PGA Tour

AKRON, Ohio – The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind.    McIlroy had plenty of fun with golf's oldest trophy after his win in the British Open.
Kirk claims his first victory at Viking Classic, over Pernice and McNeill
After a tap-in putt for a one-stroke victory at the Viking Classic, Chris Kirk picked up his ball, gave a nearly indiscernible fist pump and strode off the course like a man who's done it a hundred times. Not exactly what you'd expect from a first-time PGA Tour winner.
17 Jul 2011 - 6:41pm - 0 Comments
Rookie Kirk leads Viking Classic by one after four straight back-nine birds
As the birdies mounted during Saturday's third round of the Viking Classic, it looked as if Chris Kirk could do just about anything he wanted at Annandale Golf Club. Golf isn't supposed to be this easy. But the 26-year-old PGA Tour rookie sure made it look that way.
16 Jul 2011 - 10:14pm - 0 Comments
Woods can still break Nicklaus' record of 18 majors, says ex-coach Haney
Tiger Woods' ex-swing coach believes the former No. 1 player can win the five majors he needs to pass Jack Nicklaus' record of 18. Hank Haney says it's just a matter of Woods getting healthy.
16 Jul 2011 - 7:33pm - 0 Comments
Matteson and McNeill tied for Viking Classic lead as storms halt Round 2
For nearly four hours, Troy Matteson tried to figure out ways to kill time in the clubhouse as thunderstorms rolled across Annandale Golf Club. He watched a little television. Swapped stories with other golfers. Counted the minutes as they slowly ticked off the clock.
15 Jul 2011 - 8:46pm - 0 Comments
Six players tied atop Viking Classic, scoring as hot as summer weather
Tim Petrovic has finally found a way to beat Mississippi's suffocating July heat without the help of air conditioning, sweet tea or a swimming pool. He's doing it by playing good golf.
14 Jul 2011 - 9:14pm - 0 Comments
Windy test awaits world's best at Open Championship
SANDWICH, England (AP) -- Steve Stricker can appreciate better than most how the Open Championship is unlike any other major.
14 Jul 2011 - 8:43am - 0 Comments
Young players see big opportunity to break through at Viking Classic
The Viking Classic field doesn't often have a lot of easily recognizable names. For golfers like Alex Rocha, that's not a bad thing at all.
13 Jul 2011 - 7:28pm - 0 Comments
Ogilvy trying to shake off midseason rust with playoffs coming up fast
Halfway through the PGA Tour season, part of Geoff Ogilvy feels as though he's just getting started.
11 Jul 2011 - 12:25am - 0 Comments
Stricker wins Deere Classic for third straight year in dramatic fashion
Steve Stricker's third straight victory in the John Deere Classic certainly was the most challenging -- and by far the most dramatic. With nine holes to play, Stricker led by five strokes. With two holes left, he was two shots down.
10 Jul 2011 - 6:26pm - 0 Comments
Stricker owns two-shot lead in Deere Classic, one day away from threepeat
Steve Stricker stood in the bunker left of the first fairway, eyed his ball in the rough on the edge of the trap, then looked at the flag 122 yards away. If it felt like he'd been in that position before, well, that's because he had.
9 Jul 2011 - 6:19pm - 0 Comments
PGA Tour Notebook: Furyk without answers as he's mired in big slump
Once the model of consistency even when he wasn't winning as much as he thought he should, Jim Furyk is now in the midst of his worst slump in 16 years.
9 Jul 2011 - 6:03pm - 0 Comments
Reavie shoots 62 to lead John Deere Classic by two shots over Stricker
For Chez Reavie, the mental aspect of overcoming knee surgery was tougher than the physical work of rehabilitation. He didn't get comfortable on the golf course again until he stopped thinking about his rebuilt right knee.
8 Jul 2011 - 8:43pm - 0 Comments
Late run of birdies sends Blanks to one-shot lead at John Deere Classic
His putting was miserable, he was missing cuts and every round was turning into a struggle. Kris Blanks knew he was better than that so he made a change, focusing on the part of his game that was causing the most grief. He had to do something about his putting.
7 Jul 2011 - 8:40pm - 0 Comments
Red-hot Stricker shooting for third straight John Deere Classic title
On just about any other day, Steve Stricker's 60 in the opening round of last year's John Deere Classic would have left him comfortably ahead and soaking in the adulation.
6 Jul 2011 - 5:41pm - 0 Comments
Oosthuizen happy to be playing in John Deere Classic week before Open
British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen says it "makes sense" for him to play in the United States this week, even with his title defense looming.
6 Jul 2011 - 5:27pm - 0 Comments
Watson's bad week in France offers big lesson about fame, foreign tours
Bubba Watson's big adventure to Paris wasn't a complete disaster.
5 Jul 2011 - 11:30pm - 0 Comments
Player agrees to be honorary starter at Masters, joining Palmer and Nicklaus
The original “Big Three” will be together again on the first tee at Augusta National next year.
5 Jul 2011 - 6:20pm - 0 Comments
Watney moving in right direction to top of list of rising American stars
Before going into the final round of the AT&T National with a share of the lead, Nick Watney checked in with his swing coach, Butch Harmon. Neither of them had much to say. It was handled in a short text message.
4 Jul 2011 - 6:48pm - 0 Comments
Watney pulls away at AT&T National, gets his second win of 2011 season
Never mind that Nick Watney was the highest-ranked player at the AT&T National, or that he won a World Golf Championship in March. Stepping to the first tee Sunday in a tie for the lead at the AT&T National, he had reason to feel overlooked.
3 Jul 2011 - 6:20pm - 0 Comments