Homa's heroics turn close day into US rout in Presidents Cup

Max Homa never felt more energized over a big putt on a Friday, perhaps because he never had so many people who shared in the celebration.
Sports
September 22

US builds 4-1 lead over Internationals in Presidents Cup

American red numbers filled the electronic scoreboards Thursday in the Presidents Cup, an outcome that surprised no one for these one-sided matches.
Sports
September 21

Tom Kim a fresh face for Internationals in Presidents Cup

Tom Kim can be excused for his mistake Wednesday. The Presidents Cup is new for the 20-year-old South Korean, just like it is for seven other players on the International team that face a daunting task at Quail Hollow.
Sports
September 20

U.S. guarding against overconfidence in Presidents Cup

Throw in the LIV Golf factor — it has depleted the International team far worse than it did the Americans, at least based on current form and health — and this has all the markings of another runaway.
Sports
September 20

LIV Golf asking world ranking board for retroactive points

LIV Golf is turning up the heat on the Official World Golf Ranking, asking in a letter to Chairman Peter Dawson that its results be included retroactively in the world ranking.
Sports
September 20

Column: Player revolt helped Presidents Cup and now hurts it

The great disruption in golf is doing no favors to the Presidents Cup, which already struggles for an identity as a global competition owned and operated by one tour.
Sports
September 19

Everything stacked in US favor at another Presidents Cup

The last Presidents Cup was so close the International team walked away with renewed hope that it had enough game and enough fight to conquer the mighty Americans.
Golf
September 19

Europe Ryder Cup captain Donald has a plan for beating U.S.

Rory McIlroy likened it to landing in a "jungle" when his drives veered off line. Europe captain Luke Donald pointed to the thickness of the grass blades. U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick said the rough was simply "penal."
Golf
September 18

Lee rises again and wins Portland for first LPGA title

Andrea Lee recovered from two early bogeys and pulled away with five birdies on the back nine Sunday to close with a 6-under 66 and win the AmazingCre Portland Classic
Sports
September 18

Homa chips in, wins in Napa after Willett's shocking three-putt

Max Homa knew he had no choice but to go for it on the par-5 18th hole if he wanted to defend his title at the Fortinet Championship. Trailing Danny Willett by a shot, he went for the green in two but ended up in a tough spot in a bunker short of the green. He blasted out but still wasn't on the putting surface.
Golf
September 18

Cameron Smith wins LIV Golf in second start with rival league

British Open champion Cameron Smith made his decision to leave the PGA Tour for LIV Golf pay off Sunday when he closed with a 3-under 69 for a three-shot victory in the LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago.
Sports
September 18

MacIntyre makes a statement about his Ryder Cup intentions

Bob MacIntyre might have just played his way onto Europe's Ryder Cup team.
Sports
September 18

Justin Lower birdies 18th to take 1-shot lead at Fortinet

With the wind whipping around the golf course in the afternoon and the greens hard and dry, Justin Lower knew there wouldn't be many opportunities for birdies.
Golf
September 17

Lilia Vu, Andrea Lee part of three-way tie for lead in Portland

Andrea Lee and Lilia Vu both reached No. 1 in the women's world amateur ranking when they were in college. Now they have a shot at their first LPGA Tour victory.
Sports
September 17

Smith overtakes Johnson for 2-shot lead in LIV Golf

Cameron Smith made a pair of 7-foot birdie putts to finish off his round of 4-under 68 and allow him to overtake Dustin Johnson going into the third and final day of the LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago.
Sports
September 17

McLean beats Foley in all-Irish US Mid-Amateur title match

Matthew McClean won the rain-delayed U.S. Mid-Amateur on Saturday, building a 5-up lead and holding off close friend Hugh Foley in an all-Irish final at Erin Hills.
Sports
September 16

Defending champ Max Homa, Danny Willett share lead in Napa

Max Homa moved into position to defend his title at the Fortinet Championship, shooting a 5-under 67 on Friday to share the 36-hole lead with Danny Willett at the PGA Tour's season opener.
Sports
September 16

Dustin Johnson stays in groove, opens with 63 at LIV-Chicago

Dustin Johnson already is approaching $10 million in the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series and he's playing like that number is going to keep soaring.
Golf
September 15

Fowler begins with new caddie, coach and early 67 in Napa

Rickie Fowler began his 15th professional season Thursday. From clubs to coach to caddie, just about everything is new for the five-time PGA Tour winner.
Sports
September 15

DeChambeau: 'No buyer's remorse' about going from PGA to LIV

Bryson DeChambeau insisted he has no regrets about his decision to jump from the PGA Tour to the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series.
Sports
September 15

McIlroy shines at Italian Open on 2023 Ryder Cup course

Rory McIlroy's first competitive round on next year's Ryder Cup course was a success.
Golf
September 14

McIlroy, Europeans address Ryder Cup status for LIV players

As several of Europe's top players prepare to play in this week's Italian Open, the pre-tournament discussion has been about who should and who should not be included on the 2023 team.
Sports
September 13

Column: Jimmy Walker steps away, LIV gives him path back

Jimmy Walker quietly stepped away from the PGA Tour in April, not sure whether it was lingering effects of Lyme disease or mounting frustration — probably both — that led to the decision. He just knew he needed to get away for the rest of the year, maybe two, maybe longer.
Golf
September 11

Ewing's five consecutive birdies leads to LPGA win in Cincinnati

Ally Ewing ran off five straight on the back nine Sunday and closed with a 7-under 65 to hold off Xiyu Lin and win the Kroger Queen City Championship in the LPGA Tour's return to Cincinnati.
Golf
September 11

Shane Lowry secures win 'for the good guys' at Wentworth

Shane Lowry tapped in for birdie at the 18th hole and then had to wait and see if Rory McIlroy could produce something special to force a playoff at Wentworth.
Sports
September 10

Sports in Britain resume, pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Wearing black armbands, test cricketers from England and South Africa held a minute's silence before a bell was chimed once by a high-ranking member of the military at the Oval.
Sports
September 10

Padraig Harrington leads Ascension Charity Classic

Padraig Harrington bogeyed the final hole Saturday for a 5-under 66, leaving him just a stroke ahead of Steve Stricker and Bernhard Langer with a round lead in the Ascension Charity Classic.
Sports
September 10

Ewing takes 1-shot lead over Fassi on LPGA in Cincinnati

Ally Ewing shot into the lead with a fast start and stayed there on a soggy course Saturday for a 5-under 67 to build a one-shot lead over Maria Fassi in the Kroger Queen City Championship.
Sports
September 10

Rory McIlroy, LIV golfers in sight of leaders at Wentworth

A truncated tournament could pave the way for a thrilling finish to the BMW PGA Championship, with the top 10 players separated by two shots heading into Sunday's final round.
Sports
September 10

Scheffler overwhelming choice as PGA Tour player of the year

Scottie Scheffler went 58 tournaments over more than two years between getting a PGA Tour card and getting his first win at the Phoenix Open. That turned out to be just the beginning of a year that topped all others in golf.
Sports
September 9

Jeongeun Lee6 finds her form and leads LPGA in Cincinnati

Without a top 10 since the Asia swing in early March, Jeongeun Lee6 posted her best score in nearly a year on Friday with a 9-under 63 that gave her a one-shot lead in the Kroger Queen City Championship.
Nation
September 8

Queen Elizabeth II has died: Live updates

Elton John paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at his final concert in Toronto on Thursday night, saying he was inspired by her and is sad she is gone.
Sports
September 8

Sports events in Britain called off following death of queen

Several sporting events in Britain were called off as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96 on Thursday.
Sports
September 8

Lin has 9 birdies for a 64; 14-year-old shoots 70 on LPGA

Xiyu "Janet" Lin of China opened with five birdies in six holes, birdied all but one of the par 5s and had an 8-under 64 on Thursday for a one-shot lead over Nasa Hataoka in the Kroger Queen City Championship.
Golf
September 7

Mpls. Park Board approves Hiawatha Golf Course redesign

The redesign aims to improve Lake Hiawatha's water quality and the course's flood resiliency, but requires reducing its holes from 18 to nine.
Sports
September 7

McIlroy says LIV has strained bond with Ryder Cup teammates

When Rory McIlroy runs into some of his former Ryder Cup teammates at Wentworth this week, don't expect them to spend much time reminiscing about fond memories.
Sports
September 7

Horschel, Homa among six players added to Presidents Cup team

Billy Horschel finally made a U.S. team as one of six players added Wednesday to a stacked American team that will try to win the Presidents Cup for the ninth straight time.
Golf
September 6

Immelman picks five rookies to fill out depleted Presidents Cup team

Trevor Immelman used five of six captain's picks on Presidents Cup rookies on Tuesday to fill out his International team decimated by defections to Saudi-funded LIV Golf.
Sports
September 6

Column: Mickelson wins part of the battle, loses the war

Much like his style of golf, Phil Mickelson's imagination is only as good as his ability to pull off the shot.
Nation
September 6

Wisconsin business titan Herbert Kohler Jr. dies at 83

Herbert Kohler Jr., who led the plumbing fixture manufacturer his grandfather founded for more than four decades and who turned the tiny Wisconsin village that bears his name into a hospitality destination, is being remembered as a businessman whose impact stretched far beyond his home state.
Golf
September 4

Johnson makes eagle putt to win LIV Boston event in playoff

Dustin Johnson gave LIV Golf its first big moment Sunday when he made a 35-foot eagle putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the LIV Golf Invitational-Boston for his first victory in 19 months.