Cantlay wins a playoff at Memorial on Sunday without Rahm
Patrick Cantlay delivered a clutch birdie late in the round and a 12-foot par putt in a playoff to win the Memorial on a Sunday filled with drama, a little rain and no Jon Rahm. Cantlay closed with a 1-under 71 and won the Memorial for the second time in three years, and he said he felt the same range of emotions in the final hour at Muirfield Village in his duel with Collin Morikawa. Only a day earlier, Cantlay walked off the 18th green six shots behind Rahm, whose 64 ranked as one of the great rounds at the course Jack Nicklaus built and tied two Memorial records, including largest 54-hole lead.news.yahoo.com
Five months later, measure of normalcy at Masters in April
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)AUGUSTA, Ga. – The record score at Augusta National wasn't all that set Dustin Johnson apart from other Masters champions. No other Masters champion was allowed to keep his green jacket for only five months before it was time to try to win it again. Augusta National is blazing with pink and red and purple azaleas, accented by the white blooms of dogwood. Ad“I think it will be back to feeling like a normal Masters,” Johnson said. Augusta National had no choice but to keep the spectators away in November because of the pandemic, just like the other majors last year.
Jones wins Honda Classic by 5 shots, earns spot in Masters
Jones won the Honda Classic by five shots Sunday, a final round of 2-under 68 good enough to finish the week at 12-under 268 at PGA National. J.B. Holmes was in the final group with Jones, three shots back to start the day, and his chances were gone very quickly. He ended up with a costly final-round 79 for Holmes; second place, where he started the day, paid Hagy $763,000 while the tied-for-46th finish paid Holmes $19,070. AdHe went on to make double bogey there, and when Jones birdied the par-5 third Holmes’ deficit had gone from three to eight shots in about 45 minutes. “You can't get a tougher golf course to win on than this one, in these conditions," Jones said.
Jones survives a challenging day, takes 3-shot lead at Honda
“I'm happy to go low with the ball flight and I'm probably a little more conservative when the wind is up," Jones said. That’s when his woes started, and what became a nine-shot turnaround between he and Jones began. Jones grabbed a share of the lead with a birdie at the par-4 14th. And when Wise made bogey at the par-3 15th, Jones was the outright leader again. “Just keep doing what I'm doing," Jones said.
Better than most? One putt on the 17th that actually was
“I was standing on the wood at the back left of the green, right when you walk up there, just off the green,” Allenby said. A PGA Tour digital media specialist recently reviewed the entire broadcast and said it was never shown. One person who saw it was PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, who had been returning from a meet-and-greet and paused to watch Allenby putt. MICKELSON 101Eight regular PGA Tour events did not have corporate sponsors in their title names. The British Open was not considered an official PGA Tour victory.
LA sheriff calls Tiger Woods crash 'purely an accident'
A crane is used to lift a vehicle following a rollover accident involving golfer Tiger Woods, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the Rancho Palos Verdes suburb of Los Angeles. Woods suffered leg injuries in the one-car accident and was undergoing surgery, authorities and his manager said. Chiu)LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County sheriff on Wednesday characterized the crash that seriously injured Tiger Woods as “purely an accident" and appeared to rule out any potential criminal charges even as authorities were still investigating. Justin King, a personal injury attorney in California, said that if investigators prove the road is unsafe and contributed to Woods’ crash and others, the municipality that controls it could be held liable. He was in Los Angeles over the weekend as the tournament host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club.
Golf world sends well wishes to Tiger Woods after California car wreck
Golf world sends well wishes to Tiger Woods after California car wreck Not long after news of Tiger Woods' car crash rocked the sports world, pro golfers like Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson wished Woods a full recovery. CBS Los Angeles sports director Jim Hill reports.cbsnews.com
Out of this world: Shepard put golf on moon 50 years ago
Apollo 14 commander Alan Shepard and his crew brought back about 90 pounds of moon rocks on Feb. 6, 1971. What stands out all these years later is Shepard even thinking about taking a golf club to the moon and back. The inspiration came from Bob Hope, who carried a golf club just about everywhere he went. According to USGA historian Michael Trostel, that's what made Shepard realize a golf shot would be the ideal illustration of the moon's gravitational pull. “Within the Hardens, the legacy is he gave him golf balls from the range that had ‘Property of Jack Harden’ on them,” Chamblee said.
PGA Championship leaving Trump National in '22 tournament
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, file photo, golfers play golf at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. PGA President Jim Richerson says the board voted to exercise its right to “terminate the agreement” with Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey. “As an organization we have invested many, many millions of dollars in the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster. That was the same year the USGA staged the U.S. Women’s Open at Trump National in Bedminster. Now it’s about finding a place to play the PGA Championship, which dates to 1916, for next year.
Maui Musings: 5 questions for a new year in golf
And no one is more concerned than Ryder Cup officials. THE RYDER CUPNo other golf tournament relies so much on noise than the Ryder Cup, which is why it was postponed from last September. Phil Mickelson has played in every Ryder Cup since 1995 — Morikawa wasn't even born then. Since the last Ryder Cup, Lefty has finished a combined 84 shots behind in the five majors he made the cut. McIlroy, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas all have had moments of brilliance.
From father to son, Tiger Woods looking only for enjoyment
Woods is playing for the first time, turning a cozy December gathering into must-see TV. Stories abound of the late Earl Woods placing his toddler son in a high chair, mesmerized watching his father swing a club. Earl Woods made his son ask to play golf, and only if his homework was finished. Woods only remembers those days as time spent with his father — just like now. “Who wouldn't want to be like your dad if your dad is Tiger Woods?” Thomas said.
PGA Tour hopeful for return of fans, pushing ahead without
FILE - PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan reacts to a question during a news conference at The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., in this Friday, March 13, 2020, file photo. Monahan says tournaments next year are prepared to break even without the return of fans. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)Amid hopes for the return of fans on the PGA Tour next year, Commissioner Jay Monahan says tournaments are prepared financially to do without and still break even on operating costs. Monahan said it was too early to determine how or when the vaccine would help with the full return of fans. “We still have a lot of interest in bringing a PGA Tour event to San Francisco,” Monahan said.
The Latest: DJ coasts to 5-shot win and 1st Masters title
___12:20 p.m.Dustin Johnson has made the turn in the final round of the Masters with a two-shot lead over Cameron Smith. That broke a stretch of 33 consecutive holes without a bogey going back to the second round. The Masters leader three-putted from just off the front of the green at the par-3 fourth hole in the final round. The final round of the Masters began with another weather delay, this one only 10 minutes because of fog. Johnson is the 16th player to lead by four shots or more going into the final round at Augusta National.
Tiger's quest for sixth Masters title will have to wait
After 19 months as the Masters champ, Woods will apparently be putting the green jacket on another player Sunday. He then went over to watch Cabrera Bello, whose second shot missed the green to the left. Kuchar missed the Masters cut for only the second time. Mickelson drove into a batch of pine trees, then actually went backward when his second shot ricocheted off one of the trees. Mickelson also shot 79 in the second round of the 2016 and 2018 tournaments.
Casey rides the buzz of Masters history to 65 and early lead
Paul Casey matched his lowest score at the Masters with a 7-under 65, giving him a two-shot lead among half the field fortunate to play in perfect scoring conditions. It was the fifth hole, which he bogeyed all four rounds last year when he won the Masters. He was joined by Xander Schauffele, a runner-up to Woods last year, who had seven birdies in his round of 67. The delay was the last thing the Masters needed with limited daylight hours leading to the two-tee start. The loudest cheer — applause, certainly not a roar — came for Nicklaus and Player hitting tee shots so early that they couldn't see where they landed.
Jack Nicklaus' gold Rolex watch sells for $1 million at auction
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus's gold Rolex sold at auction Tuesday evening for $1 million, equating to $1.22 million with the buyer's premium. It adorned Nicklaus' wrist as he hoisted trophies, appearing in countless photos. Rolex gave Nicklaus the 18-karat-gold Rolex 1803 Day-Date as a gift in 1967. While sports stars and celebrities often sell watches at auction, it's rare for a watch to be worn for so long and during the biggest moments of such a storied career. Gold Day-Dates from the same time period, in a similar condition, would typically sell for $10,000 to $12,000.cnbc.com
Jack Nicklaus on Trump: "He's turning America upside-down"
Six-time Masters champion Jack Nicklaus has designed golf courses all around the world, including for some Donald Trump properties. In this web exclusive, Nicklaus talked to correspondent Jim Axelrod about his business relationship with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and why he supports him.cbsnews.com
Masters 2015: All eyes on Tiger Woods at Augusta
After a ceremonial tee off from Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player started the Masters Tournament, the focus is on Tiger Woods following his absence from play for more than two months. Luke Elvy has you covered with everything you need to know.cbsnews.com