Golf

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The race to Rio is playing out all over the globe with athletes competing for coveted spots. On the LPGA Tour, the competition among a slew of talented South Korean players to compete in Olympic golf this summer is particularly intense. "To think someone...
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Fresh off a landmark victory, Bernhard Langer tries to enter a league of his own at the Senior PGA Championship. Langer is coming off the 100th victory of his career — at a major, no less — when he won the Regions Tradition in Alabama. It was his...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jordan Spieth was the Masters champion with another victory and a couple of runner-up finishes when he got to Colonial last year, a few weeks before winning the U.S. Open. This time at Hogan's Alley, at the tournament now known as the Dean & Deluca...
MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Garrett Rank of Canada and Patrick Christovich of New Orleans had to play 39 holes Tuesday in winning two matches to reach the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at Winged Foot. Rank holed a 6-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 1-up victory...
Olympic qualifying for golf ends in seven weeks, at which time players will have to determine if medals outweigh mosquitoes. For now, there is only concern. Rory McIlroy was the latest player to say Zika was in the back of his mind. In an interview with the BBC after his Irish...
MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Defending champions Nathan Smith and Todd White ran off six birdies in a 10-hole stretch Monday and easily advanced to the round of 16 with a 6-and-5 victory in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. Smith and White next play Drew Allenspach and Matthew Van Zandt,...
BOWLING GREEN, Fla. (AP) — Paulina Del Rosario and Princess Mary Superal of the Philippines seized control with a birdie on the par-3 10th and won their opening match, 3 and 2, in the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball on Monday. The Filipino duo, who won the 36-hole qualifying at...
FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Jamie Donaldson's birdie-birdie finish to tie for 10th in the Irish Open moved him to No. 60 in the world and spared him from qualifying for the U.S. Open. The U.S. Open field for Oakmont on June 16-19 now is half-filled after 27 players earned exemptions...
Phil Mickelson never saw a shot he didn't think he could hit. Part of his massive popularity in golf is the high-risk nature with which he attacks the game. When he won his third Masters in 2010, the signature shot was a 6-iron between a gap in the Georgia pines that barely...