GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Troy Merritt walked to the final tee with a three-shot lead and slapped hands with fans on both sides of the ropes, knowing he had all but wrapped up his first PGA Tour title.
Matt Kuchar returns to The Olympic Club in June for the U.S. Open, where in 1998 he tied for 14th. Kuchar turned 20 during the final round, so it would seem a return to Olympic would bring back warm memories. Then again, this is the U.S. Open.
25 Apr 2012 - 12:32am - 0 Comments
Masters champion Bubba Watson returned home from a media tour in New York two weeks ago and hung his Green Jacket in the closet. He hasn't seen it since.
24 Apr 2012 - 7:27pm - 0 Comments
Former British Open winner Ben Curtis ended a six-year wait for a PGA Tour victory on Sunday at the Valero Texas Open, and in the process vaulted almost 130 spots in the latest edition of the Official World Golf Ranking. But Lee Westwood won the Indonesian Masters for the second straight
23 Apr 2012 - 12:48pm - 0 Comments
Six years later, Ben Curtis is a PGA Tour champion again.
22 Apr 2012 - 6:37pm - 0 Comments
Ben Curtis is still ahead at the Valero Texas Open, leaving him just one round from his first PGA Tour victory since 2006 in what has been his most humbling year as a pro. But a pack of mostly non-winners could make redemption difficult.
21 Apr 2012 - 7:43pm - 0 Comments
Ben Curtis can't pick his schedule like the old days. The former British Open champion, whose status has sunk near the lowest on the PGA Tour, now waits for the phone to ring to find out whether tournaments can squeeze him in.
20 Apr 2012 - 10:13pm - 0 Comments
Matt Every arrived at the Valero Texas Open having sworn off instructors, proudly cutting practices short and cringing at the sight of other players endlessly tweaking their swings. His reward was a course record at a PGA Tour stop.
19 Apr 2012 - 8:42pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods' swing coach says criticism of his client is getting out of hand.
19 Apr 2012 - 5:56pm - 8 Comments
That other Watson to win at Augusta National -- Tom Watson -- heard something on the eve of the Masters that impressed him about Bubba Watson. It was the sound of the ball coming off his wedge.
18 Apr 2012 - 8:32pm - 0 Comments
Carl Pettersson was runner-up at both the Sony Open and Shell Houston Open before he cashed in last week with a win at Hilton Head. Three high finishes would be enough to put him at No. 10 in the European Ryder Cup standings, except for one small problem.
18 Apr 2012 - 8:23pm - 0 Comments
Remembering the Alamo at the Valero Texas Open is easy, thanks to the giant photo backdrop behind the 18th tee. The turnout, on the other hand, is somewhat forgettable.
18 Apr 2012 - 7:27pm - 0 Comments
Indianapolis golf fans are going all in for this year's BMW Championship.
17 Apr 2012 - 6:17pm - 0 Comments
Masters champion Bubba Watson has withdrawn from the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. Watson told tournament officials Tuesday that he needs to spend time with his family after the tournament in New Orleans next week, where he will defend his title.
17 Apr 2012 - 4:23pm - 0 Comments
Luke Donald said he has proven he's among the world's best, even if he won't have the No. 1 ranking to prove it.
16 Apr 2012 - 12:45pm - 0 Comments
Save the fitness trailer for the rest of the PGA Tour, Carl Petterson knows he's fine the way he is.
15 Apr 2012 - 6:16pm - 0 Comments
Carl Pettersson couldn't have had a better time with Colt Knost at the RBC Heritage. He hopes to have as much fun when the two play again on Sunday.
14 Apr 2012 - 6:29pm - 0 Comments
Colt Knost believes he's finally ready to succeed on the PGA Tour, no matter how much work he's got ahead at the RBC Heritage.
13 Apr 2012 - 7:32pm - 0 Comments
Chad Campbell used a fast start, and Vaughn Taylor and Colt Knost had strong finishes to share the first-round lead at 4-under 67 in the RBC Heritage on Thursday.
12 Apr 2012 - 7:31pm - 0 Comments
Matt Kuchar wasn't smiling much Sunday night after his near miss at the Masters last week.
11 Apr 2012 - 6:17pm - 0 Comments
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