Matsuyama disqualified for too much paint on his 3-wood
Former Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama was disqualified Thursday when officials determined he had too much paint on the face of his 3-wood that he was using for alignment. It was the first time Matsuyama, who won the Memorial in 2014 for his first PGA Tour victory, had ever been disqualified on the PGA Tour. Chief referee Steve Rintoul said rules officials were made aware of 10 small lines forming a circle on the face of his 3-wood.news.yahoo.com
Spieth shoots 63, shares lead at low-scoring hometown Nelson
Jordan Spieth had his longest stretch all day of mere pars — a whopping four holes — on the besieged new home course of the AT&T Byron Nelson when the local favorite stepped over a 55-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th. Spieth, Spaun and plenty of others had little trouble with TPC Craig Ranch north of Dallas. Hideki Matsuyama sputtered on the front nine in his first appearance since becoming the first Japanese player to win the Masters, then stalled again after three straight birdies to start the back nine.news.yahoo.com
Live golf returns to TV with a different look at Seminole
(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)Live golf returns to television on Sunday, and it might not look entirely familiar except for the players. The only rake on the golf course will be carried by a PGA Tour rules official. Farmers Insurance is pledging $1 million toward birdies and eagles that goes to healthcare workers, and PGA Tour Charities has an online donation program during the telecast. Within the golf community, the golf course is a big part of why people are excited about it, McIlroy said on the podcast. The PGA Tour has had 10 tournaments canceled or postponed since the last one completed, the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Tiger Woods ties Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour wins
Woods completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Zozo Championship on Monday, equaling Sam Snead's PGA Tour record of 82 victories. Woods had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two months ago his fifth on the same problem joint. The Japan event was Woods' first start of his 23rd season on the PGA Tour. The fourth round was suspended because of darkness Sunday with Woods holding a three-stroke lead over Matsuyama in the first official PGA Tour event in Japan. Woods got in 11 holes and played 29 holes Sunday before having to come back for a 7:30 a.m. start.