Golf

January 19, 2019 - 6:05 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko shot 30 on the front nine to catch the leaders and stayed bogey-free Saturday for a 5-under 66 to share the lead with Eun-Hee Ji going into the final round of the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Ji also shot 66 at Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons...
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Shane Lowry of Ireland holds the trophy after winning the final round of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, January 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
January 19, 2019 - 1:31 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shane Lowry made birdie on the last hole to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the Abu Dhabi Championship. If only it were that simple. His three-shot lead to start the final round Saturday was gone in three holes. When he walked off the 11th green with his...
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Shane Lowry of Ireland follows his ball on the 18th hole in round three of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
January 18, 2019 - 9:43 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shane Lowry kept up his brilliant scoring on the par-3 holes at the Abu Dhabi Championship in shooting a 5-under 67 in the third round to extend his lead to three strokes on Friday. For the third straight day, the Irishman made birdie on the each of the short...
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Phil Mickelson heads off the green after shooting 12-under-par 60 in the first round of the Desert Classic golf tournament at La Quinta Country Club on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
January 17, 2019 - 8:43 pm
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson still feels as young as ever. He still plays that way, too. Mickelson began his 27th full season as a pro Thursday by flirting with one of the few feats he hasn't accomplished — golf's magic number. The 48-year-old left-hander still shot a 12-under 60 in the...
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January 17, 2019 - 4:48 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — No one was entirely sure what to expect from the first LPGA Tour event of the year — least of all Stacy Lewis. Nearly three months after Lewis became a mother, and six months after she last played on tour, she opened with seven birdies on Thursday for a 5-under 66 that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Tiger Woods laughs during a news conference after finishing on the north course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the pro-am event at the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament, in San Diego. Woods is starting another year at Torrey Pines, this time with higher expectations. Woods announced Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, that he will play in the Farmers Insurance Open next week. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
January 16, 2019 - 1:52 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods is starting another year at Torrey Pines, this time with higher expectations. Woods announced Wednesday that he will play in the Farmers Insurance Open next week. He has won the tournament seven times, and Torrey Pines is where he won the U.S. Open in 2008. Woods tied...
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Matt Kuchar celebrates winning the Sony Open PGA Tour golf event, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 14, 2019 - 12:02 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Matt Kuchar didn't have the start he wanted Sunday in the Sony Open, not with three bogeys in five holes after making just one through three rounds. The finish was better than he could have imagined. Kuchar seized control late in the round with back-to-back birdie putts, the second...
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Matt Kuchar reacts to making a birdie putt on the first green during the third round of the Sony Open golf tournament Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 13, 2019 - 12:44 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Matt Kuchar made it look easy Saturday in the Sony Open. With no bogeys on his card, it even felt easy to him. Beneath that cap is plenty of gray hair. Beneath that smile, he knows better. "Listen, the game of golf is not easy," Kuchar said after a 4-under 66 to take a two-shot lead...
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Matt Kuchar putts on the 13th green during the second round of the Sony Open PGA Tour golf event, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 11, 2019 - 10:44 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The easygoing vibe in Hawaii is a perfect fit for Matt Kuchar, who spends as much as a month at a time on the islands when his schedule allows. The Sony Open is more about work than play, and he's having just as much fun. Kuchar ran off four birdies in five holes to start his second...
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Adam Svensson chips onto the 18th green during the first round of the Sony Ope golf tournament Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 10, 2019 - 11:55 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Ocean views along the golf course seem to suit Adam Svensson of Canada. A year after his victory in the Bahamas that paved his way to the PGA Tour, Svensson capped off a rookie round to remember Thursday with a 10-foot birdie putt on his final hole for a 9-under 61 and a one-shot...
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