Golf

10:04 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is honoring a pair of retired pro golfers with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the president can give a civilian. Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player will receive the medal during a White House ceremony on March 23, the White House announced Friday.
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9:27 PM ET Associated Press NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Monday qualifier David Morland IV shot a 10-under 61 on Friday at Newport Beach Country Club to take a two-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Hoag Classic. “Nice stroll in the park,” the 50-year-old Canadian said. Morland had five birdies on each nine, closing with
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3:43 PM ET Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Jason Day can’t get away from back issues that have slowed him in recent years. He added to the episodes Friday when he withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational after five holes. Day’s manager said he felt stiffness in his lower back while on the putting green
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4:54 PM ET Teenager Nicolai Hojgaard was in great form on day one of the Qatar Masters as he holds a one-shot lead over Joost Luiten heading into Friday’s session. The Danish rising star made six consecutive birdies to finish 7-under par, while Dutchman Luiten fell just short as he hit a 6-under 65. “It
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9:40 AM ET Eddie Pepperell thought he had recovered from a sluggish start to post a level-par 71 at the Qatar Masters on Thursday, but it counted for nothing after he was disqualified for a scorecard error. The 29-year-old Englishman signed for a par at the 16th hole and a birdie at the 17th in
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3:46 AM ET The Royal’s Cup 2020, scheduled for March 12-15 in Thailand, has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Asian Tour said on Thursday. The tournament at Kanchanaburi’s Grand Prix Golf Club joins a long list of sporting events hit by the flu-like virus that has killed over 3,200 people globally
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6:21 PM ET Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods and former PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem are among 10 finalists who will be voted on next week for the World Golf Hall of Fame class of 2021. Woods was among four finalists from the male category that include three-time major champion Padraig Harrington, British
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2:39 PM ET ORLANDO, Fla. — Brandon Matthews‘ viral moment had little to do with golf, and everything to do with human decency. And it led to an opportunity this week to play in his first PGA Tour event. Matthews, 25, was faced with an 8-foot putt to extend a playoff last November at the
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6:15 AM ET European golfers have hit back at comments from former PGA Tour professional Paul Azinger after he belittled the significance of the European Tour during NBC’s Honda Classic final round coverage on Sunday. Azinger implied during the broadcast that wins on the PGA Tour are more significant and harder to achieve in comparison
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1:39 PM ET Dustin Johnson will skip the Men’s Olympic Golf Tournament outside of Tokyo this summer, becoming the first highly-ranked player to take a pass on the event. Johnson’s agent confirmed the decision first reported by Golfweek. Ranked fifth in the world, Johnson was in line to be one of four Americans eligible for
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7:47 PM ET Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. — Bernhard Langer took another step closer to the PGA Tour Champions victory record by closing with an 8-under 65 to turn a four-shot deficit into at two-shot win in the Cologuard Classic. Langer was flawless until the the final hole at Tucson National. He made nine birdies
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7:22 PM ET Associated Press PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Moments after getting his first career PGA Tour win, Sungjae Im took a moment to reflect on what it means. Not for himself — for his homeland. The 21-year-old South Korean started fast and finished stronger Sunday, winning the Honda Classic by one shot over
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9:54 AM ET Associated Press Finland’s Sami Valimaki overcame difficult conditions to win the Oman Open on Sunday after beating South African Brandon Stone in a playoff in the third edition of the European Tour event. Valimaki and Stone finished joint top on 13-under 275 after both shot 2-under 70s in the final round played
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1:57 AM ET Associated Press QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand — Australian Brad Kennedy shot a flawless final round 63 on Sunday to overtake compatriot Lucas Herbert and win the New Zealand Open for the second time. The 45-year-old Queenslander hit the front for the first time at the 14th hole, then showed icy nerves to hold
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8:00 PM ET Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. — Brett Quigley shot a 5-under 68 on Saturday in the Cologuard Classic to open a three-stroke lead in his bid to win for the second time in his first four PGA Tour Champions starts. Fred Couples was second after a 66. The 60-year-old Hall of Famer won
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