Golf

Tiger Woods, left, greets fans as he walks to the 14th fairway after hitting his tee shot during the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 19, 2019 - 9:08 am
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — For the fifth time in the last six years, August on the PGA Tour means no more Tiger Woods for the rest of the season. Only now he's healthy. He also is the Masters champion. And that makes it a season he wouldn't trade. "Very special to win my 15th major and get my fifth...
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August 19, 2019 - 6:47 am
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The European Tour has announced a four-point plan to crack down on slow play in golf. Starting in the 2020 season, players will be handed a one-shot penalty if they breach time allowances twice in a round. The tour says there will be "significantly increased fines"...
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August 18, 2019 - 5:19 pm
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Amateur champion Andy Ogletree and runner-up John Augenstein headline the United States' final seven additions to its Walker Cup team. The seven players were announced Sunday night by the USGA following Ogletree's 2-and-1 victory in the U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst. Joining...
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Justin Thomas celebrates after sinking a birdie on the 18th green during the final round at the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Medinah, Ill. He finished under 25. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 18, 2019 - 4:54 pm
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Justin Thomas had more stress than he wanted and answered with the shots he needed Sunday at Medinah to win the BMW Championship and claim the No. 1 seed going into the FedEx Cup finale. Thomas watched a six-shot lead shrink to two in a span of three holes around the turn until...
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Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 18, 2019 - 2:34 pm
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Phil Mickelson had a wild Sunday, and that was before he showed up for the BMW Championship. Mickelson said on Twitter that lightning struck the hotel where he was staying, leading to an evacuation. One problem: He was staying on the top floor, his clubs were in his room and...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 file photo, Europe's Ian Poulter reacts after making a putt on the 16th hole during a four-ball match at the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. Poulter returns to Medinah this week for the BMW Championship. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
August 15, 2019 - 12:16 am
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Ian Poulter walked into the Medinah clubhouse to register for the BMW Championship and immediately felt at home. On the walls leading to the locker room were photos of great moments in Medinah history, a course in the Chicago suburbs that has hosted the U.S. Open three times,...
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Tiger Woods chips an approach shot on the 12th hole during the pro-am round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 14, 2019 - 1:41 pm
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — The course is familiar to Tiger Woods. The circumstances are not. Medinah is where Woods buried that 8-foot par putt on the 17th hole in 1999 to win the PGA Championship for the first time by holding off teenage Sergio Garcia. He returned to Medinah in 2006 and won the PGA...
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Tiger Woods tees off in the Northern Trust golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 13, 2019 - 4:57 pm
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — The mild oblique strain that Tiger Woods cited when he withdrew after one round of FedEx Cup playoffs was feeling good enough that he flew to the Chicago area Tuesday to give it a try in the BMW Championship. Woods arrived mid-afternoon, did some media with partner Golf TV, had...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, Bryson DeChambeau, of the United States, looks at his putt on the fourth green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. DeChambeau wasted no time defending himself against accusations of slow play Saturday, Aug. 10, after harsh criticism on social media stemming from a video showing him taking more than two minutes to hit an 8-foot putt at The Northern Trust. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)
August 13, 2019 - 2:09 pm
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — This could go down as one of the most memorable years in golf. Tiger Woods won the Masters following four surgeries on his back, and just two years after he feared he might never compete again. The British Open was not held in Britain for the first time in 68 years. Two players...
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August 12, 2019 - 7:50 am
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Norway's Suzann Pettersen has been handed a Solheim Cup wild card despite having played just two events since November 2017. Pettersen will make her ninth appearance in the biennial event at Gleneagles next month. She was originally appointed one of European captain...
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