Golf

10:36 PM ET Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawai’i — Gary Woodland chipped in for the first of five consecutive birdies on the back nine Friday on his way to another 6-under 67 that gave him a three-shot lead going into the weekend at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Just about everyone in the winners-only field at
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10:17 PM ET Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawaii — Kevin Tway returned to Kapalua a lot older, taller and better, and made his Sentry Tournament of Champions debut with a 7-under 66 to build a one-shot lead Thursday after the first round of the new year. Tway last came to this idyllic resort on the west
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10:26 PM ET Kevin Na withdrew from the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, before his scheduled tee time Thursday because of a fractured bone in his right pinkie finger. Na told the Golf Channel that he injured the finger last week and estimated he would miss about four weeks. He was in the
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5:19 PM ET Mike Davis, the chief setup person for U.S. Open courses since 2005, is relinquishing those duties voluntarily to focus on his responsibilities as the USGA’s chief executive officer. The move, Davis said, has been under consideration for several years and is not in response to several recent controversies at the U.S. Open,
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9:35 PM ET Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawaii — Patrick Reed, who says he can’t please everybody, is sure going to try when he hosts the dinner for Masters champions in April. His menu starts with ribeye steaks, macaroni and cheese, creamed spinach and creamed corn. But he wants options in case some Masters champions don’t
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4:20 PM ET Rory McIlroy‘s focus for 2019 is the United States. Specifically, the PGA Tour. That is why, for the first time, McIlroy is competing in this week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, an event he previously qualified for six times but skipped. And that is why McIlroy, who is from Northern Ireland,
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7:02 PM ET Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawaii — The PGA Tour might be taking another step toward connecting players with television viewers. Several years ago, it asked players in contention on the weekend to allow for TV interviews before their rounds, usually as they were arriving or leaving the practice range. Now the tour is
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1:11 PM ET Throughout the back issues that kept Tiger Woods from competing for the better part of two years, caddie Joe LaCava waited for him to return — forgoing opportunities to work for other players. The question seems preposterous, given how far Tiger Woods had fallen. It won’t be easy, but it’s not impossible,
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9:05 AM ET Birthdays have not served as great benchmarks of late for Tiger Woods, especially as he passed into that “twilight” area of his career where the days grow shorter and the opportunities more fleeting. Athletes in their 40s already face long odds of success, and Woods’ plight has been made all the more
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6:14 PM ET The agent for Tiger Woods called the golfer’s match in Las Vegas last month against Phil Mickelson a success, but denied any deal is in place to have subsequent big-money encounters — although he expects discussions to take place early in 2019. Golf Digest reported that Turner Sports had signed a three-year
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10:45 PM ET Tiger Woods will not begin the new year in Hawaii after all. After considerable speculation that he might play the Sentry Tournament of Champions for the first time since 2005, sources said Woods has elected to forego the tournament he qualified for by winning the Tour Championship in September. Francesco Molinari said
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6:20 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Francesco Molinari says he may not play in Europe until the 19th-ranked Italian defends his British Open title in July. The lure of the US PGA Tour and changes made to the European Tour calendar will combine to leave the London-based golfer short of available dates to compete
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12:49 PM ET Associated Press Don’t be surprised to hear these words at the Sony Open: “Now on the tee, from Slovakia, Rory Sabbatini.” The South African-born Sabbatini last week became an official citizen of Slovakia, according to Slovak newspapers SME and Novy Cas. Sabbatini’s wife, Martina Stofanikova, is from Slovakia. Rory Sabbatini might be
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4:53 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print LONDON — Europe captain Thomas Bjorn has lived up to his promise to tattoo the team’s winning Ryder Cup score on his bottom. Bjorn made the promise at a news conference before the event in September in France, where Europe was the underdog
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6:46 PM ET Michael Jordan came in at No. 4 on Forbes’ annual list of America’s wealthiest celebrities, with a net worth estimated at $1.7 billion through a sneaker fortune and a 90 percent stake in the Charlotte Hornets. Tiger Woods was tied at No. 9, with an $800 million net worth, according to the
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5:38 PM ET Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Davis Love III and Dru Love closed with a 16-under 56 in a scramble format to set two tournament records and win the PNC Father/Son Challenge by three shots Sunday. Team Love shot 27 on the front nine at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, took the lead with
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8:02 AM ET JAKARTA — Justin Rose failed to reclaim the world no. 1 ranking after a final round meltdown at the Indonesian Masters on Sunday as Thai Poom Saksansin claimed the title for the second time with a three-shot victory. Rose’s title defence was effectively ended by a third-round 71 but, starting the day
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10:20 AM ET David Lipsky secured just his second European Tour title with victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championships in South Africa. The American hit a dominant 68 in the final round at the Leopard Creek Country Club to finish on -14, two shots clear of Scotland’s David Drysdale. His compatriot and the overnight leader
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