RENO, Nev. – The 16th edition of Reno's PGA Tour event has a new sponsor, a new name, no defending champ and a modified Stableford scoring format that encourages aggressive play up and down the edge of the Sierra Nevada. D
By winning the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship on Sunday, Hunter Mahan prevented Rory McIlroy from taking over as world No. 1. McIlroy, who lost to Mahan by 2&1 in the final, needed to win the tournament to oust reigning No. 1 Luke Donald.
27 Feb 2012 - 1:21pm - 0 Comments
Hunter Mahan made three equipment changes over the last few weeks, one of which proved critical for him in winning the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship on Sunday. He put a new shaft in his driver to slightly reduce spin. He put in a new 3-wood. And he changed putters.
26 Feb 2012 - 9:48pm - 0 Comments
Robert Allenby figured he played "like a rookie" on the final hole of regulation in the Mayakoba Golf Classic. John Huh then showed that he's no ordinary rookie.
26 Feb 2012 - 7:31pm - 0 Comments
Even as Hunter Mahan motored his way through the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship by beating one tough opponent after another, he had reason to feel he was just along for the ride in the final match Sunday afternoon.
26 Feb 2012 - 6:00pm - 0 Comments
In a performance worthy of a No. 1 player, Rory McIlroy made seven birdies in a 10-hole stretch Sunday to roar past Lee Westwood and into the final of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
26 Feb 2012 - 1:34pm - 0 Comments
Daniel Summerhays shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Chris Stroud in the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
25 Feb 2012 - 7:21pm - 0 Comments
A dull day in the desert ended with high anticipation Saturday when Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood won their matches, setting up a semifinal showdown in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. At stake for the winner -- a chance to go to No. 1 in the world.
25 Feb 2012 - 7:02pm - 1 Comments
Daniel Summerhays birdied the final hole Friday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the second-round lead with Will Claxton and Greg Owen in the wind-swept Mayakoba Golf Classic.
24 Feb 2012 - 7:57pm - 0 Comments
Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy suddenly have more at stake than the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
24 Feb 2012 - 7:34pm - 0 Comments
Will Claxton shot a 5-under 66 in windy conditions Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
23 Feb 2012 - 7:10pm - 0 Comments
The roar resonated across Dove Mountain from fans packed around the 18th green as Tiger Woods, needing a birdie on the last hole to stay in his match, hit a shot that dropped out of the Arizona sky and landed 5 feet from the hole. That was followed by silence.
23 Feb 2012 - 6:20pm - 0 Comments
Johnson Wagner is having too much fun defending his title in the Mayakoba Golf Classic to worry about missing out on the World Golf Championships event this week in Arizona.
23 Feb 2012 - 12:30am - 0 Comments
Ernie Els beat top-ranked Luke Donald 5 and 4 on Wednesday in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, giving No. 2 Rory McIlroy and No. 3 Lee Westwood an opening to take the No. 1 spot with a tournament victory. McIlroy edged George Coetzee 2 up.
23 Feb 2012 - 12:24am - 0 Comments
Luke Donald won't be playing the 18th hole at Dove Mountain this year, either.
22 Feb 2012 - 3:43pm - 0 Comments
The PGA Tour is keeping the FedExCup for at least five more years with a significant sponsorship renewal.
22 Feb 2012 - 10:59am - 0 Comments
George Coetzee of South Africa, the last one into the 64-man field at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, is making his American debut at Dove Mountain -- at least as a professional.
21 Feb 2012 - 7:08pm - 0 Comments
Keegan Bradley watched a replay of the Northern Trust Open, where he holed a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole to get into a playoff with Phil Mickelson and Bill Haas, who eventually won on the second extra hole.
21 Feb 2012 - 6:55pm - 1 Comments
Tiger Woods must be mellowing with age.
21 Feb 2012 - 5:38pm - 0 Comments
Bill Haas played alongside Phil Mickelson in what seemed like a one-sided affair outside the ropes, where chants of “Phil” chased after them in the cool air of the Pacific Ocean. This was a year ago at Torrey Pines.
20 Feb 2012 - 7:20pm - 0 Comments
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