By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Golf has been looking for the next big star the past five years, and Rory McIlroy is the most obvious candidate.
If the PGA Tour really wanted to put a positive spin on the playoffs, it could claim that three of the four FedExCup champions were voted player of the year. That would be accurate, although it would require an asterisk.
23 Aug 2011 - 9:43pm - 0 Comments
Luke Donald has no trouble finding more targets now that the majors have eluded him for yet another year. When England's world No. 1 starts the FedExCup playoffs this week at The Barclays, he will be out to make up for being edged out by Jim Furyk last year.
23 Aug 2011 - 7:16pm - 0 Comments
J.B. Holmes withdrew from The Barclays on Monday as he prepares to have brain surgery that will force him to miss the rest of the season.
22 Aug 2011 - 5:42pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods is thinking about adding another PGA Tour event to his schedule.
22 Aug 2011 - 4:09pm - 0 Comments
A former Wake Forest player claimed his first PGA Tour victory by holding off a late-charging, ex-Florida State standout. Not far behind was a former North Carolina State player. They helped turn the Wyndham Championship into a de facto Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
22 Aug 2011 - 1:20pm - 0 Comments
The PGA Tour gets Rory McIlroy. The European Tour might be getting Dustin Johnson.
21 Aug 2011 - 9:51pm - 0 Comments
Webb Simpson grew up in North Carolina, and his favorite memory of the Wyndham Championship was caddying for Neal Lancaster as a teenager during a pro-am. That might change now that he's won the tournament.
21 Aug 2011 - 6:27pm - 0 Comments
Even during a rough start, Webb Simpson never lost his cool. He was rewarded with one of the hottest stretches of his young career. It put the local favorite in position for his first PGA Tour win.
20 Aug 2011 - 7:24pm - 0 Comments
Tommy Gainey is struggling with his tee shots. He's having a tough time with his irons. He's fighting a nagging wrist injury. And he's got one of the best two-round scores in Wyndham Championship history.
19 Aug 2011 - 7:05pm - 0 Comments
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy still hasn't figured out his 2012 schedule when he takes up PGA Tour membership, although it doesn't sound as though he's going to play the bare minimum tournaments required.
19 Aug 2011 - 5:57pm - 0 Comments
Mike Weir’s season has ended because of elbow surgery. The Canadian left-hander underwent surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right elbow on Thursday. With a recovery period of three to six months, he’s not expected back on the PGA Tour until 2012.
19 Aug 2011 - 5:28pm - 0 Comments
If Jeff Quinney keeps this up, he might soon have a new PGA Tour card -- and a spot in the FedExCup playoffs. Quinney and Tommy Gainey shot 7-under 63s on Thursday to share the lead after one round in the Wyndham Championship.
18 Aug 2011 - 7:40pm - 0 Comments
U.S. Captain Fred Couples wants Tiger Woods on the Presidents Cup team, provided Woods plays tournaments before he shows up at the Australian Open a week before the matches.
18 Aug 2011 - 1:32pm - 0 Comments
Jason Dufner went from a devastating playoff loss at the PGA Championship to the next stop on the PGA Tour, but not before a brief detour for some group therapy. A big group.
17 Aug 2011 - 6:14pm - 0 Comments
The Wyndham Championship has attracted one of its best fields, partly out of desperation from some players. The final tournament before the start of the PGA Tour’s playoffs offers one last chance for players to climb the FedExCup rankings and claim a spot in The Barclays.
17 Aug 2011 - 5:47pm - 0 Comments
The kid standing behind 15-year-old Tiger Woods on the tee at Torrey Pines was two years older and already a hotshot himself on Southern California’s rough-and-tumble amateur golf circuit the first time he saw the look.
16 Aug 2011 - 6:43pm - 4 Comments
PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley moved up from 108th to 29th in the Official World Golf Ranking -- and joins the list of those now ahead of Tiger Woods.
15 Aug 2011 - 1:56pm - 3 Comments
The decline and fall of Tiger Woods has come to this -- he doesn’t even qualify for the next World Golf Championship event as things stand now.
14 Aug 2011 - 5:56pm - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy was left with bitter memories of one hole in particular as he shot 74 on Sunday in what is likely to be his last round in the United States for more than six months.
14 Aug 2011 - 5:23pm - 0 Comments
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