PGA Tour

NAPLES, Fla. – Brandt Snedeker had to withdraw from the Bridgestone Open in Japan because of a stomach ailment, and he went home to Tennessee to get it checked out, which caused him to miss the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.
Bad bounce reduces McDowell's lead to one heading into final round
The consolation for Graeme McDowell is he still has the lead at the Players Championship.
15 May 2011 - 11:33am - 0 Comments
'Spectacular' McIlroy should win majors, says Schwartzel
Don’t worry about Rory McIlroy, there are major titles coming his way. That is the message from South African Charl Schwartzel, the player who last month took the Masters title many thought was destined for the 22-year-old from Northern Ireland.
14 May 2011 - 10:32pm - 0 Comments
Players Championship Notebook: Poulter's speedy end to slow day
Ian Poulter sprinted from the 17th tee to the famed island green, pulled the flag stick and lined up his putt.
14 May 2011 - 9:26pm - 0 Comments
McDowell and Watney lead after rain- shortened Saturday at TPC Sawgrass
Players spent more time in the clubhouse than the golf course Saturday at the Players Championship, a rain-shortened day that left enough time for some high entertainment. Martin Kaymer made four straight birdie putts that traveled a combined 71 inches.
14 May 2011 - 8:32pm - 0 Comments
O'Meara extends offer to pal Woods to 'come hang out with me' for a while
Mark O'Meara believes it would do Tiger Woods good to chill out with him. The 54-year-old was one of Woods' closest confidants when he first turned professional, but now plays most of his golf on the Champions Tour.
14 May 2011 - 12:56am - 0 Comments
Players Championship Notebook: Wilson misses cut after costly penalty
With his ball nestled near a tree on the par-4 fifth at TPC Sawgrass, Mark Wilson decided to turn around and hit a left-handed chip shot. It ended up being a costly mistake.
13 May 2011 - 9:14pm - 0 Comments
Toms quits trying for perfect, takes lead at Players by being near perfect
David Toms has gone five years without winning, and 10 years since his lone major at the 2001 PGA Championship. Now he has to fend off a host of players who have won big events a lot more recently.
13 May 2011 - 6:39pm - 0 Comments
Watney leads Players after hot start, Woods exits early with injured leg
Phil Mickelson hit a shot onto the green and it rolled into the water. Ben Crane hit a shot over an island and it wound up on dry land. Tiger Woods played the shortest tournament of his career.
12 May 2011 - 6:44pm - 0 Comments
Players Championship Notebook: Crane benefits from lucky bounces
Ben Crane plucked his ball out of the cup at the famed 17th, smiling the whole time, and then heaved it into the gallery. It certainly was a lucky souvenir. A battered and scuffed one, too.
12 May 2011 - 6:28pm - 0 Comments
Woods withdraws from Players after nine holes, future remains in doubt
Tiger Woods limped off the golf course and into a future that is murkier than ever Thursday when he withdrew with leg injuries after his worst nine holes at the Players Championship. “I’m having a hard time walking,” he said.
12 May 2011 - 10:50am - 12 Comments
Players Championship Notebook: Miller tries to come to Woods' defense
This time, Johnny Miller came to Tiger Woods’ defense. At least he tried.
11 May 2011 - 7:16pm - 0 Comments
17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is an island unto itself at Players Championship
The Players Championship has all the ingredients of the fifth-biggest tournament in golf.
11 May 2011 - 6:53pm - 0 Comments
Woods and Mickelson both admired Ballesteros' shotmaking creativity
Seve Ballesteros was considered a genius for inventing shots, usually after he found himself in trouble off the fairway. On the eve of the great Spaniard’s funeral, he was remembered by a player who could at times relate.
11 May 2011 - 12:52am - 0 Comments
Woods feeling better, but unsure how knee will hold up to full tournament
Tiger Woods heard a series of shutters from a spectator’s camera and stopped his swing at the last minute, knees flexed, club shaft parallel to the ground, holding his pose until he could regain his balance.
10 May 2011 - 6:46pm - 3 Comments
Fast-rising Italian star Manassero on fast track but with time on his side
Matteo Manassero was always looking for a game, even when he was 4. And even when Seve Ballesteros was in town.
10 May 2011 - 6:23pm - 0 Comments
Mickelson says winning Players more satisfying than being No. 1 in ranking
Phil Mickelson gave the Players Championship -- golf's richest event -- his seal of approval on Tuesday and said the absence of Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy didn’t change his view of it.
10 May 2011 - 6:18pm - 0 Comments
Harrington looks to avoid controversy regarding rules at TPC Sawgrass
Padraig Harrington must be wondering what else could possibly happen to him as he prepares for golf's richest event -- the $9.5 million Players Championship this week.
10 May 2011 - 6:15pm - 1 Comments
Clark back at Players, hoping to be able to defend title he won in 2010
Tim Clark will be at the TPC Sawgrass this week for the Players Championship, where last year he captured his first PGA Tour victory with the greatest 36-hole comeback in tournament history. Whether he plays golf remains the question.
10 May 2011 - 1:24am - 0 Comments
PGA Tour Notebook: Debate flares over which event is 'fifth major'
The European Tour sent out a news release on Lee Westwood, the No. 1 player in the world, hopeful of capturing what he considers to be the fifth major. That would be the BMW PGA Championship in England later this month, not the Players Championship, which Westwood is skipping.
9 May 2011 - 8:35pm - 0 Comments