played bogey-free Friday at Grand Reserve for a second straight 5-under 67, giving him a one-shot lead going into the weekend of the Latin America Amateur Championship. Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira of Argentina, among those who missed a playoff by one…
  • Scott among 16 new appointees to player council
    9:56 PM ET Associated Press HONOLULU — Adam Scott has no shortage of opinions on the state of the PGA Tour. Two decades into his career, he decided this was a good time to make sure they were heard. Scott is among 16 players appointed to the Player Advisory Council for 2023. The PAC is…
  • Spieth fires 64, tied with 2 others for Sony lead
    12:10 AM ET Associated Press HONOLULU — Jordan Spieth played about the way he expected Thursday, another sign of growing confidence in his game, as he opened with a 6-under 64 and a share of the lead at the Sony Open with Chris Kirk and Taylor Montgomery. Harris English had a 65 on a gorgeous…