Golf

May 19, 2017 - 7:53 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jason Kokrak shot a bogey-free 8-under 62 Friday for a record five-stroke lead after two rounds at the AT&T Byron Nelson, where local favorite Jordan Spieth missed the cut for the first time at the tournament where he made his debut as a 16-year-old high school junior...
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J.B. Holmes watches his shot from the 15th tee during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 13, 2017 - 9:07 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes defied conventional wisdom on a most unconventional course, walking anything but the straight and narrow at the TPC Sawgrass until he wound up in a most unlikely place Saturday in The Players Championship. He was tied for the lead with Kyle Stanley. Holmes...
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J.B. Holmes watches his shot from the 15th tee during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 13, 2017 - 8:04 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The only bogey J.B. Holmes made Saturday could have been a lot worse, and he pieced together a 2-under 70 in strong wind on a punishing course to share the lead with Kyle Stanley going into the final round of The Players Championship. Holmes hit his tee shot so far to...
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J.B. Holmes watches his shot from the 15th tee during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 13, 2017 - 7:33 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes escaped with bogey on his one big miss and scratched out a 2-under 70 in strong wind that gave him a share of the lead with Kyle Stanley going into the final round of The Players Championship. Stanley overcame three bogeys in his opening four holes by...
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Louis Osthuizen, of South Africa, follows his shot from the sixth tee during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, May 12, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 12, 2017 - 9:05 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Each birdie by Louis Oosthuizen and Kyle Stanley pushed them higher up the leaderboard, a little further away from those chasing them in The Players Championship. And as Friday showed, every little bit helps. Anirban Lahiri looked like a lock to at least make the cut...
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Louis Osthuizen, of South Africa, follows his shot from the sixth tee during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, May 12, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 12, 2017 - 8:02 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As conditions toughened, Louis Oosthuizen and Kyle Stanley played even better. Each posted a 6-under 66 to share the lead at The Players Championship, making it even more difficult for the top two players in the world to catch them. Oosthuizen and his sweet swing were...
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Rafa Cabrera Bello, of Spain, hits from the 13th tee during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, May 12, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 12, 2017 - 3:06 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain and David Hearn of Canada held on as the TPC Sawgrass became tougher, sharing the lead halfway through the second round of The Players Championship. Hearn, winless in 216 starts on the PGA Tour, bogeyed two of his last four holes and still...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to his shot from the ninth tee during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 12, 2017 - 2:43 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As if the TPC Sawgrass isn't enough of a challenge, Rory McIlroy is dealing with another dose of back pain at The Players Championship and will have it tested at the end of the week. McIlroy already missed four tournaments over seven weeks earlier this year when he...
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Mackenzie Hughes, left, of Canada, talks to his caddie, Derell Aton, on the 18th tee during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 11, 2017 - 8:52 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mackenzie Hughes arrived at the TPC Sawgrass with no scar tissue and played his first round at The Players Championship with no bogeys. Pretty simple, eh? The Canadian rookie shook his head and laughed. Even after going bogey-free in his debut Thursday for a 5-under...
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Sergio Garcia, of Spain, reacts as he putts on the 12th green during a practice round for The Players Championship golf tournament Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 10, 2017 - 4:34 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sergio Garcia, finally a major champion, already wants to change his equipment. It's a tiny change, and a most appropriate one. Standing on the 15th green Wednesday at The Players Championship, the Masters champion turned to TaylorMade tour manager Keith Sbarbaro and...
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