Golf

BEIJING (AP) — Hennie Otto had seven birdies and an eagle in an opening round of 63 on Thursday to lead the China Open at 9 under. It was Otto's lowest round in a European Tour event since he won the 2014 Italian Open. The 39-year-old South African started on the 10th and had...
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Fresh off his impressive showing at the Masters, PGA Tour rookie and former LSU golfer Smylie Kaufman is preparing for another heaping of fanfare at the Zurich Classic. "This is definitely a home game for me," Kaufman said. In terms of fan support, that is...
Building the new golf course in Rio de Janeiro in time for the Olympics once was considered the biggest obstacle. Now there's a new problem facing golf — getting the stars to play it. The perception is worse than reality. It's not like golf won't have its best players in Rio the...
Tiger Woods registered for the U.S. Open, which was more procedure than pronouncement. Three weeks later, he played five holes during the official opening of the golf course he designed outside Houston. The next step is returning to competition, for which the timeframe remains...
Charl Schwartzel of South Africa has told golf officials he will skip the Olympics. The former Masters champion is the second South African in the last week to pull out of this summer's Rio de Janeiro Games. Louis Oosthuizen cited family and scheduling issues. Adam Scott and...
PARIS (AP) — Rory McIlroy will play in the Open de France for the first time since 2010 as part of his preparations to win the British Open for the second time. McIlroy has won four majors, among them the British Open two years ago. He is skipping the Bridgestone Invitational, a...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Charley Hoffman made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Valero Texas Open on Sunday for his fourth PGA Tour victory. The 39-year-old Hoffman closed with a 3-under 69 at TPC San Antonio for a one-stroke victory over Patrick Reed. Hoffman...
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Wie withdrew from the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on Sunday because of neck spasms after playing the first 15 holes in 11 over. Wie was 16 over at Lake Merced after opening with rounds of 73, 73 and 75. She's winless since the 2014 U.S. Women's...
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Inbee Park said Friday that she is taking a month off because of a thumb injury, pushing back her LPGA Hall of Fame qualification. The second-ranked Park withdrew from the Swinging Skirts Classic this week because of a ligament injury in her left thumb...