Jordan Spieth’s game hasn’t been as sharp as he’d like lately, but there is something about the Travelers that just fits his eye. The defending champ opened with 63 to tie Zach Johnson for the lead. Spieth even holed out from the bunker — again. This one was for eagle at No. 6. “They got
2:48 PM ET ESPN staff Tommy Fleetwood was one of many who failed to cope with blustery conditions at the BMW International Open as Sebastien Gros carded a 68 to take an early lead It was a difficult day in Germany with more than three quarters of the field being over par and not a
10:55 PM ET Associated Press SEASIDE, Calif. — Ryan Vermeer won the PGA Professional Championship on Wednesday, overcoming front-nine problems to top the 20 qualifiers for the PGA Championship. Phil Mickelson, after taking “a few days to calm down,” said he’s “embarrassed and disappointed” after hitting a moving ball on the green during the U.S.
1:57 PM ET Four days after hitting a moving ball at the U.S. Open, which cost him a two-stroke penalty and ignited a firestorm of criticism over his handling of the situation, Phil Mickelson on Wednesday apologized for his actions. “I know this should’ve come sooner, but it’s taken me a few days to calm
9:37 PM ET Australian golfing great Peter Thomson has died after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. The five-time British Open champion had been fighting the disease for the past four years. Based in Melbourne, Thomson was 88. Thomson died at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday morning. He is survived by his wife Mary,
5:01 PM ET CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth already was frustrated by missing the U.S. Open cut by 1 shot. Seeing what happened Saturday, when scores ballooned at Shinnecock Hills in the afternoon and allowed players well back at the start of the day to move into contention, only made it worse. After opening with
10:35 AM ET Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — The PGA Tour is putting Minnesota on its schedule for the first time under an agreement that elevates a PGA Tour Champions event. The 3M Open Fund will start its seven-year deal next summer. The 2019 dates for the 3M Open will not be announced until
10:41 PM ET Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — One was about power. The other was about patience. Brooks Koepka has a game for the U.S. Open no matter the course, no matter the test, no matter the circumstances. He never lost hope when he began his title defense with a 75 and was 7-over par
10:34 PM ET SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Bob Koepka grew up playing baseball and basketball, and he was a good enough pitcher to earn his spot in a college rotation at West Virginia Wesleyan. He knew what an athlete looked like back then, and he sure knew what separated a real sport from an activity or
Jun 17, 2018 SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — History will look at Brooks Koepka and note that he won the same major championship two years in a row. The only similarity in victories between last year and this year is that the name of the courses had the word “Hills” in it. Because, in truth, the U.S.
5:45 PM ET SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Phil Mickelson caused quite the stir in Saturday’s third round of the U.S. Open, putting a ball that was still in motion on the 13th green. Mickelson was penalized two shots and posted a 10, but the trouble it caused — some people called for Mickelson to be disqualified
10:08 PM ET SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — If you hated seeing players putt the ball off the green Saturday at the U.S. Open, if you’re still mad that some of the approach shots they hit looked like they should have been close but instead ran into bunkers, I have a heartfelt message for you: Watch the
3:37 PM ET SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – In an apparent act of frustration, Phil Mickelson chased after his moving ball on the 13th green Saturday at Shinnecock Hills and struck it before it could get farther from the hole. Doing so is a breach of Rule 14.5 which prohibits a player from hitting a moving ball.
10:20 PM ET Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Shinnecock Hills is no longer the only challenge at this U.S. Open. On a course that can cause problems in any weather, where triple bogeys or worse have been recorded on all but six holes, perhaps the most daunting prospect going into the weekend is Dustin Johnson
4:11 PM ET SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Last month, on the Italian island of Capri, a tour guide named Sasa approached an American visitor wearing an Augusta National cap. Sasa had never heard of the iconic site of the Masters, had never played 18 holes, and had referred to a golf course as a golf “field.”
12:54 AM ET ESPN News Services SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — The U.S. Open lived up to its reputation in the return to Shinnecock Hills. So did Dustin Johnson. The odds might not be in Dustin Johnson’s favor, but at least he’s in a good spot. The rest of the top 10? They are going to have
2:23 PM ET SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Scott Gregory found a dubious way to enter U.S. Open lore on Thursday, becoming the first player in 16 years to shoot 90 or above during the first round of the tournament. Gregory, 23, from Portsmouth, England, shot 92 at Shinnecock Hills, with two triple-bogeys, three double-bogeys, 10 bogeys
6:08 PM ET Associated Press INDIO, Calif. — PGA of America President Paul Levy is facing a misdemeanor DUI charge after veering off a road in California and hitting a sign last week. The PGA of America says it will support Levy as he seeks counseling and deals with the consequences of his arrest. Palm