FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jordan Spieth's 19-foot birdie on his final hole gave him a 6-under-par 64 and a four-way share of the first-round lead at the rain-delayed Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Thursday.
Former event champion Boo Weekley, along with Kevin Na and Ryo Ishikawa, also shot 64.
Spieth has been the focal point all week leading ...Read more
Recent drought-busting rains in North Texas have filled reservoirs, rivers and lakes to capacity and beyond. Soggy ground conditions rule most local landscapes.
Maintenance crews at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial are working long hours to make the layout for this week's PGA Tour event in Fort Worth, Texas an exception to that rule. ...Read more
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy overwhelmed the field and became the first two-time champion of the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday at Quail Hollow Club.
McIlroy shot a 3-under 69 Sunday for a tournament record-breaking 21-under total. That was seven shots better than Charlotte's Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers, who tied for second at 14 under.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Rory McIlroy knocked in an 8-foot putt for birdie on the par-3 13th hole at Quail Hollow Club on Saturday, he allowed an enticing thought to enter his head.
"Fifty-nine was in my mind," he said.
At that point, McIlroy was 8-under par, rolling in just about everything and well on his way toward the best round in Wells ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Webb Simpson has managed to fit a few rounds of golf in between birthday parties this week. So far, so good.
Simpson, whose home is next to the seventh tee at Quail Hollow Club, is tied with first-round leader Robert Streb for the second-round lead at the Wells Fargo Championship.
It would have been a busy week for Simpson ...Read more
There are some older guys keeping wary eyes on the PGA Tour's crop of new young stars.
The Wells Fargo Championship has its share of both this week at Quail Hollow Club. One of the young phenoms -- Patrick Reed, 24 -- is tied for second behind Robert Streb after Thursday's first round.
One of the veterans, Charlotte-resident Webb Simpson, a ...Read more
A golfer's relationship with a golf course can be complicated.
Take Phil Mickelson, who, after missing the cut at The Players Championship last week, wondered aloud how he had ever won at TPC Sawgrass before.
Mickelson is having similar thoughts at the Wells Fargo Championship, which begins at Quail Hollow Club on Thursday.
Only this time ...Read more
Webb Simpson is all in with his new, standard-length putter.
He'd better be. His old putter is permanently out of commission, on display -- in two pieces -- in the trophy case of his home course at Quail Hollow Club.
That's because long anchor putters such as the one Simpson used to win the U.S. Open and three other PGA Tour events, will be ...Read more
Rory: King of PetlaJennifer Zartman
Rory Anderson, an epic-nerd on an ordinary science field trip, is pulled through a portal into Zed, a place outside of time. His perception of reality shifts, and the King of the Fountain of Life commissions him as an ambassador to Petla, a place in another galaxy. He arrives wearing the ...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Already firmly established as the world's best golfer, Rory McIlroy achieved a rare feat in winning his 17th professional title Sunday, a day before his 26th birthday.
McIlroy captured the WGC-Cadillac Match Play at TPC-Harding Park, his first victory in California, by winning three matches in one day to pocket the $1.57 ...Read more
IRVING, Texas -- The meteoric rise of a teen phenom is nothing new in women's professional sports, including the LPGA Tour.
But the defining digits for Lydia Ko, 18, are on a different level than those posted by rising stars from yesteryear as the world's top-ranked female golfer prepares to make her debut in a Dallas-Fort Worth tour stop.
Ko ...Read more
Tiger Woods won't play in next month's Wells Fargo Championship at Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club, a tournament spokesman confirmed Wednesday.
It's possible that a temporary date change for the tournament might have cost the tournament Woods. Normally played during the first week of May (this week), the tournament was moved back two weeks to ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--Rory McIlroy, the world's No. 1 golfer, drew three tough American opponents during group selection for the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship that begins Wednesday at TPC Harding Park.
In Monday morning's tiered blind draw, McIlroy's Group 1 was filled out by U.S. standouts Billy Horschel, Brandt Snedeker and Jason Dufner. ...Read more
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Jim Furyk fired an 8-under-par 63 -- the lowest score ever by a winner of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing -- then topped Kevin Kisner with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff to capture his second tartan jacket and his first PGA Tour title since 2010.
Kisner, seeking his first PGA Tour win, closed with a 7-...Read more
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- A day after toppling the Harbour Town Golf Links course record, journeyman Troy Merritt inched closer to his first PGA Tour title at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. A double bogey on the eighth hole was the only blemish on his round of 2-under-par 69. He is 14 under for the tournament.
And more importantly, the...Read more
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Troy Merritt saw the quality players on the leaderboard behind him and kept pushing for one more birdie, and then another.
When his final putt fell, a birdie on the 18th hole, Merritt learned for the first time that his 10-under-par 61 matched a course record at Harbour Town Golf Links. He is 12 under, good for a ...Read more
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Perhaps all you need to know about Graeme McDowell's tough year is that his best finish is a tie for 52nd last week at Augusta National Golf Club, a place he loves but a course that repels his game.
He needed a morsel, some motivation to keep his head down and stick to the process. He found a bright spot in a ...Read more
Tiger Woods apparently did not suffer a serious injury from his nasty encounter with a tree root at the Masters.
Hitting from pine straw on the ninth hole at Augusta National, Woods struck the root mid-swing and reacted with a noticeable wince.
"A bone kind of popped out and the joint kind of went out of place," he explained. "But I put it ...Read more
Nationally, CBS Sports' Sunday's final round coverage drew an 8.7 rating and an average audience of 14 million viewers.
The national numbers were up 26 percent from last year's disappointing final-round figures of a 6.9 rating and 11.1 million viewers on average.
The peak audience for this year's Masters was 17.7 million viewers from 6:30 p.m....Read more
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- On a day as gray as Hogan's sweater, Jordan Spieth reclaimed Augusta National for Texas, introduced America's next great hope and showed all the kids out there what guts look like.
He also won the 79th Masters on Sunday as thoroughly as it has ever been won, his final-round 70 tying Tiger Woods' tournament scoring record at 18-...Read more
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The most agonizing part of Tiger Woods' Sunday at the Masters came midway through his final round. Right of the fairway on the ninth hole with his ball in the pine straw, he took a rip at a somewhat awkward approach shot and appeared to catch a tree root beneath his ball.
Woods hollered after impact, his club flying out of his ...Read more
- Colonial course may be vulnerable to record-setting scores
- Spieth shares first-round lead in rain-delayed Crowne Plaza Invitational
- Masters' TV ratings up sharply from last year
- Webb Simpson, Robert Streb share Wells Fargo Championship lead
- Furyk wins 2nd RBC Heritage title, topping Kisner in playoff